Overview of Today’s Racing Digest

Since 1970, Today’s Racing Digest has been the leader in providing unique and powerful handicapping information that goes beyond any other handicapping product or service.  Since it’s inception the “Digest” has sold over 20 million editions to handicappers looking for a more complete set of tools, data and information that are easier to use yet more insightful allowing them to quickly and easily identify the real contenders in each race.  From easy to use features like the Quick Picks and Fractional Charting to our powerful data lines already adjusted to today’s race distance and surface along with the insightful workout report no other handicapping publication provides an easier more effective handicapping product. View our Quick Start Videos » View a Sample Complete Digest »     Comprehensive Handicapping Information From a Variety of Different Angles It takes more than just a final speed number, performance rating, or set of raw past

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Race Sheets

Click to enlargeToday’s Racing Digest race sheets are a powerful handicapping tool.  Using proven strategies and method’s Today’s Racing Digest provides you with the most accurate and informative statistics, data and information available from any handicapping publication.  The Digest race sheets are different and are often referred to as the “Form” on steroids because they expand on the raw data giving you more insightful and relevant information than anything else you have seen. Whether you handicap using speed and pace figures, or prefer class and breeding, or may be you just want an expert’s analysis and opinion Today’s Racing Digest’s got you covered.  Each Race Sheets is packed with valuable information covering a variety of different angles.  There is no right or wrong way to use them.  Because there is so much information included in each sheet abbreviations and short hand has been used to present much of the data. 

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Fractional Charting

Winning Has Never Been Easier Click to enlarge“It is not how fast the horse runs that is important.  It is how the horse runs fast.”  Betting the highest speed figure will ultimately give you a flat bet loss.  Often times the top speed figure horse is not suited for the pace match up of the race.  This is where pace handicapping and Fractional Charting can help. Unlike traditional past performances, Fractional Charting makes it easy to understand the running styles and pace figures of each horse along with the probable pace shape of the race.  With Fractional Charting you will be able to quickly visualize how the race may be run and identify which horses can or cannot compete in today’s race. The Digest’s “paper race,” the daily Fractional Chart page is a projection of today’s race using a representative race (chosen by our expert staff) from each horse’s past

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Quick Picks

Today’s Racing Digest Quick Picks page offers an easy-to-read, one-page format that gives you the information you need to make quick decisions.  Quick Picks are put together by Today’s Racing Digest’s team of expert handicappers after they have analyzed all of the data and information written the analysis and have made their final decisions on how the race will be run.  This means you get the experience, knowledge and value of everything found in Today’s Racing Digest in one easy to use page. Click to enlargeQuick Picks are helpful if you are not sure that you picked the right horses to win or you want to confirm that you have you accurately identified the contenders and main threats on today’s card.  It’s also the perfect product if you’re new to handicapping and you need a quick and easy way to determine where to place your bets. The Digest’s Quick Picks

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Workout Report

One of the best reasons to use Today’s Racing Digest’s workout reports is they will give you a better view of the current fitness and ability of the horse’s you are considering wagering on or against.  Past performances can certainly tell you how a horse ran in previous races but just as important is how they have been training.  The workout reports can also give you additional insight when looking at unstarted Maidens, imports, lightly raced horses and comebackers. The Digest workout reports are exclusive to Today’s Racing Digest which means you will have information that most of the betting public won’t have which will help you uncover hidden value and identify false favorites. Today’s Racing Digest’s workout reports aren’t just for the handicapper.  Many of the top trainers, owners, professional and recreational handicappers and jockeys use the workout reports on a daily basis to help them get inside information

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Consensus

The popular Consensus Page tabulates the selections of the Digest handicappers and various features and presents the outcome of those results in an easy-to-read 1-2-3 format. Click to enlargeThe day’s “Best Bet”, the top rated horse that has the biggest point margin over the second rated horse, is highlighted in bold type. The point values for the consensus box is as follows: 1st = 5pts, 2nd = 2pts, 3rd = 1pt. This page is very helpful for players that didn’t get a chance to do their own handicapping or wish to find horses to fill out a Pick-3, Pick-4 or possibly a Trifecta. The consensus best bet horse usually doesn’t pay a lot, but tends to win at a high percentage. A handicapper can also find out the top three horses in the Fractional Charting, CPR and Fire Numbers at a quick glance.           If you

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Tim Osterman’s Fast Figs

Tim Osterman’s Fast Figs are what class and speed figure players have been waiting for. Click to enlargeSpeed and class are incorporated into one number and are listed for each rateable horse on today’s card. This rating is a combined class/performance figure based on the horse’s overall effort and the strength and level of the fields faced. Horse’s scoring within FIVE points of the top figures should be considered contenders in today’s race. if a horse’s rating is following by a (+) it means a horse may be ready to improve on to day’s figure. Generally, a plus (+) is potentially worth an additional FIVE points. Runners rated ‘X’ are either first-time starters, shippers from a new circuit, comebackers off more than four months or horses that simply could not be assigned a reliable rating.  The Par (the average winning number for each class) is also listed for all the

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