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How To Bet Horse Racing Podcast
41 minutes | May 13, 2020
How To Bet the Return to Racing At Churchill Downs
Live racing returns to Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 16, with full fields of horses from throughout the country and in various stages of their form cycles. To help handicappers make sense of what trends might develop and how to wager accordingly, Brisnet's Ed DeRosa welcomes clocker Bruno DeJulio to the TwinSpires How To Bet Horse Racing Podcast. DeJulio's Bruno with the Works product will provide insight on each day's racing card, but ahead of its availability he talks with Ed about training regimen, jockeys, and a key variable to look for when two-year-old racing begins. To access all Churchill Downs handicapping products, including FREE premium past performances, CLICK HERE.
39 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
How To Bet Oaklawn Racing Festival 2020 Featuring Arkansas Derby
Oaklawn Park closes its 2020 meeting with a reconstituted Racing Festival of the South, featuring split divisions of the Arkansas Derby worth $500,000 and 170 Kentucky Derby qualifying points each plus the Oaklawn Handicap and Fantasy Stakes (Friday). Racing analyst Joe Kristufek joins Brisnet's Ed DeRosa to discuss wagering on Oaklawn in general and its 4 graded stakes races this weekend more specifically. For FREE Brisnet PPs of the Arkansas Derby races click here for division 1 and here for division 2. For all handicapping reports, CLICK HERE.
24 minutes | Apr 10, 2020
How To Bet The Power of the New Pace Top
When Lemon Water won the 2nd race on Wednesday, April 8, at Tampa Bay Downs at 44-to-1, many questioned how anyone could have used the previously 0-for-19 filly, but for Predicteform users it was as easy as NPT. NPT stands for New Pace Top, which is one of the most powerful form cycles Predicteform recognizes using its proprietary pace figures. Predicteform's Danny Zucker joins Ed DeRosa on the Twinspires How To Bet Horse Racing Podcast to discuss form cycles, how to put them to use, and what it means for betting the Oaklawn Stakes on Saturday at Oaklawn Park.
39 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
How To Bet the Florida Derby 2020
Gulfstream Park kicked its biggest day up a notch, as the Saturday, March 28, card not only includes the $750,000 Curlin Florida Derby but also an all-stakes Pick 6 with a mandatory payout of the nearly $2M carryover with an expected pool of more than $10M! BetAmerica's Scott Shapiro joins Brisnet's Ed DeRosa on the TwinSpires How To Bet Horse Racing Podcast to discuss the Florida Derby, which is the final leg of that Rainbow 6. Scott and Ed agree on their top pick with slight differences to their approaches to "getting live" to the final leg as well as potentially betting the race vertically. For FREE Florida Derby PPs, CLICK HERE; for all Gulfstream reports, CLICK HERE.
42 minutes | Mar 19, 2020
How To Bet the Louisiana Derby 2020
The 2020 Kentucky Derby is now September 5, but that does not change the make up of part 2 of the Championship Series, as the first 100-points-to-the-winner race is Saturday at Fair Grounds: The $1-million TwinSpires Louisiana Derby! Grant LaGrange of Fair Grounds joins Ed DeRosa to discuss the overflow field, including a look at each horse in the race and how to bet the 1 3/16-mile race based on how others bet the race (it is a pari-mutuel game after all!) Be sure to follow @fairgroundsnola on Twitter for live coverage of the Louisiana and Ed DeRosa @EJXD2 for handicapping insights. Want FREE Brisnet PPs for the whole Louisiana Derby card? CLICK HERE! For all Fair Grounds reports, CLICK HERE.
25 minutes | Mar 12, 2020
How To Bet the Rebel Stakes & Jeff Ruby Steaks 2020
A pair of Kentucky Derby prep races are on Saturday, March 14, and the action in the 6 o'clock (Eastern) hour includes the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park and the Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway Park (click each race name for FREE Ultimate PPs; click each track name for all Brisnet handicapping reports). Predicteform's Danny Zucker joins Ed DeRosa to discuss both races, including the pair landing on the same pair in the Rebel--and neither figures to be among the top 2 choices! Danny also has a couple price shots in the Ruby. Speaking of Predicteform, it's FREE all weekend! Visit TwinSpires to watch and wager on all the action.
30 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
How To Bet the San Felipe 2020 & Other Derby Preps
The biggest weekend on the 2020 Kentucky Derby trail is upon us with a trio of 50-points-to-the-winner races plus the penultimate Future Wager. OptixEQ's Emily Gullikson joins Brisnet's Ed DeRosa on the How To Bet Horse Racing Podcast presented by TwinSpires to discuss the trio of pres, and as Brisnet's Southern California handicapper, Gullikson offers some insight on Nadal and Charlatan, both of which will be among the favorites in the aforementioned future wager. FREE Ultimate PPs for this weekend's action: SAN FELIPE at Santa Anita Parks TAMPA BAY DERBY at Tampa Bay Downs GOTHAM at Aqueduct Derby Future Wager
30 minutes | Feb 28, 2020
How To Bet the Fountain of Youth Stakes 2020
The Triple Crown trail resumes Saturday, Feb. 29, with the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park--the third 50-points-to-the-winner race within the Kentucky Derby Championship Series. Compelling storylines and handicapping variables abound, starting with Dennis' Moment at 2-to-1 (morning line) in his three-year-old debut after an odds on disappointment in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Predicteform's Danny Zucker joins Brisnet's Ed DeRosa to discuss each horse's chances as well as a wagering strategy for this intriguing renewal of the Fountain of Youth. The pair also touch on the American horses in the Saudi Cup.
27 minutes | Feb 14, 2020
How To Bet the Risen Star Stakes 2020
The Kentucky Derby Championship Series begins Saturday at Fair Grounds with the Risen Star Stakes, which was so popular that it split into divisions with each offering 50 points to the winner. To help handicap these competitive fields, Danny Zucker of Predicteform joins Ed DeRosa on the TwinSpires How To Bet Horse Racing Podcast. Both Danny and Ed are looking to beat the favorites in each division and have a few Risen Star double plays mapped out that could return anywhere from 100- to 250-to-1! For all Fair Grounds handicapping reports, CLICK HERE.
16 minutes | Feb 6, 2020
How To Bet the Sam F. Davis Stakes 2020
The penultimate 10-points-to-the-winner Kentucky Derby prep race is Saturday, Feb. 8, when Tampa Bay Downs plays host to the Sam F. Davis Stakes. Undefeated multiple stakes winner Independence Hall looks to join Tiz the Law and Thousand Words as the only winners of multiple Derby Points races, but Ed DeRosa's guest this week, Gus Alonso, thinks a Navarro-trainee stretching out in his stakes debut could give the favorite trouble. Ed & Gus also touch on this week's Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2 while live at the National Horseplayers Championship in Las Vegas. FREE Sam F. Davis PPs KY Derby Future Wager PPs Gus's Spotlight Selections
32 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
How To Bet the Trio of Kentucky Derby Prep Races February 1, 2020
The Kentucky Derby Prep Season continues on Saturday, February 1, with a tri0 of 10-points-to-the-winner races, and Brian DiDonato of Thoroughbred Daily News joins Ed DeRosa to discuss them ahead of week 1 of the Brisnet Triple Crown Throwdown. Brian and Ed discuss the Holy Bull at Gulfstream, the Withers at Aqueduct, and the Robert Lewis at Santa Anita as well as managing a racing stable, which Brian does as director of Franklin Ave Equine. For FREE Ultimate Past Performances of Derby points races, click each race name above. For ALL Brisnet handicapping reports, CLICK HERE.
25 minutes | Jan 23, 2020
How To Bet the Smarty Jones Stakes 2020 at Oaklawn
Oaklawn Park opens its 2020 meeting on Friday, January 24, and the headline event is the Smarty Jones Stakes for Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve hopefuls. Emily Gullikson of Optix and Daily Selections joins Ed DeRosa to discuss this race as well as general handicapping thoughts for attacking the competitive Oaklawn meeting. For FREE Ultimate PPs for the Smarty Jones, CLICK HERE. For all Oaklawn handicapping reports, CLICK HERE. For more information on OptixEQ, CLICK HERE. Follow Emily on Twitter @EmilyOptixEQ, & read her Smarty Jones analysis HERE.
33 minutes | Jan 14, 2020
How To Bet the Lecomte Stakes 2020
National Handicapping Championship winner and Louisiana-based handicapper Michael "The Champ" Beychok joins Ed DeRosa to discuss the Lecomte Stakes, which kicks off Fair Grounds' Road to the Louisiana Derby. Drawing a full field of 14, the Lecomte anchors a 13-race card on Saturday at Fair Grounds that features an all-stakes Pick 4 to close the card. Beychok and DeRosa have a lot of agreement on their approach to betting this race, including a probable favorite to oppose. For Brisnet handicapping products for Fair Grounds, CLICK HERE; for FREE Lecomte Ultimate PPs, CLICK HERE (available beginning Thursday).
23 minutes | Dec 13, 2019
How To Bet Gulfstream Park & Winter Racing w/ Gus Alonso
Fresh off giving out a $6,384 Pick 6 score on a $120 ticket in his Brisnet Spotlight Selections, handicapper Gus Alonso joins Ed DeRosa to discuss handicapping winter meetings with special attention to Gulfstream Park, which features a graded stakes quartet on Saturday, Dec. 14. The pair also touch on potential stars for the 2020 racing season, including Bodexpress, who races in the featured Harlan's Holiday on Saturday at Gulfstream, and Alonso has a strong opinion regarding this one's chances.
27 minutes | Nov 19, 2019
How To Bet the $119,514.12 Pick 5 Carryover Nov. 20 at Churchill Downs
One of the largest Pick 5 pools in North American wagering history is likely to await bettors on Wednesday, November 20, at Churchill Downs where a $119,514.12 carryover could help push the hump day sequence over $1-million. Post time for the 10-race card is 1p ET with the Pick 5 beginning with race 6 at 3:36 (there are also carryovers in the jackpot single 6 that begins race 5 and the super high 5 in race 10). Churchill handicappers Ed DeRosa & Joe Kristufek talk about how they'll be approaching the sequence based on their handicapping of each race. Brisnet is providing FREE Premium Past Performances for the full card. For all handicapping reports, CLICK HERE. Also follow @twinspires, @joeydakracing, & @EJXD2 on Twitter for an opportunity to see our final Pick 5 tickets & to buy in!
53 minutes | Oct 31, 2019
How To Bet the 2019 Breeders' Cup Pick 6 Saturday
The Kentucky Derby superfecta and the Breeders' Cup Pick 6 are the two wagers almost every bettor targets with the thought of a potential life-changing score. This year's Pick 6 on Breeders' Cup Saturday begins with the Filly & Mare Turf and concludes with the Classic with hurdles and landmines throughout. Vegas Sports Information Network's Ron Flatter joins How To Bet Horse Racing Podcast host Ed DeRosa to discuss the European participation in the 3 turf races, using Quirin Speed Ratings when handicapping any race, and why McKinzie is vulnerable in the Classic. For all Breeders' Cup handicapping reports visit Brisnet.
8 minutes | Oct 31, 2019
How To Bet the Breeders' Cup By Answering Common Questions
No, not "Who will win" but the answers to these questions can help us figure that out! Churchill Downs Inc.'s senior director of wagering information Jim Mulvihill hosts How To Bet Horse Racing's Ed DeRosa on a lightening round of sorts regarding favorites to play, favorites to avoid, and how to mix those opinions into a flavorful multi-wagering stew! For all Brisnet Breeders' Cup handicapping reports, CLICK HERE.
25 minutes | Oct 10, 2019
How To Start Handicapping the 2019 Breeders' Cup World Championships
Contender past performances for all 14 Breeders' Cup races are now available at Brisnet for the World Championships Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita Park. How do sharp handicappers use this information 3 weeks out from one of Thoroughbred racing's premiere events? To help answer that question, host Ed DeRosa welcomes in Mike "Saratoga Slim" Specter, the RacingDudes handicapper whose pace analysis of the 2017 Kentucky Derby won Brisnet's Ron Rippey Award for handicapping writing. Slim talks about his approach to figuring out projected race shapes (especially for the dirt races) and the process of beginning to identify key contenders, potential underlays, and logical longshots.
41 minutes | Oct 4, 2019
How To Bet the Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland 2019
The Shadwell Turf Mile is one of five Grade 1 races on opening weekend at Keeneland Race Course, and a full field of 14 is expected since the race attracted 16 entrants. Brisnet's Vance Hanson joins How To Bet Horse Racing Podcast host Ed DeRosa to discuss this competitive group, including how the European shippers fit, how the public will bet this race (i.e. who's the favorite), and how Vance and Ed will be wagering. For all Keeneland handicapping products, CLICK HERE. To watch and wager on Keeneland racing, CLICK HERE.
31 minutes | Sep 25, 2019
How To Bet Santa Anita Two-Year-Old Stakes Races 2019
Santa Anita Park opens its Breeders' Cup meeting on Friday, Sept. 27, and with it a pair of Grade 1 stakes races for two-year-olds that serve as final preps for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies as well as points races for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, respectively. Emily Gullikson joins Ed DeRosa on the How To Bet Horse Racing Podcast to discuss Santa Anita and two-year-old racing in general and the Chandelier and American Pharoah Stakes specifically. Gullikson handicaps Santa Anita daily, providing daily selections full-card analysis with best bets for Brisnet, and a free race of the day analyses for OptixEQ. For all Santa Anita reports, including daily selections and Optix PPs, CLICK HERE.
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