Back in June 2013 the Value Horse Selections Service (VHSS) was launched, and since then a select group of subscribers have been pulling in a fantastic income (all tax free of course) by “working” 1-2 hours per day placing a handful of bets. By simply copying the bets that are posted to the selections page each day these users have made over TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND POUNDS using £25 each-way stakes.
Now of course there are many professional bettors out there who would turn their nose up at “only” earning this amount, but for the majority of us this equates to an annual salary of around £75K (taking into account tax and other deductions).
Now I will be completely honest and admit that this is not for everyone. Betting in this is not particularly “exciting”. If you bet for a “thrill” then chances are you will not be suited to earning money in this way. However, if you are able to treat your betting as a genuine business then VHSS could well be for you. Their method takes advantage of mathematical edges in the betting markets, and 2014 will no doubt prove to be another great year for members.
You can find out more by visiting the following and clicking on the VHSS link:
This is without a doubt one of the best horse racing services I’ve come across.
They finished the year in fantastic style, with a further 83 points profit to add to the total – making an incredible 617 points profit for the year!
That’s an average of 51 points per month, with 10 profitable months and 7 consecutive profitable months from June onwards.
This is, of course, on top of the 500 points they made in 2012 which, I think you’ll agree, is a truly phenomenal 1117 points in 2 years.
They’ve got a new special offer now: 3 months for £150 instead of the normal £499, so if you want to make your betting pay in 2014, this has to be part of your betting arsenal.
G’day all, Happy New Year
I decided we should look at another product from Tipster Warehouse, The Racing Gold service, which offers 4 or 5 backing tips every day on the UK and sometimes on the Irish horse racing win and place markets, the selections are sent to your email and arrive each day by 11.00am (UK time), I started the trial on Friday 01/11 and have received all my selections up to now on time.
There are no hard and fast rules for this service, they do recommend using Betfair for placing your bets and having a starting bank of 100 points. All bets are to level stakes, with the advised amount on each bet being 1 or 2 points. There is no progressive staking or chasing losses. I used Betfair as I’m in Australia and the UK racing runs during the night (my time), so I also used a bot to place the bets on both markets with all bets being placed 5 seconds before the off.
The selections can be a win only selection betting 2 points or a win and place selection betting 1 point on each, there is no progressive staking. Our original starting bank was 100 points and after our last review at day 41 the bank stood at 51.87 points.
The following results for the Racing Gold Service is for the period 12/12/13 – 01/01/14 inclusive, there were 18 betting days and 3 non betting days for the Christmas holidays.
Day No.Selections Win Bets Place Bets Points Staked P/L Balance
42 5 5 4 10 -5.85 46.02
43 5 5 5 10 -7.5 38.52
44 5 5 2 10 -10 28.52
45 3 3 0 6 +3.86 32.38
46 5 5 4 10 +3.46 35.84
47 5 5 3 10 -6.5 29.34
48 5 5 2 10 -7.06 22.28
49 5 5 4 10 -0.95 21.33
50 5 5 1 10 +1.76 23.09
51 5 5 3 10 +4.52 27.61
52 5 5 4 10 -10 17.61
53 5 5 2 10 -5.6 12.01
54 3 3 2 6 +7.5 19.51
55 5 5 5 10 +4.18 23.69
56 5 5 2 10 -7.34 16.35
57 5 5 2 10 -7.84 8.51
58 5 5 0 10 -3.5 5.01
59 5 5 5 10 -5.52 -0.51
After 59 days we have lost our starting bank of 100 points. I know you can have up’s and down’s with any system, maybe our trial period has covered one of those down periods and it could pick up again, but I’m still not convinced of the value of placing a win bet and a place bet on the same horse as shown in the results without a high strike rate you will lose money.
This service did show some positive results before the trial, but I’m going to have to place Racing Gold in the “Failed” category.
You can try Racing Gold here:
I’ve been monitoring the Victor Value Racing selections now for three months and feel it is time to publish my findings. The service itself is very straightforward with selections being emailed to members on the morning of racing. Each selection is discussed and an appropriate stake advised. Victor also provides information on which bookmaker is offering the best odds at the time the email is prepared. I think it’s fair to say (and pretty much common sense) that where possible Best Odds Guaranted (BOG) bookmakers are recommended.
During the review period there have been a couple of times where Victor has wavered a little bit in detailing how his selections are made and the type of staking to be adopted. As the service name suggests the idea is to try and find value at the odds on offer for any particular selection. This means that the strike rate will generally be on the low side as well priced winners should theoretically make up losses on the losers. To some extent this has worked, unfortunately for the review period in question there has been a fair degree of inconsistency which has meant highs and lows along the way.
With a starting bank of £1,000 at the start our result of £1,028.86 at the finish is hardly likely to set the crowds roaring. At one point the bank was up £370 and to me that was a positive sign. That was not to last though and whilst one has to accept peaks and troughs I’d like to have seen a steadier progression over the period to really convince me that Victor’s service is worth following.
He is adopting a slightly different strategy going forward that aims to provide a smaller number of selections overall that will hopefully bump up the strike rate. Together with this his staking is also increasing to £20 for a win bet and £10 each way. Only time will tell whether this makes the necessary difference.
Given that the bank did see a healthy rise during the period and drawdown wasn’t that catastrophic I’m giving the service a neutral rating as I do believe there is potential for the service if the strike rate can be improved.
You can try Victor Value Racing here:
Results for week ending Sunday 05 January 2014
A fairly unspectacular week results wise. Victor is changing his strategy slightly going forward by reducing the number of selections and increasing the amount staked on each horse recommended. As this happened starting this week the stakes are now £20 for a win or £10 each way. Given this slight change I have decided to wind up the current review and will be posting my findings shortly.
Wed 01-Jan-14: 12:45 Cheltenham: Mendip Express: 1st at 8.71 = £146.49
Wed 01-Jan-14: 14:30 Cheltenham: Drumshambo: pulled up = £-10.00
Wed 01-Jan-14: 14:30 Cheltenham: Carrick Boy: pulled up = £-10.00
Wed 01-Jan-14: 14:10 Musselbrugh: Runswick Royal(EW): 4th at 4 = £-10.00
Wed 01-Jan-14: 14:25 Fairyhouse: Another Challenge: 3rd at 5.1 = £-20.00
Thu 02-Jan-14: 14:20 Ayr: Stormin Exit: 7th at 6.2 = £-20.00
Thu 02-Jan-14: 14:00 Southwell: Two No Bids: 9th at 4.99 = £-20.00
Fri 03-Jan-14: 17:30 Wolverhampton: Sir Reginald: 3rd at 5.43 = £-20.00
Fri 03-Jan-14: 19:45 Dundalk: Elusive In Paris: 3rd at 4.1 = £-20.00
Sat 04-Jan-14: 13:40 Newcastle: Rolecarr: 2nd at 5.42 = £-20.00
Sat 04-Jan-14: 15:20 Cork: Orpheus Valley(EW): 9th at 18.95 = £-20.00
Sat 04-Jan-14: 13:25 Lingfield: Lucky Di(EW): 6th at 7.28 = £-20.00
Sat 04-Jan-14: 14:00 Lingfield: Presumido: 6th at 5.7 = £-20.00
Sat 04-Jan-14: 14:35 Lingfield: Modernstone: 2nd at 7.8 = £-20.00
Sat 04-Jan-14: 15:45 Lingfield: Indian Jack: 1st at 6.2 = £98.80
Sun 05-Jan-14: 14:50 Plumpton: Monkerty Tunkerty: 3rd at 11.22 = £-20.00
Weekly Total: -£4.71
Final Balance: £1028.86
For the last month, I have been trialing a product for those that love automated betting …
Mystery horse bot is a simple piece of software that sits on your VPS (ideally), and watches Betfair exchange prices specifically on UK Horse Racing. Just before race-off, the bot will place BACK bets on selections in the Win Market that fit a preset criteria (that you are not privy too, nor do you need to be – I guess this selection criteria is the mystery). You can of course run it on your home PC but this will require the PC with a permanent connection to the internet during racing.
The software is simple to install and quite modest in its’ aesthetics with a simple listview on the left hand side showing the races for the day and on the right hand side a list of the bets the bot has placed during racing. The bot will continue to place bets throughout the day until either of two things happen. Either a take profit stop is hit or stop loss is hit. Recommended stops levels are enabled via buttons within the software but these can be overridden with your own preferences if necessary, (there is also a demo mode for you to trial the software if you so wish)
The bots default stop-settings are : a provisional 3.5 point profit target OR a 6 points loss, (I state provisional as actual figures achieved will be determined by timing between races, if a race is late starting the next race can place bets before the previous result is known).
The bot is set to place its bets 30 seconds before race off and with selections being price related – as prices move rapidly in those last few minutes – not all subscribers will get exactly the same selections as one another.
The bot can place upto three selections in one race and on these occasions it will split the stake equally amoung the selections (this setting can also be overidden if you so wish)
For the purposes of this trial, I will be using £6 stakes and a trial bank of 200 points ie. £1,200
NOTE : One thing that I found a little annoying is that the profit / loss figures reported by the bot, are before Betfair commission has been accounted for, which in terms of a review will of course skew the achieved figures somewhat. I dont think it unreasonable for software to take into account your commission rate and perform the calculations for you as I am sure that most users would be quite keen to know the actual profit/loss figures for any specific day. Given the number of selections per day, this would be a really onerous task for me to do manually with my results so be aware that all figures quoted below are before any Betfair commissions have been considered.
13 winning + 19 losing, days
Although software operation has performed admirably during this period, the selections have proven less satisfactory than previous months and we are currently showing a loss of £354 (excluding Betfair fees).
Balance (excl comm.) £846
I would hope January will make good these figures and bring us into profitable territory.
Week Ending Sunday 30 December
What looked like a pretty poor weeks performance was somewhat retrieved by the last selection on Sunday to pull us back into profit. There was no racing on 23, 24 or 25 December.
Thu 26-Dec-13: 15:10 Kempton: Mount Belbulben(EW): 4th at 32 = £-20.00
Thu 26-Dec-13: 15:40 Kempton: Big Casino: 3rd at 9.8 = £-10.00
Thu 26-Dec-13: 13:45 Wetherby: Nuts N Bolts: pulled up = £-10.00
Thu 26-Dec-13: 14:50 Wincanton Ballyallia Man: pulled up = £-10.00
Fri 27-Dec-13: 15:05 Kempton: On Trend: pulled up = £-20.00
Fri 27-Dec-13: 14:35 Limerick: Harpsy Cord: pulled up = £-10.00
Fri 27-Dec-13: 14:35 Limerick: Castle Wings: 2nd at 6.41 = £-10.00
Fri 27-Dec-13: 14:20 Leopardstown: Never Enough Time: 3rd at 2.96 = £-20.00
Fri 27-Dec-13: 14:55 Leopardstown: Hunting Party(EW): fell = £-20.00
Sat 28-Dec-13: 13:30 Chepstow: Lamps: 7th at 15.24 = £-20.00
Sat 28-Dec-13: 14:35 Chepstow: Goonyella: 8th at 10 = £-20.00
Sat 28-Dec-13: 14:35 Chepstow: Tour Des Champs(EW): pulled up = £-20.00
Sat 28-Dec-13: 14:55 Leopardstown: Lord Windemere(EW): 8th at 9 = £-20.00
Sat 28-Dec-13: 12:10 Lingfield: Truancy: 5th at 3.38 = £-20.00
Sun 29-Dec-13: 14:00 Leopardstown: Jezki: 2nd at 3.1 = £-10.00
Sun 29-Dec-13: 15:05 Leopaedstown: Mad Brian: 6th at 14.5 = £-20.00
Sun 29-Dec-13: 14:55 Doncaster: Rock A Doodle Do(EW): 10th at 11.37 = £-20.00
Sun 29-Dec-13: 15:25 Doncaster: Iron Butterfly: 1st at 8.4 = £140.60
Weekly Return: -£139.40
Running Total: £1013.57
Results for week ending 22 December
Just a note to say that the coming week will be relatively quiet racing wise in the run up to Christmas. Not a great week of results for the service I’m afraid.
Mon 16-Dec-13: 14:05 Ffos Las: Quaddick Lane: 4th at 7.2 = £-10.00
Mon 16-Dec-13: 14:40 Ffos Las: Copacabana: 3rd at 8.2 = £-10.00
Mon 16-Dec-13: 14:55 Plumpton: According To Them: 5th at 19.61 = £-10.00
Tue 17-Dec-13: 13:50 Fakenham: Flaming George: 3rd at 9.79 = £-10.00
Tue 17-Dec-13: 13:30 Southwell: Hot Stock: 2nd at 5.5 = £-10.00
Wed 18-Dec-13: 13:20 Ludlow: Prince Of Dreams: non-runner
Wed 18-Dec-13: 14:25 Ludlow: Big News: puth at pu = £-10.00
Wed 18-Dec-13: 14:00 Lingfield: Hoof It: 5th at 6.35 = £-10.00
Wed 18-Dec-13: 18:20 Kempton: Jazz Master: 6th at 5.76 = £-10.00
Thu 19-Dec-13: 14:50 Exeter: Hollow Blue Sky: 3rd at 6 = £-10.00
Thu 19-Dec-13: 14:10 Towcester: Armedanddangerous: 3rd at 5.5 = £-10.00
Thu 19-Dec-13: 19:30 Kempton: Lucky Di: 9th at 9.6 = £-10.00
Fri 20-Dec-13: 15:10 Ascot: Kilmurvy: 3rd at 7.44 = £-10.00
Fri 20-Dec-13: 13:20 Uttoxeter: Stormhoek: 4th at 7.6 = £-10.00
Fri 20-Dec-13: 13:50 Uttoxeter: I Know The Code(EW): 8th at 22.18 = £-10.00
Fri 20-Dec-13: 14:55 Uttoxeter: Kilcasan: 6th at 9.24 = £-10.00
Fri 20-Dec-13: 19:00 Wolverhampton: Ice Tres: 2nd at 6.74 = £-10.00
Sat 21-Dec-13: 13:50 Ascot: Elenika: 4th at 8.6 = £-10.00
Sat 21-Dec-13: 15:00 Ascot: Cedre Bleu: 2nd at 4.97 = £-10.00
Sat 21-Dec-13: 15:35 Ascot: Willow’s Saviour(EW): 1st at 11.17 and 3.8 (place) = £123.21
Sat 21-Dec-13: 15:35 Ascot: City Slicker: 13th at 8 = £-10.00
Sat 21-Dec-13: 14:05 Haydock: Emperor’s Choice: puth at pu = £-10.00
Sat 21-Dec-13: 15:15 Haydock: Big Society(EW): 6th at 22.76 = £-10,00
Sat 21-Dec-13: 13:40 Newcastle: Galway Jack: 5th at 6.8 = £-10.00
Sat 21-Dec-13: 14:35 Lingfield: Proud Chieftan: 6th at 25.4 = £-10.00
Sun 22-Dec-13: 13:10 Bangor: Allerton: pulled up = £-10.00
Sun 22-Dec-13: 14:30 Lingfield: Atlantis Crossing: non-runner
Weekly total: =-£116.79
Running Total: £1162.97