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strapper
11-26-2008, 01:10 PM
Nothing to do with handicapping (for the most part) but what is your favorite Dick Francis novel? I was also a fan of the episodes they did for British tv. My personal fav book....not sure I have one, like most of 'em!

cj
11-26-2008, 01:11 PM
I can't remember the name, but it is the one about a guy that has a betting system that works.

Tom Barrister
11-26-2008, 01:28 PM
I can't remember the name, but it is the one about a guy that has a betting system that works.

That would be "Twice Shy", one of the few stories that Francis didn't write in the first-person perspective.

Indulto
11-26-2008, 04:14 PM
"For Kicks" hands down. Story of a race fixer who conditions his thoroughbreds to fear for their lives when they hear a silent dog whistle that he blows when they're in the stretch. Not for PETA members.

cnollfan
11-26-2008, 05:34 PM
Nerve.

ldiatone
11-26-2008, 05:44 PM
i like the book about the horse that would win, and the owner let the horse run on a farm till the next race. same book, guy finds a race horse in the south on a farm, bring it back and refreshes it. wow! can't remember the name.
ldiat

Alyblakester
11-27-2008, 01:32 AM
LONGSHOT! Of course. :)

JohnnyBatTBD
12-01-2008, 11:25 AM
That one armed ex-jockey turned detective was something else.