Remember me Reset Password


Arkansas Derby Betting - Hot Tickets in Hot Springs

Posted by Brian Mulligan on 2/8/2012 3:50:30 PM
new era pinstripe bowl

With limited action on the Triple Crown trail this weekend let’s take a look at one of the gems of horseracing in his country, Oaklawn Park and try to get some successful insights for online sportsbook players.

Located in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the meet will run till April 16 and the showcase of the stand is the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby.

The mile track has a decent takeout structure with exotic bets being held at 21% and win, place and show bets held at 17%.

Over the years, the Arkansas Derby has been a nice springboard for runner with designs on the Triple Crown.

Temperance Hill and Victory Gallop both parlayed wins in this race to cash in the Belmont Stakes, Sunny’s Halo and Smarty Jones cashed in the Kentucky Derby after winning in Hot Springs and several Ark Derby winners won the Preakness.

And one of the top horses in the last decade, Curlin, who went on to win Horse of the Year honors twice, took the 2007 renewal of the Ark Derby.

As far as the human element at Oaklawn this meeting, Steve Asmussen will be at or near the top throughout the stand. He just brings it in numbers but there are a few areas where Asmussen excels at and that is where on-line players may be able to get a little edge.

You have to pay attention when this trainer tinkers with blinkers. The last 5 years he wins at 21% first-time blinkers but only 16% when taking them off.

When handicapping maidens, know that if Asmussen moves a horse from Maiden Special Weight land to a maiden claimer, that’s a time to step up. He is 29% with that ploy the last 5 years and when he brings a horse back quickly, he is even more potent.

When returning a runner to betting sites action within 7 days of a race the last 5 years, Mr. Asmussen is 28 or 88 or 32% and 59% of those runners were in the money. This trainer is also pretty active at the claiming box and his first off the claim runners cash at about a 24% rate but his second off the claim runners the last 5 years have been a bit more potent at 27%.

Steve Hobby is also off to a fine start this meet at Oaklawn as he won with 5 of his first 17 starters and 4 ran second.

A near 20% trainer overall last year, Hobby has some tricks up his sleeve when it comes to placement.

Like most competent trainers, Hobby is great when giving a horse a rest and pointing for a specific race. He is 20% the last 5 years when bringing back runners from 6 months or longer and 16 others ran in the money.

If you see one of his horses cutting back from a route to a sprint, you have to pay attention. A total 52% of those runners ran in the money the last 5 years and 19% reached the charmed circle.

Other value trainers that should be followed are Randy Morse, Allen Milligan and Laffit Salazar. The average payoff of the winners from those barns this meet are $25.20, $20.83 and $16.13 respectively.

As far as post position at this track this meet, posts have played relatively fair but you do want to be inside going a mile. The rail is 7 for 24 or 29% so far at 8 furlongs.

Grab a drink, mark the form, take you time and enjoy this intriguing sport betting venue.

Good luck.



↑ Back to page content
Media Logos

At BetOnline, our company’s guiding principle is to establish long-lasting, positive relationships with our customers. BetOnline is perfect for those who like to stay on top of all the latest sports & horse racing odds or play a few games in the online casino. We have built our reputation on giving our clients nothing but high-quality service and once you have worked with us, you will realize why we are regarded as a leader.

From our customer service to our cutting-edge technology, enticing contests and dedication to putting the best product out on the marketplace, BetOnline is always striving to improve and we take the wants and needs of our customers very seriously. We are always looking for suggestions to make our product better, and client input allows us to build a relationship that will last for a lifetime.

Trust is tough to create and it is even tougher to maintain, which is why we always keep the lines of communication open with our clients at BetOnline, and the best part is that it will not cost you a dime.

Head over to our world-famous sportsbook, where you will find live lines for all major sporting events, but that is not all because at BetOnline, you will also find the Betting Edge, which is a constant stream of advice from people that spend countless hours looking over trends and statistics, so you don’t have to. You get an honest and educated opinion for people that truly love sports, and we are always updating the section to keep you up on what’s happening in current in the world of sports.

The racebook is another fantastic section at BetOnline, as you can get a headstart on the Triple Crown season by reading over our articles to give you an idea of the winning horses. We don’t just focus on the Triple Crown at BetOnline; you can find information on races all year around and that will help you out when it comes time to watch the major thoroughbred horse races.

You can also check out our casino, where you can play the latest games powered by the latest technology. From poker to card games, slots and everything in between, we have you covered at BetOnline.

We have contests and promotions galore as BetOnline is all about what our clients want, so check it out and if you have any inquiries, never hesitate to get in touch with us. Betonline because your can!

↑ Back to top