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Let's say you can only go back to 1950.
What would the book be?
How would you bet? Remember it's parimutuel racing so the more you bet the lower the price.
And most important of all you don't want to draw too much attention to yourself because someone might try to take you out and steal it.
Anything Ray Talbout.
The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn, I believe.
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Avatar: My cuzin Isaac Murphy - a jock I'm tying to emulate in character and winning percentage - almost 47% lifetime.
The Complete Results History of Santa Anita Racing, a book I would compile and print just before I leap back into the '50s.
The history of the Kentucky Derby? Could you make your living on one day a year? Probably but how hard would you push it knowing that it's parimutuel wagering and that you don't want to draw too much attention to yourself?
American Racing Manual?
THE OFFICIAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THOROUGHBRED RACING
The American Racing Manual 2011 Edited By Paula Welch-Prather
Hardcover Item #ARM2011
Publisher: DRF Press
Pub Date: May 2011
Once again, The American Racing Manual 2011 sets the standard for providing complete and thorough Thoroughbred statistical data. Now in its 115th year of publication, the ARM continues to cover the major statistical happenings of the racing industry directly from America’s leading and most reliable turf authority: Daily Racing Form. Whether you’re an active horseplayer, Thoroughbred fan, or work or participate in the industry, you’ll find everything you need to know about Thoroughbred racing in this new 2010 volume.
A COMPLETE RECAP OF 2010:
Comprehensive Beyer Speed Figures back to 1992
All graded stakes charts for 2010
Past Performances for all graded stakes winners
Records for every Thoroughbred race horse, trainer, jockey and sire in 2010
Recap for every stakes run in 2010
Directory of all North American racetracks, with track diagrams
Special statistical sections for Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup races
Complete Grade 1 stakes histories
Eclipse Award vote totals
Leader, money won by age, 2010
Leader, races won by age, 2010
The year in review in domestic and foreign racing breeding and the Thoroughbred industry
Thesaurus of American Graded Stakes
Annual foal registrations
Annual leading sires of sales yearlings (1940-2010)
Leading sire of sales yearlings by average price
Annual top-priced North American yearlings (1940-2010)
Average price per yearling (1908-2010)
Fastest times during 2010 by age (2, 3, 4+) and gender (male/female)
Betting Percentage Table
Canadian champions (DRF – 1951-1974, Sovereign – 1975-2010)
“Synth” designations on the race headers in stakes histories
Lifetime past performances of all 11 Triple Crown winners and 24 other legends of the turf
Praise for The American Racing Manual 2011
"The American Racing Manual is an extraordinary comprehensive resource, offering a wealth of information on every aspect of Thoroughbred racing. For racing professionals and devoted fans alike, this book is indispensable."
Author of Seabiscuit: An American Legend
"The American Racing Manual has done wonders for my back. One manual takes the place of 40 pounds of other reference books that I would otherwise need to cram into my travel bag."
ESPN Racing analyst
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