Do you want to know how to be more successful handicapping horse races? Maybe you want to know how to bet on horses and make a profit. While there are no guarantees that you will ever be good enough to make a consistent profit playing the ponies, there are things you can do to improve your game right away.
One of the best ways to be successful at almost any endeavor is to find out the habits and methods of successful people and then to do the same things. In other words, rather than stumbling along in the dark groping for ways to win, find another person who is a winner and see how s/he did it. I know you may have heard this before and maybe you’ve read some books by the top handicapping writers and think that should be enough, but how about looking elsewhere for tips on success?
Horse racing writers may give you good tips on picking winners and evaluating the runners, but there are people who succeed in other fields and maybe you can learn from them and take whatever you learn and apply it to horse racing. One such successful person that I’ve learned from is Thomas Edison. Thomas Edison not only made a fortune, but he invented and improved many things we use today.
In his time, Thomas Edison was one of the most famous and respected men in the world. While we can’t all be creative geniuses, we can be smart enough to ask, “How did he do it?” We can also read about his amazing ability to solve problems and how he functioned from day to day to get insight into how a true genius was able to find answers to difficult problems.
I honestly don’t know if Edison played the horses, but I’m guessing he was too busy inventing to spend much time at the track. I do know that one of his habits has helped me to be a better handicapper and here’s how you can be a better handicapper, too, though this may not work for everyone.