I Am Cursed

I Am Cursed. I Always Lose. It's a phrase I see quite a lot and I'm sure that 95% of people reading this will have uttered those words at some point in their life, whether in day to day life or regarding their betting results. An apt question to ask yourself is...

Living Up To The Hype

It happens so often in racing. A horse is plugged here, there and from all angles as the sure thing for a race and it goes on to get beat for one reason or another. That happened again today when the 4/7 favourite went down at the hands of an Aiden O'Brien 1-2-3-4 in...

We Aim To Please

I know people who subscribe to other paid services and I have mutual agreements with certain folk I trust plus I keep a network of good people around me with whom I can bounce ideas off and always get honest feedback. In the early days, the pressure was null and it...

Value Betting

I ran the following poll on Twitter: The results were 100% as I expected them to be with De Sousa top, Crowley 2nd, Rodriguez 3rd and O'Neill bottom. I knew this would happen because people will back high profile jocks ahead of those who are actually profitable long...

Healthy Lifestyle Blog

It's something completely unrelated to this website but I'm putting it up here (and when it goes live) so that one or two folk might benefit from it. I'm a normal bloke who sits at a desk for most of the day, has minimal time for exercise due to this, family...

A Controlled Addiction

A lot of folk know my background – or parts of it, at least but I felt like taking an opportunity to open up a bit more about some of the problems I encountered in the past and how I partially managed to deal with them. I’ve no reason to do this other than to raise a...

Manage Your Betting

I sent this out last night for Members and, after such positive feedback, it was suggested that I share to all so here goes: I’ve had a number of you opening up about how tough you find it during a quiet spell so I want to help. It may not be relevant to some but if a...

Why Join Stablemate Racing?

This month has marked an eighth consecutive month of profit for me and we've just breached the 900pt profit mark in the 26 months I've been doing this. That works out at an average of 35pt profit per month with a Return On Investment of 24.3% but its the more recent...

La Estrella 

Everyone knows about Frankel and Galileo but there are so many horses that run in lower grade racing that yes, they do get pieces written on them, but don't see enough spotlight in the public eye as they should.  General Tufto recently won his 100th race at Southwell...

Why The Stigma?

Written by: Kev Raffles I’ve often been slammed for betting on the horses; Whether it be at work, with friends or loved ones. Simply that I enjoy watching the sport is a tough enough fact to convey to some but any word of betting or gambling then I might as well have...

A New Start…

Written by: Kev Raffles Before going any further, if you haven't already done so, have a read of the ABOUT page to give an overview of the Points System that I advise. I'm sure most of you are already familiar with using Points alongside a strict bankroll but it's...

Winning Streaks / Losing Runs / Stakes

Written by: Kevin Raffles @kevraffles I’m often asked how to adjust stakes during a bad spell or whether to increase them following a big win. There’s obviously no right answer and it all boils down to you and how you value your money, I suppose. Speaking from my own...

Adjusting Stakes 

I put a little poll up on Twitter a few months ago:  How do you adjust stakes for betting on runners at bigger odds? - 6% Increase Stakes - 39% Decrease Stakes - 55% Level Stakes I suppose the next question is: "How do you bet in the first place?" Are you a casual...

Win Only or Each-Way?

I first wrote this post over a year ago but I've been asked a lot about my thoughts on the subject recently so I've updated it: Win Only or Each Way? It seems to be an age old debate as to whether you place win only or each way bets on a horse. I’ve kept a record of...