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Archive for February, 2019

Historical pointers for Australian Guineas day

Historical pointers for Australian Guineas day

Caulfield put on a great show last week with three Group 1’s to delight Australian race fans. Now we turn our attention to Flemington for the next three Saturdays. The carnival kicks off with the $1M G1 Australian Guineas 1600m. The race has seen some great horses win. It has developed into a stallion-making race, […]

February 28, 2019 | By More
Staking plan to ensure a winning day at the races

Staking plan to ensure a winning day at the races

Many punters enjoy a big win but they often go home with an overall loss because they failed to use a staking plan. A staking plan is employed to ensure an overall profitable day at the races. Here we show you how to use a “dutching” staking plan to ensure an overall profit. Dutching is […]

February 26, 2019 | By More
How to turn bookmaker free bets into real cash

How to turn bookmaker free bets into real cash

Before it became illegal in some jurisdictions, many corporate bookmakers offered free bets to entice new members to join up. It was a successful strategy that attracted new players who would continue to bet after their free bonuses had inevitably run out. Free bets are now also offered as compensation or insurance when your horse […]

February 22, 2019 | By More
How to bet the quadrella in horse racing

How to bet the quadrella in horse racing

The quadrella is one of a punter’s favourite betting options. To bet the quadrella, you need to pick the winner of 4 nominated races. You can select any number of potential winners in each race.

February 22, 2019 | By More
A betting plan is critical for sustained success

A betting plan is critical for sustained success

Even the professional punter can have ups and downs. However, the ability to maintain a long-term vision and not fall into the emotion of short-term fluctuations is critical for sustained success.

February 22, 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
Betting companies offer insurance on your bets

Betting companies offer insurance on your bets

Have you ever wanted to take out insurance on your bets? That is, receive some type of compensation if your bet loses? How good would that be? To make a bet knowing that if it loses, you’ll be compensated. A familiar tale of woe The story is familiar to most punters. You found a gem. […]

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
Calibrating betting odds with actual horse race results

Calibrating betting odds with actual horse race results

Discussions around betting can get quite mathematical and delve into statistical realms only understandable by punters who think deeply about maths and probabilities.

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