Tampa Bay Downs Handicapper Ticker News: For the 2019-2020 meeting, I am playing all trifectas, all the time (while continuing to offer traditional plays). Kevin and I have some serious reservations regarding many half-hearted efforts by some of the pilots last season and we want to try to exploit that this year. I expect that my wagers will be much smaller this year (between $50 and $100) and there will be a lot more action. With average trifecta prices of $850, I expect to be able to stay in the green even while frequently hitting the all button in the 1st position. FREE PLAYS EVERY...
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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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