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Betting On Horse Racing - Look What I Found

Posted by Brian Mulligan on 12/10/2012 5:42:41 PM

Strange things happen once in awhile, like a bank error in your favor, but for a talented Michigan horseplayer, something happened to him recently that all online sports betting players would covet.

About a week ago he was playing horses in Southern California and had a little hit in the Pick 4. He made a .50-cent wager and was alive to the last race at Betfair Hollywood Park and he watched his 17-1 pick English Puddin get home.

The Pick 4 played a healthy $1,171 and change and he was pretty happy with the day’s work.

Then things got crazy.

Ron was pretty excited but when he checked his horse betting account balance, his account read nearly $200,000.

It had slipped his mind that he had used a 10-1 shot to win prior race in the Pick Six and then that wager returned the windfall.

Lesson to be learned, check your tickets and check that account balance.


My colleague and good friend Jon White, who is also the line maker at Santa Anita, had a very interesting column on Xpressbet last week.

Jon called to task the concept of calling all synthetic tracks ‘fast’ and he made one heck of a case.

The case is about the runner Reneesgotzip, who won on the Polytrack at Del Mar in September that was listed ‘fast’ in 1:08.23. On December 2, the same horses won on the Cushion Track at Hollywood going the same 6 furlongs in 1:13.05, a near 5 full seconds difference but both tracks were listed as fast.

White took it a step farther by using the old one-fifth of a second equals a length equation; Reneesgotzip ran 24 lengths slower in the December race.

This proves that the fast call across the board just doesn’t make sense and online sports betting site players should be able to adjust to the condition of certain tracks by keeping tight records about how tracks are playing on any particular day.


Smiling Tiger won the recent Vernon O. Underwood Stakes and he came out of the race no worst for wear.

He figures to have one more start in a stakes and then head to Dubai.

Trainer Doug O’Neill was not happy with the way Richard’s Kid performed in the Native Diver Stakes.

The runner was 4th but his trainer is still hoping for huge move up in 2013.


If you were wondering where Pat Valenzuela has been, wonder no more. He had surgery on his right knee and will be gone until at least January.

He dealt with the pain in order to ride Acclamation in the Breeders’ Cup but the horse didn’t make the races in November.

Tom Knust, former racing secretary on the SoCal circuit, books the mounts for P Val but he will continue to stay busy as agent for Kevin Krigger, who has been picking up some solid betting sites business since moving his tack from Northern California.

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