How To Win Betting On Horse Racing – For Dummies!

Today I have a confession to make that when it comes to horse racing – I must admit it, I am far from an expert on the sport of Kings.

It might be a strange thing for the Editor of the Smart Betting Club to share, but there you have it. I know enough to get by at a racecourse, but were I ever needed to discuss at length the chances of X horse or Y trainer, I would soon be stumped!

This lack of knowledge however has not stopped me making a regular income betting on horse racing, because it is my own belief (and personal experience) that as long as you follow the right racing tipsters and experts and know how to place a bet – it can be done. Let me show you how to win betting on horse racing..for dummies!

Finding The Right Racing Experts

The tricky part in the above statement though is finding the right tipsters in the first place – who exactly should you listen to when it comes to betting on sports you might know nothing about?

To help with this, each month in our Smart Betting Club newsletters, we feature columns from a number of proven racing betting and racing tipster experts who share exclusively their strategies for success. Meaning you don’t need to know anything about the sport – just simply follow their expertise.

A prime example from January’s Issue was this simple yet highly effective strategy from horse racing expert Scott Armstrong (of The Sportsman Racing), which went as follows:

James Ewart is one of Scotland’s youngest and most up and coming trainers and by backing all Ewart’s runners blindly in chase races you can make a handsome profit. In the last three seasons the Borders based trainer has sent out 141 runners in chases returning 27 winners. A strike rate of 19% and profit of £32.61 to a £1 stakes. There should be some mileage in this one for some time yet.

Ever since this strategy was published on the 20th January, the results have been as following:

1st Feb. Super Baby. Lost at 8/1 SP / 8.86 Betfair SP
28th Jan. Quicuyo. Won at 12/1 SP / 16.17 Betfair SP
26th Jan. Vosges. 2nd at 15/8 SP / 1.94 Betfair SP
21st Jan. Sa Suffit. Lost at 16/1 SP / 18.63 Betfair SP

4 runners in total and the big win on Quicoyo would have made a overall £90 profit at £10 level stakes to SP and £123 at Betfair SP (after 5% commission).

Going back for the whole of the 2011/12 chase season, James Ewart has trained 11 chase winners out of 54 with 12 seconds and 10 thirds. At level stakes SP profit that’s +14.64 pts.

The interesting aspect of this strategy is that it only works on his horses in chase races, as in hurdles races he has lost 17.01 pts in the past three seasons.

Again it all boils down to having the right expertise on hand and knowing exactly where the profit is to be made.

I like to call it my own How To Win On The Horses – For Dummies method!

Get Even More Racing Expertise

If you like the idea of betting successfully by following the right experts and tipsters, then do check out our monthly Smart Betting Club newsletters, which also features:

  • Scott Armstrong’s racing rundown with big race analysis, his monthly strategies and best bets.
  • Chase expert Peter Cousins on the horses to follow over the next month. In January he picked out Morgan Be, who next time out won at 10/1.
  • The best free tips & betting strategies such as the SBC member up 215 pts from his free tips since May. On Thursday he picked out Zip Lock at 16/1

Hopefully then like me you can start making money on horse racing regardless of your own expertise!

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Peter – Smart Betting Club Editor