Archive for: Horse Racing

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 […]

Belmont Stakes 2013

Published by Lucky Dog under Horse Racing.

It seems pointless to analyze the results of a horse race, because you can’t place a post-race bet. The outcome of every race if different, even if you ran the same horses in back to back races. But, it may help you figure out where your thinking was wrong and maybe help you place better […]

Bet Canterbury

Published by Lucky Dog under Horse Racing.

For the 2013 horse racing I set up an online wagering account at Canterbury Park. I’m using a Samsung galaxy tablet with a 7 inch screen. It only works over wifi when you are at the track, but it sure makes placing bets easier. I found that it works better in some locations than others. […]

2013 Racing Season Starting Soon

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

The 2013 horse racing season is only about six weeks away here in Minnesota. ¬†Canterbury Park has it’s first race scheduled for May 17, 2013. I can’t say that the start of the 2013 gaming season for me has been very good so far. I’ve been to the casino about four times and only recall […]

Breeder’s Cup Simulcast

Published by Lucky Dog under Horse Racing.

On November 3rd the 2012 Breeder’s Cup horse races were held at the Santa Anita track in CA. The Breeder’s Cup brings out the best of the best horses, Jockeys, and trainers from around the world.¬†We went to Canterbury Park to watch the simulcast and wager on the last 6 races. I’ve never been to […]

Night Racing

Published by Lucky Dog under Horse Racing.

The 2012 horse racing season is almost at a close here in Minnesota. On Friday night, my girlfriend and I went to the track to test our horse picking skills. We don’t usually go to night sessions, which run from 7pm to 10:45 pm, but decided to see what it was like under the lights. […]

Betting tips

Published by Lucky Dog under Horse Racing.

This past weekend I made all but one of my wagers using the SAM automated betting machines. I found that it’s easier to make multiple wagers and more exotic wagers using the machine rather than telling someone at the betting window. Say for instance, if you want to make a pick 4 with a combination […]

Handicapping Tips

Published by Lucky Dog under Horse Racing.

Handicapping a horse race is more art than a science. I’ve been to about a dozen horse races in the last year, so I still have a lot to learn. One thing I’ve been struggling with, is trying to determine which information is the most important. It’s easy to get information overload when you start […]

Mystic Lake Derby

Published by Lucky Dog under Horse Racing, Indian Casinos, Minnesota.

This Saturday I was at Canterbury Park for the first running of the Mystic Lake Derby. There was a seven horse field looking to take the $150,000 purse. It was a very close match and extremely hard to pick a winner. Unfortunately, there was a dispute between the 1st and 2nd place horses. The replay […]

Hot Horses in MN

Published by Lucky Dog under Horse Racing.

This past weekend it was in the 90’s here in Minnesota, which makes it feel like the 100’s with the humidity. The horses ran pretty good despite the warm temps. I went back to betting straight exactas and trifectas instead of boxing them. I think I would have won one extra bet if I had […]