How To Bet on Horse Racing

In the past performance section if a race was coming back from a layoff, I highlight the date of the past performance in red. Sometimes, depending on the circumstances, I add one or two horses from the second tier or from the grey tier. However, the importance of layoffs varies from track to track. Conversely, a jockey can ruin a horse's chance to win by giving the horse a bad ride. Weight permitted to be reduced because of the conditions of the race or because an apprentice is on a horse. horse racing terms & glossary

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Label the first tracing "1X", the second "2X" etc. Prepare the horse cards for the game. If you are using playing cards, remove the aces and kings from the deck, leaving only the 2 through Queen of each suit. If using index cards, cut the cards in half, yielding 44 cards, and label four cards "2", four cards "3" and so on up through Shuffle the horse cards and deal them out to the players until all players have a card, and have each player pay the pot the desired entry fee for the race.

Do not worry if some players receive more cards than others, as this will even out as the deal passes around the table. Have the player to the left of the dealer roll the die. Whichever number is rolled, that horse is scratched, and the four cards bearing its number are placed in the "1X" rectangle. Each player holding a card with that number must pay the pot an additional fee equal to the race's entry fee, and the horse's token is removed from the board. Repeat three more times, with the die passing around to the left, until four unique horses have been scratched.

Begin the race once four horses have been scratched, and seven remain, by having the next player in rotation roll the die. If the number rolled matches a horse in the race, move its token forward one space. If it matches a scratched horse, the roller must pay a fee equal to the entry fee multiplied by the scratch modifier of the horse. For example, the third horse scratched is on the "3X" spot, and would cost the roller three entry fees to the pot.

Continue rolling until an active horse's number is rolled while it is at the final space in its column. This horse is the winning horse. The more likely a number is to be rolled, the more times it must be rolled to win.

The number 7, for example, must be rolled 8 times to win, while 2 or 12 must only be rolled 3 times. Continue running races either for a set number of races until everyone has dealt, for example or until a player has run out of money. The player with the most money left wins. Draw an additional two rows above the numbered rectangles, and divide each into 11 squares. Dynaformer, however, lived up to the reputation of a racing champion.

He was often irritable and surly, sometimes refusing the instructions of his handlers and exercise riders. His demeanor could range from mildly irritable on a good day to excessively hostile on a bad one. Unfortunately, there were more bad days than good from all accounts. This is a skill the Hall of Fame trainer is known for. Mildly impressive in his first starts, Dynaformer blossomed at three years of age.

Dynaformer made only 30 starts in his career, winning seven times. He was also second five times and third twice. While the horse certainly performed better than the average horse, he was not destined to achieve the level of greatness accorded to Seattle Slew or other champions to which he was often compared.

Retired at a comparatively young age, Dynaformer was sent to Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky where he would spend the remainder of his days breeding some of the best mares in the thoroughbred industry.

When the big horse arrived at Three Chimneys, he immediately resumed his troublesome ways. One employee of the farm stated that Dynaformer commanded respect at all times. The horse also became known for his rough manner of breeding. It was so violent that some handlers at Three Chimneys began referring to Dynaformer as Hannibal Lecter. He sired English champions Lucarno and Blue Bunting.

The winner of the Melbourne Cup and Australian champion Americain was one of his sons. It was a horse named Barbaro, however, who captured the hearts of racing fans and thrust Dynaformer into the spotlight as a sire.

Barbaro was foaled in and went on to amass an undefeated record before being tragically injured in the running of the Preakness Stakes. The injury would culminate in Barbaro being humanely destroyed in January of After a long career of siring many successful horses that fans of EZ Horse Betting will remember, Dynaformer suffered a heart attack on April Even though he fought valiantly to overcome the crisis, Dynaformer was euthanized on April He was 27 years old.

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