September 28, 2022

How To Bet Fort Erie 2018 Race Meeting

Fort Erie opens its 40-day meeting today (Tuesday, May 29) with racing Tuesdays and Sundays (beginning June 10) through October 16.

Fort Erie is a fun track to play because it gives you something to do as the early Tuesday tracks close, and sometimes there’s a Pick 5 carryover. The 20-cent minimums can be tricky to navigate as they definitely suppress payouts with the favorite winning 40% of the time, but I’ve also found that they can pay a little more if you’re really willing to narrow. I.e., the 20-cent minimum goads people to spread when the optimal play is probably to press the stronger opinion. E.g., you’re better off playing a 2x1x2 Pick 3 for $5 for a total cost of $20 than 10x2x5 for that same $20.

As you can see from the At A Glance for Fort Erie below, early speed does well on both surfaces and distances with all posts OK on dirt but a potential inside preference on turf. For all Fort Erie handicapping reports from, including Ultimate Past Performances that include track bias information updated throughout the meeting, CLICK HERE.

My grid for the 9-race card is the featured image with this blog. The Pick 4s begin in races 2 & 6, and the first Pick 5 of 2018 kicks off in race 5!

Avg. Winning Odds: 4.37 – 1
Favorite Win%: 40%, Favorite Itm%: 75%
Exactor 57.26
Daily Double 50.50
Triactor 338.70
Pick 3 449.42
Superfecta 1,704.78
Pick 5 9,277.62
Win Four 3,330.55
Super High Five 7,128.00
TRACK BIAS MEET(05/30 – 10/17)
Distance #
5.0fDirt 46 52% E Outside
5.5fDirt 27 37% E/P Rail/Ins
1 1/16mDirt 22 32% E Middle
Turf Sprint 67 34% E Rail/Ins
Turf Routes 26 31% E Rail/Ins