Horse players that buy tip sheets should ask themselves a couple of questions before investing their money: 1.) What information does this handicapper have that I don’t? and 2.) Why would someone sell information if they could use it to make a profit for themselves?
As the purveyor of the tip sheet Steam, here’s my take regarding the first hypothetical question. I believe it’s fair to say that my background in Thoroughbred racing is more extensive than most. I’m a third generation horseman with over 30 years of experience in the industry. Not only have I picked winners for the public as a professional handicapper for Daily Racing Form, but also as a racing analyst for Churchill Downs, Inc. Furthermore, I was an assistant to Hall-of-Fame conditioner Bill Mott and have saddled winners as head trainer of my own racing stable at every racetrack in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. That is what I bring to the table when I dissect a card.
As far as the second aforementioned hypothetical—I’m not a greedy person. If the customer cashes a ticket, and I cash a ticket, it’s all good, right? Additionally, for putting the handicapping time in, I get the sale and bragging rights!
Available for $3, Steam will not only provide full card, annotated picks, but also the value-added content Live Longshots and Best Bets, plus a multi-race exotic recommendation. Additionally, I’ll be giving out a FREE Play of the Day.
Handicapping horse races is a labor-intensive task that I find enjoyable, challenging, and, at times, very profitable. For a minimal risk-versus-reward investment, I’ll take the guesswork and intimidation out of handicapping in order to give you a clear picture of how the action will unfold.
In 2020, I gave out 576 winners from 2,072 races on a circuit that encompasses Gulfstream Park, Keeneland, Churchill Downs, Ellis Park, and Kentucky Downs in addition to the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup races—both stand-alone series—for a cumulative top-pick win percentage of 28 percent and an in the money strike rate of 61 percent.
In closing, a humble thanks to my blog, Instagram, and Twitter followers in addition to my Facebook friends for your continued support. 2020 is finally behind us–let’s move onward and upward in 2021! —JG