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Betting by the book

This question accompanying any gambling-secrets book is: If you're so smart, why share?

Updated: April 26, 2005, 12:50 AM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

The first thing a horseplayer asks him or herself when a book like "Six Secrets of Successful Bettors" comes along is which is the best play, spending $25 for the tome written by Frank R. Scatoni and Peter Thomas Fornatale and published by the Daily Racing Form Press, or playing a 2-3 Exacta box at Evangeline?

This question accompanying any gambling-secrets book is: If you're so smart, why share?

The answer is: Touting is easier than picking.

It's why average writers teach English ...

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