A Statistical Approach to Betting the Horse Races

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James Ross, Oct 1, 2004 - Games - 180 pages
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"A Statistical Approach to Betting the Horse Races" provides historical results from over 8,000 races and 23 racetracks. In the beginning sections, simple probability and statistics are discussed to give the reader a basic understanding of how statistics relate to gambling in general. Other basics such as morning line odds, real time odds, and the para-mutual betting system are explained. Finish position, trifecta, superfecta, and pick-3 statistical results are provided in track by track easy to read hit frequency and efficiency charts. The data is based on the final real time odds with the race favorite being the "A" horse. The next most bet horse is the "B" horse and so on to the last horse in the race.

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Simon Harris started writing animated sprites on a Commodore 64 in primary school. After a break of many years, he taught himself 80x86 and IBM System/370 assembler and started working professionally. Since then he has moved from assembler to C, C++, and, of course, Java. He believes a fundamental understanding and appreciation of algorithms is essential to developing good software; and since starting his own company, RedHill Consulting, he has managed to make a living discussing and demonstrating software development practices and techniques to anyone who will listen.

In his more than 15 years of development experience, James Ross has ranged from building packaged products to large enterprise systems to research into compilers and languages. In recent years, he has become a code quality fanatic and agile methods specialist, particularly with test-driven development. He works as a consultant for ThoughtWorks, the world's leading agile software development company. He is currently leading the development of a large J2EE project in the insurance industry in Melbourne, Australia. He lives with his wife and family in Melbourne.

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