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Greenacres
25 Feb 15 20:01
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Can anybody old enough please cast their mind back to the early 1970s to see if they can remember a wonderful book on how to bet the horses?  It was a book adapted from an American publication to fit British horseracing and contained the word/name 'Major' in the title. It was this book that got me into betting horses and I would dearly like to find out if any copies are still in circulation - needless to say I committed the cardinal sin of lending it to a 'friend' who never returned it.
Thanks in advance.

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ph.
When: 25 Feb 15 23:18
I've misplaced a few and have no idea where, Alec Bird biography,Mark Coton thing and 2 Alan Potts, Nick Mordin Betting for a Living and W Wightman Months of Misery Moments of Bliss.John Francome 10 greatest rides Video.Its a pain when you lend things out and get too old to recall.
By:
GLASGOWCALLING
When: 25 Feb 15 23:33
i didnt realise bill wightman had wrote a book ??

one of my first betting memories was in a betting shop in southampton in 1974, i was in with a mate and not old enough to bet when 3 or 4

old farmer types came in who unbeknown to us were in to back " flying nelly " as bill trained just a couple of miles out from southampton.

the rest is history the horse wins 22/1 and the shop had to send out for more money. ! ( cambridgeshire ).
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ph.
When: 25 Feb 15 23:42
I paid £12.99 from WHS in Newmarket at least 15 years ago. Listed all his winners from Day 1 and SP's and jockey at the end. He was a patient man and made the game pay. I backed Googly and Digital a few times with the Angry Ant in the saddle. Almost certain it is Months of Misery Moments of Bliss.
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ph.
When: 25 Feb 15 23:52
Can't locate The Benign Bishop-Ken Oliver either.Just finished Phil bull again, Horsetrader was last week, Julian Wilson before that. Its merely nostalgia. Horsetrader is a good read,no wonder these people don't need to gamble, they are betting astronomical sums on 2 and 3 year wagers.Needing to find a Derby winner each year to break even, what are the odds? Seriously rich men who still needed to syndicate. Magnier is probably the most influential person in Racing but it had to start somewhere and somebody had to back his vision and belief.
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top2rated
When: 26 Feb 15 07:35
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Ramruma
When: 26 Feb 15 09:39
You've given away the crown jewels now, @top2rated.
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Greenacres
When: 26 Feb 15 15:20
Thank you, Ramruna, 
Dare I ask if that is your own copy?
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Wannawin.
When: 27 Feb 15 14:23
Greenacres.

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