So how did MCracing come to be ?
If you are a member to my service you will have a basic idea of how it all came about.
So basically I have been punting for 20 years or so with varying degrees of success gleaning information for my selections from the written press, you know the ones, before progressing onto internet based information.
My early years betting was basically for fun and nothing too serious, but it soon became apparent that I had an eye for the game, and whilst serving in the Armed Forces over in Germany I soon gained a following from the lads every time I went to our local track in Dortmund and back then it was all about the win.
When I returned from overseas and left the Forces, I took a job over at Heathrow airport and my local tracks were Windsor and Ascot, which by all accounts are pretty good tracks to try and learn the art of wining money from racing and again whenever I went to the track or my friends were off racing I became their first port of call.
As I said before, my betting never really had any structure and I would be betting various amounts on selections dependent on what strength I thought it had of winning and it was all about the win. There were all the usual emotional ups and downs as well as betting to try and recoup losses, so basically I was drifting from bet to bet with no plan going forward, but I was having fun.
It wasn’t until about 10 years ago that I thought if I wanted to make money from my betting I would have to learn a lot more about the game and get some discipline, so I set about trying to learn all that I could through books and other literature and even trying to use other peoples way of betting , the problem was that I was trying to bet on too many races.
It was at this point that I decided to concentrate on certain types of races and as I liked both the flat and the jumps equally I decided to devise 2 mini systems of my own. The first was handicap chasers running two half miles and over, the second on the flat for handicaps between ten and thirteen furlongs, with these two systems I started to see progression as all my bets were restricted to these types of races and my betting started to improve, but nothing spectacular apart from earning extra money to supplement the monthly wages, and that’s how I rolled along.
It wasn’t until about 3 years ago when I stumbled on a piece of software which basically enabled me to see at a glance whether a horse was progressing or regressing , so instead of looking at loads of numbers I could see those numbers in a line graph format, which helped me to make more informed selections to my two systems and helped me establish how competitive the race was.
Without a shadow of a doubt this was the first major step for me to becoming a professional bettor for a living. It wasn’t long after this that the same author of the software released a set of ratings of which I jumped on board without hesitation because if these ratings were to be half as good as the software then I knew that they would be good.
I soon realised that I could make serious money with these ratings as they were right down my street of sifting through figures and assigning different ratings to different types of races, along with the ratings I was able to join the forum where you could ask about the ratings and swap ideas for using them with other forum members.
So with the ratings I was able improve my two systems further and at this point set about posting these selections along with other system ideas on the forum , some with success and some not but it was a good way for me to live test other systems that I was working on. At the same time I was looking at putting my own twist on the ratings by devising my own set of ratings to run along side the ones that I was using, so basically I would use the rating to find the horses that were expected to run well then make my final selection based on my own ratings which suited my betting style, which is to have a reasonable amount of selections per week and to keep losing runs down to a minimum.
So I move on to the present, having achieved my goal of being a pro bettor and still using the forum for testing ideas and being a regular contributor, and it was from my activity on the forum that WIN became interested in what I was doing and I was approached by them to see if I wanted to start a service with them, and I suppose the rest is history (recent history that is) and I supply my selections under the service MCracing.
To that end I have to say that Michael Wilding of the Race Advisor and the developer of the ratings that I use has been instrumental in the transition of my betting, by teaching me all the good fundamentals to make a success of myself all through his professionalism and sound advice, I must also mention Eddie Lloyd ( me ole china ) , who has also steered me in the right direction with his extensive knowledge of the betting industry and approaches to betting and along with the Betfan team I consider them to be a few of the good guys in the industry.
Just one more thing before I go, why not head over to Betfan TV on Friday’s and catch the chat I had with the totally absorbing Simon Holden.
All The Best,