How to Pick a Winner

Author(s): Mary Mountier

NZ Non Fiction

 An astute, irreverent, insider's view of the so-called sport of kings - the betting systems, personalities, scandals, oddities, joys of ownership, social divisions, how it all began (blame King Charles II!) and advice to newcomers.

Despite a growing plethora of ways to gamble, betting on horse races continues to have its own special allure. In How to Pick a Winner, to be released for the 2004 Melbourne Cup - one of the world's great betting races - Mary Mountier gives an astute, irreverent, insider's view of the so-called sport of kings - the betting systems, personalities, scandals, oddities, joys of ownership, social divisions, how it all began (blame King Charles II!) and advice to newcomers. How to Pick a Winner even includes a brilliant list of excuses for failing to win. First published 2004.
Mary Mountier has written six books on racing, including the limited edition Notable Thoroughbreds series and Racing Women of New Zealand, contributed to racing publications in New Zealand and overseas, and owned numerous racehorses and greyhounds. First published 2004.

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Mary Mountier is a regular contributor to a number of prestigious international racing publications and the former owner of a number of racehorses and greyhounds.

General Fields

  • : 9780958253802
  • : Awa Press
  • : Awa Press
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 9mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mary Mountier
  • : Paperback
  • : 798.401
  • : 124