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post #11 of 22 Old 07-25-2012, 05:32 PM
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Yes, but even the types of speed aren't really comparable.

Barrel racing is trying to make it around a pattern of barrels in the fastest time without getting any demerit points. In on the track racing, it's just who can run the fastest without breaking down.
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post #12 of 22 Old 07-25-2012, 05:35 PM
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I'm lost.. is he a handicapper or a trainer??

A handicapper is a person who "handicaps" a horse not trains it. Technically he wouldn't even need to physically touch a horse to do his job, his job is to give a horse a mark so that it can be entered is different classifications of races.

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Yes, but even the types of speed aren't really comparable.

Barrel racing is trying to make it around a pattern of barrels in the fastest time without getting any demerit points. In on the track racing, it's just who can run the fastest without breaking down.
RIGHT. It is a weird comparison. Even dirt tracks and turf require different strategies to successfully handicap. And... If I ever saw someone trying to handicap barrel racers, I would probably pee on myself laughing.
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post #14 of 22 Old 07-25-2012, 05:38 PM
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exactly.

Barrels is short sprints and quick turns

Racing is running in a straight line with maybe a very very very wide turn around.

BR are typically stocky with huge hind ends to push em around the barrel and get the quick starts you need

Racers "lean and mean" racing machines so to speak.


Just because they both have "racing" in their description doesnt mean they are even minutely similar. Imo.

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A handicapper is a person who "handicaps" a horse not trains it. Technically he wouldn't even need to physically touch a horse to do his job, his job is to give a horse a mark so that it can be entered is different classifications of races.
I believe they are just saying the guy bets on horses.
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agreed with above:) what does a handicapper mean..?

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agreed with above:) what does a handicapper mean..?
Professional handicapper. Someone who makes a living betting on horses (or other sports) I wish I could be one. But I can't.

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Oh right, that's not a term I've heard before. Over here a professional handicapper is a member of the Turf Club who gives horses a mark/rating to determine how good they are. Many races will be described ie: 47-75 handicap - Only horses rated 75 and under can enter it. 47 is the lowest possible mark a horse can have, and once it goes under this mark is can not be races on the racecourse (but can still be used in flapping and point to points).

The mark defines how much a horse will carry in the race - the horse rated 75 will carry the highest weight, and the weights go down through the field. Saying this, there are different allowances for age/gender/wins to take into account as well.

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I'm not sure, I know NOTHING about racing. All I know is that he owns race horses, acording to his FB profile, and that his horses names, when googles come up with mostly last places.
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