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Author Topic: What's the best harness book you've read??  (Read 636 times)
burton
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« on: October 13, 2012, 11:37:46 AM »

For handicapping I loved Tom Ainslie's books. Only years later did I find out that wasn't even his real name.

I think Crazy Good about Dan patch and The Horse That God Loved about Rambling Willie are good.
My Willie book was also autographed by Willie.
Dean Collins who worked for Bob Farrington placed Willie's ink stained hoof on your book.
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2012, 11:41:53 AM »

For handicapping I loved Tom Ainslie's books. Only years later did I find out that wasn't even his real name.

I think Crazy Good about Dan patch and The Horse That God Loved about Rambling Willie are good.
My Willie book was also autographed by Willie.
Dean Collins who worked for Bob Farrington placed Willie's ink stained hoof on your book.
Still have the Ainsle book.
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2012, 11:46:20 AM »

Still have the Ainsle book.
Which edition?
1969 or 1979?
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2012, 11:55:19 AM »

  Modern trotting methods c.1915.  Great to see time honored methods being discussed.
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2012, 11:57:13 AM »

Which edition?
1969 or 1979?
Complete Guide to Harness Racing  70 and 80...I have the 70.
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2012, 12:04:02 PM »

"Hooked on harness racing"....when I was a small boy.....it made me head to Lexington as soon as I was old enough to hit the highway.....I think the author was connected with Vernon Downs somehow.....long time ago...good read.
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2012, 12:12:27 PM »

"Hooked on harness racing"....when I was a small boy.....it made me head to Lexington as soon as I was old enough to hit the highway.....I think the author was connected with Vernon Downs somehow.....long time ago...good read.
Donald Evans ?
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2012, 12:52:50 AM »

barry meadows wrote a book years back cant remember the name but it is definitely worth reading for someone starting out or just looking for some more angles
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2012, 10:37:00 AM »

A PROGRAM
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2012, 10:39:39 AM »

HAROLD STORY
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« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2012, 10:40:19 AM »

HOW DA GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2012, 12:02:40 PM »

THE SPORTS EYE
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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2012, 12:06:46 PM »

PLAYGIRL
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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2012, 12:10:37 PM »

YOU ARE SICK
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« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2012, 06:09:30 PM »

best fiction about the backstretch (this was runners) was "tip on a dead crab". i think the author was jim murray (not l a times).

wrote a few with the same characters. interesting and fun to read.
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