Thoroughbred Characteristics

What to Look For in Your Horse

As with any athlete, physical appearances are an important factor in sizing up competition. Horse racing is no different, and what your eyes tell you about the horse can be a helpful tool in betting. Here's a few tips on what to look for as the horses come into the Paddock to give you additional insight beyond the statistics in the program.

Characteristics of a Horse

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When handicapping a race, there are many factors to consider. The horse’s performance history is a good place to start, along with past race results, speed and class figures. Learn more at How to Read the Program

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