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The pros and cons of betting on horse racing

The pros and cons of betting on horse racing

Have you ever wondered why people are betting on horse racing? What drives them to risk their hard-earned money on the outcome of a bunch of horses running around a track? There is so much that can go wrong and often does. To the indifferent observer, the concept seems ridiculous. To make matters worse, there […]

May 27, 2019 | By More
Melbourne Cup lead-up form – key indicator of success

Melbourne Cup lead-up form – key indicator of success

Melbourne Cup lead-up form is the strongest indicator of success in the Melbourne Cup. Almost every Melbourne Cup winner over the years has shown progressive form leading up to the Cup. Moreover, Cup winners invariably show an exceptional performance in the race immediately prior to their Cup run. It therefore makes sense for punters to […]

May 13, 2019 | By More
How to find the Melbourne Cup winner

How to find the Melbourne Cup winner

The Melbourne Cup is by far the biggest race on the Australian racing calendar. It is the race that stops the nation and reaches a global audience of millions. It is therefore crucial for every self-respecting individual to find the Melbourne Cup winner. The Cup’s importance on the world stage is unparalleled. Well over 120 countries […]

May 7, 2019 | By More
Place betting for long-term profit in horse racing

Place betting for long-term profit in horse racing

Place betting is a popular way of securing long-term profitability in horse racing. The odds are far less but the chances of finishing in the first three are greater. With the right planning, the punter can make significant profits over a long period of time. Place betting is not only for the ladies Betting for […]

April 4, 2019 | By More
List of horse racing vernacular for punters

List of horse racing vernacular for punters

A punter experiences all the ups and downs, heartache and ecstasy, unparalleled thrills and life-sapping disappointment that life has to offer. Hence, punters have developed their own horse racing vernacular to describe the frustration and pain of risking and often losing their hard-earned. The punters verse of lamentation and anguish has been developed over the […]

March 11, 2019 | By More
Follow jockeys in the premiership title race

Follow jockeys in the premiership title race

The end of the racing season is the time of year when a select group of jockeys are unashamedly desperate. Desperate to ride winners! These are the jockeys in contention for premiership titles.

February 22, 2019 | By More
Discover hidden value in horse race entries

Discover hidden value in horse race entries

When looking for hidden value in horse racing betting, it pays to keep a close eye on nominations and acceptances for the big races. Sometimes a horse will appear in the acceptances that was previously thought not to be running. This represents hidden value for punters. A change of heart from connections might see a […]

February 22, 2019 | By More
Warmer weather brings increased value for punters

Warmer weather brings increased value for punters

Cometh the sunshine! With the onset of warmer weather, the transition of racetrack ratings from heavy to soft brings great value for punters. Poetic piece The winter is cold and wet. Heavy tracks wreak havoc on form. Punters are exasperated. However, hold fast as Spring is nigh. The sun rises from its slumber. Spring warms […]

February 22, 2019 | By More
Avoid chasing your losses in betting on horse racing

Avoid chasing your losses in betting on horse racing

It’s an old but important adage. Don’t chase your losses. If you’ve been having a bad day, don’t bet up big in the last race to attempt to recoup some of your losses. You’ll end up in an even bigger hole.

February 22, 2019 | By More
Does a sure thing exist in horse racing?

Does a sure thing exist in horse racing?

A sure thing is something 100% guaranteed. No questions asked, no strings attached, no guilt. A sure thing is handed to you on a plate, ready for the taking. Is there such a thing in horse racing? A sure thing in horse racing is a bet that has next to no possibility of losing. You […]

February 22, 2019 | By More
Class in horse racing gives punters the edge

Class in horse racing gives punters the edge

One of my most important criteria in punting is identifying horses that have a class edge. Class in horse racing is an enigmatic characteristic that has occupied the minds of analysts since the 18th century. The benchmark rating system only goes part way in defining it. A horse that’s been competitive in Group company can have […]

February 22, 2019 | By More
History repeats for the astute horse racing punter

History repeats for the astute horse racing punter

How often do horses win a race that they had won the previous year? If the horse is training well and free of any health issues, it makes sense that history repeats and they can win again. Leaving aside the age-restricted races, it’s something to keep in mind as a value punter. There is little […]

February 22, 2019 | By More
Track ratings are an important asset for punters

Track ratings are an important asset for punters

An understanding of track ratings is an essential element in the tool box of the serious punter. In particular, the way that form is affected by the amount of moisture in the ground. Heavy tracks undoubtedly narrow down the number of possible chances in a race as some horses are unable to perform in it. […]

February 22, 2019 | By More
Myth or reality of wet track breeding in thoroughbreds

Myth or reality of wet track breeding in thoroughbreds

Wet track breeding is a pointer to a horse’s ability to handle heavy ground. Horses with wet track parentage are more likely to enjoy the wet ground. A wet track sires list tabulates the propensity of a stallion to sire winners on wet tracks. Comparison to the overall frequency of siring winners on all weather […]

February 22, 2019 | By More