- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Daily Racing Form; Revised edition (July 23, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1932910808
- ISBN-13: 978-1932910803
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #931,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Handicapping 101: A Horse Racing Primer Paperback – July 23, 2007
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
WELL WRITTEN AND ENJOYABLE AS WELL AS INSTRUCTIVE.
It will appeal to all three levels of handicappers.
The 98% of players that make up the novice to intermediate ranks are guaranteed to learn the fundamentals and then some from a professional.
The small percentage (2%) of those that have WORKED to the `Advanced' level of play will enjoy the entire read even if its main tenets are known. Its stories and the odd passage will enlighten even hard core players.
Handicapping skills will be sharpened like ballplayers going to spring training.
The author stresses the main building blocks in handicapping: Speed figures, pace match up, class, form.
Everything else has less weight and is ancillary.
People may stray from buying this book because of its simplistic-elementary title.
The one fault MANY horseplayers have is thinking they know it all and thus this book is not on their shelf.
It's a read for the grade school, high school and graduate student of handicappers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The ideas presented in a clear and easy to understand writing style. I would recommend to anyone who is interested in learning about handicapping thoroughbred horse racing.Published 4 months ago by george l. cassissa
I recommend this book for all horse players. Everything is written in very easy to understand language. Great book. Super DuperPublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer