The Warriors that Keep Horse Racing Going

Handicapper Art ParkerBy ART PARKER

Last Saturday I notice the entry of a horse named Dance Floor Maniac in a $6,250 claiming race at Prairie Meadows. It has been a while since I ran across his name and I knew he was an older gelding. I looked at the past performances and remembered him more clearly. He is one of those that captures my admiration and respect as much as a graded stakes winner.

Dance Floor Maniac left the gate for the 100th time in the race at Prairie Meadows. He stalked and pounced and did his job with the same enthusiasm as a promising, high- priced, three year old. The best part of the race was that Dance Floor Maniac got to the wire first.

Dance Floor Maniac entered the Winner’s Circle for the 23rd time and certainly behaved like he had been there before. Winning 23 races out of a 100 is a pretty good percentage for any horse and he has won 3 of 8 this year.

Dance Floor Maniac is 10 years old. The Kentucky bred son of Eurosilver is 23-17-17 overall, which means he gets a check in 2/3 of his starts. He has over $250,000 in career earnings. He is owned by Greg Frye and trained by Karl Broberg.

No one will ever remember Dance Floor Maniac like famous geldings such as Kelso, Forego and John Henry. But guys like this are just as important, if not more so, because the racing game depends upon them a great deal. Whenever you see one of these old geldings run don’t look at them like a cheap horse. They are the warriors that keep the game going and their presence at the race track is just as important as any horse you do remember.

Keeneland Trainer Profile: Steve Asmussen

When one combines these categories, it accounts for close to 70% of Asmussen’s wins.

Handicapper Art ParkerBy Art Parker, author of “Keeneland Winning Trainer Patterns

The 51 year old trainer comes from a racing family in Texas, which includes his brother Cash who won an Eclipse Award and then enjoyed a successful career in Europe. Steven Asmussen has won several of the country’s great races. His biggest wins have been the Preakness, Breeders’ Cup Classic and the Dubai World Cup. He has also won the Eclipse Award as the most Outstanding Trainer.

Asmussen wins with a variety of angles but is very dangerous with his two year olds in their first start and he excels with second time starts of any age. The same can be said of his layoff horses, either first or second race back. When one combines these categories, it accounts for close to 70% of Asmussen’s wins. The trainer pretty much works his horses 6-7 days apart and most of his winners have their last work 6-8 days prior to race day. One should look for a gate work from his debut juveniles, usually in one of the last two workouts before race day. The last work for a two year old will come at Keeneland.

Of particular note is, that compared to most trainers, Asmussen has his horses working a little more in a 30 days period leading up to race day. He will have 15 furlongs of racing or work at a minimum and often his horses will go more than 20 furlongs within a 30-day period prior to race day. The trainer rarely produces a repeat winner at Keeneland.

Asmussen, surprisingly, delivers with some ‘price’ horses at Keeneland and approximately two-thirds of his Keeneland victories have come in the fall meet. He will ship horses from many different tracks in the fall, but for the spring meeting look for those coming from Churchill Downs or Fair Grounds.

Asmussen has won for a long list of owners but his top owner is William Heiligbrodt. Jockey Ricardo Santana is his ‘go-to’ rider, having ridden more than 50% of Asmussen’s Keeneland winners. He has also successfully used Shaun Bridgmohan, Julien Leparoux, Robby Albarado and James Graham.

The following is an excerpt of the trainer stats found in Art’s book, now available for download at AGameofSkill.com

Steve Asmussen (25 wins)

  • Two year old debut horses show works 6-7 days apart, at least one from the gate, usually the last work 6-8 days prior to race day.
  • Look for horses that have worked and/or raced 15-20 furlongs within 30 days of race day.
  • Winners have shipped from 8 different tracks, but more than two-thirds have logged their last work at Keeneland.
  • More than half of winners were ridden by Ricardo Santana.
  • Has won for 17 different owners.
  • Approximately half of the winners paid in double digits.
  • More likely to win with turf-to-main surface switches than main-to-turf.

Art’s book is available here

 

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Keeneland Winning Trainer Patterns bookHow do they win? What handicapping patterns do they use?

How do they work their horses prior to victory?

Do they bring home horses at a price?

Do they score off the layoff?

What owners & jockeys do they team up with?

and much more.

Author and Agameofskill.com contributor Art Parker has taken a hard look into his comprehensive personal database to uncover the trainers that win the majority of races at the meet – the 51 Kings of Keeneland – with a close look at how they accomplish this.

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Winning Patterns on the trainers that dominate this popular meet!  Bonus Handicapping Articles.

Detailed write-ups on the 24 trainers, explaining exactly how they win at this prestigious meet.

How do they win?  What patterns do they use?

How do they work their horses prior to victory?

What owners & jockeys do they team up with?

and much more.

Keeneland Winning Trainer Pattern no longer includes boring stats on a bunch of trainers.  Instead, author Art Parker has taken a hard look into his comprehensive personal database at the trainers that win the majority of races at the meet – the 24 so-called Kings of Keeneland.

Parker’s book includes two bonus handicapping articles written by veteran turf writers Art Parker and Rich Nilsen

 “It’s a wealth of information for horseplayers serious about attacking the Keeneland meets.  One score will more than pay for this book.” – publisher Rich Nilsen

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McGaughey

McKeever

McLaughlin

McPeek

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Mott

Pletcher

Proctor

Romans

Sheppard

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Fantasy Sports (DSF) Draws Attention in Alabama

So, where’s the campaign money going?

By Art Parker

Commentary

In a state that usually pits politicians against citizen’s choice, the State of Alabama is considering legislation that will legalize, regulate and tax fantasy football. Republicans have presented like bills in both the Alabama Senate and the Alabama House this month.

Alabama Seal State Representative Tim Wadsworth said on Facebook, “HB56 Fantasy Contests bill is back up for debate. Original bill gives blanket approval of fantasy games even if gambling. Amendment of bill makes any fantasy games subject to gambling laws. The motion to lay amendment on table passes. There was a motion to revote which passed. Then a motion to amend to add registration fee failed. A motion to revote and amend fee failed.” Wadsworth said, “The bill is a protection bill for fantasy operators. Bill does not regulate.”

According to the Alabama Political Reporter either HB56 or SB 114, if passed by the legislature, would require any firm wishing to operate a fantasy business to pay $25,000 to the state for the first year operating license and pay seven percent of their profits. Firms operating without a license would be subject to additional fines and penalties.

Some legislators have said they fear that the legislation, which would legalize “games of skill” versus “games of chance,” would open up gambling in the state.

Has Alabama ever had gambling? You bet.

Alabama has had pari-mutuel wagering since the early 70s, which originally began with greyhound racing-a business that once flourished in the state. Thoroughbred racing came on the scene in 1987 with the opening of the Birmingham Turf Club. Poor management forced the closing of the track after the first season. After being owned by other parties the Birmingham facility was eventually purchased by Milton McGregor, the owner of the state’s most successful greyhound track named VictoryLand. Birmingham ran mixed greyhound and thoroughbred meets for four seasons but then dropped thoroughbred racing. VictoryLand is located about twenty miles from the state capitol of Montgomery.

Around the turn of the century the Poarch Creek Indian tribe (PCI) opened up casino operations in two parts of the state with locations near the Florida line and two facilities less than ten miles from Montgomery. Over the years PCI has freely operated electronic bingo machines without government interference and without paying taxes to the state.

VictoryLand initially benefited from a constitutional amendment that allowed it to offer the same electronic games as PCI. The injection of taxable revenue into VictoryLand helped prop up its greyhound track – for a while.

But in the last five years Alabama’s political corruption has escalated to the point where the state will rival or surpass any other state in the nation. McGregor had been a political contributor to both parties in the past but was known for supporting democrats more than republicans. McGregor paid the price when former republican Governor Bob Riley, one that was not a beneficiary of McGregor campaign contributions, illegally raided VictoryLand before leaving office claiming that the track’s machines were illegal. Oddly, the same machines were being used by PCI at its locations at the same time.

VictoryLand re-opened after Riley left office believing it was on solid ground. But republican Attorney General Luther Strange illegally raided VictoryLand and confiscated cash and electronic bingo machines in the process-identical machines were being used at PCI locations when the raids took place as later proved in court proceedings. Strange has not been a beneficiary of McGregor campaign contributions. After many legal fights a state judge ruled against Strange on all legal points with most of his ruling pinpointing the Attorney General’s clear disrespect for the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. In his order the judge said Strange “cherry picked” against VictoryLand by not enforcing laws equally in the state. Strange has appealed to the Alabama Supreme Court where every seat is held by republican judges led by Chief Justice Roy Moore, who landed national attention as the “Ten Commandments” judge.

The passage of the Alabama legislation is in doubt. The republicans hold a super majority and rule every inch of the State House. The people of Alabama have greatly softened their positions on gambling in the last few years, but the most notable softening has come within the ranks of republican voters. Those who voted republican have been polled and polled again. The number in favor of a lottery is above 70% and the number in favor of casino gambling is near 60%. Alabama has suffered greatly with its primitive attitude and the people have seen mountains of tax revenue leave the state to lotteries and casino locations that surround Alabama. And while the tax revenue leaves the state the Indian casinos operate inside the state and pay no taxes.

Why is this the case in Alabama? As it is often said, “It’s not what is good for the state or what the voters want. What counts is where the campaign money is going.” If the fantasy sports deal doesn’t pass it probably means that the destination of any related campaign contributions is yet to be decided.

 

-Art Parker is a regular contributor to agameofskill.com and the author of Keeneland Winning Trainers, which is published twice per year. He is the Managing Editor of The Montgomery Independent, a newspaper in Montgomery, Alabama.  The above commentary is his opinion on what is happening in his home state regarding DSF.

Keeneland 2016 – It’s Almost Here

By Art Parker

In just a few weeks the coolness will taper off. Some flowers will actually show signs of life and leaves will reappear on the trees. When there is no sign of precipitation and no clouds in the sky, the feeling will begin to strike you. You breathe the amazing fresh air and know that changes are coming. You think you will hear a gradual drum roll in the distance, perhaps a half-mile away.

It will not be a drum roll but the sound of hooves striking the ground in a rhythm that lets you know it is something living that makes the noise.  The amazing sky, perhaps only disfigured by the contrails of a high flying distant jet plane, leaves you convinced that some days are truly perfect. The perfect day is upon you as your mind dashes into the future, just a few days, and you see that creature with four thin legs, exploding with energy in the glorious surroundings and providing you with every reason to believe that the horse can actually run a hole in the wind. The sounds from others like you pierce the air while hearts pound faster, and even though there are winners and losers on this day, nothing can replace the fact that you are there and a part of those wonderful proceedings we call Thoroughbred racing.

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Yes, it is almost springtime, a time when horse racing is rejuvenated after cold months of moderate and often dull activity. It is the time when nothing can hold this great sport in check because it is made for the time of year when people want their thrills handed to them, not inside a structure of bricks, but outside, where more than the racing can be enjoyed. There is nothing like it, this time of year, and it will soon be here.

That perfect day reminds me of some opening days at a place called Keeneland, nestled in the heart of thoroughbred country. Even though there are tracks that run in the winter, that first day of racing in Lexington, Kentucky should be declared the official opening of racing season everywhere. My favorite way to describe Keeneland is the track “on loan from Heaven.”

Keeneland will open April 8 and run until April 29. The big features will be on April 9 with the running of the Grade One Blue Grass and the Grade One Ashland. What a wonderful place filled with great racing and superb, intelligent racing fans.

I just can’t wait.

Below is an excerpt of Parker’s Keeneland Trainers book, coming soon to AGameofSkill.com.

Kenneally, Eddie – 28 wins at Keeneland

Winning Patterns: 1st Race after Layoff of at least 45 days (8), Second career race (6),  First career race (4),

Turf-to-Main surface switch (4)

The 49 year old was born in Ireland into a family that was involved with horses. His father, uncle and brother have been in the horse business. Kenneally came to the US in 1987. He was an exercise rider and assistant trainer before he started his own stable.

Kenneally does well with horses in their run after a layoff and also first time starters. About 29 percent of his winners are runners coming off a layoff and 3/4 of those are dropping in class. When it comes to debut runners Kenneally strikes at a 14-percent rate while at Keeneland and his second time starters, all of which that have won were ridden by Corey Lanerie, do even better providing Kenneally with 22-percent of his winners. Together, Kenneally does unusually well with either first or second starters, which is definitely a pattern to look for; but keep in mind that he does not turn a rookie horse around very quick.

His winning second time starters usually come back to the track after being idle for 4-5 weeks. Keeping with his first layoff horses dropping in class, Kenneally does not strike often with horses moving up in class, in fact less than 10 perce3nt of his winners fall into that category. Kenneally can get you a price as close to 35 percent of his winners paid in double digit. As far as riders go, Kenneally’s main man is Corey Lanerie, who rode half of his winners and Julien Leparoux who piloted 36 percent of his winners. The Lally Stable has been Kenneally’s top client and cashed in on 19 percent of the trainer’s Keeneland wins.

Trainers to Know at Keeneland

 Jockey and trainer at Keeneland

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by Rich Nilsen

Several years ago Howard Battle, who for four decades served as the Racing Secretary at Keeneland, had this to say about his beloved racetrack: Keeneland should be the national park of racing.  The beauty of spring with the clean, clear air and the blooms of the pears, crab apples and dogwoods are excelled only in October by the yellows, golds, ambers, oranges and reds of the same flora. Besides the aesthetic atmosphere and multitudinous contradictions to most racing establishments — tree-lined parking, one-mile-and-a-sixteenth course, two finish lines, facing the sun, and being near the horses in their natural setting — we are still the best road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1) and now the Breeders’ Cup in the fall.”

It’s true that few, if any, tracks rival Keeneland in both its beauty or history.  The Lexington, Kentucky track also offers a unique and popular race meet. Handicappers should understand the motivation of the connections (owners and trainers) as well as how the short condition book is written. With few claiming races written, the racing cards cater to the high profile barns that ship in from out of state for the short meet.  The only turf races are allowance events and stakes. To many owners, winning a race at Keeneland is equivalent to capturing multiple events at another track.

Keeneland Trainers

Many of the best barns point for this meeting and have their runners primed to run their best races. There are also many fine local Kentucky trainers, like Phil Sims and Andrew McKeever, who do well during the spring and fall meets, and knowing who they are behooves the horseplayer.  Knowing how they win is even more important.

Regular AGameofSkill.com contributor Art Parker publishes his Keeneland Winning Trainer Patterns book twice a year, and going into this fall meet, he has compiled 24 trainers who he has termed, “The Kings of Keeneland.”  These two dozen trainers have dominated Keeneland over the past several years:

Tom Amoss

George Arnold

Roger Attfield

Chad Brown

Mark Casse

Wayne Catalano

Christophe Clement

Eddie Kenneally

Charles Lopresti

Michael Maker

Shug McGaughey

Andrew McKeever

Kiaran McLaughlin

Kenny McPeek

Graham Motion

Bill Mott

ToddPletcher

William Proctor

Dale Romans

Jonathan Sheppard

Phil Sims

Al Stall, Jr.

Michael Stidham

Wesley Ward

You can discover more about how the Kings of Keeneland win, day in and day out, by tapping into Art’s book, “Keeneland Winning Trainer Patterns – 2015 Fall Meet”

KEENELAND BONUS TIP

Pay Attention Early for a Track Bias
Pay attention to the first couple of races each day at Keeneland to determine if any bias is at play. On many days the track will play fair but, if you can catch a bias early, the rest of your day could prove very lucrative. On a day when the track is favoring speed, you’ll see the early pace horses hanging on well and closers having a difficult time making up any ground.

Look to take advantage of the 1 1/16-mile races. The starting gate for this commonly run Keeneland dirt distance is close to the first turn and the stretch run is short, making it conducive to speed horses breaking from inside posts.  Stretch runners typically do not have time to succeed with their lates run.

Also, keep in mind that when it rains, the track has a tendency to be speed favoring.

Now is The Time

American Pharoah and the Bond Between Father, Daughter and Son-in-law

By Art Parker

 It started on Friday, May 1st. My daughter, Catherine, showed up at the door to surprise me for my 60th birthday. We don’t get to see each other much since she lives in the D.C. area and I live in the Deep South. It was a great surprise and after I hugged her I said, “You came to see me on Derby weekend!” Of course her presence made my Derby weekend that much better.

She learned to read The Racing Form when she was 8 years old. That’s when she first went to the track with her old man. Today, whenever I visit her we either go to a Baltimore track or we zip up to Delaware Park. When she visits me we open up the computers and play together via ADW or we may go to an OTB location 25 miles away.

Horse Racing Fans at the Saratoga Clubhouse Rail

Fans at the Saratoga Clubhouse Rail

Many weekends we play long distance together and stay on the phone discussing races. The day she told me about my future son-in-law, Michael, the first thing she said was that he was a horseplayer, that he grew up in Maryland and his dad taught him the game. Even though I had yet to meet Michael, I told her to keep him. After all, how many horseplayers get a son-in-law that fits the same label?

You can only imagine what it was like Derby weekend. We had the computers going and televisions on in every room in the house. We had racing information all over my (home) office and in the kitchen. I was tickled beyond belief to have Catherine and Michael with me.

It got a little late Friday afternoon and we were discussing where we were going to dinner. I told everyone we had one more race and reminded them it was the Oaks. All of us got busy and, before long, my daughter and I both agreed on Lovely Maria. Catherine said she didn’t quite remember the rider, Kerwin Clark. I suspected that to be the case since she has never played Louisiana or Chicago racing very much, if any. I told her that “Boo Boo” had plenty of experience and his filly was a good one. She looked at me and asked, “What did you call him?” I explained that Clark’s nickname was Boo Boo, and that he was almost as old as me. Catherine shook her head and just laughed.

And then she laughed even louder when I stood up and started screaming at the TV when Boo Boo and Maria took the lead in the stretch. “Win this one for us old guys,” I yelled as a determined Lovely Maria hit the sixteenth pole running like a champ. The whole family was laughing at me and that was okay, because the laughter was accompanied with high fives of victory.

The next day we watched American Pharoah win the Derby. I must admit that I was not a Pharoah fan and the Derby left more doubts. When Catherine and Michael left, we agreed to a day of long distance racing comradery when the Preakness rolled around.

When American Pharoah got a quick lead in the sloppy Preakness, I knew he had a big advantage so the result was no surprise. While on the phone with Catherine she said that he looked awful good, but we both agreed that it would probably be a different world at “Big Sandy” (Belmont) in New York.

Like many of you, I’ve seen the scenario too many times. A horse wins the Derby and the Preakness and then can’t win at Belmont. The first one my daughter remembers is her all-time favorite horse, Alysheba. She reminded me on Belmont day that I have seen three Triple Crown winners: Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed. How could I forget? I’ve seen the replays a thousand times.

Catherine and I agreed to play Frosted with the hopes of spoiling the day and cashing a ticket. When American Pharoah got another easy lead and no one pressured him before the first turn it spelled doom for the field. I told my wife that unless “something is wrong with this colt he was winning the Triple Crown.” Too bad you can’t bet when they get to the first turn.

When Pharoah crossed the line the phone rang and Catherine said, “Well, dad, I finally got to see a horse win the Triple Crown.” At that moment I accepted American Pharoah for the great horse he is. It may have been 37 years since I saw a Triple Crown winner but it had been an entire lifetime for my daughter. That made it all worthwhile.

It’s been a couple of weeks since the Belmont and I have thought more about the last month or so. Our sport has a way of taking you back in history, getting you involved in present day, and always makes you think about the future. It affords us the opportunity to have a lot of fun, often with our friends and the people we love.

This year we have an even greater opportunity to share this sport and reap the benefits that come with being a participant. We have a Triple Crown winner, a real hero. Now is the time to ask someone else to go to the track, or do something to promote the sport.

Now is the time. We may not can wait again. Some of us have waited 37 years, others a complete lifetime.

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This is it.  Final Chance to download Art Parker’s one of a kind publication to help you win on the Keeneland meet and year round in Kentucky.  We’re taking the book down for sale on Saturday evening.

KEENELAND WINNING TRAINERS

– 2015 SPRING MEET EDITION 

Keeneland_2015 Spring meetWinning Patterns on the trainers that dominate this popular meet!  Bonus Handicapping Articles.  NEW & IMPROVED! Detailed write-ups on the 18 trainers, explaining exactly how they win at this prestigious meet.

Keeneland Winning Trainer Pattern no longer includes boring stats on a bunch of trainers.  Instead, author Art Parker has taken a hard look into his comprehensive personal database at the trainers that win the majority of races at the meet – the 18 so-called Kings of Keeneland.

Parker includes two bonus handicapping articles, explaining how to take notes on winners that are great bet-againsts next time out, and how to use trainer handicapping to your advantage.

 “It’s a wealth of information for horseplayers serious about attacking the Keeneland meets.” – publisher Rich Nilsen

The 2015 Spring Meet Edition of “Keeneland Winning Trainers” is still available for a few more hours from publisher All Star Press.

Enhanced and streamlined book  includes detailed written analysis on the following 18 trainers:

The Kings of Keeneland

Tom Amoss

George “Rusty” Arnold

Mark Casse

Wayne Catalano

Christophe Clement

Eddie Kenneally

Charles Lopresti

Mike Maker

Shug McGaughey

Ken McPeek

Graham Motion

Bill Mott

Todd Pletcher

Tom Proctor

Dale Romans

Al Stall, Jr.

Michael Stidham

Wesley Ward

 

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You can put this comprehensive trainer guide on any PC or Mobile Device, and then easily look up the Kings of Keeneland when you are ready to handicap or play a race!

 

Trainer Book for Keeneland now Available

Keeneland_2015 Spring meet“Keeneland Winning Trainers – 2015 spring meet edition,” which profiles the most successful horsemen that race in Kentucky, is now available in all e-book formats, including PDF format and for the popular Kindle eReader.  It’s been completely overhauled with a brand new format.

Written by author and handicapper Art Parker, and based on Parker’s personal trainer database, “Keeneland Winning Trainers” evaluates the tendencies of successful horsemen at the prestigious horse racing meet in Lexington, KY.

This new handicapping and horse racing e-book has been released just in time for the upcoming Keeneland spring meet which begins this Friday, April 3rd. The handicapping guide has been completely overhauled and revised to cover the top trainers who dominate this meet year-in and year-out.

“We published this informational book in a user-friendly format that could be read on any eReader, smart phone or Tablet device,” explained Rich Nilsen, President of All Star Press and founder of the educational horse racing site, Agameofskill.com.

“This way, any horse racing fan can have this book’s information right at their fingertips through the mobile device of their choice,” continued Nilsen.  “If you are at Keeneland or your local track/OTB, and you are handicapping the Keeneland races, you can easily look up the winning trainers before the race. You can see how they’ve won in the past, and if the horse they are running today fits a similar profile.”

Author Art Parker analyzed the winning trainers at the Keeneland meets over the past five years to uncover familiar winning patterns. The belief, which is held by many successful horse racing handicappers, is that trainers follow similar patterns when winning.

“Only 18 trainers have accounted for over 40 percent of the winners at Keeneland since 2010,” explained Nilsen. “Knowing how these trainers win is critical to selecting winners every day in Kentucky.”

“Keeneland Winning Trainers – 2015 spring meet edition” is available direct from the publisher through retailers such as Amazon.com for the Kindle eReader and Kindle Fire. It is the only handicapping book specifically about Keeneland that is available to Kindle users.