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Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:35:00 GMT
smaller horse population as its 2011 meet nears an end was cited for cancellation of live racing Oct. 27 at Thistledown. “Trainers who entered for Thursday will have the option to re-enter for Friday (Oct. 28),” racing secretary Bill Couch said.
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 00:09:00 GMT
Federal Opposition leader Tony Abbott was one of the throng of racing fans watching as spring carnival candidates work at Flemington as part of Breakfast With the Stars. With Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Perth for the Commonwealth Heads of Government
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 01:36:00 GMT
- Like this? Subscribe to get instant updates. Mike Repole's Breeders' Cup Classic hopefuls, Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty, made an uneventful trip from Belmont to Churchill Downs this morning, and are now happily ensconced in Todd Pletcher's Louisville
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:35:00 GMT
Photo: Coady Photography/Oaklawn Park Terry Wallace Terry Wallace, who retired as Oaklawn Park’s track announcer in June after 37 seasons of racing, will be among the 2012 class of inductees into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in February 2012.
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:35:00 GMT
Ballydoyle, the racing arm of Coolmore, confirmed Oct. 24 that So You Think (NZ) is being pointed toward the Nov. 5 Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. Annemarie O’Brien, the wife of trainer Aidan O’Brien, stated via her Twitter
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 00:37:00 GMT
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Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:35:00 GMT
Turallure working at Keeneland 10/24/2011 Hopefuls for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships were on the work tab Oct. 24 at Keeneland and Santa Anita Park, including Euroears, who scorched five furlongs in :56.60 at the Southern California racetrack.
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:35:00 GMT
8:56 Moody Racing's Peter Moody is a Caulfield Trainer for the super star Black Caviar. Peter expands on thoughts of the Cox Plate, how Black Caviar is doing, how Peter feels about meeting the talented Sepoy, and if there is a chance for Black Caviar to
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 00:13:00 GMT
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Tue, 25 Oct 2011 01:56:00 GMT
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Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:35:00 GMT
The president of Ellis Park said Oct. 24 he believes implementation of Instant Racing early next year could help the Henderson, Ky., track attract some of the customers in the area who have been whetting their gambling appetite by going to a nearby
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:35:00 GMT
England coach Steve McNamara has backed prop James Graham to be a superstar in the NRL with Canterbury next season.The 26-year-old St Helens forward will link up with the Bulldogs after the Four Nations tournament in the UK next month, and McNamara
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 00:08:00 GMT
It could be argued that 2011 has been horse racing's least appealing year since 2002 when Azeri captured Horse of the Year honors. At least in that year there was a hint of Triple Crown excitement when War Emblem won both the Kentucky Derby and the
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 01:18:00 GMT
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Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:35:00 GMT
Ohio horseman Robert Butzer died Oct. 16 in Canton, Ohio, after a period of declining health. He was 85. A Marine during World War II, Butzer was a member of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. He started in Quarter Horse racing before
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:35:00 GMT
Lisa Underwood announced Oct. 24 she will step down as executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to take a job with Wyatt, Tarrant, and Combs, a Lexington law firm for which she had worked previously. Underwood will begin her new job as
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 01:56:00 GMT
ABC's Gruen Planet will be out to convince Australians to ignore the Melbourne Cup this Wednesday night. The show will explore a number of questions including how much companies pay for celebrities attendance at race events, what the responsibilities
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 00:08:00 GMT
Rick Porter of Fox Hill Farm received good news Monday morning about his Breeders' Cup Classic candidate Havre de Grace. Trainer Larry Jones told Porter about the four-year-old's five-furlong workout at Keeneland."Larry just called me and said she worked
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 01:16:00 GMT
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Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:46:00 GMT
Burgundy became the 80th stakeswinner for champion sire Redoute's Choice when he led all the way in the G1 Canterbury Stakes at Riccarton in New Zealand. It was the third win from as many starts for the strapping 3YO son of Group 1 winner Grand Echezeaux
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:33:00 GMT
Sydney's premier trainer Chris Waller feels it will be an injustice if his AJC Metropolitan winner The Verminator misses out on a start in next Tuesday's Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Despite The Verminator 's comprehensive win in the Group One
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:58:00 GMT
Australian-owned German raider Lucas Cranach Taken from / By: Google Images Australian-owned German raider Lucas Cranach has overcome a foot abscess and is being fitted for racing plates in preparation for Tuesday's $6.2 million Melbourne Cup at
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 00:44:00 GMT
Choosing the Proper for your Fun Weekend The Kentucky Derby is an event that happens every single year in Louisville, Kentucky at Churchill Downs. It is the first leg of the Triple Crown and it is a tradition to wear one of the many choices of to the
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 00:20:00 GMT
Lightly raced mare Sassy Bay will appreciate dropping in grade for today's Cardinia Club Handicap (race 7) at Pakenham. The lightly-raced mare has been racing in tougher grade of late and heading back to the country today she looks hard beat in RB72
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 01:30:00 GMT
The much underrated Stephen Donald - who kicked the winning penalty in NZ's 8-7 win over France. The All Blacks (New Zealand) rugby team might have been crowned World champions after defeating France 8-7 in a titanic battle in the World Cup Rugby Final
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 00:20:00 GMT
In-form mare Exceed And Excite will give her backers a big sight in the final race at Seymour today – the Centrebet.com Get Out Handicap (race 8). Photo by Racing and Sports The mare is shooting for a hat-trick of wins and despite a wide gate will take
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:35:00 GMT
Rags-to-riches California-bred Caracortado, prepping for the Nov. 5 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (gr. II) at Churchill Downs, worked five furlongs on Santa Anita Park’s main track Oct. 23 in a minute under regular rider Joe Talamo. Caracortado worked in
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 00:09:00 GMT
is a loving look at country Victoria, via its race meetings. Led by locals, it explores the charm and character of country Victoria and revels in the people and places that make it unique. Here is a sample of its wares, featuring this Saturday's
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:54:00 GMT
Three-year-old colts Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty both arrived safely at Churchill Downs on Monday morning from New York. Owned by Mike Repole, the two stakes winners are expected to start in the Breeders' Cup Classic on November 5."Everyone arrived in
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 00:47:00 GMT
Day one statistics Offered: 282 Sold: 224 (79%; 2010: 76%) Aggregate: 3,855,700gns (+-13%) Average: 17,213gns (-13%) Median: 9,250gns (+6%) Leading buyer by total: Anthony Stroud, one bought for 250,000gns Leading consignor by total: Fitzroy House
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 00:08:00 GMT
Less than two weeks remain until the Breeders' Cup World Championships and Havre de Grace maintains her position atop the NTRA Thoroughbred Poll. The four-year-old filly has held the position since the first week of September.Owned by Rick Porter's Fox
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Thunder and Reins THUNDER AND REINS: A Documentary Film What does it take to be a Kentucky Derby Winning Jockey? Experience through the eyes of the jockeys this first-ever glimpse into what it takes to prepare for, and win the Kentucky Derby. Feel the glory of the winner's circle and the thrills of overcoming the challenges -- both physical and mental -- of the world's greatest horse race. Share the emotions of fear and exhilaration as expressed by jockeys' wives Rita Santos and Sheila Day as they balance the constant dangers with the incredible feeling of victory that affect the families of jockeys in Thoroughbred horse racing. Enjoy the unique perspectives of racing journalists Billy Reed and Joe Drape as they discuss some of the toughest, intelligent, and most competitive athletes on the planet -- Derby winning jockeys. Discover the secrets of Derby winning teams as renowned trainers Mack Miller, Carl Nafzger and John Ward reveal what it takes to win the fastest two minutes in sports at Churchill Downs. Witness for yourself the strength, stamina and, above all else, courage required of these fearless warriors who wage battle on the first Saturday in May in The Kentucky Derby.

Director: Bruce J. Skinner
DVD: NTSC
Company: Skinner & Company, Inc. (2007-01-01)
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Laffit: All About Winning From humble beginnings in Panama, watch as the determined Laffit takes the American horse racing world by storm. Unforgettable moments including Laffit's duel with legendary jockey Bill Shoemaker, a tragic fall that might have meant the end, induction into the Hall Of Fame, and a glorious win at the Kentucky Derby make this documentary an inspirational tale of triumph against great odds. As Laffit himself would often say, "Quitting is the only time you lose for sure!"

Director: Jim Wilson
DVD: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD, NTSC
Company: Genius Entertainment (2006-04-25)
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Ruffian Academy Award nominee Sam Shepard stars in the extraordinary true story of the greatest filly racehorse of all time, RUFFIAN. Undefeated in her first ten races, Ruffian is fast on her way to becoming one of the most successful thoroughbreds in horse racing history. Yet as the two-year-old's reputation continues to grow, so does the pressure to enter her in a one-on-one match against the 1975 Kentucky Derby-winning colt, Foolish Pleasure. Despite the growing concerns of her trainer Frank Whiteley (Shepard), Ruffian takes on what will be the most momentous race of her life, a neck-and-neck battle of the sexes, that only the best horse can win. BONUS FEATURES: On-the-set Documentary, SportsCentury Interview with Bill Nack , Includes 9 Amazing Races!, SportsCentury Flashback - Ruffian, and A Tribute to Ruffian & Barbaro

DVD: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD, NTSC, Widescreen
Company: ESPN Original Entertainment (2007-06-12)
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Run for the Roses: the Kentucky Derby and the Business of Horse Racing Amazon Instant Video:
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The First Saturday in May The Hennegan brothers follow six trainers from varying parts of the country on their prize 2005 horses’ journeys through various graded stakes to the Kentucky Derby. Both joy and heartbreak are present in this film, often shown by the same trainers and their families, concerning their horses’ stances going into, coming out of, and after the Derby (if they even make it). Of 40,000 foals ever year, only 20 will make the Derby, and the Hennegan brothers follow six remarkable stories along their paths to defying the odds.

Director: The Hennegan Brothers, John Hennegan, Brad Hennegan
DVD: Color, DVD, Widescreen, NTSCFIRST SATURDAY IN MAY, THE (DVD MOVIE)
Company: Indieblitz Releasing (2009-12-08)
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Women in American Horse Racing Director: John J. Ronan
DVD: NTSC
Company: American Storyboard (2007-04-03)
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History -- Win, Place, Show: The History In this feature-length history of American thoroughbred horse racing, we focus on the careers of great horses--Man o' War, Whirlaway, Citation, Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and more--and the owners, jockeys, trainers, and events that define the country's oldest spectator sport. With the Sport of Kings in the midst of another Triple Crown drought--the last was won in 1978--we also follow efforts to train the next champion.

This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.

DVD: NTSC
Company: A&E Television Networks (2008-07-17)
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The Life & Times of Secretariat, an American Racing Legend The only complete and authorized story of the most famous race horse of our time – Secretariat. This is the Official Secretariat DVD licensed by owner Penny Chenery. This commemorative issue is actually three videos in one. It features the original critically acclaimed ESPN retrospective chronicling Secretariat's life and legacy, a full feature documentary of Big Red's last race in the Canadian International at Woodbine PLUS recently discovered footage of the champion from 20 of his career races including his phenomenal 1973 Triple Crown victories shown in their entirety.

This comprehensive DVD is full of interesting film clips, interviews, and historical information. It traces his days as a foal at the Meadow Stud Farm, Doswell, Virginia though his death in the fall of 1989 at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky. Along the way you’ll see some of the most amazing achievements in the history of the sport. Follow Secretariat’s run to glory through the 1973 Triple Crown as he became the first horse in a quarter of a century to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. Hear from those closest to this equine hero with exclusive interviews from owner Penny Chenery, Hall of Fame trainer Lucien Laurin and jockey Ron Turcotte. Racing fans will appreciate the poignant documentary "Big Red’s Last Race" as well as the complete collection of original racing footage from his storied career.

Enjoy this fantastic tribute to the world’s most legendary and loved Thoroughbred – Secretariat. Total playing time: 112 minutes.

Director: Leonard Lusky
DVD: Color, Full length, NTSC
Company: Secretariat.com (2005-11-01)
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Kentucky Derby Greatest Moments The Kentucky Derby... the history, the mystery, the magic. It is the traditon of the Twin Spires and mint juleps on the first Saturday in May - where the sun shines bright on clubhouse celebrities, infield revelers, and full-fledged Kentucky Colonels amidst a spectacle of pageantry and tradition from the legendary Churchill Downs. With hardboot trainers and hard-riding jockeys carrying the hopes and colors from the mightiest racing families or the dreams of a single-horse stable, the Derby equalizes all contenders in the Run for the Roses, chasing the gold and glory that can go to just one winner who proves the swiftest and strongest on this single most important day. The Kentucky Derby has been run since 1875, more than 130 times without interruption - well into a second century and still counting with a heritage that carries a tale for every triumph. These are the magical memories of the world's most legendary horse race, the stories we most remember and cherish - the landmarks along a landscape of Thoroughbred excellence... these are the Kentucky Derby's Greatest Moments. From the fighting finish of 1933 to the inspiring triumph of the beloved Barbaro, this signature video features the most memorable moments of the Kentucky Derby. Witness the time-honored performances from the iconic names in racing history, like War Admiral, Citation, Affirmed, and the immortal Secretariat. This comprehensive collection of archival Derby footage and photography brought together for the first time is the ultimate officially licensed Kentucky Derby DVD.

Director: Leonard Lusky
DVD: Color, DVD, Full Screen, NTSCOfficially Licensed, Highest Quality Recording
Company: Moonlight Press Video (2008-11-03)
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Champions Just as British jockey Bob Champion is in the middle of a vacation in Kentucky, he finds out he has cancer, and, like others before him, submits to the full, painful treatments of multiple injections and radiation, suffering as much or more from the cure as from the illness. Gaunt and nauseous, Champion also endures realistic meetings with his doctors who hold forth no guarantee of a cure. His eventual remission leads to yet another grueling physical schedule to get him back into shape for the Grand National Steeplechase.

DVD: Color, DVD, Full Screen, NTSC
Company: Lions Gate (2007-05-29)
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Amazon.com Books: horse racing
Handicapping 101: A Horse Racing Primer Is it really possible to wager and win at the racetrack? Free's resounding answer is yes--horseplayers can and do win! This paperback edition includes an entire new chapter on synthetic racing surfaces, updated and current past performances and charts, an index for easier reference, and all of the enduring handicapping factors presented in the hard cover. Handicapping 101 gives both the novice and seasoned player the handicapping foundation required to succeed.

Author: Brad Free
Paperback: 224 pages
Company: Daily Racing Form (2007-07-23)
ISBN: 1932910808
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Thoroughbred Champions: Top 100 Racehorses of the 20th Century
Follows The Blood-Horse's Top 100 list, beginning with Man o' War in the No. 1 spot and ending with Blue Larkspur at No. 100.


Paperback: 256 pages
Company: The Blood-Horse (1999-12)
ISBN: 1581500246
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Dark Horse DARK HORSE and Special Bonus Short Story, PONY RIDES

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DARK HORSE, a novel of suspense

“A terrific tale of murder and mayhem set on the Quarter Horse racing circuit in the American Southwest. Watch out, Dick Francis!”
—New York Times Bestselling Author J.A. JANCE

Despite the accidents plaguing his racing business, horse breeder Coke McCallister was sure that Shameless, his prized filly, would put him back on top. But now Coke is dead, and his daughter Dakota returns to Arizona determined to sell Black Oak. Dakota is not prepared for the bittersweet memories that greet her, and she really isn’t prepared to see her ex-husband, Clay Pearce. Although she has every reason to distrust him, who else can she turn to in an atmosphere fraught with danger? Who else can she confide in when her life is threatened by an unseen stalker?

When Dakota enters the filly Shameless in the All American Futurity, a desperate killer lays a trap. And on the eve of the race, Dakota learns the shattering truth. If she runs the filly to restore her father’s good name, her actions could bring down Black Oak and everything with it.
And she could lose her life.

>As featured in THE QUARTER RACING JOURNAL and THE QUARTER HORSE JOURNAL

“DARK HORSE brings readers smack dab to the center of the complex and fascinating world of horse breeding and racing, and will take readers on an intense and nerve-shattering ride that is bound to please.”
—ROMANTIC TIMES

“DARK HORSE should put Falk in the Winner’s Circle.”
—New York Times Bestselling Author TONY HILLERMAN

“…joins the ranks of Nora Roberts and Janet Dailey with her wonderfully fresh tale of mystery and romance. A book rich in character and place, where the reader experiences firsthand the fascinating world of Quarter Horse racing and the mélange of people drawn to it. DARK HORSE marks the arrival of a most welcome new talent in romantic suspense. Gripping. Satisfying. A keeper!”
—CAROL DAVIS LUCE, author of THE NIGHT STALKER, NIGHT PREY, and NIGHT PASSAGE.

“Suspense and romance combined with the excitement of Quarter Horse racing and thrill of competing in a million-dollar race make DARK HORSE a winner.”
—AMY OWENS, THE QUARTER HORSE JOURNAL


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“I finished reading DARK HORSE last night (at 3 AM). I loved it and couldn’t put it down. … I had to tell you how much I enjoyed it and thank you for writing it. There isn’t a boring page in it. You have it Just Right. Thanks again – I’m glad I found you.”
—Alva B.

“I wanted to tell you of my recent excitement in reading your novel DARK HORSE. I purchased it because of the attractive cover and the praise of Judy Jance… a great lady and a wonderful writer. I am also a fan of Dick Francis. Your work is as good, if not better than his. … Thank you for the good read.”
—Dan M.

“I received a copy from you at the All American Futurity. I am the Navajo Indian racehorse owner from Colorado. … It was interesting to talk to you and see how you did your own track research. This research showed, as it really brings out realism in this book and makes it very enjoyable from my perspective as a horse owner.”
—Ross A.

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Author: J. Carson Black
Kindle Edition: Kindle eBook
Company: Breakaway Media (2011-01-19) (2011-01-19)
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Precision: Statistical and Mathematical Methods in Horse Racing "Precision ... Statistical and Mathematical Methods in Horse Racing" thoroughly discusses the mathematical and statistical methods in handicapping and betting techniques. Differentiations, combinatorics, normal distribution, kernel smoothing and other mathematical and statistical tools are introduced. The jargons and equations are kept to a minimum so that it is easy to understand for most readers. More than 20 professional programs are freely available to download, which can allow readers to easily apply the methodology introduced in the book.

This book can be divided into three main parts: horse handicapping (Chapters 2-6), wagering (Chapters 7-9) and theories in practices (Chapters 10-11). Chapter 1 will explain why long term gains are possible in horse racing. About horse handicapping, we will start with analysing racing forms in Chapter 2. Other handicapping factors such as weight carried, jockeys, trainers and pedigrees will be discussed in Chapter 3. Some advanced statistical methods, such as chi-square test and kernel smoothing, will be introduced in Chapter 4 to further analyse those handicapping factors discussed in previous chapters. The following two chapters are about probability estimations. In Chapter 5, normal distribution and multinominal logistic regression are introduced in estimating winning probability of each race horse. In Chapter 6, we will talk about some methods in misconceptions in estimating placed probability.

Two main concepts in wagering, Kelly criterion and hedging, will be discussed in Chapters 7 and 8. To hit exotic pools, those theories in combinatorics in Chapter 9 will definitely help the readers. The author will share his experiences in betting syndicate in Chapter 10, and tell you how to be a successful professional horseplayer in the last Chapter.

Some readers may find the mathematics in this book difficult, but the free program will take your pain away and do all the calculations. You can simply apply all the professional formulae by no more than a click, and pick your horses like an expert analyst.

As an awardee in Asian-Pacific Mathematics Olympiad, the author abandoned his career as an actuary and became a key member in a gambling syndicate. This book was reprinted in the 4th edition in Hong Kong, ranked #2 in the best-selling chart in the international Chinese weekly Yazhou Zhoukan, and now available worldwide.

Author: C X Wong
Hardcover: 282 pages
Company: Outskirts Press (2011-03-28)
ISBN: 1432768522
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Exotic Betting: How to Make the Multihorse, Multirace Bets that Win Racing's Biggest Payoffs In Exotic Betting, the horseplayer takes a colorful wagering ride by learning to maximize profits by betting on a multitude of exotic wagers including the daily double, exacta, trifecta, quinella, superfecta, pick 3, 4, and 6.

Author: Steven Crist
Hardcover: 288 pages
Company: Daily Racing Form (2006-06-13)
ISBN: 1932910921
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Betting on Horse Racing For Dummies How to enjoy a day at the races-and bet to win!
The last two years have seen a record number of Americans tune in for climatic Triple Crown races featuring Smarty Jones and Funny Cide; in 2004, television viewership jumped a whopping 61 percent over the record set in 2003, and the Belmont Stakes race itself drew a record crowd of more than 120,000! This easy-to-understand guide shows first-time visitors to the track how to enjoy the sport of horse racing-and make smart bets. It explains what goes on at the track, what to look for in horses and jockeys, how to read a racing form and do simple handicapping, and how to manage betting funds and make wagers that stand a good chance of paying off. Complete with coverage of off-track and online betting, it's just what anyone needs to play the ponies-and win!
Richard Eng (Las Vegas, NV) is a racing writer and handicapper for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a columnist for the Daily Racing Form, and the host of a horseracing radio program in Las Vegas. He was formerly a part of the ABC Sports team that covered the Triple Crown.

Author: Richard Eng
Paperback: 388 pages
Company: For Dummies (2005-04-01)
ISBN: 0764578405
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Racehorse: The Complete Guide to the World of Horse Racing
The extraordinary history of racing is brought to life with stories and images of the world’s greatest racehorses and covers everything from the three foundation sires that led to the development of the British Thoroughbred to the American Standardbred and such modern horse heroes as Nijinsky, Man o' War, Red Rum, and Desert Orchid. The contributions of the great jockeys are also explored, including living legend and nine-time derby winner Lestor Piggot and the incomparable racing superstar Frankie Dettori. This study also celebrates the world’s most spectacular racecourses and the classic races that make them household names around the world, including the English Derby at Epsom, the Kentucky Derby, and the Dubai World Cup at Nad Al Sheba. Flat racing, steeple-chasing, and harness racing are all covered in this fascinating and comprehensive guide.


Author: Elwyn Hartley Edwards
Hardcover: 192 pages
Company: Aa Publishing (2010-03-01)
ISBN: 0749558687
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How to WIN the PICK 6: Horse Racing's Big $$$ Payout Would a $400,000 Pick 6 paycheck change your life? Can your $32 ticket beat out a syndicates $12,000 wager? Are you making the smartest Pick 6 play possible? Would you be content earning a six-figure income at the racetrack: year after year? This book can pay for itself, your retirement, AND your house!

It is not a handicapping book, and it's not a "system." It is a book about learning how to routinely win monster Pick 6 paychecks. A one-of-a-kind book with 397 pages dedicated to horse racing's ultimate wager.

If you want to become wealthy playing the horses, the ONLY way to do so is to become a Pick 6 winner. A repeat Pick 6 winner. If you're a consistent loser at the racetrack, here is your opportunity to turn it all around and become a BIG winner... fast!

Millions of horseplayers just don't get it. They are losers. They fritter their money away on Exactas, Superfectas, Super High Fives and the lowly Show wager. Playing those "fun" wagers drains their bank account. They certainly aren't the wagers big winners play.

Readers of How to WIN the PICK 6 are going to "get it." They are going to put an end to their losing days by learning how to become winners. Isn't that what you want?

Readers will be educated and mentored to put winning selections on Pick 6 tickets ranging from $16 to several hundred dollars. They will be shown the amazing 3% Solution, the eye-opening 30/30/40 Rule, and other novel Pick 6 strategies to guide them toward a life of financial freedom.

Author Steven Kolb's goal is to educate readers about the intricacies of horse racing most elusive wager. If you want to be in the Winners Circle you'll need to learn how to play the Pick 6, when to play the Pick 6, where to play the Pick 6, and what to do once you start cashing in on five- and six-figure Pick 6 paychecks. All the answers to the Pick 6 puzzle are in this book; as well as lots of humor, stories, quotes and facts.

It's time. It's time to stop squandering away your wagering capital. It's time to put on your thinking cap. It's time to make the decision that you really want to be a winner. It's time to start making money - BIG money - at the racetrack. It's time to admit that the best way to make that big money is by winning the Pick 6 again and again. It's time for you to conquer horse racing's ultimate wager. It's time to win the Pick 6!

*** A MUST for Pick 4 and Pick 5 Players! *** On Twitter as MrPick6. Good luck to you and yours.

Author: Steven Kolb
Paperback: 397 pages ISBN13: 9780974402307, Condition: New, Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of books sold!
Company: Rhoven Publishing (2009-04-17)
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Not By a Long Shot: A Season at a Hard Luck Horse Track This is a gritty, passionate, insider's portrait of the blue-collar side of horse-racing.Once host to turf champions such as Seabiscuit and boisterous throngs of 40,000 spectators, Suffolk Downs, a relentless urban betting factory on the outskirts of Boston, now struggles to survive. "Sufferin' Downs" is where grizzled Thoroughbreds come to end their careers, hopeful jockeys and talented young trainers aspire against daunting odds to begin them, and a small but steadfast legion of diehard fans grinds and gambles in collective desperation against the vagaries of logic, luck and life.Long-time racing writer and aficionado TD Thornton worked at Suffolk Downs for a decade. He was granted behind-the-scenes access to racetrack life usually off limits to the general public, and during the course of one recent racing season, finally decided to write it all down.Contemporary racing literature is full of fawning portrayals of high-profile horses and humans who have achieved success in high profile events. Yet in reality, the sport's most gripping tales come from obscure characters who toil in anonymity at under-the-radar racetracks everywhere: Minimum-wage stable-hands chopping ice from frozen water buckets in pre-dawn winter darkness; grooms who sleep in stalls and cry over sick steeds that aren't worth much more than a saddle; jockeys who starve themselves for the privilege of piloting nothing but losers, and - above all - the fragile yet immeasurably tenacious Thoroughbreds running as fast as they can, as hard as they can, simply because they can."Not by a Long Shot" tells their stories. Organized around the story of a troubled comeback jockey who ends up paralyzing a good friend in a horrific racing accident, it is a deeply textured portrait of an industry where even the best in the business lose 75 percent of the time.

Author: T.D. Thornton
Paperback: 368 pages
Company: PublicAffairs (2008-04-01)
ISBN: 1586485660
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The Training Game: An Inside Look at American Racing's Top Trainers The author's first-hand investigation of some of the country's most successful and lucrative Thoroughbred-racing training facilities offers a wealth of information for handicappers and racing enthusiasts. An entire chapter is devoted to each conditioner, which uncovers many profitable training methods. These top-notch outfits have clearly separated themselves from the thousands of others struggling in this competitive business. What's their secret? What do they all have in common? Each chapter follows the trainer and his staff through a typical day of barn preparation and management, which is sure to uncover some sound wagering advice during live afternoon racing.

Author: Karen M. Johnson
Hardcover: 198 pages
Company: Daily Racing Form (2009-05-16)
ISBN: 1932910697
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