Parker's Emerald Downs Selections Emerald Downs Selections

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Questions and answers about Parker's

When are new issues of Parker's available online?
Parker's selection sheet generally is available by midnight the day before the races on weekends and holidays, and by 11:30 a.m. race day for weeknight cards.

How do subscriptions work?
Subscription deals offer a chance for people who regularly purchase Parker's to save money. After you purchase your 5-, 10-, or 20-card subscription, you will be assigned a password so that you may log in to the subscriber area (located at the upper left of the page). From there, you can download a card any time you wish until your subscription runs out. You do not have to use your subscription on consecutive race days.

Do I need anything special on my computer to view Parker's?
Viewing Parker's requires the free Acrobat Reader. If you can view this previous issue of Parker's, you already have the reader. If you do not have the reader, click here to get it.

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What tracks are covered?
Parker's concentrates primarily on Emerald Downs, with detailed analysis and betting recommendations. It also includes quick picks for up to three other tracks that are in the Northwest edition of the Daily Racing Form. These tracks vary, but often include such tracks as Santa Anita, Hollywood Park and Lone Star Park.

Is Parker's online the same as the sheet sold at the track?
Yes, they are identical.

How should I utilize Parker's?
The horse listed first in each race is the best choice to win that race. On occasion, changing track conditions, late scratches or other post-time variables can alter the makeup of the race, so be flexible when using Parker's when this occurs.

What if there are technical problems?
In the unlikely event of a power outage or Internet problems, it is possible the selections may not be available, so we can't guarantee them. If you should encounter problems while trying to download a selection sheet you have purchased, write to and you will receive a response as quickly as possible.