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Horse Racing Picks & Predictions Explained

Our team of expert handicappers and tipsters produce daily horse racing picks and predictions so you can get all the information you need ahead of each event. At OddsChecker, we bring picks and predictions for every major race in the United States and many of the biggest events from around the world, including the Kentucky Derby, the Breeders’ Cup, and the Preakness Stakes. So no matter which race you want to bet on, just check back here closer to the time for the best free horse racing picks and predictions.

Our horse racing picks and predictions are produced by our expert handicappers who analyze every statistic, looking at the going of the track, the weather conditions, the previous form of the horses, and the type of event they’re taking part in. They leave no stone left unturned when looking for the best horse racing picks and predictions. At OddsChecker, we display the recent ROI from our handicappers and tipsters so you can find the ones that has the best record. This means that when you bet with our horse racing picks, you’re using the insights of seasoned professionals with good track records. Our team of handicappers includes:

John DaSilva

John likes to look for horse racing picks that others miss, searching for a nugget of information that can see him backing outsiders. He loves finding great value bets and he brings them to you for free through OddsChecker.

Andrew Champagne

Andrew lives and breathes horse racing, and as a professional handicapper, he specializes in juvenile horses.

At OddsChecker, our team of expert handicappers produces the best free horse racing picks for most of the most popular and common racetracks in the United States and around the world.

This includes famous venues like Churchill Downs where you’ll find the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Park which hosts the Belmont Stakes each year.

Other American racetracks you’ll find free horse racing picks for include:

● Pimlico Race Course

● Fair Grounds Race Course

● Saratoga Race Course

● Aqueduct Racetrack

● Santa Anita Park

● Arlington International Racecourse

● Del Mar Racetrack

● Meadowlands Racetrack

● Fairmount Park Racetrack

● Freehold Raceway

● Keeneland Race Course

● Gulfstream Park

● Hialeah Park Race Track

● Yonker Raceway

● Oaklawn Park

Betting on horse racing is easy. We take all the hard work away from you by bringing you the best free horse racing picks and predictions for all of the biggest races.

Once you’ve chosen your horses, it’s easy to place your bets with TVG. Just click here to create an account and get started. You may be wondering about the different types of horse racing bet you can make, as the terms are a little different from what you find with other sports. But don’t worry, they’re really easy to understand. The three main types of horse racing wager are called Straight bets, if you are new to playing the ponies, you’ll typically start with these.

The three main types of straight bet are:

● Win - A win is the simplest bet, you pick which horse you think will cross the line first and if you choose correctly, you win

● Place - A place works in a similar way to a win bet, but it pays out if your horse finishes first or second. It’s easier to win, but the return is lower than a win bet.

● Show - A show bet is like a place bet, but with the addition of third-place paying out. Again, the chance of a payout is increased, but the return is lower

Our free horse racing picks and predictions will often include the type of bet the tipster or handicapper think is best to make. You can then place all three types of wager through your TVG account in just a few clicks, making it easy to bet the way you want.

More Exotic Bets

There are other types of bet you can make with horse racing, these are typically called exotic wagers. They are often similar to parlay bets that you’d find in other sports as they usually require you to correctly select the position of two horses.

The main exotic bets are:

● Exacta - An exacta bet is one where you must correctly pick the horses that will finish first and second in a race, choosing them in the correct order.

● Quinella - A quinella bet is like an exacta bet, but the two horses you pick can finish in either order

● Double - A double bet requires you to successfully pick the winner of two consecutive races.

In addition to our own team of expert handicappers, we’ve teamed up with TVG’s racing expert, Emily Shields. Each Saturday, Emily brings us her top picks for the biggest upcoming horse races. Emily’s horse racing picks aren’t restricted to American markets. She regularly gives us the lowdown on her top picks and predictions for races like the Epsom Derby, Cheltenham Festival, Grand National, and more.

Taking place at Churchill Downs each year, the Kentucky Derby is the biggest horse race in the United States. Its fame and popularity make it the most bet on horse race in America. If you’re looking for the best free horse racing picks and predictions ahead of the Kentucky Derby, then be sure to check back here regularly. As we get closer to the race, our team of expert handicappers and tipsters will put together the best Kentucky Derby picks for you to use when you bet on the race. In addition to our free horse racing predictions, we will bring you a detailed analysis of Kentucky Derby news and a closer look at how the odds market is moving. This ensures that you have all the information and insight you need to make the most of your Kentucky Derby betting


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