February 1, 2006 at 18:24 #68815
Because it has no basis of logic or reasoning behind it. For every jockey that rides a winner on his birthday there will be at least four that don’t.
I might be able to come up with a system that shows that on Wednesday’s when the sun shines, McCoy shows a strike rate of 27%. It may be true or it may not be but whilst such facts are based on coincidence there is no way such a theory can lead to long term profitability.
As has been said on a different thread, it is a bout the process and only when that is correct will you make this game pay. Remember even a broken clock gets the time right twice a day.February 1, 2006 at 18:32 #68816
Quote: from Grimes on 11:42 pm on Jan. 31, 2006[br]I’ve just found this, schumi:
http://www.britishhorseracing.com/goracing<br>thanks Grimes that’s a great help
I’ve been wanting the birthdays of racehorse connections for a while.
If you despise any information that can find you winners, David… how can I put this politely… your’e in the wrong game.
<br>February 1, 2006 at 21:44 #68817
i’d be more interesred in trainers who have a history of giving the young apprentice in the stable a horse with a few pounds in hand for his/her birthday and saying happy birthday kid. it is happening and anybody who thinks it’s not is a fool. the problem still remains to find these trainers and second to find the birthdays of the young jocksFebruary 1, 2006 at 22:34 #68819
I’m more than happy to be proven wrong if you have some statistics to support it. I just imagine my time is better spent watching replays of races than analysing runners of owners/trainers on their birthday.
How long would we need to monitor this system for as well to come up with reliable data? In 10 years, a trainer will only have 10 birthdays. Can we agree on that point?:biggrin: Surely we need a sample study of at least this size so we can work out which trainers ‘don’t give a monkeys’ and which like a ‘treat’. 10 years of work to monitor a system which might not even yield a profit doesn’t sound to me as the best way to occupy my time. Each to their own, I’ll leave it with you.February 2, 2006 at 00:36 #68821GrimesParticipant
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What is suggested is not as simplistic as you conceive it to be, David.
Nothing, but nothing, in this game should be viewed in isolation. It should be a pointer to look into the matter further. It may be assessed as a confirmatory factor in relation to a fancy, lead you to look at its form and conceive a fancy for it, or it may be viewed as an irrelevance, depending on all the rest of the background context relating to the horse, its connections and the race.
I expect the prices of such winners would tend to be rather good too.February 19, 2006 at 13:42 #68826
Only took you 17 days to come up with one:biggrin:February 19, 2006 at 14:20 #68827
Not all that significant. It was his only ride considering he’s based in France nowadays and was riding a French trained horse.February 19, 2006 at 16:40 #68828
Clearly the horse has been saved to provide Deano with a winner on his birthday. Had nothing to do with the coincidental fact that there was a 20k four-year-old hurdle on heavy ground that would suit him down to the ground.February 19, 2006 at 16:50 #68829
I consider myself enlightened. Anyone know who’s birthday it is tomorrow? Save me checking the form tonight. :biggrin:February 19, 2006 at 18:13 #68830
As long as you let me know beforehand and not the day afterwards. :biggrin:February 23, 2006 at 12:21 #68831
See it’s Sue Smith’s birthday. How nice of Haydock to race today so she can win the Rendlesham with Patriarch Express.
A no-lose day also means a no-win day :cool:February 24, 2006 at 22:23 #68832
I’m on. Should I find myself homeless if he doesn’t win, I expect some hospitality from you EC.February 24, 2006 at 23:14 #68833
Durcan’s birthday is tomorrow?
Can’t count a winner today. Sorry!February 24, 2006 at 23:26 #68834
That makes him a non qualifier then.March 17, 2006 at 22:47 #68843
EC you’re going on about all the money you’ve been making off my idea and you call me a taker? come on you can surely do better than this at least post something that makes sense
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