Betting Knowledge

  • Apr- 2019 -
    20 April

    Inside The Rails – Race Planning

    In my regular articles, I have been taking a look at racehorse ownership to try to provide a peak behind the scenes at what goes into getting the horses that we watch and bet on, ready to take the chance on the racecourse. In earlier articles, I have looked at purchasing horses, the owner’s day at the races, what different…

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  • 19 April

    Winner – My Racing Life

    When Tony McCoy announced his retirement from racing, the shockwaves reverberated a cross the world of sport. With more than 4,300 winners to his name, McCoy seemed to be at the peak of his powers, when he suddenly brought down the curtain on an extraordinary career. But then McCoy has always done things his way! WINNER, My Racing Life is an exceptional…

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  • 13 April

    Inside The Rails – At the Stables

    Last week we looked at the ownership experience at the racecourse, but this is only a small part of the ownership experience.  Even a sprinter will only probably run around 20 races a year and this leaves at least 345 days where owners are not racing with their horse.  There is plenty to experience away from the racecourse however and…

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  • 12 April

    The Jumping Game

    As a woman who trained the great Best Mate to win three consecutive Cheltenham Gold Cups, no one could be better qualified than Henrietta Knight to discover what makes today’s top jumps trainers succeed. From eccentric, outspoken Yorkshireman Mick Easterby, to elegant, aristocratic Venetia Williams, from Irish wizard, Willie Mullins, to perfectionist champion trainer, Paul Nicholls and young pretender, Dan…

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  • 10 April

    Betting in the 21st Century

    Horse racing maybe one of the oldest of all sports, and in its essentials it would appear to have undergone virtually no change over the centuries – it is still about thoroughbreds racing across a large field – but in so many other ways it is constantly evolving and the pace of change has accelerated considerably in the 21st century.…

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  • 8 April

    Tiger Rolls into History

    Tiger Roll became a Grand National legend on Saturday. As he became the first horse since Red Rum to win the race two years on the trot. Like Red Rum, Tiger Roll is bred to be a flat horse, and he’s not exactly built to jump a fence either. But like “Rummy”, he’s just a freak of horse. Travelling powerfully…

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  • 2 April

    Three Standout Races at the Aintree Festival

    The Aintree Festival is one of the most-anticipated National Hunt events on the racing calendar. The three-day extravaganza always delivers plenty of passion, entertainment and drama. The Merseyside track is a superb venue, and thousands of spectators descend on the course each and every year. The competitive racing attracts a plethora of top trainers and jockeys to the north west, and despite taking place…

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  • Mar- 2019 -
    30 March

    Inside the Rails – At the Stables

    If you follow racing at all, you will have probably heard of syndicates and racing clubs and these vehicles allow people to come together to share the costs of ownership.  There may not actually be too much difference between a syndicate and a racing club, but then again one syndicate or racing club can be very different from another, so…

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  • 29 March

    Winning Horse Race Betting Systems

    Winning Horse Race Betting Systems, does exactly what is says on the tin! It gives you loads of winning systems to use, straight off the bat. The book introduces the best winnings ways, presented simply, and in plain English, for you to use yourself. Winning Horse Race Betting Systems was written 10 years ago. The fact that it still ranks…

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  • 28 March

    Tip of the Day

    Chelmsford 18:30 Swiss Chime Each-Way

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  • 27 March

    Is Your Staking Costing You A Fortune?

    Staking is an often under-discussed element of betting, yet it can make or break you. More often than not, it’s bad staking that causes bettors to lose their entire bankroll. And here’s why… Gamblers Ruin Yes, it’s a pretty descriptive name!  But what the heck is it? It’s when you’re betting with stakes larger than your bankroll can statistically sustain during a losing period. Usually it…

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  • 26 March

    Sean Bowen: A Future Champion Jockey?

    I am big fan of Sean Bowen, the son of trainer Peter Bowen, and brother of James. Indeed, I have praised his riding a few times this jumps season. Well there is no doubt he’s riding at the very top of his game now. At Kelso on Saturday, Sean’s talents were once again showcased. Bowen won the first two races…

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  • 19 March

    The Definitive Guide to Betting on Horses

    From small beginnings in 2000, with matched bets of just £3,462 on the Oaks and Derby, to more than £23 million traded on a cricket match in January 2005, Betfair, the dominant exchange, can now arguably be called the world’s largest internet betting site. Punters, professional and casual, love it. And what’s more, bookmakers hate it! The Definitive Guide To…

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  • 18 March

    The Good, the Sad and the Ugly

    It’s just 359 days to the start of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival! And for some the countdown has already began, with a few bookmakers having already opened books on next year’s major races. I don’t know about you, but I find the few days after the end of festival hard to come to terms with. Suddenly you have that empty…

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  • 14 March

    Winning It Back!

    This book is about one of the biggest gamblers of all time – Gary Wiltshire. The compelling rags-to-riches story of the larger than life punter, bookmaker and BBC television pundit. The imposing presence of Gary Wiltshire has long been one of the familiar and colourful sights on the racecourses and dog tracks of Britain. “In the fifth race, the Rosemary…

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  • 9 March

    How To Analyse A Race (THE RAPID METHOD)

    Today I’m going to be using some of the tools at the Race Advisor to analyse a race rapidly. There are two things that are very important in analysing horse races: AccuracySpeed In the modern world, time is the most valuable asset you have. This is partly because modern technology allows us to be in constant contact with other people.…

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  • 7 March

    2019 Queen Mother Champion Chase Betting Alternatives Without Altior

    Altior is one of the star attractions of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival. Trained by Nicky Henderson, the nine-year-old gelding has never lost a race over hurdles and fences in 17 starts. tar attractions of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival. Trained by Nicky Henderson, the nine-year-old gelding has never lost a race over hurdles and fences in 17 starts. His victories include…

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  • 6 March

    Taking A Tumble – Jockeys that Fall

    A lot of people, myself included, have done a lot of research on jockeys, and I know a lot of punters blindly follow certain jockeys. Unless you had a decent accumulator bet on Frankie Dettori’s 25,000 to 1 ‘magnificent seven’ at Ascot in 1996, then I’m not sure this is a profitable strategy in the long-run. However, the ability of…

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  • 3 March

    Inside the Rails – An Owner’s Day At The Races

    Hi everyone, I hope that last month’s post made you curious enough to want to find out more about the racehorse ownership experience and this week I would like to take you behind the scenes on race day. All owners with runners are allocated a certain number of owner and trainer (O&T) badges by the racecourse which the owner can…

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  • Feb- 2019 -
    27 February

    What is A/E in Horse Racing?

    In recent articles, I have begun to include A/E figures when looking at potentially profitable systems. It relates to the potential value of bets and is based on looking at the actual number of wins and dividing it by expected wins (A/E = Actual/Expected).  If the A/E figure is above 1.00, it means the horse won more often than the…

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