Sure Thing Selections
your one stop shop for winning, expert horse
racing selections & information! Results Guaranteed *!
Who we are... Sure Thing Selections & our web site surethingselections.com, 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
(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
To find out more about our guarantee or
employment opportunities we have please use the links below.
Now meet our
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
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 & now his
wife have been fixtures 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:
The daughter of a casual horseplayer, Lisa was introduced to the game early
on as well. The flat and harness tracks in her home area were the setting for
several family outings & were always a source of enjoyment to her and
her family. These early forays to the track made meeting husband Dave and
understanding his passion for the game almost preordained.
As a resident of
Saratoga, she has become a familiar face at the historic upstate oval she
has attended several other tracks and a few Breeders Cup events. Several of
these trips involved watching the powerful Cigar race into history and
providing her a first hand look at what the concept of class was as defined
in the thoroughbred world.
finished second in a handicapping contest at Fingerlakes racetrack, it was
her first contest showing but certainly not her last. She can be reached by
e-mail at lgonzalez AT surethingselections.com .
Below are some of Lisa's favorite links:
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
Below are some of Roland's favorite links:
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