This legendary classic, originally published in 1908, and still sought after today, reveals the observations and handicapping techniques of Pittsburg Phil, AKA George Smith, the most successful handicapper of his time. Smith won over $1.7 million, a fortune in the early part of the 20th century. The author covers topics as time handicapping, class and weight, honest jockeys, effect of drugs on performance, the impact of time and weight, and includes dozens of winning tips on successful handicapping. The book contains some of the best horseplaying advice ever and has stood the test of time for generations of horseplayers. The basic principles of beating the track are the same today as before, with readers getting a chance to learn from one of the greatest horse bettors ever.