This primer teaches the basics of betting, explaining the types of wagers from simple win, place, or show bets to exotic exactas, trifectas, and daily doubles, to how payoffs are determined, and much more.
Cashing a winning ticket at the racetrack usually takes more than luck. This primer teaches the basics of betting, explaining the types of wagers from simple win, place, or show bets to exotic exactas, trifectas, and daily doubles, to how payoffs are determined, and much more.
will help readers feel more knowledgeable and comfortable at the betting windows.
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
"Assuming no knowledge whatsoever, they take the would-be handicapper through the basics of how to read the program and the Daily Racing Form, how to understand the tote board and the array of wagers offered, and how to weigh the importance of myriad handicapping factors. With that foundation established, they introduce the reader to the fundamentals of speed, trip, and pedigree handicapping. This is not the last word on handicapping, but it provides a foundation for understanding a plethora of more sophisticated works, several of which are listed in its bibliography, which might otherwise be simply bewildering. It is an essential book for libraries in racing jurisdictions."
-Dennis Dodge, Copyright © American Library Association.
"Strongly recommended for both newcomers and intermediate bettors."
-Cindy Pierson Dulay's Horse-Races.net
"An absolutely essential read for novice gamblers, The Blood-Horse Authoritative Guide to Betting Thoroughbreds has a great deal of value for even the more experienced gambler on thoroughbred horse racing."
- Midwest Book Review