The sport of kings.
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I agree you need to look at a large sample and at all the tracks. However what I've observed is the opposite. If anything the favourites seem to have a much higher strike rate than UK racing. However I doubt you could find it profitable to back them blind. In the US there seem to be large numbers of races where you have the equivalent of a 5/4 favourite, 6/4 second favourite and 15/8 third favourite with the winner coming from the top 3 in the betting a high percentage of the time. Also they have a different type of racing i.e mainly claimers and maidens often uncompetitive and favourites seem to mop up a lot. All tracks are left handed, fields seem to be limited to a maximum of 12. Races are run at full blast from the off and the distances are usually from sprint up to 1m, the odd 1m 1f. Favourites very rarely seem to be run off their feet and are often well in contention by the final bend.
It's all a bit vague. You can't tell anything about the climate by looking at the weather.