The reason most punters fail to win consistently is because they do not understand the form guide. I came to this conclusion after any number of long priced horses that I thought had no chance of... More > winning did just that. This realisation prompted me to interview a number of successful trainers and equine veterinarians in my quest to understand the thoroughbred racehorse. This knowledge and the subsequent experience gained by owning racehorses is contained in this book. This book documents the history of a horse from yearling to older horse, its early training and subsequent preparations. It explains why and when trainers will use a race simply to prepare their charge for a future event. It explains the different preparation of the sprinter and stayer why some horses are sprinters and some are stayers and why some horses race better in the wet than others. It explains in detail the months of preparation and training undertaken by these equine athletes and what the trainer sees in the form guide.< Less
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The author ridicules the "Old Firm bad as each other" myth which is propagated by... More > the Scottish media agenda with an acerbic wit and humour.
From 'Thugs and Thieves' to the Chris Sutton witch-hunt, the apologists for the disgraceful treatment meted out to Lennon and McGeady, through to Extension-gate in 2008, no hack or media lickspittle escapes the author's derision.
His synopsis of the 2008 Extension fiasco alone is unmissable reading for any Celtic supporter. The Lickspittle Archives will also leave you incredulous at what has been passed off as credible sports journalism in Scotland.
At nearly 400 pages of insightful and merciless ridiculing of "the Laptop Loyal" this is a must read for Celtic fans everywhere.< Less
Over 100 of the best-loved columns by Jay Reed, legendary outdoor writer of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Included are his reflections as a war correspondent in Vietnam, which twice made him a... More > finalist in the voting for the Pulitzer Prize. Reed's tenure at Wisconsin's largest newspaper spanned four decades. During that time, he set aside the columns he felt were his very best, in the hope they'd be made into a book someday. Cancer took his life in 2002, but Reed's wife, Christine, has seen to the publication of this book, celebrating the life of this beloved storyteller and Thor, his yellow Labrador retriever. Proceeds from sale of this book benefit the Jay Reed Conservation Scholarship Fund at the University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point, established by Christine Reed in 2003.< Less
The book that has become the standard on xingyiquan, contains all the basics plus many classic texts. Written by Li Tianji in 1980, it completes the work started by his father, Li Yulin, in 1958.... More > Andrea Falk translated the book from 1995 to 2000.
This PDF Edition has been reworked to allow for home printing on 8 1/2 x 11 inch pages. Very minor editing was done, so that the translation retains its original flavour.
This PDF Edition ISBN is 978-0-9866771-8-2< Less