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Bettors' Corner

Handicapping Turf Races

Jennifer Morrison

Many of the fall Thoroughbred championship races are on the grass. Here are some ideas on how to approach trying to pick a winner on the turf.

FIRST LOOK - Sizing Up How a Race Will be Run

Jennifer Morrison

One of the first things to consider when starting to handicap any horse race is to try and project how the race may set up from a pace perspective. Will this race be won by a front runner, a stalker or a stretch runner?

Quarter Horse racing vs. Thoroughbred racing - how are they different?

Jennifer Morrison

Did you know that a large percentage of today's racing Quarter Horses have Thoroughbred bloodlines? A trainer, jockey and handicapper give us their thoughts on how different, or similar, the two breeds are.

Remember “Speed” and “Form” and You Should Be Fine

Dean Towers

Dean Towers is a noted standardbred handicapper and columnist and is the secretary of the Horseplayers Association of North America

Screen Plays

Jennifer Morrison

When you can't be at the track or your local circuit is closed for the winter, playing the races at a teletheatre or on the computer in the comfort of your couch can be lots of fun too. Here are some approaches to watching and wagering on the screen.

Simulcasting Simplified

Dave Briggs

How much revenue does a track keep from pari-mutuel wagering? It depends on what you wager on and where and how you wager. This informative article was originally printed in March 2015 and comes to you courtesy of Canadian Thoroughbred magazine, the leading Canadian magazine for anyone interested in thoroughbred racing.

How to handicap the Pepsi North America Cup card

Garnet Barnsdale

The veteran handicapper, who does the Mohawk picks for the Daily Racing Form, explains what novice bettors should look for on Saturday's stakes-rich Pepsi North America Cup card at Mohawk.

Handicapping Quarter Horse Racing

Doug McPherson

Doug McPherson is an active worker in the Ontario Horse Racing industry. He grew up in a Thoroughbred family, and has worked for several trainers at Woodbine as a hotwalker. He currently works at Ajax Downs as a results charter, clocker and program handicapper.

Spring Training

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison has been handicapping races since she was a kid. In this article, this accomplished writer, blogger and professional handicapper discusses some things to watch for during spring training.

An Essay on Handicapping

Peter Gross

Peter Gross, whose voice is familiar to radio listeners because of his morning sportscasts on 680News, is a passionate horse-racing fan and seasoned bettor. Peter has contributed horse racing articles to several publications over the years and is currently the editor of “Down The Stretch” newspaper.