A gelding is a male horse that has been castrated.
Gelding a horse is supposed to make horses easier to handle, and they usually have little or no interest in mares.
Therefore… a gelding should be more focused and not think about the opposite sex; at least that’s what some punters think.
However, a gelded horse will have its speed and consistency affected. Not always for the better.
While some horses will show noticeable speed improvements, it isn’t always the case. If you’ve heard that a gelded horse will benefit from an increase in its maximum speed, you’ve been misinformed.
If gelding helps a horse get faster, it’s simply a case of ensuring it reaches its potential faster by improving its focus.
In some instances, gelding can help improve a horse’s concentration level. If a horse was easily distracted as a colt, gelding might boost focus and consistency.
The big question is…
Can we make a profit from betting on geldings?
How would a 99.74% return on investment be?
Or a 93.20% return on investment?
It’s possible if you bet in the right place.
All the best,
The Race Advisor