HorseRaceInsider is proud to announce it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Keith Pettyjohn, founder of GradedStakesRaces.com, to publish a weekly Making The Grade column, featured each Wednesday at HRI. Keith will review last weekend’s events and preview the coming weekend’s biggest races.
After years of study and with consultation with and inspiration from late handicapping legend and original thinker, Cary Fotias, Pettyjohn has produced a new service dedicated to aiding today’s horseplayer in analyzing North America’s best races.
The service has been designed to give horseplayers access to what will be a comprehensive source of reference in any horseplayer’s handicapping approach. Breaking new ground, Pettyjohn has created multi-faceted Class-Based Performance Ratings.
Although a plethora of speed and pace figures have been available to the general public for decades, Mr. Pettyjohn enters the scene with performance figures that will not only measure those factors but will assess them in tandem with quality of competition, or class evaluations for all graded stakes.
This revolutionary approach to handicapping finds the best horses in the best races the sport has to offer, something that puts this tool in a class of its own. As astute handicappers and fans have observed over the years, not all similarly graded events are created equal.
The impetus for the creation of Graded Stakes Ratings methodology represents a desire to further level the handicapping playing field:
“Speed and pace figures can be misleading by over or under inflation. This factor alone leads horseplayers to errant conclusions and their bankrolls feel the impact first. Liquidity matters,” said Pettyjohn.
“When you consider the influx of gaming dollars into purses, state-bred bonuses, etc., stakes races do not always include top-notch competition for the level.
“It became apparent that a rating system based on true class was needed to give horseplayers a better understanding of spot-on quality in each of those races.”
Graded Stakes Ratings is a comprehensive model that will provide greater confidence to handicappers in search of the most likely winner, “the best horse.”
Having access to uncommon knowledge and information that allows handicappers to have a competitive, strategic, and tactical advantage over the crowd is the proper path to betting value.
In addition to Keith’s Making the Grade weekly column at Horse Race Insider, rankings for all graded events can be found at GradedStakesRaces.com. Simply create a FREE account and begin using the ratings absolutely FREE.