By the Numbers

As most regular readers know, I love numbers. So, it should come as no surprise that since I began offering my Race Report Cards to US Racing clients, I have been tracking the performance of those reports, along with the performance of my Win Factor and Pace Profile reports.

Now, before I reveal the results of those studies, it should be noted that the databases I keep are fairly comprehensive, so readers should not get the false impression that the statistics below were derived solely from the free reports that I sometimes offer (and will be offering again today) — they were not.

In fact, the numbers below were accumulated from multiple reports for various tracks over the past month (specifically, July 13 to Aug. 17, 2016). Still, I think they illustrate my approach to the game — mainly, an emphasis on high-probability plays with a sprinkling of promising longshots designed to keep the results as consistent as possible from week to week, month to month, year to year.

So, without further ado, here are the digits:

Angle Stats

And, of course, this article would be pretty pointless, not to mention self-serving, if I didn’t offer free reports for this weekend:

Friday (8/19)

Del Mar
Los Alamitos
Saratoga

Saturday (8/20)

Arlington Park
Del Mar
Saratoga

Sunday (8/21)

Presque Isle Downs
Ruidoso Downs

Note: Links are to PDF files containing my Win Factor Report, Pace Profile Report and Race Report Card for each of the tracks listed.

Derek Simon
Derek Simon is the Senior Editor and Handicapper at US Racing.