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thelyingthief
02-06-2011, 12:25 PM
Know any comprehensive (or otherwise) books about foreign racing and rating methods?

tlt-

Profiler8
02-06-2011, 04:13 PM
Hi,

there are many books about UK racing. I really like the books from Nick Mordin.
You can find many books at www.highstakes.co.uk (http://www.highstakes.co.uk) or They have nearly all the books, that were published about racing in the UK with a description. (http://www.browzersbooks.co.uk/)
Another source for old and second hand betting books from the UK is
www.browzersbooks.co.uk (http://www.browzersbooks.co.uk/) .

I hope this helps...

Greetings
Tim

thelyingthief
02-06-2011, 05:52 PM
I just purchased mordin's Winning Without Thinking, and it's very, very good.

Thanks for your comment.

Justin

Tom
02-06-2011, 08:55 PM
DRF has on by Alan Shubak that is a good overview of the various tracks there. I found it pretty helpful the last two years the BC was at SA.

http://store.drf.com/acb/stores/1/GLOBAL_RACING_P20152C1023.cfm

thelyingthief
02-07-2011, 05:18 AM
I chanced upon that title, but the Amazon reviews were pretty hostile. Something about "it's a traveler's intro to the grounds and places to stay"...

so, does it cover any handicapping insights about the time-form and such?

tlt-

Tom
02-07-2011, 08:29 AM
Not really a lot of handicapping, mostly info about how the tracks are laid out
and some how they run.

I knew little about any Euro courses, so to me, it was all new. I used it a s a reference, not a read through cover to cover.

Charlie D. might lead you to some good stuff.

thelyingthief
02-07-2011, 09:18 AM
I purchased the book (used, so..). The preview material on DRF seemed informative enough to warrant the price.

tlt-

Charlie D
02-07-2011, 10:17 AM
Hi thelyingthief

Help on understanding ratings

http://www.britishhorseracing.com/inside_horseracing/about/whatwedo/handicapping.asp


http://www.timeform.com/display_articles.asp?page=About_Timeform.asp

> How Timeform handicaps.. and Handicapping two years olds.


I suppose you could call this http://www.theracingforum.co.uk/horse-racing-forum/UK version of PA . Introduce yourself, tell them you're interested in handicapping/betting on UK racing and some of the members may be more helpful than any book you can purchase as it contains Owners, Professional Bettors, Timeform handicappers , British horseracing authority employees, racing journalists etc, etc.

thelyingthief
02-08-2011, 08:47 AM
Thanks, very helpful, excellent.

Justin