THE PERFECT INTRODUCTION TO THE ONLY SPORT WITH MORE STATISTICS THAN BASEBALL! THIS BOOK CAN HELP BOTH THE BETTOR WHO THINKS HE KNOWS IT ALL AS WELL AS THE BEGINNER TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE BETTING SYSTEM. WELL WRITTEN AND ENJOYABLE AS WELL AS INSTRUCTIVE.
The content of this book is fantastic for someone almost completely new to racing, like me. It won't make me a world-class handicapper, but it's perfect for being able to look at a field of horses and somewhat confidently pick out a few likely contenders. If you already know the basics, you're not going to get much out of this book.
The wagering strategy is great for beginners and opens to the door on the world of exotics while giving a newbie some idea of the bankroll one needs to seriously play them.
The only reason I'm giving it 3 stars is because it's terrible on the Kindle 2. The author routinely uses actual Equibase horse program excerpts for making his points, but the print is tiny in real life, let alone the Kindle 2. Even with the Zoom function they're absolutely impossible to read.
The content on its own is still worth the price, but I wish I'd gone with a paper version.