Nationally-known handicapper and turf writer Steve Davidowitz passed away at his home in Nevada over the weekend, according to his son, Brad. He was 77.
“I'd like to imagine he basically died doing what he loved, that he passed while doing what he loved,” Brad Davidowitz told the Daily Racing Form. “Romantically, I envision that he was writing a story, watching replays preparing for a story. He really enjoyed still being able to do relevant things about horse racing.”
Steve Davidowitz's most recent writing stint was with the website Horse Racing Nation, but during his career, he wrote for newspapers across the country, the Daily Racing Form and other horse racing publications. His book, Betting Thoroughbreds, is widely considered one of the most important handicapping books of the last few decades. He updated the book 10 years ago, re-releasing it as Betting Thoroughbreds for the 21st Century.
Davidowitz is survived by his son, two grandchildren, two sisters and a brother.
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