After years of betting on sports like football, basketball and baseball, I was looking for something new to try. It’s not like I perfected gambling on those sports, but I’ve always been curious about horse betting.
Before I went into it head first, I needed to do my research first. I wanted to give myself the best odds of winning. I had to learn about the sport and why people love putting “a few dimes on a pony.”
As I read about the sport, I realized how little I actually knew about horse racing. I knew about the Triple Crown races (Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes, Preakness), but was unaware of how many daily races are held all over the country. I may have been a little naive, considering there’s a relatively large track within an hour from my house. Continue reading