Money On The Nose Podcast
  • Craig Andrews
9 episodes
A weekly horse racing podcast focusing on handicapping, betting, weekend previews and recaps.


2021 Kentucky Derby Day Card
2021 May 0124m 8s
In this episode I give my selections for the 14 races on the card for  Kentucky Derby day at Churchill Downs.  Thanks for listening!
2021 Kentucky Oaks Day Selections
2021 Apr 3054m 9s
In this episode I give my selections for the 13 race card on Kentucky Oaks day at Churchill Downs.  At the end I go over my selections for  the Turf Classic and Kentucky Derby for those who are interested in playing the Oaks/Derby Double or the Oaks/Turf Classic/Derby Pick 3.  Below you'll see the time stamps for each stakes race so you can easily jump to the race you would like to hear.  Thanks for listening!
The Importance of a Ranking System and Record Keeping
2021 Apr 2816m 55s
In this episode I discuss the importance of developing a ranking system for races and keeping records to give you an understanding of how well you handicap.  Not only should you be considering how often your A horse wins, but what about your B horse - how often do they win or run second?  Developing a good ranking system and keeping detailed records will help you understand your win percentages and allow you to see what are good races to play and what races you should skip.  Thanks for listening!
Takeout, Value & Rebates
2021 Apr 1325m 58s
This spring I am starting a series of episodes that will focus on the logistics of beating the game.  I'll discuss everything from jockeys to algorithms, money management and a ranking system.  In the first episode of this series, I discuss the importance of understanding how much the track takeout impacts you, the importance of finding value and how rebates can help offset the track takeout.  I give real examples of takeout and the math behind it from actual races and use those as a catalyst to talk about why the game is so hard to beat.  Beating the game encompasses a lot of topics, but it starts with fully understanding how much the track takeout costs you over the long run.
Breeders' Cup Saturday: Selections & Thoughts
2020 Nov 0746m 28s
Happy Breeders' Cup Saturday!  In this episode I go over my prescratch selections for the Saturday Breeders Cup Races at Keeneland.  I give my thoughts on where there is value and how I am going to try to maximize that value in my bets.  Thanks for listening!
Planning Your Breeders' Cup Day
2020 Oct 2516m 32s
There are very few days each year in racing that offer full fields and inflated pools, but the Breeders' Cup races are among these days.  With so many betting options and horses to handicap it can be a little overwhelming trying to figure out your best plays.  In this episode, I talk about the importance of letting your handicapping uncover your plays based on where you find value.  Finding value is much easier on these big days than just another Saturday at your favorite track.  Planning your day around this value will give you a much better path to success than just continuing to play your favorite bet.
2020 Black Eyed Susan & Preakness Recap
2020 Oct 1015m 36s
In this episode I recap my thoughts from the Black Eyed Susan and Preakness races at Pimlico.  From a confident ride on Preakness winner Swiss Skydiver to horses that didn't run their best or get a good ride, all of these things are important to consider as we move towards the Breeders' Cup in November.
The Importance of Keeping a Journal for the Breeders' Cup
2020 Oct 1012m 22s
In this episode I look at the importance of keeping a journal leading up to the Breeder's Cup.  It's a practice I started several years back that has been invaluable as I begin to handicap the Breeders' Cup each year.  From workouts and previous races to clocker reports and comments, it will help you organize and retain important bits of data that might be otherwise lost.  I go over how I organize it and what type of data entries I make into the journal, as well as how it has helped me in the past.
My Introduction into the Game and Handicapping
2020 Oct 1018m 28s
In this first episode, I give my background into the game of horse racing.  I talk about how I got started handicapping and how that has evolved over the years from hours spent paper handicapping to looking at stats and writing algorithms.  It's a game I love and look forward to lots of conversations about its many aspects.
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