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Betting on Horse Racing For Dummies Paperback – March 18, 2005
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From the Back Cover
Cash in big on multiple races and horses
Make well-informed bets and gain the winning edge
Hoping to win at horse racing? Whether you're betting at the track or online, this easy-to-follow guide helps you improve your odds, explaining everything from the different types of racing and planning wagers to handicapping and managing your funds. You'll understand the ins and outs of the racetrack and even see how to pick the next Kentucky Derby winner!
THE DUMMIES WAY®
Explanations in plain English
"Get in, get out" information
Icons and other navigational aids
Online cheat sheet
Top ten lists
A dash of humor and fun
Disvover how to:
Make smart wagers that pay off
Size up jockeys, trainers, and their horses
Read the Daily Racing Form and race track programs
Avoid common betting mistakes
Follow racing on radio, TV, and online
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About the Author
Richard Eng, a former researcher/writer for ABC Sports, has been involved in thoroughbred horse racing for more than 20 years. He currently hosts a radio show on horse racing.
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it explains in detail the different bets you can make, how to read the odds, different horse tracks, what you should look for in the races leading up to the triple crown, race lingo, a tear out cheat sheet to take to races with you and many other things that you will want to know..
this book will help you when you looking up things online and on youtube.
i am so glad i decided to get this book. it really has helped me learn a few things i want to know before i get my bets ready for the triple crown and many other races..
i had no idea how exciting horse betting was until i got a job in a casino that has a horse track.. i started just betting the kentucky derby 3 years ago.. of couse i had help from a friend who bets the races all the time.. now 3 years later i really wan to get into it.. AP winning the triple crown last year really did it for me..
now am looking at other casinos near me that has a horse track, i started reading up on the horses the owners the trainers the jockeys and even the bloodlines of the horses.. so this book really is going to help with everything. it really is a must have for people new to horse racing..
The book is so good that it was felt that a lower rating because of the inability to read the charts was not warranted. Having a copy of The Racing Form next to you when reading the Kindle Version is helpful, I was able to muddle through without being able to see the racing charts being used to illistrate a point. The excellent writing skills of this author painted a picture of the chart so one could visualize the subject being discussed without actually seeing the chart in question.
No matter if you are starting out with Horse Racing, or have been at it for years, the author really knows his stuff. His experience in Vegas combined with years of knowledge are packed in this book, and delivered skillfully. There are back stories you can skip (he clearly marks these) and tips and core information he flags to your attention. Everything from the lore of Thoroughbred Racing to modern Exotic Betting is covered for you clearly and precisely.
I am very surprised. I've been at it for decades and read it on a whim. I'd recommend it to any level of Horseplayer from Novice to Expert. I actually learned more than I ever thought I would.
You will not need another book on this subject.
Chapters are easy to read and short.
You can even download a cheat sheet to take to the track or track betting site.