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How to enjoy a day at the races-and bet to win!
The last two years have seen a record number of Americans tune infor climatic Triple Crown races featuring Smarty Jones and FunnyCide; in 2004, television viewership jumped a whopping 61 percentover the record set in 2003, and the Belmont Stakes race itselfdrew a record crowd of more than 120,000! This easy-to-understandguide shows first-time visitors to the track how to enjoy the sportof horse racing-and make smart bets. It explains what goes on atthe track, what to look for in horses and jockeys, how to read aracing form and do simple handicapping, and how to manage bettingfunds and make wagers that stand a good chance of paying off.Complete with coverage of off-track and online betting, it's justwhat anyone needs to play the ponies-and win!
Richard Eng (Las Vegas, NV) is a racing writer and handicapper forthe Las Vegas Review-Journal, a columnist for the Daily RacingForm, and the host of a horseracing radio program in Las Vegas. Hewas formerly a part of the ABC Sports team that covered the TripleCrown.

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