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Ainslie's Complete Guide to Thoroughbred Racing Paperback – March 15, 1988
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While not in itself a guide to instant profitability (no book is) this book provides a solid foundation of knowledge on which to build. The insights contained in this book would take many years (and dollars) to learn through trial and error handicapping and will put the player way ahead of other novice handicappers.
A seminal work in the field of horse race handicapping, this book provides a lot of useful info on a wide range of topics. While there may not a lot in here for experienced players, if you're just starting out then this should be the first book you read.
At the same time, there's information in here that's invaluable, such as the sections on understanding trainer intent, and on post parade and paddock behavior.
This book has a special place in the history of handicapping, and for that reason alone, is worth having, but in the modern player's arsenal, it should be an added coloring and not the central philosophy.
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OK, somewhat dated in parts but this book probably still has a lot of insight that still works today that I haven't found elsewhere.Published 5 months ago by David M. Williams
It gave me enough information so that I decided that making money at the races was a losing proposition.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great book to begin a handicapping and love for horse racing with. A lot of the information is outdated or even not applicable anymore. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Big Stu
This is a must read for all handicappers. The material covered is just as valid today as when it was written.Published 17 months ago by Pamela Gagas