Finally, longtime NTWA member Steve Davidowitz's new book, The Best and Worst of Thoroughbred Racing, was published on December 19 by DRF Press.
Author Steve Davidowitz, who has seen and known them all, answers these provocative questions and hundreds more, but that's just the beginning of the opinions and observations in The Best and Worst of Thoroughbred Handicapping.
Davidowitz, a veteran reporter, columnist and handicapper who has worked and gambled at dozens of American racetracks, is a passionate lover of the racing game--and an equally passionate critic of its shortcomings.
In addition to starting and settling arguments about the sport's most talented people and racehorses, Davidowitz
takes aim at its rascals and reprobates and at an industry that too often fails to address and resolve its issues.
After four decades as an astute handicapper and journalist, Steve Davidowitz
has an answer to all of these questions--and many more.
"I gotta book right here... As if horseplayers didn't have enough to argue about every day at the track, now comes along Steve Davidowitz
with the champion argument-starter of all time.
has been a professional handicapper, reporter, editor, consultant, and columnist for more than three decades.
A member of the National Turf Writers since 1973, Steve is the author of the influential and best-selling handicapping book 'Betting Thoroughbreds', which he updated a few years ago to cover modern handicapping situations and a variety of advanced exotic wagering strategies.
A highly touted baseball star at Rutgers University
who lost a potential pitching career due to a freak boating mishap, Davidowitz
has a wide-ranging background that includes solo travel to Cuba as a teenager; scuba diving in the Caribbean; playing folk guitar in the clubs of New Orleans, and photographic magazine covers and exhibitions of his
As a single parent, Steve
also raised his
son, Brad, now a corporate program analyst in Minneapolis, married with two children.
"began to major in horse-racing studies at Rutgers University
, Garden State Park Division," when a New Brunswick, New Jersey, bookmaker gave him a copy of the 1959 American Racing Manual.
Some 40 years later, Davidowitz
helped Daily Racing Form bring that prestigious annual back to print as the ARM's
editor from 2000-2003.
An active horseplayer who manages a pick-six syndicate, Steve has contributed articles to The New York Times and been a featured columnist and/or racing editor for Turf and Sport Digest magazine, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Oakland Tribune, The Philadelphia Journal, The Racing Times, the St. Petersburg Times, and the Houston Post, among other publications.
writes handicapping columns for DRF Simulcast Weekly, trackmaster.com, and other outlets on the Internet.
In addition to his horse-race writings and commentaries, Davidowitz is the co-author of 'They Can't Hide Us Anymore' with singer/songwriter Richie Havens.