PEDIGREE HANDICAPPING – 2019 DERBY DISTANCE SIRES
April 18th, 2019

Which horses can get the distance? That’s a central handicapping question around the Kentucky Derby every year. After several months of prep races we have clues. Pedigree is also a key piece of the equation. Using the sire search function within the Betmix Angler handicapping software we scanned starters at 9 furlongs or longer for Read More


SHARP ANGLES – LEXINGTON STAKES
April 12th, 2019

Lexington S. (G3) at Keeneland 8.5F on Dirt (April 13, 2019) Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 14 8.5F Graded Stakes for 3-year-olds at Keeneland Date Range: January 1, 2012 – Present Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Average Earnings Today’s Distance Factor Stats: 13 contenders, 5 winners (38%, $18.60 flat win bet return, 171 ROI%), 7 win/place (53% $6.90 Read More


SHARP ANGLES – BLUE GRASS STAKES
April 5th, 2019

Blue Grass S. (G2) at Keeneland 9F on Dirt (April 6, 2019) Horse Racing Data Analyzed: The last 6 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland Date Range: January 1, 2012 – Present Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Average of Last 3 Late Pace Factor Stats: 6 contenders, 4 winners (66%, $21.20 flat win bet return, 276 ROI%), 5 Read More


PEDIGREE HANDICAPPING – KEENELAND TURF SIRES
March 29th, 2019

There is no surer sign of spring in Central Kentucky than the opening of the Keeneland meeting each April. Spring comes day earlier in 2019 with the track offering up it’s opening day card on Thursday, April 4. Turf racing also springs back into action on the Kentucky circuit after a winter competing on the Read More


SHARP ANGLES – MERVIN MUNIZ MEMORIAL HANDICAP
March 22nd, 2019

Mervin Muniz Memorial H. (G2) at Fair Grounds 9F on Dirt (March 23, 2019) Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 13 9-furlong stakes at Fair Grounds Date Range: January 1, 2012 – Present Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Average Last 3 Turn Time Factor Stats: 13 contenders, 5 winners (38%, $49.20 flat win bet return, 289 ROI%), 8 win/place Read More


SHARP ANGLES – REBEL STAKES (2 DIVISIONS)
March 15th, 2019

Rebel S. (G2) at Oaklawn Park (2 Divisions Race 8 & 10) 8.5F on Dirt (March 16, 2019) Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 28 8.5-furlong stakes for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park Date Range: January 1, 2012 – Present Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Average Last 3 Turn Time Factor Stats: 32 contenders, 8 winners (25%, $142.40 flat win Read More


SHARP ANGLES – FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH DAY AT GULFSTREAM PARK
February 28th, 2019

We put the Betmix Angler handicapping software to work this week to find profitable factors for all nine stakes races on the March 2 Fountain of Youth Day card at Gulfstream Park: Palm Beach S. (G3) & Herecomesthebride S. (G3) 8.5F Turf (Races 4 & 8) Races Analyzed – 42 8.5F turf stakes for 3-year-olds Read More


SHARP ANGLES – BUENA VISTA STAKES
February 21st, 2019

Buena Vista S. (G2) at Santa Anita 8F on Turf (February 23) Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 79 8-furlong graded turf stakes at Santa Anita Date Range: January 1, 2012 – Present Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Average Turf Earnings Factor Stats: 79 contenders, 28 winners (35%, $33.40 flat win bet return, 121 ROI%), 30 win/place (49%, $5.00 Read More


PEDIGREE HANDICAPPING – 2018 TURF SIRES
February 15th, 2019

When we analyzed the top 15 turf sires of 2017 last winter we were surprised to learn that only the runners sired by Giant’s Causeway had produced a flat Win bet profit. This year we went a little deeper, looking at the top 25 grass sires (ranked by progeny earnings on the Blood-Horse General Sire Read More


SHARP ANGLES – SAM F. DAVIS STAKES
February 8th, 2019

Sam F. Davis S. at Tampa Bay Downs 8.5F on Dirt (February 9) Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 12 8.5-furlong graded dirt stakes at Tampa Bay Downs Date Range: January 1, 2012 – Present Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Trainer This Year Factor Stats: 19 contenders, 7 winners (36%, $37.80 flat win bet return, 199 ROI%), 13 win/place/show Read More


SHARP ANGLES – HOLY BULL STAKES
January 31st, 2019

Holy Bull S. at Gulfstream Park 8.5F on Dirt (February 2) Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 27 8.5-furlong graded dirt stakes at Gulfstream Park Date Range: January 1, 2012 – Present Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Last Late Pace Factor Stats: 27 contenders, 12 winners (44%, $33.20 flat win bet return, 161 ROI%), 21 win/place/show (77%, $6.90 flat Read More


SHARP ANGLES – LA PREVOYANTE S. & W. L. MCKNIGHT S.
January 25th, 2019

La Prevoyante S. & W. L. McKnight S. at Gulfstream Park 12F on Turf (January 26) Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 22 12-furlong turf stakes at Gulfstream Park Date Range: January 1, 2012 – Present Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Best Speed Turf Factor Stats: 26 contenders, 8 winners (30%, $21.40 flat win bet return, 141 ROI%), 16 Read More


2018 STAKES REVIEW – TRAINERS
January 18th, 2019

Last week, we used the Betmix Angler online handicapping software to see which jockeys performed best in six 2018 stakes race categories. This week we take a look at the trainers. There were few surprises with Bob Baffert showing the most wins in Dirt Middle Distance and Distances stakes and ranking second only to Steve Read More


2018 STAKES REVIEW – JOCKEYS
January 11th, 2019

It was another great year in thoroughbred racing and another year where big data and advanced metrics took further hold in front offices across American sports. Readers of this post likely know that this approach to thoroughbred handicapping arrived a few years ago when Betmix was launched. The Angler interface is where Betmix users can Read More


SHARP ANGLES – PAN ZARETA STAKES
January 4th, 2019

Pan Zareta S. at Fair Grounds 5.5F on Turf (January 5) Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 37 5.5-furlong turf stakes at Fair Grounds Date Range: January 1, 2012 – Present Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Average of Last 3 Late Pace Factor Stats: 37 contenders, 13 winners (35%, $35.00 flat win bet return, 147 ROI%), 24 win/place/show (64%, Read More


SHARP ANGLES – TROPICAL PARK DERBY & OAKS
December 28th, 2018

Tropical Park Derby & Tropical Park Oaks at Gulfstream Park 8.5F on Turf (December 29) Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 40 8.5-furlong turf stakes for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park Date Range: January 1, 2012 – Present Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Average Turf Earnings Factor Stats: 39 contenders, 13 winners (33%, $71.40 flat win bet return, 191 ROI%), Read More


SHARP ANGLES – BONAPAW STAKES
December 21st, 2018

Bonapaw S. at Fair Grounds 5.5F on Turf (December 22) Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 36 5.5-furlong turf stakes at Fair Grounds Date Range: January 1, 2012 – Present Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Average of Last 3 Late Pace Factor Stats: 36 contenders, 12 winners (33%, $30.20 flat win bet return, 141 ROI%), 23 win/place/show (63%, $9.40 Read More


PEDIGREE HANDICAPPING – 2YO DISTANCE SIRES
December 14th, 2018

There have been a little over 500 North American races for juveniles going 8 furlongs or longer in 2018. Pedigree can be a prime factor in determining which horses are likely to excel when released from sprint compeition. Luckily the Betmix Angler handicapping software provides Betmix handicappers the option of analyzing sire performance. The charts Read More


SHARP ANGLES – MISS AMERICA S.
December 7th, 2018

Miss America S. at Golden Gate Fields (2 divisions) 8.5F on Turf (December 8) Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 17 8.5-furlong turf stakes at Golden Gate Date Range: January 1, 2012 – Present Sharp Angle: Ranked 1st in Win % Factor Stats: 17 contenders, 6 winners (35%, $37.60 flat win bet return, 210 ROI%), 11 win/place/show (64%, $25.60 Read More


SHARP ANGLES – GO FOR WAND H. & CIGAR MILE H.
November 30th, 2018

Go For Wand H. & Cigar Mile H. at Aqueduct 8F on Dirt (December 1) Horse Racing Data Analyzed: 24 8-furlong graded dirt stakes at Aqueduct Date Range: January 1, 2012 – Present Sharp Angle: Ranked in Top 3 Days Since Last Race & 1st in In The Money % Factor Stats: 18 contenders, 6 winners (33%, Read More