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Handicapping Articles


HTR Software Updates (New July 2015)
(explains all the updates and warns about potential problem with new Trainer stats)

Turf Scan User Guide (New July 2015)
(explains new screen in Tour)

HTR Installation Guide (must read) (New May 19 2015)

HTR Bobcat Exporter File Specs (New May 11 2015)
Members can download the HTR Bobcat Beta Release Download Here

All HTR Updates (15 Oct 2014)

Robot3 Update (15 Oct 2014)

HTR-Pedia (New May 19 2015)

NLog Master List (Feb 2012)

Modeler Wizard User Guide (16 Nov 2011)

HTR Software Upgrades-16 Aug 2011

HTR2 Upgrade 22 Jul 2011 (22 Jul 2011)

HTR Software Updates 1 Jan 2011

Modeler Wizard Instruction Sheet (Dec 2010)

HTR_TOUR - User Guide (7 Sep 2010)

HTR2 Upgrade Aug 2010 / KMS Rating (3 Aug 2010)

TOUR Software - June 2010 Update (21 Jun 2010)

Playing Tournaments (May 2010)

HTR2 Software Upgrade (19 Jan 2010)

XFIG - Upgrade January 2010

Robot2 User Guide 2009 (Aug 09 remove reference to "No 9's")

What's New: HTR2 Upgrade (Jul 08)

Robot User Guide (Jul 08)

HTR Newsletters in a Nutshell – by Mel Moser (Jun 08)

Seminar 2007 Summary (Jul 07)

MAXVEL Software User Guide (Jan 07)

HTR2 User Guide (Jul 06)

HTR2 Upgrade Summary Sheet (Jul 06)

TPG Rating Info (Jul 06)

PPX User Guide (Jul 06)

How to Upgrade HTR2.exe (Jul 05)

Seminar Notes on Changes to Jul 05 Upgrade of HTR2 (Jul 05)

Seminar Notes on Changes to Jul 04 Upgrade of HTR2 (Jul 04)

HTR Glossary of Terms and Symbols (from Jun 04)

Installation and Setup of HTR2 (from Aug 03)

Weight and its Effect On the Outcome of Thoroughbred Races (from Jul 03)

Automatic Paceline Mode Selection (from Jun 03)

Getting Bullish on Longshots (Original from Oct 99)

Bullish on Longshots - Redux (2003) (from May 03)

Quirin Speed Points (from Apr 01)

Quarter Horse Handicapping (from May 03)


HTR Monthly Reports Newsletters

Rich's Index of HTR Monthly Reports - through Dec 2009 - shows Page 1 of all Newsletters.

Members have access to the most recent year of newsletters in the Subscriber Zone

HTR Reports - 2014

May/Jun 2014 - All Things HTR - Intro to HTR-Pedia - Handicapping with HTR - HTR-Encyclopedia A thru K
Mar/Apr 2014 - The Art and Science of Modeling - UL (UnLucky) Rating Update - The Winning Contest Player
Jan/Feb 2014 - Adjusted Morning Line (AML) Whitepaper - AML vs. MLO Stats/Analysis - Predictably Bad Predictions

HTR Reports - 2013

Nov/Dec 2013 - (New) Adjust Morning Line (AML) - Four Diverse Systems & Exotic Wagering Systems
Sep/Oct 2013 - Determining when Lone ratings make a difference.
Jul/Aug 2013 - New insights to the HTR Rating and two NEW Ratings - "Luck" and "KAT."
May/Jun 2013 - The Dinosaurs of Handicapping-Locate High% Tri/Sup Picks-Field Size and Key HTR Factors
Mar/Apr 2013 - Advanced Handicapping - Linear vs. Non-Linear Handicapping
Jan/Feb 2013 - HTR-Tour and XLine, HTR 20th year and Best of HTR 2012

HTR Reports - 2012

Nov/Dec 2012 - The new Off Turf (OTX) Rating and Improve Your Longshot IQ
Sep/Oct 2012 - Includes more on Improvement Rating and Pedigree Rating In Depth
Jul/Aug 2012 - Includes Article on Improvement Rating
May/Jun 2012 - Includes Article on KLine Accuracy
Mar/Apr 2012 - Includes Article on race-PAC race-PER Rankings Test
Jan/Feb 2012 - Includes Article on New Ken-tenders Filter

HTR Reports - 2011

Nov/Dec 2011 - Includes Article on Easy Winner Last Out
Sep/Oct 2011 - Includes Article on The k2 Rating
Jul/Aug 2011 - Includes Article on Are Longshots "Market Efficient"?
May/Jun 2011 - Includes Article on Quantifying Class
Mar/Apr 2011 - Includes Article on Fr1 Velocity - Is it Still Profitable?
Jan/Feb 2011 - Includes Article on Tournament Strategy

2010

Nov/Dec 2010 - Includes Article on Can you Beat Dominant Favorites?
Sep/Oct 2010 - Includes Article on The 'Outlook' and Longshots
Jul/Aug 2010 - Includes Articles on The 'Outlook' for Tour Plays & The Total Buzz
May/Jun 2010 - Includes Article on HTR Tour Summary and Tournament Tips
Mar/Apr 2010 - Includes Article on Negative Log on [KM] Screen
Jan/Feb 2010 - Includes Article on KLine and Value Handicapping

2009

Nov/Dec 2009 - Includes Article on the Lowdown on the Run-Up
Sep/Oct 2009 - Includes Article on The Paradox of Turn-Time
Jul/Aug 2009 - Includes Article on Projects New Top, Fit & Ready, Better than Looks & PPX Fundamentals
May/Jun 2009  -   Includes Article on Quirin Speed Points, 1979 vs. 2009
Mar/Apr 2009  -   Includes Article on Robot II Update
Jan/Feb 2009  -   Includes Article on Robot II with Advanced Solutions

2008

Nov/Dec 2008  -   Includes Article on looking Beyond Workout Times
Sep/Oct 2008  -   Includes Article on Razor Sharp
Jul/Aug 2008  -   Includes Article on 1st Time Gelding
May/Jun 2008  -   Includes Article on Rick's Longshot Chart vs. $$ Horses 
Mar/Apr 2008  -   Includes Article on The Vi Rating – Chalk Buster
Jan/Feb 2008  -   Includes Articles on Spot Play Development and Forward Thinking 

2007

Nov/Dec 2007  -   Includes Article on The (K) Rating Top to Bottom  
Sep/Oct 2007  -   Includes Article on Hot and Cold Trainers and Jockeys 
Jul/Aug 2007  -   Includes Article on Layoff Zones and Trainers
May/Jun 2007  -   Includes Article on The Lowdown on Layoffs
Mar/Apr 2007  -   Includes Article on Chronic Losers – What Makes them Win?
January 2007  -   Includes Articles on MAXVEL

2006

November 2006   -   Includes Article on Longshot Review
October 2006   -   Includes Article on Poly Track – An Early Look
September 2006   -   Includes Article on Using LearnX for Handicapping Smarts
Jul/Aug 2006   -   Includes Article on the New TPG Rating
June 2006   -   Includes Article on Testing the New DFIGS and V2 Ratings
May 2006  -   Includes Article on KLine Exposed
April 2006   -   Includes Article on Late Pace – Grass Routes
March 2006  -   Includes Article on Late Pace Velocity (Part I) – Fast Dirt
February 2006   -   Includes Article on using "K=2 for Overlays?"
January 2006  -   Includes Article on Quantifying Jockey Performance

2005

December 2005   -   Includes Article on Early Betting Spot Plays
November 2005   -   Includes Article on Predicting Early Speed
October 2005   -   Includes Article on horses that Ran a “Stinker” Last Out
September 2005   -   Includes Article on HTR Factors and Tote Favorites
Jul/Aug 2005   -   Includes Article on KM’s Seminar Presentation
June 2005   -   Includes Article on Hyper Favorites – Beyond the XFAV
May 2005  -   Includes Article on Exotic Wagering Strategies
April 2005   -   Includes Article on Multiple PL Modes and the $ Longshots
March 2005  -   Includes Article on Appraising Longshots with Impact Values
February 2005   -   Includes Article on Class Analysis and a New Class Rating in HTR2
January 2005   -   Includes Article on "Do Late Running Sprinters Make Good Routers?"

2004

December 2004   -   Includes Article on XFAV: Extreme Favorites
November 2004   -   Includes Article on The E2 Play
October 2004   -   Includes Article on Pedigree Analysis
Aug/Sep 2004   -   Includes Article on The Powerful New KLine
July 2004   -   Includes Article on Super Trainers
June 2004   -   Includes Article on HTR2 Upgrade/HTR-Consensus
May 2004  -   Includes Article on Super Trainers
April 2004   -   Includes Article on More on the Workout Rating
March 2004  -   Includes Article on $ and $$ Longshots
February 2004   -   Includes Article on Early Energy%
January 2004   -   Includes Article on The Vi Rating - Documenting its Effectiveness

2003

December 2003   -   Includes Article on Playing the Rebate
November 2003   -   Includes Article on whether to "Bet the Longest Shot in the Shortest Field?"
October 2003   -   Includes Article on Testing the K-1 with a Variety of Factors
September 2003   -   Includes Article on The "Live" Factor
August 2003   -   Includes Article on Live Longshots and Profits in Horseracing
July 2003   -   Includes Article on The Effect of Weight on Thoroughbred Races
June 2003   -   Includes Article on Pick-6 Betting Strategy and Suggestions
May 2003  -   Includes Article on Impact RES Rating Dissected
April 2003   -   Includes Article on Testing the Turf to Dirt Angle for Profits
March 2003  -   Includes Article on Grass Race Point System
February 2003   -   Includes Article on HTR2 Upgrade –HTR-Consensus Returns
January 2003   -   Includes Article - Fr1 Pains? Add Fr2 for Relief

2002

December 2002   -   Includes Article on (K) and Vi
November 2002   -   Includes Article on The Vi - Dissected
October 2002   -   Includes Article on Appraising Race Character with HTR2 Tester
September 2002   -   Includes Article on Vi Number Tested
August 2002   -   Includes Article on Volatility Index and the Assessing ML Favorites
July 2002   -   Includes Article on HTR2 Upgrade - TLC
June 2002   -   Includes Article on The Cream of the Crop – Msw at Major Tracks
May 2002  -   Includes Article on HTR2 Tester vs. Access db
April 2002   -   Includes Article on Progressive Betting Method
March 2002  -   Includes Article on The C90 Rating – In Depth
February 2002   -   Includes Article on Using the C90 to Size up a Race
January 2002   -   Includes Article on Quirin Speed Points Ranking Method

2001

December 2001   -   Includes Article on Contender Selection
November 2001   -   Includes Article on Velocity Plus Report and Paceline Selection
October 2001   -   Includes Article on Late Velocity in Depth
September 2001   -   Includes Article on Cramer Speed Figures
August 2001   -   Includes Article on 'Bridge Jumpers'
July 2001   -   Includes Article on Tomcat's TLC Ratings
June 2001   -   Includes Article on Testing for an Over-raced Horse
May 2001   -   Includes Article on 3 Year Olds vs Older
April 2001   -   Includes Article on Quirin Speed Points
March 2001   -   Includes Article on Impact Software Upgrade
February 2001   -   Includes Article on 25 Top Grass Sires
January 2001   -   Includes Article on Ken's New Year Predictions for Racing

2000

December 2000   -   Includes Article on TomCat’s TLC Program
November 2000   -   Includes Article on Breeders Cup 2000
October 2000   -   Includes Article on Finding Longshots in HTR
September 2000   -   Includes Article on 'Sharp" Horses
August 2000   -   Includes Article on Primer on Published Workouts
July 2000   -   Includes Article on Impact Software
June 2000   -   Includes Article on "Dueled" Trip Note
May 2000   -   Includes Article on Strong and False MLO Favorite Identification
April 2000   -   Includes Article on Cheap Claiming Races
March 2000   -   Includes Article on Quantifying Class
February 2000   -   Includes Article on HTR Modeler Program
January 2000   -   Includes Article on HTR Prat Program

1997

July 1997   -   Includes Article on Fraction-1 Velocity and Bias Recognition


Pick4 Pool Size - by Year & by Day of Week - Thanks to MVM

P4PoolAvg.pdf - Jan 2011

MikeDee's & Donnie's MS Access Manuals

HTR2 Access Manual - Beginners guide of how to use the HTR2 exports in MS Access.  (Originally by Donnie, updated to HTR2 by MikeDee) - slight revision Aug 2010

Relationships in Access - Creating relationships to join tables together. (by Donnie)

How to Combine Spot Plays into Single Report - Learn how to put multiple spot plays into a single report. (by MikeDee and Donnie)

How to get the access file specifications into your mdb.pdf - Shows how to import the Import Specification files into your database from another database.

File Specs - list the field names and specifications for the exporters in HTR2.exe.  Right click to download.  Text files best viewed in WordPad.

HX2.txt - File spec for HX2 export
HX3.txt - File spec for HX3 export
HX4.pdf - File spec for HX4 export (updated 20 Aug 2013)
HX44.pdf - File spec for HX44 export (Updated July 18 2015)
HX5.pdf - File spec for HX5 export (updated 8 Jun 09)
HX6.txt - File spec for HX6 export
HX7.txt - File spec for HX7 export
HX9.pdf - File spec for HX9 export
HXD.pdf - File spec for HXD export (correction 21 Jul 07)
HXN.pdf - File spec for HXN export (updated 3 Jun 2011) (no change since)
HXV.pdf - File spec for HXV export (updated 19 Jun 09)

HTR Bobcat Exporter File Specs (New May 11 2015)
Members can download the HTR Bobcat Beta Release Download Here

Excel Export File Specs - Harold contributed an Excel spreadsheet that combines the definitions for the HX4, HX44, HX5 and HXV exports in one place. Thanks Harold!

Comma Delimited Charts Spec.pdf - File spec for Comma Delimited Charts available from HDW.  If interested use John's FileRat to download or contact HDW (updated Jan 2011).

These articles and HTR Monthly Reports are in "pdf" format.  You need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to be able to read and print the files. 

Ken Massa

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