Winning Insights into Playing the Horses
By Frank R. Scatoni and Peter Thomas Fornatale
Hardcover - Item #B1815 - 288-pages
Publisher: DRF Press
Pub. Date: April 2005
from Chapter 2: The Information Edge
from Chapter 3: The Never-Ending Quest for Value
Table of Contents
Introduction (About the Subjects)
Chapter 1 - A Hard Way to Make An Easy Living
Chapter 2 - The Information Edge
Chapter 3 - The Never-Ending Quest for Value
Chapter 4 - If I Only Knew How to Bet...
Chapter 5 - Woulda... Coulda... Shoulda... Doesn't Get it Done
Chapter 6 - It's One Long Game
Chapter 7 - The Road Ahead: Issues Facing the Game
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO CONSISTENTLY BEAT THE RACES?
Are there really people who consistently win at the racetrack? Yes
there are, and in Six Secrets of Successful Bettors: Winning Insights into
Playing the Horses, you'll finally meet them and learn their secrets. Frank R.
Scatoni and Peter Thomas Fornatale have put together a one-of-a-kind
gambler's gem in their quest to find the small percentage of racetrack
investors who beat the game. Do you have what it takes to join them?
Through extensive research and interviews, Scatoni and Fornatale have
found that there are specific traits that these successful gamblers share. By
combining elements of traditional business analysis with proven
handicapping methods and practical lessons learned in the wagering
trenches, these unique professionals have developed a model for
consistent success. They not only understand the fundamentals of value
analysis, money management, and betting strategy, but also have
developed the discipline and mental fortitude that ultimately separate the
knowledgeable enthusiast from the successful investor.
After interviewing more than two dozen professional players, the
authors have identified the six secrets that all of these successful
individuals have in common. Whether you're a casual weekend player or a
serious fan contemplating turning pro, all of the practical elements for
success are candidly revealed in this truly fascinating journey into the
gambling habits of the world's greatest players.
Interviews with horseplayers Andrew Beyer, Paul Braseth, Dave
Cascuna, Paul Cornman, Steven Crist, Ernie Dahlman, Steve Davidowitz,
Cary Fotias, Brad Free, Len Friedman, Randy Gallo, Dave Gutfreund, Jim
Mazur, Barry Meadow, Gerry Okuneff, James Quinn, Roxy Roxborough,
Other gamblers interviewed include blackjack expert Kevin Blackwood
and poker champions Clonie Gowen, Howard Lederer and "Amarillo Slim"
PRAISE FOR SIX SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL BETTORS
"Whether you're at the poker table or at the racetrack, there are certain
things you need to know to be a winner. One of the most important is to
develop a winning mindset--something that all of the bettors in this book
have done with great success, from Howard Lederer to Andy Beyer. Hearing
these players speak about their methods and strategies, in their own
words, provides a great roadmap for success."
Phil Hellmuth -
Nine time World Series of Poker champion and best-selling author of
Play Poker Like the Pros and Bad Beats and Lucky Draws
"Anyone can have an opinion. But only the best horseplayers have
opinions backed by insightful strategies. Six Secrets of Successful Bettors
is a fascinating glimpse into the mindsets of some of America's best
gamblers. Although the authors focus on six secrets, I found there to be
many more precious handicapping tidbits spread throughout the book."
Randy Moss - ESPN horseracing analyst
"If I had a dollar for every gambler I've met in the last 50 years who's
claimed to be a pro, I'd be a millionaire 10 times over. In Six Secrets of
Successful Bettors, more than two dozen of the world's shrewdest players
reveal their winning secrets."
Harvey Pack - Founding host, Thoroughbred Action
A MUST-READ BOOK FOR EVERY SERIOUS HORSEPLAYER!