HOW TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL HORSEPLAYER
The Story of "Mr. Superfecta" (Part 1)
Step 1: Test yourself
Compare the differences between what you do and what pros do.
Let's now start to learn how to become a professional horseplayer!
Many horse racing fans sometimes win at horse racing, but they are still losing money in the end; while those a few professional horseplayers continue to fatten their wallets.
You might say to yourself, “Are there any secrets?” Jumping straight to the conclusion, we say, “Yes. But the clues are not that mysterious. They are simple enough that anyone can put them to use.”
Like most of the experienced horse racing fans, Jennifer Chen, who is the 73 year-old mother of one of our handicapping team members, usually picks the winning horses well.
She has enjoyed horse racing as a hobby for almost 30 years and her handicapping results are often better than those of professional handicappers. However, on most days, she seldom if ever wins – taking home almost empty purse.
Fortunately, she never brings more than $200 and she doesn’t use an ATM card at the racetrack. But on those very rare lucky days, she hits a big Trifecta and takes home several hundred dollars – smiling and shopping at a grocery market on the way home.
Kenny vs. Jenny
On the other hand, Jennifer’s son, Kenny, makes a solid income from horse racing.
He is one of our handicapping team members, who has taken on horse racing as his daily job. Even a few years ago, he was a small business owner as well as a recreational racing fan.
After a long history of losing in horse racing betting, he figured out the winning strategies for himself and finally invented his unique betting systems.
Naturally, he changed his job to professional horseplayer and has had successful years. And, now he is living a new life.
Kenny, or Jenny?
Now, let’s find out the differences in these two players’ betting styles.
If you don’t care about spending some money for horse racing as your exciting hobby, you don’t have to be serious about it. However, if you want to make money while enjoying horse racing, you need to read this book very seriously.
Let’s zoom in on our two friends and expose their behaviors at the racetrack. We watched them for a whole racing day in order to find something different between these two. As a result, we found three major differences in their habits.
The first thing we found was that Jennifer was too busy to even have a meal time because she played all races including some simulcast races from other racetracks.
Sometimes, she was too late to even make wagers because she spent too much time mulling over how to bet. Meanwhile, Kenny waited for his prearranged races that he surmised how the race would be set up. He had leisurely watched the other races while drinking a cup of coffee, without making any bets.
What's Wrong with Jenny?
The second thing was that Jennifer wagered so many different amounts and types at the same race: $1 Exacta Box, $1 Trifecta, 10 cent Superfecta, $2 Win, $3 Place, $5 Show, $2 Daily Double, 50 cent Pick 4, and so on.
Oftentimes, placing her wagers would extend until the starting bell rang, regardless of the long line of complaints behind her at the mutual window.
By the way, Kenny had completed his wager in a minute using a self-wagering machine and went back to his seat before the race started. He had already planned his wager the night before.
The third difference was that Jennifer frequently changed her key horse if the crowds did not support it. When the actual odd of her key horse increased from the morning line odd, she lost her self-confidence and changed the key horse immediately to the betting favorite.
As luck would have it, most times, her original pick crossed the finish line first. She was very disappointed; regretting and blaming herself. At the same time, her son skipped betting on the race and just watched, waiting for upcoming his race.
Now, reflect upon yourself. Whose betting style is similar to yours in the racetrack: the mother Jenny or the son Kenny?
Step 2: Get a Pro’s Mind
Throw away old habits and restart with a professional mindset.
If you think your betting habits are like Jennifer’s, you must change those in order to become a professional horseplayer and to make income from horse racing. That doesn’t mean you should quit your current job. If you are a weekend racing fan, you can be a weekend pro. Now, are you ready to get a pro’s mind?
First off, you should be proud of your decision to become a professional horseplayer. A professional horseplayer doesn’t mean a gambler; it is one of the occupations such as a stock market investor. The goal of businessmen, like stock market investors, is to make profit. And the goal of professional horseplayers is the same as theirs.
Probability, or Luck?
The main difference between a professional horseplayer and a gambler is what they are depending on: probability or luck. You could get a big money hitting the lottery jackpot but the probability would be close to zero. For the consistent profits, you should not rely on your luck.
We, professional horseplayers, always think of probability. Increasing the probability of winning is the key to success. To get a high winning probability, we must pass on the race we cannot guess the racing scenario.
For example, in a maiden claiming race that 8 out of 10 horses are first-time starters. Sometimes the insiders know which horse is the strongest and will finish first. The tote board tells us some signals, but it is very dangerous to bet on them.
Most gamblers and recreational racing fans usually bet on these kinds of races, but we never do that. The choice of the races to play is the foremost important thing for a professional horseplayer to get a high winning probability. If you can keep this rule, you could become a pro.
We emphasize that the choice of the races to play is the main key to success. Once again, the importance of the choice of the races to play cannot be emphasized enough.
Step 3: Apply a System
Analyze a race and apply a proper winning system.
However, there is no use guessing correctly if you do not make correct wagers. Jennifer sometimes picked three contenders and they came home first, second, and third, but she still couldn’t win because she used only one horse in the top spot for her Trifecta tickets, which finished second.
Therefore, you must apply a proper wagering system, after you pick the key horses, especially for Trifecta and Superfecta. For example, if you find that there are two strong contenders you can use our Pair-Trawl System™.
If you think there is a very strong contender and there are two possible matching longshots – or, contrastingly, there is a possible longshot and two strong contenders – you would better off using our Single-Double System™.
Are you ready to go further?
posted by racinginfo.net