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FlatandJumps.com Horses to Follow Jumps 2014-15 (Paperback): Andrew Peers FlatandJumps.com Horses to Follow Jumps 2014-15 (Paperback)
Andrew Peers
R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Horse Racing Handicapping Books 1-4 - Angles, Tips, Advice, Handicapping Help (Paperback): Bill Peterson Horse Racing Handicapping Books 1-4 - Angles, Tips, Advice, Handicapping Help (Paperback)
Bill Peterson
R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Horseplayer II - Longshot Strategy and Angles (Paperback): Bill Peterson Horseplayer II - Longshot Strategy and Angles (Paperback)
Bill Peterson
R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
History of Old Friends - A Home for Retired Thoroughbreds (Hardcover): Rick Capone History of Old Friends - A Home for Retired Thoroughbreds (Hardcover)
Rick Capone; Foreword by Michael Blowen
R781 R608 Discovery Miles 6 080 Save R173 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Chase's Calendar of Events 2019 - The Ultimate Go-to Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months (Paperback, 62nd Edition):... Chase's Calendar of Events 2019 - The Ultimate Go-to Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months (Paperback, 62nd Edition)
of Chase's Editors
R1,757 Discovery Miles 17 570 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe! The world's date book, Chase's is the definitive day-by-day resource of what America and the world are celebrating and commemorating. From national days to celebrity birthdays, from historical anniversaries to astronomical phenomena, from award ceremonies and sporting events to religious festivals and carnivals, Chase's is the must-have reference used by experts and professionals-a one-stop shop with 12,500 entries for everything that is happening now or is worth remembering from the past. Completely updated for 2019, Chase's also features extensive appendices as well as a companion website that puts the power of Chase's at the user's fingertips. 2019 is packed with special events and observances, including *The International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements *The Transit of Mercury *National days and public holidays of every nation on Earth *Celebrations and observances of Leonardo da Vinci's 500th death anniversary *The 100th anniversary of the 1919 World Series Scandal *The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing *The 200th birthdays of Queen Victoria and Walt Whitman *The 150th birth anniversary of Mohandas Gandhi and the 100th birth anniversary of Jackie Robinson *Scores of new holidays and national days *Birthdays of new world leaders, office holders, and breakout stars *And much more! All from the reference book that NPR's Planet Money calls the "Oxford English Dictionary of holidays."

Book Four of the Winning Odds Series - Soon to be a Movie (Paperback): MaryAnn Myers Book Four of the Winning Odds Series - Soon to be a Movie (Paperback)
MaryAnn Myers
R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When an ambitious young Hollywood director sets out to document an insider view of what takes place on the backside of a Thoroughbred racetrack, the story he uncovers at Nottingham Downs is not quite what he expected to find. On the contrary.... Ben Miller says it all comes down to the integrity of the people involved. "If they don't have a genuine love for horses, they need to get out of the business. They don't belong here. It's as simple as that." "The continuing story into the lives of the memorable behind-the-scenes characters horseracing fans have come to know and love: Book Four of the Winning Odds Series Soon to be a Movie is a hit "

California Chrome - The Race To Immortality (Paperback): Michael Keneski California Chrome - The Race To Immortality (Paperback)
Michael Keneski
R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Kentucky Handicap Horse Racing - A History of the Great Weight Carriers (Hardcover): Melanie Greene Kentucky Handicap Horse Racing - A History of the Great Weight Carriers (Hardcover)
Melanie Greene
R755 R588 Discovery Miles 5 880 Save R167 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Thoroughbred Yearling Selection based on Biomechanics - Modern conformation levering (Paperback): Ross Brunt Thoroughbred Yearling Selection based on Biomechanics - Modern conformation levering (Paperback)
Ross Brunt
R1,087 R1,014 Discovery Miles 10 140 Save R73 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

You will never look at a Thoroughbred yearling or racehorse in the same way.
Based on bone structure, muscle and levering. This book explains the key body parts, and how they apply to distance-gearing, ability, athleticism, etc. Begins with the basics in layman terms building the reader's knowledge and confidence, and only then moves on to advanced detail.
Learning how sets of bones function such as the elbow and shoulder joints, wither and stifle-set, fore and hind, and much more. Simply explained with images to help the learning process.
Purchase yearlings with the critical 'racehorse specific' traits. Identify yearlings as potential precocious 2yos, early types that will train on or, improving classic types. Quickly spot obscured weaknesses and strengths that many experts miss.
Thought provoking and innovative. The book is not based on the traditional veterinary or classic textbook theory - you may not agree with everything you read, but it will get you thinking.
Written side by side with a trainer specifically to be understood by those who are coming from a basic conformation/levering knowledge base.

Southbound (Paperback, Edition ed.): Jason Beem Southbound (Paperback, Edition ed.)
Jason Beem
R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"There's a line that runs alongside our ordinary lives, just beyond the grind of things. Jason Beem's novel Southbound derails your ordinary life and shoots you into the thrill, rush, and dark brutal truths of gambling and racing. And he doesn't flinch. A glorious and visceral book. I sweat reading it."-Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Chronology of Water and Dora: A Headcase.

Based on author Jason Beem's own painful journey with a gambling addiction, Southbound follows Ryan McGuire, a horse racing announcer who faces his gambling demons on a daily basis. Just one bet could cost him everything...his job, his friends, his fans, his girlfriend, and even his own life. Despite knowing that all he loves is on the line, he succumbs to his vices and his life quickly spirals out of control. He's on a straight path southbound to rock bottom and only he has the power to stop it.

"A gritty fearless portrayal of a man in the midst of a gambling breakdown. A relapse to end all relapses. It's as horrifying as it is intense and written with a lean sharp eye."--Willy Vlautin, author of The Free and The Motel Life

"Jason Beem's Southbound begins with the drama of a close horse race - and it never lets up from there. Beem has written a smart, perceptive novel - one that is about the difficulties of addiction and recovery - but also about the yearning for love, and the ways people fill the vacancies in their lives. It's saturated with the sensory joys of the race track, and a pleasure to read." -Pauls Toutonghi, Pushcart Prize winning author of Evel Knievel Days and Red Weather

Doped - The Real Life Story of the 1960s Racehorse Doping Gang (Paperback): Jamie Reid Doped - The Real Life Story of the 1960s Racehorse Doping Gang (Paperback)
Jamie Reid 1
R291 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R51 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Doped is the gripping true-story racing thriller set in Britain in the 1950s and early 1960s. Combining a potent mix of horseracing, drugs, sex, class, crime, gambling and the monarchy, it tells the true story of one of the biggest doping scandals in British racing history. In March 1962 an audacious attempt to nobble one of the royal horses alerted police to a well organised band of racecourse criminals, backed by murderous London gangsters. The subsequent Flying Squad pursuit of the gang brought the quaintly deferential world of racing into sharp conflict with the harsher realities of the 'You've Never Had It So Good' era. This also coincided with the birth of the annual Dick Francis novel. The cast of characters is headed by William Roper, a debonair ex RAF Sergeant turned oddsmaker. His team included an ex jockey, numerous underpaid stable lads, an upper class gambling addict and a violent professional gangster who went on to face charges with the Kray twins in 1969. But the most fascinating member of Roper's firm was a beautiful and self-possessed young Swiss woman called Micheline Lugeon who became the bookmaker's lover and mistress. Short-listed for the 2013 William Hill Sports Book of the Year award.

Central Florida Thoroughbreds - A History of Horses in the Heart of Florida (Hardcover): Charlene R. Johnson Central Florida Thoroughbreds - A History of Horses in the Heart of Florida (Hardcover)
Charlene R. Johnson
R737 R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Save R161 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Thoroughbred Female Families That Have Dominated The Racing World (Paperback): Sarah A. Montgomery The Thoroughbred Female Families That Have Dominated The Racing World (Paperback)
Sarah A. Montgomery
R2,265 R2,081 Discovery Miles 20 810 Save R184 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a Special Edition of Volume 1 with updated information on the Female Families. In this book the Author shows you by example the Powerful Female Families Nicks that have dominated the Racing World See how the Great Man O' War and Secretariat where bred to produce the Outstanding Champions they where and many of the other Greats Included in this book are updated colored pedigree charts and illustrations, showing the female family nicks and how they produced outstanding results in the racing world Also shown is the DNA haplotypes and haplogroups of the female families and how they can affected the result of your female family nicks. Learn how the Champions where bred, to give you the best chance of breeding your own champion, be ye a beginner or increase your knowledge for the seasoned breeder.

The Ultimate Harness Racing Formula - The only HANDICAPPING SYSTEM you will ever (Paperback): Peter Joseph The Ultimate Harness Racing Formula - The only HANDICAPPING SYSTEM you will ever (Paperback)
Peter Joseph
R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Through years of experimenting and altering the formula has produced more WINNERS, EXACTAS, TRIFECTAS, and SUPERFECTAS than ever before. And now after field testing the formula and reaping the rewards Joseph Peter has decided to share it. As you will find out, you don't need bogus tips and results from tipsters for 12 tracks. Instead, all you need is good information from one track to have a successful night. What does this translate to? Actually winning money.

Inside the Sport of Kings - A look inside the sport of horse racing including perspectives, interviews and stories (Paperback):... Inside the Sport of Kings - A look inside the sport of horse racing including perspectives, interviews and stories (Paperback)
Jim Provenzale; Edited by Gary Gibula; Keith Hoffman
R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Canonero II - The Rags to Riches Story of the Kentucky Derby's Most Improbable Winner (Hardcover): Milton C. Toby Canonero II - The Rags to Riches Story of the Kentucky Derby's Most Improbable Winner (Hardcover)
Milton C. Toby; Foreword by Steve Haskin
R733 R572 Discovery Miles 5 720 Save R161 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Vegas Pro's BEST Racing Angles - Betting & WINNING Horse Races (Paperback): Michael Haskett Vegas Pro's BEST Racing Angles - Betting & WINNING Horse Races (Paperback)
Michael Haskett
R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Vegas Pros BEST Racing Angles is based on the author's 25-plus years in gambling, betting and WINNING thoroughbred horse races. This is a condensed Manual that is best for experienced horseplayers only. The Angles shown are the result of many years of experience and intensive research. Thousands of hours and thousands of dollars have been spent to locate, test, develop, and prove these Angles. Average odds on winning bets range between 8 and 9 to 1. READER REVIEWS "I really liked "Vegas Pro's Best Racing Angles," and I've already used it several times, making far more than the book's very reasonable price already." ..". the angles it shows you really do work." "I found the chapter on "How to bet them" to be great. It clearly showed me how I should be betting, and why buying tickets on favorites was a losing game." "And I can state unequivocally that his information does work, because I have used it now for several months, and made a profit using his 3 Angles." "Makes me money. I just use the 3 Angles the book shows. Not complicated at all, really." "Oh boy A book on race betting that really works. I've got about a hundred books on that subject. This one, the "Vegas Pro's Best Racing Angles," beats them all. Good solid, useable information." "All the material in that book was written by someone who knows what he was talking about, and for me that makes "Vegas Pro's Best Racing Angles" a real winner." "When I went to the track before, or even online, I would bet every race. I thought, if you don't have a bet down you can't win. Great theory, but it just costed me a lot of green. So now I just follow the rules laid out in "Vegas Pro's Best Racing Angles" and not try to reinvent the wheel. It works. I'm definitely ahead since I have done that. "Vegas Pro's Best Racing Angles" is a good book which delivers what it says." Are you betting every race? Trying to grind out a living? That is way too much work and way too hard on the pocket book, not to mention the nerves. Follow these angles and consistently win. Focus on winning bets with good odds. Cut down on the trips to the betting window and increase the trips to the winner's circle and great payoffs. The author's records show a consistent long term Return on Investment (ROI) of over 2.0. That is an IMMEDIATE return. In cash. Payoffs from about $18 to $20 based on the standard $2 bet. Chapters include information on: > The 3 Winning Angles > The race types in which the Angles work best > How to bet them > Making use of the proven Kelly Criterion betting approach formula > Practical forms to use for bets, winnings, and trainer/jock notes Vegas Pros BEST Racing Angles is a proven and profitable system for betting and WINNING on the horses. Vegas Pros BEST Racing Angles is available now. Order your copy today and get advance information on a very Special Report: "3 year old racehorses are different -- And you should bet them differently." Order now and you'll get instant access to this valuable, money-making insider information.

Horseplayer - A Winning Strategy (Paperback): Bill Peterson Horseplayer - A Winning Strategy (Paperback)
Bill Peterson
R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

How badly do you want to be a successful horse player? Are you passionate and ready to step up to the next level? Start by thinking of yourself as a horseplayer and think of playing the horses as a business. Bill Peterson has been playing the races for decades and will guide you race by race through the process of finding the right races to play, evaluating the runners, creating a hierarchy of probability, and finally, matching the right win or exacta bet to the race. This is not a book of theory, but an actual workbook that will teach you the complete process. You will learn to avoid some races while playing the races that you have a chance to win. Learn to handicap the race to determine each horse's ability and then match the right betting strategy to the race with this complete guide.

Breeding For Solid Conformation (Paperback): Sarah A. Montgomery Breeding For Solid Conformation (Paperback)
Sarah A. Montgomery
R2,226 R2,043 Discovery Miles 20 430 Save R183 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This a Special Edition. In this book the author shows you the conformation traits you want in a stayer and the faults you want to watch out for. The Author also shows you the Sires that have good conformation traits and the Sires that have conformation faults, if doubled-up in the pedigree can cause soundness problems. Also shown are the female family branches that have fragile bone structure, that you need to watch out for. When breeding for classic horses that could be Triple Crown contenders, you need horses that have good solid legs under them, to withstand the rigors of racing. A horse can have the heart and the will to win, but if he does not have the legs under him, will not be able to win the Triple Crown. The final chapter is an Epilogue of this book and the 3 book series, showing the Triple Crown winners and what made them great.

Legends Of The Turf Volume 2 - Rare Profiles From South African Horseracing History (Paperback): Charl Pretorius Legends Of The Turf Volume 2 - Rare Profiles From South African Horseracing History (Paperback)
Charl Pretorius
R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

HERE is the long-awaited second compilation of personality profiles from South African horseracing history by Charl Pretorius, a read that brims with fascinating articles and insights from his column, Legends Of The Turf, which ran for seven years in Johannesburg's morning daily, The Citizen. There's something in here for everyone - the story of Syd Laird and Sea Cottage; former Champion Jockey Andrew Fortune's battle with drugs and his incredible journey back to the top; the forgotten champ Raymond Rhodes and his association with the wonder horse Hawaii; training greats Peter Kannemeyer and Stan Greeff, and many others. Legends Of The Turf Volume 2 includes a number of vintage photographs that will bring tears to many eyes; four bonus profiles, including an interview with veteran jockey Felix Coetzee by Equus Award winner Robyn Louw, as well as Charl's absorbing account of an afternoon at the Lost City spent in the company of visiting Frankie Dettori, the flamboyant global superstar. Charl has dedicated much of his work in racing to preserving the memory of individuals (and horses) that served the sport with distinction. As always, his passion for his subjects captivates, enlightens and entertains.

"From Royal Ascot To Portman Park !" (Paperback): Andrew George Dunn "From Royal Ascot To Portman Park !" (Paperback)
Andrew George Dunn
R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An often hilarious and sometimes poignant look at over thirty years of working in and around the betting industry through the eyes of Andrew Dunn, a betting shop manager since 1977, who has put down in print, numerous tales and anecdotes of people he has met in a variety of situations, some more ludicrous than others

Running a Hole in the Wind - Hidden Horses Found (Paperback): Conrad Crease Running a Hole in the Wind - Hidden Horses Found (Paperback)
Conrad Crease
R546 Discovery Miles 5 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

How to identify long shot winners of thoroughbred horse races by using the Finding the Hidden Horse computer software application. Examples demonstrated.

Dream Horses (Paperback): Hugh Mitchell Dream Horses (Paperback)
Hugh Mitchell
R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Can dreams really foretell the winners of the Kentucky Derby and the Super Bowl? One person who thinks so is author Hugh Mitchell, who for many years combined a career as newspaper reporter and copy editor with a passion for betting the horses based on dreams and psychic messages. In this memoir he traces the history of horse dreaming from an Irish journalist, a member of the House of Lords, to an English electrical engineer who was so successful that he named his house for a horse. Mitchell moves from Boston to the West Coast, which he finds more receptive to ESP research. He tries sports betting and is successful in three out of four major sports. While some researchers encourage his quest, the author himself worries about the ethics of using psychic ability for gambling. He sits in on healing circles in Berkeley and Boston and enrolls in a course on spiritual healing.

Racing England (Paperback): Patrick R. Chalmers Racing England (Paperback)
Patrick R. Chalmers
R839 Discovery Miles 8 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This early work by Patrick R. Chalmers was originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing it. 'Racing England' is a work on the history and development of horse racing in England. It includes chapters such as 'The Evolution of Horse Racing', 'Jockey Club', 'Some English Race-Courses', and much more. This is perfect for a racing enthusiast.

Smarter Bets - The Exacta Way - A Simple Process to Winning on Horse Racing (Paperback): Keith Hoffman Smarter Bets - The Exacta Way - A Simple Process to Winning on Horse Racing (Paperback)
Keith Hoffman
R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Smarter Bets the Exacta Way" is designed to teach you the principals and art of betting exactas. This simple process contains solid handicapping strategies to help you to identify the best horses to include in your all your wagers. As a long time horse racing enthusiast, horse owner and Kentucky Derby fan, Keith will share with you all the information you need to make a higher return on your investments. You will learn Keith's formula to identifying top contenders to include in all your bets, including how to analyze a race with positive results. Included are personal experiences and exacta wagering in the Kentucky Derby. Learn all the solid handicapping strategies to cashing more winning tickets. Whether you are novice at handicapping or think you know what you are doing, this book will teach you what you need to know in simple language. Included in this book are chapters in understanding the exacta bets, evaluating your horses and choosing the best options to maximize your profits. Train yourself, condition yourself and prepare yourself to produce the ultimate payoff.

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