Many handicappers now use Advanced Deposit Wagering (ADW) services online.  They offer the convenience of wagering from home along with other attractive perks like free programs and even some bonuses for deposits.  Before signing up with an ADW, however, you should make sure that it is legal in the jurisdiction where you live and plan on using it.

One of the ADW capabilities that is often over looked is the stable report service that you can set up through your account.  We all know that it pays to follow jockeys, trainers, horses and to wager on them when the time is right.  That is one of the strengths of a stable report.  You can get an alert in your email everyday that lets you know when one of the horses or trainers you are following is racing.

How can this help you to make money betting on horses?  If you are handicapping horse races for a living, you know how difficult it is to keep up with all the information that is necessary in order to bet on the ones you are following.  If you start your morning with a report that alerts you to every race that might have a potential bet in it, then think of all the time that could save.

You can also keep notes on trainers.  I like to keep a few of the patterns that make me money with a particular trainer in the notes section.  Then, when I open the race with that information in front of me, I can see if that trainer is repeating one of the patterns with that runner.  I can also keep notes on a horse that had a bad trip and may improve.

One of the problems that we all face in the world of high tech handicapping is information overload.  While we may only rely on a few pieces of information to make a bet, the few pieces may change from bet to bet.  One wager may be based on a trainer racing a maiden off a good series of works and the next wager may be an older horse who had a bad trip last out but looks to improve with a better post and a little luck.

If you haven’t started using stable notes and reports I advise you to give it a try.  You can start slowly with just a few of your favorite trainers and work your way up as you find what works for you and what has the best value.

If you want to learn how a horse owner and insider handicaps just go to and get the truth. Bill Peterson is a former horse race owner and professional handicapper. To see all Bill’s horse racing material go to Horse Racing Handicapping, Bill’s handicapping store.

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