Cash Keeper Contest

Published by Lucky Dog under Horse Racing.

I was recently invited to try the new Cash Keeper contest on TVG. The contest is run on a separate website and you use your TVG account to log in and play. Like most contests on TVG it’s free to play. You get $1000 dollars to play with and there are 10 handicapping questions that […]

2018 Wagering Season Review

Published by Lucky Dog under Horse Racing.

The 2018 horse racing season has been the usual mix of highs and lows. I invested about 50% less into my bankroll in 2018, but was able to generate enough wins to enable a similar number of wagers. Unfortunately, my biggest win was only around $300. I put more effort into pick 3’s, 4’s, and […]

2017 Wagering Season Review

Published by Lucky Dog under Horse Racing.

It’s hard to believe a year has passed since my last update. I feel like I have gained more experience this year watching and betting on the races. This still hasn’t translated into any big wins. But, my bankroll has held up much better than last year. At the larger tracks, it was a little […]

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 […]