Get best bets and free racing tips from members of Australia's racing media here on this page.
We record selections from all of Australia's racing media experts highlighting their best bets amongst their free selections.
For each tipster you will see their profit statistics so that you know if they are making money before betting on their selections.
By changing the filter criteria to 'Actual Stake' you can see how profitable their best bets are. This measure applies double stake for their best bets when calculating the tipster's profit.
Most racing experts will usually guide you towards their best bets when looking for racing tips because it usually represents the selection that they are most confident about for a particular race meeting.
Often, media experts are required to publish a tip ineach race on the card as part of their obligations to the racing media source that they work for. In these instances, the best bet symbol becomes even more relevant as it usually indicates the horses backed by the tipster themselves.
At theGreatTipOff.com we capture the importance of a tipster's Best Bets by giving that selection a higher stake weighting which is calculated for Actual Stake profitability.
The Horse Racing Tipster Leaderboard displays profitability using this staking approach under the "actual stake"; filter. This calculation involves taking double the win odds for Best Bets to highlight the impact that a Media expert's best bets have on their profitability.
While the tips and best bets from media expertare provided for free at theGreatTipOff.com, tips from professional punters attract a small fee. Unlike media experts, these punters indicatetheir favoured selections by actual stake amounts rather than a Best Bet icon.
When you purchase tips from a professional punter or another tipster on our site, the words "low", "medium" and "high" will appear against their selections highlighting the relative size of the stake placed on the horse.
The staking plans will also include the number of units placed on the tip as a guide for how much you should bet. A unit can be anything you want it to be, depending on your budget. Therefore, if you're a small punter, a unit could be anything as low as ten cents, while the opposite end of the scale could see a unit representing thousands of dollars.
We show the staking profit for punters by multiplying the stake amount by the winning odds. The average bet size is normalised across the site to ensure an apples-to-apples comparison with media tipsters.
A good tip is to line up your average bet size per race with the "medium" unit provided. For example, if Deane Lester is tipping horse X with a medium stake of 15 units, and your average bet per race is fifteen dollars, then your unit will be $1. Therefore, when he tips something with a high stake of 35units, you would bet $35 on the horse if you wanted to follow his staking plan.
Whether you are following a media tipster and their free best tips, or a professional punter and their high stake bets, make sure you visit this page regularly to get easy access.