May Handicapping Myths &'s Jeremy Plonk has been using the Betmix online handicapping database to investigate some common handicapping myths. Read & click below for his discoveries in May.

Bet Against Derby Alumni Next Out?

The taxing nature of the Kentucky Derby, its mile and one-quarter distance under 126 pounds and uniquely large field size, are reasons why many handicappers openly look to beat those runners in their next starts.
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Are Fewer Horses Showing Up for the Preakness?

I dialed up the Betmix database to look at how many horses have come out of the Derby to run back in the Preakness over the past 8 years.
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Better Bets as the Day Progresses?

How a racing office puts together a day’s card is most often the best way to maximize betting handle. Races with smaller fields and heavy favorites tend to draw less handle, and often are placed early in the racing day. 
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Are Early Season 2YO Races All About the Chalk?

As the juvenile campaign deepens, form fills in a bit with 2-year-olds and the handicapping process starts to balance some. But early in the year, we really only have workouts, trainer stats, pedigree and the tote to guide us. Many horseplayers are adamant that the live money shows on the babies.
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