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Author: Ray Wallin

Off the Tracks winning the Schuylerville Stakes on opening day at Saratoga Race Course (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Uncovering Past Ability

There are many schools of thought regarding what pace line to use when assessing an entrant. Conventional thinking points to using the last or next-to-last running line. Sometimes, neither one of thos...
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Hawthorne Racecourse

How to Fire Off a Layoff

In the past I have written about when horses coming back off of a layoff are a solid play. Well, occasionally handicappers need to take layoffs too. Sometimes it’s because real life gets in the way ...
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Horses Rounding the Turn

Stretching Out for a Profit

There are many factors which make predicting pace scenarios difficult.  One that baffles many novice and expert handicappers is when a horse is stretching out for the first time.  A horse may show o...
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Playing the Option

I love watching Navy play football.  Even in their off years their opponents often struggle at times to defend the triple option.  Similarly, I watch a lot of horseplayers struggle with allowance op...
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