Extensively updated, this new edition of The Punter's Friend contains everything you need to know about the world of horse-racing and the language of the bookmaker's world. It explains how to read form and examines every kind of popular bet. There is useful background information on all the leading trainers and jockeys on the flat and over the jumps, details of past winners of the big races and the special characteristics of the leading racecourses around the country. Comprehensively illustrated to show betting slips and how to fill them in, The Punter's Friend has become the bible for those who bet on horses.
Jack Waterman, who joined the profession as a writing correspondent for the Evening Standard, is now a regular writer in the racing pages of The Times with a canny ability to back a winner. He has also contributed to the Sporting Life, the Aintree Legend and the European Racehorse