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Racing maxims and methods of Pittsburg Phil (George E. Smith)

Edward W. Cole

Racing maxims and methods of Pittsburg Phil (George E. Smith)

complete systems as employed by the most successful speculator in the history of American turf

by Edward W. Cole

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Published in Las Vegas : Gambler"s Book Club .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Smith, George E., -- d. 1905.,
  • Horse racing -- Betting.

  • Edition Notes

    $2.00

    StatementEdward W. Cole.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination174 p.
    Number of Pages174
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22910274M

      Racing Maxims & Methods of Pittsburg Phil by Edward Cole, , available at Book Depository with free delivery : Edward Cole. There’s an old racing axiom that claims “weight can stop a freight train.” In fact, many old-time gamblers like George “Pittsburg Phil” Smith felt that weight was the preeminent factor in thoroughbred horse racing. “In handicaps the top weights are at a disadvantage always unless they are very high class horses,” the legendary gambler noted in “Racing Maxims and Methods of.

      In “Racing Maxims and Methods of ‘Pittsburg Phil’,” Smith, aka “Pittsburg Phil,” said this: “In handicaps, the top weights are at a disadvantage always, unless they are very high-class horses.”. Pittsburgh Phil, Racing Maxims and methods of the The Patron Saint of Punters - George E Smith.

      A book was published, posthumously, describing his handicapping methodology called “The Racing Maxims and Methods of Pittsburg Phil,” which is still popular today. Three years later Cole published that wisdom in a book called “Racing Maxims and Methods of Pittsburg Phil.” The book went out of print for decades but found a second life, importantly, after it was reprinted in the s. Pittsburg Phil’s book provided a handicapping blueprint framed by anecdote and aphorism.


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In “Racing Maxims and Methods of Pittsburg Phil,” Phil discusses larcenous jocks (most interestingly, perhaps, Hall of Famer Tod Sloan), the importance of watching races, finding good value, etc.

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The book, based on an interview Phil gave to Edward Cole, was the first the public had ever heard of many of Phil’s methods at the racetrack. Racing Maxims & Methods of Pittsburg Phil by Edward Cole - A legendary classic packed with some of the best horseplaying advice ever, The book contains some of the best horseplaying advice ever and has stood the test of time for generations of horseplayers.

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