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Rapid Horse Racing Winner Selection

It’s pretty darn difficult to make a profit from horse racing, and it’s even harder if you don’t have the time to analyse races properly. Let’s face it, analysing a race requires: Skill Time And even more annoyingly, it takes time to learn the skill. Which means that the primary ingredient is… time. On the Race Advisor we have spent nearly a decade developing …

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4 Steps For Winners This Winter

Can you imagine what it would be like to uncover hidden treasures? Heck, for all I know that may be your job. In which case, you have an awesome job! For me, finding hidden treasures in horse racing data is just as exciting. But it’s damn hard. Which I’m sure you’ll know. That’s why I built a special piece of …

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The Time Machine

Something interesting has happened this week, an article that I wrote in 2010 has started to get a lot of people reading it. I’m not quite sure why, or how, this has suddenly happened. But it gave me a reason to look back at it and read it again myself. And the principles I wrote about in 2010 are still …

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Place Betting on Favourites: Does It Pay?

To date, most of the statistical articles on Race Advisor have focused on making a profit from backing winning horses. Yet there is also the potential to make money from ‘place’ betting. This is, of course, the practice of backing a horse at medium to long odds with the hope that it finishes ‘in the places’. Depending on the size …

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The Handicap Debutante System – A Smartsigger Publication

The turf flat racing season is beyond the half-way point for the year but I wanted to tell you about a very simple system that makes a decent profit across the season. The first thing to say is that it isn’t a desperately complicated system. However, it does have a solid rationale, as it is about backing unexposed runners in …

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Runners or Riders? Making Money From Jockeys

It isn’t unusual for a punter, especially a casual one, to make the mistake of backing a horse solely because there is a ‘big name’ jockey on board. While the likes of A. P. McCoy, Ruby Walsh and Frankie Dettori are unquestionably outstanding jockeys, they are not magicians. If they are riding a complete lemon, they are not going to …

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Can You Be Successful From Last Time Out Winners?

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When it comes to picking winners, punters are enamoured with the form guide and what better way to make money than to back a horse that won its last race? Around 50 years ago, race lovers apparently made substantial sums of money from backing Last Time Out Winners. It transpired that horses in National Hunt races were being turned out …

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Fairbot – Review

Fairbot Advanced Automation – Strategy Editor Today I’m going to show how you can program Betfair to place and trade your bets given certain criteria. You can do this using an Excel spreadsheet and link the spreadsheet into Betfair trading software, but, frankly, doing this is quite complicated and requires quite a bit of knowledge. Recently I reviewed Fairbot and …

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Dobbing Secrets Review

Dobbing Secrets & Fairbot – Review This is a review of the excellent Dobbing Secrets Report, which is available here. After describing Dobbing Secrets I will use Fairbot, which I previously reviewed (link), to show the potential of the Dobbing Secrets system, when combined with the power of Trading. Essentially Dobbing Secrets is a selection process that finds horses that …

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Second Favourite Horses… Making Them Pay

There’s a lot of information out there about how favourites in horse racing finish, but what about the second favourites? We know that the majority of winners come from the first four or five in the betting. But when people are looking for betting systems they always start with the favourite. Of course, there’s a few reasons for that. One …

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Re-Evaluating Your Betting Systems

This is going to be my last post until the new year, and at the end of the year I like to look back over the past year and decide what I’m going to do in the new year. It’s a process that I’ve always found has made a big difference to me. I think of the new year as …

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What Is A Neural Network & How Is It Used In Horse Racing?

The term ‘Neural Network’ can seem a bit daunting if it’s the first time you’ve ever heard it but in reality, it is simply a computerised system that learns which combination of inputs leads to a certain output. This is of course a remarkably simplistic way of describing a neural network but since full explanations tend to come in the …

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Archive Betting Systems – Horse Racing (AW Investment)

Back in October I wrote the first post using archived betting systems. The idea was that we could take an old betting systems rules for horse racing, see if it worked or not and then discover whether we could make it turn a profit. It proved to be very popular and so in today’s post I thought we would look …

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Van Der Wilding: A Horse Racing Betting Strategy Part 2

In my last post on the Van Der Wilding method, I looked at how I’ve adjusted the original system to find contenders. The focus of today’s post is how to reduce those contenders into selections using form reading. To do this I’m going to be using the ratings inside the Racing Dossier to analyse this race. Form Reading with Racing …

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A 10 Step Guide To Finding Selections On All-Weather For Horse Racing

I believe that All-Weather (AW) horse racing offers one of the best opportunities to create a winning system. When you know what to look for, it has the potential to be the most profitable of all types of horse racing on offer. Those who hate AW racing say it is too unpredictable but the opposite is actually the case. Then …

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Van Der Wilding: A Horse Racing Betting Strategy

Over a year ago I wrote a couple of posts on the Van Der Wheil method used in horse racing. The first one was called The Van Der Wheil Method and it outlined how the ratings are calculated. The second one was called A Method For Using Van Der Wheil and is a video outlining a strategy that you can …

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How Many Factors Should I Use When Assessing A Horse Race

It’s very easy to get overloaded with information when looking at horse racing. There are loads of different ways to bet from laying, backing, dutching, trading and more. Then are hundreds of different approaches to finding selections to bet. Even if you decide to read form there are hundreds of different ways to do that as well. Can there possibly …

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How To Make A Profit During Changing Seasons

We’re coming into that time when we move from flat to national hunt racing. Twice a year this is considered the time by pretty much everyone in the business to be amongst the hardest to make a profit. The reason? Because the flat horses are finishing up their last runs at the end of the season and the national hunt …

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The Simple Guide To Making Profits From Racing

The fastest way to become a profitable bettor is to use common sense. Something about horse racing and sports betting makes most people lose all their ability to see clearly. Most people. If you’re reading this post then that already means you are not most people because those guys are in betting shops throwing their money away on a lucky …

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