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Sure Thing Selections & our web site, is a horse racing selection service that is the handicapping division of W.I.N. Systems. It was the next logical step for that business & the consolidation of handicapping services that until the formation of this site had been spread out over two businesses. It is owned and run by David Gonzalez Jr. A professional handicapper with over 20 years of horse race handicapping experience. You can learn more about him in the handicappers profiles below. The staff he has surrounded himself with have been hand selected for their knowledge & expertise in their area or for a specific circuit.

W.I.N. Systems (Wagering Information Network) has been in business officially for 9 years. Unofficially they have been providing high quality wagering information since the late 80’s. They still provide various services such as horses to watch/avoid lists, speed figures, pace figures, power figures, horses to watch/avoid lists, trip notes, race shapes, trainer profiles, track profiles post position profiles, angle research, breeding research and jockey profiles. If you have any interest in any of these services please contact us for further details and prices. If you do not see a service listed please feel free to ask we may provide but have as of yet not provided that service.

To find out more about our guarantee or employment opportunities we have please use the links below.

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Now meet our handicappers:


David "Dave" Gonzalez Jr.

Born in 1968 & raised in upstate New York he has been attending the races since his grandfather took him to Saratoga to see the greatest racehorse of all time…Secretariat. He often went to the track over the next several years with family members and friends enjoying the power and beauty of the noble steeds. By the age of 12, he had started to learn the art of handicapping, an ongoing process he continues to this day, modifying his approach to the game in order to stay ahead of the masses.

His methods of handicapping do not rely on one particular discipline. When he analyzes a card he uses pace & speed figures, trainer statistics, power figures, breeding, class analysis, track bias analysis and physical appearance whenever possible. It has allowed him to win several regional handicapping competitions, place in the money in over a dozen more and log countless top 10 finishes. He concentrates on the NYRA circuit but follows several circuits in depth. They are usually the Southern California & Gulfstream Park since they can impact more races in New York than most other circuits.

His passion for the sport is high and especially so for his beloved Saratoga, where he has  been a fixture for many years. It was at this venue that he formed the idea of this handicapping site and the guaranteeing of his selections. He was highly offended by the tip sheet sellers barking out how they had 9 winners on a card while neglecting to point out that they picked all but one horse in each race. He thought there was a better, more honorable way of doing business and this is the result of that thinking.

Below are some of Dave's favorite links:
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Roland Thompson

Originally from Boston, Roland started playing the horses at Suffolk Downs in the 70’s and still follows that circuit very closely despite residing in upstate New York. He has an engineering degree from MIT which, is why he is a figure-oriented player and handicapper. The constant puzzles the game presents are what keep him coming back.

Roland prefers and is very knowledgeable about the subtle class differences at these smaller ovals and how they affect a horse’s performance when moving from one level to another. He does his own class calculations that are based on the method outlined by James Quinn in his book “Class Of The Field”. His figures often point out horses that get overlooked by the masses.

He has only played in one handicapping tournament and to quote him “it was a blood bath that will not be repeated.” His bottom line is how he measures his performance and is truer indicator of his actual handicapping ability

Below are some of Roland's favorite links:

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