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Far from “just another book on how to wager and win at the races”, this insightful text provides an in-depth glimpse into the sport of horseracing, with a special focus on the often-overlooked area at the racetrack: the paddock area.  “The Paddock” brings the reader up-close to the horses for a better understanding and appreciation of the beauty of the racehorse as well as the allure and excitement of a day spent at the racetrack.

One can also learn to make several vital observations within the paddock that will aid in making an intelligent wager.

"The Paddock" is intended to educate the public in understanding the role of the paddock at any racetrack on any given day and is for anyone who has ever been interested in horses and horseracing. Containing a wealth of interesting and valuable information and more than 80 beautiful photographs, “The Paddock” allows seasoned racing fans to appreciate the sport on a higher level. For first time visitors to the track, the book is an essential educational tool to understanding the workings of a racetrack and the beauty of this age-old sport.



Ted Landers earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Husbandry from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo; he continued his education to earn Masters Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the New York University at Stony Brook. Upon completion of college he received his New York State Teaching Certificate in Animal Science. He taught a high school vocational Equine Science program for 31 years at the Wilson Technological Center in Dix Hills, New York. He also served as coordinator and professor of the Equine Studies program at Long Island University (C. W. Post Campus). He is currently a New York licensed thoroughbred trainer based at Belmont Park.

Landers is an active a member of various Horse Organizations such as the New York Thoroughbred Horseman's Association and the New York State Equine Educators Association. Landers has written three other horse-related books: Professional Care of the Racehorse, The Career Guide to the Horse Industry and Insider's Guide to Horseracing. He now resides in Floral Park, New York with his wife Jeriann and their daughter Meghan.

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