Timeform Star Ratings: what are they worth? We review the evidence

Timeform Star ratings are freely available across a range of newspapers and media. They are produced by one of the most well known racing form organisations in the world. However, how good are they? We investigate.

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Can the Kelly formula make you a fortune?

The Kelly criterion is a formula that tells a gambler how much of their betting bank to bet on each round of a profitable gamble so as to maximise the growth rate of their wealth. Famous gamblers and investors like Edward Thorp used Kelly when counting cards at blackjack. The claim has also been made that well-known successful investors including Warren Buffett and Bill Gross also use Kelly methods. What is this 'magic' formula? Does it work in practice? We test the theory in practice.
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How is Pricewise performing in 2013?

Tom Segal is the current Pricewise tipster in the Racing Post and he has a huge following. However, his selections made a loss in 2012 at the Betfair Starting Price. This was his worst ever year and followed big profits in 2010 and 2011. Is he still worth following? How is he doing in 2013? We review the evidence.
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What does the Professor have to say?

We always looking for new ideas that might help me to pick more winners or to help me build more profitable betting systems. We particularly like to keep abreast of the latest academic and veterinary research that relates to horse racing. We’ve found this a rich source of information and ideas. In this article we review the findings from the academic press that might be of interest. They will hopefully provide a spark of inspiration that might help you in the development of your betting system or to help you to improve your betting.
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Looking for long priced winners? We give our hints and tips

We would all like to bet a constant stream of long priced winners. Unfortunately, unless one has a crystal ball, that is the stuff of fantasy. However, there are ways and means to identify winners at decent prices and we suggest some of the tactics that can be used.
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Learn how to profit from draw bias. Read our in-depth analysis...

The effect of the draw can have a profound influence on the result of races at some tracks. However, draw bias is very difficult to analyse in a robust way and punters can often take account of wrong or misleading statistics. We have developed our own methodology for evaluating the effect of the draw and uncover some profitable biases.
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Who will win the 2012/13 National Hunt Trainers Championship?

The National Hunt trainers champtionship is hotting up nicely and promises to be exciting contest, with Paul Nicholls currently ahead on price money . However, the bookmakers make Nicky Henderson the long odds-on favourite to win the title. Have they got it right? Read more...

Is this man one of the greatest gamblers of all time? Read his story...

Can you make a fortune from developing and implementing a betting system on horse races? Bill Benter is living proof that you can and he is estimated to take home around $37m a year from his computerised betting operation. Read his amazing story...

Will the favourite fall?

Some courses provide a stiffer test of jumping than others. However most punters ignore this information and assume that all tracks are the same. We analyse the data to identify Britain's toughest chase courses. Read more...

Can the betting market be a guide to winners?

If you want to make serious long-term profits from your betting then you need to be able to assess a horses true odds of winning and then be able to compare your assessment against the bookmakers odds. This is basically how you identify value bets or overlays. In this article we present a scientific way to do this. Read more...

Was Frankel the greatest? We review the video archives

Who is the greatest? This is the question that every racing fan loves to debate. The performances of Frankel this year and last clearly define him as an outstanding racehorse. but how does he compare with other racing greats? We have delved into the video archives to to find out. Watch now.....

What do you think of the new look Channel Four Racing coverage? We want your views

The year 2013 will see some big changes to racing on terrestrial television; with a new look Channel Four Racing team broadcasting for the first time on 1st January. There will also be no horseracing on BBC, ending an association with the sport going back more than fifty years. What do these changes mean for the average punter? Read more and give your views on racing on television...

Is it possible to spot a winner in the paddock? We conduct our own research into the subject

One major piece of winner finding evidence, and one often overlooked by most punters, is the physical appearance of a horse in the paddock prior to racing. We have conducted some in-depth analysis into the subject, particularly on two-year-old debutants and produce some interesting findings that could be incorporated into win or lay betting systems. Read the full article....

Do you have the mind of a successful punter? Read on...

Being a successful punter isn't just about picking winners. In order to make a long-term profit you need to understand yourself and work to avoid the psychological pitfalls. Read more...

Find out how you can assess the odds and identify value

The betting market conveys a great deal of information about a horse's chance and includes insider information. But it has blind spots that can be exploited. Find out more...

Can you beat the bookies with a system?

Can you beat the races with a system? There are plenty of people who will say that you can’t but one of our resident experts tells you that you can and explains why. Read more...

Get our latest analysis of the All-Weather

All-weather racing is now very much part of the racing scene and the action now takes place throughout the year, regardless of the weather. We have the latest analysis on the draw bias at Lingfield, Kempton, Wolverhampton and Southwell. We also have advice on how to spot horse's bred for racing on all-weather tracks and research on those trainers able to win with horse's making their debut on on an AW surface.

Get the system that the bookies hate

The bookmakers have most angles covered and have closed almost every loophole. However, our statistical analysis reveals that they have certain blind spots that can be exploited in each-way betting or by playing the place markets on the betting exchanges. Read more...

Fancy yourself as a trader on the betting exchanges ? Read on...

Without doubt one of the biggest changes to betting in the UK has been the advent of betting exchanges. There are a growing number of people that make a good living trading on horse racing markets. We have a selection of videos to show you how. You can also read about the types of strategies that you can employ, such as backing, laying, betting-in-running. Read more...

Official Handicap Ratings Vs Speed Ratings. Which is the more profitable? We investigate.

A systematic approach to betting on horse racing usually involves an attempt to quantify the abilities of each horse in a race. Traditionally handicap ratings and speed ratings have been the methods of choice, but there is much debate about which type of ratings work best in the UK. We consider the merits of both and come up with some profitable conclusions

Be inspired by the greatest gambling coups of all time..

We all dream of landing that one big bet and winning millions, but few have the nerve to try. Read our feature on some of the great gambling coups, including the infamous Gay Future scam that very nearly suceeded. Plus watch videos of the races in question, including a short film on the Gay Future plot. Click here for more...