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The basic idea of the game is centered around horse racing. You have three options: You can be a stable manager, a jockey, or a better. If you choose stable manager, you actually can do all three!
I''ve found the jockey option to be quite maddening. It drove me absolutely crazy. I rode horses in about a hundred races and finished dead last, or second to last every single time. I tried every strategy I could come up with and could not even ONCE win a race with any horse I tried. And that was on easy level! I think this portion of the game needs serious work - it''s way too difficult.
The betting portion is just "ok." You can bet on horses when you''re playing the stable manager version as well, so I don''t see the fun in playing where you JUST bet. Especially since sometimes it seems completely random which horse wins a race (maybe like real life .. heh!).
The stable manager version is where it gets fun. While it has some serious downfalls, now that I''ve figured it out I''ve been having a fantastic time. When you''re a stable manager you get to hire staff, build up your stable (buy and improve your buildings), buy and train horses, board other people''s horses for cash. You can also go to auctions and buy horses as well as breed and race your own horses.
I''ll talk about the cons first.
STAFF: Basically you have no control over your staff. You can hire them, give them raises, and that''s about it. You also can choose which Lad works with which horse. I was hoping for more control over staff, and for the staff you have to make a bigger difference.
INCOME: At the start of the game, it is VERY difficult to balance your income and expenditures. I "lost" the game at least 3 times because I ran out of money. The only ways to make money are 1) race 2) sell a horse and 3) boarding. Once you get in to the game and get some international level horses, racing brings in a LOT of cash. In the beginning though, you only will get $2000-$10000 per race if you WIN (which is hard) and you have to subtract from that the fee to enter the race and the jockey fee. Selling a horse is an option, but in the beginning you may have one or two horses... so selling isn''t really an option. The last way to get income is boarding, which hardly covers your expenses. For the first hour I played I basically just clicked "next week" dozens of times trying to make enough money from my boarders to afford a new horse (since I had sold mine to pay off my negative bank balance and have an extra stall to board). I think that there are some serious issues with money making in the beginning, and once you get nice horses it becomes too easy to make money.
NO TUTORIAL: This game isn''t easy to figure out. The manual is horrible, there is no tutorial and when you hover over a button, there is no indication of what it does. I had to learn by trial and error.
PRACTICALLY NO GRAPHICS: The only time there are any graphics is during a horse race. Even then, it''s kind of boring. Every horse looks exactly the same (different colors, same exact body/movement).
HORSES DIE YOUNG: My horses tend to die at age 14-15. In real life, it''s normal for horses to live well past 20! I currently own a horse that is 23 and still going strong!
Ok, so those are all the bad things. There are plenty of good things too - else I wouldn''t have given this game four stars!
Once you get lucky enough to have an upper level (national/international) race horse, money comes easily and you can afford to buy more horses and rely less on boarding for income. An average purse in an international race is $500,000-$1,000,000!
I''ve been having a LOT of fun breeding my horses, training and racing them. It''s become quite addicting! The training part of the game is fun. You get to pick which activity you want your horse to do each week, and you have to pick well to optimize your horse so that he is in top form and healthy for the race, yet still has the speed and stamina to do well.
People who like games that are heavy in graphics will probably not enjoy this game. This game is mostly text! I occasionally watch my horses race, but normally I skip the race and go right to the results. For those who enjoy text games, and also those who enjoy horse racing and strategy games, this game is a lot of fun! You just have to get past the awkward trial and error learning stage and then the game becomes addicting and incredibly fun!\n
Horse racing manager started out by surprising me - there were 3 modes of play. Betting, Racing and Stable. In Stable mode you are put in charge of managing every little nuance of the stable. In this mode you also get opportunities to bet at any races that come up as well as having the racing option. Whenever your horse is entered in a race, you have the choice of watching, going straight to the results, or racing the horse yourself. Of course the jockey you choose to sit on the horse, specifically their temperament (harsh, gentle, strict etc) has a lot to say. This is the only part of the game that has actual moving graphics. The learning curve for racing is fairly high, learning how to balance endurance and speed and positioning, as well as picking one of three things your jockey should focus on: Wind protection, whipping, and regaining energy to whip. Not to mention the days and weeks of training to help your horse have a greater chance to win. But just like real life, sometimes lady luck throws you for a spiral. A victory is never assured.
To greater or lesser extents you can manage the training, breeding, gambling, racing and management parts of the game, but only through management methods. You pick out tasks and make decisions from your planner book. You never actually get to see your horse being fed or trained nor your employees performing any of their tasks. It''s all done through numbers and directions. You can buy about 6 buildings on the building map, and 3 levels of each type. A pretty boring and basic map with little points of colour and shapes where different buildings are. The various buildings increase different things such as training time, horse nutrition, fame etc. Some buildings become available only after you''ve built others. What you can build is also dependent on what country and stable you purchased at the beginning (difficulty level, weather conditions, types of racing etc is determined by which site you choose),
There is an amazing amount of detail that has gone into the information and numbers part of the game. This can actually get confusing and makes the learning curve even higher. The tutorial is basically one of the read and click variety which doesn''t help out the difficulty. It is quite a simulator, but I am left with the feeling that it could have been more FUN somehow. The game is rather like looking at a horseracing magazine with the long lists of numbers and breeding etc, and the learning curve is high. Graphics are practically non-existent and the sound is mediocre. It is by no means a bad game, but be prepared for some seriously heavy management and lots of time to learn the game. A great idea, very dry implementation, but I hope to see more to come in this sub genre of simulators.\n
In this age of simulcast wagering at multiple facilities, this book is even more important.
You have to keep a detailed log book as far as we are conerned to know what the bias is at different tracks.
Andy correctly points out many important factors that the majority of the horse racing public would not consider, and thus if you considered them would give you an advantage.
Beyer is the King !
Best Regards to All, MC - TheStickRules.Com\n
If you bet three horses in a one dollar Trifecta and want to box them so you would win if they finish first, second and third in any order it would cost you $6.00 for the box.', '20090627130729AAJVCda', 1, NULL), (29, 'Any horse racing betting tips?', 'A girl I know is going to a horse race, and she wanted some tips. I told her to learn the bets, so she''d know how to place what she wants (learn the difference between a quinella and an exacta). I also told her she''d probably have more fun sticking to straight bets. I also told her to stay away from the long shot, cause too many people get caught up on the payout and overlook the chances of success.\n\nShe wanted more silly advice, though. She was told if there is one gray horse in a race to bet on it, but not if there''s two. She''s kind of superstitious like that (must be why she likes betting on horses, lol), so I wanted to know if anyone had some fun, possibly good advice on making some good bets for her.\n\nI don''t know where she''s going, maybe Hot Springs?', 'I think your friend is lucky to have someone like you to give her such good advice. Especially about warning her about the rubbish of betting horses because of their color or name. As a horseplayer I love when people do such nonsense because then I get to win more of their money. \nIt takes years of experience to really master handicapping but the safest course for a beginner is to stick to the top 3 or 4 favorites. The single best predictor of performance are speed figures - the Beyers are pretty good in the U.S. and Timeform is good for Europe.\nYour advice about sticking to straight bets is good too. That should keep her out of trouble but as a beginner she should consider herself lucky if she doesn''t lose too much money. if she''s really serious she should read all she can about handicapping - Andy Beyer''s books are good. She should also study all the statistics she can, though I have feeling she won''t like that much. Winning at the races is a lot of hard tedious work and anyone who thinks of it as a quick get rich scheme is a sucker who will sooner or later lose a lot of money.', '20080215020349AAAnZ6q', 1, NULL), (30, 'does anyone know any of the developement of betting on horse racing?', 'i don''t know where to find anything about the above and the question doesnt really make sense to me cant anyone help??? \n\nI have to work on the Development Of Structures Of The Horse Industry And Its Impact On Legislations (the horse industry ive been told to do is Thoroughbred Racing)', 'horse racing is cruel and betting well that is even worse!!!!', '20091223075118AA91Ud5', 1, NULL), (31, 'Horse Racing Betting Terms?', 'For example, if i put £2.50 on an each way, would i have to pay more. I Dunno, Do You???', 'yup....£2.50 ew would be a £5 bet\n\nbasically you are putting 2 bets on. One £2.50 for the horse to win and one £2.50 bet on the horse to finish 2nd, 3rd or 4th depending on how many horses are running in that race. (ie you get 4th if its a handicap and 16 or more runners are racing)\n\new part (2nd, 3rd etc) pays back roughly 1/5 of the odds back\nwin part pays back £2.50 * the odds\n\nif it wins you get both\n\nthere is no real point putting an e/w bet on if a horse is 4-1 or less. you might as well just stick £5 on it to win\n\ne/w is better done when the horse has quite large odds 8-1 plus', '20070612023952AAj22MR', 2, 184), (32, 'What are the slang terms for amounts of money used in UK horse race betting?', 'I believe that "Pony" is such a term, and that "Archer" stands for £2,000. Is there somewhere I can find a list of the terms for differents amounts of money (or can you supply such a list!)?\n\nI want to know in connection with a creative writing exercise, not for gambling purposes!', 'I know the Brits use the word "quid," like, "that cost me five quid!" (a quid equals a pound).', '20070120123317AALBOCL', 2, 184), (33, 'Horse racing betting question?', 'I have just joined a service where they are giving me info on horses to bet on.\n\nI am very new to this so have no idea on terms etc.\n\nHowever they have been giving me horses which to bet against winning ie; lay bets. So if the horse loses I win.\n\nMy question is this... if I bet on every horse in a race to lose will I end up in profit?\n\nIt seems that I can only lose on one of the bets as only one horse can win the race, so I would win money on every other lose bet I have made on that race.\n\nIs this correct?', 'Same percentages as if you bet on every horse to win, they have factored this thinking in when they frame a market.', '20090602035958AAaazga', 2, 184), (34, 'Horse Racing Bet Query?', 'Hi There,\nI just have what I hope is a general query and hope someone can give me the correct advice on this one.\n\nI was clearing out my bedroom when I came across some old bet receipts from horse races I had placed a bet on about 1 year or 2 years ago. I proceeded to check the results on some of the racing sites and noticed that some of my bets were not placed until after the official race off-time. I have 3 different bet receipts and they show bets placed 14, 19 & 24 seconds after the official race off-times.\n\nCan I receive a refund of the money I placed on these bets? \n\nThe reason I ask is that I have seen situations before where people were not paid out or even allowed to place a bet on a race because the bet was placed a few seconds after the race had officially started, so they either got the stake back or told they were too late to place a bet. As a result of witnessing these situations, I am of the opinion that I am rightfully due the money back I staked on these bets. Is this true? I have tried to view the terms and conditions of betting for this bookmaker but it does not allow access when you click on the link.\n\nAny help you can give me would be on this query would be great.', 'While racing officials cannot run a race before the official post time, delays happen and it''s common to have races run some time after the official post. Common examples for short delays include a horse loose on the track, thunder storm approaching, a horse having difficulty or reluctant to enter the gate, and equipment issues. You''ll even see racing delays because the rider needs to be changed due to illness (may be heat, etc, but is sometimes substance abuse).\n\nWagering stops at different times according to the local racing rules. Today it is common for racing to stop the instance the last horse enters the gate. So, you can have legal wagers placed after the official post time. (There have been very unusual cases where wagering was either inadvertently left open or left open intentionally by corrupt individuals after the race was run. I know this is not your question, but track officials can deny a winning ticket if the time stamp is after wagering should have closed.)\n\nIn any event, concerning your tickets -- wagering tickets in most locations expire after one year. Similar to a lottery, winning tickets represent a liability which would build over time if tickets did not expire. When tickets expire the funds go to the state government, not the track. \n\nHere is one of the few websites that has a free archive of old racing results: http://www.racingchannel.com/ Click on Track Data > Results Archives', '20100530073016AAugadu', 2, NULL), (35, 'does anyone know of any horse racing systems or betting theories that workl long term?', '', 'I actually work for a horseacing info service and I can tell you honestly not to waste your money on get rich quick systems. Horseracing is a matter of educated guessing combined with luck, no one has a crystal ball no matter what they try to tell you. My advice is to go to a book store and pick up a good handicapping book and learn the fundamentals yourself. Tom Ainslie wrote a good one, it is older but is filled with basic fundamentals that hold true today. I give my expert picks on a daily basis and while I am pretty good at it and can give 75% winners on a daily basis (based on my best 3 picks per race), I am never 100%. Don''t waste money on these schemes you see, get some education.', '1006021604185', 2, NULL), (36, 'A long-term profitable horse-racing system?', 'Does such a thing exist as a long-term, profitable, horse-race system for betting on the horses? Or, are all such systems doomed to failure because, very quickly, a "long losing run" will rear its head and wipe you out?', 'Don''t know if you are asking about UK or USA racing systems, but would refer you back to a similar question asked a few weeks back which generated some good responses from both sides.\n\nIn general I think you answered your own question, no system is foolproof just enjoy your racing, enjoy when you win and learn from your mistakes when you loose ;)\n\nHere is the link to the recent question:-\n\nhttp://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AgIp372Kzlo7oKo1uRihsscgBgx.;_ylv=3?qid=20101004105407AATvDjc&show=7#profile-info-azgJb41Naa', '20101012042145AARWsB2', 2, NULL), (37, 'Can you explain horse racing odds?', 'I watched the Preakness today. Rachel''s odds were 2-1 and Mine that Ride''s were 7-1. If you place a $2 bet on each of them, how much would you win if that horse won?\n\nWhat do the odds mean in terms of the horse''s chances of winning? Do 2-1 odds mean that the horse has 1 chance out of 2 of winning, or maybe 1 chance out of 3?\n\nHow does the track make money off your bet?\nSorry. Correction: Rachel Alexandra and Mine That Bird.', 'This may be hard to explain, and harder to calculate, but I''ll\ntry:\nOdds on a horse are calculated from Win Bet money placed in\na pool, less the track''s take (17% to 22 %??). The payoff for\nthe winner is always based on a standard $2 win bet. The money\nbet on non-winning horses is used to payoff the winner bets.\nTo determine how much winner will pay: Odds times 2 plus $2 original\nbet. A 2/1 horse pays $6 to win (2 times 2 plus 2). A 7/2 horse\npays $9 to win (3 1/2 times 2 plus 2). A 15/1 pays $32 ((15*2)+2)).\nRachel paid $5.60 to win, so her real odds were 1.80/1 (rounded to 2)\n(1.80 times 2 plus 2).\nA horse''s odds do not determine what payoffs will be for place, show,\nexacta, trifecta, etc. These are separate money pools. \nA horse''s odds are not a probability indicator (i.e. 1 chance in 2).\nLet me try to calculate odds: Let''s say $1000 total is bet to win\non a 6 horse field. Assume the track takes 20%, leaving $800\nto payoff the winning tickets.\nHorse# $ bet # of $2 bets Odds Win Payoff Total P/O\n 1 $400 200 1/1 $4.00 $800\n 2 $200 100 3/1 $8.00 "\n 3 $200 100 3/1 $8.00 "\n 4 $100 50 7/1 $16.00 "\n 5 $ 50 25 15/1 $32.00 "\n 6 $ 50 25 15/1 $32.00 "\n\nTotal $1000 500', '20090516205748AA7Z08j', 2, NULL), (38, 'Kentucky Derby terms and betting?', 'I want to bet on the Derby. When I was at the Oaks yesterday I was told you tell them what race, what horse #, and whether or not you are betting for them to win or show. \n\n#1 - What does it mean to show (this question leads to question #3)?\n\nI''m reading, on yahoo answers, about exacta, placing, profecta (I have no idea if I''m spelling these right).\n\n#2 - What the heck are all of the terms and what do they mean?\n\nI want to make an educated bet.\n\n#3 - Where is the best place to make a bet online since I didn''t even think to bet while I wasa AT Churchill Downs yesterday?', 'win - you''re betting on the horse to come first.\n\nplace - you''re betting on the horse to come first or second. you get paid the place price no matter if the horse comes first or second. the payout for the win will be higher than the payout for the place.\n\nshow - you''re betting on the horse to come first second or third. you get paid the show price no matter if the horse comes 1st, 2nd or 3rd. show payouts are generally (with very rare exceptions) lower than the payout for the win and place.\n\nthe reason you''d bet to show is because you get $ no matter if the horse comes 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. It''s a more sure bet than a win.\n\nexacta - you''re betting 2 horses to come 1st and 2nd. your horses have to cross the line in order... if you bet 1 2 but they come in 2 1 you lose. That''s why you should bet your exacta boxed. an exacta box is if you''re betting 2 horses to come in in either way... so you can bet on the 1 and 2 in an exacta box and you win if they come 1 2 or 2 1. Remember that in exacta bets, you''re paying for each combination. If you bet a straight exacta (1 2 only) then you pay $2... if you box it (1 2 or 2 1) then it''s $4. You can also box 3 horses into an exacta box so you win if they come in 1 2, 2 1, 1 3, 3 1, 3 2, or 2 3. A 3 horse exacta box will cost you $12.\n\nTrifecta - it''s like an exacta, except that it''s for the top 3 spots. If you box a trifecta, it will cost $12. If you have a 4 horse trifecta box, it''s $48.\n\nA superfecta is for the top 4 spots. Superfecta box is $48. 5 horse superfecta box is $240.\n\nA superfecta will pay really well if you win, but it costs a lot to bet it. Trifectas usually pay a couple hundred dollars. Superfectas will generally pay near $1000.\n\nThe other thing you can do with the exotic bets (exacta, trifecta, superfecta) is wheel them. It''s sorta like boxing those bets. If you think the 3 horse won''t win the race, but it might be up for the place or show (2nd or 3rd), then you won''t want to pay extra in the trifecta box to put that 3 horse on top... instead you''ll do a trifecta wheel with the 1 and 2 over the 1 2 and 3.\n\n\nTo bet on the Derby, you can sign up for free accounts at either xpressbet.com or twinspires.com Each of them have special promotions going on today. If you sign up today and spend $100 at xpressbet, you get a credit of $100 to bet over the next month. I believe twinspires is sorta the same except you have to bet $500 to get $100.\n\n\nIf you ever need a quick definition or you want to learn more about betting on horses, NTRA has a part of their website called ntraU. It teaches you a lot about how to bet on horses. Here''s a link to the glossary section of the website... you can refer to that if you have any more questions about wagering terms. http://www.ntra.com/content.aspx?type=other&id=4797§ion=ntrau', '20080503092651AAwyOgO', 2, NULL), (39, 'What is a "safe" betting method for new track bettor?', 'Plan on going to horse races and am looking for a safer strategy for betting. I plan to bet $100.00 for the day. 10 races for the day @ $10.00 each.\n\nI am somewhat familiar with basic betting terms, but looking for a strategy that I plan to stick with for the day. I have read about an across the board and that sounds interesting. So with my $10.00 I could bet $2.00 across on a favorite and then the remaining $4.00 on a pair of $2.00 wagers on other horses.\n\nAny advice would be fun', 'Another option I have found that produces a reasonable payoff, and wins frequently enough, is to bet the exacta, second choice with the favorite. An exacta is a bet where you pick the top two finishers, in that order. For example, if you bet the exacta 7+5, the 7 horse has to win and the 5 horse has to be the runner up.\n\nIf you look at the odds board, you won''t know what the odds are going to finish at, but you can often tell who the betters are picking the most. For example, if one horse is 6/5 and another is 5/2, that''s a pretty good chance they''ll be the favorite and the second favorite. Or simply take note of which horse has the most money bet to win on it.\n\nI''m sure youre familiar with the concept that all bets pay inversely proportional to their likelihood of coming in. A longshot will not win very frequently, but it pays a lot when it does. The exacta bet in general comes in somewhat infrequently ( about 9% of the time) but pays reasonable well when it does. \n\nIn exacta bets, the favorite almost always has too much bet on it- to win. Picking the second choice to beat him can be lucrative. Sometimes the exacta can pay as high as $40- surprising considering that these are the two best horses in the races.\n\nOf course, there is the very real chance that that exacta will miss on all 10 attempts- in that sense it is more dangerous than betting a horse to win, place or show- you need two horses together.\n\nMy last piece of advice, even if you are betting the favorite to show every race (the recourse of those absolutely desperate to "win" something), is to know that you are likely to lose your money. Don''t get in over your head.\n\nI change my answer- as mine works better from a long term perspective , and is not really "safe" in terms of coming in all that frequently. Since you are only betting 10 races, betting the exacta [favorite with the second choice] is lower on the risk/reward scale (i.e more likely to come in, but less likely to produce a good payoff.) I would never ever make this bet for myself as it''s a long run loser, but if it comes in twice of 10 races ( a real possibility ) youre probably ahead for the day.\n\nPS: This system really only works very well at tracks with deep betting pools- currently Santa Anita, Gulfstream, and Aqueduct. The second tier of racetracks which I would be somewhat more sceptical of is Tampa Bay, Fair Grounds, Laurel, Sunland, Oaklawn, and maybe Sam Houston, Turfway, and Turf Paradise. Anything else is likely to be a fixed track.', '20110226194653AAkZRcC', 2, NULL), (40, 'Why do people still think its impossible to win long term at gambling? And that the bookie always wins?', 'With casino betting it is very different, everything is strictly controlled and in the casinos favour. You can not win long term in a casino because of the types of games you are playing. They have a casino edge, which cannot be manipulated into your favour. For instance a roulette table will pay you 35/1 for each number but because of the two zeros (or one in european roulette) there is actually 38 possible outcomes, hence why you cannot make money. But with sports betting and horse racing you have to remember the bookie is taking a gamble himself by offering odds against a certain event that he has no control of. He must guess the right probabilities and then offer odds (and a built in margin which will supposedly make him profit) accordingly. But bookies certainly do not always make money and where as a bookie must offer odds on any race or event, the astute bettor can pick and choose his investments very wisely and when he thinks that bookies calculations are flawed in his favour.', 'I don''t know if this was a statement or a question but i will answer by saying that you are right, casino games all have a house edge. The only game that does not have an edge is poker, all other games the odds are against you. But sports betting the line is not in your favor and is set by the casino to favor them. Now that''s not saying that you can''t pick a winners, but you have to know what you are doing to make money at it. I work as a poker dealer in a Las Vegas casino for over 5 years and i only know 2 people who make there living off of sports betting, you have to be very adept to win at sports betting, i myself don''t bet a lot of games because i have no edge over the games. If you can pick the winners then good for you and best of luck.', '20070402190327AASqpnC', 2, NULL), (41, 'How do sharps make money on Gambling?', 'I am somewhat new when compared to most in sports betting and horse betting and i do it mostly for fun and the Profit that comes enough to be a bonus to the excitement of the sports. But what i am wondering is how can anyone make a living off of sports betting? Horse racing i can somewhat understand. But Sports betting im not really getting. Because lets say you are getting about 65%-70% wins. Could someone show me the math on how that is possible for anyone to make a living on it? Im not looking to do it but ive always wondered when i win, how does someone do that for a living? With or without a Tout helping them. A simple explanation would be appreciated. I mean i have heard of it being done, but in realistic terms i hear many people say all people lose. But i have heard others say that its the uncontrolled who dont treat gambling like the stock market that lose. Anyways if you have info on this i would love to hear it, Thanks!', 'Bankroll, Bankroll, Bankroll Most people that make money are GRINDERS but all are usually very well funded and have alot of reserves! \n\nIts the great challenge of all handicappers even the great ones - playing enough games for the right amount of money , verses playing too many or not enough games at too high or too low the stakes to make enough money. \n\nIts not an easy formula to create, most all have their own way of doing things. Anything can and does happen in any one game - so its WISE to never bet more than 5% of your bankroll and thats often times too much \n\nalmost no one can pick 65 to 70% of their wins for a long period of time, you might want to read an article about turning 1,000 into Billions if you can just hit 60% for a 5 year period \n\nknow any billionaire sports bettors ? \n\nme neither! \n\nit is possible to make a living sports betting, great handicappers know when to bet more when they are winning and pull back when they aren''t showing a profit and winning more games than they are losing. \n\nBut don''t fool yourself about idiots on TV or radio or magazines - about 1% of sports bettors do it for a living, the rest just claim they do and if they claim they do, they probably DON''T! \n\nmost pro''s don''t want or need the attention! the masses don''t think it can be beaten because the average person can''t beat it. However in the gambling world sports betting is the only game the casino banks that the odds of the game itself is equal. Only the payout the casino can have a house edge. This does make the game beatable if you have the skill to know what your doing! \n\nGood luck:)', '20090707212323AA5FS8I', 2, NULL); INSERT INTO `wp_dtm_content` (`id`, `subject`, `question`, `answer`, `uid`, `targeted_keyword_id`, `wp_post_id`) VALUES (42, 'Working as a Pony Girl at a Racetrack?', 'Next summer, my friend and I would like to work at Arlington Park Racetrack (in Illinois) as Pony Girls. We currently own a QH/Paint gelding who is conditioned as an endurance horse, so worrying about him not being up to the task physically is not problem. We''ve been working with him (and will continue this training all winter) with more mental training: bomb-proofing him, trailering him to shows to get him used to crowds and loud noises, and getting him used to horses bumping into him and jostling him (My cousin owns a standarbred breeding farm and we use her pacers and trotters as guinea pigs for the ponying process). He is calm as you please- no kicking, rearing, or biting. He knows what he has to do and does it well. My friend and I are very athletic and fit, we''re currently in training for this, conditioning ourselves to be able to hang on to those thoroughbreds (and now I''ve got arm muscles like you wouldn''t believe). I speak fluent spanish and german, she speaks fluent spanish and french. Overall, I''d say we make pretty good pony girl candidates.\nThere don''t seem to be many great sources on the internet about this profession, so here come the questions.\nMy friend and I would like to work as a team- a coupled betting entry, to use racing terms. We have one good horse between us, and he is used to working seven days a week. Essentially, we''d like to be hired as a team- she works with Fred (that is our horse) ponying on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and I pony Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Is this possible for us to do? Does one have to pay board at Arlington if you are a pony girl?\nHow do I go about applying for this job? What is the audition process like? Do any of you have any tips for training, or just ponying tips in general? \nWe are doing this because we love being at the track (we are at Arlington twice a week usually) and working with horses, not because we think this will be lucrative, so please, no answers telling us that it won''t be worth the money.\nWhat is life like on the backstretch? How do I go about getting lisenced? How do I get the word out there to trainers that I am a pony girl looking for work?\nAnswers and any other information or links you think would be helpful are greatly appreciated! Thank you!\nEdit: Ah- I realize the above post might''ve been a tidbit misleading: what I meant to say was that I speak fluent spanish and german in addition to english as my first language and she speaks fluent spanish and french in addition to english as a first language. I''m sure most of you got my drift, but just in case.', 'Well, first of all I''m going to assume you''re just talking ponying not outriding. The article Karin C posted has a lot of good information, but is a little off on a few things - especially when the author links ponying to outriding. Outriding is a highly technical, official position at the track that takes many years of experience, phenomenal horsemanship, a fast, incredibly broke horse, and knowing the right people to get into. It is indeed like being the life-guard at the pool, and one of their main jobs is to ''pick up'' loose horses and run-aways. Pony people never pick up loose horses - that is strictly the outrider''s job(hence their need for a fast horse). Ponying is a tough job too, although a lot less challenging than outriding. But it''s one that you can make a good living at, if you are a competent horseman/woman, have a good pony, and a strong work ethic. Sounds like you have a great horse to start with and you and your friend are smart enough to have really researched the field and are getting all your ducks in a row before you hit the backside. I commend you for that. You do have to be a certain age to get licensed, and that can vary with state and racing jurisdiction, anywhere from 17yrs to 21 yrs. The best thing you can do is to call the race office at Arlington and have them set up a meeting for you both with the stewards. You will have to pass the background check, get fingerprinted, etc., and will also have to take a practical test to demonstrate your competency at riding and ponying. There are some very strict rules governing safety on the racetrack, such as - NEVER ponying on the inside rail, always staying in the middle of the track or further out when ponying a horse, never going faster than a trot (and always staying on the outside rail), when backtracking or coming off the track, never setting foot on the track without a helmet, etc. You will need to prove that you know and will adhere to these simple but critical rules. You can then hit the backside and try to find a trainer(s) who will give you something to pony in the mornings. Just explain what your goal is, be pleasant and professional, and you should be able to get someone to give you a shot on a nice easy, older horse. Once you demonstrate to them that you and your pony can handle the task and the pressure of working in the mornings, they will likely have all kinds of work for you. Once you have the basics of ponying in the morning down, you can progress to ponying races in the afternoon. No matter how broke your pony is and how thoroughly you prepare him(and it sounds like you''re doing a very smart job of it!), it is still a high pressure deal for them in the afternoon. Teaching them to stay quiet in post parade (even with a high strung racehorse bouncing beside, and sometimes on top, of them), walk up to hand off the racehorse to the gate crew and then wait patiently behind the gate during loading, keep calm during the break, and gallop back sensibly to pick up their horse after the race is run, can all be challenging aspects of the job. The truth is that there are a lot of pony''s who get a light dose of sedative to help them tolerate the pressure of ponying in the afternoon. There is nothing illegal or dangerous about it, as long as the vet gives it, and many track vets do it for free just out of compassion for the animals. You''ll see.... So much is asked of them. They are out there through all kinds of weather, getting jumped on and bumped into, galloping for miles and miles, frequently working all or most of every card, and they are NEVER allowed to complain or retaliate against their precious charges. Your plan of alternating days with one pony horse sounds like fun, but I''m afraid you may find out that you really need 2, in order to give him a break. The very worst thing about ponying is the physical demand on your pony''s legs and feet. It doesn''t matter how fit he is or that he has endurance conditioning in him, the concussion of pounding around that racetrack will eventually affect him just as adversly as it does all those crippled racehorses you see and hear about. Truth is - the ponys work ten times harder than the racehorses, just not at the same speed. You will need to wrap him on all 4 with polos, or boots(for support and protection), use bell boots at least on the right side in case he gets stepped on, and if you want him to last - you''ll spend just as much time and energy on his legs and feet as if he were a $100,000 stakes horse! Another really compassionate thing you can do for your pony is to buy or make him a neck guard and hip guard. These are simply pads that cover those areas where the racehorses like to bite or lean on the pony during post parade. It saves you a lot of work, and your pony a lot of discomfort and resentment. If you pony in a stock saddle, you''ll have to work to keep some of the tougher racehorses from banging their mouths on your saddle horn anyway, and these extra pads just give you a little added protection. If you and your friend get good at ponying, you''ll probably pick up far more work than 1 pony can handle. If and when that day comes, I''d recommend you add another horse, rather than break down the one you have. As far as boarding him at the track: that will vary from track to track. My hometown track doesn''t charge anything for pony pens for independent pony people, and each trainer gets at least 1 for their barn. Good luck and have fun. The 3 of you sound like a great team. Just watch out - like my (now) ex-husband use to say "That damn racetrack is like a narcotic!" If you''re not careful, you''ll go through the gate onto the backside one day and not come out again for 20 or 30 years!', '20090722094840AAcIFeN', 2, NULL), (43, 'Horse races?', 'I have to go to the horse races this afternoon with my mother in law (it''s perhaps her favorite thing to do) and I am the exact opposite of excited. First of all, she''s already told me most people go for two things- to bet and drink- two things I won''t be old enough for until may, and that they will literally run over you going from the wall to the window (did I mention we are bringing my 16 month old?) I hate being around drunks, I get enough of that from my dads family, and I jut hate the idea of horse races in general... I really don''t want to be trampeld by a bunch of drunks watching such intelligent creatures run in circles for money. \nAll that being said, I don''t want to be bitter and I want to TRY to have a good time. It took us a long time to get on good terms with one another so I want to at least try this since she''s so interested. How can I enjoy myself, with the baby, when I feel this way... and would much rather go to the museum literally JUST down the road, or the play we were supposed to see three weekends in a row and now don''t get to go to at all because we are doing this instead? (Sorry, a bit bitter about that one. Trying not to be, but am)', 'Don''t go. You''ve listed several good reasons for not going, and not one good reason for going. If you go you will resent her, and yourself, which will only build over time and make your relationship worse. \n\nOffer to go somewhere else with her next weekend that you, she, and the baby will enjoy.', '20080321075310AArlJZF', 2, NULL), (44, 'How do you bet on horses to win money in the long run? (from an advanced player)?', 'I''m sort of new to Answers and thought I''d throw this out there. I''ve been betting racing for 15 years and have had occasional short term success. \n\nI''d like to attack the races a bit differently though this new year and look for long-term profit...or simply a profit in 2009. I''ve always thought that hitting signers(in tri''s, super''s, or pick 4''s) was the best way to win in the long run. But the damn IRS seems to always get in the way. Any strategies for win and exacta betting? Show bettors need not respond.', 'Your best bet (pardon the pun) would be to look for the long shot horses that actually have a chance at winning. There is a system that my spouse and I came up with that hits a winner (on average) about 1 out of 6 bets made. As long as we go with horses that have morning line (or post) odds of 6 to 1 or higher, than we have a built in profit margin.\n\nIf the odds are 5 to 1, and we hit 1 out of 6, then we''d merely break even.\n\nOften, all you have to do is take the time to note when a long shot wins, and what were the conditions for the win (previous races, moving up or down in class, etc). Keep track of those horses and then look for the things they had in common. Given enough info you will be able to discover your own winner system.\n\nHere is a link to a blog post I made about the system we use.\n\nhttp://lifeslittleslices.blogspot.com/2008/11/free-horse-racing-system.html', '20090104132049AAxC56D', 2, NULL), (45, 'A Pub Quiz? Easy 10 Points and not to many questions :)?', '1)What Roman Emperor made his horse a senator?\n2)What kind of animal was Quick Draw McGraw?\n3)What was The Eagles only top ten UK hit?\n4)Racehorse ''No Bombs'' was disqualified after winning a race at Ascot for eating what on the way to the races?\n5)Ichtyology is a branch of zoology concerning which creatures?\n6)Philomel is a poetic name for which bird?\n7)Which T.V cop called everyone Pussycat?\n8)In betting terms how much is a monkey?\n9)What was the name of the cat that Tony Blair inherited from John Major in 1997?\n10)Which cat said: ''I hate these meeces to pieces''?\n11)Whose commercial in the 1960''s encouraged you to ''Put a tiger in your tank''?\n12)Which T.V cat was owned by a little girl called emily?\n13)With which country do you associate the Guerilla group, ''The Tamil Tigers''?\n14)What was Sonny Hammond''s very special pet?\n15)Which animal has a gestation period of 450 days?\n16)What is Miss Piggy''s surname?\n17) Which enduring character was created by Bob Clampett for the 1938 cartoon ''Porky''s Hare Hunt''?\n\nPlease answer them the best you can, sorry if its a bit challenging..', 'Hope I get the 10 points =P. Hope I didn''t go through all that trouble to not get it....\n\n1) Gaius Caligula \n2) Horse\n3) One of These Nights\n4) Caffeine and Theobromine\n5) Fish\n6) Nightingale\n7) Kojak\n8) 500 Pounds\n9) Humphrey\n10) Mr. Jinks (a.k.a. Jinksy)\n11) Esso\n12) Bagpuss\n13) Sri Lanka\n14) Skippy the kangaroo\n15) Rhinoceroses\n16) Lee\n17) Bugs Bunny\n\nHope I got them all right! 10 points plz!', '20090621132119AATuMJ2', 2, NULL), (46, 'Do racehorses like those at the Grand National get sent to slaughterhouses?', 'I mean when they retire or get injured. I know it happens to a lot of old racehorses as I was reading articles to decide if I should bet or not (I decided not to after visiting the PETA website). \nBut the horses at the grand national, although obviously overly-muscular and built up looked well looked after in terms of living conditions and care, and owners and trainers were talking about how they love their horses. But do they only receive this sort of treatment whilst they are fit to race?', 'some do, some don''t. \nif there is no more money to be made from the horse (through breeding or racing), then someone has to pay for the horse to live out the rest of its life somewhere. this can cost a lot (horses can live to be 30 years old). often, if the horse has been successful, they will be saved. but not always. around 90% of race horses do not make enough money to cover the cost of training and living while they''re racing, let alone after retirement. it really depends on the horse, the owners, shareholders, trainers and other stakeholders as to what will happen. \nthis is, however, nothing compared to the tens of thousands of horses bred for racing that never even see a race. they are sent straight to the slaughterhouse.', '20100411032303AAdxJCF', 2, NULL), (47, 'Skeptics, believers, everybody and anybody?', 'Can you explain the following two accounts below. Can you give your thoughts and comments on it. It has been termed "Vanishing into thin air":\n\n1.The Vanishing Prisoner-This first account is an excellent case in point because it defies any rational explanation for one simple reason: it occurred in full view of witnesses. The year was 1815 and the location a Prussian prison at Weichselmunde. The prisoner''s name was Diderici, a valet who was serving a sentence for assuming his employer''s identity after he died from a stroke. It was an ordinary afternoon and Diderici was just one in a line of prisoners, all chained together, walking in the prison yard for the day''s exercise. As Diderici walked with his prison inmates to the clanking of their shackles, he slowly began to fade - literally. His body became more and more transparent until Diderici disappeared altogether, and his manacles and leg irons fell empty to the ground. He disappeared into thin air and was never seen again. (From Among the Missing: An Anecdotal History of Missing Persons from 1800 to the Present, by Jay Robert Nash)\n\n2.Stumble into Nothingness - It''s difficult to dismiss such incredible stories when they take place in front of eyewitnesses. Here''s another. This case began as a harmless bet among friends, but ended in tragic mystery. In 1873, James Worson of Leamington Spa, England, was a simple shoemaker who also fancied himself somewhat of an athlete. One fine day, James made a bet with a few of his friends that he could run non-stop from Leamington Spa to Coventry. Knowing that this was a good 16 miles, his friends readily took the bet. As James began to jog at a moderate pace toward Coventry, his friends climbed into a horse-drawn cart to follow him and protect their bet. James did well for the first few miles. Then his friends saw him trip on something and fall forward... but never hit the ground. Instead, James completely vanished. Astonished and doubting their own eyes, his friends looked for him without success, then raced back to Leamington Spa to inform the police. An investigation turned up nothing. James Worson had run into oblivion. (From Into Thin Air, by Paul Begg)', 'In your first account, I think it may be possible for someone with enough motivation, to will themselves into a different situation. It takes a lot, but if conditions are dire enough,and the persons strength of will powerfull enough, perhaps this might be possible. Pehaps he was a student of occultic or shamanic practices.\n In account #2, I belive there are certain "windows" here on our planet, that lead into other dimensions, or might be a portal of some sort. If james was paid by his freinds before he started his run, it is possible that he had already learned of this portal, before he made his bet, and using this information, was able to get away with the money. The British Isles are full of strange places, with many supposed powers. These places date back to times and peoples before us, and to date have not really been figured out.\nThe thing about sceptics is, they have no more proof of their opinions than anyone else, but are much more likely to attack others for their "alternative" point of view. I find an open mind to be refreshing, and more likely to lead to new discoveries, than a musty and stale closed one. I say there is a lot more to this world and its inhabitants than any of us know.', '20080822101647AAkmu6q', 2, NULL), (48, 'Are there double standards in racism?', 'Now before anyone goes off on their high horses, this is not a statement by me but a question on if you agree with this or not.\nI haven''t put it on to stir anyone up. I am not racist.\nIt is just an interesting thought.\nWhat are yours, do you agree or disagree.\nI would be grateful for your opinions\n\n\n\nPROUD TO BE WHITE?\n\nVery interesting reading! !! !!! \n\nPerhaps we should get rid of the term ''racist'' all together and just live our lives...\n\nMichael Richards better known as Kramer from tv''s Seinfeld. This was his defence speech in court after making racial comments in his comedy act. He makes some very interesting points. \n Proud To Be White\n\nSomeone finally said it.\nHow many are actually paying attention to this?\n\nThere are African Americans, Mexican Americans, \nAsian Americans, Arab Americans, etc.\nAnd then there are just Americans.\n\nYou pass me on the street and sneer in my direction.\nYou Call me ''White boy,'' ''Cracker,'' ''Honkey,''\n''Whitey,'' ''Caveman'' ... and that''s OK. \n\nBut when I call you, Nigger, Kike, Towel head,\nSand-nigger, Camel Jockey, Beaner, Gook, or Chink ...\nYou call me a racist.\n\nYou say that whites commit a lot of violence against you,\nso why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live? \nYou have the United Negro College Fund.\nYou have Martin Luther King Day.\nYou have Black History Month.\nYou have Cesar Chavez Day.\nYou have Yom Hashoah.\nYou have Ma''uled Al-Nabi.\nYou have the NAACP. \nYou have BET.\nIf we had WET (White Entertainment Television) we''d be racists.\nIf we had a White Pride Day, you would call us racists.\nIf we had White History Month , we''d be racists.\nIf we had any organization for only whites to ''advance'' \nOUR lives we''d be racists.\n\nWe have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber\nof Commerce, and then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce.\nWonder who pays for that?\nA white woman could not be in the Miss Black American \npageant, but any colour can be in the Miss America pageant.\nIf we had a college fund that only gave white students\nscholarships you know we''d be racists.\nThere are over 60 openly proclaimed Black Colleges \nin the US . Yet if there were ''White colleges'' THAT\nwould be a racist college.\nIn the Million Man March, you believed that you were\nmarching for your race and rights. If we marched for\nour race and rights, you would call us racists. \n\nYou are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and\nyou''re not afraid to announce it. But when we announce\nour white pride, you call us racists.\nYou rob us, carjack us, and shoot at us. But, when a\nwhite police officer shoots a black gang member or beats \nup a black drug-dealer running from the law and posing a\nthreat to society, you call him a racist.\n\nI am proud.\nBut you call me a racist.\nWhy is it that only whites can be racists?\nI have put it on current events because racism is very much a current event\nRichard .......this is not a rant, i did not write these words. and read my edit where i say why it is in C/E.\nrock n roll......it is your lack of intelligence that stops you reading it. why comment on something you have not bothered to read. and am i not correct in saying that nowadays the africans find their own way over.\nmma....where did it say whites are the better race? and by the way i have blocked you , not because you disagree with me..others on this question have and are not blocked. you are because you are the second mma to be on here and i have been wary of you from the start. you are one of a multiple account.\nsay what you want...i wont believe you.\nholly....that is very true. i am not racist, but i deem it unfair that while people cannot say things that other coloured people can. That is the bugbear, not the colour. x\nsupport worker....thank you\nMoscow....Well said. The government just throw everything at us at once and expect us to get on with it.', 'Racism and racist are words which are now misused to promote mass immigration, or rather to prevent the British people from objecting when literally millions of people flood into the UK . \n\n\nThey are oversimplified words, and often completely misused by those with a political agenda, for example one is called "racist" for opposing Islam in the UK when Islam is not a race.\n\n\nAnother example is people have been called racist for opposing the burka and headscarf, especially in schools and government offices when even Muslim/secular Turkey has had a ban on the burka and headscarf in public offices and schools since Ataturk and the ban has been vigorously enforced since 1980.\n\nWe Brits should reassert ourselves and stop the massive ideological change in OUR country before we have no way back. I believe that millions of people from failed backward countries have nothing to offer us.', '20080309124504AAgVPgs', 2, NULL), (49, 'Horse races?', 'I have to go to the horse races this afternoon with my mother in law (it''s perhaps her favorite thing to do) and I am the exact opposite of excited. First of all, she''s already told me most people go for two things- to bet and drink- two things I won''t be old enough for until may, and that they will literally run over you going from the wall to the window (did I mention we are bringing my 16 month old?) I hate being around drunks, I get enough of that from my dads family, and I jut hate the idea of horse races in general... I really don''t want to be trampeld by a bunch of drunks watching such intelligent creatures run in circles for money. \nAll that being said, I don''t want to be bitter and I want to TRY to have a good time. It took us a long time to get on good terms with one another so I want to at least try this since she''s so interested. How can I enjoy myself, with the baby, when I feel this way... and would much rather go to the museum literally JUST down the road, or the play we were supposed to see three weekends in a row and now don''t get to go to at all because we are doing this instead? (Sorry, a bit bitter about that one. Trying not to be, but am)\nThe question is how can I have a not entirely horrible time considering everything I mentioned above, or at least appear to be having a good time to my mother in law, and avoid me and my baby being trampled on my drunks.', 'Find out if there is picnic like area at the track. the ones I been to had them. They had grassy areas to the side of the grandstand where you could spread out a blanket and watch the races. You will be away from the drunks and the major betters.\nalso find out if they will let you bring your own coolers in. You can have a nice day picnicking and stay out of the way of the drunks and gamblers. \n\nalso bring a stroller to walk around the grounds, most likely the track has some beautiful grounds between the parking lot and the grandstand. \n\nAlso spend some time at the preview stalls. this is an area where you can get a up close look at the horses in the upcoming race.', '20080321074642AAWJ63D', 2, NULL), (50, 'Skeptics, believers, everybody and anybody?', 'Can you explain the following two accounts below. Can you give your thoughts and comments on it. It has been termed "Vanishing into thin air":\n\n1.The Vanishing Prisoner-This first account is an excellent case in point because it defies any rational explanation for one simple reason: it occurred in full view of witnesses. The year was 1815 and the location a Prussian prison at Weichselmunde. The prisoner''s name was Diderici, a valet who was serving a sentence for assuming his employer''s identity after he died from a stroke. It was an ordinary afternoon and Diderici was just one in a line of prisoners, all chained together, walking in the prison yard for the day''s exercise. As Diderici walked with his prison inmates to the clanking of their shackles, he slowly began to fade - literally. His body became more and more transparent until Diderici disappeared altogether, and his manacles and leg irons fell empty to the ground. He disappeared into thin air and was never seen again. (From Among the Missing: An Anecdotal History of Missing Persons from 1800 to the Present, by Jay Robert Nash)\n\n2.Stumble into Nothingness - It''s difficult to dismiss such incredible stories when they take place in front of eyewitnesses. Here''s another. This case began as a harmless bet among friends, but ended in tragic mystery. In 1873, James Worson of Leamington Spa, England, was a simple shoemaker who also fancied himself somewhat of an athlete. One fine day, James made a bet with a few of his friends that he could run non-stop from Leamington Spa to Coventry. Knowing that this was a good 16 miles, his friends readily took the bet. As James began to jog at a moderate pace toward Coventry, his friends climbed into a horse-drawn cart to follow him and protect their bet. James did well for the first few miles. Then his friends saw him trip on something and fall forward... but never hit the ground. Instead, James completely vanished. Astonished and doubting their own eyes, his friends looked for him without success, then raced back to Leamington Spa to inform the police. An investigation turned up nothing. James Worson had run into oblivion. (From Into Thin Air, by Paul Begg)', 'me and my friend were sitting on a brush pile in the middle of a feild watching for deer.we decided to leave.he got up first as i was watching the edge of the woods to see if anything moved as he did.i turned around not two minutes after and he was gone.out in the middle of a field mind you.well all kinds of things went through my head from him falling in a hole to being sucked up by martians.well after i sat there looking dumbfounded for a minute he pops out from behind the smallest of saplings pine tree not ten feet away.blew my mind.', '20080822101345AAWnwN7', 2, NULL), (51, 'Can I place bets online for horse racing?', 'How do I place a bet for horse racing online? What are some good websites? I want to bet on the Belmont Stakes.', 'Yes, I bet with Bodog Sports, Their format is easy to use and you can wager on tracks worldwide or local which ever you please. They have a very good match on your first deposit and their payouts are very quick if you use moneygram express to credit your account and you can also use the same account to play poker of any kind. I use them every day so I know from my experience. John F.', '20080530032103AALBct9', 3, 5), (52, 'Did YAHOO offer online horse race betting in the past? I thought I had an account.?', 'I thought I had an account with YAHOO where I was able to do some online betting and watch some horse races.', 'No I never saw anything like that....Yahoo has enough trouble with what they do-instead of getting hooked up into the world of on-line betting.', '20061104095431AAM0dl4', 3, 5), (53, 'online horse race betting?', 'i''d like to know how online betting works as to the exchange of monies and how to set up an account?', 'You go into the TAB or betting shop or whatever its called where you come from ,give them some money and they open an online account for you.Personally i think you are mad if you do,you can lose all your money without leaving your house,but anyway ,thats how you do it.', '20070506035349AA5HL1Q', 3, 5), (54, 'horse race betting online?', 'Is skybook the number 1 place to bet on ponies?', 'Skybook by far is the best place to wager on horses online.\n\nSkybook has horse race betting on more than 50 tracks and all major events from the comfort of your own home.\n\nhere is the link for skybook\n\nhttp://affiliate.skybook.com/aw.aspx?B=109&G=5&A=546&Task=Click', '20070128081216AASqpbX', 3, 210), (55, 'Why is it that i can bet on horse racing online but i can not any other sport?', 'Thanks for the answers i received.', 'it depends on your local laws i can bet on horses online but not dogs.', '20070805165245AAvtFyK', 3, 210), (56, 'Which is the best online horse racing site to bet on races in the U.S.?', 'I am trying to find the best online site for betting on tracks in the U.S i am located in Conn. and many sites do not let people in certain states bet on out of state races i am looking for one that has nice benefits and will let me bet on tracks like Del Mar or Hollywood which are across the country', 'Bodog has a whole section for horses, and they accept all states I think. You can find more info about bodog in here http://www.gamblingsafe.net/usa-friendly-sites/usa-friendly-bookmakers/81-bodog-sportsbook-review.html\nas well as how to deposit from USA if you dont know.', '20090709075723AAS2IBt', 3, 210), (57, 'Are there any legit online off track betting websites?', 'Naturally, I am a little skeptical about betting on horse races online but I do enjoy it. I am looking for a legitimate site on which you can bet and watch the races.', 'A great legit site that can actually process your deposits and withdrawals is Bodog. They have a race book, http://www.Sportsbook-Ratings.net/Bodog.php', '20110204150659AACPUbv', 3, NULL), (58, 'Horse Betting Online?', 'Whats the best betting website for horse racing?\nI dont'' spent a lot of money but I bet a couple times every 2 weeks. Looking for a website that doesnt have wagering fees. Thanks', 'I''ve been very happy with Brisbet. No fees, no minimums (I like that since I''m a small bettor), free PP''s, easy deposits and withdrawals with no fees, they give you a $100 bonus just for signing up, live streaming videos and video library and incredible customer service. When I had a problem with connecting to the site, one of their techs helped me solve problems on my pc that didn''t even have anything to do with the original problem.\nMy only complaint is that due to some exclusivity issues, they are not currently taking bets on NY tracks. Hopefully, that will be resolved soon.', '20070613183532AAOCsAW', 3, NULL), (59, 'In a two horse race, an online betting parlor has Horse A at 9/4 odds and Horse B at 13/8. Meaning what?', '', 'if you wager 4 on horse a...you get back 13\n\nif you wager 8 on horse b....you get back 21\n\nbut if you wager 4 on horse b.....you get back 11\n\nso horse b has lower odds than horse a..........', '20080905193931AARaMBw', 3, NULL), (60, 'Australian horse racing, a good betting site?', 'I have recently gotten into betting on the Victorian racing online. I joined Sportsbet, due to a free bet card, but I don''t really like the site, of its politics.\nOther than the obvious (TAB) are there any other good sites? Perhaps that are currently offering a free bet when you join?\n\nInterested in what others use.\n\nCheers', 'Why don''t you try IASBET, its fully an australian company, you can find more info about it here http://www.gamblingsafe.net/online-bookmaker-reviews/137-iasbet-review.html\nWhat I can say is that it''s safe and easy to use site.', '20091009220918AAXhSP6', 3, NULL), (61, 'Bookmakers online, which bookmaker offers the best sports betting fixed odds and the best of all TAB dividends?', 'Sports Betting, Cricket betting, Tennis Betting, Golf Betting, NBA Basketball Betting, Soccer Betting, AFL Football Betting, NRL Rugby League Betting, Horse, Harness and Greyhound Racing Betting, which online Bookmaker is offering the best fixed odds and the best resulted dividend from all the Australian TAB agencies?', 'Bookmakers Australia: The best online bookmaker offering the best fixed odds plus the best dividend from all three TAB agencies plus a Free $500 Bet upon joining is http://BetSports.com.au\n\nJoin http://BetSports.com.au and you will receive A Free $500 Bet with the biggest corporate Bookmaker in Australia\n\nJoin http://BetSports.com.au Online Today and Receive a Free $500 Bet on all Sports Betting, Horse Racing and Greyhound Racing. \n\nReceive the highest dividend from all three TAB''s, best live fixed odds, top fluc and starting price\n\n* Bet Sports will match your first deposit and credit your new sports betting account with a free bet up to $500.\n\n" Use Free Bet Promotional Code 1011 "\n\n*Free Bet example: \n\nIf you deposit $50 we will match your deposit with a FREE $50 bet\n\nIf you deposit $100 we will match your deposit with a FREE $100 bet\n\nIf you deposit $500 we will match your deposit with a FREE $500 bet\n\nBet Sports Australia http://betsports.com.au Receive a Free $500 Bet Upon Joining, All Sports Betting, Horse and Greyhound Racing Betting and Live Odds Online!', '20090113154244AARQL1i', 3, NULL), (62, 'Is there really a safe and secure online site to bet on horse racing?', 'Only tried and true sites-please!', 'I too like allhorseracing.com. It''s free,but you have to deposit a minimum of 20.00 with your credit card. It is easy too.', '20080607045002AAP3fJW', 3, NULL), (63, 'Where can i watch uk horse racing online for free?', 'but not betting companies were i have to put a bet on', 'if you want to get one then search like: UK Race Horses For Sale on like Google.com. But If You Just Want To Watch UK Horse Races Go To Youtube.com and you can type in UK Horse Races and you can watch it for free without even being a member! \n\n I Hope That Helped!', '20080326073621AAb6PHX', 3, NULL), (64, 'Online Horse Betting?', 'Is there a site where you can bet on horses with "play" money but once you get to a certain amount of money then you can cash out with real money? Like a site similar to centsports.com but with horses. Also are there any sites where you can watch live horse racing for free?\n\nThanks!', 'Yes, www.youbet.net (NOT .com) provides an opportunity to do just what you described; i.e., place wagers for free and accumulate points towards cash payouts. They also offer live video. (I believe there is a membership fee, but I''m unsure of the cost)\n\n(Aaron''s response, tvg.com, is not what you''re looking for. This is simply a wagering site)', '20100711144939AAFBAzB', 3, NULL), (65, 'Which online bookie bookmaker is offering the best sports betting odds on the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup?', 'Also which Australian online corporate bookie bookmaker is giving the best sports and horse racing betting odds for the 2008 Mooney Valley Cox plate and the AAMI Victoria Derby?', 'Betsports.com.au http://BetSports.com.au is by far the best online corporate bookie bookmaker giving the best sports betting and horse racing betting odds in Australia, if you place a bet online on the 2008 Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate, AAMI Victorian Derby or the Emirates Melbourne Cup go to Bet sports .com.au http://BetSports.com.au they will not only give you great odds Betsports will also give you a $500 free bet upon joining on all sports betting and horse racing betting, Betsports.com.au offer the the best fixed betting odds in Australia and the best of all three TAB agencies dividends.\nBetsports.com.au http://BetSports.com.au', '20081016074746AA2muMI', 3, NULL), (66, 'If betting horses online is legal can I do it through a site lile bodog that offers other sports?', 'or do I have to go through a site that is exclusively taking bets on horse racing and horse racing only like tvg.com or betharness.com', 'Betting online is not illegal, dont listen to the responds above me. Betting online is legal. The only problem is that acccepting wagers from the US in some sites is banned, its also prohibited depositing money through some credit cards. There are other options such as epassporte.com, sending checks, or using western union.\n\n Bodog is fine and legal to bet on horses, since it takes wagers (bets) from the US. They also offer other sports betting, casino and poker. This site is pretty good, I have play in here in the past months. \n\nGood luck if youre planning to bet on the Kentucky Derby !!', '20070505062819AAtrQ7Q', 3, NULL), (67, 'where can i watch uk horse racing online for free?', 'must not be with betting companies were i have to put a bet on', 'Bodog', '20080326065311AAFtnZM', 3, NULL), (68, 'Do you think its unfair that we didn''t get to bet ALL of the Horse Races online this year for Derby Time?', 'Last year we were able to bet on all the races on Derby. This year you could only bet on 3- Turf/Oaks/Derby only. I think that is unfair. They had to lose $$ this year because of that-especially with people leaving early on Oaks day because we had blowing chilly rain and thunder and lighting( i was there). I heard it was because the horsemen want their cut of the $$$. What do you know?', 'I placed my bet online and had no trouble', '20080506104346AAk7puH', 3, NULL), (69, 'How to bet on horse racing?', 'I would like to know a little about how to bet on horse racing. The info I need is... Where to bet- Can it be done online without a credit check? Or where to go in public to bet- Can you bet on the day of the race? Things like that would be appreciated!', 'Going to a track is of course the easiest way to place a bet. Most tracks these days (including dog tracks and other parimutuel betting places) simulcast many tracks and you can place a bet on other tracks. Some states have Off Track Betting (OTB) shops where you could place a bet (not always the most elegant place to view a race). Most casinos have a sports betting area where horse betting is popular. \n\nYou can place bets online legally in the US (in most states). A few of the popular US sites are: www.twinspires.com www.youbet.com and www.tvg.com You will not need a credit check. Your initial deposit can be by check, or you could use a debit card or credit card. Future deposits usually require you to fill out a debit or credit authorization form, or you could mail checks.', '20090516035825AAI9dJ1', 3, NULL), (70, 'Help with placing doubles bets in horse racing..?', 'If you bet online (totesport for example) and select 1 horse from each of the next 5 races, the bet slip shows all 5 horses and underneath, the bookmakers bets; doubles trebles etc.\n\nSo, if you have 5 horses, the doubles shows DOUBLE:10 and a £1 stake would be £10, OK I get that. But what of the each way? You stake £20 and await the results.\n\nFor some reason, in the "My Settled Bets" screen, it seems to group together winners and non winners into doubles (say you picked the winning horses for 2 races and a 2nd place for another, the closed bet slip just pairs a winner with a loser to show the return as £0.00)\n\nI thought that the DOUBLE:10 was covering each possible way of 2 groups... like the winner of the 1st and 2nd race; the 1st and 3rd race; the 1st and 4th race; the 1st and 5th race; the 2nd and 3rd race etc, etc...\n\nIs this correct? and if so, why would my bet slip only show a winner and non-winner together?\n\nTIA.', 'Are you certain that the £20 covered 10 £1 ew doubles because while there are 10 doubles there are also 10 trebles so perhaps you had 10 £1 doubles and 10 £1 trebles instead of 10 £1 ew doubles. I can only suggest you refer your query to the Tote. Do they have a live chat line? 10 doubles would indeed be 12 13 14 15 23 24 25 34 35 45.', '20110323142532AAvCEs3', 3, NULL), (71, 'how to bet on horse racing in india?', 'im looking for online betting details and proceedures', 'You can practically bet here https://www.sportsbetting.com.au/, They are committed and honest with their clients. They also accept all major credit cards like VISA and MASTER CARD.', '20110310044715AAjP44S', 3, NULL), (72, 'Watch Live Horse Racing UK, Ireland, USA?', 'Anyone know resources to watch Free, I mean free live horse racing online.\nI know there is a few places to watch for monthly subscription or watch after placing a bet. But wont work for me. Thanks', 'for audio only sporting life.com....u.k. ireland..free all day\n\nfor u.s. racing.....espn.com/horseracing......only 30 free mins a day...', '20081019064956AAALHv9', 3, NULL), (73, 'Do any online bookmakers allow "place only" bets for UK horse races?', 'Online bookmakers only seem to offer "each way" bets on UK horse races. I know betting exchanges like Betfair & Betdaq do "place only" bets but cant find any bookmakers that do them.', 'try paddypower.com', '20070510072226AAzji4A', 3, NULL), (74, 'TAB sports betting Australia, what Bookmaker gives punters the best results from Vic TAB, NSW TAB and Uni TAB?', 'I want to open a account with a online sports betting bookmaker, bookie that gives me the best dividend from the Victoria TAB, NSW TAB and Uni TAB, I also want a Bookmaker that offers the best fixed online odds on all horse racing and sports betting including AFL Football live betting and NRL Rugby League live betting?', 'http://BetSports.com.au Sports and Racing Betting Odds Live Online:\n\nBetSports Australia Gives All New Members A Free $500 Bet With The Biggest Corporate Bookmaker In Australia!\n\nJoin http://BetSports.com.au Online Today and Receive a Free $500 Bet on all Sports Betting, Horse Racing and Greyhound Racing and The Best Live Odds Online in Australia.\n\nReceive the best resulted dividend from all three Australian TAB agencies.\n\n* Bet Sports will match your first deposit and credit your new sports betting account with a free bet up to $500.\n\n" No Promotional Code Needed The Free Bet Process Is Automatic "\n\n*Free Bet example: \nIf you deposit $50 we will match your deposit with a FREE $50 bet\n\nIf you deposit $100 we will match your deposit with a FREE $100 bet\n\nIf you deposit $500 we will match your deposit with a FREE $500 bet\n\nBet Sports Australia http://betsports.com.au/ : Receive a Free $500 Bet Upon Joining, All Sports, Horse and Greyhound Racing Betting and Live Odds Online!', '20090316031535AAveH1x', 3, NULL), (75, 'can someone explain horse racing betting please?', 'could you send a link to this website to firstname.lastname@example.org when you have answered this \nthanks everyone', 'You place your money on a horse that you think will win, the lower the odds the more of a chance the chosen horse has of winning.( in theory). e.g..a horse can start the race @ evens (50/50) ..if you bet £50 & the horse wins you win £100 (bet £50, you end up with £100)...I guess you may already Know about the percentage of odds 2-1, 3-1 4-1 etc, etc.. \nGoogle .`Racing post.com` or `Sporting life .com`\nhttp://www.bettingzone.co.uk/', '20080829093712AAEBCWW', 4, 191), (76, 'Can someone explain horse racing betting odds to me.please?', 'I''m trying to figure out what it means when it says the odds are "13-2". To get the actual odds of *winning* someone told me that I''ve got to divide the first number by the second and then add 1 to the final figure. Any help to understand what I really have to do? : )', 'The odds simply say how much a winning bet will pay. In a parimutuel betting system, which you will find at all tracks in the US, all the bets to win are put in a pool. That pool is then divided amongst all the people who placed a win bet on the winning horse, which means the odds change as more bets are placed.\n\nThe quick way to figure out what a win bet will pay is the following.\n\n(Amount bet X odds) + Amount bet = Payout\n\nSo if you are going to bet $2, the minimum at most tracks, on a horse going off at 13-2, it would look like this. \n\n($2 X 13/2) + $2 = $15.00 if it wins.\n\nBecause the odds are only displayed in certain increments, and because of "dime breakage," the actual payout may be more or less, but will be in the ballpark of what you figure out that way.\n\nAlso remember that your bet pays out based on the final odds, not the odds when you place the bet.\n\nUnless you are dealing with a bookie who gives you fixed odds, which I understand is common in England.', '20070905112018AAqOYlx', 4, 191), (77, 'Can someone please explain horse race betting to me. If I put £10.00 each way on a 100/1 horse?', '', 'if it won, then put on each way. you would get 100 * 10 for the win + 1/4 of 100 * 10 for the place, i.e. £1250. If it came second or third,(or 4th in races with a large number of entries), you would only get the place bet, i.e. £250. You would get all your stake £20, back for a win, but only the place part, i.e.£10, if it came 2nd or 3rd.', '20070106025332AAQb31N', 4, 191), (78, 'Can anyone explain hedge betting on horse races?', 'I have software that allows me to automatically place a correct hedge bet on a horse race and take a small profit before the race has even started. I have done this several times. Can anyone explain how this works before my head explodes!!!!', 'Let me try ! In order to hedge profitably you need to both BACK and LAY the same horse. For example you bet £10 to win @ 5/1 on a horse (Bet A). Let''s say the price of the horse comes in to 4/1. You then lay it to, say a £12 stake @ 4/1 (Bet B).\nIf the horse wins you WIN £50 on Bet A and LOSE £48 on Bet B. Nett gain = £50-£48 = £2 PROFIT \nIf the horse loses you LOSE £10 on Bet A and WIN £12 on Bet B. Nett gain = £12-£10 = £2 PROFIT \nHedging can only guarantee a profit if you can lay the horse at a lower price than you back it.', '20080320153307AAcBlBJ', 4, 220), (79, 'Can you please explain "LAY" betting on horse racing using betfair.com?', 'Here is an example of a horse on one of todays races\n\nFly by Jove --- Back 120 ----- Lay 160 ---\n\nWhere would the horse have to finish if I placed a lay bet on this horse? it was the biggest outsider.', 'If you had a lay bet at 160 the horse would have to get beat,\nif it won the race you lose 160x your stake. eg. £2 stake=£320 loss. If it gets beat you win the stake money £2.All betfair odds are the decimal system eg 2 = 1/1 fractional. As a general rule laying odds above 3 is a risky business.', '20070508052846AAJAYlP', 4, 220), (80, 'Horse Racing and Betting?', 'I''m a newcomer to horse racing. When you have the drf or past performances what are the main things that help you determine that your going to bet on that horse to win. Also , i have heard of a tote board analysis strategy. If anyone knows how this works can you explain the strategy. Thanks', '1. Make sure you know how to read all the parts of the past performance. It is only a history of past races but can give you many clues.\n2. Class or level that the horse has been running at. Horses that are running vs. better horses better be real sharp/talented. \n3. jockey and trainer combos...some work better together, know the track and are just better at getting the most from their horse.\n4. How the horse runs most of his races...this would be the pace of the race. Some horses like to run in front, some in the middle/or just off the front and others like to come out of the clouds. For me, this can potentially be the most fruitful place to find good betting interests. ex.You can have what looks like two or three front runners but when you take into account how fast the fractions were run in the past race(s), you may find one legitimate front runner\n5. condition of the track (fast, good, sloppy, muddy, etc)\n6. workouts...I like horses who have bullet works the second work back and if its on the track the race is being run on, the better.\n7. If the horse was in any trouble in previous races...sometime you can even just throw a race out if it was bad trouble. Watch for horses who are in trouble in many of their races.\n8. long time between races, 60 or more days.\n9. be suspicious of horses who is dropping a big jump in the class of the race. Sometimes a sign that the horse may be hurt or unsound.\n10. The beyers figures take several factors into account and can be used to compare the horses in a certain race. This is just a number and should be used in conjunction with other things you look at\n11. If a horse winks at you....bet it no matter what!!!\nGood Luck', '20070610165006AAxyms3', 4, 220); INSERT INTO `wp_dtm_content` (`id`, `subject`, `question`, `answer`, `uid`, `targeted_keyword_id`, `wp_post_id`) VALUES (81, 'how do horse racing bets work. I understand it is something like lottery. Can anyone explain?', 'any info including average payouts etc will be helpful.', 'the lower the odds the better the horse is to place higher in the race..\nthe higher the odds the horse is more likey to finsh back in the field..', '20090629185129AAFO9Gu', 4, NULL), (82, 'Can anyone explain what the "Lay the Place" betting system in horse racing is?', '', 'They are selling this system, but dont buy it. They just want to win money. I am not sure this systems they are selling actually work.', '20080818193252AAqFTL3', 4, NULL), (83, 'Can anyone explain why odds drop in bets for Horse racing?', '', 'The horse racing betting system is parimutual wagering. That''s where all of the bettors are betting against each other. When a lot of people bet on one horse, the odds go down because all of those people have to share the payout. Here''s a simple example. There are two horses running in a race... A and B. There are 10 people betting on the horses, and they each bet $2. If 5 people bet on each horse, then there''s $10 bet on each horse and a total of $20 in the betting pool. If horse A wins, then the 5 people who bet on it get to split the $20. And $20 divided by the 5 winners is $4. So they won $4 for each $2 they bet, or $2 for every $1, which means the odds were 2-1.\n\nBut what if 8 people bet on A and only 2 people bet on B? Then there''s still $20 in the pool, but if A wins, then 8 people share the winnings... each would win $2.50 for their $2 bet, or $1.25 for each $1, which is about 7/5 odds. But if horse B wins, then 2 people share the $20... each would get $10 for their $2 bet, or $5 for $1, which is 5-1 odds.\n\nThe odds are a prediction of the payout. If lots of people bet on a horse, they all have to share the winnings, so it''s a lower payout and lower odds. If only a couple people bet on a horse, there''s fewer people to share the winnings, so they get a higher payout and there''s higher odds. Make sense?', '20110119013318AAoe4N9', 4, NULL), (84, 'if you were to bet a trifecta in horse racing out of 9 horses racing, how many possible combinations are there', 'if i bet a trifecta which is 1,2,3 place, and there are 9 horses racing, how many possible combinations out of 9 horses are there to end up in 1,2,3 place? i am having an argument with some people please explain how you do the math to get your answer. my friend says 36 combos i say way higher. thanks.', 'There''s 504 different combos. Here''s why:\nFor the horse you''re betting to win there''s 9 to choose from\nFor the horse you''re betting to come second, there''s 8 left\nFor the horse you''re betting to come third, there''s 7 left.\nSo, it''s 9x8x7=504, or 9!/6!\n\nthe formula is: x= N!/(N-n)! where:\nx is the number of combos\nN is the number of options, ie. the 9 horses\nn is the number of choices made, ie. the trifecta, 3 picks', '20080709220344AA4LnC6', 4, NULL), (85, 'what is rule 4 in horse racing , also explain what an each way bet means?', '', 'I believe rule 4 is the ''If a horse has come under starters orders it is deemed to have run its race, even if it doesn''t actually run.......distant memory so I may be corrected.\nAn each way bet is a bet for a win or a place....ie if you bet for a win only might pay 50p but each way will cost £1 and if your horse gets a place in the first two, three or four (depends on the number of runners) you get back a quarter of the odds.\nNot worth doing each way unless your horse is 4/1 odds or over.\nBest wishes, Mike.', '20070526033920AAktU2C', 4, NULL), (86, 'Can someone explain to me the winning system in horse racing please. I dont understand how some horses?', 'can win for example $4.00 on a win but then another horse on the same race can win lets say $9.00 on a place. How do they determine how much a horse wins. I mean if the horse is a long shot is it better to bet on that horse ect? thanks', 'The more likely a horse is favored to win a race the less money you will get paid. The odds are set si that no matter what horse wins, the track takes in more money than it pays out. For example, if everyone at the track was only betting on the favorite, the trsck would pay out less and less should this horse win. You put up $4, they pay you $2. They also would increase the payouts for the worse horses to increase the temptstation to bet on a long shot. You put up $4, they pay you $25 etc.', '20110226164637AAPOtDz', 4, NULL), (87, 'Horse racing in Trinidad and Tobago?', 'Sonny was sitting quietly reading his paper when his wife walked up behind him and whacked him on the head with a Guardian.\n\n''Wha dat for?'' he asked.\n\n''That was for the piece of paper in your pants pocket with the name \nLaura Lou written on it , '' she replied.\n\n''Two weeks ago when I went to the races , Laura Lou was the name of \none of the horses I bet on , '' he explained.\n\n''Oh honey , I''m sorry , '' she said. ''I should have known there was a \ngood explanation.''\n\nThree days later he was watching a cricket on TV when she walked up \nand hit him in the head again , this time with the tawah, which \nknocked him out cold.\n\nWhen he came to , he asked , ''What was that for?\n\nHis wife replied,\n\n‘Your horse called.’\nit eh have nuttin to beat back Trish ah dare allyuh to try. I go leave this up jus to see who brave enuff', 'OK Julien! I see you is ah comic like me...with the lil stale joke and thing (aye sometimes somebody does laugh...so here is my contribution:\n\nTWO TRINI BUSINESSMEN IN CHAGUANAS WERE SITTING DOWN FOR A BREAK IN\nTHEIR SOON TO BE NEW STORE.\n\nTHE STORE WASN''T READY YET WITH ONLY A FEW SHELVES SET UP.\n\nONE SAID TO THE OTHER, "AH BET ANY MINUTE NOW SOME CHUPIDEE GO PUT HE\nFACE IN THE WINDOW AND ASK WHAT WE SELLING".\n\nNO SOONER WERE THE WORDS OUT OF HIS MOUTH, WHEN SURE ENOUGH A CURIOUS\nWINDOW SHOPPER WALKED TO THE WINDOW, HAD A PEEK, AND IN A LOUD VOICE\nASKED,"WHAT ALL YUH SELLING HERE?"\n\nONE OF THE MEN REPLIED SARCASTICALLY: "WE SELLING ARSE-HOLES."\n\nWITHOUT SKIPPING A BEAT, THE WINDOW SHOPPER SAID: "ALL YUH DOIN WELL\nTHEN...IT ONLY HAVE TWO LEFT!"\n\nThe 4 stages of trini love\n \nAh yes the universal truth, LOVE. Everybody falls in love sometime, everybody needs somebody sometime (I know someone famous sang that, I just can''t remember who). All of us have been in LOVE at one point. Love, Amor, Amour, Liebe, Amore, call it what you want, it happens. But nobody could fall in Love like a Trini. We have stages of love and yuh boy goin to elaborate the schematics of this ting call love:\n\nSTAGE 1 - BAZODEE - Pronounced (Bah-Zoh-Deeeeeeeeee)\nThe boy meets the girl and buterflies fill his stomach. Every touch is electric, every glance is dramatic, he lingers on her every word. The sun reflecting off the morning dew reminds him of the way her eyes twinkle when the moonlight catches them. The time away seems like an eternity and when he sees her nothing else matters. He calls everyday and brings flowers on every date, he even writes her name on the back of his work pass so she will always be close to his heart.\n\nSTAGE 2 - Tutoulbay - Pronounced (Tut-ool-bay)\nThe girl''s boss complains that she takes to many personal calls on the company phone, so the boy buys her a cell phone and pays the bill too. He doesnt want her tainted and ogled by the miscreants on the Maxi-Taxi so he decides to drop her to work and pick her up every day. This poses a dilema beacause she works further than him. No Problem. He picks her up at home and gives her the car, so she drops him to work and keeps the car for the day. His friends dont exist anymore because she said that they are too crass and he drinks too much during the week. He takes her shopping and holds the bags, he even sits on the benches in the middle of the mall while she has her Mani/ Pedi/ Hair day. Oh yes AMORE!!\n\nSTAGE 3 - Tabanca - Pronounced (Tah-Bank-Ahhhhhhhh)\nSo one day while she''s shopping in Pennywise and he is sitting outside in the car waiting, he notices that she left her phone (which he bought and still pays bills for) by the hand brakes. Curiousity wins, he picks it up, ''New Message''.... yuh boy cyah help it, he read the message. ''Yesterday was great. Same time tommorow. Your body is HOTT''.....But what de Muddah #@$%??? Who de fokk texting my woman so? Cigarette light up one time. The vein on the forehead start to bulge. Leg shaking like dat. She returns from Pennyise and tries to hand him his Credit Card. ''Who de fokk is Andre, where he see you yesterday and how de fokk he know yuh body hot??'' she reels for a second...''Oh Andre.....am he is my trainer...at the gym and he was commenting on my progress, you know i go to the gym to look good for you baby''.....yuh hear lie!!!....So yuh boy calm dong, or so she thinks. Ah fellah called Cudjoe (for you Trinis that don''t know, Cudjoe is a Private Detective Agency, yes we have dat in Trinidad). Cudjoe follow she for a week and reports to Mr. Loverman. ''Sir she has been going to the gym, TO PICK UP ANDRE, and then they proceded to Econo Guest House (before Jo Sing Pasta in Kelly.... I Think LOL) they spent 2 hours and then she came to pick you up.'' WHAT DE MUDDAH #@$%!!!!! As she reach is cuss...''Yuh fokkin hoe, gimme meh damn phone!'', PASHAW (Trinidadian Onomatapia for the sound of something breaking) the phone hit the ground. ''Ah goh kill yuh Muddah #@%$, after all i do for you, dat is how u go repay me???.'' ''But honey..'' she attempts to speak. ''Doh fokkin honey me, i know bout you and Andre and fokkin Econo Guest house''.........she breaks down in tears ''You were smothering me, i found comfort in Andre''s arms, I need space''....''Space??'' he fires back ''Is Muddah #@$% space yuh want?? Yuh is a fokkin astronaut??''....she begins to cry uncontollably. Meanwhile the Rapid Response 999 vehicle noticed the comotion, one time they done assume he ress a cut ass on she. Of course she cyah stop cryin so she can''t confirm or deny the allegation( conveniently). Is jail in he ass!!!\n\n\nSTAGE 4 - Foofooloomps - Pronounced (Fou-Fou-Loumps)\nAfter a good cut ass from the police followed the next morning by sincere apologies for the ''misunderstanding''. He sits at home, calls in sick for work for two weeks. Radio is stuck on 97 (Love Hurts by Nazereth is playing). The man doh answer no calls. He stop shaving and bathing, only on a have to must to basis. He tried calling her 4,345,876 times everyday to say he sorry and he want to make back up. She mother change the home number. Das it!!! He pick up the SHARP CD player and he gone. There he stands baring his soul playing ''Baby Come Back - Vanessa Hudgens''. The window cracks, his heart leaps, a shadow appears....it''s Andre and he is informed that a restraining order was taken out and the police are on the way. Not wanting the same royal treatment from the cops, he exits stage left. He was last seen on Curepe Junction drinking a bottle of Bay Rum singing ''Baby Come Back.......', '20080716064810AAeDub5', 4, NULL), (88, 'In horse racing how does a yankee bet work? Please explain!?', '', 'You select 4horses to win there respective races.\n horse 1 name&race no.\n horse 2 name&race no\n horse 3 name&race no\n horse 4 name&race no\nThe bet works like this- one unit on each selection= 4 units\n one unit on any two select = 6 units \n one unit on any three sel''t = 4 units\n one unit on all four select = 1 unit\n Total = 15 units\nAs you see this bet is Win only.orPlace only Either way it is 15 units...Don''t bet Win&Place as that bet costs 100 units\nIf you want further imformation e-mail me', '20060610013846AA6ddpW', 4, NULL), (89, 'Betting on horse races?', 'Where is a good website that explains the various methods of betting on a race?', 'hmmmm!\nHere is three good sites, good luck!!!!!\n\nBetting on Horse RacingOffers horse racing tips, betting guide, full fixture list, course information with links.\nwww.betting-on-horse-racing.co.uk/ - 9k - Cached - Similar pages \n\n\nHorses Wild - 2006 Preakness Stakes @ Pimlico Triple Crown Race ...2006 Free Horse Racing Tips & Betting Picks, Live Odds, Race Results. Sports Betting tips on sports, 2006 NBA Playoffs, horse racing picks and betting tips ...\nwww.horseswild.com/ - 41k - Cached - Similar pages \n\n\nThe Kentucky Derby: Kentucky Derby Prep RacesFirst, let''s get a definition of the term used for horse race betting, handicapping. Handicapping means evaluating the various factors of a horse''s history, ...\nwww.derbypost.com/betting.html - 33k - Cached - Similar pages', '1006052006948', 4, NULL), (90, 'How do you figure out horse racing payouts?', 'Please explain a $2.00 show bet for the Kentucky Derby for each of the top 3 horses.\n1- $4.60 show payout\n2- $7.00 show payout\n3- $5.60 show payout\n\nWhat would I have won on a $2 show bet?', 'For a $2 show bet, it depends which runner or runners you had on your ticket(s). As with any wager it depends on the horse you selected for the amount of money you win.', '20070505171555AAlRrge', 4, NULL), (91, 'How the house makes money at the horse track?', 'A friend explained in theory one time the formula of how the house makes money at the track. Can anyone explain how that works and how that affects the odds? What is the best way to bet at the horse races? Exacta, Trifecta?', 'there is no theory...they just take 15-22% off the top.', '20070519065753AAchyy9', 4, NULL), (92, 'How do they make odds for horse races?', 'Could someone please explain to me the process that "houses" go through in order to come up with the opening odds on horses in a race? And could someone also explain the process they use to modify those odds as the betting is made?', 'the track has a handicapper, that sets the morning line.....based on what he thinks the odds will be when the race goes off.....the odds go up or down based on how much money is bet on each horse, and finishing position......', '20070926192453AAXBof6', 4, NULL), (93, 'horse racing question anybody who reads the sun or other papers?', 'i like a bet on the horses it seems almost every race 1 horse has a black circle at the very end with the number 99 next to can any body explain what this means', 'This also appearsin most racecards. It is simply the best rated horse in the field, or the one that the local tipster believes to have the best chance of winning. These horses are usually the favourites and therefore do not offer much money in return.', '20061209121820AAHdX36', 4, NULL), (94, 'Does anyone know of any good, safe and secure sports betting sites?', 'Like sites where you can place bets on sporting events (Soccer: Spain La Liga, Barclays Premier League, MLS, etc., NFL football, basketball, horse racing). A site where you can bet small like from $5 and up. (I dont want to develop a gambling problem lol)\n\nAnd if you could explain in detail how it works, that would be great! Im new at this lol', 'You can find such gambling sites which are reviewed at http://www.gamblingsafe.net/\nMy favorites are bwin, bookmaker, bet365...\nThey all offer the leagues you mentioned. \nHow does betting work? Thats too long, but you just deposit money and you can use the money to place bets, they are kept at account on the site. You can withdraw your money, usually the same way you deposited them.', '20101110121827AAqGW6W', 4, NULL), (95, 'Looking for a to-the-point description regarding OFF TRACK BETTING?', 'I just got a part-time job working as a Pari-Mutuel for an off track betting club. I have never attended a Horse Race, and have no idea how it all works.\n\nCould somebody please explain briefly about how the betting system works and the types of winners, etc??\n\nThanks in advance for your answers!!', 'Ok, here you go :)\n\nSo, you''ve got a job as a mutuels clerk.\n\nPeople will line up at your window all day and wager on numerous tracks. The common types of wagers are Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta, and Superfecta. Other wagering types can be sometimes available, but those six are what you will deal with 95% of the time. If you''re in the UK or australia, the wagers may have different names and some slightly different rules. You may have heard of "forecast" and "tricast" - it varies in name by local tradition.\n\nIf you''re in america, you''ll pay off wagers commonly up to $600. Anything over that which was ALSO 300 times greater than the base bet will require tax documentation. You''ll be trained about that, no doubt.\n\nKnow that the money people wager is placed in a common pool for each track, each seperate race - thus it''s called "pari-mutuel", which means in France, "betting amongst ourselves"\n\nThe track and the hosting satellite facility you work at all receive percentages of the money and do not have a vested outcome in any race.\n\nHoped this helps you :-) Enjoy yourself. These places can be a lot of fun. You''ll get to know people, some players will think your window is lucky, and every day will give you a lot of interesting stories.\n\nWhat will help you more than speed is accuracy. Bettors would prefer you be accurate rather than fast with what you type.\n\nYou don''t really need to have a complete understanding of each nuance in the game (and who really does?), but you just need to know the basics. Your training should take care of a lot of it.', '20081107101821AA10CtZ', 4, NULL), (96, 'What percentage of Horse races in the UK now have non-runners?', 'didn''t initially explain the key part of Horse before races - ended up in a mirage of gender - gay and lesbian sub groups - anyway! back to the question - with the onset of a change in status of the declaration procedures - are there any figures in this area. Betfred must be loving it now, with there applicable Non-runner aspect on their special bets that remove the treble odds bonus.', 'I''m not sure but the percentage has gone up since they changed the declaration times.\nAlso it''s amazing the number of non-runners in sprint races at Beverley when trainers find out they''re drawn the wrong side!', '20090308123740AAisolP', 4, NULL), (97, 'Can some one help me i would like to place a bet on a football game and a horse race: can some 1 explain what?', 'i want to bet on just the winner on a football match and how do i work out the odds: was does 20/1 mean>?\nmant thanks', 'Here''s an easy way for you to figure it out!\n\nSay your odds are listed like this "7/8", you simply treat the "/" as a ''division sign'' and divide 7 by 8 to get 0.875 You just take how much you want to bet and multiply it by the 0.875 to get your profit. So if you were to wager 10 quid on odds of 7/8 then you would win 8.75 plus your original wager amount of 10 for a total amount of 18.75 quid.\n\nAnother example:\n\n11/1 = 11\nWager amount = 10\n10 x 11 = 110\n110 + 10(wager amount) = 120 total return', '20080415072626AA8YIwH', 4, NULL), (98, 'Please explain betting "Odds to win"?', 'When people say 3 to 1 chance for say: a horse to win in a horse race what does this actually mean? Also football teams are betted on etc. I''m talking about what do the numbers mean..\n\nSorry, is hard to explain.', 'at 3 - 1 if you bet a pound you would get £4 back, that is your £1 original stake and 3 times the money you staked', '20100114115224AAjNOmK', 4, NULL), (99, 'Some good betting tips for a beginner?', 'As kind of a late birthday gift, my parents took me to Las Vegas. Inside the Harrah''s Casino in the backroom was the room where they had all the racetracks where you can bet on the horses, among other sports. I asked the guy at the desk if he could explain how the horse betting system works and even after that it was still a bit confusing for me. I decided i would bet on a horse named Straight Story to win this race at Monmouth Park. He was the second favorite but he won the race. I won $2.10 but i though it would be more than that? After that i bet on a horse named Lela to win,place or show a race for fillies and mares. She finished 4th. I''ve been on several betting sites and was wondering if anyone else has any good info/tips?Thank you!', 'As a handicapper for many years, there are no magic handicappers or formulas I promise you. But, I can help you get on your way with knowledge... YOU first must know how to understand race horse handicapping. Assuming you don''t..your will definitely need to know how to read a horse racing form. Handicapping is a skill in which one gets better with time, and with time your skill will still continue to grow. I''ve been handicapping for years and still find new angles. When making picks, I first handicap the race, I look at each horse''s performance under prior racing conditions that most matches the conditions of the track and race that day. This information is usually in the program. The Daily Racing Form (DRF) is a great source on-line and is usually on sale at the track, this form is designed to provide all of the past performance information, as well as articles, analysis, and handicapper picks and tips. \nKeep in mind, The Daily Racing Form has an incredible amount of information entered into a small space, so abbreviations are used, and columns are used. It''s not as confusing as you would think. Once you''re familiar with reading the Information properly, it becomes very easy. The bottom line is to seek for clues to predict the winner of the race. Most importantly, handicapping is taking all of the available information, combining it all, and analyzing the horses. The more information you utilize in your picks, over time you will better your chances of having winning tickets. It is, of course, NOT guaranteed that you''ll always have the winner, you''re dealing only with probabilities and possibilities, because Horse Racing is very unpredictable, anything can happen at any time and it usually does, so if anyone promises a guaranteed pick, don''t ever believe it, for it''s impossible. I enjoy horse racing, however, I only bet on certain races, mostly the High Stake Races. I do it for fun, and manage my money wisely. I''m very active in helping race horses, trainers and owner, and the Industry, so it''s more than a betting game to me. I love it, and I''m not in it for the gamble. Always remember there is NO Guarantee in anything ! The odds on a horse are a good indicator of where the horse is expected to finish (a horse with 2/1 odds has a better chance of winning than a 30/1 horse, but the 30/1 horse is a much better payout, however, if you want to play it safe, look for a horse with at least 3/1 odds). Other factors to take into consideration: When did the horse run its last race? Experts say you want your horse to have run a race within the last 28 days to be sure it’s in good shape. How many horses are competing? Obviously, it’s a lot harder to pick a winner when there are a lot of contestants in the race. What does it say on the horses form? If there is a C, the horse has won on that track before. If there is a D, the horse has won on that distance before. These are both good bets. These are some tips, however, there''s a whole lot more to handicapping, and it''s a skill that takes time and the learning never ends. \n\nGood Luck To YOU ! Have Fun !\n\n:)', '20100628160142AAYlhFl', 4, NULL), (100, 'i like to put the odd bet on big horse event races and sometimes i win which is great?', 'but i would like to know what is accumulator bet??? i heard of a few ppl doin this kind of bet and only puttin a small amount of money on it and winning loads back!! can anyone explain as simple as possible how you do accumulator bet', 'another word for it is a multi bet..... its were you have a bet with multiple legs.\nEXAMPLE: pick 4 horses in 4 different races fill out your ticket and your away!\n\nabout a month ago i had an $11, 3 leg multi-bet and won $423', '20080606033741AAdakwt', 4, NULL), (101, 'Is it BS that horse race payoffs are based on the odds at race time and not when the ticket is bought? Explain', 'That penalizes bettors who took the time to place the wager when the odds were good. When the public bets the odds down, the early bird bettor gets screwed! TISNF!', 'in england you can request odds at the time of placing the bet . but its a gamble because the odds might drift or shorten . i once placed a bet and took odds of 16/1 but at the time of the race it was only 9/2 and it won but i got the 16/1 at the time of placing the bet', '20080312190432AAc2Cle', 4, NULL), (102, 'Husband, wife and a "horse"?', 'A guy is sitting quietly reading his paper when his wife sneaks up behind him and whacks him on the head with a frying pan.\n\n''What was that for?'' he asks.\n\n''That was for the piece of paper in your pants pocket with the name Marylou written on it,'' she replies.\n\n''Two weeks ago when I went to the races, Marylou was the name of one of the horses I bet on,'' he explains.\n\nShe looks satisfied, apologizes, and goes off to do work around the house. Three days later he''s again sitting in his chair reading when she nails him with an even bigger frying pan, knocking him out cold.\n\nWhen he comes to, he asks, ''What the heck was that for?''\n\nShe answers, ''Your horse just phoned.''\nThis is not my self experience NOR it ever will be. 143 Moon.', 'Again dude it''s a guddy joke.\n\n143 so much', '20080625214206AASx5wI', 4, NULL), (103, 'Horse Betting Tips that produce wins 90% of the time or more ?', 'Does anyone know of a good ebook with Horse Betting Tips that show you how to win at horse race betting enough to make a good income with it? There are tons of free Horse Betting Tips on the internet but they all seem to contradict each other. I am looking for Horse Betting Tips that are reliable enough that the person guarantees in writing that their Horse Betting Tips will produce a reliable income or you get your money back. Does anyone know of an ebook or ecourse on horse racing systems where the Horse Betting Tips are this good and reliable?', 'Dont waste your time there is no such thing as 90% guaranteed even if you get you money back, any crook can provide such a service, say I charge you $25 for a guaranteed winner, you bet $200 and the horse loses but I refund your $25, you have lost $200 but I have lost nothing, if I get 100 customers a week and refund 75 of them I still make a profit of $625 for doing hardly anything, even though only 25% of my tips have gone on to win.', '20100426135122AABIDFb', 5, 32), (104, 'Does anyone know of any sites that relay horse racing tips?', 'I get loads of emails and letters through the door about horse racing tipsters I want to know how good they are before I part with my well earned cash,and bet on these tips, does anyone police these horse racing tipsters ?', 'Horse racing tips are opinions offered by handicappers. Professional handicappers point out the horses they think will most likely do well in a race, an some are very good, but they can''t predict a winner for every race. \n\nYou should look at the tipster''s scorecard - how often their winners come in and their ROI (Return on investment).\n\nEven better, learn to handicap the races yourself and rely on your own opinion. The more you learn through handicapping, the more skilled you will become.', '20110202144027AAYr5fX', 5, 32), (105, 'can any one tell me a good website for good tips on betting on football, horse racing etc?', 'thanks for any help.', 'Yes, try http://www.betting-forum.com/\nYou will find picks, tips and even a game with prizes for bettors.\nThe spirit of the forum is to let as much people post their picks\nand share it with other people.', '20090114100119AAyCNpl', 5, 32), (106, 'Any recommendations for Australian Horse Racing Tips?', 'I am interested to be part of a horse racing event, and would like to try my luck in betting. Just wanna ask if you can help me out and give some recommendation about horse racing tips in Australia, i prefer melbourne. Thanks', 'For $5.00 you can download the best racing paper in Australia "The Sportsman". If you go to the website you will be able to check out an example for free then decide for yourself. www.thesportsman.com.au Good luck', '20100916174722AAqr8gc', 5, NULL), (107, 'Can anyone tell me where I can get good day to day uk race horse tips from? Is there any websites?', 'HORSE BETTING TIPS', 'The Guardian''s coverage is pretty good, IMO. UKracing.net is good for fans in the US, but is mainly limited to the races that are simulcast in the US.', '20061228105745AAW4iI6', 5, NULL), (108, 'Horse racing systems Australia?', 'Ive been a horse racing fan for about 3 years now, im looking to get in to the betting side, nothing big just want to try it out. Does anyone know any good free horse racing betting systems? If their aren''t good free ones id be willing to shed a few bucks for GOOD horse racing tips!', 'Horse race betting systems can be a bit tricky! But the truth is if you find a book written by someone who has had a ton of experience with horse race betting then you have a WAY higher chance of success then someone who just jumps in.\n\nHorse racing betting systems are a dime a dozen! Meaning finding a good one can be tricky, and you definitely should not put all your faith in whatever system you read! Its never good to have to much faith in anything except your self of course!\n\nThere is one horse racing betting system that ive stumbled across and read which isnt to bad! If you apply the basic principles it will help give you a MUCH better feel for whats going on and how to bet. This system for finding the winners of horse racing is based on the Science of Numbers and is therefore purely scientific. It requires no Astrological knowledge and is workable in any part of the world, having no connection with time, color, or sound. Always reliable, with convincing proofs of winners it can find 80% of the winners of a days races.', '20110126022556AArsBIG', 5, NULL), (109, 'What are your secrets or tips for winning bets on horse racing?', '', 'One secret is to never bet on a tip. \nI worked for years in the industry, and if I had a dime for every time someone gave me a "sure thing" tip, I''d be a rich rich man. On the other hand if I had a dime for every time a sure thing actually won, I wouldn''t have enough to make a $2 bet.', '20080222053605AA9SJR4', 5, NULL), (110, 'What''s a good tip for horse racing bet for first timers.?', 'This will be my first time in a horse race and I would like to win some money.', 'Hi, I will give you a few basic pointers for a first timer.\n\nBet on the favorite. This will be the horse with the lowest odds. Favorites win approx. one third of the time. But this is not necessarily a sound strategy because favorites usually have low payoffs since there are so many betting on that horse.\n\nGet a tip sheet. These are prepared by professional handicappers and can be very useful for handicapping a race. They will usually contain past performances of the race contenders.\n\nStudy the tip sheet, and consider it along with the odds. Wagering can get very in depth, but for a first time better, these are the things you should look out for. \n\nIf you bet on a long shot and that horse wins, you win more money, but if you are just starting out and don''t know a lot about wagering, stick to the basics. Good luck and I hope you win!', '20090704112450AAAYEur', 5, NULL), (111, 'how accurate are radio 4''s horse racing tips?', 'i am curious to know how often any of these tips come good.\nHas anyone bet using Radio 4 tips?Have they worked for you?\nMerry xmas everyone!', 'Radio,news papers and the racing channels get it right sometimes.Law of averages say they have to pick one every once in awhile. I reckon the best tipsters are the old age pensioners as they have plenty of time to study the form and they have limited money so they can''t afford to make too many mistakes.', '20081221150813AAGPgIk', 5, NULL), (112, 'Advice on horse racing?', 'I will be going to my first horse race ever. I''m gonna bet some. Any tips on horse race betting and terminology and the overall atmosphere of going to a race?', 'If you don''t know how to read the racing program,which you probably don''t since this is your first time,find out who the top 2 or 3 jockeys are and bet on one of their horses.They would usually be on a contender.', '20071020160254AAYw0lA', 5, NULL), (113, 'tip for horse race betting', 'i am a horse racing gambler in Mauritius and races are very often fixed among rich punters, stable owners and jockeys. It seems that people from UK, South Africa and Australia get information about which horse will win and poor Mauritians continue to loose money every week. I am looking for reliable tips from anyone from abroad.', 'I''d consider a switch to North American racing. Sure, some races at a few junker tracks are fixed like a housecat, but it''s not outright shenanigans wherever you turn either.', '20080812051303AAuJZjR', 5, NULL), (114, 'Where can I find the best sports betting tips before I place a bet with Betfair?', 'I am looking for FREE, honest betting tips and advice. I enjoy betting, but would like to know more inside info before placing a bet, especially on horse racing and football (soccer).', 'I can suggest 2 sites.\nThe first is sportsinsights.com\nThis site is free and it gives you everything from a team''s trends to public betting percentages. A lot of good info on there to handicap with.\nIf you want to skip handicapping and go with the experts, you can go to www.cappersaccess.com This site has handicappers picks. These guys sell their picks for hundreds of dollars sometimes, but you can find their picks for free on here.\nGood luck!', '20071115005305AA4fdS7', 5, NULL), (115, 'Horse Racing Tips?', 'Anyone have any tips for tonights racing, i had a bet on Ishibee, and Montpellier this afternoon, both of them came second and didnt back Each way!\n\nI need something to put me in front!\n\nOnly real tips please, none of this "dont back horses" or "save your money" rubbish because theres no point!', 'lepardstown 6:00- cheddar island', '20070718083948AAUhywc', 5, NULL), (116, 'How can I start winning in horse betting?', 'Ok, I mostly do trifectas but never win. I don''t like picking favorites because of the money won sucks. What bets do you experts pick as far as tri,tri box, exacta, quin, etc. Sometimes I''ll take a longshot across the board but rarely pans out. Alos how do you determine your picks? Obviously the odds are pretty accurate, but I''d like to actually like to some cash. I frequent a small horse racing venue(paire meadows) and alot of unproven horses race there. Somebody gimme some tips please, I know some of ya''ll are proven winners...but your probably at the track winning right now(sigh). Thanks', 'You really gotta know what you are doing 2005 I won 500,000 betting on Smarty Jones at the Kentucky Derby. This year I went to the derby again, but bet on a horse that ended up not winning and only won 20,000. It''s against all odds. Try going to a casino and watching other people, do some serching on the net. GOOD LUCK. I love horse racing!!!', '1006051908451', 5, NULL), (117, 'Horse racing tips for yorks meeting today?????????????quick!!!!!!!need a bet on!!!!!!!!!?', 'Is Bertoliver,Twice Over or Centennial(In the same race)And Benandonner any good?\ni dnt get it?no.3?wich racecourse?what time?', '1340.....7\n1410.....7\n1440.....6\n1510.....6\n1545.....2\n1620.....4\n1655.....9\ni post my picks at www.reyenterprise.com', '20080515022648AATgvvV', 5, NULL), (118, 'Horse Racing tips next couple of days?', 'Haven''t been following much racing since the summer fancy a bit of a bet in the next couple of days any help appreciated', '$100,000 California Derby (Golden Gate Fields) Sat. 1/16/10... Race #8.... "Our Minesweeper" to win. Likes the track. But, watch out for "Ranger Heartley" (could go wire to wire) and likes the distance. That is if your interested in the races in the U.S. \n\nUpdated Info: **The second half of my answer was correct! Ranger Heartley took the field and led wire to wire for the win!.. Our Minesweeper was off the pace and running in 3rd a length off the lead, but gave way and failed to rally in the stretch run to finish 5th.... "Heartley" "Valentine" Is there a connection here?.....lol lol\n\n...Billy Ray', '20100114120433AAfK5Ff', 5, NULL), (119, 'HORSE RACING ANY TIPS FOR A BEGINNER?', 'I LIVE IN CALIFORNIA AND I AM THINKING ABOUT BETTING ON HORSES...I NEVER DONE THIS AND I AM NOT SURE WHAT TO DO...IS THERE ANY MONEY TO BE MADE ON THIS??? HOW DO I KNOW WHAT HORSE IS THE BEST TO PLACE MY BET? HOW DO I BET? HOW DO I WIN? ANY INFO WILL HELP..', 'You need to learn how the system works first. Know how to read a racing form. This is not the easiest thing to learn, but it is everything you need to know. Know who are the best trainers, owners, jockeys, and horses. Learn PP''s (Past Performances), breeding, and all the aspects you can. Betting the horses and winning is a lot harder than you may think. Here is some betting you may want to know.\nWIN: If your selection finishes first you collect the amount of the Win payoff. \nPLACE: If your selection finishes first or second you collect the amount of the Place payoff.\nSHOW: If your selection finished first second or third you collect the amount of the Show pay off.\nACROSS-THE –BOARD:This is when you want to bet a selection to Win, Place and Show. Instead of making three separate wages you combine them on one ticket. A minimum bet of $2.00 “across the board” will cost you $6.00. If your selection wins you collect the combined amount of the three Win, Place and Show payoffs. If your section comes in second you collect the combined amount of the Place and Show payoffs. If your selection comes in third you win the amount of the show pay off. \n\nb]Exotic Bets\nExacta: This wager requires picking two horse to come in first and second in a single race in the exact order. Most players betting an exacta will box the bet to cover the possibility of the two horses coming finishing in the opposite order.\n\nQuinella: This wager is similar to the Exacta because you pick two horses to finish first and second but they do not have to finish in the exact order.\n\nTrifecta: This wager requires picking three horses in a single race to finish in the exact order. Many tracks will let you place Trifecta bets in one dollar increments.\n\nThe Box\nBoxing your selection gives you more of a chance to win. The term “Box” is used when you want to cover every possible way to win. Boxing your selection requires making multiple bets and requires more money. For instance it you bet a two dollar exacta on Horses number 4 to finish first and number 6 to finish second but you also want to cover in case horse 6 finishes first and horse 4 finishes second you would box the exacta and pay another $2 so the box bet would cost $4.00.