As millions watched Barbaro win the 2006 Kentucky Derby
in sweeping style, their hearts skipped a beat. Here was
a horse born to run, a horse of destiny. Not since
Secretariat had so many people anticipated the future
coronation of a Triple Crown winner —a king of
The story was made even sweeter by that of his trainer —
former Olympic show jumper Michael Matz who had survived
a horrific plane crash and saved three children.
On Preakness day, here was Matz saddling the horse
everyone believed had wings. The story seemed almost too
good to be true. Almost. A misstep shattered Barbaro's
right hind leg and dashed any Triple Crown dreams. It
also put Barbaro's very life on the line. But Barbaro's
remarkable recovery amid setbacks and complications has
earned him new fans around the world. Here is the truly
remarkable and inspiring story of a horse, his trainer,
and veterinary science on the cutting edge of technolgy.
Hardcover, 189 pages
Pro Rated Longshots Plus takes Dan Geer's time-tested
longshot selection method into the next Millennium. Exotic
wagering use, specifically exactas and trifectas, is
explained in detail. Ideal for the simulcast attendee....
By Trillis Parker. This 195-page book is the companion
volume to the "Horses Talk" video series (see video
selections). The book is loaded with photos and illustrations
to teach the reader what to look for in a ready-to-win
Ray Taulbot's books are classics of handicapping
literature. In the 1950s, he had already laid the
foundation for what others are only now discovering. This
62-page masterpiece features a powerful spot play method
that automatically eliminate...
THE MULTIPLE FACTOR RATING METHOD is a mathematical
process that selects the probable winner in a horse race
assigning to each entry a positive numerical value based
four basic handicapping factors: Class, Speed, Win
Beyer builds on the strategy of speed handicapping that he
detailed in Picking Winners with the introduction of
trip handicapping. Beyer shows the smart bettor how to
combine past performance with trips, track bias, and pace.