In DRF Press's latest book release The Best and Worst of Thoroughbred Racing, acclaimed author and handicapper Steve Davidowitz
gives us passionate answers to all of these questions with a series of wide-ranging lists spiked by entertaining anecdotes and probing essays that shed light on the sport's most brilliant and most controversial human and equine performers since the early 1950's.
In The Best and Worst of Thoroughbred Racing ($24.95), Davidowitz reveals many new insights and behind-the scenes details about the greatest performances of the modern era, many of which he
witnessed in person.
not only starts and attempts to settle arguments about the sport's most talented racehorses and horsemen, he
takes aim at the sport's rascals and reprobates in an industry that too often fails to address and resolve its most troubling issues.
has been a professional handicapper, reporter, editor, consultant, and columnist for more than three decades.
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.
"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
would help Daily Racing Form bring that prestigious annual back to print as the ARM's
editor from 2000-03.
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.