"All too often, the negative aspects of the sport are highlighted, so this is a refreshing opportunity to really savor a great weekend of racing. "
As a handicapper, one of the more compelling aspects of the Sport of Kings is the sheer number of moving parts. Not only does the player need to correctly identify those runners destined to put forth a great effort, but one must also survey the massive number of wagering options and attempt to maximize correct opinions. Keeping accurate statistics of my own play led me to primarily tackle horizontal wagering, as those bets yield the kind of success I was looking for versus other options. I’ve also found that Pick 3’s and Pick 4’s are essentially very enjoyable “mini-tournaments”.
With that said, the proliferation of handicapping tournaments in recent years is a benefit to the player, especially those that are already multi-race enthusiasts in their typical day to day betting. What makes handicapping compelling is the opportunity to invest a relatively small amount of money to win a relatively large amount. Tournaments accomplish this with a fixed entry fee, which is music to the ears of those wanting to manage money in a meaningful way. You can get several hours worth of entertainment and action with a known cost. Through any given race card, I often struggle with playing too many races and managing money in a poor fashion, so this is paramount.
Derby Wars is a unique site offering a plethora of games, with differing stakes, to suit the likes of most players. Building off the theme of laying out a little to get a lot, I enjoy entering low cost Derby Wars satellites for a chance to win seats in more expensive tournaments with a nice top prize. The interface is easy to use, the takeout rates are favorable, and the variety of games makes it a fun environment.
HANA is excited to partner with Derby Wars to sponsor a$10,000 tournament on April 13th, the last major weekend of Derby Prep races featuring the Arkansas Derby and Blue Grass Stakes. All too often, the negative aspects of the sport are highlighted, so this is a refreshing opportunity to really savor a great weekend of racing. The entry fee is $47 with a top prize of $2,500 and players down to 20th place will cash. Satellites are available on a regular basis, so please check out www.derbywars.com and join us for what promises to be a wonderful event amongst like-minded handicapping enthusiasts.
Note: As you can see, there are already ways to get entry into the big game this weekend. We hope to see everyone there!