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Author: Ray Wallin

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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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Avoid Being a Bridesmaid

We have all heard the expression “Always a bridesmaid, never the bride.” Some horses will be career maidens, no matter how many times they come close to winning.  A lot of money gets burnt on mai...
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A huge horse racing fan, Jack Klugman played a forensic pathologist on "Quincy, M.E.," which aired from 1976 to 1983 on NBC.

Forensic Race Analysis

They say that history is bound to repeat itself.  If you are not a winning horseplayer, chances are that if you don’t learn from each race you play, you will continue down the path of losing. The f...
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Ellen Langer

The Illusion of Control

Psychologist Ellen Langer coined the term “illusion of control” for events that we think we have more influence over than we actually do.  As horseplayers, we feel we have some sort of control of...
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Stop Reinventing the Wheel

We all live busy lives and have day jobs and families that need our attention.  If being a licensed engineer has taught me one thing, it is that having and knowing how to use the right references wil...
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