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Back a Winning Horse
  • Bandtyp: Pocket
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 20100226
  • Antal sidor: 224
  • Vikt i gram: 188
  • ISBN10:1444102915
  • ISBN13:9781444102918

Back a Winning Horse


Is this the right book for me?

Do you want to
make smart choices and win at the track?

Whether you are a novice better or an experienced punter, it has all the tips and advice to help you spot a winner and enjoy this popular national pastime.

This new edition has been been brought right up-to-date with interactive features. It explains not only such basics as the form and the nature of the races, but will also explain in full where to bet, how to bet, and how to do so successfully. It offers full and unique coverage of the latest phenomena, such as internet betting, online betting exchanges and spread betting. It also gives you vital tips in addition to providing practical information on how to avoid credit card fraud and how to make a successful selection.

Back a Winning Horse includes:

Chapter 1: Horse racing

Origins of horse racing

Thoroughbred horses

Types of racing

Grading of racing


Conditional races

Gambling on horse racing

A day at the races

Owning a racehorse

Racing around the world

Chapter 2: Racecourse betting

On-course bookmakers

Tote betting



Understanding the odds

Factors affecting prices

Placing a tote bet

Chapter 3: Betting shops

Types of price

Disadvantages of using a betting shop

Writing a bet

Bookmakers' rules

Types of bet

Chapter 4: Remote betting

Internet betting

Types of internet betting

Types of bet

How bets are matched

Ordering odds

How to bet

Spread betting

Playing safe

Telephone betting

Chapter 5: Making your selection

Factors you can assess

Factors you cannot assess

Gathering information


Effect of the draw at British and Irish racecourses

Chapter 6: Betting tips

Be aware of rules

Appreciate your chances of winnin

How bookmakers make a profit

Keep records of your gambling

Set a budget

Staying in control

Take account of all costs

Be selective

Take your time

Maximize returns

Be realistic

How bookmakers try to make you spend more money


Type of race

Betting on handicap races

Number of runners

Backing favourites

Take the best price

Making the best bet

Betting each way

Bets to avoid

Placing large bets

Big winners


Collecting winnings

Betting exchanges



Syndicate betting

Chapter 7: Checking results and calculating winnings

Checking results

Disputes with bookmakers

Calculating winnings

Using a ready reckoner

Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:

Not got much time?

One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.

Author insights

Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

Test yourself

Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

Extend your knowledge

Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.

Five things to remember

Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

Try this

Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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