All Day Racing Talks, Episode #1: Ainslie’s Complete Guide to Thoroughbred Racing

In the first episode, I discuss Ainslie’s classic text (published 1968, revised 1988) with an eye towards its relevance for the contemporary handicapper. I sift through the still-relevant material to find important detailed insights into trainer intent, betting personality, darkening form, incentives, spotting improving condition in running lines, legitimate favorites, reliable geldings, tote-board watching (e.g. “the hold steady”), the unpredictability of the game, and more.

51 minutes.




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Image: Johndoe40, “Hollywood Park.” Copyright 2008.