The Basics of Winning Horse-Racing This comprehensive guide shows first-time and experienced players how to play and win at the racetrack. One read gives you an understanding of the racing charts, and the knowledge to make the bets that give you the best chances of winning. You'll learn the differences between stakes, handicap, allowance, maiden and claiming races, and even how a bettor can go to the track and come back owning his own race horse. Each bet and strategy is outlined in a step-by-step fashion, with eleven charts clearly illustrating all points made. Illustrations.