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  • Latest Article: The Kilos Killer (Part 2)

    In last month's issue my colleague Ted Davies talked about the battle between speed ratings and weight ratings, and quoted the Melbourne expert Paul Segar's interesting views on the merits of Speed ...

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  • Weight Wrangle

    Sometimes the ordinary punter is mystified by things that really should be second nature. One of those is the matter of weights in racing.Weight for age is only a name. Don't be frightened by it. It's ...

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  • Pure Pace

    The impact of 'weight' on any horse is invariably a key talking point every raceday. When it's said that a horse is 'well-weighted' for a race it means that it's considered the horse is favourably ...

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  • The Kilos Killer (Part 2)

    In last month's issue my colleague Ted Davies talked about the battle between speed ratings and weight ratings, and quoted the Melbourne expert Paul Segar's interesting views on the merits of Speed ...

    Read the complete article »

  • The Weight Mystery

    Many years ago, a respected racing man told me that about 90 per cent of races are won by one of the three best 'weight contenders' which also rate highly on other essential handicapping factors.The ...

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  • A Matter of Weight

    Racing is based on weight. Virtually from the first race ever run - whenever that was - weight would have played a key role.Weight is the great equaliser. It can help horses win by its very absence ...

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  • Solving the weight riddle

    It was very refreshing to read Ynez Ybarbo's two articles in the July and August issues of Practical Punting Monthly. Early in her first article, Ynez mentions Andrew Beyer, one of the gurus of US ...

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  • Weight moves raise queries (Part 2)

    In this article, freelance writer Ynez Ybarbo completes her special two-part report, with some very surprising conclusions.Of course, the better horses usually carry the higher weights, and one ...

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  • How much does weight count? (Part 1)

    I have been involved in horseracing, in one form or another, for many years. In my early twenties, while working as a newspaper reporter based in London, England, I had a friend who was a ...

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  • The Kilos Killer

    In last month's issue my colleague Ted Davies talked about the battle between speed ratings and weight ratings, and quoted the Melbourne expert Paul Segar's interesting views on the merits of Speed ...

    Read the complete article »

  • Head on clash

    There has always been something of a battle between form analysts over the respective value of picking horses by Class & Weight Ratings or by Speed Ratings. There are good and bad points about ...

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