Betting on Horse Racing for Dummies (Paperback)

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Betting on Horse Racing for Dummies (Paperback)


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
  • 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.
Richard Eng, a former researcher/writer for ABC Sports, has been involved in thoroughbred horse racing for more than 20 years. He currently hosts a radio show on horse racing.
Product Details ISBN: 9780764578403
ISBN-10: 0764578405
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: April 1st, 2005
Pages: 362
Language: English
Series: For Dummies