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Handicapping Basics

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Gettin' up on some handicapping books.

HBD: Reducing The Handicapping Learning Curve

Horse Betting Direct is a new website/handicapping sheet, designed to provide a handicapping tool that is quick to read and easier for all bettors to use at the track

Pedigree Terminology

Behind the scenes of the races, away from the bright lights of the Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup, far from the throngs of bettors that pack venues for the major events of the racing year, breeders work every day to make the industry go round.

Recommended Reading

Looking for a book on wagering, money management or just general handicapping? Check out our recommended reading list for some of our favorite books

Horse Racing Terminology

What's a tag? What does it mean if a horse is "washed out"? What the hell do the odds mean in terms of payouts? All your answers belong to us!

A Beginner's Guide to the Breeders' Cup

A Beginner's Guide to the Breeders' Cup

New Student Orientation

Never played the horses and don't know where to start? A few basics for finding information for the non-hardcore horse racing fans.