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  • #1560695
    Gladiateur
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    Nice list, Cormack, but surely Golden Rule Number One should go first: Never bet with money you cannot afford to lose.

    #1560703
    cormack15
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    Ha, indeed. Maybe a module on the risks associated with gambling, the perils of gambling addictions and where to seek help should be right up there at number 1.

    #1560710
    Salut A Toi
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    Ha, indeed. Maybe a module on the risks associated with gambling, the perils of gambling addictions and where to seek help should be right up there at number 1.

    Wise words indeed – only a very small proportion of people have the right temperament to make a success of betting IMO , it’s an often overlooked aspect of the whole game.

    #1560728
    Marlingford
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    That sounds like a really good basis for a course Cormack. A fair amount of it sounds relatable to betting in general. I expect Chapter 6 (the importance of various factors) is where a lot of the key racing-specific stuff would go, and that one could probably be broken down into multiple chapters given the huge number of variables.

    Let’s hope Empowerer returns as there is plenty of helpful information on this thread now if they remain inclined to develop their course.

    #1560810
    Gingertipster
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    Indeed an excellent list David…
    But where were these factors in your TRF article “How To Be A Successful Horse Racing Gambler“?

    value is everything
    #1560855
    admin
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    I didn’t write that article GT, I posted it.

    Yes, just a top of the head list Marlingford. You could do sub-modules on a wide variety of topics. Sectional timings, compiling your own ratings, paddock inspection, conformation/judging a horse’s action, etc, etc. It makes you realise what a complex topic it is (or can be made to be… maybe the secret is to find the secret to keeping it simple).

    #1560913
    Gingertipster
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    Oh sorry David. I thought when it says “How to be a successful Horse Racing Gambler, by Admin”; I thought How To Be A Successful Horse Racing Gambler was by Admin. :wacko:

    value is everything
    #1560919
    admin
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    Ah well, so now you know GT.

    Anyway, the factors in that wee article are all in the list above, more or less, so the article’s authors weren’t far off.

    #1560924
    Gingertipster
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    Nothing on a lot of the things you mention in your list on the previous page. Understanding odds, probabilities, the mathematics of betting, creating a tissue and finding value. The basics of How To Be A Successful Horse Racing Gambler all missing. “Weren’t far off”, my arse. ;-)

    That article should really be called “How Not To Lose Too Much On The Horses”.

    value is everything
    #1561015
    IanDavies
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    As stated on the other thread, anyone who has identified an edge would be a fool to share it.

    Others would adopt it, the market would adjust, and the edge would evaporate.

    #1561044
    admin
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    Hey GT – I checked and you’re right – my list IS better

    :whistle:

    cormack

    #1561080
    Turkoman
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    However, Empowerer, if you don’t already know what modules need to be included and how the content should be structured are you really sure you are the right person for the job?

    BINGO!!!!

    #1561126
    Gingertipster
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    Yes Cormack, your list is so much better than the article. You know / knew so much better which is why I found the article so disappointing.

    value is everything
    #1561136
    Bachelors Hall
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    I wouldn’t be averse to throwing something together on the subject of juvenile hurdlers, although seeing as you’ll be monetising course, I would be interested to know what kind of fee or cut you would be willing to offer…

    As others have stated, those who have worked hard on finding an edge would be reluctant to share same as the costs would far outweigh the benefits.

    Personally, I wouldn’t pay any attention to someone claiming to be an expert straight off the bat. Indeed, everything I have learned of the sport has been based on my own research and guided by the output of those who I have deemed to be fine judges over long periods of time. Anybody who sets out to learn everything they know from scratch from a single source will quickly find themselves treading water in what is an excruciatingly competitive landscape.

    Best of luck to you though :good:

    #1561150
    clivexx
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    I think Colin’s point about breeding is a good one. It’s still underrated I believe and still tricky to reference

    How many times do we see “he ran well in the guineas but isn’t bred for the derby but he might stay!”only To see it going backwards at tattenham corner

    I think the course is a good idea even just highlighting factors many punters simply do not take seriously enough

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