If you’re looking for an easy way to handicap horse races and pick more winners, you’re not alone. There are thousands of people who’d love to scan a racing form for a few minutes and then cash a big win ticket on a horse. If you don’t believe that, just go to an OTB parlor where they provide free programs for their patrons and watch the one minute handicappers scan one of the house programs and then rush up to make a bet.
The same people who put so little into picking a winner howl the loudest when their horse doesn’t win. Many will pout and voice their righteous indignation that all the seconds they invested into trying to figure out the complex mystery of a horse race was wasted because the horse and rider failed to match their expectations.
Even though they lose time and again the same people will continue the same futile efforts to pick winners, never investing the time or effort it truly requires. If you, like them, think that picking winners is easy and you can make a profit with very little effort, then you’re doomed to the same losing results. Here’s the truth about picking winners at the horse races and doing it consistently — it’s not easy and it requires some effort.
So if you really want to make money handicapping horse races you’re going to have to put something into it in order to get something back. There are some shortcuts, however, that can speed up the process and save you time when you set your sights on being a pro. First of all, don’t believe the cons. There are ads for horse racing systems that tell you that you’ll do very little work and will make a fortune. Turn the race track into your own
By win, of course, I mean make a profit from your bets and wagers. That’s not as easy as it appears at first. You may have some beginner’s luck, but that doesn’t last long. For some people, once the beginner’s luck is gone, they lose their taste for racing, but others whose curiosity has been stimulated, may want to look into it and find out just how people win and pick winning horses.
That’s when they’ll start hearing or reading about horse racing systems. It starts to sound easy and there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. Of course, all you have to do is buy one of these guides or books and you can learn to pick winners in not time, right? Some wonderful horse racing systems even offer to automatically pick winners, trifectas, whatever you like.
After purchasing some of these wonder systems and methods and starting their own personal library the would be handicappers learn another painful truth about horse racing. There are people who will promise you the moon, but can’t deliver. There are no automatic systems or methods for picking winners at the horse races. Some of the methods that are sold will help you to become a better horse player or handicapper.
They will teach you some of the basics and if you’re lucky, some of the angles and spot plays that often do pay enough to eke out some profit. But buyer beware because nothing works all the time, while on the other hand, almost anything will work some of the time when it comes to picking winners. You may get a method that seems to be making money and decide to start wagering big and that is usually a big mistake.
Risking more than you can afford to lose is asking for trouble at the horse races because it is unpredictable and will turn on you. The best you can hope for if you want to be a successful horse player is to learn several good systems and then develop your sense of when to play each one of them and when to lay off. You may find that one system works well at one track and during a particular time of year while another works somewhere else.
Isn’t that true of almost everything else in life? Then why would it be any different at the horse races? While I may have burst your bubble by telling you it isn’t easy and there are no automatic systems, I’ve also told you how you really may improve your ability to pick winners and you might have a slim chance of success and that, while it may not be what you wanted to hear, is more realistic and will serve you better in the long run.