Australian Horse Racing



The Edge

We all want to be competitive in everything we do. And no more so that with punting on horse racing.

Success in punting on horses, in fact most things reduces down to an information war - the people with the best information make the smart moves.

Books have been and still are the best source of general information, and this applies at least as much in the art of racehorse selection and staking as in any other field.

Author Paul Segar has produced textbooks which cover all aspects of punting. The books alone stand as a complete reference but also provide 'food for thought'. You can develop / improve your own ideas as well as learn some new techniques.

Each book is written in plain English with plenty of practical examples in each chapter. Browse the contents of each book or email for further information, if required.

Improve your punting knowledge today - buy one or all of these books.

Read the books but want more? It's time to do a course.

The Pureform Introduction Course uses a computer program to show you how and when to bet and how to do it successfully. Check out the details


The Benchmark Handicapper Course continues from the Introduction Course and gives you further weapons to apply when making quality value selections. More...


The Introduction to Dutch Betting using the Ratings Calculator Course gives you an introduction to betting using the Ratings Calculator computer software. More...



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Horse Racing Theory and Practice by Paul Segar is the definitive textbook covering all aspects of punting on racehorses for profit and betting endeavour..

First published in 1989, this second edition covers modern punting techniques of use to both the novice and professional punter alike. Written in plain English, it describes the whole process of punting from the initial form consideration and the different possible staking approaches.

The chapter titles speak for themselves giving the thinking punter a serious edge in the punting battle. The chapter on characteristics is even more relevant today than when the book was first written

It is a valuable addition to any horseman serious about improving their punting techniques.

So what makes a book so useful? Usually when the punt is not going as well as it could, it is a good idea to go back to basics and review what has changed since that last good winning run or why the scoreboard is worse than before. Alternatively you can find a new factor that alone can improve your overall performance. A book gives you time to think, which after all, horse racing is the thinking man's sport and all decisions are yours to make. The only difference between winning and losing in any race is the decisions you make. Horse Racing Theory and Practice will help you make better decisions.

Chapter Titles:

Introduction to Punting
Reading the Form
Class in Horse Racing
The trainers Plan
Video and Photos
Wet track Analysis
Speed Handicapping
Selection Methods
Overs Punting
Using Markets
Further Thoughts
Appendix One

330 pages

Price $35

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Horse Racing Theory and Practice

$35 (330 pages)