September 16, 2021 at 19:16 #1560695GladiateurParticipant
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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.September 16, 2021 at 19:40 #1560703cormack15Keymaster
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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.September 16, 2021 at 20:42 #1560710Salut A ToiParticipant
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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.September 17, 2021 at 02:00 #1560728MarlingfordParticipant
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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.September 18, 2021 at 00:20 #1560810
Indeed an excellent list David…
But where were these factors in your TRF article “How To Be A Successful Horse Racing Gambler“?value is everythingSeptember 18, 2021 at 11:01 #1560855
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).September 18, 2021 at 16:22 #1560913
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.value is everythingSeptember 18, 2021 at 16:56 #1560919
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.September 18, 2021 at 17:49 #1560924
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 everythingSeptember 20, 2021 at 14:10 #1561015IanDaviesParticipant
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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.September 20, 2021 at 17:06 #1561044
Hey GT – I checked and you’re right – my list IS better
cormackSeptember 21, 2021 at 02:28 #1561080TurkomanParticipant
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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!!!!September 21, 2021 at 14:48 #1561126
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 everythingSeptember 21, 2021 at 17:40 #1561136Bachelors HallParticipant
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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 thoughSeptember 21, 2021 at 20:15 #1561150clivexxParticipant
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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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