Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Well here it is the end of '08 and so much to be thankful for and to look forward to in 2009. Sunday was fine with 3 firsts and 3 seconds for some nice action and today we hit the board 9 our of 10 times with 2 firsts and 5 seconds with 2 thirds to round out the day. On Jan 1 we will as promised add to our 800-305- 8836 line not only the top ten selections from tracks across the country we will provide a full race card at one featured track, generally selected from the top of the roster on the front of the DRF. Of course the 12 month subscribers get this action every day for one low membership fee, with is rising to $89.00, a true bargain but if you like to Play by the Day I am here for you. Everyone on the newsletter mailing list got the selections for a New Year's Eve gift, I hope you were on it and as always in '09 we will continue to feature year round action at one low price.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Well we are fast approaching the end of the year and the options are varied for selections to say the least. After a so so week, we hit hard and the $12 winner in HOLLYWOOD made up for Saturday. Still hitting the numbers daily save Saturday and the recoup with some descent doubling up the wager makes it still a plus week. I know a lot of time here at Selection Central has been put into the full card offerings that begin in '09 and the payoff will be an every expanding race base for handicappers North to South. We will be dark some days this Holiday period so enjoy you families and have a great Holiday Season and will continue to fill in the days with selections we hope pay some of you holiday bills.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Well the weeks continue to fly by and the Play by the Day line at 1-800-305-8836 seems to be what a number of you wanted and of course have asked for more coverage at certain tracks. So beginning in Jan 09 we will show case option's that cover the entire card at key tracks. Always one in the Northeast and one in Florida and see if this offering meets your expectations. We have begun to handicap full cards in different areas based on what you get in the DRF so we can hit the dirt running when the new year begins in two weeks. We will of course continue to offer the ten best selections from a combination of tracks so you can receive the best we believe we offer six days a week. Still hitting the board with confidence at over 50%, the scratches and weather related closings don't always work in our favor, when a real beauty doesn't go due to these factors we lose some of our momentum towards the win window. The nice winners this week ranging from $11.00 to $28.20 gave us a cash plus, and a return on all bets of over 13%, no doubt beating your IRA, as it did mine. Hang in there and move forward with me the year is ending on a good note and 09 will surely be a winner!

Monday, December 8, 2008

The day after Pearl Harbor Day and I feel like the bombs were aimed at my horse selections this week, yes we Hit the Board over 55% and some subscribers let me know the place parlays are good 12/4 we hit 5 out of 10 but I always want more for myself as well as you. It doesn't take a quick study to know we offer what is found in the DRF so we are at their mercy to show some tracks we would just as soon skip but the serious handicapper trys their hand at the difficult for there the reward can be greater. Like my mother always said " if you can't say something nice...." well you get the idea. Seeing workouts posted at Tampa Downs makes me excited for owners and trainer will soon be filling out the entries with good horses from all over and this is good for all involved. Great news the "Play by the Day" line is in and now you can get the selections on a daily basis by calling 1-800-305-8836 and just $10.00 gets you the ten daily selections that I email out to the yearly subscribers nightly. Of course year round is cheaper but this is a good option for many and I am pleased we are offering it. Stay tuned as we will continue to offer the best we can and hope you find the selections to be an asset to you handicapping style.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Well the month is over and the last week continued to be a roller coaster, I avoided two days due to the holiday and always pass on Mondays and still had my moments. If you were on board for Wednesday you know we were at 50% winners and 90% hit the board that took us to a thankful Thanksgiving and wish the week was a bit shorter but now and then you have a bump in the road. All in all we continue to hit the board nearly 60% of the time and edge at 30% at the win window. I know from my wallet that staying the course is still proving to cash more than I spend so moving forward is still the plan. I flipped between the football games and TVG most of Sunday and wonder how coaches with records that would be unacceptable in the racing industry can do such a lousy job, get canned and move on to another 7 figure salary, go figure ! I know when the weeks review is done each Monday morning we see better action and more winners in a hand full of tracks, from the Big A to Calder where nearly 50% rule as to the remainder of the looks in the ten tracks looked at this week. But we're not picking football as some of my peers try to do along with horses, I am horses only and in the long run through out the year we will prevail and march to the beat of the Call to Post as we cash them from coast to coast, week in and week out.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Well the fact that last week is over is a relief from the stats perspective. We all have weeks to forget but even in this recent down turn we ended on a upswing. You know we increased our Picks and Horses Worth A Look to 10 a day, yes TEN a day in anticipation of the phone line that will offer 10 a day to those wishing to pay only when they play or those who make more last minute decisions. Of course the regular subscriber's that signed up for 12 months of selections are also going to get the expanded offerings in their nightly emails. The phone number and details will be an added page on the web site next month and also featured in the print ad running in the DRF. You know I am running high % but this week of could'a, should'a, would'a's I hope is a rarity. We had winners to start off the week and then slipped to over a dozen seconds but crunched Sunday with SIX winners out of the ten selections. Our win average has dropped to 30% still respectable and this week we hit the board nearly 50% so we live to play another day. I did have some pressure on selections as it was requested to single out Hawthorne where a number of members were in the contest and this can be a factor but all in all losing to $60 horses will happen to the best of us and we seem to be getting as hot as the weather is at Calder and with their entries. So get on board as soon as your ready for year round action daily or the day of your choice. As always email me for a sample try I know you'll like what you see.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Weekly update and the rain has been a factor, an educated guess the day prior when we email out but never the less we have improved the stats and the winners keeping rolling in from a host of tracks. So wether you a weather warrior or home dry and on line here's a brief recap.
Our PICKS of which 20 made it to the starting gate did well. We had 8 winners, 4 seconds and 2 thirds for a hitting the board stat of 70% and winners for 40%. In the HORSES WORTH A LOOK selections we again started 20 and had 65% hit the board and 30% winners this make up was 6 winners, 4 seconds and 1 third. I again believe I provide the action in a host of venues for excitement year round. Feature tracks for winning horses were Meadowlands, Aqueduct, Laurel, Churchill, and Calder. Prices ranged from $4.20 to $12.40 and averaged over $6.60 per in the PICK's and WORTH A Look showcased Calder, Philadelphia, Aqueduct, Churchill and Meadowlands. Prices ranged here from $4.20 to $12.40 as well but inched up the average to $6.95 per ticket.
You should note that we have increased the selections offered to TEN a day with the exception of Monday which for the time being will be dark. The purpose of the larger offering will be duely explained at the end of this month.
Keep compairing I stand firm on the offerings and as always follow my own selections on line or in line.

Monday, November 10, 2008

We'll one week into November and the stats are good and getting better. I have shifted some of my handicapping focus to Calder as requested by some subscribers and find a North/South interest not unusual for this time of the year.
Twenty Picks were emailed out from 11/1 to 11/9 and we hit the board 60% of the time.
These horses of note came from a variety of tracks and spread themselves over the week as well.
AQUEDUCT 11/2 Cordilleran Ice $ 19.80 MEADOW LANDS 11/6 Toy Soldier $ 4.80 and CHURCHILL DOWNS 11/8 Acoma $ 7.20
The week also provide some solid 2nds 11/1 $4.40 11/3 $2.40 and $5.40 11/6 $2.90 and $3.20 11/8 $6.90 and 11/9 $6.40. These combined with two 3rds of $2.80 and $3.00 on 11/4.
I have visited many of my peers and it seems that along with keeping your site timely, you need to be informative on you selections. Long range followers will be ahead of the game for sure. Remember I stand behind my selections in line and one line !

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Well, the dirt has finally settled or the all weather look alike, and the debate will rage on about Horse of the year. The Track Maitre D falls into that category with so many that let his heart take charge and put Curlin on top of several wagering combinations only to realize it was Cigar all over again.

No one is perfect and as we try to make racing safer we need to know the playing field is not level and horses train and race on different surfaces through out the world and past performance, IT DOES MATTER.

We watch daily as trainers move their horses off turf to dirt or visa versa and let them try different distances while always adding it in our handicapping stats but when we see that probable super star we lift the veil of common sense we think it doesn't factor in and we are wrong.

I watched Curlin race at the Woodward, as you know and his beauty overshadowed my choice for just enough time to allow the decision made a poor one.

A lesson learned I hope!