The Aspiring Horseplayer is the culmination of years worth of my longing to discuss horse racing with interested people around the world.
Be sure to check frequently for updates to some of the main features of this blog:
highlight videos honoring some of my favorite horses and races.
The horse watch list for updates on the thoroughbreds I’m currently keeping track of.
The Beginner’s Corner section for folks that are new to the sport of thoroughbred horse racing.
The purpose of this blog is to provide coverage of thoroughbred racing news, regular handicapping advice on select tracks (usually Hollywood Park, Del Mar, Santa Anita, Pimlico, Laurel, Saratoga, and Delaware Park), as well as the major Triple Crown and Breeder’s Cup races throughout the year.
Where possible, I’ll include related pictures and videos of the events being covered. From time to time I also like to create my own video montages of certain horses or races, which can be viewed on the “custom videos” page. Virtually all of the features of this blog can be accessed through the menus along the top of the screen and along the right of the screen next to the featured stories. On the top of the page you will find access to the About Me, About This Site, Horse Watch List, Custom Videos, and Further Reading pages. In addition, the right hand portion of the screen is devoted to lists including a nifty search feature, and sections highlighting recent posts, user comments, topics, and archival information for all of the posts made to date.
Emphasis in the regular handicapping selections provided by The Aspiring Horseplayer will be placed on the multi-race Pick 4 exotic wager, as that is my wager of preference at the various tracks around the country. I find that it’s a nice blend of both a reasonable probability of success as well as being financially sound (i.e., you don’t have to spend a fortune to make a winning play). In fact, quite often I will skip over races that are not part of a Pick 4 sequence. If you want my opinion on any race not covered in a handicapping update, just leave a comment or drop me a line and, time willing, I’ll respond accordingly.
Feel free to leave comments or questions on this site. I appreciate any feedback I receive as this is my first venture into the blogosphere. In fact, I’d strongly encourage you to leave comments if you are reading this as nothing quite gives a blogger that feeling of supreme satisfaction more than receiving comments from their readers. In order to make this as easy as possible for you, this blog has been made public, meaning you don’t need to have a wordpress account to post comments here. Just tell us who you are and what you have to say – it’s really that simple. No registrations or confirmations are required, although for obvious reasons I do reserve the right to edit/delete any unwelcome comments (such as profanity laced remarks or other inappropriate behavior).
If you have any questions about the “sport of kings” or have an opinion you’d like to share about a specific horse or race, I’d love to hear about it. If you’ve got a horse racing blog of your own then indicate so in your comments or ensure your profile is updated with a direct link to your blog. Aside from reading comments left by readers and giving out profitable horse racing information, another thing that brings me great joy is generating traffic to the blogs of my friends. As a side note about this, please do check out the blogs included in my blogroll. I’ve met some interesting and fascinating people along the way to becoming The Aspiring Horseplayer and it’s my pleasure to share their musings with you.
Lastly, if there is any specific information that you feel this site can offer but is presently not offering, please leave a comment about that as well. I’m constantly tweaking the many features of this blog and would welcome any suggestions you may have. So, in summary: leave comments, leave comments, leave comments, and when you’re not too busy with reading everything else, be sure and leave a comment!