Posted by Ion Saliu on May 20, 2001.
In Reply to: BELLBET and HORSES horseracing software for Preakness 2001 for Preakness posted by Ion Saliu on May 19, 2001.
• The winning trifecta at Preakness Stakes 2001:
I picked #11 as the winner in one of the 5 horse racing combinations (11-4-7). The payout was $6.60 x 5 = $33. Net loss: 80 – 33 = some $50. It almost cancels the net win at The Kentucky Derby.
Four of the 5 combinations had 2 of the winning-3 horses. At one point, my selection 6-5-4 looked great. The horse #6 was leading the pack and was showing signs of victory! It is a good strategy to play a higher paying but plausible combination! A 6-5-4 trifecta would have been a good paycheck!
I repeated this: Keep the right perspective. Gambling with my strategies and software does not mean predicting the exact (single) result of the very next event! That would be the idiotic activity named “fortune telling”. Successful gambling means playing a set of outcomes and make a profit within a range of events (horse races, in this case).
• There are a few hours left until Preakness 2001 starts. I ran BELLBET and HORSES (with mandatory combinations of favorites and eliminating combinations of long shots). Unfortunately, I didn’t have a history of the Preakness by post numbers (same problem I had for the Kentucky Derby). The chances are slim I’ll ever find the history of the Triple Crown races by post position (or, at least, by program number). My horse racing software is best to use in regular horse races. Don’t expect to win at each race! Of course, a computer is a must. The ideal situation is to play online. There is a legalized online betting facility in the U.S. (check the FFA Links page). In one window, you have the “YouBet” website. In other windows, you have LotWon-Horses running for the horse-racing tracks you selected. Always keep data fresh. The simplest method is to keep records by program horse number (the betting numbers). You don’t have to convert from postposition to program number (in races with scratches).
: These are the "predictions" of my software for Preakness 2001 (by post numbers)...
: Five boxed trifectas @ $1 = $30.
: Five to win on each 1st horse in the trifectas @ $10 = $50.
• More proof of how important knowledge of randomness is? How about the killer payouts at the Kentucky Derby 2005? "TV Sports, Ratings, Drama, Tragedy - even at Kentucky Derby 2005".
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