PaceMakeTheRace Podcast featuring Dave Schwartz and Derek Simon: Are you still handicapping like people did back in the 1980s?
The 1980s were a great time to be handicapping. Pace handicapping was a shiny new thing, Picking Winners was less than a decade old, and even Impact Value handicapping was fresh and new.
There were no whales. The takeouts were lower. And favorites won 33% (instead of the 38% they win today.) The game was just easier.
- Has handicapping from printed past performances become too expensive in terms of time?
- What is “Story Handicapping?”
- Do you often say things like this? “I’ve been doing this for 40 years. I KNOW how to handicap.”
- Do you still see layoff horses has the kiss of death? (Despite the fact that statistics do not support that?)
- What are “Time Decay Factors?”
- If you are a past performance reader, what 2 simple factors could make capturing winners easier?
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About Derek Simon:
I love numbers and analysis and have been able to parlay that into an exciting career writing about two of my greatest passions — business and sports.
In addition to working as a freelance financial writer for Newsmax, The Motley Fool, Investopedia/Forbes, Beacon Equity Research and Investor Concepts (among others), I was also the editor of Small Cap Insider, a monthly newsletter highlighting investment opportunities in the small cap sector.
Currently, I am the editorial director for US Racing where I contribute written, audio and video content and oversee a team of talented and passionate writers.
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