We revisit last week’s Sham Stakes to highlight an angle that turned an unbettable race into an opportunity. One of the goals of the interactive handicapping exercises we engage in each week in this space is to generate real-world examples of sound principles that will produce positive results over the long run. With that in mind, let’s briefly revisit last week’s Sham Stakes for a situation that turned an all but unbettable race into a wagering opportunity.
The Sham Stakes at Santa Anita and the Mucho Macho Man Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday give newly turned 3-year-old thoroughbreds their first chance to show their stuff in 2018. With the flipping of the calendar, horseplayers and newly turned 3-year-old thoroughbreds now embark in earnest on what will undoubtedly be a bumpy, twisting journey to the Kentucky Derby. The first steps of the new year will take place Saturday, with the Sham Stakes (Gr.
As we prepare to flip the calendar to 2018 and I finalize my Eclipse Award ballot, what better time to look back at some of the most noteworthy horse racing happenings from the past year. My top five for 2017:1) Arrogate’s victory in the Dubai World Cup in March. Of the 11 races he ran, this was the one you want to lead the highlight reel.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".