tried to deal with the immense class of Arkle by introducing a new scale just for him.
Things have really, really come a long way going back to say 10 years ago when it was basically Europe and nobody else that had a ratings system in place but now there is Singapore and Hong Kong and handicappers
are working closely throughout the world.
On-line tutorials, to help novice handicappers
decipher the Daily Racing Form, should be more plentiful and better advertised by racetracks.
The most exciting new feature of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Web sites is the implementation of exclusive weblogs ("blogs") written by some of the leading handicappers
in horse racing, covering prep races throughout the three months leading up to Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks 133.
Fahey yesterday placed the blame for any discrepancy between the official ratings given to British runners by the BHA handicappers
, compared to those given to horses trained in Ireland by the Irish handicapper
, on the shoulders of the Irish assessor.
Then I read what the handicappers
had to say,'' the owner joked.
com feature daily news updates, exclusive articles from top handicappers
, free video of every major Kentucky Derby and Oaks prep race, and detailed information on each Derby and Oaks contender, including photographs, videos, past performances, pedigree information, and recent workouts.
Almost every week, trainers are outraged at the assessment of their horses for precisely the same reason as Nicholls, but the BHB handicappers
know their job very well and are able to defend their work with total justification 99 per cent of the time.
Horsemen and handicappers
, like rank-and-file racing fans, prize reliability above all in their would-be superstar thoroughbreds.
Last year, NHC VI attracted more than 200 handicappers
who competed for the national title by placing win/place bets on 30 mythical races.
will have to concede up to 10lb more compared to their Irish ratings, and this is hardly an enticing prospect.
Root and his team of GWIN handicappers
are also the recipients of the first and only OSGA endorsement and certification of a professional sports handicapper