SHARP ANGLES – SPRINGBOARD MILE & TRAPEZE S.
December 15th, 2017

Springboard Mile S. & Trapeze S. 8F on Dirt (December 17) Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 14 Remington Park two-year-old Stakes at 8F Date Range: January 1, 2013 – Present Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Speed This Distance Factor Stats: 15 contenders, 2 winners (20%, $50.60 flat win bet profit, 268 ROI%), 8 win/place/show (53%, $34.10 Read More


PEDIGREE HANDICAPPING – TURF SIRES
December 8th, 2017

In our first couple Pedigree Handicapping posts we focused on the wagering prospects of runners by the leading First Crop and overall Juvenile sires in North America. This time we shift our focus to turf sires. Our starting point is the list of top 15 North American sires of turf starters in 2017. Surprisingly, only Read More


PEDIGREE HANDICAPPING – PROFITABLE JUVENILE SIRES
November 24th, 2017

In our last Pedigree Handicapping post we highlighted the Betmix Angler Sires feature and examined the ROI of runners by the Top 15 First Crop sires. This time we take a look at the Top 15 overall North American juvenile sires. The juvenile progeny of Canadian stallion Silent Name have been very kind to win Read More


PEDIGREE HANDICAPPING – PROFITABLE FIRST CROP SIRES
November 17th, 2017

Sire statistics are a lesser-known feature within Betmix Angler and lesser known information can be a boon to thoroughbred handicappers. In the future, we’ll be taking a more detailed look at how this unique info can be parsed and applied. Today we examine the early performance of North America’s newest sires. Looking at the Top Read More


SHARP ANGLES – JAMMED LOVELY S.
November 10th, 2017

Jammed Lovely S. 7F on All-Weather (November 11) Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 13 filly & mare stakes Woodbine stakes going 7F on all-weather Date Range: January 1, 2013 – Present Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Speed Last Speed Race Factor Stats: 16 contenders, 8 winners (50%, $23.90 flat win bet profit, 174 ROI%), 12 win/place/show Read More


BETMIX ANGLER BREEDERS’ CUP PICKS
November 2nd, 2017

We took a look at the last 4 years worth of Breeders’ Cup races in Angler to see what factors and rankings were common among winners. The goal was to narrow down the contenders in each race to those that match the profile of previous winners. Four years is a small sample, but that’s all Read More


SHARP ANGLES – TWILIGHT DERBY
October 27th, 2017

Twilight Derby S. (G2) 9F on turf (October 28) Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 22 3yo stakes on turf Date Range: January 1, 2013 – Present Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Last Speed Factor Stats: 29 contenders, 11 winners (38%, $11.60 flat win bet profit, 120 ROI%), 23 win/place/show (79%, $9.50.40 place bet profit & $14.00 show bet Read More


NEW! OWNER/TRAINER STATS
October 18th, 2017

We’ve added a new tab to the Factor Statistics widget called O/T Stats which stands for Owner/Trainer stats. Owner/Trainer stats show you how often a trainer and owner have raced together and what kind of success they have had. This kind of information has always given me an edge in the past, but it has Read More


NEW! MORE DETAILED BIRDDOG FILTERS
October 18th, 2017

The key to winning handicapping is to have the best stats available to you at all times. When looking at similar races from the past its always best to compare apples to apples! We have made a simple change to BirdDog that gives you much more control over the stats you see for any race. Read More


SHARP ANGLES – E. P. TAYLOR S.
October 13th, 2017

E. P. Taylor S. (G1) 10F on turf (October 15) Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 16 stakes Woodbine stakes at 10F on turf Date Range: January 1, 2013 – Present Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Average Speed Last 3 Factor Stats: 18 contenders, 7 winners (39%, $18.80 flat win bet profit, 152 ROI%), 11 win/place ($61%, Read More


QUESTION OF THE WEEK – HOW CAN I BUILD JOCKEY/TRAINER ANGLES?
October 5th, 2017

Q: How can I use Angler to build trainer or jockey angles? A: Great question.  Keeneland is getting ready to start this weekend, and there are several great angles to build around trainers and jockeys at that track.  We looked at the last three fall meets at KEE in Angler and pulled out this data: Read More


KEENELAND HANDICAPPING TIPS
October 4th, 2017

Friday is opening day for Keeneland’s Fall Meet.  Its a short meet: (Oct. 6-28), and when you run into short meets at tracks with big purses like Keeneland, the best approach is often to focus on dominant trainers and jockeys. Keeneland is located in Lexington, KY,which is the heart of the thoroughbred industry. Most prominent Read More


SHARP ANGLES – ACK ACK STAKES
September 29th, 2017

Ack Ack S. (G3) 8F on dirt (September 30) Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 21 stakes at one mile on dirt at Churchill Downs Date Range: January 1, 2013 – Present Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Last Late Pace Factor Stats: 23 contenders, 7 winners (30%, $31.40 flat win bet profit, 168% ROI) 10 win/place (43%, $6.00 place bet profit, 114% Read More


SHARP ANGLES – NATALMA S. & SUMMER S.
September 16th, 2017

Natalma Stakes (G1) & Summer Stakes (G2) 8F on turf (September 17) Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 8 stakes for two-year-olds at 8F on turf Date Range: January 1, 2013 – Present Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Last Late Pace Factor Stats: 9 contenders, 4 winners (44%), $50.30 flat win bet profit (379 ROI%) and $15.90 flat place Read More


QUESTION OF THE WEEK – WHAT IS MIXBOT?
September 14th, 2017

Q: What is Mixbot and how does it work? A: MixBot handicaps previous similar races, trying to find a mix that would have selected the winner in those races, and then applies that mix to the current race you are handicapping. The MixBot results are found in the handicapping overview section and are categorized by Read More


QUESTION OF THE WEEK – WHERE CAN I FIND MORE TRACK INFO?
September 6th, 2017

Q: Where can I find out more information about what is happening at the tracks I play? A: In addition to all of the horse specific handicapping data we compile at Betmix, we maintain data about each race track. You can find some of that information in the Handicapping Journal, and more detailed stats about each Read More


SHARP ANGLES – DEL MAR DERBY
September 3rd, 2017

Sharp Angle – Sunday, September 3 Del Mar Derby (G2) 9 furlongs on turf Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 14 stakes for 3YOs at 9 furlongs on turf at Del Mar Date Range: January 1, 2013 – Present Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Last E1 Pace Factor Stats: 18 contenders, 5 winners (37%, $39.80 flat win bet profit, 210 ROI% Read More


QUESTION OF THE WEEK – BIRDDOG
August 31st, 2017

Q: Can I make BirdDog open up using the last 100 races as the default? A: Yes!  We recently made some changes to BirdDog that allow you to pick the number of past races that are used to compile the statistics for each of the handicapping factors.  You can choose to use the last 200, Read More


SHARP ANGLES – TRAVERS STAKES
August 26th, 2017

Travers Stakes 10F on dirt (August 26) Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 9 Grade 1’s for three-year-olds at 10F on dirt Date Range: January 1, 2013 – Present Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Last Late Pace Factor Stats: 9 contenders, 3 winners (33%, $31.60 flat win bet profit, 275 ROI% & $5.30 flat place bet profit) It makes intuitive sense that late runners should Read More


NEW! BETTER BIRDDOG STATISTICS
August 25th, 2017

At the core of almost everything in BetMix are the statistics about handicapping factors. When you are handicapping a 6 furlong dirt claiming race at Saratoga which factors are the most important?  When you know that you start to build mixes, angles, etc.  We use those stats to rank the horses in the Handicapping Overview Read More