The track didn’t have enough money to pay me. That is definitely the best feeling in the world.... I was able to wager about $13,000 per race this weekend and come out with the score of a lifetime.
Arcadia, CA (PRWEB) November 07, 2014
The Breeders’ Cup World Championships offer the biggest purses for Thoroughbreds in North America. The prestige of these races attracts the best horses in the world. These races also attract savvy horseplayers, who know that the combination of staggeringly large exotic pools and life-changing payouts are a once a year phenomenon. The 2014 edition of Breeders’ Cup was no exception.
Big sharks, and syndicates alike, jump at this opportunity every year and with good reason. For both of the Breeders’ Cup cards this past weekend, exotic wagers paid from three to ten times more than those on a typical Friday and Saturday at Santa Anita. Similarly, the wager pools were between eight to ten times larger on average.
“Horseplayer Mark” (full identity withheld by request) from Florida is one of these big sharks. He has been a big-stakes gambler for 25 years, with his game of choice being craps. His success stems from his ability to craft intelligent wagers, which incorporate wise money management skills. He has always enjoyed betting on horse races, but has never been particularly successful, until last weekend.
“I’m a great gambler, but I’m a terrible handicapper,” quips Mark. “I can’t pick a winning horse to save my life.”
“I finally decided to seek help in the handicapping department. I had used the handicapping website WinningPonies.com for several years to calculate the cost of my exotic wagers. About a month ago, I decided to look into the results of their handicapping product and try to construct a sound betting strategy using their predictions and my money management. It paid off bigger than I could have ever imagined.”
On Friday’s Breeders’ Cup card, he made his biggest lifetime score, cashing a $5 pick-5 and a $2 pick-6 for a grand total of over $100,000.
It only took one day for Mark to surpass that record. On Saturday, he cashed in his tickets in the 7th race, the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, for a whopping total of $311,452. He had $3,000 to win on the winning horse, a $300 exacta, a $50 trifecta, and a $25 superfecta. The superfecta ticket alone cost $3,000 and paid $238,272. Amazingly, this ticket represented approximately 40% of the winners’ share of the entire superfecta pool.
It is obvious why large payouts attract bettors to Breeders’ Cup weekend. The pool amounts, however, don’t make a difference to most bettors. Big bettors welcome the large pools as it allows them to bet much larger amounts on each race than they can on an average weekend without cannibalizing their investments.
“The track didn’t have enough money to pay me. That is definitely the best feeling in the world. Breeders’ Cup and maybe Kentucky Derby are the only events that I can really bet at this level. I was able to wager about $13,000 per race this weekend and come out with the score of a lifetime,” states Mark.
“Horseplayer Mark” told his amazing story on the “Winning Ponies” Internet radio show, hosted on the VoiceAmerica Sports talk network. The show aired live on Thursday, November 6th at 8pm Eastern and the archived episode can be accessed on the show website and also via podcast on iTunes.
WinningPonies.com is a handicapping services website owned by WinningPonies, Inc., a Nevada corporation. The website offers their E-Z Win® Form, which projects the future performance of horses in a race by ranking and grouping them into color-coded performance tiers, based on proprietary analytics. The company also features a blog and weekly Internet radio show to offer further insight into the sport of horse racing.