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There I was. In line, at the betting window at Oaklawn Park, in Hot Springs, Ark.

“So, what am I supposed to do?”

How different is wagering on a Breeders’ Cup World Championships card from a normal race day card, or even a normal “big race day” card? In my view, not vastly different at all. Thoroughbred racing is always about opinion and the odds.

Betting on a horse race for the first time — even the first few times — can be an intimidating endeavor.

How do I chose which horse to bet? What are all of these options?

This video that walks you through how to chose a horse using past performances and then read on for an explanation of the various betting options as well as some key betting terms to know.

I can remember it like it was yesterday. I was 18 and I was about to head to the races for the first time. I had been betting with an ADW for a while, using their simplified versions of past performances – but I had never been to the races in person or held a program in my hands.

For all of the sun and fun rolled into summertime racing, there are unfortunately some days when Mother Nature decides to muddy the waters.

Unlike baseball, horse racing usually goes on before, during, and after a rainstorm and there are some general philosophies that you should store away for, yes, a rainy day.

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