How to Pick a Winner

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Awa Press, Oct 1, 2004 - Reference - 116 pages
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Released for the 2004 Melbourne Cup, this guide provides astute observations and hilarious insights for both racing amateurs and seasoned racing and betting pros. Celebrating "the sport of kings," this insider's view explores the personalities, scandals, oddities, joys of ownership, social divisions, betting systems, and how it all began—blame King Charles II—while offering sound advice to newcomers.
 

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Contents

Why this book is a lie
1
How racing got started in New Zealand
15
Why trotting is different
29
So you want to be an owner?
47
My mothers superior system
61
Some juicy racing scandals
83
Some unusual characters of the turf
99
Acknowledgements
115
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About the author (2004)

\Mary Mountier is the author and editor of six books on horse-racing and thoroughbreds. She is a former member of New Zealand’s Totalisator Agency Board, a betting regulatory agency, and a recipient of a national medal for services to racing.

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