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Lawrence Voegele's Professional Method of Winner Selection Paperback – 1972

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 123 pages
  • Publisher: Financial Publishers (1972)
  • ASIN: B000H03PJQ
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,325,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lawrence(Larry)Voegele's first book "Professional Method of Winner Selection" published in the early 1970's WAS a revolutionary concept of the time. Larry was one of the first handicappers to introduce "Profile Handicapping", taking limited statistics, and developing a formula for picking winners, something that hadn't been done on a wide basis, until this book was introduced.
Widely hyped as the book advertisement that the Daily Racing Form refused to print, PMOWS became highly successful, and dominoed a series of public handicappers who claimed that their methods were the best.He also taught classes on handicapping across the country.
While PMOWS has become outdated, it still has its' place in history, as starting the handicapping rage.
Larry Voegele was successful in life outside of thoroughbred horse racing ,and also wrote a second book, "PAYOFF: $9800 in Five Weeks." In that book , he continues to explore handicapping , and expound on his theories of handicapping. Both are interesting reading as to how handicapping started, and advanced before the computer age. While computers were not in wide commercial use during the time these books were written, it will give the reader perspective as to how it was done before the electronic age. Voegele was a fine handicapper, and the books do not always capture his acumen,. He had a keen insight that probably could not be taught. A successful first-class person on and off of the racetrack, his persona will remain a legend. He never offered phony advice. I highly recommend both books.
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I received the book on time. I wanted this book for a long time, now I have it. The book is better than Larry's second book, " The Payoff". Any horse player who wants to know how to make money at the race track, then I highly recommend this book.
Thanks, Lynn
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I had purchased this book years ago in college and had a lot of fun with it. There are no sure ways to gamble but this is the most intelligent way to look at horse playing. But had loaned it out to a friend and never got it back. I wanted to refresh my memory .
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Concise and professional . Easy to understand . This book is a must for all novice and regular handicappers . Also was impressed by his betting method that makes common sense and is down to earth.
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This book was mass marketed back in the early 1970's, and it sold more copies than any other handicapping book had at that point in time.

The book contains a series of elimination methods, many of which aren't relevant today due to changes in the thoroughbred industry. Using the methodology in the book, one arrives at underlaid short-price horses which will grind down the player's bankroll.

The book may have some value as a collector's item or for nostalgic purposes, but it has no practical value for handicapping. If you're looking for a book to improve your game, this isn't it.
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