The holiday season is at hand, a new year is around the corner and in some parts of the country turf racing has gone on hiatus until the days when talk about the Kentucky Derby reaches a fever pitch.
What that means is that turf runners in an area such as New York will travel south to Florida to enjoy the greener grounds at Gulfstream Park or head to a farm for a few months of rest while awaiting the return of spring.
The Pick 6 can be the most lucrative wager in horse racing.
It can also be the most expensive.
That paradox succinctly explains why the wager can be tilted in favor of handicappers with larger bankrolls. Given how quickly combinations can add up, the $2 bettor cannot keep pace with players who can wager $300 or $500 without blinking an eye.
Syndicates can help small players compete, but there are times when even the $2 player can take a stab at a Pick 6.