, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 35–40 | Cite as

Analyzing the placement odds of favorite horses in the thoroughbred racing industry of the British Isles

  • Fernando Mata
  • Sarah Watts


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Further Reading

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  • Fernando Mata
  • Sarah Watts

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