You can get most of the information you need online, but there are a few books that we have found to be either really useful, or a really good read.
If you have read something recently that isn’t listed below, and you think it would be of benefit to novice punters then please drop us a line to make your recommendation and we’ll add it to the list.
The Definitive Guide to Betting on Horses
The Definitive Guide to Betting on Horses is crammed with the expert views of many of the Racing Post journalists.
From Aintree to York: Racing Around Britain
Really entertaining book that serves as a great guide to all of the UK racecourses.
Gentleman’s Guide to Calculating Winning Bets
Really handy book that will help you work out what your winnings should be!
Intrigued by Betfair, but haven’t gone any further than opening an account and playing around? This book will give you a good understanding of the basics and introduce you to the world of trading.
The Betting Edge: Joining the Two Per Cent of Profitable Gamblers
Very organised book, gives some idea of how much research and work needs to be done to become a successful punter.