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Old 10-27-2017, 12:34 PM   #1
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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None, all are outdated.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)

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