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Horse Racing Tips - Reply to M.S.

It is a pity you only cover the all weather horse racing fixtures.

Answer: All weather horse racing would not be my code of choice. Family life and full-time employment make it impractical for me to compile speed figures for any other code. The days of depriving my body of sleep for 24 hours preparing for the Bank Holiday’s horse racing fixtures have gone! The horse racing schedule for the all weather is far more conducive to family life with the main focus of its horse racing fixtures during the winter months.

Can you tell me where I can find a good horse racing guide so I can understand some of the terms?

Answer: I do not favour any particular horse racing guide but feel sure that a simple search on the internet will assist in helping you become familiar with the terminologies used. You mention the sporting life racing website and was surprised they offer no newbie guides. You will find signing up to horse racing forums may also help.

Also if your top rated is different than the course and distance horse betting tips do you bet on both?

Answer: A categorical YES! I am aware there are many out there who feel:
as there can only be one winner in a race, logic dictates that you only back one horse to win. If you are unable to make a definitive choice, leave the race alone
I used to fall in to this camp but over time always felt that to frequently I had opted for the wrong horse, (probably more psychological than reality) Now my view is that by backing two or three horse in a race when neccessary, I am simply trimming the odds of my selections by one point or two points while doubling or trebling my chance of trapping the winner.

Can you tell me of any other good online horse racing betting systems or horse betting tips?

Answer: I am currently signed up to ‘Top Racing Bets’ which cost £50 per month. The main motivation behind this is to fill the void left by the infrequency of All Weather horse racing meetings. It makes sense that as I don’t have sufficient time to compile for turf flat horse racing I am using someone else to provide me with tips to maintain my horse racing income. I plan to stop the service once the All Weather horse racing schedule picks back up.

Are there any free internet sites that give free horse racing TV?

Answer: Sorry, I am not aware of any but have not researched this. Most online horse racing betting sites offer a service which allows you to watch races if you have invested at least £1 on that particular race.

I think it would be a good idea to see graphs or working out that shows comparisons between horse racing results Kempton versus Wolverhampton horse racing results for example

Answer: I do personally monitor this but feel the work involved in constantly updating this information after each meeting would be time wasted with no real end value. The peaks and troughs would merely show which courses have had the most successful betting opportunities.

How far back do your horse racing past performances and past horse racing results go?

Answer: This is something I have tussled with over the years and after a great deal of analysis concluded that any records over 2 years old distorted form lines rather than enhanced them. There are the odd exceptions to this rule but are far too infrequent to lose sleep over.

Can you tell me of any good horse racing books to read?

Answer: To be honest reading most horse racing books on form analysis are not what I would call enthralling and would much rather read a Dick Francis novel. But if this is what floats your boat I would suggest starting with Nick Mordin - Mordin on Time Andrew Beyer - The Winning Horseplayer: An Advanced Approach to Thoroughbred Handicapping and Betting - Beyer on Speed: New Strategies for Racetrack Betting - Picking Winners: Horseplayer's Guide Joe Cardello - Speed to Spare: Beyer Speed Figures Uncovered (Elements of Handicapping) and David Bellingham - Gold from the Sand: The Alchemy of All-weather Racing. The last being specific to All Weather horse racing.

I would also be interested in your views on American horse racing versus the horse racing England offers

Answer: I have an opinion on most things but sorry if I disappoint you by saying I have no opinion on one over the other beyond the difference in the horse race betting markets. When I have a bet I want to secure a price!

I wonder if you could explain about spread betting horse racing.

Answer: I think you have your terms muddled here. ‘Spread Betting’ and ‘Horse Racing’. Spread betting can be associated with any betting market including financial so is not exclusive to horse racing or sport. Spread Betting is not something that can be explained in a few sentences and is not one of my areas of expertise. I am sure you will find a search on the internet will be more enlightening than my views on the subjects.

Thank you M.S. for your support and kind words; this in many ways is greater reward than the financial benefits. When I recieve emails from people new to horse racing I am always concern over the level of expectation they may have and I feel that I would be doing you a disservices if I did not end this reply with a note of warning that even after all my years compiling speed figures, results at times have me on the verge of despair and ask you to exercise caution and look to the long term gains not a quick fix.

Regards

Mark (The Actuary)

Horse Racing Tips: 14-1 or 13-2?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Horse Racing Tips - Reply to M.S.

It is a pity you only cover the all weather horse racing fixtures.

Answer: All weather horse racing would not be my code of choice. Family life and full-time employment make it impractical for me to compile speed figures for any other code. The days of depriving my body of sleep for 24 hours preparing for the Bank Holiday’s horse racing fixtures have gone! The horse racing schedule for the all weather is far more conducive to family life with the main focus of its horse racing fixtures during the winter months.

Can you tell me where I can find a good horse racing guide so I can understand some of the terms?

Answer: I do not favour any particular horse racing guide but feel sure that a simple search on the internet will assist in helping you become familiar with the terminologies used. You mention the sporting life racing website and was surprised they offer no newbie guides. You will find signing up to horse racing forums may also help.

Also if your top rated is different than the course and distance horse betting tips do you bet on both?

Answer: A categorical YES! I am aware there are many out there who feel:
as there can only be one winner in a race, logic dictates that you only back one horse to win. If you are unable to make a definitive choice, leave the race alone
I used to fall in to this camp but over time always felt that to frequently I had opted for the wrong horse, (probably more psychological than reality) Now my view is that by backing two or three horse in a race when neccessary, I am simply trimming the odds of my selections by one point or two points while doubling or trebling my chance of trapping the winner.

Can you tell me of any other good online horse racing betting systems or horse betting tips?

Answer: I am currently signed up to ‘Top Racing Bets’ which cost £50 per month. The main motivation behind this is to fill the void left by the infrequency of All Weather horse racing meetings. It makes sense that as I don’t have sufficient time to compile for turf flat horse racing I am using someone else to provide me with tips to maintain my horse racing income. I plan to stop the service once the All Weather horse racing schedule picks back up.

Are there any free internet sites that give free horse racing TV?

Answer: Sorry, I am not aware of any but have not researched this. Most online horse racing betting sites offer a service which allows you to watch races if you have invested at least £1 on that particular race.

I think it would be a good idea to see graphs or working out that shows comparisons between horse racing results Kempton versus Wolverhampton horse racing results for example

Answer: I do personally monitor this but feel the work involved in constantly updating this information after each meeting would be time wasted with no real end value. The peaks and troughs would merely show which courses have had the most successful betting opportunities.

How far back do your horse racing past performances and past horse racing results go?

Answer: This is something I have tussled with over the years and after a great deal of analysis concluded that any records over 2 years old distorted form lines rather than enhanced them. There are the odd exceptions to this rule but are far too infrequent to lose sleep over.

Can you tell me of any good horse racing books to read?

Answer: To be honest reading most horse racing books on form analysis are not what I would call enthralling and would much rather read a Dick Francis novel. But if this is what floats your boat I would suggest starting with Nick Mordin - Mordin on Time Andrew Beyer - The Winning Horseplayer: An Advanced Approach to Thoroughbred Handicapping and Betting - Beyer on Speed: New Strategies for Racetrack Betting - Picking Winners: Horseplayer's Guide Joe Cardello - Speed to Spare: Beyer Speed Figures Uncovered (Elements of Handicapping) and David Bellingham - Gold from the Sand: The Alchemy of All-weather Racing. The last being specific to All Weather horse racing.

I would also be interested in your views on American horse racing versus the horse racing England offers

Answer: I have an opinion on most things but sorry if I disappoint you by saying I have no opinion on one over the other beyond the difference in the horse race betting markets. When I have a bet I want to secure a price!

I wonder if you could explain about spread betting horse racing.

Answer: I think you have your terms muddled here. ‘Spread Betting’ and ‘Horse Racing’. Spread betting can be associated with any betting market including financial so is not exclusive to horse racing or sport. Spread Betting is not something that can be explained in a few sentences and is not one of my areas of expertise. I am sure you will find a search on the internet will be more enlightening than my views on the subjects.

Thank you M.S. for your support and kind words; this in many ways is greater reward than the financial benefits. When I recieve emails from people new to horse racing I am always concern over the level of expectation they may have and I feel that I would be doing you a disservices if I did not end this reply with a note of warning that even after all my years compiling speed figures, results at times have me on the verge of despair and ask you to exercise caution and look to the long term gains not a quick fix.

Regards

Mark (The Actuary)