It was the punters who drew first blood in 2020, dominating the podiums for most cash profit and highest POT.
That's not to say that the media experts weren't represented.
A Best Bets form analyst had a terrific month, finding himself agonisngly close to taking out the top spot for highest cash profit.
Discover who it was, as well as all of January's other top performers below.
Horse Racing Tipster Highest Cash Profit
The gold medalist for January was none other than Turfcutter.
Hasn't this bloke already won enough by now?
That's what some will be thinking, but for Turfcutter, another mention is just credit to his outstanding record as a professional punter.
This month he raked in $4,833 in cash profit from $100 win bets, after seeing no less than 198 of his tips greet the judge.
This Wagga Wagga local has tipped on theGreatTipOff.com since November 2014 and he's now amassed in excess of $25K cash profit over this time.
What an effort.
Turfcutter's eye watering all time tipping stats
Falling just short of the gold was Best Bets form analyst Joel Marshall.
In January this media expert proved he really was that. An expert.
He found 36 winners, at a cracking average price of $4.80.
This generated a cash profit of $4,580, which you could've shared in if you followed all of Marshall's tips with $100 bets.
Best Bets sales will go through the roof if Marshall continues to tip like this in the coming weeks.
The bronze medal for cash profit went to pro punter Leumas.
This Gold Coast resident used all of his local knowledge to good effect during the Magic Millions meet.
He bagged 3 winners on the day, including 40/1 shot Away game in the 2YO feature race.
Leumas cleans up on Magic Millions day
All in all, Leumas had 17 winners in January, returning a cash profit of $4,090 from $100 win bets.
And with a 77% POT, he just missed out on the profit on turnover podium.
Nevertheless, it was a cracking month for this Queenslander.
Horse Racing Tipster Highest POT
Methoman has done it again!
He made it two golds in as many months after he claimed the top gong in December.
This Sydneysider really is in a purple patch at the moment.
He's sitting on a cash profit of $3,110 from $100 win bets over the past 90 days.
But it's his POT that we're interested in here.
In January, he finished on 120% after 3 of his 30 tips got home at an average price of $22.
That's some quality tipping.
Securing the silver was punter Reuben2019.
This West Australian only joined the site late last year, but since then he has made a splash.
In January, he found 6 winners from 21 selections, returning a bumper 111% POT.
His standout tip for the month was Lord Von Costa, who booted home at 30/1 odds at Flemington on the 18th.
Hopefully there's plenty more where that came from for Reuben2019.
Reuben2019 bags a roughie
Rounding out the podium was pro punter Humps64.
He finished up with a 107% POT, after 9 of his tips saluted.
Considering that the average price of these winners was $5.74 and his strike rate exceeded 33%, Humps64 more than deserves his spot on the podium.
The Queenslander will be looking to extend his fine form into February.
Best Media Expert Tipsters by POT
Backing up Joel Marshall's effort in the cash profit category, two of his colleagues put in the big strides in January.
Both John Barker and Kevin Casey had an outstanding start to the year, delivering their followers a POT in excess of 70%.
What's great about this Best Bets trio is that between them, their tips cover just about every state in Australia.
And seeing that their tipsters are flying at the moment, why wouldn't you want to pick up a copy of Best Bets?
WA form analyst Matt Coxall secured the next highest POT with 52% from 13 winning tips.
Like Best Bets, OzRace is another racing publication whose tipsters are in great form at the moment.
If you're looking for some quality WA tips, OzRace has to be your first destination.
The multi-talented Tony Rickards also had a month to remember.
Rickards is one of Winning Post's star contributors.
His deep racing knowledge will be further appreciated after this latest effort.
Nadia Horne from RSN rounds out the top media performers, after she notched ip 46% POT from 15 winning tips.
The South Australian form specialist has become a popular and recognizable voice for RSN listeners.
Her stocks will only rise further after this performance.