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Old 04-14-2019, 04:46 PM
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Default Steve Davidowitz passes

Noted racing author Davidowitz dead at age 77
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Old 04-14-2019, 05:04 PM
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Saddened by the news. His Betting Thoroughbreds is the greatest written stream of consciousness on handicapping and wagering ever. A classic racetrack character, Steve was a quixotic, bombastic and wonderfully engaging contributor to ATR for many years and he leaves a lasting positive impression on the approach of countless horseplayers..
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Old 04-14-2019, 10:44 PM
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Well said Steve. His writing was very astute. It came at a time people were starting to write about handicapping, but I found his writing just excellent. Also anytime he spoke. RIP to a horseplayer.
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:19 AM
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R.I.P., good sir.
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:12 AM
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Before the days of the internet I grew up reading every racing book I could get my hands on. Betting on the Thoroughbreds was one of the best and sadly the last chapter has been written. Rest in Peace Mr. Davidowitz. You and your words will never be forgotten.
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:17 AM
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Excellent author. I read both the original and updated Betting Thoroughbreds. He also appeared in one of the DRF handicapping conferences that I have on disc and he made a very insightful presentation.

Rest in peace. His work will continue to inspire others.
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:33 AM
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Imagine two horse players sitting on a bench at Saratoga an the impact they would later have on this game.

Steve's paperback "green" book was like a bible to me in my early years of handicapping. His chapter on the various level within a class was like finding gold in my backyard.

RIP, Steve...and thanks for the years of great reading and listening.
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:22 PM
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Default Davidowitz on DRF Players' Podcast, 2016

DRF Podcast with Steve Davidowitz from 2016 with Pete Fornatale:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ry4Ctm7cvk

From DRF's youtube page.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:48 PM
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Ouch............this one hurts a little........Betting Thoroughbreds is the best.
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Old 04-18-2019, 12:19 PM
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Met him at Woodbine a couple years ago...nice guy, very astute.
A real "racetracker" kind a guy
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