Handicapping Horse Races

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The horses in a horse race can be classified in terms of their running style. There are front-runners who typically win wire-to-wire, while stalkers and closers are seated right behind the first flight. These horses typically finish no more than two lengths behind the winner, and they look to make a late move. Whether a horse is a front-runner or a closer is up to you, but it is always helpful to know the differences.

CALLER is the running position of horses in a race

The running position of a horse in a race is called its CALLER. It is determined by the post position, which determines which gate the horse starts from. Post positions are randomly selected, but some horses do better from certain positions. Post positions range from inside rails one to five and outside rails six and up. Horses can also start in any position, but Post Position 1 is the best place to start for a horse that likes to lead.

SUSPENSION is a punishment for infraction

SUSPENSION is a punishment given to a racehorse because the rider violated the rules and the stewards ruled that the rider failed to control his mount or maintain a straight course. Unlike other punishments, a suspension is permanent and covers four consecutive days. In addition, it includes the dates of May 23-27, June 6-9, and June 13-14. Maximum Security, which had led the race, was disqualified because he interfered with several horses during the race.

Place bet is less than a win bet

The place bet is the easiest type of horse race bet. It involves selecting the winner from among the field of contenders. Place bets, however, offer lower payouts than win bets. They are often less than win bets in terms of odds, which makes the odds less attractive. To maximize your winnings, consider overlaying the runner-up in the pool. A minimum wager of $10 is required.

Graded stakes

A Graded stakes horse race is a type of stakes race that is typically reserved for older horses. These types of events are harder to win than the daily racing circuit, but the grading system can still be beneficial. As a result, the winner of a Graded stakes horse race will have increased value, but the competition in a listed stakes race will not be as high. To handicap a graded stakes horse race, you will need to know how to differentiate between these races.

Superstitious factors to handicap horses

Among the most important superstitious factors to handicap horses is speed. Fast horses tend to win races and the best speed figures from a horse’s last three starts are typically the ones to throw out. Of course, there are other reasons why a horse may lose in a race, such as racing on a new track or on a bad surface. Here are some other superstitious factors to handicap horses: