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How to Use Daily Racing Form

Daily Racing Form has been the indispensable tool for serious handicappers for more than a century. The bulk of DRF's statistical data is incorporated in its past performances, which provide a detailed record of how a horse has run in its most recent starts.

Handicapping is not an exact science, but a working knowledge and understanding of the critical elements of past performances gives bettors the ability to make informed selections. Each handicapper has his own method, and some of the elements that follow may be of more interest than others.

The following area is designed to be a comprehensive guide to understanding both the nuts-and-bolts and subtle nuances of Daily Racing Form. It is also intended to serve both the devoted veteran handicapper, while giving helpful tips and suggestions to those just beginning their appreciation of thoroughbred racing.

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