Horse racing, more than any other sport, lends itself to a plethora of persons attempting to sell a smorgasbord of information to participants. There are tip sheets, data programs, betting tactics, pedigree analyses, and so on. Some information available is excellent, while others are complete garbage. If you're new to the game, take it slowly at first. Pick up a Form and work your way through it piece by piece. As you gain experience in the game, you'll be able to tell what information you need and what information is not needed.