In this way, through easy-to-follow diagrams and casual discussions of the usual hang-ups, Dellenbaugh and Perry entice the reader to examine their understandings of the rules. While acknowledging that "a rules book doesn't always make for the best bedtime reading," Perry writes in an clear, informal, even humorous way that tames the daunting task of learning the rules. Section by section, rule by rule, Perry transforms the arcane terminology of the rulebook into a simple, logical perspective for looking at the racecourse. In his introduction, Perry cautions readers against trying to memorize the rules. "Try to see exactly what actions each rule is trying to produce and eliminate," he reasons. With Perry as your guide, you can't help but develop a natural instinct for knowing your rights in any situation.