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StormAgain
06-18-2016, 09:14 PM
Anyone read this one yet?

https://store.drf.com/stores/1/CASHING_BIG_ON_RACING_S_BIGGES_P20826C1023.cfm

CincyHorseplayer
06-19-2016, 01:16 AM
No but thanks for hip-ing me to it.

Zaf
06-19-2016, 01:38 AM
Steve has been very quiet lately, was wondering what was up with him ?

Z

SandyW
06-19-2016, 01:53 AM
Excellent book with very helpful information on playing and planning for big days of racing. I give it five stars.

EMD4ME
06-19-2016, 02:02 AM
I have an angle to add to the book :D

Smash any second time starter that ships to CD on Derby day, that is trained by Avilla and looks to have been given 1 in his/her 1st start in Cali :cool:

StormAgain
06-19-2016, 10:21 AM
Excellent book with very helpful information on playing and planning for big days of racing. I give it five stars.

Nice! I'll have to pick up a copy.

Tom
06-19-2016, 11:15 AM
I saw that advertised before the Derby, but couldn't find it anywhere.
Thanks for the head's up.

dogkatcher
06-19-2016, 01:35 PM
Steve has been very quiet lately, was wondering what was up with him ?

Z
I read him every week in the Las Vegas publication "Gaming Today". I believe he also gives seminars at some of the casinos on Big Race Days.

Pensacola Pete
06-23-2016, 08:24 PM
I haven't seen it, but if Davidowitz wrote it, it has to be useful, in my opinion.

Parkview_Pirate
06-23-2016, 11:00 PM
Steve has been very quiet lately, was wondering what was up with him ?

Z

Here's the link to the thread about his effort to write a book on his youth, raising funds on Kickstarter - from several years ago now. Some interesting comments on Davidowitz, along with the usual PA banter.

http://www.paceadvantage.com/forum/showthread.php?t=105685

I'm a fan of his handicapping books. I've ordered a copy of "Cashing Big" and will provide a review once I get it.

Tom
06-23-2016, 11:16 PM
I read him every week in the Las Vegas publication "Gaming Today". I believe he also gives seminars at some of the casinos on Big Race Days.

Thanks for the heads up - never came across Gaming today. :ThmbUp:

RaceBookJoe
06-24-2016, 04:20 PM
Thanks for the heads up - never came across Gaming today. :ThmbUp:

If its the one I am thinking of, its a small free newspaper that you can find in some ( maybe all ? ) of the sports/race books in town. It comes out, or used to come out either on Tues or Weds?, I would grab it from time to time at Sunset Station. Usually has a page dedicated to horse racing including a " horses to watch " section. The paper itself talked about gaming overall, both in vegas and around the country/world. Sections about keno, poker, slots etc.

Parkview_Pirate
06-25-2016, 03:26 PM
Here's the link to Davidowitz's articles on Gaming Today. During football season, I download their weekly mag in PDF format. Good content on the Vegas scene.

http://www.gamingtoday.com/articles/index/author:1178

WoxFan
06-26-2016, 01:52 PM
If the info in the book is so great, why is it for sale at that price? Would it not cause his roi on the plays to go down? I subscribed to his site grade one racing and felt ripped off in the end and won't give him another penny.

ultracapper
06-26-2016, 07:16 PM
HAHAHA!!!

Steve Davidowitz is an ambassador of the game. I doubt he puts his ROI ahead of any help he can provide for the game as a whole.

PhantomOnTour
06-26-2016, 07:29 PM
HAHAHA!!!

Steve Davidowitz is an ambassador of the game. I doubt he puts his ROI ahead of any help he can provide for the game as a whole.
I don't doubt it for a second

outofthebox
06-27-2016, 06:33 PM
If the info in the book is so great, why is it for sale at that price? Would it not cause his roi on the plays to go down? I subscribed to his site grade one racing and felt ripped off in the end and won't give him another penny.I have finished it. It has no handicapping angles or lessons. Just strategies of his own and some of the well known tournament players around how to structure tickets. At least that's my take on it.

Parkview_Pirate
06-28-2016, 02:11 PM
I have finished it. It has no handicapping angles or lessons. Just strategies of his own and some of the well known tournament players around how to structure tickets. At least that's my take on it.

Looks like that so far - sort of a combo of Crist's exotic wagering strategies, and habits of successful bettors.

Part 1 describes the premise of the book - the lack of dumb money in today's pools, and how the "big days" of a track's card with plenty of stakes races provide the most lucrative opportunity. Davidowitz also mentions some details around his background, including some health issues.

Part 2 contains responses from eight other pros on the same set of questions about their approach when playing the "big days". Davidowitz answers these questions as well, and there's a reprint of the Paulick Report interview with Andy Serling.

Part 3 contains more details on betting exotics, by wager type. There's also some appendices with additional info.

My first impression is that if I picked this book up off the shelf at the bookstore, I'd buy it because it does contain numerous examples of handicapping with relevant PPs. I'm a fan of his, and his other books are well worth the investment. What I've read so far does provide some insight on what constitutes a "value" race or bet, so if nothing else you can avoid the wagers the whales are making..... :)

I'll provide some more feedback when I've read all of it.

Parkview_Pirate
06-28-2016, 02:15 PM
If the info in the book is so great, why is it for sale at that price? Would it not cause his roi on the plays to go down? I subscribed to his site grade one racing and felt ripped off in the end and won't give him another penny.

I haven't seen too many posts about that Grade 1 Racing site, but I suspect that you would be hard pressed to find a selection service that worked well over time. Just the nature of those beasts. I'm always suspicious of anyone selling their plays, especially in football.

Tom
06-29-2016, 01:19 PM
Thanks for the review - nothing I'd be interested in.
You saved me $25.

Beer's on me.....if you ever find me! :lol::lol::lol: