2016 Wagering Season Review

Published by Lucky Dog under Horse Racing.

As 2016 comes to an end, it’s time to look back and review what was learned from this year’s horse racing season. I was never able to come close to my $750 trifecta win earlier in the season. Tracks like Del Mar, Woodbine, Belmont, and Aqueduct proved to be a challenge. I have yet to find a formula […]

TVG Online Horse Wagering

Published by Lucky Dog under Horse Racing.

In July 2016 online horse wagering became legal in the state of Minnesota. Being an avid horse race fan, I took advantage of the new law and opened an online wagering account on TVG. For the most part it has been a good experience being able to pick and choose the races I want to watch […]

2016 Wagering Tactics

Published by Lucky Dog under Horse Racing.

Every year I try something new to help improve my horse wagering results. This year I’ve been using the new TrackMaster® EquiGraphix report from Equibase. The report costs $3 for one race card. It includes the TrackMaster Platinum PP’s and 4 additional online screens of info, Bubble Capper, Signals, Speed/Class graphs, and Player graphs. The BubbleCapper is […]

Winter Horse Tracks

Published by Lucky Dog under Horse Racing.

When the local horse track is closed for the season, you have to look elsewhere for horse racing action. In the winter months, the only US tracks that are open are in the southern half of the country. On the weekends you can always find a large track that is open. But on a weekday, […]

2015 Canterbury Wagering Results

Published by Lucky Dog under Horse Racing.

Canterbury Park’s 2015 live horse racing season came to a close yesterday (Sept. 12, 2015). This year, I decided to keep track of my wins and losses, so that I could measure my wagering performance. It is now time to look back on the season to see how I did. I visited the race track […]

Las Vegas Trip

Published by Lucky Dog under Casinos, Slots.

A lot has changed since the last time I was in Vegas almost 30 years ago. The hotels are bigger, but the party atmosphere is still the same. We stayed at the Tuscany Resort & Casino, which is about a quarter mile from Bally’s on Flamingo Road. We visited 24 casinos and many of the […]

Indian Casino Action

Published by Lucky Dog under Casinos, Indian Casinos, Minnesota, Wisconsin.

Indian Casinos in Wisconsin and Minnesota seem to be doing well. Most are expanding and adding more attractions this year. Unfortunately, that means they are still collecting our hard earned money in exchange for less than expected payouts. Reaching the bonus round on a slot machine used to mean a nice $100+ payout. Now the […]

2014 Horse Racing Season

Published by Lucky Dog under Horse Racing.

Since I haven’t posted here in a while, I thought it would be good to recap my 2014 horse wagering season. They are just past the halfway mark at Canterbury Park here in Minnesota and I’ve been to the track about a dozen times. I can only recall about three times where I left with more money than […]

Too much handicapping

Published by Lucky Dog under Horse Racing.

It seems like the more time I spend handicapping a race, the less likely I am to win any of the wagers I place on that race. Lately, it seems like more long shots are coming in and ruining all of the research that I’ve done. The fastest horse with the best record and best […]

Superfecta Wagering

Published by Lucky Dog under Horse Racing.

My new favorite bet is the 10 cent superfecta box. Picking the top four horses out of a group of six or eight is a challenge that can payoff quite well. The cost for this wager is $2.40, not much more than a $2 win bet. Sometimes I will bump up the wager to 50 […]