Picking Winners: A Horseplayer's Guide
Just as football evolved with the introduction of the forward pass and basketball with the development of the jump shot, so too was handicapping forever changed by the use of speed figures--and it all started with Andrew Beyer's Picking Winners. This edition features a new foreword in which the author discusses the changes that have swept the sport since the book's original publication. Picking Winners remains a classic in the field of thoroughbred racing.
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When this book first came out it revolutionized the sport of horse race handicapping with its clear methodical and empirical way to rate past performances on any track against any company. Known as ... Read full review
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