Apr 28 2015

2015 Triple Crown ‘Capping, Wagering, and Stories

Since I will be offline for the majority of the Triple Crown races this year, I thought it would be nice to put together a collection of previously published articles that might be of some use to horseplayers and fans as they make their way through the 2015 Triple Crown season.  Below is a list of the articles with a brief explanation why they might be of interest to you.  Click on the Title to be transferred to the full article.

Recent Kentucky Derby Trends – Long Stretch Runs Make Better Preps

Demonstrates how the stretch run at Churchill Downs is much longer than it is at Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park. In this article we look back at the past eleven Kentucky Derbies, and provide charts summarizing the racetracks that have produced the most In-The-Money finishers for the Kentucky Derby.

2014 Derby Lesson – You Have To Get Creative with Heavy Favorites

With the possibility of American Pharaoh and/or Dortmund being heavy favorites in this year’s Kentucky Derby, it’s worth a look back at this lesson learned in 2014 when California Chrome won as a heavy favorite.  The author shows how a little creativity can produce large payouts on Derby Day … even when a heavy favorite wins the race.

The ABC’s of Surviving “Big Event” Days – Wagering Strategies

Originally titled the ABC’s of Surviving Belmont Stakes Day, this article applies to any “Big Event” day where there are a dozen or more races that test your endurance.  Distractions abound on these days, and we offer some wagering strategies to help you manage the day.

Preakness Trends – Running Style Holds Key to Picking Top 3

In this article we review the past eleven Preakness Stakes and the running style of the top three finishers each year. Uncovered are some definite trends that held true in 2014 and should be considered when handicapping this year’s Preakness Stakes.

Belmont Park – Where All Distances Are Not Created Equal

Belmont Park (The Green Monster of Racetracks) is the most unique oval in North American horse racing. Using diagrams and video replays, this article contrasts Belmont Park with other racetracks, where races run at precisely the same distance have completely different racing dynamics.

In addition to articles that are specific to handicapping Triple Crown races, here are two menus that offer links to articles containing tips for constructing your wagers.

Wagering 101: Win-Place-Show, Boxing Bets, Sandwich Plays and a few other basic betting strategies.

Wagering 201: Part-Wheel Wagers (Trifecta and Superfecta), Pick3/4/5/6 Wagers, High-Low Superfecta, Saver Tickets, and Sanity Bets.

And, what would a Triple Crown be without a few stories? Here are a few of my favorite stories and memories from past Triple Crown races.

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By Neal Benoit

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4 comments on “2015 Triple Crown ‘Capping, Wagering, and Stories

  1. Neal, echoing all of the previous kudos, again.. so many good posts ! you have given all of us many lessons to ponder.
    best wishes on your recovery so you can get out of the gate !
    thank you for all of your superb handicapping pieces..

  2. Sorry to hear you’ll be under the weather for the triple crown. That’s like a big football fan being sick on Super Bowl Sunday. Best of luck to you. When is your surgery scheduled?

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