Excuses, Excuses! 100 Reasons Why Your Horse Lost The Race!

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100 excuses why your horse lost and we numbered them for you and your trainer!

An inside look at the world of Thoroughbred Racing with an informative and yet comical view of the so called "Sport of Kings"! Handicappers, casual bettors and horse owners can spend all sorts of time and money trying to correctly analyze the field of a horse race. They do this in order to get an edge when wagering on the races. There are currently several past performance publications and 100's of ...

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100 excuses why your horse lost and we numbered them for you and your trainer!

An inside look at the world of Thoroughbred Racing with an informative and yet comical view of the so called "Sport of Kings"! Handicappers, casual bettors and horse owners can spend all sorts of time and money trying to correctly analyze the field of a horse race. They do this in order to get an edge when wagering on the races. There are currently several past performance publications and 100's of handicapping systems, computer programs, theories, calculations, tip sheets, etc ,available to those looking to get the edge. The pursuit of such an edge is done for prosperity's sake as well as bragging rights in this culture of horse betters and horseracing aficionado's. So why is it then, in most cases, the horse that has been selected by the Para mutual betting public as the favorite, loses 3 out of every 4 races? Perhaps that while the general public bases their selections on past performances and certain trends, they are in fact overlooking the many obstacles a horse faces in the actual race itself. Owning racehorses gave me an inside look at the reasons why a horse may lose a race, and the reasons for the loss are left out of most handicapping equations when selecting the bettor's choice. The reasons (or as I call them excuses) I have heard over the years, of why our horses lost certainly must apply to the other horses in the races that lost when our horses made it into the winners circle. Owners will find this book entertaining and informative while handicappers and the casual better will get an inside look at what owners are told after their horse lose a race. Excuses, Excuses!

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  • ISBN-13: 9781598005929
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/2/2006
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 884,902
  • Product dimensions: 0.32 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2007

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    I can really see why trainers would find this book to be a sour grapes account of an owners memories. I have been there and will tell you that this is a very funny and accurate account of what the unsuspecting horse owner is told after the race is over. The book is indeed funny and more informative than I even thought it would be. I recommend it highly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2006

    I am sure that trainers must hate this book as much as owners must love it!

    This is a very nicely written book by what i have recently come to find out,was written by a very successful owner. This book is very informative and certainly answers some questions on why horses lose, even when they seem to be a slam dunk on paper. I have learned much in this book and was surprisingly entertained while reading it. Highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2006

    Excuses, Excuses! is a winner!

    Have you ever watched the jockey and the trainers huddle before a race in the paddock? After the race, if the horse loses, they seem to huddle again. I think the trainer and jockey are getting their stories straight regarding what they are planning to say to the owner of the horse who just lost the race. After reading James Vena's book Excuses, Excuses! 100 reasons why your horse lost the race! I believe it is a treatis on what the poor owner gets as his official word from the trainer or jockey. It is hilarious, poignent and sad. If you ever have visited a racetrack or bet $2.00 on a horse you must read this book. It is great! Stuart Held, author - BEHIND THE YELLOW FILTER

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2006

    This is a funny book...

    Highly recommended for horse owners and horse bettors. While the excuses are really what one hears when a horse loses, the writer has a very comical view of the excuses and does a great job in mixing the jocularity with a lot of educational information. This is a must read!

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