Becoming a good horse rider or a punter betting on the horses does not happen in just a snap of a finger. It is an ongoing learning process where a lot of experiences are needed for you to be actually good at it. For instance, some of today’s successful horse riders started gaining an understanding of this field as early as five or six years old. There are also who kicked off (no pun intended) their career handicapping horses as a means of recreational activity. After realizing that there’s good money in it, they took it more seriously.
Reading books on horse racing, betting tactics or handicapping is a good way to set things moving. Applying what you read will help pick up your handicapping, or filling up your betting ledger. Here are some horse racing books that we believe will make you a headway in this career:
- Betting on Horse Racing for Dummies by Richard Eng
This book is a part of a wide collection of books for dummies. As a newbie, it will introduce you to the entrancing world of horse racing. In addition, Betting on Horse Racing for Dummies will guide its readers on how to enjoy the sport and make astute wagers.
Moreover, the book elucidates what goes on at the track, how to choose horses or jockeys, and how to make a bet, among other things.
- The Masters of Manton by Paul Mathieu
The Masters of Manton is about the four race horse trainers and the famed Manton Yard. As with any real-life gambling experience, everything came into being through gambling. Readers need not to be burning with curiosity in horse racing for them to enjoy or even read the book. If you fantasize about having that big win, this book is for you.
- Longshot by Dick Francis
The Longshot is among the best body of work by Dick Francis. Some regard this book as the “High King of Horse Racing Mysteries.” If you’re up for a night of enigma, we highly recommend Longshot.
- Win, Place and Show by Betsy Berns
Win, Place and Show will acquaint readers to the joys and sensation in thoroughbred racing. This book is meant for sharing, especially with family members who don’t quite comprehend your passion and enthusiasm in the sport.
- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Betting on Horses by Sharon Smith
This book is different in many ways to Richard Eng’s Betting on Horse Racing for Dummies. Smith started off with the history and the ins and outs of the sport, rather than the actual betting part. Nonetheless, the book imbues a good feel about the game.