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Redboard 10-27-2017 12:34 PM

Books for Newbies
 
For a newbie to the game, which books would you recommend them reading before going to the track? You can select up to three. If you have a suggestion not on this list, please keep it to a book that’s still in print.

You may be wondering why I made a poll out of this and didn’t just ask the question. Well, when just asking the question, people will tend to not suggest a book if it’s already been mentioned and readers won’t get a feel for what’s the most recommended.

In case there’s a problem reading the options, here’s my complete list:

Picking Winners: A Horseplayer's Guide by Andrew Beyer 1994
Betting on Horse Racing For Dummies by Richard Eng
The Winning Horseplayer by Andrew Beyer 2007
Betting Thoroughbreds by Steven Davidovitz and Andrew Beyer 1997
Exotic Betting by Steven Crist 2006
Bet With the Best by Andrew Beyer and Steve Davidowitz 2001
Getting the Best of It by David Sklansky 1997
How to WIN the PICK 6 by Steven Kolb 2009
Betting Thoroughbreds for the 21st Century by Steve Davidowitz and Steven Crist 2009
Finding The Hidden Horse: Tips, tricks, angles and secrets by William Davidson 2017
The Blood-Horse Authoritative Guide to Betting Thorougbreds by the Blood-Horse staff 2005
Profitable Horse Race Betting Using Stock Market Techniques by Aaron Ainslie and Woodbine Mike 2015
Secrets of Professional Turf Betting by Robert L Bacon 1952
Commonsense Betting by Dick Mitchell 1995
Overlay, Overlay by Bill Heller 2004
Thoroughbred Cycles by Mark Cramer 1990
Handicapping 101 by Brad Free 2004
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Betting on Horses by Sharon B. Smith 1998
Beyer on Speed by Andrew Beyer 2012
Trifecta: The Business of Betting Thoroughbreds by Bobby Zen 2012
Finding an Edge: A 21st century book for 21st century by Ron Loftus 2014
Winning without Thinking by Nick Mordin 2002
Six Secrets of Successful Bettors by Frank R. Scatoni and Peter Thomas Fornatale 2005
Money Secrets At The Racetrack Paperback by Barry Meadow 2000
Smarter Bets - The Exacta Way by Keith Hoffman 2013
Betting Maidens and 2-Year-Olds by Dan Illman 2005
Winning Horseracing Handicapping by Chuck Badone 1999
The Power of Early Speed by Steve Klein 2005
Modern Pace Handicapping by Tom Brohamer 2000
None, just go to the track.
None, all are outdated.
Other (please specify)

sydr 10-27-2017 01:39 PM

specify other
 
Horse Racing Logic by Glendon Jones

thaskalos 10-27-2017 02:50 PM

PLAYING NO-LIMIT HOLD'EM AS A BUSINESS ...by Rob Tucker

jasperson 10-27-2017 02:52 PM

Scientific Handicapping
 
This book was copyrighted in 1963 but it contains almost all of our present day handicapping tools. It had speed and pace figure,weight earnings,trainer,jockey % and all in a clear concise manner. It only has 190 pages and is a quick read.

ldiatone 10-27-2017 05:24 PM

overlay overlay i missed it

green80 10-27-2017 05:51 PM

Maxims and Methods of Pittsburg Phil, written over 100 years ago and 90% of it still holds true today. In my opinion, best book ever written on the game.

betovernetcapper 10-27-2017 06:50 PM

Something I've observed from newbies is they will ask sometimes ask questions they are clearly derived from books that are a quarter of a century or more old. A typical question would be "When I add the variant # to the speed rating then...........". If a book is more then say 5 years old, it's probably best to hold it with a little cynicism. The game has changed a great deal since Tom Ainsley and it's changing everyday. Reading the classics is to be encouraged but in reading them remember the game has changed and will continue to. :)

Quesmark 10-27-2017 09:52 PM

My "other" selection is:

The Handicapper's Condition Book, Revised: An Advanced Treatment of Thoroughbred Class
Dec 12, 2000
by James Quinn

fellowmen 10-27-2017 09:58 PM

Winners File Henry Kuck

crestridge 10-28-2017 01:01 AM

Pace Makes The Race by Tom Hambleton

The Four Quarters Of Horse Investing by Steve Fierro

Extreme Pace Handicapping by Randy Giles

Calibration Handicapping by Jim Lehane

Math texts on ratios/regressions to the mean/knowledge of Excel

CincyHorseplayer 10-28-2017 01:07 AM

Superior Handicapping, Fat Stacks, and the Bliss of the Degenerate Side of Horseplaying-Cincyhorseplayer.

garyscpa 10-28-2017 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Quesmark (Post 2235302)
My "other" selection is:

The Handicapper's Condition Book, Revised: An Advanced Treatment of Thoroughbred Class
Dec 12, 2000
by James Quinn

This was my other.

Whosonfirst 10-28-2017 10:18 AM

Winning At The Track
 
For newbies, Winning At The Track, by David Christopher. I don't know if it's related to the software program or website of the same name, but it may be. Not sure why Mr. Christopher's name isn't attached to website, unless he's passed on. This little book is 30 years old, and while it doesn't always hone in on one winner, it does a good job at identifying exactas, tri's and supers. His use of speed ratings changed my mind on what's decent form vs. some of the more traditional definitions. From memory, he relies mostly on last race, or occasionally 2nd last race. I admit to thinking it was too simplistic on first look, but then I saw how it worked.

hracingplyr 10-28-2017 11:10 AM

Sale
 
I have both Calibration Handicapping and Power Pace I will sell at a discount.

reckless 10-28-2017 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hracingplyr (Post 2235385)
I have both Calibration Handicapping and Power Pace I will sell at a discount.

I am very interested in both, especially Calibration Handicapping. Please PM the details. Thanks.


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