SOURCE: Eclipse Press

June 02, 2005 09:57 ET

Second Book in Eclipse Press' Authoritative Guides Series Explains the Mysteries of Horse-Race Betting

LEXINGTON, KY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 2, 2005 -- New this June from Eclipse Press, "The Blood-Horse Authoritative Guide to Betting Thoroughbreds" takes the mystery out of betting. Written for novice and intermediate racing fans, this step-by-step guide covers the basics of betting, plus provides an overview of how to handicap.

You will learn how to: place a wager and cash a ticket; understand what odds mean; read the tote board; read past performances; and gain insight into workouts, medication, and equipment as they relate to wagering. In addition, this guide includes a comprehensive glossary, resource guide, and Frequently Asked Questions.

"The Blood-Horse Authoritative Guide to Betting Thoroughbreds" is the second in a series from The Blood-Horse magazine. Its writers and correspondents are considered the best in their field. And it doesn't hurt that a number of them are crack handicappers, as well. This handbook draws on their expertise and experience to provide readers with a simple, step-by-step approach to understanding the many factors that go into deciding on a horse and placing a bet.

"'The Blood-Horse Authoritative Guide to Betting Thoroughbreds' is well-written, informative, and easy to understand. It teaches the fundamentals of betting and should prove very useful to beginners trying to learn the game."

Mike Battaglia, Churchill Downs oddsmaker

"...this highly informative guide fills a real need. Racing must attract new fans and this book should answer any question a new patron could ask. My bet is that you won't find a more useful racing book anywhere on the planet."

Russ Harris, New York Daily News

Publication date: June 2005
ISBN: 1-58150-119-6
Pages: 112; Bound Size: 5" x 9"
Retail price: $16.95 Paperback

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