Tampa Bay Downs Handicapper Ticker News: For the 2018-2019 meeting, we are upping the criteria for playable races to 40% above the trainers' ordinary strike rate for all Multiple Angle stats (up from 30%). Continuously shrinking returns have made our historical 28% strike rate no longer acceptable and we look to increase that number next year. My handicapping book "The Horseplayer's Guide to Advanced Trainer Profiling" (a sequel of sorts to John Whitaker's, Handicapping Trainers) is now available in digital format and is free with your paid subscription. Proudly announcing a comfortable profit at 8 of the last11 meetings! For 2018-2019, subscriptions will be $100. Paypal $100 to thetbdhandicapper@gmail.com to subscribe or email me at tamselections@gmail.com for alternative payment methods. FREE PLAYS EVERY WEDNESDAY!...
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Welcome to The Tampa Bay Downs Handicapper!

My name is John J. Barile (a.k.a. Johnny B.). I have been handicapping Tampa since the 1970s,  at first only casually,  while working my conventional job, but upon retiring in 2007, I dedicated myself full-time to The Tampa Bay Downs Handicapper.

The upcoming meeting will be our 12th season and our product and web traffic continue to grow.  In 2014-2015, during our free promotional meeting, thousands visited each month from 33 countries around the world, but that was a once in a lifetime experiment. It’s back to pay for play now and subscribers can rest assured that they are part of an exclusive group.

I handicap Tampa and Arizona Downs. During the racing season, I’m handicapping every day and during the off-season I’m working almost every day to prepare for the upcoming season. You won’t find the resources we’ve got here anywhere else.

My Trainer Profiles are the only ones in the handicapping business that provide analysis and stats across multiple angles simultaneously and you’ll find that the Win and ITM % for each of the featured trainers run high. Please get acquainted with my site and all that it has to offer. As you peruse the site, I think you’ll find that I’ve been working hard to provide you with the best handicapping tools money can buy.

You’ll also find that I have an eclectic handicapping style that combines pace and speed figures, trainer angles, trips, track biases and pure statistics.

For the past decade, we’ve shown a comfortable profit at 8 of the last 11 meetings!

I’m presently lining up a series of Handicapping Seminars for the 2018-2019 meeting. If you’re interested in sponsoring a seminar, don’t hesitate to contact me at tamselections@gmail.com

You can also sponsor a Guided Day at the Races for your Employees or Club. I’ll walk you through the basics of wagering, provide a history lesson on racing at Tampa or AZD and handicap the day’s card for your guests in real time.

When I’m not doing the foregoing, I’ll be trackside (in the grandstand, near the wire). So stop by and introduce yourself. And thanks for making the Tampa Bay Downs Handicapper the most visited site on the web exclusively dedicated to handicapping Tampa.

“The Tampa Bay Downs Handicapper” was the Special Guest on Dave Schwartz’s Handicapping Live show. You can see and hear my presentation here: http://www.practicalhandicapping.com/desktop/package/Videos/Workshops/HcpLive/HcpLive-0004/HcpLive-0004.html (Copy and Past the Link”)

You’ll also find references to some of my work in the  Tampa Bay Downs Bettor’s Guide’s by Peter Mallett from 2012-1016.

My work was featured in the Dec. 2012 issue of the FTBOA magazine, The Florida Horse, in an article on Handicapping Tampa Bay Downs (page 38).

I was featured in the January 2011 Tampa Bay Downs magazine (click here to view) and I was a weekly contributor to the Tampa Bay Beaches online magazine for several years at http://tampabaybeaches.homestead.com which is now defunct.

You can hear my handicapping analysis from time to time on “Racing Across America” (see Capitol OTB) throughout the season and I can often be heard around Opening Day on Jason Beem’s “Bet America” radio show.

My revolutionary new handicapping book “The Horseplayers Guide to Advanced Trainer Profiling” is now available in digital format and by unbound hard copy on Ebay (contact me at tamselections@gmail.com). The 2nd edition is now available.

Good luck and good racing!

Johnny B.

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