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Apr 12, 1987
| ISBN 9780345336484
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Apr 12, 1987 | ISBN 9780345336484
A by-the-numbers guide to the sport of thoroughbred horse racingJay Hovdey’s fascinating and easy-to-follow look at the Sport of Kings puts the complex racing game into a refreshing new light. His facts, figures, and commentary can help you:• Compare the horses. From the past and present greats to the almost 80,000 thoroughbreds that race every year—how can you tell a good horse from a great horse? • Compare the jockeys. From Angel Cordero to Willie Shoemaker—what kinds of races are they most likely to win?• Compare the trainers. Who are the specialists? What kinds of horses do they win with?• Understand handicapping. The significance—or insignificance—of betting systems. What do big-time handicappers look for in a horse race? Learn to be an informed—and improved—handicapper. It’s a safe wager that everyone from equine experts to once-a-year punters will know the races better, bet the races with more confidence, and enjoy the races like never once they read this book.
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