Horse Books

Most of the horse betting systems will rely on data taken from horse books and websites. From the use of “handicapping” to understanding how to analyze data, there are a large number of horse books that will always come in handy.

Unfortunately, the use of horse books might mean that the information is not as timely as it should be. For example, if the books contain data about the previous season this is certainly useful in a “big picture” sort of way, but the information is not going to be relevant when trying to assess the way that a horse is training in the current season, or if the health of a jockey has come into question in recent weeks or months.

This means that betting on horses will always require a bit of background or archival information and it also demands a lot of contemporary details too. The best way to gather this is through the use of books, but also through a bookmaker’s website too. Most of the top-quality services provide archival information about horses, owners, trainers, and riders; and all of this needs to be considered when attempting to understand which horses will be the most likely to win any given race.

Remember, however, that some horses do well on specific tracks and under specific conditions, and this is where books can be useful. For instance, a book might identify a particular race in which the top horse racing failed to perform well because of the track conditions, and instead the “underdog” ended up taking the win because of the unusual conditions. Such information is invaluable and should be noted whenever it appears.

Using all kinds of resources to make your wagering decisions is a vitally important part of the betting process, and the Internet, printed materials, and word of mouth should all be considered useful.