Horse Racing Handicapping Factors – Wind and How it Affects Horseracing

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There are days when the wind blows very hard and does have an effect on the outcome of the races and it is one more way you can beat the crowd to the windows to cash your share of winners.

Because horse races are run outdoors, the natural elements play an important role in horseracing results. I recently visited a harness track where the wind was blowing up the backstretch at about 30 m.p.h.. If you know that when it blows down the backstretch it slows front runners, make a note of it and use it in your horse racing handicapping. It was very obvious that the wind was changing the character and pace of the race.. When they rounded the second turn, the wind was at their backs and they sped up again. But even thoroughbreds fare better when they are given a break by having another horse to draft along behind until the final leg of the race.

A horse is a large animal and therefore presents enough area to encounter significant wind resistance. Savvy handicappers will note horses that raced without cover and bet them if they think they will have cover in their next trip. One horse racing factor that is often overlooked is the wind. Horses are large and powerful and therefore, many people wonder how something like wind pressure can effect their performance.

To answer that question I will refer you to an old saying about the weight that horses carry. “Enough weight will stop and elephant.” When you consider the fact that horse races are sometimes decided by as little as a nose or fraction of a second, then anything that can slow a horse down, even a little bit, is important.

In harness horse racing, horses that have cover (follow closely behind another horse) have an easier trip and save energy, thereby being able to run faster in the later stages of the race. The horses ran into that wind as they rounded the turn and the second fraction of the race, the second quarter was noticeably slower.

The way to apply that to your handicapping is to be aware of how the wind effects the aces at your local track and to be aware of the wind when it is blowing

Exaggerator wins Preakness, Nyquist third | Reuters

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He still ran a great race.”

“I did what I could to get him happy and fresh and strong and I’ve always said he’s had a great ability to recover and he showed it today.”

Exaggerator, the second choice among bettors, paid $7.20 $3.20 and $2.40 for a $2 bet.

(Reporting by Larry Fine in New York; Editing by Mark Lamport-Stokes)

Winning trainer Keith Desormeaux, brother of the jockey, said he was confident in his horse regardless of conditions.

Nyquist, breaking from the third post position in the 11-horse field, beat the other speed horses out of the gate and ran from the lead for much of the race.

“I was on the fence and they all stayed wide. thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown series for 3-year-olds after a day of rain at Pimlico Race Course.

Exaggerator took advantage of sloppy conditions and a “dream trip” to win the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes by 3-1/2 lengths in Baltimore on Saturday, ending Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist’s bid for the Triple Crown.

The third leg of the Triple Crown series will be in the Belmont Stakes in New York on June 11.

“Hats off to Exaggerator and Team Desormeaux. We did and they didn’t.”

Exaggerator finished second 1-1/4 lengths behind Nyquist in the Derby at Churchill Downs but he turned the tables in the Preakness with Hall of Fame jockey Desormeaux using his Pimlico know-how to notch a third Preakness win.

Exaggerator hugged the rail for most of the 1-3/16 mile race before surging into the lead with an explosive burst down the stretch to win by 3-1/2 lengths and end a frustrating 0-4 record against Nyquist, who carried an 8-0 career mark into the race.

Exaggerator had won twice before in the mud, including a rousing 6-1/2 lengths victory in the Santa Anita Stakes, while Nyquist had never raced on a sloppy track before and it showed in the stunning finish at Pimlico.

Nyquist trainer George O’Neill was gracious in defeat.

POWERFUL MOVE. “The horse has been training phenomenally. They stayed really wide,” said winning jockey Kent Desormeaux. “I had a dream trip today.

Race favorite Nyquist finished third, narrowly behind Cherry Wine, in the second leg of U.S. Nyquist is such an amazing horse. “I didn’t think we could get beat, to be honest with you. “I hope it’s not only because of the muddy track,” the trainer said after his mount came back strong just two weeks after the Derby.

But after Exaggerator made his powerful move, Nyquist could not respond.

Cherry Wine returned $9.80 $4.20, while Nyquist paid $2.20 for third place.

“I think Nyquist had company all around the course. What a great run,” said O’Neill. These turns you want to paint the fence

Traveling Around – Michigan – Casino Trip To The Upper Peninsula

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I’d image that by 5 PM, there were some very happy people because beer was flowing at $5 a pitcher. Hm-m-m, maybe I’ll get back again this summer.

Additionally, there was a once a month activity in the Conference Center that I like to at least stick my head into. My best (and most fun) hand came when it dealt me three 6′s, a five, and an ace for a dealt Quick Quads. We listened for a bit but were too timid to get on the dance floor.

The Casino

Although it wasn’t quite this crowded when we were there, lots of people were around. It was a polka band – Richie Yurkovich and Polkarioty – that attracts an enthusiastic older crowd. As normal we didn’t do very well, but I was lucky at one session and wound up in 7th place which was good for $25 free play which I put to good use at video poker.

I headed for that machine Wednesday morning but got there too late. Ran into some rain after crossing the bridge but it quit pretty quickly. We probably won’t get back up there this year and hope they don’t change Sacys menu too much before we do.

Coming Home and some comments

After a leisurely breakfast we packed up our stuff and got on the road about 10. Had lunch at Soaring Eagle while going through Mt. Pleasant and were home by 3.. The wife, as usual, did better than I and was at or near even. (I got the picture from a video I took and the video play controls are at the bottom of the picture – sorry.)

Video poker was about what should be expected since I didn’t get a royal and I wound up putting about $4,000 through the machines and lost $45. I had more points accumulated than the wife so I got more entries. Most of the attractions that I wanted to see were closed for the winter months (they open up later this month). I played for several hours on Tuesday. I checked it over a period of about 12 hours and one or the other of them was there all the time.

I had intended to go to some museums in Sault Ste Marie but video poker kept calling me at the times I wanted to go so didn’t make them. They appeared from 1 to 5. Perhaps next time. They have a bar that has 25 cent full pay jacks or better and the wife spent most of her gambling time there. I think that a “team of two” was playing because either that initial person or another fellow that I recognized was playing every time I went by.

They had a Player’s Club sponsored slot tournament on Wednesday that we played in. The machine that caught my eye, however, and I sat there immediately was a Quick Quad machine. There is a bank of 7 nickel video poker machines with lower payoffs that hover around 97 or 98 percent and we both spent some time there. I usually mix my play between video poker and some blackjack, but this time I was content with the video poker. Someone had begun playing

Casino-Gaming :: Video Poker Machines – How to pick the right machine and win.

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That is a 10 is next to the “Full House” and a 7 next to the “Flush” on the legend. If you can, stay away from these machines. The single game video pokers are becoming outdated and hard to find repair parts for. It is a 31 game touch screen with all the classic video poker games, several slot games, keno games and blackjack..

You also need to remember that a machine with a payback percentage of 100% or any percent is based on perfect play.

How do you win at the casino? The best answer is to not play or to buy a used video poker machine for your home game room. More likely to be found are the 9-6 video pokers or less. It will show you what the odds of the game are by looking at the “Full House” and the “Flush” payouts. But when looking for a video poker machine, you need to look for the best odds machine which will be found in the video poker legend.

Another way to enjoy playing video poker is to purchase a used video poker slot machine.

The legend is found just above the cards on the screen. Perfect play is considered while playing all the odds so you get the best cards dealt to you at the right time and making the right decisions while playing. For in home use, they offer ample poker choices and in many cases slots, keno and blackjack to keep you interested.

The best possible payout would be what is called a 10-7 video poker slot machine. There are many different types of machines that you can purchase. It is a very stable platform and is becoming popular oversees because of its age.

However, there is one sure way to have the best odds when playing slot machines at a casino. Most of these are multi game video poker plus some extra games.

Just because you are playing video poker with a 97% payback or higher, doesn’t mean you will win, it just helps increase your odds of winning.

The IGT PE Plus multi-game video poker is a five game video poker. Find a single deck video poker slot machine.

Video Poker Slots are the best odds game for a player that enjoys the personal confines of a slot machine, not a blackjack or poker table. Get all of your classic video poker games with this slot machine. A Bally Game Maker is a 10 game touch screen platform where you can mix, slots, table games and keno. Typically you can find the higher payback video poker machines on a bar top in the casino, but this is not always the case. This is a payback percentage of 100%. You only want to pay attention to these two indicators when one coin is registered. But the IGT Game King is aptly named and is the King of all the video poker machines. A 9-6 video poker slot machine is around 99% payback while the 8-5 are 97.3%. The best bet is the newer multi-game platform video pokers. Choose from IGT PE Plus, Bally Game Makers, and IGT Game Kings

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Combining elements of poker and slots, this form poker is one of the few games in the casino where you can actually have a realistic expectation of winning, as opposed to depending on the pure luck of slot machine games or roulette.

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Chen Ching-feng is a successful writer and online gambling expert providing valuable tips and advice for those interested in gambling and online gambling strategies. His numerous articles found on virtual casino web, provide useful and factual gambling information and insight.

The player places a bet and the video poker machine deals five cards from a standard 52-card pack.

There are a number of video poker variants, including: Deuces Wild, Jacks or Better and Bonus Poker…

. The player then has one opportunity to hold or discard any number of unwanted cards, and is dealt an equal number of replacement cards from the deck.

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After the replacement cards are dealt the winnings are calculated based on the 5-card poker hand. The payout depends on the particular type of game begin played.

Video poker is usually played against a machine, which displays the player’s cards on a screen

Casino-Gaming :: Improve your Backgammon Game

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To do this, you erect a wall of checkers covering at least six points on the board. Try and learn as much information as you can on his strengths and weaknesses. If you want to be extra aggressive, try blocking your home board as soon as you can which will prevent your opponent from reintroducing checkers to the board.

Lastly, if it appears that you are in the strongest position to win the backgammon game, why not try the “Running” strategy? This is simply moving your checkers as fast as you can around the board while keeping a wary eye out for your opponent’s traps. The following tips and pointers are designed with you in mind. A useful tip if you are “Running” is to keep your checkers in pairs to avoid hits.. Maybe you’re new to the world of internet backgammon or you’ve just finished playing your first backgammon board game. Or perhaps you’re a seasoned backgammon fan but a little out of practice? Regardless of your circumstances, you can substantially increase your success at the game by using some of the following strategies in your game.

If your opponent is in a more favorable position than you are, you may be able to distract him from his game plan by applying the “Backgame” and “Holding” strategies. You may be an experienced player or a skillful novice, but if you don’t take chances you’re unlikely to reach your full potential. Does he have an aggressive or defensive backgammon strategy? Is he confident to bet large sums of money on his game? How does he use the backgammon board to his advantage and which common escape routes does he use to deflect your game plan? The answers to these questions can help you pre-empt your opponent’s next move and will reduce his chances of winning.

Are you familiar with the rules on how to play backgammon but lack confidence to really improve your backgammon game? Online backgammon is as much about attitude as it is about skill. The latter involves attempting to hit your opponent’s checkers as he brings them toward his home board. Keeping note of how he performs can help you to recognize his habits. This strategy can often force a confident player into defensive mode and give you valuable time to catch up to him.

If you follow this advice, you can increase the enjoyment you get when you play backgammon, as well as increase your success at backgammon gambling.

Now we’ll take a look at some specific backgammon strategies to help you improve your game. The first relates to the construction of two or more anchors in your opponent’s home board. One of the best pieces of advice any backgammon professional can give you is to study your opponent’s game plan. If you want to prevent your opponent from transporting his checkers safely to his home board, you can adopt the “Priming” strategy

Horse Racing |

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The venue of the sport is just about as popular as its contestants are! Here is an account of the world’s most famous horse racing courses.

Brief History of the Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby had nationwide television coverage for the first time on May 3, 1952.

Famous Horse Racing Courses Around the World

Horse racing is one of the fanciest, wealthiest and most popular sports in the world. From the various types of racing to the dangers associated to this sport, know it all, here in this very article!

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If you are interested in knowing how the horse racing and breeding industry grew over the last couple of centuries, you are on the right page. Read on for more such interesting facts about the evolution of one of the most popular sporting events in the US…

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A fan of horse racing or not, here’s some interesting information about this sport I am sure you did not know. Along with the history of the horse racing industry, this article provides information…

Casino-Gaming :: Craps Bets: Learn the House Advantage for Each

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Note: “HA” stands for “house advantage.”

It’s important to remember that whether a bet is deemed “good” or “bad” is based on many rolls over time. You can be sure that time is against him and he’ll most certainly lose. Maybe not today or tomorrow, but certainly over the next few days. I consider bets with house advantages of 2% or less as “good,” those with house advantages greater than 4% as “bad,” and those with house advantages between 2% and 4% as “maybe.” I usually don’t make any of the “maybe” bets, but if you do, you won’t be giving up too much. Always give yourself the best chance of winning by making bets with the lowest house advantage.

Don’t Pass, Don’t Come (with single Odds), HA 0.69% = Good bet.

Pass Line, Come (with single Odds), HA 0.85% = Good bet.

Don’t Pass, Don’t Come, HA 1.40% = Good bet.

Pass Line, Come, HA 1.41% = Good bet.

Place 6 or 8, HA 1.52% = Good bet.

Buy 4 or 10 (pay vigorish on win), HA 1.64% = Good bet.

Lay 4 or 10 (pay vig on win), HA 1.64% = Good bet.

Buy 5 or 9 (pay vig on win), HA 1.96% = Good bet.

Lay 5 or 9 (pay vig on win), HA 1.96% = Good bet.

Buy 6 or 8 (pay vig on win), HA 2.22% = Maybe bet.

Lay 6 or 8 (pay vig on win), HA 2.22% = Maybe bet.

Lay 4 or 10 (pay vig up front), HA 2.44% = Maybe bet.

Field (triple for 12 or 2), HA 2.78% = Maybe bet.

Lay 5 or 9 (pay vigorish up front), HA 3.23% = Maybe bet.

Lay 6 or 8 (pay vig up front), HA 4.00% = Maybe bet.

Place 5 or 9, HA 4.00% = Maybe bet.

Buy 4 or 10 (pay vig up front), HA 4.76% = Bad bet.

Buy 5 or 9 (pay vig up front), HA 4.76% = Bad bet.

Buy 6 or 8 (pay vig up front), HA 4.76% = Bad bet.

Field (double for 2 and 12), HA 5.55% = Bad bet.

Place 4 or 10, HA 6.67% = Bad bet.

Big 6 or Big 8, HA 9.09% = Bad bet.

Hard 6 or Hard 8, HA 9.09% = Bad bet.

Any Craps, HA 11.10% = Terrible bet.

3 or 11, HA 11.10% = Terrible bet.

C & E, HA 11.10% = Terrible bet.

Hard 4 or Hard 10, HA 11.10% = Terrible bet.

Hop two ways, HA 11.10% = Terrible bet.

Horn, HA 12.50% = Really stupid bet.

Whirl (World), HA 13.33% = Really stupid bet.

2 or 12, HA 13.89% = Really stupid bet.

Hop one way, HA 13.89% = Really stupid bet.

Any 7, HA 16.67% = Total sucker bet (stop throwing your money away!).

Over 7 or Under 7, HA 16.67% = Total sucker bet (stop throwing your money away!).

Now you know! Remember, learn how to play craps the right way.

Be smart, play smart, and learn how to play craps the right way!. So, which craps bets are considered “good” and “bad” for the player? The various craps bets with their house advantages are summarized below. Be assured, this guy’s hot streak will soon end and then he’ll lose all his money. In the relatively short blip of time that you stand at the craps table on any particular day, you may experience a hiccup in the normal distribution where even the worst bets hit one right after the other. Based on house advantages, some bets are considered “good” (they have a relatively low house advantage) and others are considered “bad” (they have a relatively high house advantage). The whole time you’re losing with your conservative “good” bets, the drunk next to you keeps hitting his “bad” $5 Field bet that only pays double for the 2 and 12. The table is ice cold at that specific moment and 10 shooters in a row 7-out. Knowing the house advantage for each craps bet does more for your bankroll and playing enjoyment than anything else. For example, suppose you walk up to the table and play your usual conservative game

How to Stop Harassing Phone Calls

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You should let them know all the details, such as if you knew who was calling, whether the person was intoxicated, etc. You are now supposed to keep a track of the number of times the person calls you, the time of the call, and date of the call received. You can get one such software installed on your cell phone to get rid of this annoyance.

Harassment is a crime that is a punishable offense similar to gross misdemeanor or felony. It is an invasion of your privacy that may turn into a frightening experience. If the number of calls is more and frequent, the company will immediately take some action. The local phone company may have a policy to first call the phone company or may inform the police first. When someone calls you excessively, uses obscene or threatening language, or just uses silence to intimidate you, it can be termed as a harassing phone call. The Fair Debt Collection Protection Act helps you against such phone calls from creditors.

Phone is one of the most effective and useful way for instant communication. You should call the phone company’s business center first and let them know about the harassment. Steps to Stop Harassing Cell Phone Calls

You need to call the local phone company and let them know that someone is repeatedly calling you to harass. Once the phone company takes note of your harassing phone calls, they will tap your phone line. The information collected by ‘Call Trace’ will be forwarded directly to the law enforcement agency handling your case.

If you are receiving harassing phone calls from creditors, you can simply disconnect the call without saying anything. If the person calling does not leave a message, you can assume that he/she is the culprit. You may also avail the facility of ‘Call Trace’ to trace the harassing calls. You may also have to file a formal complaint before the phone company can take any action to stop such calls.

When you receive a call from the number of the person who is harassing you, simply hang up. However, many times the phone company may suggest call trace and you may not have to pay the fee. Be sure you ask the company regarding this facility and its payment. This might probably scare the caller and would make him/her stop from harassing you further.

You need to contact the local authorities if you receive any type of harassing phone calls. But a phone is also an annoying medium that can be used to threaten, harass, and send obscene messages. Do not say anything in shock or express anger. You can even stop these calls by activating ‘selective call block’ in your cell phone. There are many softwares available for cell phones that help in stopping such phone calls. Many times, it may happen that someone is just trying to have some fun and your retaliation gives them an opportunity to trouble you more. It should be taken seriously and you must make sure that you let everyone you trust know that someone is harassing you through phone calls.. Today, we carry cell phones along with us and stay in touch with our family and friends 24/7. The calls affect not only your personal life, but even those around you. In this case too, you can again use your voice mail service and repeat the message above stating that you have activated call trace and the call is being recorded. They should now communicate with you in writing only. These phone calls tend to take away your peace of mind and can cause stress in your life. You can receive harassing phone calls from a salesperson, teenagers playing pranks, credit collectors, ex-partner, etc. If this does not work, you can activate your voice mail system and play a warning message that states that because of receiving harassing phone calls, the phone company has tapped your phone. You have a law to protect you from harassing practices. Do not worry that you maybe breaking any law by not speaking to your creditor collectors. Therefore, one should find ways to stop such calls.

Stopping Harassing Phone Calls

You can even register yourself with the National Do Not Call Registry that will help you stop the phone calls from telemarketers. You may have to pay a fee for availing this facility. Take steps to stop such calls and live your life in peace.

Stopping Harassing Phone Calls from Creditors

In case the phone calls are obscene and your life or property is at stake, call the police immediately. The company won’t act if you receive just one or two harassing calls. Or you can say that you have invoked your rights under the fair Debt Collection Practices Act and ask them not to call you again

Horse racing facts

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This is due largely to Colonel William Whitley, who had such an aversion to all things British during the American Revolution that he designed his own clay racetrack to run counter to the turf tracks of the British

In 1973, the racehorse Secretariat set new track records at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness and a new world record in the Belmont Stakes. These three wins garnered secretariat the prestigious Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing

The record for high jumping was set by an ex-racehorse named Huaso, who at the age of 16 jumped 8 feet 1.25 inches in 1949. Enjoy.

There’s information on U.S.

Hopefully there’s information here that’s new to some people who are life-long racing fans, but also enough to whet the appetite of those taking an interest in the sport. racing and British racing, as well as some historical trivia and little known pieces of general knowledge such as when racehorses are mated so their offspring get the best possible start in life against competitors.

This selection of interesting horse racing facts covers the beginning of racing hundreds of years ago to the present day.

American racehorses run in the opposite direction to their British counterparts. In 1902, before such records were kept, however, thoroughbred mare Heatherbloom is said to have jumped 8 feet 2 inches