Strategies

  • Re-Evaluating Your Betting Systems 1

    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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  • Horse Race Ratings... How Many Is Enough 2

    Horse Race Ratings… How Many Is Enough

    There is no such thing as analysing a horse race without using horse race ratings. Whatever paper or website you open that horse racing information there will be ratings. The reason for that is… In order to assess something we need to make it tangible. Although we think we’re given a lot of information about horse racing, in fact we’re…

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  • Archive Betting Systems - Horse Racing (AW Investment) 3

    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 4

    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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  • Do Trainers With Only One Horse At A Meeting Make Profits? 5

    Do Trainers With Only One Horse At A Meeting Make Profits?

    Training a horse is a very expensive process as well as being incredibly hard work. Basic expenses include bedding, feed, stall rent, an exercise rider, supplements and a variety of other equipment. Then there is the small matter of transporting the horse to meetings and paying the jockey. In simple terms, trainers are dependent on purse winnings (and betting winnings)…

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  • A 10 Step Guide To Finding Selections On All-Weather For Horse Racing 6

    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 7

    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 To Create Standard Times 8

    How To Create Standard Times

    A few weeks ago I wrote this post about how to calculate the going allowance. There was a lot of interest in how to create speed ratings, and so with that in mind I’m going to look at the first part (and probably most important) of creating your own speed ratings. That is how to create standard times. To start…

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  • Archive Systems Horse Racing (3FO Lay Betting): Can We Make Them Profit? 9

    Archive Systems Horse Racing (3FO Lay Betting): Can We Make Them Profit?

    I’m going to do something a bit different today, and if it proves popular I will begin to do this more regularly. So if you enjoy this post and would like to see more then please let me know by leaving a comment at the bottom. Over the years I’ve collected literally hundreds (if not thousands) of betting systems that…

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  • How Many Factors Should I Use When Assessing A Horse Race 10

    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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  • Late Season Head Quarters Trio 11

    Late Season Head Quarters Trio

    Newmarket have a number of meetings over the remaining months of the turf flat season. The following three trainers have shown a propensity to take a number of prizes from September onward’s at flat racing’s HQ. First up is Charlie Appleby who has Goldolphin ammunition to fire. Having taken over from disgraced Mahmood al Zarooni, Appleby has targeted the juvenile…

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  • How To Make A Profit During Changing Seasons 12

    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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  • How To Calculate Going Allowance 13

    How To Calculate Going Allowance

    I was recently browsing through some of the posts on the Race Advisor and I came across this one. In it I take a look at what exactly a going allowance is and why you would want to use one. It’s a pretty good read if I do say so myself 😉 If you create, or have been thinking of…

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  • Class Movement… Does It Make A Difference? 14

    Class Movement… Does It Make A Difference?

    Do you think it makes a difference whether a horse is moving up or down in class? Before you read on, place you vote on the poll below. Then continue reading. [socialpoll id=”2292619″] Now that you’ve voted, I won’t know if you haven’t but you really should to see if you were correct in your thinking, it’s time to look…

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  • Information Overload… Where The Hell Do You Begin! 15

    Information Overload… Where The Hell Do You Begin!

    There’s a lot of information about how to make a profit from your betting. Heck, there’s thousands of articles on the Race Advisor alone and hundreds of them contain different strategies. A few weeks ago I wrote up a strategy that we use and I was left a very pertinent comment… “Thanks for all the help but there is so…

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  • Portfolio Corner 16

    Portfolio Corner

    It’s been a few months since my last post, mainly due to annual holiday and also an operation in hospital. With my batteries recharged, I’m looking forward to continuing the battle to earn a living from the sport of kings. Having not had much time to look in any great depth at profitable angles/systems for September, now would be a…

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  • How To Choose Factors That Predict Winners 17

    How To Choose Factors That Predict Winners

    When you start to analyse a race do you know what factors you should be using? Do you know which are the most important for the race you’re analysing? All races are not made equal. Which means every race is likely to have different factors that are important. If you think about factors you probably can initially only think of…

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  • The Simple Guide To Making Profits From Racing 18

    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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  • Look For The Worst And Make More Profit 19

    Look For The Worst And Make More Profit

    All of us want to pick winners in the best races. There’s no greater feeling than having your pick in the Grand National come storming and taking the race. It’s an awesome feeling. But the truth is these races are horse racing at it’s hardest! Think about it. The best trainers in the world want their horses to run in…

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  • How To Find Selections With No-Form Reading In Less Than 2 Minutes 20

    How To Find Selections With No-Form Reading In Less Than 2 Minutes

    There’s no doubt about it, form reading can be tough. Not only can it be tough, but it can also take quite a bit of time. Imagine if there was a way to find selections with no form reading. And you could do it in less than two minutes. Well there is, although I would still recommend you take these…

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