Dave Valento

Gaming Today Dave Valento

Dave Valento has been involved in horse racing since 1986 and is author of the Track Phantom analysis sheets available for all Southern California live racing and many other major tracks. 

Twitter: @trackphantom

Email: DaveValento@gamingtoday.com

Becoming winning horse player takes years of trial and error

Becoming winning horse player takes years of trial and error

posted on December 25, 2018 by

Track Phantom | Becoming a winning horse player typically takes years of trial and error before positive results can be consistently produced. The job became somewhat more difficult when the ability to wager on any track arose in the early 1990’s. 

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Accelerate should be Horse of the Year

Accelerate should be Horse of the Year

posted on December 12, 2018 by

Track Phantom | After Justify won the Belmont Stakes in June, it would have been hard to fathom anyone else grabbing horse of the year honors.

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Don't be afraid to use single in exotics

Don't be afraid to use single in exotics

posted on November 28, 2018 by

Track Phantom | When I started following horse racing in 1986 the betting menu was dramatically different. It was certainly more rudimentary. Trifecta options were rare. Superfectas and pentafectas didn’t exist. Nor did a pick four or pick five wager.

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Start preparing now for '19 season

Start preparing now for '19 season

posted on November 14, 2018 by

Track Phantom | The horse racing calendar is divided into four parts: Triple Crown, Summer, Breeders’ Cup and post-Breeders’ Cup. 

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Be aware of trends for Breeder's Cup races

Be aware of trends for Breeder's Cup races

posted on October 31, 2018 by

Track Phantom | The Breeders’ Cup starts on Friday with a new format. They will run all five Breeders’ Cup Juvenile races on Friday and leave Saturday to the older divisions. 

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