better than the real thing:
Are you going to argue?
Full Article: Sailing Anarchy – better than the real thing, admin
Full Article: Sailing Anarchy – spartan, admin
Have you ever wondered why certain jockeys have a higher win rate at one track then seem to struggle at another track?Â Just as there are horses for courses, horses that seem to excel at a certain race track, there are jockeys who fare better at a track, too.Â Though he may ride the same horses for the same trainer at both tracks, the reinsman may have a much higher average at one of those venues.
The reasons may be as complex as the time of year and the training schedule that the conditioner uses to get his or her horses ready for the meet. If he gets his horses in the spring and starts conditioning them, it will take some time to get the necessary workouts to build speed and stamina into them.Â So if one meet is in the spring and the next is in the fall, like the New York circuit with Aqueduct and then Belmont, it is only natural that his horses will be in mid season form by the time the Big A is over and Belmont is in full swing.
But trainer schedules and form cycles aside, there may be another explanationÂ for the difference in win percentages.Â It may be the rider’s style and the track model.Â The track model simply means which running style is more likely to win.Â If a jockey is riding on a synthetic surface that favors horses with stamina and he is better at running and running to the front, he may not be able to rate his horses well enough to win on the sustained speed track.
When he goes to a track with a dirt surface that favors early speed, he’ll be in his element and may post many more wins.Â A classic example of the surface change just occurred in California.Â Santa Anita has changed back to a dirt surface.Â Like the dirt track that they had before installing the synthetic track, this one favors early speed.
Riders like Bejarano and Talamo and P. Valenzuela who are known for their early speed riding styles are at the top of the jockey standings because the new track suits their style.Â At Hollywood, where they raced before Santa Anita opened, there is a synthetic track and it suited plodders, horses with stamina but not much early speed.
This is a very good angle to bear in mind when one track on a circuit is closing and another is
If you want to learn how a horse owner and insider handicaps just go to http://williewins.homestead.com/sharpshooter2.html and get the truth. Bill Peterson is a former horse race owner and professional handicapper. To see all Bill’s horse racing material go to Horse Racing Handicapping, Bill’s handicapping store.