Racing Tips and Best Bets

Australia’s premier horse racing tips and best bets, provided every Saturday morning before 9:00am and on all major metropolitan race days. Selections include best bets, quadrellas, lucky longshots and the Mayor’s highly successful “Weekend Special”. One horse per race, every race. Emphasis on VALUE!! All data recorded and shown for review. Over 1000 winners to date, odds averaging over $4.00 per winner!

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Flemington Racing Tips and Best Bets, 08-Aug 2020:

R1: No.5 Exemplar $7.00 WINNER $6.90
R2: No.2 Galactic Fury $2.60 runner-up
R3: No.1 Flinders River $2.90 third-placed
R4: No.7 Winning Partner $4.20 runner-up
R5: No.6 Laburnum $3.50 runner-up
R6: No.2 Home Of The Brave $4.40 WINNER $4.80
R7: No.5 Skyman $2.80 WINNER $3.00
R8: No.11 Sword Of Mercy $8.00 third-placed
R9: No.7 Savvy Lad $4.00 unplaced

Best Bets:

Exemplar $7.00 WINNER, Winning Partner $4.20, Sword Of Mercy $8.00

Best bets: The suggestions for best bets above represent the best value for our villagebet punters.

Lucky Longshots:

He Ekscels $21, Red Alto $61, Emperor Selassie $23, Guissola $51

Lucky Longshots: Suggestions above have been identified with market odds of $20 or more. Specific information on how these “longshots” are selected and general information on betting on longshots is provided in the accompanying article. Recent Lucky Longshot winners: I Am Vinnie $41, Samadoubt $41, Swift Sis $31, Sasko $26, Skyman $26, Turn the Tide $26 and Thermosphere $20. Runner-up Travimyfriend $151 ($41 place).


Today’s Melbourne Quaddie: (1,2)-(5)-(2,5,8,11)-(7,15) (16 Combinations)

Quadrellas: Betting the quaddie is a favourite past-time for punters. I explain all about quaddie betting, show you some quaddie strategies to use, and a method to win on the quaddie for the price of a coffee. Latest quaddie wins $96.70 (29-Feb-2020) and $65.20 (25-Jul-2020).

Trifecta bet:

Trifecta Strategy. Flemington Race 6. Discard favourite No.5. Select No.2 to win. Box remaining runners to fill minor placings. Cost of bet $30 for 100% dividend. Place trifecta bet here.

Villagebet’s proven strategies to win at trifecta betting. With huge payouts on offer, it’s worth giving them a try. Good luck!

Big Bet:

R7: No.5 Skyman $2.80 Bet Now WINNER $3.00

Villagebet Big Bet for professional punters only. Minimum bet in multiples of $1,000. Strongest play to make a profit.

Rosehill Racing Tips and Best Bets, 08-Aug 2020:

R1: No.6 Papal Warrior $4.60 runner-up
R2: No.2 Word For Word $7.00 runner-up
R3: No.4 Tavion Prince $16.00 WINNER $17.50
R4: No.1 Wandabaa $3.50 WINNER $3.20
R5: No.7 Guise $4.60 unplaced
R6: No.1 Ole Kirk $7.50 runner-up
R7: No.5 Flit $3.50 runner-up
R8: No.3 Golly I’m Lucky $10.00 unplaced
R9: No.7 Partners $5.00 unplaced

Best Bets:

Guise $4.60, Ole Kirk $7.50, Partners $5.00

Best bets: The suggestions for best bets above represent the best value for our villagebet punters.

Lucky Longshots:

Noble Joey $23, Reposition $81, Boom Queen $51


Today’s Sydney Quaddie: (1,5)-(5,10)-(1,3)-(7,9) (16 Combinations)

Mayor’s Weekend Special:

Rosehill R6. No.1 Ole Kirk $7.50

My Weekend Special is the best bet of the weekend. It has a terrific strike rate, often winning at good each-way odds. Previous Weekend Specials include Super Seth $7.80 in the Caulfield Guineas, Santa Ana Lane $7.70 in the TJ Smith Stakes and Spright $6.00 in the Schweppes Oaks. If you have one single bet on the weekend, make it this one.

Independent and free racing tips and best bets

Our racing tips, the best free horse racing tips on the web, are provided by the Mayor of Thoroughbred Village. The Mayor has an imposing record of selecting attractively-priced winners. Check out the Honour Roll for his best-priced winners over the years.

Racing tips are free of charge, each and every weekend. They are posted usually after the final scratchings, around 8:00-9:00am on Saturday mornings. Set your alarm so you never forget.

Tips are based on expert form analysis using an extensive array of information and experience. Unlike other tipsters, we provide just one selection per race because let’s face it, there is only one winner!

The emphasis is on value. We try to avoid tipping favourites if there are better value bets on hand. To this end, we’ve tipped 17+ winners at odds greater than $15.

How to keep racing tips and best bets free of charge

Selections are independent and free of charge. Many other sites offer tipping packages for which you can pay a monthly subscription. However, you’ll find that no commercial services offer the consistency of results that our free service provides. If you agree and consistently make winning bets based on our tips, all we ask is that you use the bookmaker banners on this site to join up to online betting agencies.

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Other useful information and resources for punters

The Villagebet website is full of information and resources for the punter. Betting strategies, punting advice and how to pick the winner of the Melbourne Cup are examples of the great information to help you profit from punting on horse racing. Most of all, Villagebet is a community of punters, which means you can trade secrets, seek inside information, and share your successes with people just like you.

Resources for punters

Betting on horse racing is a lot of fun, enjoyable at many different levels, and a great opportunity to beat the experts. However, it’s also a challenge that requires discipline, determination, perseverance and a willingness to work hard. I’ve outlined the pros and cons of betting on horse racing. I hope you find that the benefits, both intellectually and financially, make it worthwhile.

Lots of betting options are provided with our tips. For example, have you tried multi-bets? You can combine a number of different individual bets into a single bet. It’s the latest betting option from our preferred bookmakers. Give it a try!

Have you also tried some of the more obscure betting strategies that people use? It’s definitely one way to land a sizeable dividend if you’re lucky enough!

Another perhaps less trendy way to bet is through place betting. You can get some pretty decent odds on place betting, often much better than betting on favourites to win. A good dividend is a good dividend no matter where the horse finishes in the running order.

Melbourne Cup futures market

Keep an eye on the Melbourne Cup futures market. It seems like for every week that goes by, there is some developing news in the lead-up to the Melbourne Cup. Futures betting markets are changing by the day. We are gearing up for this year’s Melbourne Cup by posting vital resources and information to help you pick the winner. Stay tuned by following our twitter account (see below) for updates.

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