Trading Horse Racing

The new kid on the block

The new kid on the block

It’s not often you get a new kid on the block but this week we have. Well sort of new.  In April 2008 a new racecourse opened, the first completely new racecourse sine Taunton in 1927! It didn’t last long however and the following January it went into administration. It is now being re-incarnated as […]

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The day somebody with £1k caused a £600m error

The day somebody with £1k caused a £600m error

Three years ago today we were treated to a day of spectacular proportions. It seems to have slipped into the history books a bit so I thought I would reprise it for your enjoyment and delight. On this this day at the Christmas hurdle at Leopardstown something went very, very wrong. Voler La Vedette ran home […]

28/12/2014 | By | Reply More
Boxing day

Boxing day

So we are at Christmas and the sports schedule in the UK thinned out into the run up to Christmas day. Everything, apart from your wallet probably, took a break. Now it’s back with a bang on Boxing day. Last year, even with two meetings abandoned there were still a total of 11 race meetings in the UK and […]

25/12/2014 | By | Reply More
Hennessy Gold Cup – One of my favourite races

Hennessy Gold Cup – One of my favourite races

I have fond memories of the Hennessy Gold Cup. I’ve traditionally done well at this race and its the race I traded live at the IX Investor show for Betfair in 2006. Seeing a betting company at an financial investment show was a shock for many people and lots couldn’t understand why we were there, so we […]

28/11/2014 | By | Reply More

Trading strategies

Trading Relegation markets

Trading Relegation markets

I recently did a piece of relegation markets, concerning manager sackings which often occur at Christmas and new player arrivals / departures in the new year. I have written a short piece for Betfair and a longer one for Racing Ahead magazine, but I think the video I did on You Tube is probably the best […]

24/01/2015 | By | Reply More
Bleak Mid winter?

Bleak Mid winter?

So here we are in the bleak mid-winter, but you perhaps may not know it but for one sport it always feels that way. For racing, this is a time of year when things are a little quiet. It gets worse next month traditionally, but so far we haven’t lost that many meetings to the weather. So […]

22/01/2015 | By | Reply More
How to lose £30m in seconds

How to lose £30m in seconds

Over the last year I’ve been speaking to a lot of organisations, in sports and non sports markets, that hedge or don’t hedge their positions. I think I can do a job for people who don’t hedge, but curiously, the general message that’s been coming back is that there is no need to hedge. Margin […]

15/01/2015 | By | Reply More

Trading football

Trading Relegation markets

Trading Relegation markets

I recently did a piece of relegation markets, concerning manager sackings which often occur at Christmas and new player arrivals / departures in the new year. I have written a short piece for Betfair and a longer one for Racing Ahead magazine, but I think the video I did on You Tube is probably the best […]

24/01/2015 | By | Reply More
Sunday Soccer Stats

Sunday 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 PREVIEW: Man City v Arsenal (Sun, 16:00) This week’s Super Sunday clash sees Arsenal travel to reigning champions Man City. Both teams currently sit one place behind where they finished […]

17/01/2015 | By | Reply More
Swiss squeeze busts West Ham sponsor

Swiss squeeze busts West Ham sponsor

As I speculated yesterday, there was bound to be some companies that couldn’t absorb the losses from the decision by Swiss to suddenly free float their currency. The first victim to come to the fore is Alpari, they posted a rather sombre statement on their web site: – http://www.alpari.com/company-news/posts/2015/january/important-announcement/ The key part reads: – The […]

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Saturday Soccer Stats

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 PREVIEW: Everton v Man City (Sat, 15:00) Everton’s injury-time equaliser against West Ham in Tuesday’s FA Cup game provided some much-needed respite following four straight league defeats. Things don’t seem […]

10/01/2015 | By | Reply More

Trading tennis

US Open Tennis – Trading  short priced favourites

US Open Tennis – Trading short priced favourites

I was chatting with a few fellow traders on Skype during day three of the US Open this week and we commented that there seems to be a lot of surprise results in the WTA tournament, and in particular that both the ‘big name’ players appeared to be very short for starting prices in Grand […]

02/09/2014 | By | Reply More
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

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