Horse racing books for beginners

What are the best horse racing books for budding horse racing enthusiasts? You are new to the horse racing sport and need to grasp every bit of horse racing information you can lay your hands on in the quickest way possible. Below are some choices of available horse racing books for beginners. These books will help you understand the sport, its history, and getting started with betting and handicapping.

Betting On Horse Racing For Dummies by Richard Eng

This is one of the best horse racing guidebooks available on the market. Journal columnist, Richard Eng, has written this book that is designed to educate new horse racing fans in some of the tricks of the trade. This book is well written, with the writer steering clear of advanced jargon and useless mathematical formulas that leave the beginner horse racing lover overwhelmed instead of grasping the basics of horse racing. Having covered the basic handicapping theory, Richard shows the reader how to apply the analyzed strategies to tournament play and handicapping the toughest races of them all, the Kentucky Derby.

Handicapping 101 by Brad Free

This is a book that has been specifically written for beginner horse racing enthusiasts. Additionally, it is also a valuable book for veteran race goers who intend to significantly increase their level of play, or those intending to improve their betting and handicapping techniques.

Win, Place And Show by Betsy Berns

If you are one of those horse racing fans mystified by the phrases and terms used in the horse racing arena, you will find this book quite useful as a guide to everything to do with the horse racing sport. Additionally, at the end of the book, you will find some helpful tips on how to enjoy your day at the horse race track.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Betting On Horses, published by Alpha Books publishers

When you buy this book, you will be able to competently examine such information as; the history of horse races, breeding information, roles of jockeys, drivers, trainers and track officials in horse races, the difference between courses and race tracks, betting, bookmaking and odds.

Apart from the aforementioned books, other helpful ones are such as; Ainslie’s Complete Guide to Thoroughbred Racing published by Fireside publishers, Horse Racing’s Holy Grail published by Eclipse Pr publishers, Bet With The Best published by Daily Racing Form publishers, and the Seabiscuit: An American Legend published by Ballantine Books publishers.