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The Thoroughbred Sires That Have Dominated The Racing World - "How The Xh-Large Heart Gene Has Been A Dominating Factor"... The Thoroughbred Sires That Have Dominated The Racing World - "How The Xh-Large Heart Gene Has Been A Dominating Factor" (Paperback)
Ruth a. Ballard; Sarah A. Montgomery
R2,266 R2,083 Discovery Miles 20 830 Save R183 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a Special Edition. In this book the Author shows the 2012 Top 10 Sires and what made them stand out above the others and why The book tells you about the large heart horses with an extensive list of the horses that carry the large (Xh) gene and how having them in the right position in your horse's pedigree can improve your chance of producing the great runner that could be a Triple Crown contender The author also shows you tell-tale signs in a horse's conformation that carry the large heart gene. Showing the look in mares that are single copy or double copy mares and the signs seen in large heart stallions. The large heart in horses can make them have the stamina to go the distance and excel over the other horses. Showing how combining the large heart gene horses, with the sire line nicks, the female family nicks, balancing your pedigree for speed and stamina and breeding for the best balanced conformation traits and soundness, can give your horses a real edge in the racing world.

Horse Racing - Gambling to Win: Bet & Win Like A Pro (Paperback): Michael J. Haskett Horse Racing - Gambling to Win: Bet & Win Like A Pro (Paperback)
Michael J. Haskett
R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Horse Racing: Gamble & Win is based on the author's 25-plus years in gambling and betting on thoroughbred horse races. He has bet on horses in the: U.S Canada Mexico England Germany The Middle and Far East He has bet at tracks and race books, and has been computer betting for the last dozen years. He has bet and won on fast surfaces, on turf, and on wet or even muddy tracks. If you want to bet to win, follow the system that has worked for over 25 years and you can bet like a pro too. It is easy to understand and easy to follow. Betting on the horses becomes clear and easy when you follow the system. It will not automatically show a profit on any one specific day. It may even show red figures for a few days. But over a minimum of say 35-40 races it will be in the black profit column. And you will be able to gamble and win at horse racing regularly. The author's records show a consistent long term Return on Investment (ROI) of about 1.24. That means that every dollar bet, or gambled, has returned a profit of 24%. Immediately. In cash. Watching and wagering on beautiful thoroughbred horses is one of the world's most popular sporting activities. By using this Special Report, readers will be able to gamble and win. Chapters include information on: Betting on the horses Gambling, winning, and following the system How to pick races to bet What odds you need to make a (good) bet How to bet to win, place, or exotic Computer betting How much to bet: Using the effective Kelly Criterion formula The types of races (maiden, claimer, handicap, etc.) Importance of jockeys, trainers, weights, equipment changes Forms to use for your horse racing notes Horse Racing: Gamble & Win is a proven and profitable system for betting on the horses.

A Horse Racing System Based On A Statistical Approach To Selection And Staking - Horse Racing Selection and Staking based on... A Horse Racing System Based On A Statistical Approach To Selection And Staking - Horse Racing Selection and Staking based on Statistical Analysis (Paperback)
Lucky Lew
R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Horse Racing systems are notorious for working for short periods of time or over historical data but they always seem to start to fall over when you start to place money on the selections. This is usually because of back fitted results and the systems producer having no background in statistics and probability. It has also been identified that horse racing punters are quick to pick up on anomalies which slowly erode the odds and value. The system explained in this book is very different to the selection processes of most systems as it takes into account statistical analysis and horse racing truths which have held constant over time and makes money from them. This Horse Racing System is consistent, easy to follow and profitable. It is all of these things because the rules for it are not subjective and are all based on statistical analysis. It also uses at its heart principles and statistics which have been known to all horse racing punters, but it uses them to profit.

Ride the White Horse - A Checkered Jockey's Story of Racing, Rage and Redemption (Paperback): Eddie Donnally Ride the White Horse - A Checkered Jockey's Story of Racing, Rage and Redemption (Paperback)
Eddie Donnally
R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"I've experienced racing from the hooves up, rage from the inside out and redemption from heaven down," says author Eddie Donnally, an ordained minister, endorsed chaplain and the only former jockey to win an Eclipse Award for Outstanding Newspaper Writing. An electric jockey with a juice machine, he rode on racing's undercard, lived inside its underbelly and became a part of its underworld. From constant bulimia, broken bones and betrayal of Boston's infamous Winter Hill Gang, he depicts an unseen side of Thoroughbred racing. Yet the five tons of his sweat that disappeared down "hot box" drains was nothing compared to his struggles with sibling sexual trauma, same-sex promiscuity and an addiction to crack cocaine that in seven months took him from sports writing and TV show hosting to grooming horses on a track's backstretch. "I still dream of having a racehorse between my knees and love the people in horse racing." he says. "But it was time to tell my truth about it. Seconds after a race fixing gangster slugged me, a pro hit man told me that he planned to kill me and put my naked body on Boston's Suffolk Downs backstretch as a warning to other jockeys." Starting in 1962, he rode for 19-years in some 10,000 races, winning over 1,000. Arrested for Sports Bribery in 1979 for a fixed race he won in 1974, he was forced to fend off the FBI who pressured him to collaborate their star witness's testimony, as well as Boston's Winter Hill Gang members who would kill him if he did. Still, in 1980 he became a track publicity director and for seven years wrote horse racing for the Dallas Morning News. But a suicide attempt, a bipolar diagnosis and stays in two psyche wards were brief stops on a journey of self destruction that eventually landed him in jail. After God's Shekinah Glory lit up his holding cell in 1996, he moved to the Los Angeles Dream Center, the former Queen of Angels Hospital turned city of refugee for the homeless and hopeless. Less than five years after leaving jail, he became a licensed Foursquare Minister and then Development Director for Race Track Chaplaincy of America, which places chaplains at horse tracks. In 2009 he returned to seminary, earned a Doctorate of Ministry and after a 16-month hospital residency works as a chaplain at a hospice and two hospitals near Clearwater, FL where he lives with his wife Sandi. "As a jockey, I used highly illegal, hand-held electrical prods on horses in races. I threw up ten times a day to make weight, sweated off tons and broke 13 bones. I acted out as a bisexual, manic depressive, crack cocaine addicted sportswriter. Even today when I read what I wrote about the literally insane life I lived, the same old shivers ripple up my spine. Only though a series of God's miracles am I'm still alive to tell it at all." "I rode Revelation's pale horse from hell and one day I'll ride across heaven following Jesus on Revelation's other white horse." In conjunction with the book, he is writing a blog, "Recovery in Racing," which profiles horse racing's best known members of its recovering community. Check out the book's website, www.Ridethewhitehorse.org Contact him at [email protected] com

The Other Side of Horse Racing (Paperback): Philip Nork The Other Side of Horse Racing (Paperback)
Philip Nork
R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Thundering hooves. Shouts and cheers Quickly spoken words and moments of anticipation. Flashes of the lean creatures as they go by being directed by focused riders in colorful silks. That unmistakable scent of dust and horse. And the lure of money, lots and lots of money.Many people enjoy the sport of horse racing. Then there are the others, those who go too far. Bobby Tucker is one of them. Once he was a casual fan, but then something came over him- 'the fog' is what his father, an ex-gambler himself, called it. 'Your demon' is what someone else tells him he needs to get under control. A friend tells him the truth, "You're an addict, a simple gambling addict and you're sick." Only one old man, long since dead, can help Bobby understand The Other Side of Horse Racing. But can he escape it?

Belmont Park - The Championship Track (Hardcover): Kimberly Gatto Belmont Park - The Championship Track (Hardcover)
Kimberly Gatto; Foreword by Michael Blowen
R781 R608 Discovery Miles 6 080 Save R173 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
150 Years of Racing in Saratoga - Little-Known Stories & Facts from America's Most Historic Racing City (Hardcover): Allan... 150 Years of Racing in Saratoga - Little-Known Stories & Facts from America's Most Historic Racing City (Hardcover)
Allan Carter, Mike Kane
R800 R621 Discovery Miles 6 210 Save R179 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Logical Choice - Toteboard Handicapping Made Easy (Paperback): G W Cohail The Logical Choice - Toteboard Handicapping Made Easy (Paperback)
G W Cohail
R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Barn 14 - Meg's Meadows (Paperback): Barbara Livingston Barn 14 - Meg's Meadows (Paperback)
Barbara Livingston; Suzanne Dickinson, MaryAnn Myers
R420 Discovery Miles 4 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Just Another Race Horse (Paperback): Marion N. Seidel Just Another Race Horse (Paperback)
Marion N. Seidel
R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Born to win his owners money, "Just Another Race Horse" follows Sonny's journey through the world of thoroughbred racing. You'll cry, as Sonny talks about his experiences with the dark side of horse racing - where being drugged, overworked, and exploited is considered normal for many horses. You'll cheer as he experiences his rescue at the hands of a compassionate horse person. Do you love horses? Want to enjoy his second chance at life? You've got to read Sonny's story.

Nasrullah - Forgotten Patriarch of the American Thoroughbred (Hardcover): Melanie Greene Nasrullah - Forgotten Patriarch of the American Thoroughbred (Hardcover)
Melanie Greene; Foreword by Milton C. Toby
R733 R572 Discovery Miles 5 720 Save R161 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
In Search of the Winning System (Paperback): Peter May In Search of the Winning System (Paperback)
Peter May 1
R416 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R90 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Search of the Winning System charts Dr Peter May's obsession with betting on horseracing. In this book the author of the acclaimed Forecasting Methods For Horseracing presents the story of his search for profitable methods, the mistakes he has made, the valuable lessons he has learned and the knowledge he has gained from like-minded racing enthusiasts who have contributed to his 40-year betting apprenticeship. Add to that a range of amusing anecdotes, a detailed analysis of the key race types, and a list of the betting systems he currently employs and you have a book that will make you smile, make you think and possibly make you money.

Other People's Horses (Paperback): Natalie Keller Reinert Other People's Horses (Paperback)
Natalie Keller Reinert
R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"This is a horse story for grown-ups. The Black Stallion for adults." "Written by a horse person for horse people" "Enchanting and consuming." Six horses and Saratoga. It's a young trainer's dream come true, and it's happening for Alex at last: Alexander is entrusting the farm's racing string to her while he heads Down Under to help run his sick brother's farm. But Saratoga isn't interested in Alex without Alexander. Unproven and decidedly female in a man's world, Alex finds herself the target of old-school racetrackers certain she married her way into training good horses. At the same time, her naive assistant, Kerri, is far too interested in the less-than-scrupulous trainer who shares their barn. But running a racing stable doesn't leave much time for petty fights and stable rivalries. Horses need to be worked, races need to be run. And Alex has her eye on something besides the winner's circle: a funny-faced filly, a chestnut nobody with a spotty blaze and a decided lack of brakes. Saratoga thinks the filly has a screw loose. But Alex knows better. From training track gossip to tack-room confidentials, OTHER PEOPLE'S HORSES continues the story of Alex and Alexander -- two Thoroughbred trainers trying to do that right thing -- that began in THE HEAD AND NOT THE HEART.

The Matrix System of Handicapping - A Method of Dissection to Reveal Contenders (Paperback): Dave Vaccaro The Matrix System of Handicapping - A Method of Dissection to Reveal Contenders (Paperback)
Dave Vaccaro
R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This unique system is a combination of a qualitative and quantitative analysis of each entry in a particular race. Many individuals who look at the Daily Racing Form only see the big picture. They see what everybody else sees. Therefore, they find themselves betting the favorites along with the majority. When a a long shot crosses that line first they ask themselves, "How did that horse win the race?" The Matrix system of handicapping will teach you how to dissect those past performances and create a grid of contenders. You will be taught how to identify: * Pace setters who are ready to go gate to wire * The target horse: The horse who is actually coming off the best last race, even though his running line doesn't show it. * The Ability Horse: The horse who has run the best race compared to all of the entries lifetime races. * What does it mean to calculate an "adjusted final fraction"?" What can this calculation tell you about today's runners? * Learn to look at the Beyer ratings in a whole new light by calculating a Beyer cumulative. * Easily apply your current techniques with the steps of this system. * Are you even aware that you probably shouldn't be betting every race that comes along? Most importantly, learn to cash in winning tickets 40-50% of the time. Dave Vaccaro used ideas and theories acquired from other sources over the past 21 years and combined them with his own tendencies to create this must-have manual for all thoroughbred handicapping enthusiasts.

Tips for Playing the Horses (Paperback): George Robbins II Tips for Playing the Horses (Paperback)
George Robbins II
R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book is designed to help those handicappers who are looking to improve their ROI (return on investment). It will help the betters find their strengths and weaknesses with both their handicapping of the races and what bets are their stronger plays. I will show you how easy it is to set up recordkeeping to expose both situations with just a couple minutes time. How reviewing that information can expose your stronger betting situations and what type races you need to improve upon. I will include some strong angles and explanations that make them good betting situations.

A Thoroughbred's Dream (Paperback): MaryAnn Myers A Thoroughbred's Dream (Paperback)
MaryAnn Myers
R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Guide to the Lexington and Harrisburg Yearling Sales (Paperback): Carl Palumbo A Guide to the Lexington and Harrisburg Yearling Sales (Paperback)
Carl Palumbo
R493 Discovery Miles 4 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Written for buyers of standardbred yearlings, "A Guide to the Lexington and Harrisburg Yearling Sales," contains almost 300 pages of information that has never been published. The author has created a metric to measure the success of the 5,685 horses sold at the Lexington and Harrisburg Sales from 2008 through 2010. Yearlings from these two sale venues must earn a minimum of $50,000 as two-year olds in order to be considered successful. The author provides a multitude of charts which illustrate the highest success rates in the production of these elite performers among sires, broodmare sires, crosses, farms, consignors, raced and unraced dams, price, birth order and much more. The data is detailed by sale venue, gait and gender. The information and analysis will be invaluable for the prospective yearling buyer. Stan Bergstein said it best in his review of Carl's previous book "Profiles of Two-Year Old Standardbreds Earning $50,000 and Up" "If you are interested in being an informed buyer, if you like playing the percentages in your favor, if you want to operate with something more than a wing and a prayer when picking yearlings, then you had better go to the sales with a copy of Carl Palumbo's valuable and excellent work close by..." The Lexington and Harrisburg Sales are highly competitive. Only 7.1% of the horses sold from 2008 - 2010 earned $50,000 or more at two. Using this book can increase the chances of getting that elusive, elite performer and provide an edge over other buyers. Going to the Sales without this book is like going to the races without a program. Chapter listing: Chapter 1: Success Rates by Sale Venue; Chapter 2: Success Rates by Price Range; Chapter 3: Success Rates by Hip Number Range; Chapter 4: Sire Success Rates; Chapter 5: Consignor and Farm Success Rates; Chapter 6: Broodmare Sire Success Rates; Chapter 7: Sire - Broodmare Sire Crosses; Chapter 8: Success Rates of Raced versus Unraced Dams; Chapter 9: Success Rates by Age of Dam; Chapter 10: Grand-dam Production; Chapter 11: Success Rates by Birth Order.

Noor - A Champion Thoroughbred's Unlikely Journey from California to Kentucky (Hardcover): Milton C. Toby Noor - A Champion Thoroughbred's Unlikely Journey from California to Kentucky (Hardcover)
Milton C. Toby
R735 R574 Discovery Miles 5 740 Save R161 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Harness Racing in New York State - A History of Trotters, Tracks and Horsemen (Hardcover): Dean A Hoffman Harness Racing in New York State - A History of Trotters, Tracks and Horsemen (Hardcover)
Dean A Hoffman
R731 R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Save R161 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Odds on Favorite (Paperback): MaryAnn Myers Odds on Favorite (Paperback)
MaryAnn Myers
R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Belair Stud - The Cradle of Maryland Horse Racing (Hardcover): Kimberly Gatto Belair Stud - The Cradle of Maryland Horse Racing (Hardcover)
Kimberly Gatto
R781 R608 Discovery Miles 6 080 Save R173 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Color My Horse (Paperback): Bev Pettersen Color My Horse (Paperback)
Bev Pettersen
R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Bev Pettersen writes with flair and a down-to-earth warmth that will make you smile and sigh with contentment." - Julianne MacLean, USA TODAY bestselling author "Bev Pettersen is firmly on my must-buy list. Her books sweep you away to the world of Thoroughbred racing, and her cast of jockeys, horse trainers, and grooms are loveable and unforgettable. Color My Horse was a page turner. When I finished it, I wanted more." - Hope Ramsay, best-selling author of Home at Last Chance A disillusioned heiress swaps her credit cards for a pitchfork and shovel in a desperate attempt to escape her grandfather's iron-fisted control. However, at the track she must earn the respect of an uncompromising horse trainer who has little tolerance for greenhorns...especially one he's been forced to hire. Mark Russell never expected his rookie groom to have the spunk or savvy to last at his demanding race barn. Or that his reluctant respect would turn to desire. But as the forbidden attraction between them sizzles, manipulation and murder threaten not only his horses but also their lives. And suddenly a Breeders' Cup win is the very least of his worries. INCLUDES Excerpt from Bev Pettersen's "Fillies and Females" Release Date Nov, 2011.

Payday at the Races (Hardcover): Les Conklin Payday at the Races (Hardcover)
Les Conklin; Foreword by Bill Corum
R1,023 Discovery Miles 10 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Ruffian (Paperback): Jane Schwartz Ruffian (Paperback)
Jane Schwartz 1
R425 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R28 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

During two short seasons at the track, Ruffian was hailed as the greatest thoroughbred filly of all time. Unbeaten in her first ten starts, she shattered one record after another, dazzling crowds with both her beauty and her brilliant speed. Then tragedy struck on the afternoon of July 6, 1975. Ruffian broke down–on the lead–in the middle of a match race at Belmont Park. Later that night she had to be destroyed.

Ruffian: Burning from the Start is the story of this exceptional filly, a horse so dominating, so powerful, that writer Walter Farley once suggested she was more like the fictional legend, the Black Stallion, than any colt he had ever seen. Beginning with her earliest days in Kentucky, the book follows Ruffian at every stage of her career and through the agony of her final hours– venturing behind the scenes of the racing world and exploring the politics and personalities that came together to shape this extraordinary filly’s fate.

The Melbourne Cup Compendium (1861-2010) - Revised Edition (Paperback): Paul J. Sanders The Melbourne Cup Compendium (1861-2010) - Revised Edition (Paperback)
Paul J. Sanders
R717 Discovery Miles 7 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Melbourne Cup Compendium (1861-2010), revised edition, is a unique reference guide to this world famous race, which had its 150th run in November 2010. It focuses on historic firsts, records and statistics, with an A-Z reference index, easy to follow charts and tables, and an overview of each Cup since the race began in 1861.

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