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SMALL TRACK BETTING: PICK MORE WINNERS USING THIS SURE FIRE
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Item #: 9781602391253 -

    Tracks like Finger Lakes, Great Lakes Downs, Lone Star Park, Turf Paradise, Tampa Bay Downs and Turfway Park get the spotlight -- each in a separate chapter -- including the takeouts for each on exactas, trifectas, superfectas and the Pic 3, 4 and 6. To help the uninitiated, the author tells the history and profiles each track's configuration and outlining certain "quirks." He profiles the key trainers, jockeys, the speed rating, class, distance factors, various track conditions...

    SPEED HANDICAPPER: VER. 5.0
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    Item #: 616043918501 -

      Gives online data for those without online access or who prefer a more hands-on approach. Thoroughbred and quarter horse data entry can be done with minimal typing; simply click on distance, surface, etc., and enter times, finish position, lengths back, and Beyer Figure (optional). Both breeds display the results of your handicapping with Speed Probability, Speed Odds, and $ to 1 with an odds screen. Allows experimentation with the Beyer variant and can factor out the variant built into the...

      THE ART AND SCIENCE OF PICKING WINNING HORSES
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      Item #: 9781580422819 -

        This concise winning strategy shows readers how to progress from pure betting and depending upon chance, to taking calculated risks, which entails knowledge and judgment. Readers learn how to analyze the real factors that influence a race and eliminate horses that have little chance of winning—narrowing the short list of winners and immediately increasing a bettor’s chances of cashing tickets. Hillis shows which races are difficult to predict (and should be avoided) and likewise,...

        THE BASICS OF WINNING HORSERACING
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        Item #: 9781580420952 -

          This comprehensive guide shows first-time and experienced players how to play and win at the racetrack. One read gives you an understanding of the racing charts, and the knowledge to make the bets that give you the best chances of winning. You’ll learn the differences between stakes, handicap, allowance, maiden and claiming races, and even how a bettor can go to the track and come back owning his own race horse. Each bet and strategy is outlined in a step-by-step fashion, with eleven...

          THE BEST AND WORST OF THOROUGHBRED RACING
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          Item #: 9781932910889 -

            Renowned handicapper and writer Davidowitz looks at the best trainer of modern times, the fastest sprinter, the top jock, the most influential sires, the greatest dams, and the best tracks, backing up his best-and-worst list with facts and opinions. Discusses bloodstock, broodmares, race callers, horse players, and crowd pleasers. 322 pgs, hardcover, 2006

            THE BLOOD-HORSE
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            Item #: 74470820758 -

              The Blood-Horse is the leading weekly publication devoted to international Thoroughbred racing and breeding. Since 1916, the staff of The Blood-Horse has served the Thoroughbred community with the highest standards of journalistic excellence to provide comprehensive and timely editorial coverage and analysis. The Blood-Horse is a trade publication for the business of breeding, as well as a news magazine for the sport of racing. Its coverage ranges from race reporting to profiles on industry...

              THE CLAIMERS
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              Item #: 9780615403250 -

                "The Claimers: A Tale of Skullduggery on the Backstretch" is the story of a crusty retired accountant turned jockey-agent and his 17 year-old goddaughter, an apprenctice jockey and their discovery of a race fixing scheme so perfect it threatens to destroy them and the life they love. The action takes place on the backstretch, during races, in the jockeys' silks room, as well as in corporate America. This unique story is about people who love horses and the races and their attempt...

                THE COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HORSE RACING
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                Item #: 9781847323552 -

                  Written by acknowledged authorities on the racing scene in both the United Kingdom and United States, and fully updated to the end of the 2008–2009 European winter season, The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing is the definitive illustrated work on "the horses," with every page a visually exciting and information-packed celebration of the sport.It follows horse racing from its earliest inceptions to the present day, and provides essential data on all the top jockeys, leading...

                  THE COMPLETE HANDICAPPER
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                  Item #: 9781932910346 -

                    In 'The Complete Handicapper', James Quinn draws on his more than four decades of experience to lay out everything you need to know to pick winners at the track. In a clear, instructive style, Quinn demystifies the handicapping process and underlines the most important aspects - ones that even everyday horseplayers sometimes overlook in favor of less important ephemera. This book  is required reading for anyone serious about winning money at the racetrack. Quinn has taught...

                    THE HANDICAPPERS CONDITION BOOK
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                    Item #: 9780964849341 -

                      In 1981, this book was heralded as both innovative and indispensable. Now back in print, revised and edited, it once again has become one of the two most requested thoroughbred handicapping books of all time. Quinn shows how to relate past performances to the class demands of eligibility conditions that are standard fare in major racing and provides selection and elimination guidelines to isolate horses well suited to particular races. Part One discusses race conditions and the revised and...

                      THE HORSERACING FORMULA: PROVEN BETTING FORMULAS
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                      Item #: 9781580422857 -

                        This powerful book by turf authority Walter Gibson shows experienced and novice handicappers how to profit by using winning strategies to beat the horses. This repackaged edition shows bettors learn how to analyze their real winning chances when playing favorites, middles odds and longshots, and the proper formula they need to win by betting each group. Twenty-five winning strategies are presented in seven concise chapters teaching horse goers how to find the best bets in a race, the middle...

                        THE LITTLE RED BOOK OF HORSE WISDOM
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                        Item #: 9781616087074 -

                          One little book with a whole lot of horse wisdom - the perfect gift for both beginning riders and old-timers. Many first-time horse owners start out thinking they’ll teach their animals a thing or two but eventually most horse lovers end each day impatient to find what their horse will teach them next. Share in hundreds of pearls of horse wisdom and discover what the pros have learned from these mighty animals. In this charming collection of quotes from experts and enthusiasts in the...

                          THE MAIDEN MANIFESTO
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                          Item #: 616043913629 -

                            The authors tackle the unique racing particulars of maiden races with their emphasis on ealry speed, pace andposition. The attempt is to illustrate the fact that while favorites win their share of maiden races, if a maiden isn't in contention early, it isn't going to win. This is done first with facts and figures then with capsule reports on various trainers and their success failure with maidens. 56 pages, 8x11 format stapled, August 2003.

                            THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE WINNING HORSEPLAYER
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                            Item #: 9781439219782 -

                              Hagerty analyzes the psychological qualities that professional handicappers must have to prevail, and suggests ways to acquire and improve them. Good methods of selection and sound money-management skills are not enough to keep horseplayers in the black during a long season at the trackthey also need psychological insights to develop good control, steel discipline, and presence of mind when the pressure is on. 148 pgs, paperback, 2008

                              THE TEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE HORSEPLAYERS
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                              Item #: 9780620361866 -

                                In the first two sections we find material related to gathering information, keeping records, developing a rating system, following maidens, researching pedigrees, understanding speed ratings, and eliminating non-contenders. This common-sense approach to handicapping refers to meters, not furlongs, yards or feet. The information culled comes from a variety of sources and contains a good amount of racing examples from South African racing forms. Serious handicappers will find something of...

                                THE TOTEBOARD IS ALIVE AND WELL
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                                Item #: 616043913650 -

                                  Back in print is this 1981 classic for thoroughbred fans who look for patterns in odds on the toteboard. Gaines identifies what he calls 'whaps,' or unusual odds changes and tells you how to spot them. Illustrated with charts and examples, the book shows how to understand and apply tote board fluctuation analysis. He points out how to avoid false favorites, tells when it's okay to follow a trend and how to find that key horse for exotics betting. 162 Pgs. 2007

                                  THE TRAINING GAME: AMERICAN RACINGS TOP TRAINERS
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                                  Item #: 9781932910698 -

                                    Eight of Americas most accomplished and active thoroughbred trainersSteve Asmussen, Richard Dutrow, Bobby Frankel, Neil Howard, Allen Jerkens, Carl Nafzger, Todd Pletcher, and Nick Zitoanswer the question, What's your secret? Johnson gives each conditioner a chapter and tells each of their stories by identifying a unique aspect of their successful stable operation. Each chapter follows the trainer and his staff through a typical day of training and racing, offering a mountain of handicapping...

                                    THE WINNING HORSEPLAYER: THOROUGHBRED HANDICAPPING
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                                    Item #: 9780618871780 -

                                      Subtitled "An Advanced Approach to Thoroughbred Handicapping and Betting". Beyer outlines a strategy for exploiting exotic bets, teaches trip handicapping and presents an in-depth analysis of track biases with lots of examples and tips. 192 Pgs.  1983   Table of Contents The Nature of the Game Trip Handicapping: The Art of Watching Races Trips and Track Biases Trips and Pace The Flamingo Stakes Speed Handicapping Relating Trips To Figures Modern Betting Strategy The Winning...

                                      THINKING MAN II
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                                        The author offers some excellent material for the novice player and the ready-to-get serious handicapper. Loaded with angles and spot plays you may have not seen before. Originally sold for twice the price. Bonus: extra-large-sized print makes it easy reading. Contains 30 chapters from Basics all the way through to Material for Veteran Handicappers. Chapters cover Workouts; Class; The Tote Board; Longshots; Money Management; Exactas and Triples; the Pick Six; Trainers; Tips; Jockeys. Chapters...

                                        THOROUGHBRED CHAMPIONS: TOP 100 RACEHORSES OF 20TH
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                                        Item #: 9781581500240 -

                                          Follows The Blood-Horse's Top 100 list, beginning with Man o' War in the No. 1 spot and ending with Blue Larkspur at No. 100. 256 Pages Paperbound 1999

                                          THOROUGHBRED PEDIGREE ANALYSIS PROGRAM
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                                          Item #: 616043913674 -

                                            An Excel spreadsheet that contains more than 5700 sires ranked by their ability to run on the turf, mud or as first time starters, and on all tracks, including the poly surface. (Sires are ranked by offspring success.) You input date, track, name, race number, condition, distance, odds, horse name and sires for each horse. The Excel macro then will determine a numerical rating for each entry with anything above 80 being excellent. Requires Microsoft Excel for Windows 2000, XP or Vista. 2009

                                            THOROUGHBRED RATER
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                                            Item #: 2175 -

                                              This software lets you handicap the whole race card by using the preset ratings or use it with the past performances to enhance your own handicapping. This is a complete rating program combining distance, class, earnings, consistency, pace, speed, and track condition. Also included are the following Spot Plays: 1) Position Factor based on the horse���s positions and lengths in it���s last race, the track surface, finish position and class. 2) Claimer Improvement Factor based on the comparisons...

                                              TIPS FOR PLAYING THE HORSES
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                                              Item #: 9781478360469 -

                                                This book is designed to help those handicappers who are looking to improve their ROI (return on investment). It will help the betters find their strengths and weaknesses with both their handicapping of the races and what bets are their stronger plays. Robbins will show you how easy it is to set up recordkeeping to expose both situations with just a couple minutes time. How reviewing that information can expose your stronger betting situations and what type races you need to improve upon. He...

                                                TO THE SWIFT
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                                                Item #: 2186 -

                                                  This is both a thrilling tribute to the Triple Crown and an indispensable compendium of thoroughbred history. Indexed 355 Pgs. Hardcover

                                                  TRAINER ANGLES
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                                                  Item #: 9781932910919 -

                                                    A guide to finding profitable trainer maneuvers, this book shows you how to decipher trainer patterns and produce the most profits by analyzing trainer/jockey combinations, success after claiming a horse, distance and surface changes, first time starters, and movements up and down class. Chapter titles include Trainer Form, Formulator, Claim to Fame, Last Racing Date, Grass, Equipment Changes and Medication, First time Starters, 2-year-olds and Maidens, and the Go-to Guy/Gal. 176 pgs,...

                                                    TRAINING THOROUGHBRED HORSES
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                                                    Item #: 9780929346199 -

                                                      Originally published in 1953, this book teaches how horses are conditioned individually and how they are placed where it can win, on dirt, turf, in the mud  and with the right jockey. 122Pgs. Hardbound 1992

                                                      TRIP HANDICAPPING: WATCHING THOROUGHBRED REPLAYS: DVD
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                                                      Item #: 9781932910674 -

                                                        Noted handicapper Illman takes you through all the hurdles of watching race replays to uncover potential big prices when horses run next time. Covers bad trips and why they might be good bets; changing leads; trouble makers such as tail flashing; early whips; and spotting a star in the making. Also, the good and bad gallop outs. 105 minute DVD, 2008

                                                        TRIPLE CROWN WINNER
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                                                          Subtitled "The Earl Sande Saga - Tragedy to Triumph", this book is the story of a skinny, too-tall youngster who learned his craft on the leaky roof circuit and rose to the top ranks of American jockeys. Sande was unique in how he rode, using the whip sparingly, preferring to coax supreme efforts from his mounts while singing to them. A well-written story about one of the sports winningest riders. Illustrated Indexed 372 Pgs. 2010

                                                          TRIPLE CROWN WINNER
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                                                            Subtitled "The Earl Sande Saga: Tragedy to Triumph," this is the story of a skinny, too-tall youngster who learned his craft on the leaky roof circuit and rose to the top ranks of American jockeys. Sande was unique in how he rode: He used the whip sparingly and coaxed supreme efforts from his mounts while singing to them. 356 Pages 2005 Hardcover

                                                            TURF OVERLAYS
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                                                            Item #: 616043913742 -

                                                              Finally, a no-nonsense book with tons of valuable handicapping information. The statistics on grass racing alone give you an edge for years to come.

                                                              WAGERING TO WIN!
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                                                              Item #: 9780930161033 -

                                                                Subtitled " Best Bets For Fun at the Track". Covers bets ranging from mutuels to exotics, betting for all types of budgets, wagering tables and North American tracks. Glossary 182 Pgs. 1995

                                                                WIN, PLACE & SHOW: AN INTRODUCTION TO THOROUGHBRED RACING
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                                                                Item #: 9780970014719 -

                                                                  The subtitle of the book tells the story: An Introduction to the Thrill of Thoroughbred Racing. Berns covers the basics including how to place a bet, how to read the Daily Racing Form, spending a day at the races, how to follow the Triple Crown; and includes jockey, trainer and owner interviews. 219 pgs, paperback, 2002

                                                                  WINK
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                                                                  Item #: 616043913773 -

                                                                    After 22-year-old Jimmy Winkfield won his second consecutive Kentucky Derby in 1902, black jockeys were banned from American racing. Sick at heart, Winkfield began an odyssey that historian Ed Hotaling brings to life in this captivating biography. Finding success in Europe, Wink was a fabulously wealthy member of the Russian aristocracy until the Bolsheviks overthrew the czar in 1917. Leaving Moscow for Odessa with his Russian wife, Winkfield and others continued to race, and then, with the...

                                                                    WINNING COLOURS
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                                                                      WINNING WITH THE THOROUGHBREDS
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                                                                      Item #: 616043913834 -

                                                                        Half handicapping, half reminiscing, using Kentucky Derby results for both, this book is for the serious novice or somewhat seasoned racegoer who needs a completely new look at handicapping. 283 pages, paperbound. 1994.