Horse Racing Strategy - Betting Systems

Like any activitiy in life, horse racing results are made up of variables with logical inter-relationships. The quest for many punters is to identify the form variables and their interdependenies which consistently highlight winning runners. The right formula, applied to a specific set of races that finds enough winners at the right odds to drive profits, is the dream of every punter who sets out to establish their own betting system.


Odds Analysis

Betting systems aren't all about form analysis though. Punters develop betting systems that rely on market intelligence to drive their bets. Rather than looking for patterns amongst horse form variables they perform real-time analysis on price fluctuations and compare movements in an attempt to identify when the market is on to a good thing. Then they try to catch it before the price drops too far.

Value finders

The more complex betting systems go beyond identifying likely winners in a race. Their quest is to assign a probability to each runner which represents its chance of winning. The probabilities of each runner together forms their own betting market which they then compare bookmaker markets.

By quantifying a horse's chances of winning they're asking if the race was run 100 times under the same conditions, how many races would each runner win? Each horse's probability (chance out of 100) represents its odds and together forms their own betting market. As an example, if they determine a runner has a chance of winning 10 races out of 100 then they are a 10% chance of winning and their true odds are therefore $11. If the market is offering $20 for that same horse, then the value punter will surely back it at that price.

On the other hand they may determine that a horse will win 33% of the time which sets its true odds at $4. If the market is offering $2.50, it doesn't present an opportunity for him in that race, despite the fact that it is a good chance of winning.

Market Makers

When you've mastered the art of finding value you're tilting the odds in your favour. But that creates another issue - getting your bets on. To address this challenge some punters have taken their systems approach even further so that they're getting on every time by controlling the market to a point where they can't lose.


Betting Systems

Read through the many articles that we have published about betting systems including:

  • Form variable systems;
  • Market fluctuations
  • Value systems
  • Market makers; and more.

Each article has been compiled from extensive research and most are based on actual interviews with professional punters who have shared their secrets and valuable insights about their betting systems.

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18/08/2016 Betting Strategies

Thu, 18 August 2016 05:20 PM

If you're not familiar with the thinking behind multi-bet punting then here's a quick introduction. Many professional punters price their own markets and identify the horses in a race whose current odds with bookmakers are over the .....

Betting System: Simplifying winning patterns

Thu, 07 July 2016 11:16 AM

Social racing punters who set-out to develop and maintain a winning betting system face a common challenge. They struggle to produce and maintain the quality data which is necessary to achieve their goal. We've simplified the complex .....

Why betting on lower class races makes sense

Fri, 24 June 2016 11:16 AM

With the Winter Carnival slowly drawing to a close, many punters will contemplate retiring the form guide and speed maps until the smell of Spring enters their nostrils in a few months time. But while many punters are taking a holiday.....

Making the most of Market Movers on the punt

Thu, 03 September 2015 12:57 PM

  Most punters use market movers to get an insight into which horses the smart punters are backing. They are more likely to follow the shortening price rather than back against it. We spoke to Simon this week, a part-time.....

3 common mistakes that punters make

Thu, 27 August 2015 12:57 PM

Last week we provided punters with a very simple but effective staking plan. The tool was designed to provide time-poor social punters with a straight-forward method to drive the size of their bets. Keeping the theme of easy-to-use be.....

18/06/2015 Betting Strategies

Thu, 18 June 2015 11:16 AM

I heard some sound punting advice this week from our newest addition to the team, Michael Gannon. Like a company competing in its industry, a punter has to have a specific capability that gives them the edge over the market. If it .....

11/02/2015 Betting Strategies

Wed, 11 February 2015 05:13 PM

Every punter loves the feeling of betting on a winner that makes a run from the back of the field to get the money in the shadows of the finishing post. It's one of the most enjoyable feelings a punter can have. The truth is, however,.....

TAB is the home to big smart bets

Thu, 22 January 2015 12:57 PM

Ever wonder where serious professional punters with very large betting turnovers go to punt? Bookmakers? Betting exchanges? The answer is TABs. I caught up with a popular broker in the wagering industry who works with some of Australi.....

21/01/2015 Betting Strategies

Wed, 21 January 2015 11:16 AM

The lure of backing race favourites has been around since the first official Australian horse race in Hyde Park back in October 1810. Ideally punters will bet on a short priced favourite if it is the best horse in the race and its .....

Betting System reveals trends to profit by

Fri, 05 December 2014 10:41 AM

The GTO team was lucky to catch-up with a professional punter on a recent trip to Melbourne who we will call Matt in this article. Matt is a fairly humble bloke. Not a 'Big Noter' and very open about how he makes money from betting .....

Horse Racing System - Form Rater

Thu, 30 October 2014 11:16 AM

During a recent interview we were fortunate enough to convince the interviewee to allow us to publish some insights into his horse racing system that he has used with success now for 15 years. Part of the deal was that we did not disc.....

Place Betting - 5 reasons why it makes sense

Thu, 10 July 2014 05:13 PM

After scanning through the Horse Racing Tipster Leader Board recently we were amazed to see the sizeable profits being made by punters and media tipsters from their place tips. Place betting is often overlooked by punters due to it.....

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