Racing & Wagering

Handicapping Articles plus Q&A

Past columns by Arlington International Racecourse odds maker Joe Kristufek that teach the basics of Handicapping are housed here.

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Joe Kristufek's complete Arlington selections can be found in the Daily Herald, but let’s face it, things change. Even though he has an opinion going into each race, there are several factors that can alter his thinking. Scratches can alter expected pace scenarios. He also pays close attention to the way the track is playing, the action on the toteboard, and how the horses look in the post parade. Following the introduction of the horses on the track, Joe (and/or Brian W. Spencer) will “tweet” his final thoughts and selections. You can follow on Twitter or here.


Handicapping Columns and Previous Facebook Q&A's
A Primer to Playing Arlington Park's Polytrack

Joe and Brian Answer Your Facebook Questions - Volume 1

Remember, Horses Are Animals

Joe and Brian Answer Your Facebook Questions - Volume 2

Simple Ways to Play

Joe and Brian Answer Your Facebook Questions - Volume 3

Joe and Brian Answer Your Facebook Questions - Volume 4

Joe and Brian Answer Your Facebook Questions - Volume 5

Getting a Line on the Early Odds

Joe and Brian Answer Your Facebook Questions - Volume 6

Drills Pay the Bills?

Joe and Brian Answer Your Facebook Questions - Volume 7

Joe and Brian Answer Your Facebook Questions - Volume 8

The Euro Invasion

Joe and Brian Answer Your Facebook Questions - Volume 9

Joe and Brian Answer Your Facebook Questions - Volume 10 

Handicapping 2-Year-Olds