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Exotic Betting : How to Make the Multihorse, Multirace Bets that Win Racing's Biggest Payoffs by Steven Crist Exotic Betting : How to Make the Multihorse, Multirace Bets that Win Racing's Biggest Payoffs by Steven Crist

In Exotic Betting, the horseplayer takes a colorful wagering ride by learning to maximize profits by betting on a multitude of exotic wagers including the daily double, exacta, trifecta, quinella, superfecta, pick 3, 4, and 6.

Handicapping the Wall Street Way : Picking Xtra Winners at the Track by Mark Ripple Handicapping the Wall Street Way : Picking Xtra Winners at the Track by Mark Ripple

This guide instructs horseplayers how to apply stock market theories to betting horse races. By studying the consistencies between the stock market and pari-mutuel market or betting pool, horseplayers can gain new insight on how to discover inefficiencies in the betting pool and aid their quest for Xtra winners at the track.

The Power of Early Speed by Steve Klein The Power of Early Speed by Steve Klein

Analyzes and documents the impact of early frontrunning ability, and how it can transform into huge paydays for todays modern handicapper.

Six Secrets of Successful Bettors by Scatoni and Fornatale Six Secrets of Successful Bettors by Scatoni and Fornatale

After interviewing more than two dozen professional players the authors have put together six secrets that all of these successful individuals have in common.

Betting Maidens & 2-Year-Olds - Analytical Approach to Future Winners by Dan Illman Betting Maidens & 2-Year-Olds - Analytical Approach to Future Winners by Dan Illman

This book is an informative account on profitable ways to handicap juvenile and maiden races through sire and trainer profiles, breeding and workout information. First of its kind to throughly cover baby races, juvenile horses and older maidens.

Pedigree Handicapping by Lauren Stich Pedigree Handicapping by Lauren Stich

Pedigree Handicapping reveals how evaluating a horse's bloodline is most commonly used in maiden special weight races. It also points out the many other areas where pedigree handicapping has proven to be a powerful tool.

Collaborative Efforts

The Best of Thoroughbred Handicapping - Leading Ideas & Methods by James Quinn The Best of Thoroughbred Handicapping - Leading Ideas & Methods by James Quinn

This second edition is bigger and better than ever. It still presents 50 essays its author considers to represent the field at its best and brightest.

Dave Litfin's Expert Handicapping - Winning Insights into Betting Thoroughbreds Dave Litfin's Expert Handicapping - Winning Insights into Betting Thoroughbreds
Bet With The Best - All New Strategies from America's Leading Handicappers by Andrew Beyer Bet With The Best - All New Strategies from America's Leading Handicappers by Andrew Beyer

This is the most comprehensive book on handicapping thoroughbred horseracers that has been published in over a decade.

Pace, Speed & Class Handicapping

Modern Pace Handicapping by Tom Brohamer Modern Pace Handicapping by Tom Brohamer

Calculating the pace and comparative speed of horses in a race often holds the key to the puzzle of selecting the winner.

Speed to Spare - Beyer Speed Figures Uncovered by Joe Cardello Speed to Spare - Beyer Speed Figures Uncovered by Joe Cardello

Since the inclusion of Beyer Speed Figures into the Daily Racing Form in 1992, horseplayers have had a new tool to use in their day-to-day handicapping. Learn what Beyer Speed Figures are ,how they consistently point to the fastest horses in each race, and how to apply them correctly to produce winning tickets.

Handicapper's Condition Book by James Quinn Handicapper's Condition Book by James Quinn

This essential handicapping book shows readers how to deal effectively with the elusive class factor for all horses racing at every racetrack.

Andrew Beyer

Beyer on Speed - New Strategies for Racetrack Betting by Andrew Beyer Beyer on Speed - New Strategies for Racetrack Betting by Andrew Beyer

Critics and handicappers adore him. The Boston Globe once called him 'the manic evangelist, grand guru, and scholarly professor of handicapping.' His books espouse strategies and betting philosophies that have shaped the sport. But the true measure of Andrew Beyer's impact on handicapping is that his very name has become part of the horseplayer's terminology. Beyer's speed figures, first introduced almost twenty years ago in Picking Winners, revolutionized racetrack betting. But not until 1992, when the Daily Racing Form included Beyer Speed Figures in past performances, did they become widely available. Now, in Beyer on Speed, the author shows how to make speed figures the focal point of an effective betting strategy. Written in Beyer's clean, rapid-fire prose, Beyer on Speed explains how to relate speed figures to such factors as pace, track bias, and track conditions.

Picking Winners - A Horseplayer's Guide by Andrew Beyer Picking Winners - A Horseplayer's Guide by Andrew Beyer

Just as football evolved with the introduction of the forward pass and basketball with the development of the jump shot, so too was handicapping forever changed by the use of speed figures--and it all started with Andrew Beyer's Picking Winners. This edition features a new foreword in which the author discusses the changes that have swept the sport since the book's original publication. Picking Winners remains a classic in the field of thoroughbred racing.

The Winning Horseplayer - An Advanced Approach to Thoroughbred Handicapping and Betting The Winning Horseplayer - An Advanced Approach to Thoroughbred Handicapping and Betting

The Winning Horseplayer, together with Beyer on Speed and Picking Winners, completes Andrew Beyer's triple crown. This advanced guide to handicapping is liberally spiced with the wit and wisdom that have made Beyer a legend in the sport.

Handicapping Classics

Betting Thoroughbreds - A Professional Guide for the Horseplayer by Steve Davidowitz Betting Thoroughbreds - A Professional Guide for the Horseplayer by Steve Davidowitz
The Odds Must Be Crazy by Len Ragozin The Odds Must Be Crazy by Len Ragozin
Hidden Probabilities: Hardcore Research for X-Rated Horseplayers by Mark Cramer Hidden Probabilities: Hardcore Research for X-Rated Horseplayers by Mark Cramer

Cramer's in-depth, painstaking research rewards you with the REAL probabilities governing the outcomes of 10 different racing situations, ranging from Big Win repeaters to longshot winners based on the trainer factor. Other lucrative angles cover second-time starters and '5-5-5 Plunge Pattern' runners.

Getting Started

Handicapping 101 - Finding the Right Horses and Making the Right Bets by Brad Free Handicapping 101 - Finding the Right Horses and Making the Right Bets by Brad Free

Daily Racing Form handicapper Brad Free has written a primer that is set squarely in the new world of 21st-century handicapping, where new exotic bets dominate the $15 billion annual wagering handle and new training methods and racing schedules have transformed the game. Free walks new and old players through the enduring basics of speed, pace, class, and condition, with dozens of recent race examples and interviews with leading trainers and jockeys, then also explains each of the new wagers available to the modern fan. Are racehorses predictable? What are the key factors and where can they be found? Is it really possible to win at the races? Free's resounding answer is yes-horseplayers can win! He explains that by learning how to read and interpret the past performances, and applying their own analysis and observations, fans can not only cash more tickets but also gain a deeper understanding and enjoyment of how racing really works.

Betting on Horse Racing for Dummies Betting on Horse Racing for Dummies

How to enjoy a day at the races-and bet to win! The last two years have seen a record number of Americans tune in for climatic Triple Crown races featuring Smarty Jones and Funny Cide; in 2004, television viewership jumped a whopping 61 percent over the record set in 2003, and the Belmont Stakes race itself drew a record crowd of more than 120,000! This easy-to-understand guide shows first-time visitors to the track how to enjoy the sport of horse racing-and make smart bets. It explains what goes on at the track, what to look for in horses and jockeys, how to read a racing form and do simple handicapping, and how to manage betting funds and make wagers that stand a good chance of paying off. Complete with coverage of off-track and online betting, it's just what anyone needs to play the ponies-and win! Richard Eng (Las Vegas, NV) is a racing writer and handicapper for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a columnist for the Daily Racing Form, and the host of a horseracing radio program in Las Vegas. He was formerly a part of the ABC Sports team that covered the Triple Crown.

Handicapping Contest Handbook - A Horseplayer's Guide to Handicapping Tournaments by Noel Michaels Handicapping Contest Handbook - A Horseplayer's Guide to Handicapping Tournaments by Noel Michaels

This book is the first of its kind to cover handicapping contests and tournaments.

The Blood-Horse Authoritative Guide to Betting Thoroughbreds The Blood-Horse Authoritative Guide to Betting Thoroughbreds

This step-by-step guide takes the intimidation out of betting at the racetrack.

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