BCTC brings expert in to teach horse racing Handicapping 101

Published on Mar 27, 2019

Ellis StarrBluegrass Community & Technical College is helping Central Kentucky prepare for the spring horse racing season by bringing handicapping expert Ellis Starr to the Bluegrass. Starr will conduct Handicapping 101, the basics of picking the winners, at the Thoroughbred Center Apr. 19.

Starr, racing analyst, handicapper, fan educator, and known as the "Ubercapper," has been a racing fan for 50 years and understands all aspects of handicapping and betting. He is the National Racing Analyst for Equibase, publishes selections and analysis for races around the country and participates in handicapping tournaments nationwide. His insights can be found on Twitter @ubercapper and on Del Mar, Santa Anita, Woodbine and Keeneland racetrack websites.

This fun and interactive workshop will teach the basics of reading and understanding the race program and tips and tricks for choosing winners at the races. The course fee will include a continental breakfast, instructional materials, a tour of the Thoroughbred  Center including the training track, the clocker’s stand, the North American Racing Academy (NARA) barn, and a general admission ticket and racing program for Keeneland on Apr. 19.

The event will take place Apr. 19, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Thoroughbred Center, 3380 Paris Pike, Lexington in the main building at Paris Pike and Johnston Road. The early bird cost is $59 per person, after Apr. 12, $79 per person. All participants must be 18 years of age.

For more information or to register by phone call 859-246-6666, for easy online registration go to bluegrass.edu/workforce and click “non-credit course catalog.