- 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 Voegele's Professional Method of Winner Selection Paperback – 1972
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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While PMOWS has become outdated, it still has its' place in history, as starting the handicapping rage.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.
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.