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Handicapping the Wall Street Way
Handicapping the Wall Street Way: Picking Xtra Winners at the Track goes beyond conventional handicapping and offers the author's unique handicapping theory based on nearly 20 years of security and market analysis experience. Starting with the basic premise that pricing or odds inefficiencies offer spectacular opportunities, the author draws parallels between the stock market and pari-mutuel betting pool and explains how to target and exploit these inefficiencies. The author provides psychological profiles of horseplayers as well as an exercise to help the reader determine his or her betting profile. Carefully crafted betting strategies are discussed in an easy-to-follow format for each type of player profile. Short on fluff, Handicapping the Wall Street Way: Picking Xtra Winners at the Track provides a money-management technique to help make a day at the track a profitable one.
A very basic, excellent introduction to handicapping horse races
By Midwest Book Review
- February 6, 2006
If you play the horses regularly you'll want to keep the insights of Handicapping The Wall Street Way: Picking Extra Winners At The Track close at hand: it's a slim handbook but packed with insights analyzing the betting market, the psychology involved, strategies for successful horseplaying at the track, and developing an effective personal risk profile to hone risk and skills. A very basic, excellent introduction to handicapping horse races!
Quick Read with Some Reasonable Angles
By Fred Corsiglia
- December 29, 2005
I read the book in about 1-1/2 hours two nights ago. The author is not a skilled writer. Like a lot of horse racing books, he repeats certain information far too much. The book is also small and thin (starts on page 11 and ends on page 82 with blank and significantly less than full pages between. I will not agree with the author with respect to Martingale betting and in over simplifications regarding professional, rational and irrational bettors. The book appears to have been written over a two week period in November 2004.
I think there are some reasonable points raised with respect to ideas such as wagering on Belmont Stakes (bettors caught up in hype), types of races to look for (e.g. 3+ yo vs. 2 & 3 yo), and strategies for certain types of races (e.g. MCl and MSW races). Many books I have read advocate avoiding horses higher than 5:1, but the author has some ideas for higher odds horses (not tried). He also tries to tie the ideas together at the end.
I give it 4 stars
- October 31, 2005
I got this book a week or so ago and was quite impressed. I've read almost every book on handicapping and this gave me some really useful bits of information. And I love his concept of relating the stock market and handicapping. While many handicapping books out there were good in their day, it makes sense to me that they can only continue to be successful if everyone and his brother aren't using them. Speed, and pace handicapping are fine, but again the information is so accessible, there really isn't any advantage to mastering those methods. This book is an entirely new approach which, too, may lose its "luster" so to speak, in twenty years, but for now its definitely the best current release on the subject. True pros who handicap for a living may not find it as useful as I do, but beginners to advanced intermediate handicappers should definitely have this book on their shelf.
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