Six Can’t-Miss Equestricon Attractions for Gamblers

Events / Travel
One of the gambling panels at Equestricon in 2017. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Equestricon has something for everyone from horse racing fans, horse lovers, and industry insiders to young entrepreneurs looking to network and, of course, gamblers and horseplayers.

If you’re an avid gambler planning to attend Equestricon 2018 from Oct. 28-30 in Louisville, Ky., or are considering purchasing tickets, you’re in luck as this year’s panels and workshops feature some extremely compelling sessions for horseplayers, such as a visual handicapping workshop and a session on betting strategies and ticket construction.

Here are six can’t-miss gambling attractions for Equestricon 2018, the international horse racing convention, fan festival, and trade show.

Tournament Handicapping Workshop: Mythical vs. Live Money

Monday, Oct. 29 — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET

Join the Daily Racing Form’s Matt Bernier and multiple NHC qualifiers Rich Nilsen, Scott Carson, and Jonathon Kinchen for a workshop to discuss strategies for playing tournaments.

Acacia Courtney (Eclipse Sportswire)
Betting With Your Eyes: Visual Handicapping Workshop

Monday, Oct. 29 — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET

Digging beyond the past performances can provide a huge advantage when handicapping the races. Find out what to look for when evaluating racehorses in the paddock, warming up on the track, or during morning workouts with a star-studded panel featuring Gabby Gaudet, Acacia Courtney, Michael Adolphson, and Bruno de Julio.

Workshop: Utilizing New Tools, Data, and Analytics

Monday, Oct. 29 — 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. ET

Hoping to take your handicapping to the next level? Don’t miss the STATS Race Lens workshop on using cutting-edge analytics and data to identify winners.

Papo Morales (Eclipse Sportswire)
Ticket Construction and Betting Strategies Workshop

Tuesday, Oct. 30 — 9:30 to 11 a.m. ET

How often do you put in the time to analyze a race, have the pace scenario and top finishers pegged, and still walk away without cashing a ticket? If your handicapping is strong but your betting needs a leg up, don’t miss this terrific panel on betting strategies and building winning tickets with Peter Fornatale, Mike Maloney, Ed DeRosa, Alan “Dink” Denkenson, and Papo Morales.

Wagering Models: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, Oct. 30 — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET

Peter Thomas Fornatale of Daily Racing Form, Ten Strike Racing’s Marshall Gramm, and TVG’s Scotty McKeever discuss how advanced analytics and computer-based handicapping and wagering are utilized in racing.

How to Bet at Churchill Downs Workshop

Tuesday, Oct. 30 — 3:30 to 5 p.m. ET

The 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be held a t Churchill Downs on Nov. 2-3, so let those with the most knowledge and understanding of the Louisville track — Joe Kristufek, Travis Stone, Jill Byrne, Scott Shapiro, and Marty McGee — help you pick Breeders’ Cup winners.

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