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Betting on Horse Racing For Dummies Paperback – March 18, 2005
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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
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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
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
The next time we went to the track, I really impressed my friends with my knowledge. I could read the Racing Form like a newspaper column, and explained things like "overlays" and "trifectas" with confidence. Best of all, I picked the winner in the first three races! Yes, I had a "Pick Three" bet down, and won a nice pot. What a great start to a fun day at the track. "Betting on Horse Racing for Dummies" helped make it happen!
good explanations and little wasted effort. I'm a much smarter, more intelligent bettor for having spent time with this book, and the bottom line is - isn't that what this book is supposed to be all about?
In Betting on Horse Racing for Dummies, Richard Eng somehow delivers the "rosetta stone" equivalent for horse racing -- breaking down the complex sport and art of handicapping into 26 trim chapters.
I wish this book was on the market when I fell in love with racing nine years ago.
But maybe you will want to take that opinion one step further and place a bet at the local race track or OTB that's simulcasting the race. This book will help you learn the nomenclature associated with wagering on the races and the nuances to betting.
Author Richard Eng guides the reader through the basic bets like win, place and show, but really earns high marks by delving into the exotic bets - like exactas, trifectas and superfectas - where betting the same money as you would on the traditional trio may yield much higher payouts.
The book is not how to handicap races, which is the art or reading a racing form or researching with other material to select runners for your various bets. It purely focuses on understanding what bets are possibly available for the races at your local tracks or on the simulcasts.
And with confidence, you'll be able to march up to the teller and state - for the record - "In race five I'd like an exacta box with with 2 and the 6," just like a pro. And through the help of Eng you will certainly understand it just as well or better than that "expert" who's next in line.
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..
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Pretty good book with loads of information! I read it from cover to cover and put what I learned from the book to use at the track. Won several races! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Katelin
If I was to rate this against other handicapping books then I would lower the rating, but I review it against what it is intended to do for the reader. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Big Stu
Dandylionbooks excellently delivered a nearly perfect, used copy of "Betting on Horse Racing for Dummies": five (5) stars.Published 2 months ago by Derek Bruno