Sharpe has recruited some of the great and good of the gambling world to divulge their favourite betting suggestions, hints, tips, and strategies. Sharpe also tracks down the best punting pointers, delving into the darkest corners, nooks and crannies of gambling lore in the process. Whether readers are into racing, dogs, sports betting, exchanges, spread betting, poker or any other type of gambling opportunity, they'll find plenty in this unique book to benefit and enhance their own style of betting.
On 30th October 1989 a new era in British horseracing began when the first all-weather meeting took place on Lingfield's Equitrack surface. Punters therefore had to come to terms with a completely new type of racing. The original edition of Gold From The Sand was one of the very few books totally dedicated to this type of racing and emphasised the point that form showed on the turf should be used very sparingly in trying to predict the outcome of a race on sand. Since then, Polytrack surfaces have been introduced, which brings a new factor to bear to the statistics.
Bad horse behaviour is a significant predictor of poor racing performance. It reveals the methods that he now uses for successful gambling at the racetrack. Watching Racehorses explains: How to assess fatness and fitness - the body condition of horses What to look for in the birdcage stalls, including pawing, weaving and restless behaviour The importance of horse tack and equipment, including the bridle and bit, tongue tie, nose roll, pacifiers, boots and bandages The impact of sexual behaviour What to watch out for in the parade ring and mounting yard, including strapper control, horse posture and gait Behaviour on the track, including sweating and control by the clerk of the course Watching Racehorses introduces the new and unique concept of behavioural handicapping - scoring horses according to the total amount of bad behaviour they display before a race. By simply betting on favourites with perfect behavioural handicaps it is possible for a casual racegoer to turn a normal 5% loss into a 10% profit. More than 60 behaviour patterns are described in comprehensive detail. An analysis of the effect of these behaviours on a horse's winning chance, based on observation of over 10,000 horses, is unprecedented in the history of horse racing. Most racegoers say that they would like to look at the horses, but don't know where to look. This book shows you where and how. There are 230 pages, with over 50 photographs, 30 figures and tables, and a comprehensive index and further reading list. Watching Racehorses