The horse races are fast approaching and you’ve got your eyes set on placing a few bets. You’ve been researching the best odds for the races as well as the overall form of the horses competing and now its time to put your knowledge to the test.
Whether you’re a seasoned sports bettor or just entering the world of betting, this article will tell you everything you need to know about checking horse racing betting odds and forms.
What Is The RICKMET?
If you’re unfamiliar, the RICKMET is an acronym for the Racing Information Council of North America – a body set up to create and maintain an official handicapping system for horse racing.
The system rates each horse based on gender, current form, and past performances. You can use these ratings to determine how likely it is that a particular horse will win a particular race. The higher the number, the more likely it is that the horse will win. For example, a 2-year-old colt with a perfect pedigree is rated 100 and can be expected to win any race it enters simply because it is so highly rated.
The RICKMET ratings for each horse are published in the Daily Racing Form, a prominent US newspaper that covers racing news and odds from across the country. The system was designed to replace the older WHIPPER system used by newspapers across the country.
How Do I Check The TRU For My Pick?
You can either access the TRU directly or through a website. Direct access is always the best option when checking racing results because you can get the information you want without having to go through any webpages or interfaces. You just need to know the URL (uniform resource locator) for the page with the results.
If you’re looking for the TRU on a website, you’ll need to click on the link to the site in the email you receive when the results are posted. The website will then load in a new window and you can click on the TRU button to bring up the results for the selected race.
How Do I Check The DAILYRACINGFORM For My Pick?
This option is always the second choice because you have to click through several menus and pages to find the results for a given race. However, if you’re looking for results for multiple races, it’s often the best choice. You just need to know the race numbers for the races you’re interested in checking.
Checking The DAILYRACINGFORM
On their website, the DAILYRACINGFORM provides results for almost every horse race across the country. You can click on the link in the email you receive when the results are posted to access the website. Once on the site, click on the TABELS icon in the toolbar to bring up the handicapping tables for the selected races.
Each handicapping table allows you to enter the results of any previous race for a given horse. By comparing the results of those previous races to this year’s race, you can get an idea of how well this horse is doing this season compared to its overall racing record. It’s a quick and easy way to get an overall picture of a given horse without having to wade through a lot of analysis.
For instance, you might see that a given horse has been winning a lot of its races this season compared to its overall history. This could mean that this year is a breakout year for the horse or that it’s finally found its footing and is starting to win at a sustainable rate. In some cases, a winning streak can be a sign of a gambling addiction or if the horse continues to perform well, it could mean there’s something wrong with it (the opposite – winning often indicates health and wellbeing for a horse).
Checking THE ODDSIST
Sometimes you don’t have the access to the TRU or DAILYRACINGFORM for a race you’re interested in betting on. In those cases, you have the ODDSIST (Online Dictionary of Horse Sports) at your disposal. Just type in the name of the horse and the track you’re interested in into the search bar, followed by the word “odds.”
You can either access the ODDSIST directly or through a website. To access the ODDSIST directly, all you need is the name of the horse and the track. For example, if you’re looking for odds on the Kentucky Derby, type in “Kentucky Derby” and “odds” into the search bar.
If you’re looking for the ODDSIST on a website, you’ll need to click on the link in the email you receive when the results are posted or on the homepage of the website you’re visiting. The website will then load in a new window and you can click on the ODDSIST button to bring up the results for the selected race.
Checking INTERACTIVE FORMS
For those who love a good betting slip, Interactive Forms are a great alternative. Like the name implies, these are forms that allow you to interact with the system and change the way the numbers are displayed. For example, if you’re looking for the odds on a horse named Marley and the track is running at Belmont, you can click on the link to the form in the email you receive when the results are posted or on the homepage of the website you’re visiting.
Once you’re on the form, you can either search for Marley or click on the blue button to the right of the search bar to bring up the options for the selected race.
Which Is The Best Overall Strategy For Betting?
There is no one correct answer to this question. It depends on your personal strategy and the kind of bet you’re planning to make. The best advice is to figure out the odds of each option before choosing one. This will help you make the right decision for your personal situation.