The ultimate secret of racing is: FIELD SIZE. Handicapping must be seen statistically to grasp what it appears like over 3-10 years. To know what the money side of racing is (profitcapping) it must be seen in the same light or statistically. In both major cases it’s about statistics and it’s done in a specific way. That way is the most powerful of ways in racing for handicapping and profitcapping. The number of horses on the track is the tell-tail sign of almost everything in racing. It doesn’t tell everything of course because nothing is capable of doing that.If you’ve been playing horses for three or more years and you took a statistical sampling of all the races you played and divided them by field size you would see something utterly amazing. In the handicapping part you would see how and why you win and lose. In the profitcapping area you would see how and why you made money or lost it. You would see your own specific style of handicapping’s winning and losing streaks. You would see the races that you played and why those races didn’t pay and why you should have passed them.Why? Because there are rules of pass or play for each and both major parts of racing. There are a specific number of horses in each race on every race track no matter what the weather, track surface is and so on. Each field size has specific limits to how much it pays.This makes it a constant to be heavily studied. The percent of win, place, show, fourth and fifth are different for every field size. The public via the tote board gets the win position horse 33% of the time with all sizes mixed into one. Statistics and field size gives the player the most formidable position and insight there is in racing for both handicapping and profitcapping.Most players will never figure this out but they intuit this subliminally. A basic rule of racing is: there are patterns to winning and/or losing in racing. Once again: one of the ultimate secrets of racing is: FIELD SIZE. Over looked, down played and kept on the back burner (so to speak) as a triviality. In order to use this simple information rightly and it must be used rightly then the player must use very basic statistics in each in-the-money position and wager type(s) that’s personally chosen to be played.A basic law of racing is: profitcapping and handicapping are based on field size. The fewer horses on the track in a race the easier it is for each horse and the more horses on the track in the race the harder it is for each horse. Hence: the ultimate secret of racing is: FIELD SIZE.