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RACING MAXIMS & METHODS OF PITTSBURG PHIL

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978-1-58042-314-4
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Edward Cole
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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.

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08/18/2014
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Pittsburg Phil personally amassed a fortune of $3,250,000 (worth $80 million in today's dollars) by investing his earnings from the racetrack. Racing Maxims & Methods of Pittsburg Phil contains the condensed horseracing wisdom of this well-known founder of the modern practice of handicapping (calculating the scoring advantage to equalize the overall odds of winning in sports - an indispensable part of the horse race betting industry). Chapters discuss handicapping horses by class and weight, how to identify side effects from drugs used on horses, the pivotal roles of trainers and jockeys, and more. A handful his brief yet cutting maxims round out this absolute "must-have" for anyone interested in placing bets on the sport. "If there are two or three very fast horses in a race, one or two of them will quit before the end of the journey. Hence, look out for your intelligent jockey."
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