by XBTV Press Release
August 17, 2021
ARCADIA, CA (Aug. 17, 2021) – Barely one month into this summer’s Saratoga and Del Mar meets, XBTV.com has already successfully captured, cataloged and uploaded more than 1,000 morning video workouts for racing’s marquee meets. This milestone provides handicappers with ‘behind the scenes’ access to the nation’s top horses and future stars and remains available without cost to 1/ST account holders.
“You can refer to published workouts and form assumptions based only on final time, but the opportunity to view the video and gain an understanding of how the drill was accomplished can turn an educated guess into a confident wager,” said Jeff Siegel, Xpressbet.com handicapper and analyst. “Especially at Saratoga and Del Mar, where fitness, quickness and readiness among two-year-olds and layoff runners must be accurately evaluated, the videos at XBTV.com provide the missing link to the handicapping process that the serious horseplayer simply cannot be without.”
With the tracks’ two premier days on tap for later this month – Del Mar’s Pacific Classic on August 21 and Saratoga’s Travers on August 28 – now is the perfect time to browse XBTV’s video library to gain an edge while handicapping races. XBTV teams in California and New York have been hard at work since before both tracks opened in July, capturing workouts for horses of all talent levels, from graded stakes winners to the unraced two-year-olds looking to join them.
XBTV’s video workout library is available at no cost for 1/ST account holders. To setup a free 1/ST account, simply visit XBTV.com and provide your name, email address and date of birth. A 1/ST account also allows customers to access the 1/ST BET and Xpressbet betting platforms as well as BETMIX handicapping software.
As happens at Santa Anita Park and Gulfstream Park during the Winter and Spring, two XBTV camera operators are trackside each morning working with the Official Clockers at each track to record the workouts. The full XBTV library extends beyond two years of workout footage, which allows handicappers the opportunity to look at how a horse’s work pattern might have changed – positively or negatively – throughout its career.
XBTV’s exclusive video workouts will return to Santa Anita and Gulfstream this fall prior to both tracks’ the October meets.