I thought I’d give you further insight into how the business works today and what it involves on a day to day basis. I was inspired to write this after a conversation with a relative I’ve not spoken to for years suddenly popped up out of the blue and asked me for some tips as they where going racing. That is often the case with people in this industry. No one is that interested until suddenly they have a day at the races and then they become your best friend!! Anyway I didn’t mind with this relative because they actually wanted to genuinely know how it all worked.
They where under the impression that it was just a few phone calls and then placing the bets and then spending the rest of the day playing golf. I wish!! It’s a very long working week/month and involves hours upon hours of analysis and networking. I get up at 630 every morning to start work and I’m often still in my office until 7 at night. There are lots of phone calls, e-mails and research to do. You have to be ahead of everyone else at all times and the majority of the day is spent looking at tomorrow’s racing and trying to find holes in the market.
I think I’ve mentioned this before. It’s all very well having a trusted contact passing on information about a horse but I need to make sure that there is logic behind the horses chances. A horse can be working very well at home and be primed for a run but remember that the trainer is only human and can completely miss read a race when entering their horse. I’ve seen a horse that should have won but didn’t because another horse was better and was under-rated by the trainer when looking at the entries. Of course I’m in the unique position of knowing most of the horses well being before the race and can work out which one has the best chance. My members only get the best information and we’re up by 40 points this month so it’ll be 17 months without a loss this month which is probably one of the best running records of any service out there!
Back next week but until then have a great weekend.