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 easier to produce a return on investment. I had the most success at Woodbine and Aqueduct, where I became familiar with the best jockeys and trainers at those tracks. Sometimes it can be the smallest piece of information that will make a difference between winning and losing. You have to study racing forms and listen to the pros to find a good reason for wagering on a horse. Past performance, speed, power, pace, class, distance, surface, position, jockey, trainer, and other intangibles all go into the equation. Then, you have to construct your wager with some degree of efficiency. Thoroughbreds are athletes, not machines. Good luck in 2018.