I started learning how to handicap horses in 1986, at the time I was still considering a career in computer programming. After six semesters of school, programming no longer excited me. But the knowledge I gained from it (primarily from stats classes) made me look at handicapping.
The first step was to build a large data base; I compared race results with the corresponding Past Performance Charts from 100 race days (about 900 races). From here I developed 3 algorithms to pick my winning horse (the third algorithm was a combination of the first two). I had my program in theory on paper, I did not test it with $$s until summer of 1989.(off-track betting was virtually nonexistent) I went to the track every race day for two months. I started with $1800; in 2 months I was broke but had receipts for $5800 of expenses. I lost all my money but was up $4000.(I will explain why later)
Since 89 I go handicapping for 2-4 months at a time, every 4 or 5 years. In total 8500 or so races. Now that it is easy to bet at home or at an Off-track location, this will now be continuing every year.
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