Dave Schwartz is internationally recognized as the
premier thinker in handicapping software development. His clients range from
North America to Australia, from Hong Kong to Japan. His most successful clients
are earning hundreds of thousands per year or more. Not everyone likes him because he is
often provocative, direct and, at times, a bit irritating. You may not always like what he
says but he will always give it to you straight.
Handicapping software (along with wagering)
has been his full-time business since 1990. (Note: The list of full-time handicapping software developers is a very short one.)
intelligence software, he released his first product in 1990.
ThoroBrain II was a neural network
handicapping tool that produced extremely accurate picks from a
complex pace model. Dave designed and wrote the neural network himself,
pioneering what has come to be known in the neural network field as a
competitor network. (Note: Dave's Competitor Network predates any others by at least two
ThoroBrain III and IV were both
products that Dave developed in the early '90s. (Note: The ThoroBrain name is
now owned by another company.)
In 1994 he released
Notebook. This program went through eight versions in DOS before being
completely re-designed and re-written for 32-bit Windows in 1999 as The
HorseStreet Handicapper. "HSH" as it has come to be known, is a
multi-faceted program with many handicapping strategies. These strategies range
from genetic algorithms
and neural nets to
It is said that no two players use HSH the same way.
In 2006 he
released version 3, commonly referred to as "H3."
Dave Schwartz is also the creator of
Pars. First released in 1991, Schwartz's Pars are recognized as the
standard for track-to-track adjustments. His accompanying manuscript,
Understanding Par Times, gives do-it-yourselfers a look at just how
complex making good pars can be.
Dave Schwartz also wrote
Investing, a stock market approach for horse players and The Opponent
Method, an anti-Kelly approach to wagering.
Dave's client base includes several Asian, Australian and U.S.-based "whale"
teams as well as more than a handful of professional players. Worldwide, his
clients wager over a half-billion dollars each year.
If you are looking for direct advice that will have an
immediate impact on your handicapping and wagering results, HorseStreet is your
company, H3 is your software and Dave Schwartz is your man.