Below are the most recent columns from ESPN.com's Jay Cronley.07/19/2005
Cronley: Betting by the book
This question accompanying any gambling-secrets book is: If you're so smart, why share?
Cronley: Carpe diem. Siezing the day
First he lost his job and then his wife said she needed some time away from him, some time away from him while she remained in their house.
Cronley: Surviving a slump
Every sport has them, but for the handicapper, a losing streak at the races can be catastrophic.
What's wrong with a friendly wager?
Betting on a horse race is a perfectly legal way to gamble. So why is wagering so ignored by the media that cover the game?
Cronley: Common sense or nonsense?
These days, what used to be sensible at the track might cost you a whole lot of money.
Cronley: The obstacles to picking a winner
How hard is it to pick a winner at the races? Let Jay count the ways.
Cronley: What's great about racing
There's plenty to like about horse racing. Just ask Jay.
Cronley: Horse racing's sure thing
Slots have come to where Jay lives, and as a horseplayer, he couldn't be more grateful.
Cronley: Is the fix in?
Every sport has its cheaters. But are horse racing's taken as seriously as they used to be?
Cronley: What could have been ... really
Jay feels bad for those who come within a whisker of taking down a fortune. But not that bad.
Cronley: When talk is the cheapest
At every race track, there's somebody who had the most recent unbelievable winner. Or said they did.
Cronley: How it's done by the book
Although Jay likes to wager his money at the windows, he has run across a bookmaker or two in his time.