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JIM HURLEY RACING NETWORK WINNING OFTEN AND AT A PRICE…CALL FOR FREE “LOOK SEE”

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 9:02 AM

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Jim Hurley NFL and College Football Update

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 1:13 PM

THE NFL WEEK 11 UPDATE: TAKING A DEEP DIVE INTO THE CURRENT CHASE FOR PLAYOFF BERTHS FOR A COUPLE OF TEAMS ...COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S WEEKEND NOTEBOOK: TUA'S INJURY, A SOONERS' COMEBACK & MOREOkay, so go ahead and tell us: Are you a glass-half-full or a glass-half-empty type of person when it comes to the NFL and its teams with post-season hopes?For example, how do you see the Chicago Bears - a 17-7 loser at the 5-point favorite Los Angeles Rams last night - these days after dropping to 4-6 SU (straight-up) overall with that latest prime-time flopperoo ... feel better about…

Jim Hurley Weekend Wrap and MNF Preview

Monday, November 18, 2019 at 10:01 AM

THE NFL WEEK 11 UPDATE: TAKING A DEEP DIVE INTO THE CURRENT CHASE FOR PLAYOFF BERTHS FOR A COUPLE OF TEAMS ...COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S WEEKEND NOTEBOOK: TUA'S INJURY, A SOONERS' COMEBACK & MOREOkay, so go ahead and tell us: Are you a glass-half-full or a glass-half-empty type of person when it comes to the NFL and its teams with post-season hopes?For example, how do you see the Chicago Bears - a 17-7 loser at the 5-point favorite Los Angeles Rams last night - these days after dropping to 4-6 SU (straight-up) overall with that latest prime-time flopperoo ... feel better about…

WHAT A SATURDAY…FEIST SWEEPS 5-0…HAMMERIN’ HANK GOES 4-1…SUNDAY NFL LOOKS JUST AS LIVE!

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 9:10 AM

Yesterday was the kind of day players dream about and legendary handicappers like Jim Feist and Hank Goldberg write the scripts for.Jim Feist CRUSHED VEGAS with a PERFECT 5-0 DAY, connecting on his ALL 5 CLUBS SERVICE with Inner Circle scores on Iowa (-3) over Minnesota and Texas (+7) over Iowa State 21-23. He also completed the day with Executive Play Baylor (+10) over Oklahoma 31-34, Platinum Play Washington State (-11) over Stanford 49-22 and his GAME OF THE MONTH, Georgia (-3) over Auburn 21-14.Right now, Jim’s numbers could not be stronger…and that means he is looking at JUST AS…

Jim Hurley NFL Previews

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM

THE NFL WEEK 11 UPDATE: SOME OF WHAT'S ON TAP FOR SUNDAY IN THE LEAGUE WHERE THEY PLAY FOR PAYHere's hoping that Sunday's NFL Week 11 action can steer clear of helmet-swinging mad men ... hey, there's far too much importance on these games to go crazy, right?Okay, so we won't be seeing Cleveland Browns' DE Myles Garrett till 2020 (or maybe later) but the fact of the matter is defense figures to take center stage in a few tilts on this third Sunday in November. We'll get 'ya hot-shot quickie previews in a sec, but first this important reminder:Jim…

Jim Hurley Saturday College Football Previews

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:56 AM

EXTRA, EXTRA: BROWNS' GARRETT "LOSES IT" AT END OF 21-7 WIN AGAINST STEELERS ...THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND REPORT - WE'RE CHECKIN' IN ON THE TOP 6 TEAMS IN THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RANKINGS We interrupt what was going to be a College Football-dominated Jim Sez column to bring you this: The Cleveland Browns were the "bad boys" of this here-and-now NFL season even before it ever got started but now you can toss some other descriptions into the mix when talking about Browns' DE Myles Garrett ... how does dirtbag sound for starters? Garrett's now seen-'round-the-world helmet-bashing hit to the…

COLLEGE HOOPS DOGS COMBINE FOR 3-0 FEIST SWEEP…HAMMERIN’ HANK 4-1 WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 9:11 AM

If you aren’t betting College Basketball with Jim Feist and Hank Goldberg you are flushing BIG PROFIT down the toilet.On Wednesday night Jim Feist was a Perfect 3-0 on the College Hardwood as Ohio U. (+5) upset Iona 81-72, Tennessee Martin (+1.5) beat Western Illinois 98-91 and LSU (+3) got the cover in an 82-84 loss to VCU. Whether it is his Executive, Platinum or Gold Plays, Jim finds the Right Side of the Numbers. Don’t miss tonight’s equally winning lineup.(Check Out Jim’s Top Plays Tonight)Not to be outdone Hank Goldberg took it to Vegas Wednesday night with another BIG…

Jim Hurley TNF Preview and College Spread Stats

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 1:53 PM

NFL WEEK 11 IS HERE - IT'S STEELERS AT BROWNS IN PRIME-TIME BASH BY THE LAKE ...COLLEGE FOOTBALL INFO: TONS OF KEY TEAM SPREAD STATS AHEADGotta admit that we don't often "buy into" these odds to make the playoffs on a week-to-week basis but we just saw a stat that said the 5-and-4 Pittsburgh Steelers now sport a 67.5 percent chance of making it to the post-season.Hey, can someone tell us what those playoff odds were for the Steelers following that dreadful 0-and-3 SU (straight-up) start? Egads!The bottom line is the Steelers roll into Cleveland for the NFL Week 11…

MNF Preview and Weekend Wrapup

Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:05 AM

JIM HURLEY 4-1 NFL Sunday With Steelers over Rams, Cards over Bucs, Chief/Titans OVER 49, and SNF with Vikings upsetting Cowboys! IT'S SEAHAWKS AT THE 8-0 NINERS TONITE TO WRAP UP A WILD/WACKY NFL WEEK 10 ...COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S WEEKEND NOTEBOOK - LSU BEATS 'BAMA BEHIND QB BURROW'S MAGIC TOUCH ... PLUS, WE SALUTE THE HOTTEST SPREAD SIDES FROM THE POWER CONFERENCESWant to know who really "took a bath" in NFL Week 10 action yesterday? Of course, it was all the guys / gals who included the New Orleans Saints and / or the Indianapolis Colts in their silly three-team teasers on…

HURLEY FOOTBALL HOTLINE…BASKETBALL CASHLINE KEEP WINNING FOR MODERATE PLAYERS

Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 9:29 AM

It doesn’t matter whether Jim Hurley is scoring touchdowns or making baskets for profit. The reality is, his on field and on court handicapping gurus are at the top of their gameOn Saturday his Football Hotline went 3-1, winning with LSU in their upset of Alabama, Western Kentucky in their upset of Arkansas, and Iowa State (+14.5) who almost pulled off a huge upset of Oklahoma before dropping a 41-42 heartbreaker.On the hardwood it was also a winning day for Cashline players as Jim Won 2-of-3…cashing in with San Diego State (+4) over BYU 76-71 and Western Kentucky in their…

Sunday NFL Previews

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:00 PM

NFL WEEK 10 - SUNDAY'S PREVIEWSHere's an NFL Week 10 factoid just for you: There are only two games on the Sunday schedule that pit teams with winning records against one another - that's Carolina (5-3) at Green Bay (7-2) and the Sunday Night Football game between Minnesota (6-3) at Dallas (5-3) - though we know everyone's waiting to see what happens in this year's "Stupor Bowl" between the 2-and-7 New York Giants "at" the 1-and-7 New York Jets ... egads!In NFL Week 10, it's ...CAROLINA (5-3) at GREEN BAY (7-2) - 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox Will the real Green…

Saturday College Previews

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 12:03 PM

IT'S #2 LSU AT #3 'BAMA IN THE "GAME OF THE CENTURY" AND WE HAVE THE PREVIEW PLUS, KEY SPREAD STATS TOO ...THE NFL WEEK 10 REPORT: RAIDERS ROAR, BEAT CHARGERS 26-24Never mind that the #2 LSU Tigers haven't beaten the #3 Alabama Crimson Tide in their past eight head-to-head meetings. This LSU team plays with a take-no-prisoners approach with an offense that ranks second nationally in passing (averaging 377.6 yards per game) and fourth in overall offense ... heck, when has it been in our lifetime that a Bayou Bengals bunch averaged nearly 47 ppg?Ahh, but 'Bama is the…

Thursday NFL Preview and Heisman Watch

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 9:37 AM

THE NFL WEEK 10 REPORT:WE KICK THINGS OFF WITH CHARGERS VS. RAIDERS ON THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ...PLUS, COLLEGE GRIDIRON GOODIES INCLUDES - WHAT ELSE - MORE LSU VS. 'BAMA STUFF, THE LATEST HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH LIST AND OUR TAKE ON THE FIRST COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RANKINGS THIS YEAROkay, so don't know if you've eyeballed the latest Super Bowl Win-It-All Odds, so here goes as we head into NFL Week 10 action: No surprise that the New England Patriots remain the heavy-duty betting favorites at + 150 - please note the Pats opened this 2019 season at + 550 - but…

HURLEY SWEEPS OPENING NIGHT COLLEGE HOOPS…DON’T WAIT TO CASH

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 10:01 AM

HURLEY OPENS COLLEGE HOOPS SEASON A PERFECT 4-0…LET CASHLINE AND BLUE RIBBON PROFIT BOUNCE YOUR WAY TONIGHTLast night Jim Hurley’s Basketball Gurus were in mid-season form as they cashed in on PERFECT 2-0 Nights on his Cashline and Blue Ribbon Basketball Services.On the Cashline a PAIR OF DOGS WON OUTRIGHT as under-the-radar Cal-Riverside (+16) beat Nebraska 66-47 (a 35 point spread buster) while Kentucky (+3) upset #1 Michigan State 69-62. There is no such thing as Betting Hoops Too Early. Especially since the Books are going on last year’s power ratings and Jim Hurley’s Handicappers are going on This Year’s…

LSU-Alabama Countdown

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 12:00 PM

IT'S THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL COUNTDOWN TO #1 LSU AT #2 ALABAMA - HERE'S A HANDFUL OF SPREAD STATS PLUS, WHAT ELSE IS LOOMING THIS WEEKEND THE NFL REPORT - COWBOYS LASSO THE GIANTS 37-18 AS A ROAD TEAM FINALLY WINS IN WEEK 9 PLAY …COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREVIEW - HERE'S OUR SHOOT-FROM-THE-HIP FINAL FOURC'mon, it's always great when the College Football world gets us a #1 versus #2 matchup but this Saturday's LSU (#1) at Alabama (#2) showdown in the SEC should be really saucy stuff (and did you notice that we had LSU ranked numero uno long before the "experts"…

Weekend Recap and MNF Preview

Monday, November 4, 2019 at 10:45 AM

NFL WEEK 9 UPDATEPATRIOTS' PERFECT SEASON GOES PFFFFT AS RAVENS ROAR 37-20 ... Hurley clients get the money with SNF game of the Month OUR MNF PREVIEW: 'BOYS-GIANTS SQUARE OFF IN THE SWAMPS OF JERSEY ...COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT - LET'S BEGIN THE HYPE FOR #1 LSU AT #2 ALABAMAUntil we meet again? Ahh, no doubt both the New England Patriots (8-1) and the victorious Baltimore Ravens (6-2) exited the field at M&T Bank Stadium late last night with that very thought ... we presume.You might have heard Ravens' QB Lamar Jackson subtly mention that the teams could see each other again…

World Series Game 7 - Patriots Talk

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 9:59 AM

WORLD SERIES REPORT - IT'S A GAME 7 TONITE AS THE NATIONALS FORCE A WINNER-TAKE-ALL SHOWDOWN VERSUS THE FAVORED 'STROS ...PLUS, PATRIOT TALK TOOWell, what do you know? The 2019 World Series - one that's going the distance tonight even though five of the first six games in this Fall Classic have been rather lopsided affairs (decided by 3-or-more runs) - will crown a champion this evening in Houston, Texas but what a long, strange trip it's been just to get to this Game 7.The Nationals overcame a horrendous umpiring call last night and wound up swamping the host Astros…

MNF Preview and Weekend Wrapup

Monday, October 28, 2019 at 10:51 AM

THE NFL WEEK 8 ROUND-UP -BREES IS BACK (AND SAINTS DON'T SKIP A BEAT) WHILE BEARS, BROWNS GO BUST ONE MO' TIME ...COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT: OKLAHOMA GETS STUNNED IN "L'IL MANHATTAN" WHILE "NAME TEAMS" NEBRASKA AND TEXAS ALSO GET THE BOOT ...WORLD SERIES ODDS & ENDSHey, let's all show some "love" for the AFC South: The Indianapolis Colts (5-2), Houston Texans (5-3), Jacksonville Jaguars (4-4) and Tennessee Titans (4-4) each won SU (straight-up) in Sunday's NFL Week 8 action - okay, so the Colts and Texans failed to cover the almighty pointspread - and right here / right now this…

Saturday College Previews

Friday, October 25, 2019 at 12:17 PM

THIS WEEKEND'S COLLEGE FOOTBALL MENU IS CHOCK FULL O'GOODIES AND HERE'S OUR SATURDAY SIX-PACK ...NFL WEEK 8 BEGINS - VIKES DON'T COVER BLOATED 16.5-POINT PRICE TAG IN 19-9 SLUGFEST WIN VS. THE 'SKINSThere's a whole bunch of meaningful games on this weekend's College Football card -- we've listed our Saturday "Six-Pack" games just below but remember it all gets jump-started tonight with a Pac-12 clash in Colorado between 4-and-3 USC at the 3-4 CU Buffaloes - and some of Saturday's other high-quality tilts includes #5 Oklahoma at Kansas State, Arkansas at #1 Alabama and Boston College at #4 Clemson.Jim Hurley…

Thursday Night NFL Preview and Heisman Watch

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM

NFL WEEK 8 SWINGS INTO ACTION - IT'S WASHINGTON AT TWO-TD PLUS FAV MINNESOTAPLUS, THERE'S MORE LEAGUE NEWS /NOTES ...THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: WE BEGIN OUR JIM SEZ HEISMAN TROPHY WATCH LISTIt's official. National Football League Home Teams are doomed this year. Just check out the numbers ... We'll head into NFL Week 8 play - it all begins Thursday Night with the hapless Washington Redskins at the born-again Minnesota Vikings - with NFL Home Teams at just 37-67-2 ATS (against the spread) for a dire .356 winning rate. Egads!Last week's mark of Home Teams going 4-9-1 versus the vig…

What A Sports Week

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 12:41 PM

GO AHEAD AND SAY WOW!!!WHAT A SPORTS WEEK AS THE WORLD SERIES STARTS TONIGHT IN HOUSTON AS NATS-ASTROS COLLIDE,THERE'S THE "GRAND OPENING" OF THE NBA 2019-2020 SEASON AND THERE'S LOADS OF FOOTBALL TOO!Pick a sport, any sport. There's great action here in the month of October - wall-to-wall Football plus tonight it's both Game 1 of the Word Series and Day One of this 2019-2020 NBA season - and so there's plenty of winnin' that will be going on here all week / all month long. Don't be on the sidelines, climb aboard and let us bang out a bunch…

NFL Week 7 Report and College Football Notes

Monday, October 21, 2019 at 10:43 AM

THE NFL WEEK 7 REPORT - THE BAD NEWS BEARS, THE 'BOYS AND THE LATEST QB INJURY NEWS ...COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE:MEMO TO COLLEGE FOOTBALL BETTORS: NOTE THAT 30.5-POINT FAV WISCONSIN NOT THE ONLY MAJOR CHALK-EATER TO GO DOWN THIS PAST WEEKENDHere's the scoop, NFL fans:We're not yet at the midway point of this 2019 season and supposed Super Bowl contenders the Los Angeles Chargers (they were 10-to-1 to win it all back in early September), Chicago (14-to-1) and Atlanta (20-to-1) all look like garbage.Sorry to be so brutally blunt if you so happen to be holding a "laundry ticket" on…

Sunday NFL Previews

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11:35 AM

THE JIM SEZ SUNDAY REPORT - KEY NFL WEEK 7 GAMES PLUS, SPREAD DITTIES TOOThe NFL Week 7 schedule has a little of this, a little of that on the Sunday menu: There's divisional games in Indianapolis, Buffalo, Detroit and Dallas plus there's a couple of S.O.S. - as in Save Our Season - games in New Jersey and Tennessee. We'll go right ahead and zip through a few quickie NFL Week 7 previewsNFL Week 7 On Sunday, it's ...SAN FRANCISCO (5-0) at WASHINGTON (1-5) - 1 p.m. ET, Fox Go ahead and admit that y'all didn't think the San…

Saturday Key College Previews

Friday, October 18, 2019 at 1:49 PM

COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S KEY WEEKEND PREVIEWS -WE EXAMINE THE FIVE TOP-RANKED TEAMS (AND ALL OF 'EM ARE MONSTER FAVORITES) ...NFL WEEK 7 UPDATE - CHIEFS BEAT BRONCOS 30-6 BUT QB MAHOMES' INJURY IS ALL ANYONE'S REALLY TALKING ABOUTSay it ain't so! We're at the halfway point of this here-and-now NCAA Football season - note that each of the top seven teams in this week's Associated Press Top 25 poll are 6-and-oh SU (straight-up) and dreaming all about playoff berths this winter - but did you realize there are actually an even dozen teams that are still undefeated and that includes: Alabama,…

NFL and College Thursday Previews

Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 12:29 PM

NFL WEEK 7 GETS OFF AND FLYIN' WITH CHIEFS VS. BRONCOS BASH ON THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ...THE COLLEGE GRIDIRON REPORT - CHECKING OUT THREE DISAPPOINTING TEAMSGo ahead and check it out: Three of the AFC's four divisions sport a first-place team that's already lost two-or-more games and that includes the wild, wild AFC West:Sure, reigning champ Kansas City (4-2) - for the moment - still resides in first place in this AFC West but back-to-back home losses have brought Andy Reid's crew back to the proverbial pack. On the flip side, Denver (2-4) has climbed back into the fray these…

Jim Hurley NFL & College Notes

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 11:15 AM

THE NFL REPORT - EYEBALLING THE HOT-HOT-HOT SIDES VERSUS THE MIGHTY SPREAD PLUS, A QUICKIE LOOK AT LAST NIGHT'S CONTROVERSIAL LIONS-PACKERS CLASH ...OUR JIM SEZ COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 10 PLUS LOOKING AHEAD TO SATURDAY STUFFOkay, so it's onto NFL Week 7 action - the New England Patriots (6-0) and the San Francisco 49ers (5-0) remain the lone unbeatens in the league where they play for pay -- but have you been paying extra-close attention to the truly hot-hot-hot spread sides? Let's run 'em down for you:CAROLINA - Don't look but the Panthers (4-2) have rattled off four consecutive pointspread wins…

Week 6 Report and MNF Preview

Monday, October 14, 2019 at 11:25 AM

Jim Hurley scalded the NFL Sunday, winning 5 of his 7 releases!London Special Won with Panthers (-2) over Bucs 37-26!Both Blue Ribbon (Seahaks & Broncos win!) and Hotline (Bengals & 49ers win!) go 2-1 THE NFL WEEK 6 REPORT - WHO SAID ANYTHING 'BOUT ANY "HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE" AS HOST SQUADS LOSE $$$ ONCE AGAIN ...MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREVIEW: LIONS-PACKERS CLASH AT LAMBEAU ...THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK - GEORGIA'S STUNNING LOSS HAS FOLKS TALKIN'Memo to the betting public: NFL Home Teams have been an absolutely rotten investment this season and we've got the numbers to prove it:Following last night's action - see…

HANK HAMMERS NFL WITH 5-0 SUNDAY…HURLEY BIG SUNDAY, INCLUDING LATE GAMES PARLAY SWEEP

Monday, October 14, 2019 at 9:09 AM

It was a big day on Sunday for Hank Goldberg, Jim Hurley and Jim Feist followers.“Hammerin’ Hank” crushed the numbers and the houses with a 5-1 day. He got started early with the Panthers (-2) over the Bucs in London, 37-26 (His Hammer Play of the Day.) Then he followed up cashing the Vikings in their blowout of the Eagles, the Texans’ upset of the Chiefs at KC and 49ers’ upset of the Rams as well as the Broncos’ shutout of the Titans,NFL Winning continues tonight with Lions at Packers (Get Hank’s Winning Play Here)Jim Hurley players also had a…

THE NFL WEEK 6 SUNDAY LINEUP

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 1:00 AM

Lots doing on the NFL Week 6 gridiron: The Kansas City Chiefs are looking to bounce back from their first loss of the year; the Dallas Cowboys are looking to snap a mini two-game losing streak; and the Cleveland Browns are hoping to steady their shaky ship. Fun stuff! We'll get into a few of Sunday's NFL Week 6 previews but first this message ...Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers will be pounding out plenty of winners this weekend beginning with the college kids and then there's a boatload of great NFL Week 6 games too plus…

Weekend Report

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 11:18 AM

IT'S NFL WEEK 6 - PATS GO TO 6-0 WITH 35-14 WIN / COVER AGAINST THE SHORT-HANDED GIANTS ...PLUS, HERE'S OUR TOP 5 SATURDAY COLLEGE MATCHUPS WITH POINTSPREAD NEWS/NOTES TOO ...THE BASEBALL REPORT: NLCS REVS IT UP STARTING TONIGHT IN ST. LOOThe New England Patriots don't really care about "style points". Nope, head coach Bill Belichick's crew likes to get in and then get out with wins ... they've won all six of its games so far in this here-and-now 2019 season and last night the Pats managed to cover their fourth game in six tries with a not-so-dominant 35-14…

Jim Hurley Thursday Friday Football Previews

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 12:33 PM

NFL WEEK 6 IS HERE - IT'S THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL AS THE TWO-TD PLUS UNDERDOG NY GIANTS HEAD INTO FOXBORO AND WILL PLAY AGAIN WITHOUT STUD RB BARKLEY ...THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: OUR JIM SEZ TOP 10 PLUS, THERE'S QUICK-HITTER COMMENTS REGARDING THURSDAY / FRIDAY ACTION TOO!Ready, set ... now let's kick off NFL Week 6 with a blast-from-the-past game:Sure, we're not gonna step out on a proverbial limb and declare this New York Giants at New England Patriots tussle to be a "possible Super Bowl preview" even though these clubs have famously played one another in a pair of…

Jim Hurley NFL and College Report

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 12:00 AM

THE NFL REPORT: NINERS BLOW AWAY THE BROWNS 31-3COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S BURNING QUESTION: WHAT TEAMS ARE OFFERING THE "BEST VALUE" IN 2019?Get the feeling that all of America just discovered on Monday Night Football that these San Francisco 49ers are indeed "for real"? The Niners walloped the up-and-down 5-point underdog Cleveland Browns 31-3 on the left coast - hey, the result was in the bag by the time you had touched your second adult beverage - and now we'll head into NFL Week 6 with the knowledge that only the 5-and-0 New England Patriots and the 4-and-oh San Fran 49ers are…

Sunday Key NFL Previews

Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 5:00 AM

NFL WEEK 5 KEY SUNDAY SHOWDOWNSBelieve it or not, the Green Bay Packers (3-1) at Dallas Cowboys (3-1) showdown at "Jerry's World" is the one-and-only NFL Week 5 game on this Sunday pitting two teams with winning records against one another ... but there's a whole lot of great action ahead on this first Sunday in October:Jim Hurley and his Network of Handicappers and Bloggers keep banging out lots of winners: Get all the College Football, NFL Week 5 and Major-League Baseball playoff winners all weekend long. Call us at our toll-free telephone # of 1-800-323-4453 or get the winners…

Saturday College Previews

Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:00 AM

NFL WEEK 5 KICKS OFF WITH SEAHAWKS HANGIN' ON FOR 30-29 WIN AGAINST THE RIVAL RAMS ...PLUS, COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S BIG-BIG-BIG SATURDAY SHOWDOWNS FROM COLUMBUS, GAINESVILLE & ANN ARBORThe fact of the matter is that when both the Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams awoke here on this first Friday in October, they in fact were both staring up at the San Francisco 49ers (3-0) in the current NFC West standings.Forgot about them, didn't you?Problem is for the defending NFC champion Rams - now 3-2 SU (straight-up) - is they are a little further away from the top spot than…

NFL and College Updates - Baseball Playoffs Start

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM

NFL WEEK 4 UNDERDOG SIDES GO SCORCHIN' HOT WITH A 10-3 SPREAD MARK AS RAIDERS, TITANS, PANTHERS, BROWNS, BUCS, JAGS & SAINTS EACH SNAG OUTRIGHT "W'S" ...PLUS, COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S WEEKEND NOTEBOOK ...BASEBALL'S "OVER /UNDER" REGULAR-SEASON WINS TOTALS ARE IN THE BOOKS (AND WHAT AN ENDING AT CITI FIELD!)Guess no one out there in NFL-land has been able to say "call off the dogs"!The league's Week 4 menu featured wagering pups going 10-3-0 ATS (against the spread) with a Pick 'Em game (see Chicago 16, Minnesota 6) tossed into the proverbial mix while heading into tonight's tilt between the winless Cincinnati…

NFL Week 4 Recap and MNF Preview

Monday, September 30, 2019 at 10:34 AM

NFL WEEK 4 UNDERDOG SIDES GO SCORCHIN' HOT WITH A 10-3 SPREAD MARK AS RAIDERS, TITANS, PANTHERS, BROWNS, BUCS, JAGS & SAINTS EACH SNAG OUTRIGHT "W'S" ...PLUS, COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S WEEKEND NOTEBOOK ...BASEBALL'S "OVER /UNDER" REGULAR-SEASON WINS TOTALS ARE IN THE BOOKS (AND WHAT AN ENDING AT CITI FIELD!)Guess no one out there in NFL-land has been able to say "call off the dogs"!The league's Week 4 menu featured wagering pups going 10-3-0 ATS (against the spread) with a Pick 'Em game (see Chicago 16, Minnesota 6) tossed into the proverbial mix while heading into tonight's tilt between the winless Cincinnati…

Sunday NFL Previews

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:44 PM

THE NFL WEEK 4 REPORT - TRACKING THE 3-AND-OH SQUADS AND SHOWCASING PATS-BILLS SHOWDOWN PLUS, THE SUNDAY NIGHT TILT BETWEEN 'BOYS-SAINTSThe 1972 Miami Dolphins are not quaking in their high tops just yet ... but that all change a few months down the line. There's plenty of chit-chat making the rounds that this here-and-new New England Patriots' squad could be "perfect" at year's end (promise we won't say one word about 2007!) but let's not sleep on the fact that heading into Sunday's action there are a grand total of six NFL teams with 3-and-oh SU (straight-up) records and we're…

Saturday College Previews

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 3:58 PM

COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S ELITES ARE ON CENTER STAGE THIS WEEKEND AS #1 CLEMSON AND #5 OHIO STATE ARE HEAVY-DUTY BETTING FAVORITES (SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW!) ...PLUS, NFL WEEK 4 NEWS / NOTES: EAGLES WIN "S.O.S." GAME OVER PACKERS 34-27 AS THE JIM HURLEY NETWORK WINS AGAIN!In yesterday's edition of Jim Sez, we talked about how this was an early-in-the-year S.O.S. (Save Our Season) game for the Philadelphia Eagles in Green Bay ... mission accomplished!The Eagles rescued this here-and-now season with a gritty 34-27 win against 3.5-point home favorite Green Bay as Philly QB Carson Wentz aired three scoring strikes and…

Thursday Night NFL and College Previews

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 10:48 AM

THE JIM SEZ REPORT - THERE'S THURSDAY NITE PREVIEWS FROM THE NFL (THAT'S EAGLES-PACKERS) AND THE COLLEGE KIDS TOOHere's a fact: It's never too early in the NFL for an S.O.S. (as in Save Our Season) game.Just ask the New York Giants who avoided an ugly 0-3 SU (straight-up) start last weekend with that wildly-entertaining 32-31 come-from-way-behind win in Tampa Bay (down 28-10 at halftime) and what about back in Week 2 when the Chicago Bears nailed that last-second field goal in the 16-14 win at Denver? Think Da Bears wouldn't have been feeling the heat if they had exited…

NFL Week 3 Wrapup

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 12:41 PM

THE NFL REPORT - TRACKING THOSE HALF-DOZEN 0-AND-3 STRAIGHT-UP SQUADS (AND LETTING YOU KNOW JUST WHERE THEY STAND AGAINST THE SPREAD!) ...THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORT: OUR UP-TO-MINUTE JIM SEZ TOP 10 PLUS A SALUTE TO THE SERVICE ACADEMY SQUADSOkay, so after watching the woe-be-gone Washington Redskins (0-3) get blow-torched by the 4.5-point favored Chicago Bears 31-15 in the latest edition of Monday Night Football, we toyed with the idea that we'd bury the 'Skins in print here ... but why kick a dead horse any more than you have to, right?So, instead we're calling out all six NFL teams that…

NFL Week 3 Report and MNF Preview

Monday, September 23, 2019 at 11:27 AM

THE NFL WEEK 3 REPORT - BROWNS BLUNDER AWAY THE SUNDAY NITE GAME PLUS, WE'VE GOT A MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BEARS-REDSKINS GAME PREVIEWCOLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: OKAY, SO ALABAMA IS #2, GEORGIA'S #3 BUT IS #4 LSU REALLY THE BEST TEAM IN THE SEC (AND MAYBE THE SECOND-BEST TEAM IN THE LAND)?Hey, Cleveland Browns, this is no way to go about things if you expect to be playing in Super Bowl LIV the first Sunday in February! Last night's painful 20-13 home loss to the 4.5-point favorite Los Angeles Rams - the second Browns' home loss of the year already -…

JIM HURLEY SWEEPS SPECIALS…KELSO STURGEON CHAIRMANS CLUB AND BEST BETS CLUB HOLD WINNING HANDS

Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 8:56 AM

Vegas Sports Masters Jim Hurley and Kelso Sturgeon got it done big time on Saturday.(POINTS…WHO NEEDS POINTS…4 HURLEY COLLEGE DOGS WIN OUTRIGHT…ALL 5 COVER)On Saturday Jim Hurley proved once again that a NETWORK OF REGIONAL EXPERTS beats numbers, beats metrics, beats the Vegas line.Information and keen style of play analysis is what gets it done.SATURDAY DOG TRIPLE PLAYSMU (+8) over TCU – 41-38 WINAppalachian State (+2.5) over North Carolina – 34-31 WINAuburn (+3.5) over Texas A&M – 38-20 WINSATURDAY UNDER THE RADAR PLAY OF THE DAYLouisiana-Lafayette (+3) over Ohio U. – 45-25 WINLINE BUSTER SPECIALNotre Dame (+14.5) over Georgia –…

NFL Week 3 Sunday Previews

Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 12:13 AM

Jim Hurley Crushes College Football Saturday Going 6-1 Overall!2-0 in TV Plays with Wisconsin & Notre Dame!Underdog Trifecta 3-0 with SMU, Auburn and UL-Lafayette all grabbing outright wins!THE NFL WEEK 3 REPORT - SUNDAY PREVIEWS PLUS POINTSPREAD STREAKERSFYI, there are currently nine NFL teams that are 2-and-oh ATS (against the spread) to start off this here-and-now 2019 campaign but dig a little bit deeper and you'll discover the following factoids ...The Buffalo Bills have covered their last four consecutive games while dating back to late last season ...The Los Angeles Rams have covered six of their last seven games overall…

College and NFL Weekend Update

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 12:05 PM

THE JIM SEZ WEEKEND UPDATE:#7 NOTRE DAME AT #3 GEORGIA IS MARQUEE MATCHUP DELUXE HERE ON A GREAT COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEKEND ...NFL WEEK 3 GETS KICKED OFF WITH JACKSONVILLE'S 20-7 SLEEPY WIN VS. TENNESSEELet's be truthful, folks: The first three weeks of this here-and-now NCAA Football season has been rather light on great head-to-head matchups as we've witnessed way too many "cupcakes" on the respective schedules of the nation's top-ranked teams.So, how does #7 Notre Dame at #3 Georgia "between the hedges" grab 'ya on Saturday night?It's a really tall task for the "wake up the echoes" gang from South…

TNF Preview

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 11:45 AM

THE NFL WEEK 3 REPORT - IT'S TITANS AT THE JAGS ON THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PLUS, WHY "OVER" PLAYERS HAVE BEEN BATTERED AND BRUISED SO FAR ...THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE: OUR JIM SEZ TOP 10 AND MORE!The NFL 2019 season is two weeks old - and yet "over" players have been beaten down pretty good already.Okay, so maybe everyone should have "seen this coming" ... after all, hardly any offensive stars played in the preseason and yet most of the early-year betting lines had totals prices in the mid-to-high 40s. Truthfully, it's not all because of the many quarterback injuries…

Whatever Happened To Home Field Advantage

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 12:58 PM

THE NFL REPORT - WHATEVER HAPPENED TO "HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE" AS THE LEAGUE'S ROAD TEAMS ROAR FOR A SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK …COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: EXAMINING THE 0-3 SPREAD SQUADSHome field advantage, my foot!The National Football League's put two weeks away into the history books and - among all the many, many storylines is the fact that home teams now have gone 5-11-0 ATS (against the spread) in back-to-back weekends.That's right, NFL home teams are a collective 10-22-0 versus the vig so far - that's a sickly .313 winning rate, folks - and take note that the following NFL squads are each…

JIM HURLEY – BELMONT HORSES TO WATCH (Wednesday 9-11 – Sunday 9/15)

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 4:46 PM

Below is a list of horse that ran at Belmont Park between Wednesday, 9/11 and Sunday 9/15. These horses should be played net time out provided they race under the conditions mentioned in the report. Play them twice or if they win their next qualifying race.FORZA DI ORO – It is difficult to imagine a first time juvenile starter having a more adventuresome trip and still gaining place honors. The son of Speightstown dwelt and then ducked in at the start. Steadied while looking for a lane, moved to the outside at the three-eighths pole while five wide, continued to…

NFL Week 2 Update and MNF Preview

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 12:39 PM

THE NFL WEEK 2 UPDATE -BREES & BIG BEN AMONG KEY QB INJURIES, PLUS A MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREVIEW AS BROWNS-JETS CLASH IN NEW JERSEY ...COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S BIGGEST WEEKEND BUSTSLet's be real ... If you're a big fan of the National Football League - and more specifically, a big fan of the New Orleans Saints, the Pittsburgh Steelers and / or the Philadelphia Eagles -- then you really didn't want to hear the names of Teddy Bridgewater (Saints), Mason Rudolph (Steelers) and Josh McCown (Eagles) this past weekend ... but you did!No offense to those three fine gentlemen, but they…

VEGAS SPORTS MASTERS CONTINUE BLITZING BOOKS

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 9:09 AM

(HANK GOLDBERG’S “HAMMER PLAY” GETS THE CASH AGAIN AS COWBOYS HANDLE REDSKINS FOR THIRD STRAIGHT BEST OF DAY WINNER AND FOURTH OUT OF FIVE)On Sunday Hank zeroed in on another “Must Play” Winner as he assigned his BEST OF THE DAY “HAMMER PLAY” DESIGNATION to the Cowboys (-5.5) over the Redskins. The Cowboy were in control throughout with a 31-21 win. It was 31-14 with two minutes left when the Redskins scored to make it even that “close.”On Saturday the “HAMMER PLAY” didn’t have quite that much drama as Ohio State erased the 17 point spot they were laying at…

Week Two NFL Previews

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Jim Hurley Goes 4-1 Saturday in College Football!Blue Ribbon 2-0 with Kansas State & Air Force both outright underdog winners!Best Bets 2-1 with Iowa State and Ohio U. winning, lost with Tulsa.THE NFL WEEK 2 PREVIEWS - EXAMINING ALL THE KEY NUMBERSOkay, so a whole heckuva lot has been made of the fact that the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots are 18.5-point betting favorites for their Week 2 tilt in Miami here on this third Sunday in September ...But did you realize the Patriots - fresh off last Sunday Night's 33-3 pound-it-out win against the 5.5-point underdog Pittsburgh…

VEGAS SPORTS MASTERS CRUSH LINES IN EARLY SATURDAY GAMES… SET FOR JUST AS BIG SUNDAY

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 5:26 PM

It was all about spotting the mismatches in College Football on Saturday. And boy did Hank Goldberg, Jim Hurley and Jim Feist do just that.(HANK DOESN’T WAIT TO GET THE MONEY)While the pundits and the public were waiting to find out just how Ohio State might do with turn-overs in a number of key positions as well as the coaching dramas, Hank Goldberg said, “This team is loaded.”Hank didn’t wait to get the money on Saturday as he put his NUMBER ONE PLAY-HIS “HAMMER PLAY” right up top for  Noon Kickoff and the Buckeyes (-17) swamped Indiana 51-10.Last Sunday Hank…

PLENTY AT “STAKE” FOR HORSEMEN AND BETTORS ALIKE IN TRIO OF SATURDAY BREEDERS’ CUP QUALIFIERS

Friday, September 13, 2019 at 3:26 PM

From The NRM StaffFriday 9/13/19With only seven weeks remaining until Breeders Cup 36 at Santa Anita Park on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November the opportunities to get a guaranteed spot in the starting gate for one of the 14 races is narrowing.That makes this Saturday’s trio of BC Qualifier races which will guarantee that spot to the winner of the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (BC Mile Turf), Iroquois Stake at Churchill (BC Juvenile Stakes) and Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill (BC Juvenile Fillies) of paramount importance.What these races also provide are deep and competitive fields which also guarantee solid paydays for…

Saturday College Football Key Previews

Friday, September 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM

COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S KEY WEEKEND SHOWDOWNS - WE'RE CHECKING OUT #1 CLEMSON, #5 OKLAHOMA AND #6 OHIO STATE AS TRUE HEAVY-DUTY ROAD FAVORITES AND THE "CY-HAWK" RIVALRY GAME IS HERE ...THE NFL WEEK 2 UPDATE: BUCS BOUNCE PANTHERS 20-14 PLUS, WILL FIRST-YEAR COACHES BOUNCE BACK FROM A CRUMMY WEEK 1?No doubt there's some good under-the-radar non-Top 25 games on this weekend's College Football docket - how about this evening's North Carolina at Wake Forest bash at 6 p.m. Eastern time on ESPN along with tomorrow's tilts between Kansas State at Miss State, Air Force at Colorado and TCU at Purdue. All…

NFL Thursday Preview and NFL and College Notes

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 4:21 PM

THE NFL UPDATE - BUCS-PANTHERS GET WEEK 2 KICK-STARTED TONIGHT PLUS, WE DELVE INTO SUNDAY'S SHOWDOWNS BETWEEN COWBOYS VS. 'SKINS & CHIEFS VS. RAIDERS ...THERE'S COLLEGE FOOTBALL QUICK-HITTER PREVIEWS TOOYou might have noticed: The NFL Week 2 menu is heavy on divisional games - there's seven of 'em in all including this here-and-now Thursday Night Football game between NFC South rivals Tampa Bay at Carolina - and if you hadn't noticed last week divisional dogs snagged four-of-five covers ... so there!The one-and-only divisional home favorite that won /covered its Week 1 game was the Dallas Cowboys who blow-torched the 7-point…

TRAVERS STAKES SHAPES UP AS ANOTHER WIDE-OPEN BIG PAYOUT AFFAIR

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 4:22 PM

Thursday, August 22NRM StaffEarly on it appeared as though we might get the likes of disqualified Kentucky Derby first place finisher and Haskell winner Maximum Security, Preakness winner War of Will and Bob Baffert’s heavy hitter, Game Winner up against what stacked up as a formidable field of opponents in what is still a wide open 3-year old year.Then fate decoded to play its hand and those three were stricken from the roster. Even Sir Winston is absent so that means that not a one of the Triple Crown winners (Country House has been absent from the scene since being…

The 2019 Travers

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 1:26 PM

The 2019 TraversWithout the presence of Maximum Security, Game Winner or War of Will, some racing fans might feel let down by this renewal of Saratoga's Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes. But Saturday's race remains a fantastic one for bettors with many ways to go about playing itMost eyes will fall on Tacitus, the hard-luck colt with recent runner-up finishes in the Belmont Stakes and Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) on his resume. But the field also contains the Jim Dandy winner Tax and other well-known 3-year-olds such as Mucho Gusto and Code of Honor. The Travers will air during an hourlong…

BIG WEEKEND BIG WINNING BIG SPECIALS

Friday, August 16, 2019 at 2:52 PM

GET SET FOR A BIG WINNING WEEKENDPLENTY OF WINNING OFFERSEVEN BETTER SPECIAL PRICESHERITAGE HOUSE PUBLISHINGSPECIALS OF THE WEEKThere is no bigger and better racing handicapping library in the country than Heritage House. And in order to introduce you to this world of winning methods Heritage House is now introducing its “Specials Of The Week.”This week starts off with a pair of bestselling systems, THE GREAT DISCOVERY and John DaSilva’s SPOT PLAY DYNAMITE. Both books are reduced in price AND contain some great bonuses.THE SUPER POWERFUL QUICK RESULT“GREAT DISCOVERY”Plus Tote-Busting Longshot Method FREE! A Proven EASILY EXPLAINED STEP-BY-STEP HANDICAPPING Selection Method,And…

Specials of the Week

Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 10:08 AM

HERITAGE HOUSE PUBLISHING SPECIALS OF THE WEEKThere is no bigger and better racing handicapping library in the country than Heritage House. And in order to introduce you to this world of winning methods Heritage House is now introducing its "Specials Of The Week." This week starts off with a pair of bestselling systems, THE GREAT DISCOVERY and John DaSilva's SPOT PLAY DYNAMITE. Both books are reduced in price AND contain some great bonuses.THE GREAT DISCOVERY There is no bigger and better racing handicapping library in the country than Heritage House. And in order to introduce you to this world of…

NATIONAL RACE MASTERS HANDICAPPERS GET HOT AT THE RIGHT TIME…SET FOR SECOND HALF OF SARATOGA MEET

Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 2:18 PM

As we head into the weekend to wrap up another week at Saratoga, National Race Masters handicappers are producing Big Payoff winners at the Spa,In fact, on Thursday and Friday the NRM roster had multiple hits each day and that only shows that as this meet unfolds and the information as to the have and have nor outfits, the sharp riders and the intent of the trainer to find the right spot for their horses is paying dividends for the HANDICAPPERS WHO KNOW JUST WHAT TO DO WITH THIS INFORMATION.By now calling Saratoga “The Graveyard Of favorites” has become perhaps…

Tips and Trends and Logical Handicapping Methods Lead to Saratoga Profits

Friday, August 9, 2019 at 10:35 AM

By Noel MichaelsFriday, August 9There are tons of winners to be had at Saratoga if you apply the right handicapping methods that get the job done. And with big fields and wide-open races at Saratoga, you can land on a perfectly logical horse and still get a solid payoff. Here are some examples of such winners during the first half of the 2019 Saratoga meet.Before looking at some winning horses, it’s important to look at some top trainers and jockeys too. In the jock’s room, the first couple weeks at the Saratoga meet were notable because of the slow ice-cold…

SARATOGA IN-DEPTH TRAINER CAPSULES

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 3:45 PM

Many handicappers believe the "trainer angle" is the most important piece of the handicapping pie, especially when top-rung racing is being run like in New York during the heart of summer in July and August at Saratoga. All trainers have their own particular strengths and weaknesses. The beauty of following the trainer angles, stats, and trends, is that they help you identify these strengths and weaknesses to give you the advantage over the rest of the betting public.Bet trainers at their strengths and bet against them at their weaknesses, and your win percentage and return on investment will go upward…

Win Big In Saratoga Dirt Routes By Focusing On Two-Turn Specialists

Friday, July 5, 2019 at 12:28 PM

Dirt route races are just one of the many facets of racing in New York at this challenging time of the year. Handicappers who understand the differences between horses that excel in two-turn races at Saratoga as opposed to one-turn races at Belmont will enjoy a strong betting advantage in those races throughout the month July. The other horseplayers out there who fail to sufficiently acknowledge this enormously important difference between Belmont Park and Saratoga, on the other hand, will struggle all month.One of Saratoga's long-standing nicknames is "The Graveyard of Favorites," and the track has that reputation for a…

HORSES TO WATCH AT SARATOGA

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 1:20 PM

(Part 2 of 2)Jim HurleyWednesday, July 3(For Horses Which Ran At Belmont – Wednesday 6/26 – Sunday 6/30)With the assumption that these recent Belmont runners will likely make their next start at Saratoga when the meet opens just two weeks from tomorrow (Thursday, July 11-Monday, September 2) my trip analysts have comprised a list of horses that ran within the last few days and appear to be sitting on a win that could very well come at the Spa. Play these horses the next time they run under the circumstances noted in the commentary.A LITTLE FAITH – Despite top jock…

AT SARATOGA THE PROFIT IS GREENER ON THE GRASS

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 10:27 AM

Making Money At The Spa  John Conte,Tuesday. July 2Let me open with a statement that should be a galvanizing point for anyone betting their hard earned cash.The Most Obvious Value Begins In Those Races Where The Betting Public has The Most Difficulty.That statement might at first appear counter-intuitive. For how can a bettor f9ind value and make money6 in races where the betting public struggles the most?Take a moment and think about it. If you can find those races where the bettor has shown a history of bad handicapping and bad betting choices you have already found a situation where value…

SARATOGA PREVIEW: THE BEST RACING OF THE YEAR IS NOW

Friday, June 28, 2019 at 9:40 AM

By Noel MichaelsIf you are a serious horseplayer and you are not already looking forward to the Saratoga meet, it might be time to check your pulse because Saratoga is the summer place to be for all handicappers and horse racing aficionados alike. The highly looked-forward-to and anticipated 40-day Saratoga racing season lasts throughout the heart of the summer, but with some notable scheduling changes this season. The 2019 meet starts earlier than in the past on Thursday, July 11, and will run five days a week (Wednesdays through Sundays) instead of six days a week, which had been the…

KNOWING THE SARATOGA BETTORS’ HABITS IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS KNOWING THE HORSES

Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 4:03 PM

Saratoga PreviewFrom, “Hammerin’ Hank” GoldbergThursday, June 27, 2019 My juices are flowing. I can’t wait. The 2019 Saratoga Meet is about to get started. And for those of you who have been with me for any number of years knows, this is my time of the year.The meet begins a week earlier this year, on Thursday July 11 and runs through Labor day, Monday, September 2. There is a new schedule this year, with racing 5 days a week instead of 6. Both Mondays and Tuesdays will be dark with the exception of closing day.One thing this will definitely mean is…

HORSES TO WATCH AT SARATOGA

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 3:40 PM

Jim HurleyWednesday, June 26(For Horses Which Ran At Belmont – Sunday 7/16 – Sunday 7/23)With the assumption that these recent Belmont runners will likely make their next start at Saratoga when the meet opens just two weeks from tomorrow (Thursday, July 11-Monday, September 2) my trip analysts have comprised a list of horses that ran within the last few days and appear to be sitting on a win that could very well come at the Spa. Play these horses the next time they run under the circumstances noted in the commentary.ART THIEF – Three year old filly shipped in from…

MAXIMUM SECURITY IS THE UNCROWNED LEADER OF THE 3-YEAR-OLD DIVISION

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 4:36 PM

The Triple Crown season is over and a clear and dominant leader has been established in the 3-year-old division. That part is not strange, the strange thing about this year is that the divisional leader is neither the Derby winner or the Preakness winner, nor is it the Belmont winner.  The best 3-year-old is horseracing’s uncrowned champion, Maximum Security.With no clear dominant horse emerging throughout the 2019 Kentucky Derby prep season, and the three Triple Crown events each being won by three different horses, the spring’s biggest winner was a horse that “officially” won none of the Triple Crown races…

JOHN DASILVA PREVIEWS THE BELMONT STAKES

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 3:50 PM

JOHN DASILVA PREVIEWS THE BELMONT STAKESFor National Race MastersWednesday, June 5 After just missing in the Preakness with longshot Owendale I am ready to get it all back and more in the Belmont Stakes.Let’s take a look at the ten 2019 candidates that drew posts Tuesday night for the 151st Belmont Stakes on Saturday.From the rail out:JOEVIA (30-1) – Trainer Gregory Sacco is not a household name among the conditioner’s roster for this year’s Belmont. But it is worth noting that he has won 2 of the 7 runners he has gotten into graded stakes competition. The son of Shanghai…

Beating the Belmont Stakes

Monday, June 3, 2019 at 11:02 AM

TWO TRENDS TO HELP YOU BEAT THE BELMONT STAKES FAVORITENotwithstanding the victory in 2018 of Triple Crown winner Justify, the Belmont Stakes has truly is one of the great unheralded graveyards for favorites in all of horseracing. For this reason, it is worth taking a few shots this year to try to beat the likely favorite heading into the Belmont Stakes, War of Will.  This article will focus on a couple of Belmont Stakes trends involving running style and time between races to try to narrow down the contenders and help you come up with the winner.The main knock against…

BELMONT STAKES IS THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE…AND REWARD FOR BETTORS

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 3:39 PM

Belmont Stakes PreviewNRM StaffWednesday, May 29BELMONT STAKES IS THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE…AND REWARD FOR BETTORSA week from Saturday at Belmont Park nine aspirational 3-year olds who will be looking for a triumph in their first Triple Crown race while Preakness champ War Of Will, the only one to have participated in the first two legs of the Crown, will be looking for his second triumph.While traditionalists have long, and deservedly so, called the Belmont Stakes The Test of the Champion, we add that it is the Ultimate Adventure and Reward for Bettors.The Adventure is in the myriad of handicapping angles that…

Lower-Profile Trainers Time to Shine in this Year’s Preakness

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM

This year's running of the Preakness Stakes is wide-open and lacks a clear-cut favorite. It might not be flashy, but it will be a great betting race on a great betting card at Pimlico. The 2019 Preakness should feature an evenly-matched 12-horse field that will not include either the actual Kentucky Derby winner, Maximum Security, or the DQ beneficiary who inherited the victory, Country House. The race seems primed for a better-priced winner this year, and should offer good value in the exotics if you can come up with the right horse.Many of the horses in contention to win this…

NO ONE ASKED MY OPINION…BUT, I’LL GIVE IT TO YOU ANYWAY

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 5:10 PM

 To Those Who Say The Maximum Security DQ Was Correct – You Are RIGHT!To Those Who Say The Maximum Security DQ Was Incorrect – You Are RIGHT!Jim HurleyMonday, May 6Both opposing positions are correct. How about that for taking a stand?As you read my tongue wagging below, let me state for the record that regardless of the outcome, I had already discarded my losing Derby tickets. I had no, as they say, dog in the fight. Little could be done to salvage my Kentucky Derby wagering venture.First let me state that there are two things which stood out during the…

LOVE THE ATTENTION TO RACING - REASONS COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 12:00 AM

LOVE THE ATTENTION TO RACING - REASONS COULD HAVE BEEN BETTERJohn DaSilva<Monday, May 6The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby no doubt will go down in history as the most memorable running of the Derby. While Maximum Security was very impressive when he finished first by 1 ¾ lengths over Country House, the actions after the race will go down in history as controversial and memorable.First of all, Maximum Security was the best horse in the race. While handicapping the race and looking at the conditions heading into the day. Maximum Security just stood out as the horse to beat.…

Kentucky Derby Preview

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 9:30 AM

No Clear Favorite and Tons of Betting Options in Wide-Open 2019 Kentucky DerbyThe favorite has won the Kentucky Derby six years in a row, and that streak will be on the line when a full field of 20 3-year-olds takes to the track at Churchill Downs for the 145th Run for the Roses on Saturday, May 4.  This season, however, the real question will not be can the favorite win again? But rather, who will be the favorite at post time? Who deserves to be? The picture definitely did not get any clearer this week when morning line favorite Omaha…

IF YOU ARE STILL A SLAVE TO STANDARDS, BEWARE…TWO 3-YEAR OLD STARTS IS NOW PLENTY (MAYBE)

Friday, April 26, 2019 at 6:21 PM

Hank Goldberg – National Race MastersFriday, April 25If you have only recently become a horse player, what I am going to talk about today might not be part of your method file. However, that does not mean that you should skip reading about this now abandoned but once locked-in-granite handicapping foundational blueprint players of a certain era once stood upon.If you are a player who goes back more than a dozen or so years you will remember when less than a trio of 3-year old Derby preps was gospel and have clearly watched it crumble block by block since.Now, since…

THE KENTUCKY DERBY HAS BEEN MY TIME TO SHINE FOR TWO DECADES

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 10:13 AM

Triple Crown season is here again in the sport of Thoroughbred racing, and everyone who calls themselves a racing fan can't wait for the First Saturday in May.  While it's true that all horseplayers look forward to Kentucky Derby day, I think it's fair to say that few people wait for this day with quite as much anticipation as I do, probably because few handicappers have had the kind of success I have enjoyed in the Run for the Roses over the course of the past two decades as a public handicapper.  It's no secret there are always tons of…

BELMONT PARK SPRING HANDICAPPING PREVIEW

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM

With all the hub-bub in Thoroughbred racing focused on the upcoming Triple Crown, it can be easy to overlook that at the same time horseplayers are concentrating on the Kentucky Derby, the new season at Belmont Park is nearly here. The 2019 Belmont Park Spring/Summer meet opens on Friday, April 26 through closing day, Sunday, July 7. After months and months of Aqueduct, the New York circuit finally returns to Belmont Park and handicappers are more than ready for the move.The biggest day of the Belmont meet, of course, will be the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday,…

JOHN CONTE DISCUSSES A FEW KENTUCKY DERBY QUESTIONS THE AMATEUR BETTOR MIGHT HAVE

Friday, April 19, 2019 at 4:37 PM

John Conte, National Race MastersThursday, 4/18Every year more money is bet (by far) on the Kentucky Derby than any other North American horse race. It is no secret why. Literally millions of people who might bet horses three or four times a year seem to feel an obligation to bet this race. As though it is un-American if they don’t.I can’t tell you how many people come up to me at an OTB, at the track, even on the street and want to discuss the Kentucky derby. I have to admit that every once in a while their questions might…

CLOSERS IN THE KENTUCKY DERBY – LOVE ‘EM OR LEAVE ‘EM?

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 5:14 PM

Jim HurleyThursday, April 18Over the course of the next two plus weeks leading up to the 145th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 4, I guarantee you that there will be occasions when you will hear pundits, bloggers and regular thoroughbred bettors in your orbit profess a similar line of thought.It will go something like this.“Did you see how well (fill in a name) has been closing in his prep races?He should love the extra distance of the Derby.”Well, yes and no.(Deep Closers Are A Liability As Kentucky Derby Winners)There are dozens of attributes which a potential Kentucky Derby winner must…

Final Four Major Derby Preps Will Clarify Blurry Derby Picture

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 1:44 PM

Two of the Big 6 Kentucky Derby preps are down and there are still four more to go now as we truly head into crunch time in the quest to fill-up the starting gate for the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby, to be run four weeks from this weekend on Saturday, May 4.  This season even more than ever, these prep race results should prove super important because a standout or standouts have yet to emerge as the definitive horses to beat in this year's Run for the Roses.The first pair of Big 6 preps to - the Louisiana…

OPENING WEEKEND AT KEENELAND ALWAYS A PROFIT PARADE

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 5:59 PM

Jim HurleyWednesday, April 3The Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park just came to a close. While there will still be racing in South Florida, this is the time of year when racing begins its northern migration.Soon Aqueduct will wind down and Belmont will open on April 4th.  But it is a migration that takes its time and along the way the marquee barns, big name trainers, high profile riders and top class horses make a stop for Keeneland’s 16 day meet which begins this Thursday, April 4 and runs through Friday, April 26 (racing every day but Monday and Tuesday and…

Rebel Upsets Result in Little Change atop the List of Kentucky Derby Rankings

Monday, March 18, 2019 at 10:58 AM

Bob Baffert had won six Rebel Stakes in the decade of the 2010s, but he is officially 0-for-2 in 2019 after striking out with two odds-on favorites in the two $750,000 split divisions of this year's key G2 Kentucky Derby prep race at Oaklawn Park. The winners of the two divisions of the Rebel Stakes, meanwhile, the Steve Asmussen-trainer Long Range Toddy and Richard Mandella's Omaha Beach both improved markedly and stamped themselves as legitimate up-and-coming contenders for this year's Run for the Roses.Baffert entered Saturday' Rebel with a pair of undefeated 3-year-olds at the top of many people's Derby…

BAFFERT TAKES IMPROBABLE JOURNEY TO OAKLAWN TO GET DERBY PREP GAME WINNER

Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM

But I See Many More Angles To The Two Divisions Of The Rebel Stakes. Thursday, 3/14Hank GoldbergAfter the unfortunate suspension of racing at Santa Anita and the cancellation of last weekend’s San Felipe Stakes. The Derby Prep plans of a number of trainers and Bob Baffert in particular were turned inside out.However, Hope Still [Hot] Springs Eternal as the Hall of fame conditioner has shipped leading Derby prospects Improbable and Game Winner to Arkansas where they will race in separate divisions of the Grade II Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park.There are other options for three-year olds on the Derby trail…

Top 5 Kentucky Derby Contenders Heading into the Loaded Rebel

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 1:57 PM

As we make our way toward the final round of prep races on the road to the Kentucky Derby, things continue to sort themselves out at a very slow pace this season in the 3yo division. Some horses have managed to distinguish themselves in the prep races, but many other would-be Derby contenders have disappointed, and many others have not yet even begun their 3yo campaigns.The latest big news on the road to the Kentucky Derby is two-fold. First, the cancellation of the San Felipe (G2) due to track safety concerns plaguing Santa Anita has affected some of the top…

Derby Trail: Who’s Hot and Who’s Heading into the Biggest Prep Weekend Yet

Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 2:00 PM

We’re two months out from the Kentucky Derby, Gulfstream’s Fountain of Youth (G2) is in the books, and we’re now heading up to the biggest weekend of the season so far with four major Kentucky Derby prep races scheduled to be run on Saturday, March 9. The results of those four races – The Gotham (G3) at Aqueduct, the San Felipe (G2) at Santa Anita, the Grade 3 Jeff Ruby Steaks (sic) at Turfway, and the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) – will go a long way to clarifying the list of contenders pointing to the Kentucky Derby, to be run…

Five Running Style and Post Trends To Help You Win at Gulfstream

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 9:00 AM

A lot of focus is on racing at Gulfstream Park this time of the year with the track in the midst of the best portion of its winter championship meet. Daily handicapping at Gulfstream can be a grind with big competitive fields and high quality competition to consider in 10, 11, or 12 races per day.  With so much going on, it certainly can’t hurt for handicappers to find ways to help narrow down and sort out the contenders from the pretenders. Here are five ways you can do that at Gulfstream Park based on information and statistics compiled through…

JOHN DASILVA NAILS $126.60 SOUTHWEST STAKES WINNER SUPER SAVER…HERE IS WHY!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 9:37 AM

One of the mistakes handicappers make is to give up on a horse after a race when trying something for the first time, in this case trying two turns. When making the two turn debut in the Smarty Jones, Super Steed ran evenly. It wasn't a great race but it wasn't bad enough to give up on him. Larry Jones is a great trainer that knows how to prepare a horse to get the most out of him. Jockey Terry Thompson has had a long relationship with Jones, so seeing him stay on the horse tells me he has been…

TEN KENTUCKY DERBY NOMINATED 3-YEAR OLDS LOOK TO MOVE FORWARD GRADE III SAM F. DAVIS STAKES

Friday, February 8, 2019 at 5:09 PM

Derby Prep PreviewBy Jim HurleySaturday, February 9On Saturday there is only one Kentucky Derby Prep Qualifier scheduled, so all that attention will be focused on Tampa Bay Downs as 10 three-year olds are set to go postward in the Grade III Dam F. Davis Stakes, to be run at a mile and a sixteenth over the main track.Last Year I tabbed the Longshot Winner Flameaway for a healthy $22.40 mutuel and completed the $51.40 Exacta with runner-up Catholic Boy.The Sam F. Davis, which is the prelude to the completion of the Tampa bay circuit Derby Prep finisher, the Tampa Bay…

CONTE MAXIMIZES AQUEDUCT PROFIT WITH PICK 3 OF THE WEEK THIS SATURDAY

Friday, February 8, 2019 at 5:06 PM

From John ConteNTRA/DRF 500K Handicapping Championship WinnerI'm JOHN CONTE, the only public handicapper to win a major national championship...  The $500,000 first-place prize and title of Handicapper of the Year in the 10th annual Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas.  I also received the Eclipse Award for Handicapper of the Year.And right now I am going to show you why the Pick 3 is one of, if not the BEST VALUE BET you can make and how this Saturday I am putting all my expertise on the line with ANOTHER WINNING AQUEDUCT…

DOES KENTUCKY DERBY GO THROUGH BOB BAFFERT AGAIN? NATIONAL RACE MASTERS CONSENSUS EARLY DERBY TOP TE

Friday, February 8, 2019 at 5:01 PM

From The National Race Masters StaffSaturday, February 9There is no truth to the rumor that Churchill Downs is considering changing the name of the Kentucky Derby to the Bob Baffert Stakes, but one thing is for sure, any search for articles pertaining to the 2019 edition of the Run For The Roses does create Baffert as the default position.When JUSTIFY won last year’s Kentucky Derby, on his way to collecting the Triple Crown, Baffert toppled the legendary D. Wayne Lukas from the most Triple Crown wins pedestal with 15 total triumphs from the Kentucky Darby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes.With the…

TIME TO START THINKING KENTUCKY DERBY IS NOW

Monday, February 4, 2019 at 3:51 PM

We're still more than three months out from the First Saturday in May, but for horseracing fans it's never too early to start thinking about the Kentucky Derby. Yes, the Derby itself will last only about two minutes - the Fastest Two Minutes in Sports - but that doesn't mean we can't have months of fun analyzing it in advance.  After all, the anticipation is almost as much fun as the actual race.  So for those of you who just can't get enough Derby talk, here is a closer look at the current class of 2019 Kentucky Derby hopefuls.The 2019…

JOHN CONTE GUARANTEES WINNING DERBY PREP FEBRUARY

Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 6:57 PM

23 Derby Hopefuls Toss Bridles In The Ring In 3 Preps SaturdayConte Derby WatchPart IFriday. 2/1There have already been a handful of what are listed as Kentucky Derby Preps, largely because these already run races have afforded Qualifying Points to the first 4 finishers of each race.These “recognized” qualifying preps date back to the Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs on September 15 of last year. While the 2-year old races and the four that have kicked off 2019 Jerome (1/1 Aqueduct), Sham (1/5 Santa Anita), Lecomte (1/19 Fair Grounds) and the Smarty Jones (1/25 Oaklawn) have begun the glimpse of…

Oaklawn Winter Meet Preview

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 10:23 AM

OAKLAWN SET TO OPEN EXPANDED SEASON OF MIDWEST WINTER DIRT RACINGTop winter dirt racing is ready to return to the Midwest with the opening of the Oaklawn Park meet on Friday, Jan. 25 in a newly-expanded racing season this year that will extend three-weeks past the track's usual mid-April closing date for the first time, all way up to Kentucky Derby Day, Saturday, May 4. Freezing temperatures in January usually will mean a slow start to the season, but as the weather warms up, so does the quality of racing and wagering at Oaklawn. The best part of the meet…

The Road To The Kentucky Derby

Monday, January 7, 2019 at 12:53 PM

PREP RACE WINS ARE A PRIORITY ON ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBYThe first Kentucky Derby prep races of the season are already in the books, and now with a small gap until the next round of prep races heats up, this seems like the time to review and preview where we stand right now in the very early stages on the road to the First Saturday in May.The Kentucky Derby prep season is underway as 3-year-olds begin the fight for the right to occupy one of the 20 available stalls in the Churchill Downs starting gate for the Run for…

AQUEDUCT ROLLS OUT LEANER AND MEANER 2019 SCHEDULE

Friday, December 21, 2018 at 2:13 PM

The New York Racing Association has announced its leaner and meaner winter/spring racing and stakes schedule for 2019 at Aqueduct, with racing scheduled three or four days a week throughout the season until the opening of Belmont Park at the end of April.Aqueduct’s winter schedule will be leaner, because it will feature a total of only 17 live racing dates in January, 16 racing dates in February, and 15 racings dates in March. This will lead up to The Big A’s brief Spring Meet, which will include 12 dates of higher-quality racing from April 5-20.  The Aqueduct winter and spring…

GULFSTREAM 2018-19 HANDICAPPING PREVIEW

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Yes, the winter racing season is here, and the best winter race meet is ready to roll at Gulfstream Park, with the 2018-19 Gulfstream Champions meet opening on Saturday, December 1 and continuing until March 31.  As always, Gulfstream will feature the best trainers, jockeys, grass horses and stakes races in action at this time of year, making it a must-bet track for all serious horseplayers and handicappers for the next several months.The Gulfstream Park winter meet began with the Claiming Crown on opening day, continues with the Sunshine Millions on January 19, and contains several key 3-year-old prep races…

JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS - NATIONAL RACE MASTERS HANDICAPPERS LIGHT UP THE TOTES

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 2:36 PM

From John DaSilva’s DOUBLE LONGSHOT DAY Saturday (11/24) to JOHN CONTE hitting a $1,152.00 WIN-EXACTA-TRIFECTA STRAIGHT and HANK GOLDBERG hitting the same Exotic in the BOXES (Talk about a Consensus) your NATIONAL RACE MASTERS ONE SHOP STOP just crushed it this past weekend.Add in Jim Hurley’s BACK-TO-BACK BEST BET DOUBLE DIGIT PAYERS plus Exotics and a Quartet of Noel Michaels Winners and the Profit definitely found its way to client pockets.BEFORE YOU CHECK OUT THE RECENT RESULTS BELOW…MARK DOWN THIS TOLL FREE NUMBER1-888-777-4155CALL ANY RACING DAY AFTER 10:00 A.M. EASTERNGET SIGNED UP FOR 3 FREE DAYS FROM THE“HANDICAPPER OF THE…

DASILVA NAILS $56.80 GOLDEN ROD STAKES WINNER

Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 5:41 PM

The National Race Masters Handicappers notched a number of winners on Saturday but none lit up the Tote the way John DaSilva did by tabbing LIORA to win the Golden Rod Stakes at Churchill TO THE TUNE OF $56.80.Also adding profit was Jim Hurley with $17.00 Winner Acker at Del Mar and the 8th Race Exacta at Churchill with Super Steed $8.20 and Boldor ($44.40.)Check out Sunday’s winning action on the Menu Page…

Fall Racing’s Last Hurrah Coming Up at Aqueduct, Churchill, and Del Mar

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 12:00 AM

The second half of November is truly one of the great times of year for horseplayers and lovers of Thoroughbred handicapping. The table is set for a big end to November starting with a high-quality holiday weekend of horseracing this Thanksgiving. The season’s top tracks will all be serving-up extra helpings of great racing with all the trimmings for the four-day weekend and beyond. Thanksgiving weekend has something for all racing fans, and the premier tracks all are set to offer up one last hurrah to cap-off the fall racing season.Important and high-quality racing revolves mainly around three tracks –…

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