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5 lessons for punters on horse racing’s biggest payday

5 lessons for punters on horse racing’s biggest payday

Australian Guineas Day at Flemington and Chipping Norton Stakes Day at Randwick on 27th Feb 2021, were rife with upsets, boilers and blowouts. While most of us punters were left beaten and forlorn, some smart punters were busy counting their mountains of cash. What did they know that others didn’t? What can we learn from […]

March 17, 2021 | By More
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
The betting ring – the former hub of life on a racetrack

The betting ring – the former hub of life on a racetrack

The days of the betting ring being an integral part of activities on a metropolitan racetrack are long gone. They are now merely a token gesture on the part of raceclubs to entertain those beholden to the past. To stand “on the rails” at Sydney racetracks was an honour bestowed only on the best bookmakers, […]

April 24, 2019 | By More
Quaddie betting for the price of a coffee

Quaddie betting for the price of a coffee

The quaddie, or quadrella, is notoriously difficult to win. You can increase your chances of winning in quaddie betting by taking more combinations. However, this also requires investing more money, ie; a larger cost of the bet. Flexi-betting has revolutionised quaddie betting by bringing it within reach of the small punter. By nominating the stake […]

March 29, 2019 | By More
Multi bets offer a wider punting experience

Multi bets offer a wider punting experience

Multi bets are often advertised and spoken about on mainstream sports media. They were first promoted as a novelty bet but now command a healthy percentage of a punter’s overall investment. Little wonder that new types of multi bets are coming from corporate bookmakers at a rapid rate. Multi bets are also used by serious […]

March 21, 2019 | By More
Obscure betting strategies to beat the bookies

Obscure betting strategies to beat the bookies

Punters use many obscure betting strategies to find winners in horse racing. The more obscure, the larger the odds and the greater the potential payout. Here are some “proven” strategies to find that elusive winner.

March 8, 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
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
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