Wednesday 4/23/14 Late Pick Four Selections

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Tampa Bay Ticket

Race 7: 2,6,4

Race 8: 2,1,5,7

Race 9: 2,7

Race 10: 5,3,2

Ticket Cost: $36 (.50 cent)

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Aqueduct Ticket

Race 6: 3

Race 7: 8,9,2,5,6

Race 8: 1,2,4

Race 9: 2,3,5,8,10

Ticket Cost: $37.50 (.50 cent)

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Keeneland Ticket

Race 5: 9,3,7,8

Race 6: 11,2,5,8

Race 7: 7,3,1,11

Race 8: 9,1,3,7

Ticket Cost: $128 (.50 cent)

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Evangeline Ticket

Race 7: 1,2,6,7

Race 8: 3,1,7,8

Race 9: 9,1,7

Race 10: 6,1

Ticket Cost: $48 (.50 cent)

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Hawthorne Ticket

Race 6: 1,9,10

Race 7: 2,11,4,1

Race 8: 3

Race 9: 7,1,3,4,6,9,10,11

Ticket Cost: $48 (.50 cent)

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Weekend SimplePlays™ and Free PPs

Game On Dude looks to defend his title in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic.

Game On Dude looks to defend his title in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic.

It’s Easter weekend so instead of offering a couple tracks for each day of the weekend, we decided we would blow it up and offer FOUR tracks all on Saturday!

Here are your weekend SimplePlays™ featuring Hawthorne, Charles TownAqueduct, and Gulfstream Park:

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About SimplePlays™

Using the information created by our custom, systematic approach, we give you a product that shows exactly how and what the Dudes bet at the track. With SimplePlays™ you not only receive your traditional Win, Place, and Exacta wagers, but also suggested multi-race (Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, Pick 6), Trifecta and Superfecta wagers for every race on the card!

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Charles Town Races

G2 Charles Town Classic

Robert Hilton Memorial

Aqueduct

G2 Distaff H.

Calder Race Course

G3 Miami Mile H.

Pimlico Race Course

Federico Tesio S.

Henry S. Clark S.

Primonetta S.

Stormy Blues S.

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Weekend SimplePlays™, Free PPs and Dudes Challenge

Can Bayern win the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby?

Can Bayern win the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby?

The final HUGE weekend before the Kentucky Derby has arrived! Whether it’s the Arkansas Derby, Oaklawn Handicap or Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, we’ve got you covered with FREE picks and SimplePlays™ at Oaklawn Park and Keeneland!

And if that’s not enough track coverage, here are even more weekend SimplePlays™ featuring Aqueduct, Pimlico and Gulfstream Park:

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SimplePlays™ Single Day Cards for April 12, 2014 at Aqueduct and Gulfstream Park.

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We also offer SimplePlays™ each and every race day at KeenelandOaklawn Park and Fonner Park.

About SimplePlays™

Using the information created by our custom, systematic approach, we give you a product that shows exactly how and what the Dudes bet at the track. With SimplePlays™ you not only receive your traditional Win, Place, and Exacta wagers, but also suggested multi-race (Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, Pick 6), Trifecta and Superfecta wagers for every race on the card!

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G3 Shakertown S.

G3 Commonwealth S.

Santa Anita Park

G2 Potrero Grande S.

G3 Las Cienegas S.

Racing Dudes Handicapping Challenge

Each Sunday we host what’s called the #DudesChallenge. We select 8 to 10 races from around the country and offer up a little handicapping challenge to anyone interested in taking on the Dudes! Fake $2 Win/Place wagers ($2 to Win and $2 to Place) and (1) mandatory $4 Win/Place wager is made on the horse a player selects in each race.

This week we’ve decided to incorporate the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes and Arkansas Derby into the mix! The challengers picks can be found below and make sure to tune in tomorrow to check out the remaining challenge!

Race
Dude #1
Black
Rapko
KEE R11 #5 (Off) #4 (Off) #3 (3rd)
OP R11 #3 (Off) #4 (2nd 7.00) #8 (3rd)

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Weekend SimplePlays™, Free PPs and Pick 4 Selections Now Available

California Chrome (top) and Candy Boy (bottom) lead a group of 8 in the Grade I Santa Anita Derby on Saturday.

California Chrome (top) and Candy Boy (bottom) lead a group of 8 in the Grade I Santa Anita Derby on Saturday.

Another big weekend has arrived! Whether it’s the Wood Memorial or Santa Anita Derby, we’ve got you covered with FREE picks at Aqueduct and Santa Anita Park!

And if you’re looking for even more coverage, here are your weekend SimplePlays™ featuring Aqueduct and Santa Anita Park:

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SimplePlays™ Single Day Cards for April 6, 2014 at Aqueduct and Santa Anita Park.

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SimplePlays™ Single Day Cards for April 5-6, 2014 at Aqueduct and Santa Anita Park.

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We also offer SimplePlays™ each and every race day at KeenelandOaklawn Park and Fonner Park.

About SimplePlays™

Using the information created by our custom, systematic approach, we give you a product that shows exactly how and what the Dudes bet at the track. With SimplePlays™ you not only receive your traditional Win, Place, and Exacta wagers, but also suggested multi-race (Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, Pick 6), Trifecta and Superfecta wagers for every race on the card!

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Aqueduct

G2 Bay Shore S.

G2 Gazelle S.

G1 Wood Memorial S.

G1 Carter H.

Santa Anita Park

Echo Eddie S.

Evening Jewel S.

G3 Providencia S.

G1 Santa Anita Derby

G1 Santa Anita Oaks

Aqueduct $500K Guaranteed Pick 4 Ticket

Dude #1 (who creates SimplePlays™) and Dude #2 team up this weekend to take down the Pick 4!

Race 8: 2,4,7,8

Race 9: 4,2

Race 10: 8,11,4,10

Race 11: 1,6,3,5

Ticket Cost: $64.00 (.50 cent)

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Blinkers Off 067: Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby Podcast Released

Blinkers Off Logo2Blinkers Off has released a new episode!

Blinkers Off provides weekly insights into the world of horse racing including race selections and previews, handicapping methods and exclusive stories.

You can view all episodes of Blinkers Off by visiting our podcast page.

COMING SOON: Stayed tuned next week for our brand new website and logo update! It will be a major upgrade across the board and we hope you all will enjoy it!

Blinkers Off 067: Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby – April 4, 2014

The Thoroughbred Racing Dudes preview the Grade I Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct and Grade I Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita Park, as well the Grade III Fantasy Stakes at Oaklawn Park and Grade I Ashland Stakes at Keeneland.

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BIG Weekend SimplePlays™ Now Available

The big weekend has arrived! Whether it’s the Florida Derby or Louisiana Derby, we’ve got you covered with FREE picks at Gulfstream Park and Fair Grounds!

And if you’re looking for even more coverage, here are your weekend SimplePlays™ featuring Gulfstream Park, Fair Grounds and Aqueduct:

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SimplePlays™ Single Day Cards for March 30, 2014 at Gulfstream Park and Aqueduct.

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SimplePlays™ Single Day Cards for March 29, 2014 at Gulfstream Park and Fair Grounds.

SimplePlays™ Single Day Cards for March 30, 2014 at Gulfstream Park and Aqueduct.

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We also offer SimplePlays™ each and every race day at Oaklawn Park and Fonner Park.

About SimplePlays™

Using the information created by our custom, systematic approach, we give you a product that shows exactly how and what the Dudes bet at the track. With SimplePlays™ you not only receive your traditional Win, Place, and Exacta wagers, but also suggested multi-race (Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, Pick 6), Trifecta and Superfecta wagers for every race on the card!

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Broadway Stakes

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G2 Louisiana Derby

G2 Fair Grounds Oaks

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Gulfstream Park

G1 Besilu Stables Florida Derby

G3 Appleton Stakes

G2 Gulfstream Park Oaks

G3 Orchid Stakes

G2 Pan American Stakes

G3 Rampart Stakes

Sir Shackleton Stakes

G3 Skip Away Stakes

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Racing Dudes Handicapping Challenge: Halterman vs. Mazur vs. West

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Two weeks ago we held the first installment of the Racing Dudes Handicapping Challenge. Nine races were involved in the competition between our very own Racing Dude, Aaron Halterman and Super Farrier, Kelby Von Hemel. Mr. Halterman defeated Von Hemel $43.60 – $21.00.

Then, a week later, the Windy City Handicapper, Paul Mazur comes in to the Dudes’ arena to offer up a challenge. It didn’t end well for the Dudes as we were defeated by the first up challenger, $17.80 – $25.00. Advantage Mazur.

Each weekend we select 8 to 10 races from around the country and offer up a little handicapping challenge to anyone interested. We’ve received a massive amount of interest to take on the Dudes! So much so that we’ve had to resort to drawing randomly to see who gets to take on our defending champ (Mazur) and the Dudes. Everyone will get a shot! And now, we’ve decided to add even one more challenger each week!

The rules are simple. Fake $2 Win/Place wagers ($2 to Win and $2 to Place) will be made on the horse a player selects in each race. Only one horse may be selected per race. If a player’s horse wins, the player score is credited on both the Win and Place payouts. If the horse finishes second, the player score is credited only on the Place payout. And just so we’re clear, all wagers and payouts from races are NOT REAL and will be used for scoring purposes only. (Had to say it)

In the event of a late scratch, players may change picks provided given race has not started. If picks have already closed, the scratched horse will be replaced with the post-time favorite for that race. Alright, let’s meet the contestants:

Resident Champion: Paul Mazur

blog-573-128Paul Mazur has played the thoroughbred racing circuit of Arlington Park and Hawthorne Race Course since 2008 and blogged about it since 2011. His blogs focus on the Chicagoland tracks of Arlington Park and Hawthorne Race Course with occasional road trips to horse racing’s biggest days (Breeders’ Cup, Kentucky Derby, etc.).

His work has also appeared at other racing sites, such as WirePlayers,IronMaidens ThoroughbredsThorofan, Graded StakesDanonymous Racing and Racing Dudes.

He’s also appeared on the “Post Parade” podcast and the “JTL Sports Show” on Chicagoland Sports Radio.

He also votes in the “NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll” Media Division.  (Poll results are released each Monday/Tuesday)

His posts were selected as Best Posts by Chicagonow for July 2012 andDecember 2012.  He lives, writes, and wagers in Chicago.

Click here to contact “Picks and Ponderings”. You can also follow him on Twitter at @heylaserbeam.

New Shooter: Aaron West

Aaron West started handicapping when he went to college and has been handicapping for 9 years now, particularly taking his game to a new level the last 5 years. Like so many of us, he learned how to read a form from my dad.

While he’s a fan of the Pick 3 and Pick 4 wagers, Aaron’s money maker is the Kentucky Derby Trifecta wager, hitting them in 3 of the last 4 years (2010: $2,337.40, 2012: $3,065.60, 2013: $6,925.60). He attends Oaklawn Park regularly and has been to the Breeders’ Cup twice and Kentucky Derby once.

You can follow him on Twitter at @amwest85.

Alright, let’s check out today’s challenge races:

1  Tampa Bay Downs  Race 4 (12:55 CST)

2  Parx Racing  Race 6 (1:40 CST)

3  Oaklawn Park  Race 2 (1:57 CST)

4  Aqueduct  Race 6 (2:45 CST)

5  Hawthorne  Race 5 (3:43 CST)

6  Gulfstream Park  Race 9 (4:10 CST)

7  Oaklawn Park  Race 7 (4:14 CST)

8  Oaklawn Park  Race 8 (4:42 CST)

9  Santa Anita Park  Race 6 (5:00 CST)

10  Gulfstream Park  Race 11 (5:11 CST)

The picks:

Race
Halterman
Mazur
West
TB R4 #7 (Off) #6 (Off) #9 (2nd 4.80)
PRX R6 #7 (2nd 4.20) #8 (1st 5.00 3.00) #8 (1st 5.00 3.00)
OP R2 #4 (2nd 7.20) #9 (Off) #5 (Off)
AQU R6 #6 (Off) #8 (3rd) #4 (2nd 3.10)
HAW R5 #7 (2nd 4.60) #4 (Off) #7 (2nd (4.60)
GP R9 #1 (1st 3.00 2.60) #4 (Off) #1 (1st 3.00 2.60)
OP R7 #4 (2nd 3.80) #11 (Off) #6 (Off)
OP R8 #5 (2nd 3.40) #9 (Off) #8 (Off)
SA R6 #7 (Off) #12 (Off) #7 (Off)
GP R11 #4 (Off) #7 (Off) #6 (2nd 5.20)
Score $28.80 $8.00 $31.30

You think you can hang with the big boys (or girls)? Want to take the winner? Shoot us an email by visiting our contact page and let us know you’re interested! We’ll even plug your website, blog, Twitter feed, handicapping skills, etc. And who knows… defend your title long enough and we may even throw in a prize!

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Racing Dudes Handicapping Challenge: Halterman vs. Mazur

ZenyattaPP

In case you missed it, last week we held the first installment of the Racing Dudes Handicapping Challenge! Nine races were involved in the competition between our very own Racing Dude, Aaron Halterman and Super Farrier, Kelby Von Hemel. It started close but ended in a route with a final score of $43.60 – $21.00.

The rules are simple. Fake $2 Win/Place wagers ($2 to Win and $2 to Place) will be made on the horse a player selects in each race. Only one horse may be selected per race. If a player’s horse wins, the player score is credited on both the Win and Place payouts. If the horse finishes second, the player score is credited only on the Place payout. And just so we’re clear, all wagers and payouts from races are NOT REAL and will be used for scoring purposes only. (Had to say it)

In the event of a late scratch, players may change picks provided given race has not started. If picks have already closed, the scratched horse will be replaced with the post-time favorite for that race.

Each weekend we will select 8 to 10 races from around the country and offer up a little handicapping challenge to anyone interested. However, to our surprise, we received a massive amount of interest last weekend to take on the Dudes! So much in fact that we are just simply drawing randomly this week to see who gets to take on our defending champ. Everyone will get a shot! Alright, let’s meet this week’s challenger to face the champ:

The Windy City Handicapper, Paul Mazur

blog-573-128Paul Mazur has played the thoroughbred racing circuit of Arlington Park and Hawthorne Race Course since 2008 and blogged about it since 2011. His blogs focus on the Chicagoland tracks of Arlington Park and Hawthorne Race Course with occasional road trips to horse racing’s biggest days (Breeders’ Cup, Kentucky Derby, etc.).

His work has also appeared at other racing sites, such as WirePlayers,IronMaidens ThoroughbredsThorofan, Graded Stakes and Danonymous Racing.

He’s also appeared on the “Post Parade” podcast and the “JTL Sports Show” on Chicagoland Sports Radio.

He also votes in the “NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll” Media Division.  (Poll results are released each Monday/Tuesday)

His posts were selected as Best Posts by Chicagonow for July 2012 andDecember 2012.  He lives, writes, and wagers in Chicago.

Click here to contact “Picks and Ponderings”. You can also follow him on Twitter at @heylaserbeam.

Alright, let’s check out today’s challenge races:

1  Gulfstream Park  Race 3 (1:05 CST)

2  Gulfstream Park  Race 4 (1:35 CST)

3  Tampa Bay Downs  Race 6 (1:55 CST)

4  Oaklawn Park  Race 2 (1:57 CST)

5  Aqueduct  Race 8 (2:48 CST)

6  Gulfstream Park  Race 7 (3:08 CST)

7  Oaklawn Park  Race 5 (3:19 CST)

8  Oaklawn Park  Race 8 (4:42 CST)

9  Fair Grounds  Race 9 (5:25 CST)

10  Santa Anita Park  Race 7 (5:30 CST)

The picks:

Halterman
Race
Mazur
#9 Valid Concept (3rd) GP R3 #5 Kwacha (1st 7.40 4.00)
#8 Love You Loads (Off) GP R4 #8 Love You Loads (Off)
#3 Guts and Glory (1st 5.80 3.00) TB R6 #7 Lawyer Charles (Off)
#9 Kathleen (2nd 3.80) OP R2 #12 Miss Addicate (1st 5.00 2.80)
#5 Henry’s Gal (3rd) AQU R8 #8 My Girl Madison (2nd 3.20)
#8 Tie Dye (2nd 5.20) GP R7 #5 Hit Squad (Off)
#12 Uptown Babe OP R5 (Cancelled) #2 Jess N Nat
#8 Justa Runner OP R8 (Cancelled) #7 A.P. Corsair
#4 Unlatch (Off) FG R9 #5 Adios Nardo (2nd 2.60)
#3 Cook Inlet (Off) SA R7 #5 Designer (Off)
$17.80 Score $25.00

You think you can hang with the big boys (or girls)? Want to take the winner? Shoot us an email by visiting our contact page and let us know you’re interested! We’ll even plug your website, blog, Twitter feed, handicapping skills, etc. And who knows… defend your title long enough and we may even throw in a prize!

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Racing Dudes Handicapping Challenge: Halterman vs. Von Hemel

PP Unbridle's Note

Trust us, we’ve heard it all. “You suck at handicapping”. “You don’t provide value”. And my favorite, “Try picking something other than favorites. No skills. Keep up the average work” (Thanks Trace). This game is hard folks. But hey, we get it. Everyone has an opinion. We just try to do as good of a job of a possible so that you might find what we do valuable.

With all that said, we thought we would open this up a bit to some friendly competition! I introduce to you, the first installment of the Racing Dudes Handicapping Challenge.

Each weekend we will select 8 to 10 races from around the country and offer up a little handicapping challenge. Old school rules apply…winner stays, loser walks. This week’s challenge pairs up two fierce opponents:

Resident Dude Aaron Halterman vs. Super Farrier Kelby Von Hemel

The rules are simple. Fake $2 Win/Place wagers ($2 to Win and $2 to Place) will be made on the horse a player selects in each race. Only one horse may be selected per race. If a player’s horse wins, the player score is credited on both the Win and Place payouts. If the horse finishes second, the player score is credited only on the Place payout. And just so we’re clear, all wagers and payouts from races are NOT REAL and will be used for scoring purposes only. (Had to say it)

In the event of a late scratch, players may change picks provided given race has not started. If picks have already closed, the scratched horse will be replaced with the post-time favorite for that race.

Today’s challenge races:

1  Gulfstream Park  Race 4 (1:07 CST)

2  Gulfstream Park  Race 7 (2:34 CST)

3  Aqueduct  Race 8 (2:48 CST)

4  Gulfstream Park  Race 9 (3:33 CST)

5  Oaklawn Park  Race 6 (3:46 CST)

6  Fair Grounds  Race 7 (4:25 CST)

7  Oaklawn Park  Race 8 (4:42 CST)

8  Oaklawn Park  Race 9 (5:10 CST)

9  Santa Anita Park  Race 8 (6:07 CST)

The picks:

Halterman
Race
Von Hemel
#5 (Off) GP R4 #5 (Off)
#1 (1st 8.60 4.40) GP R7 #7 (2nd 4.00)
#3 (3rd) AQU R8 #4 (Off)
#6 (Off) GP R9 #7 (Off)
#5 (1st 3.00 2.60) OP R6 #5 (1st 3.00 2.60)
#10 (2nd 3.40) FG R7 #2 (Off)
#2 (1st 6.60 3.60) OP R8 #6 (Off)
#1 (1st 6.80 4.60) OP R9 #1 (1st 6.80 4.60)
#4 (Off) SA R8 #1 (Off)
$43.60 Final $21.00

You think you can hang with the big boys (or girls)? Want to take the winner? Shoot us an email by visiting our contact page and let us know you’re interested! We’ll even plug your website, blog, Twitter feed, handicapping skills, etc. And who knows… defend your title long enough and we may even throw in a prize!

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Weekend SimplePlays™ Now Available

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Instead of having four tracks at a time, we have massively expanded to covering currently 13 tracks, with FREE picks available every day of the week!

However, given the massive overhaul, we now offer SimplePlays™ on just WEEKENDS and HOLIDAYS for a variety of tracks.  We also are offering SimplePlays™ each and every race day at Oaklawn Park.  We hope you enjoy the new expansion to the site!

Here are your weekend SimplePlays™ featuring Aqueduct and Gulfstream Park:

Saturday Cards

SimplePlays™ Single Day Cards for February 1, 2014 at Aqueduct and Gulfstream Park.

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Sunday Cards

SimplePlays™ Single Day Cards for February 2, 2014 at Aqueduct and Gulfstream Park.

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Weekend Cards (Combined)

SimplePlays™ Single Day Cards for February 1-2, 2014 at Aqueduct and Gulfstream Park. 20% off!

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About SimplePlays™

Using the information created by our custom, systematic approach, we give you a product that shows exactly how and what the Dudes bet at the track. With SimplePlays™ you not only receive your traditional Win, Place, and Exacta wagers, but also suggested multi-race (Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, Pick 6), Trifecta and Superfecta wagers for every race on the card!

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