We are living in a rapidly changing world, and we’ve adapted with a virtual racing platform that, as far as I know, doesn’t exist anywhere else.
Sadly, all horse racing in the UK has been closed. At the moment Irish racing is still taking place, but we don’t know how long this will be for.
With the self-isolation and social distancing that we all need to do in order to reduce the impact of the Coronavirus, we find ourselves at home more than ever, but without the sport we love.
When I realised this was likely to happen last week, our team got together to see what we could do to continue to provide you with the enjoyment you get from real racing, even when there is no live racing taking place.
What we decided to do, was to create a virtual racing platform.
Not a simple raffle like the bookmakers use for their virtual racing, where the horses have no history, no form and you pick a ticket out of a hat.
A virtual racing platform where the racing takes place in exactly the same way as live racing.
A platform where all the data is based on real races. Where real horses run. Where there is form and ratings for every single horse. Where you can look at a horse’s history.
In short, a virtual reality where everything you do to analyse a live horse race, everything that impacts your decision to bet on a horse, is still used.
…where the results of the race are based on the real chances of the horse winning the race!
Thanks to the tireless work of our team over the last week, that’s exactly what we’ve done!
Using the 1,882,803 runners and 198.941 races in our database, we have created a virtual racing platform that works EXACTLY like a live race.
You can see it working in the video at the top of this blog post.
What does Virtual Racing mean for you?
It means that you can continue to build and test your betting systems, strategies and form reading.
It means that you can continue to enjoy seeing if your selections win.
It means you can do this twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, three hundred and sixty five days of the year!
It also means…
That you can continue to build your profitable strategies and systems, that will work on live racing when racing begins again.
It’s impossible to back-fit, as we don’t know the result before the race has run.
And because there’s a race every ten minutes, you can develop your profitable systems eighty times faster than ever before.
All this with absolutely zero-risk to your bankroll!
What’s coming on our Virtual Racing platform…
At the moment Aldermist, our virtual race course, is only available to RA Pro members, if you’re not a member then you can get a free trial here.
However, we want all of our community to be able to enjoy racing during these difficult times, and whilst our tools and ratings will remain only available to RA Pro members, we will be releasing elements of our virtual racing platform to all our community in the next two weeks.
We are currently building a virtual betting platform, that we hope to make available in the next ten to fourteen days.
This will enable you to use RaceCoins (RCs) to bet on the virtual races, you will be able to build your VR bankrolls and bet on your selections!
There will be challenges designed to improve your betting, pitting you against both yourself and other members of the community.
This will not only provide you with the enjoyment of live racing, it will also help you to become a profitable bettor, without any of the risk normally associated with betting.
We are building this for you, our community of fellow horse racing lovers, and that means your feedback is absolutely essential to how we grow Aldermist Racecourse and our virtual racing platform.
If you’ve already started using it I’d love to hear how you’re getting on. If this is the first time you’ve heard of it, I’d love to hear your thoughts. If you’ve got any suggestions or feedback, please let me know.
And you can do that by leaving me a comment below.
As well as our virtual racing platform, we will be continuing to write blog posts, record strategy videos, and release podcasts.
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