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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Laying on the beach – Racing at Laytown

The races Since 1868 Laytown, Ireland, has hosted a once a year event, a race meeting like no other. With no formal racecourse to host the equine competitors, these horses are raced on the beach. Beach racing at Laytown catches the attention of a wide range of racing and non-racing goers each year. Laytown races…

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Betfair trading on a bank holiday

It’s that day of the year that you either love or hate. If we have a bank holiday Monday, we tend to call it Marmite Monday! On a bank holiday day in the UK, we have a whole bunch of horse racing. Something to celebrate? Well maybe, if it wasn’t all on the same day….

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York Ebor or Ebore?

The Yorkshire Ebor festival We are at another key point on our journey through the year, as we head just south of the North York moors to York Racecourse. The Ebor Festival starts on Wednesday and runs through to Saturday with the big race at the weekend. It’s by far the biggest meeting at York…

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A day of racing you shouldn’t miss

Tomorrow we have the finale to the flat turf season and a curtain raiser to the flat turf season. How can you have both? Let me explain.

Ascot champions day

First, we have ‘Champions day’ at Ascot and it promises to be a real feast of racing.

Champions day only came into being in 2011 so it’s relatively new in the scheme of things but it’s a weekend I wouldn’t miss for anything now. It’s the last shot at a …

More Moore at Goodwood

Goodwood should have been renamed Greywood at the start of the festival, such was the miserable weather that accompanied what should have been a glorious week on the Sussex downs. But it was notable for one particular day.

The weather had a huge impact on the meeting last week and produced a below par performance from me and from the markets. I’d imagine most attendees on course last week, spent most of their time hiding from the incessant rain and …

Had a good week last week? Here’s why…

You may have seen me post up results or information along the lines of ‘If you did this with £100 you would have managed to achieve this’.

I collect and analyse a lot of data and it’s all with the aim of identifying biases and the structural nature of a market. You would be surprised how many markets exhibit biases. Some have exhibited a structural bias for my entire trading career. I’ve casually dropped hints now and again and it’s …

Little and often soon adds up

This is a phrase I’ll often quote when advising people on how to trade.

The real objective when trading

It’s really nice to bang in some massive results now and again, but generally, that’s not what trading is about. Most of the time I’m in a market I’m just looking for an opportunity. Something I recognise as having a decent chance of a payoff, with as little downside as possible. Sometimes you just can’t see them and sometimes they are …