Foward To The Past

Foward To The Past

There are always sharp handicappers out there from whom we can learn and make our own game better. 

Many of those sharpies are ‘figures out of the past’ – players who have had their day in the sun and are now either deceased, or whose writings have generally been relegated to the dusty shelves of old handicapper’s (like me) libraries.  

But I have always been one to go back and study those guys – attempting to glean some golden nuggets that will apply to the game as we currently play it.  Though racing is continually evolving, the value of what these giant figures of the game’s past have to offer shouldn’t be overlooked.

Recently I was reminded of the great statistics compilation done by Fred Davis in the early seventies . . .

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