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Trading Easter – Treading on Easter Eggshells?

It’s an important weekend on the racing calendar this weekend it’s Easter… which can only mean one thing. Easter eggs, Easter holidays, traffic james and permission to eat your body weight in chocolate. However, word has it that apparently there are plenty of other reasons why we should celebrate Easter as well. It’s traditionally a…

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Bet Angel – Version 1.52 – Review of new features

Since Bet Angel was created way back in 2004, before the Betfair API, Bet Angel has strived to be at the cutting edge of Betfair trading. One of the ways we do this is to keep pushing forward with our software development in order that we can add new features. Therefore we are pleased to…

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Betfair Trading – Golf – US Masters

The US Masters Golf The first major is upon us and it’s a market that will pull in many millions in bets and trades on Betfair. We have reached that time of the year when we can watch the finely manicured lawns of the US Masters golf tournament. It’s a huge Betfair trading market which…

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Grand National Meeting – Aintree

Cheltenham is behind us, and the flat season is officially underway and this weekend we have the last major jumps meeting of the year which is, of course, nations favourite horse racing spectacular – The Grand National. Up and down the country people will be gambling in an attempt to find Grand National winners. Offices…

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A world cup that is suited to the desert – Dubai

Dubai World Cup Saturday sees one of the world’s richest horse races take place at Meydan, the Dubai world cup. Over the years I’ve moved from dabbling in the Meydan markets to doing them seriously. They often make for a useful addition on a dull Thursday in the UK. I’ll often recommend a dabble in these…

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Front Runner strategies – Automated on Bet Angel

Front runners – The concept One of the most common in-running Betfair trading strategies is to look for a front running horse with a view to doing a back 2 lay (B2L). You back just before the start of the race and trade out as its price shortens inplay, hopefully for a few quick and…

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Betfair trading – Formula 1 – Street traders

Formula one is back this weekend, so we will get to see how the new cars will shape the sport this season. I delved into the sport in depth a few years ago and have kept all the records up to date to look at key aspects of it from a trading perspective. While there…

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Trading the Cheltenham Races

It’s Cheltenham and that means that next week we will be treated to some quality racing and expected market turnover of somewhere between £100-£120m. I can’t wait. In this post, I have put up plenty of statistics about what will and won’t work at Cheltenham and some comparisons to previous years. Hopefully, this will give…

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Testing times – Profit from them!

Trading on Formula One racing may seem unusual, starting to trade even before the season has even started even more unusual; but it can often present some really good opportunities. At the start of each year after a winter break, I watch preparations for the new Formula 1 season with interest. The various teams are testing new…

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My best & worst trading moment

While sorting out some paperwork this week, I was reminded that ten years ago my father died from a slowly progressive illness. It was a very difficult moment for our family, especially as my mother had died when I was young. Suddenly you have no parents, who won’t see your children grow up. Life can…

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