Handicapping Speed: The Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Sprinters, by Charles Carroll


Handicapping Speed: The Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Sprinters, by Charles Carroll


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Product Description

Handicapping Speed changed many basic ideas about horse racing, and it provides the background and theory for using Speed Handicapper® Software.

Handicapping Speed is a thoroughbred handicapping book, but it is the only book that covers Quarter Horse handicapping, both in its own right, and as a model for understanding the dynamics of Thoroughbred flying starts and early pace.

Price: $29.95 paperback, 6 x 9, 226 pages
Very limited supplies.  Now also available in digital, searchable .pfd format for just $9.95.  Click Here for info.

Reviews and commentary:

  • “One of the most thoughtful and literate books on horse racing.” — Andrew Beyer, originator of the Beyer Speed Figures, Beyer On Speed, p. 55.
  • “On a par with the works of Andy Beyer and James Quinn in its clarity and insight into the game.” Ian Blair, Editor of the American Turf Monthly
  • “Charles Carroll is a provocative speed handicapper and his book represents a major contribution to that rarefied art. The author urges handicappers to use his new methods in sprints and he gets no resistance from me. I also like his treatment of pace and the delightful fact that the book is so well written.” — James Quinn, author of Figure Handicapping and many other fine books on horse racing
  • “This book may change your mind about a number of ideas we horse players hold as gospel. I strongly recommend Handicapping Speed.” — Tom Brohamer, author of Modern Pace Handicapping
  • “Carroll offers some of the best discussions of top speed, parallel speed, computing speed…this is the sleeper of the year, a true overlay in handicapping works.” Howard Schwartz, Gamblers’ Book Club
  • “This is a work for those who read handicapping books for more than just a mechanical process for selecting winners.” Dr. Howard Sartin, originator of “The Sartin Methodology,” co-author of Pace Makes The Race
  • “Carroll’s ideas have been developed independently and are not a knock-off of someone else’s work.” Vince Doyal, American Turf Monthly