"This is THE book to buy on Horse Race Betting!" If you want to learn everything important about betting on horses and you want to have fun doing it, this is the book to buy! I am a novice at betting, and this book clearly outlined how to place bets and how to match my betting strategy to my own risk tolerance. The explanations were very clear and the diagrams and charts and examples helped me understand aspects of betting that used to be mysterious to me. In addition to all of this, the author is clearly passionate about the subject and the tone of the book is very supportive of the reader in developing skills and getting pleasure from the whole betting process. Jeremy, Tampa Bay, FL
"Very well written and easy to understand" This book really helps explain a lot of the terms and nuances to race track betting in general, and gives you a good perspective on what is involved in true handicapping of a horse race.
Kris Vemula goes into great detail explaining the different types of horse racing, the ins and outs of proper betting, and what a person should be looking at when reviewing the classic racing form. If you want to know the history of racing and just what is meant by some of the phrasing that you hear at the track, this book is for you.
Additionally, this book provides insight on strategy. Important to anyone who plays the ponies, having a strategy going into the track will help you decide on what you can and can't afford to lose, how to mitigate losses, and how to maximize your chances of coming away ahead instead of behind. You won't necessarily get rich, but with good, conservative strategy, you can consistently win overall by placing smaller, hedge bets. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is into Horse Racing, from the novice all the way up to the expert. You are guaranteed to learn something new each time you read through the book, and you will want to do so over and over again before going to the track. Ed, Amazon Customer
"BEST BOOK" on the Subject!" By far and away the BEST BOOK on this subject! I am a rank beginner and appreciated the way the author would not move on from a topic until he had explained it from several different angles. I had wasted my money on the "Dummies" book on the same subject and wish I had just bought this one. JimBob, Amazon Customer
"The definitive book on winning simplified!" This book was really a great read!! The author simplified how to bet and win. My husband always picks numbers and names he likes; I thought there must be something more reliable. Now I win more than he does and he is extremely lucky. I have read other books on how to race but this book was hands down more authoritative, creative and all encompassing. This book was also fun to read; there are passages that really cracked me up! A must have for racing fans! Denise M., Melbourne, FL.
"Just in time for Travers!" My husband and I won this book in a silent auction at the Captain Youth and Family Services Gala. What a great book. We have been coming to Saratoga for years and randomly making bets. Now we have an edge. Appendix B is worth the price of the book alone. It explains every type of bet you can make. Chapter 8 was particular useful. Get the book and get an edge. Aprilpebs
"Destined to be a tool of the trade!" Obviously, this book is a must-read for the beginner horseplayer, but to know the know-it-all-wise guy such as myself, who thought he knew it all, it was a wakeup call! The book was a page-turner from cover to cover, as I rediscovered tips and angles that were once helpful, but that I had drifted away from using in practice. Thanks to Kris and his book, my trips to the window have been more frequent and rewarding. Steve B., Long Island, NY
"Lucky to find this book!" Impressive. Provides great advice through case studies, user friendly diagrams and statistics. The ideas and its analytical approach have inspired me, I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in horse racing. Adi, Albany, NY
"Must Have!" I got a copy of this book the other day and it was an easy read leading up to the of the heart of the NYRA season. This book is a great purchase for someone you go to the track with that asks to many questions. Just hand them a copy of this book and it will answer all of their questions in an easy to read way. I can't stress that enough, it will give you more time to handicap the next race and make more money!! Amazon Customer
"It is also fun to read!" This book makes a sometimes difficult subject understandable to all readers. It is also fun to read. Amazon Customer, Albany NY