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Good Question: How do you place a winning bet at Keeneland?

Many of us go to Keeneland just to be a spectator, but some go looking to win big on the ponies.

Good Question: How do you place a winning bet at Keeneland?

For someone like myself looking at a racing form is like trying to read Greek.

"Luckily we have everything you need to know right here." said Vince Gabbert, the Executive Assistant to the President of Keeneland.

New this year, a Wagering 101 Guide, its my ticket to placing a good bet.

Even with a guide, I knew I needed a crash course in reading a racing form.

I went straight to Vince Gabbert at Keeneland.

Forget about odds and morning line favorites, Gabbert says first timers can zero in on one important thing to learn about a horse.

"There's a small chart in the program that shows how that horse has run this year, how its run at Keeneland, how they've done at similar surfaces." said Gabbert.

My husband always says bet the two horse.

Gabbert says that usually comes with superstition.

So what about betting a jockey's silk color?

Will that help me win big, maybe not, but Gabbert says it happens a lot!

"We have a lot that bet pink silks or bet the pink and the green. My six year old daughter likes the green with the pink polka dots." said Gabbert.

Whether you have true knowledge or just lady luck on your side, bottom line...

"The most important thing, come out to Keeneland with an open mind. There's no true and proven method, that's why they call it betting on the horses." said Gabbert.

The Wagering 101 Guides can be found in your program as well as throughout the track.

New this year you can bet a fifty cent pick three.


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