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Table of Contents

  1. How do I know that CompuTrak will help me be successful in my handicapping?
  2. Why does CompuTrak perform so well?
  3. How easy is it to run CompuTrak?
  4. What information does CompuTrak give me?
  5. How is the CompuTrak Information presented to me?
  6. I’m new to handicapping, how do I learn to use CompuTrak?
  7. What can I do when a horse is scratched after I run the program and am using the OddsLine?

How do I know that CompuTrak will help me be successful in my handicapping?

The Phillips Racing Newsletter, an independent, beholden to no one organization, tested the first version of CompuTrak and reported excellent results. By making win bets, in 153 consecutive races at Santa Anita, they showed a 97% profit while winning 36% of the time. Place and show bets, as you would expect, showed even greater in the money percentages. Over time, CompuTrak has added even more features to improve your results even more. These sample testimonials attest to that. CompuTrak Handicapper 2005 goes even further adding the OddsLine and Summary, and additional important data such as the Form, Magic and Improve Ratings.

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Why does CompuTrak perform so well?

CompuTrak is based on the engineering mathematics contained in the report, “Engineering Analysis of Thoroughbred Racing.” This engineering paper was written with the sole intent to publish it in an engineering journal. The development of the theory took about a year of research. After that time, the theory fell into a cohesive whole. The reason CompuTrak works so well is because the mathematics is based on engineering principles and provides very useful outputs. Some of them, for example, horse “friction”, are unique and unavailable elsewhere.

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How easy is it to run CompuTrak?

Very easy! Here’s how. CompuTrak uses the Bloodstock, (BRIS), Daily Racing Form, (DRF), file that you download to your computer. You then run CompuTrak. With simple mouse clicks you choose how you want CompuTrak to process the data. You can choose how many races, how many pacelines, the OddsLine Multipliers. Another mouse click and the processing is done. You then can choose which of the CompuTrak information you want to view or print. That’s it!

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What information does CompuTrak give me?

CompuTrak Handicapper 2005 builds upon the proven success of previous versions. Further research now gives you an OddsLine; a rating that lets you judge the present Form of a horse; an Improve Number showing you how the capability of the horse has changed from race to race, and the “Magic” Number that combines the Boxer Number and Speed Rating. All the previous proven outputs of CompuTrak are retained in CompuTrak Handicapper 2005.

You can see the complete list of the CompuTrak Handicapper 2005 output information in Appendix A of the “Users Manual”, and examples of how this information is presented to you in Appendix B.

Click here for brief discussions of each of some CompuTrak Handicapper 2005 outputs--such as the OddsLine, Horse Friction, the Boxer Number, and Magic Number--to see how the overall power of the program can point you to the winning horses, and to see how the outputs are shown to you
 

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How is the CompuTrak Information presented to me?

CompuTrak has three types of output; the OddsLine and Summary, the more Extensive report, and the Charts (graphs). The OddsLine and Summary is often sufficient. More in-depth handicapping can be done using the Extensive report, which also includes a wealth of auxiliary information from the BRIS/DRF input data. The other type of output is in the form of Charts, showing in graphical form the performance of the horse, paceline-by-paceline. You can see samples of these three types of output information in appendix B of user's manual.

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I’m new to handicapping, how do I learn to use CompuTrak?

A person new to handicapping can do very well just by using the information shown on the OddsLine and the Summary.

Whether you are a beginner just starting to explore the various pathways to successful handicapping, or are very experienced, you will find that CompuTrak is designed with you in mind. The tutorial and the report “Handicapping with CompuTrak Handicapper 2005” describe various approaches and techniques for you to use. An example, with commentary, of what to expect at a typical race day, using the OddsLine and Summary is in the Tutorial,  and a step-by-step procedure for more in-depth handicapping is in “Handicapping with CompuTrak Handicapper 2005."   See our documentation page.

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What can I do when a horse is scratched after I run the program and am using the OddsLine

No problem. Just go to the “Scratch” Link, where you can generate a new OddsLine which takes scratched horses into account.

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