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Betting the Kentucky Derby: How to Wager and Win on America's Biggest Horse Race Paperback – April, 2008
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Beaumont Stakes, Maker's Mark Mile,
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Suburban Handicap June Colonial Downs All Along Stakes, Colonial Turf Cup June Churchill Downs Stephen Foster Handicap June Prairie Meadows Iowa Oaks June Hollywood Park Hollywood Gold Cup July Hastings Lt. Governor's Handicap July Woodbine King Edward July Belmont Park Dwyer Stakes July Calder Princess Rooney Handicap, Smile Sprint Handicap, Carry Back Stakes July Monmouth Park United Nations July Hollywood Park American Oaks, Triple Bend Handicap,
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Crosby Handicap July Saratoga Whitney Handicap, Go For Wand,
Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, Diana
Handicap, Jim Dandy August Saratoga Alabama, King's Bishop, Travers, Sword Dancer Invitational August Del Mar Del Mar Handicap, Pacific
Classic August Mountaineer Park West Virginia Derby August Monmouth Park Oceanport Stakes, Matchmaker Stakes, Haskell Invitational August Arlington Park Secretariat Stakes, Arlington Million,
Beverly D. Stakes September Saratoga Woodward, Forego Handicap,
Spinaway Stakes, Hopeful Stakes September Philadelphia Park Pennsylvania Derby September Del Mar Del Mar Futurity, Del Mar Debutante
Stakes September Belmont Park Man o' War, Ruffian Handicap, Futurity Stakes, Gazelle Stakes, Brooklyn Handicap,
Jockey Club Gold Cup, Beldame Stakes, Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, Vosburgh Stakes,
Flower Bowl Invitational, Kelso Handicap September Santa Anita Yellow Ribbon Stakes, Oak Leaf Stakes,
Goodwood Handicap, Norfolk Stakes September Woodbine Woodbine Mile, Canadian Stakes, Summer
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Juvenile Stakes, Kentucky Cup Sprint,
Turfway Stakes September Hawthorne Hawthorne Gold Cup October Breeders' Cup October Keeneland Darley Alcibiades Stakes, Sycamore
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Handicap December Calder My Charmer Handicap, Tropical Turf
Handicap December Hollywood Park Hollywood Starlet, CashCall Futurity Every year, around the start of the Triple Crown season and before the Breeders' Cup, acclaimed author and handicapper James Quinn writes an article about the necessity of having a fat wallet in preparation for a realistic assault on these upcoming big-race days. After all, these are the days when potential boxcar exotic scores exist and there are plenty of ripe apples in the betting basket. This sound money-management advice is one that the average handicapper and player should adhere to. In fact, I'd even go so far as to recommend that you cut out Quinn's annual betting-advice column and give it a permanent space on the refrigerator next to the household-chore wish list that's collecting dust. Although each handicapper's betting platform and financial comfort zone differs, do what you can to fatten your bankroll for these types of big-race days - even if it means sitting on the betting sidelines for several weeks. Remember: It only takes a few races and one special afternoon to make up for months of missed photos and tough beats.
From the Back Cover
Charles Hayward, President and CEO of New York Racing Association
"The Kentucky Derby, with its profusion of information for the player but nevertheless its high average mutuel, is proof that we confront a game of information management. This new volume by Dean Keppler is the antidote to information overload. Yes, there's a lot here to mull over, but Keppler sorts it out and steers us to what is truly essential."
Mark Cramer, author of Scared Money, Kinky Handicapping, and editor of the monthly C & X Racing Report
"The unique wagering potential of America's biggest horse race is neatly summarized in Betting the Kentucky Derby, an essential how-to guide that unravels one of the year's most challenging races. Handicapping author Dean Keppler provides necessary tools to identify contenders, and establishes rational parameters for horseplayers to use in making their own decisions. Though Betting the Kentucky Derby is geared toward the first Saturday in May, its value covers the entire racing calendar."
Brad Free, handicapper for Daily Racing Form
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If you have never bet on horse's before this is a good starting point. It's very basic and gives you an overview of how to bet in general. Read morePublished on May 24, 2009 by Tendai J. James
Great book. Not really for the beginning bettor. But once you get the basics, it is helpful with exotic betting. Timely arrival.Published on March 31, 2009 by pbruney61