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Author: Ray Wallin

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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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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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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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Quantifying Quality Starts

Quality is something having a high level of value or excellence. What is considered quality differs from person to person. Some may argue that the steaks at their local dive bar are of higher quality ...
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Bouncy-Horse

Horses Aren’t Made of Rubber

There is a topic that many handicapping personalities talk about a lot. Some use it as an excuse for an unexpected performance, either good or bad. It is treated as through it is some sort of phenomen...
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