Joe Bianchino is a producer with 104.5 The Team. He grew up in the Capital Region and is an avid fan of all sports, including hockey, baseball, football, soccer and horse racing. He is a die-hard Giants, Yankees and Rangers fan.
The Saratoga Race Course will once again open its doors on Friday. Before it does, and before you make the trek up the Northway to gamble away your hard-earned money, read our ten tips for handicapping.
Do you remember the first time Neo saw the Matrix - that dizzying display of scrolling code? He saw no rhyme nor reason nor pattern - just a furious loop of unexplainable binary. With time, though, with experience, and tutelage, he began to see the woman-in-the-red-dress for the trees. In other words, he figured it out.
This is as close as I can come to explaining what it's like to, for the first time, survey the past performance program at Saratoga. Like Neo, you won't have a clue what you're looking at. But, also like Neo, you'll get the hang of it. To help, we've detailed what information can be found where and explained what it means in relation to an actual horse race.
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