Horse Racing

It’s Summer and that means two-card Tuesdays!

We have reached the time of year when Monday and Tuesday racing drops to two cards in the afternoon in the UK. The impact of just two race meetings This is an important time of year, as we drop to two race meetings in the UK. That means that the characteristic of meetings on Monday…

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Placing Bets and Trades Outside the Current Best Price

The best execution on a betting exchange As most Betfair users will be familiar with, whenever you place a bet on any market on the Betfair exchange either directly on their website or via third party trading software. When that bet reaches the market if a better price than the one you requested (placed your…

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Chester May Meeting

It’s the Chester May festival this week and it’s a welcome addition to the card, but based on previous years it’s nothing amazing from a trading viewpoint. Trading conditions Obviously, we all love some extra liquidity that the quality racing will bring, but it’s never been a meeting that I’ve got really good amounts from….

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Did lower fences make the Grand National safer?

Fallers and the Aintree Grand National There’s always a lot of discussion around the Grand National as to horse welfare. To tackle one of these issues they made amendments to lower the fences to help tackle fallers. The interesting thing about this is that the jockeys were actually disputing the new lower fences saying, if…

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Flat packed – The Flat turf season is back

Tomorrow marks the traditional return of the flat turf season at Doncaster. The end of the footy season is nearing, the Grand National is right upon us and the first Golf Major of the year is almost here. It’s a period of transition, but also optimism.  The Lincoln has been going since 1859 and this complex…

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Betfair Trading day to day horse racing markets

After trading big meetings coming back to earth requires a change in mindset, when you go back to your day to day trading. This blog post looks into how even though big meetings can seem like the best way to make the most money, trading everyday individual racing markets can provide an amazing profit in…

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An easy to understand Betfair trade | Explained

Profitable Betfair trading The essence of profitable trading, Betfair trading, betting, any trading of any sort it’s to have a positive expectancy. That means basically winning more than you lose. When you actively trade, it’s a little bit more complicated than that. But in essence, you’re looking for those sort of positions within the market….

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Trading order flow – Understanding Horse Racing

This article continues on from another article where we introduced the concept of the Betfair trading strategy this is trading order flow. Trading is the simple process of backing at higher prices than you lay at and netting a profit. While most people use a betting exchange to place conventional bets, profitable Betfair traders use…

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A very British Betfair trading strategy!

We are all experts in something! So you have your trading software fired up, you point at that the betting exchange and scout the markets on Betfair for some opportunties. Maybe you are looking for some small profits or perhaps a bit of swing trading? But ideally you will be an expert in something if…

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Betfair trading pre-off Racing with small stakes

I can trade with small stakes and big stakes, I obviously prefer to trade with bigger amounts! But I realise a lot of people who start trading are going to be using small banks and that’s what I want to talk about in this blog post. I hope this can be useful for someone who…

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