Trading Horse Racing

York Ebor meeting

York Ebor meeting

Summer racing isn’t over quite yet and today kicks of the Ebor meeting at York. I’ve traditionally done OK at this festival each year so I am looking for something above average this week. Liquidity is usually quite good at York and I suspect I can get something decent out of some of these races. […]

20/08/2014 | By | Reply More
Little and often

Little and often

This is a phrase I’ll often quote when advising people on how to trade. I posted up a full list of results from yesterday and it got a fair amount of commentary, because it illustrated exactly that point. More information further down this post. It’s really nice to bang in some massive results now and again, […]

03/08/2014 | By | Reply More
Goodway

Goodway

So Goodwood is underway and it’s performing more or less as I expected and, hopefully, set your expectations at. In the first two days the biggest race reached £2.2m but the lowest was waaaaaaaaaay off that. Mainly thanks to clashing with other races. Attention is very firmly focused on the feature races and that’s producing […]

30/07/2014 | By | Reply More
Trading Goodwood

Trading Goodwood

From a trading perspective I like multi day high quality meetings. They usually throw up some good opportunities and are a welcome addition to the month. As you may know these higher quality meetings produce extra volume and that can change the characteristics significantly. But don’t let Goodwood fool you into thinking it’s the same […]

28/07/2014 | By | Reply More

Trading strategies

Summer has almost gone

Summer has almost gone

Seeing Wolverhampton on the card again made me realise another summer has almost passed into the spreadsheet of history. One of the realities of sports trading is that summer is peak season across a number of sports for me, so it’s a valuable time to get into top gear. I mourn it’s passing. But my […]

19/08/2014 | By | Reply More
When to use form and when not

When to use form and when not

Each day I flick through the available sports on offer and have a quick look for anything interesting. On the racing today something jumped out immediately, Battle group in the 16:00 at Kempton. Battle group famously refused to race at the Grand National and caused a false start. They restarted, but it didn’t make it […]

18/08/2014 | By | Reply More
Valhalla beckons, will Rory roar?

Valhalla beckons, will Rory roar?

Some of the stats I’ve used here have come from the excellent Golf Stats website. The golfing world’s attention now swings, excuse the pun, to Kentucky and to two golfers in particular. I like competitive golf tournaments where the winner is uncertain but currently, despite Rory McIlroy’s comments, we do appear to be entering a new […]

06/08/2014 | By | Reply More

Trading football

It’s all kicked off – Saturday soccer stats

It’s all kicked off – Saturday soccer stats

These stats are brought to your by our friends over at Football Form Labs. Check out their site and the powerful software that sits behind these comments.  As an opening season offer, Football Form Labs are offering discounts of up to 33% or £100 off on our Form Lab products. Scroll down the page to learn more… PREVIEW: […]

16/08/2014 | By | Reply More
Southampton agree fee for tea lady

Southampton agree fee for tea lady

Quite a few jokes doing the rounds at the unprecedented sale of Southampton players which is attracting a lot of press. But inside the humour and horror (for Southampton fans) some serious lessons for traders. You can profit from the mayhem. But first, anecdotal reflection and another trading lesson. In 2003 I sat in the Millenium stadium […]

02/08/2014 | By | Reply More
Pre-season football

Pre-season football

Interested to see the result from Man Utd’s first result under new management! But….. not much to be read into pre season friendlies TBH. As a manager you are looking at new players, either acquired or coming up through the ranks and assessing things for the next season. Results are not paramount, but injuries are […]

24/07/2014 | By | Reply More
Did Betfair have a good World Cup?

Did Betfair have a good World Cup?

Now the fuss has died down and the rioting taken place, it’s time to reflect on the World Cup. From a footy perspective it was great. Much more entertaining than the previous world cups and plenty of talking points. England somehow managed to surpass even their supporters low expectations. I managed to do a record amount on […]

14/07/2014 | By | Reply More

Trading tennis

US Open Tennis – Scoreline statistics

US Open Tennis – Scoreline statistics

A short into to a regular new feature For some time I’ve been analysing various aspects of a number of key sports, but one thing that is the enemy of that is time, I don’t have any! So I’ve taken to surrounding myself with people who do and who are specialist in those areas I can’t devote […]

21/08/2014 | By | Reply More
Sweet spots

Sweet spots

Every market has a sweet sport. Odds that will be reached more often than others, a score. This also applies to trading. Depending on how you chose to enter and exit, there is a sweet spot in terms of when it’s best to trade in and out. When I model a market I’m looking for sweet […]

06/07/2014 | By | Reply More
Tennis trading

Tennis trading

In my journey to understand Tennis I had to work out how and why the market moved, so it was with that in mind that we created Tennis trader. It allowed us to probe the deepest detail of any Tennis match and set up strategies that would allow us to profit from that. Using Tennis trader […]

03/07/2014 | By | Reply More

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