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Exotic Betting: How to Make the Multihorse, Multirace Bets
that Win Racing's Biggest Payoffs
by Steven Crist

In Exotic Betting, the horseplayer takes a colorful wagering ride by learning to maximize profits by betting on a multitude of exotic wagers including the daily double, exacta, trifecta, quinella, superfecta, pick 3, 4, and 6.

This is not a book about how to pick winners at the racetrack. Exotic Betting instead argues that how to bet is as important as who you like, especially in the 21st-century world of horse racing, where a new menu of wagers such as the superfecta and pick four have overtaken the familiar win, place, and show betting of yesteryear.

Both serious and casual horseplayers will benefit from understanding the strategy and mechanics of making these complex wagers, a topic generally ignored in the literature of handicapping but now more important than ever.

Crist explores each of racing's so-called exotic wagers, including exactas, trifectas, superfectas, doubles, pick threes, pick fours, and pick sixes. Drawing on his personal experiences as a bettor and as a racing journalist and executive, Crist outlines both the common mistakes made by the betting public and some alternative approaches that can lead to more profitable returns and to greater enjoyment of an endlessly intricate and fascinating game.

Book Details

Exotic Betting by Steven Crist
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: DRF Press (June 13, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932910921
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932910926