Archives for May 17, 2019

Nilsen’s Preakness Full-Card Analysis

Rich Nilsen handicapperFull-card Selections for Saturday’s Preakness card (May 18, 2019)

Expert Selections for every race, all 14 included.

Several price plays selected including three longshot selections on top!

Recommended Win wager and exotic wagering plays for the Preakness.  Nilsen has a big bomber in the Preakness, a horse that is being totally overlooked!

Expert Pace Analysis for all 14 races.

Get Rich Nilsen’s analysis of the 2019 FULL-CARD Preakness Stakes.   This has always been one of his favorite days of the year to play.

Only $9.97 for the full card.

 
Nilsen, an 8-time major tournament winner and 15-time NHC Qualifier, used to work in Maryland under the tutelage of Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury.  He knows this circuit well.

Preakness Day Full-card Analysis includes:

Top selection, Contenders, Pace Analysis and recommended wagers for the big race.

All 14 races covered!

Top Horseplayer Marshall Gramm Gambles with Preakness Stakes Entry

Memphis horse racing syndicate led by Rhodes College professor in Preakness with Longshot

Ten Strike Racing has decided to enter a horse into a Triple Crown race for the first time.

His name is Warrior’s Charge, a late-blooming colt with 12-1 odds who will be ridden by Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano in the wide-open field Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

And before we suggest you bet on him – and we are very much suggesting that because if someone has to win, why not a horse with legitimate Memphis ties? – let’s explain why this particular entry is so fascinating.

“Our horse is just as fast as anyone going,” Gramm said earlier this week. “We thought it was worth the risk.”

Fixed Odds. Free Data. Horse Racing Industry weighs changes to compete with sports gambling

The sport has a long tradition of pari-mutuel wagering where the odds fluctuate and nothing is set until the horses leave the starting gate. But with the legalization of sports gambling in the United States and its gradually expanding implementation around the country, adding fixed-odds wagering could be a way for the horse racing to adapt and compete in the changing landscape.

“When we had a monopoly, we certainly benefited from that, but it made us very lazy and it’s time to get moving,” said Craig Bernick of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation that recently raised the possibility of adding fixed-odds betting in horse racing. “If we don’t adjust, I personally think sports betting has a very good chance to destroy most of the horse racing gambling because the price, the familiarity that everyday people have with those sports that they grew up with, the free access to data and the type of bets allowed all favor sports betting over horse racing. We really need to innovate.”

Rich Nilsen’s article about FREE horse racing data

This isn’t the first time horse racing has needed to fend off challenges to its longstanding betting monopoly. There was the addition of lotteries across the United States, then came the proliferation of casino gambling that in some states partially funded horse racing and gave a boost to a fading business model.

The impact of legalized sports betting seems to be heading in the opposite direction.

Even though places like New Jersey’s Monmouth Park have championed the cause and embraced it, it’s not expected to be a financial windfall for horse racing.