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BCTC brings expert to teach horse racing Handicapping 101

Published on Feb 24, 2020

Ellis StarrLEXINGTON, KY — Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) Workforce Solutions 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 Keeneland Race Course, Apr. 24.

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 as well as tips and tricks for choosing winners at the races. Before the workshop, you are invited to join Remi Bellocq, Executive Director of the North American Racing Academy, for a private backstretch walking tour where you will visit barns and watch morning workouts! This exclusive event is conveniently scheduled so that you can stay and enjoy a day at the races and test out your new handicapping skills.

The course fee will include a continental breakfast, instructional materials, a backstretch walking tour, Ellis’ picks for the day, a general admission ticket and racing program for Keeneland on Apr. 24, and a certificate of completion.

The event will take place Apr. 24, 8 – 11:30 a.m. at the Track Kitchen and Keeneland Library at Keeneland Race Course, 4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY. The cost is $69 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 the BCTC Workforce Solutions webpage.