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Horse racing enthusiast, owner and writer; betting systems developer, tester and champion; fan of AFC Bournemouth football club; and occasional internet marketer. Google+
Exactology: The Science of the Lucrative 1-2

Exactology: The Science of the Lucrative 1-2

In this latest instalment of the Oc-Tote-ber series, let’s take a look at the exacta, a bet which requires the player to nominate the first and second placed horses in the correct order. The exacta is a pool bet, which means the dividend is declared by dividing the total number of winning tickets by the […]

Irish Point Notes: Week 2

Written by Seattle Dancer Week ending 12 October 2014: Action from Loughrea and Tinahely One of the few older horses to catch my eye last season was triggered by the arresting comment of his unheralded trainer that he had a very bright future and was a possible future winner of the Foxhunters. Aintree is not […]

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Double Dutch, 20th October 2014

Double Dutch, 20th October 2014 No birthday Double Dutch on Saturday, alas. In The Rough and Vivaldi Collonges had it between themselves a long way out, the former eventually grinding out the win, with 26 lengths back to the third. Unfortunately, in leg 2, we were scrambling from the furlong pole as, although Sruthan had […]

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Sunday Supplement: A Noble Mission

Sunday supplement By Tony Stafford Many years ago, I was taught a serious lesson. The two senior writers at the old Greyhound Express left to start a magazine. I was asked to come back from a summer “grass” job at the Evening Standard to be – aged 23 – the Chief Reporter. They might as […]

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Double Dutch, 18th October 2014

Double Dutch, 18th October 2014 Well, that was weird, wasn’t it? Anyone who made a bet at Newmarket yesterday was a very short price to have lost. And that includes Double Dutchers. Big Classic dreams lay in tattered piles as high as the mountain of torn up betting slips that littered the ring on the […]

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British Champions Day 2014 Preview

British Champions Day 2014 Preview This Saturday sees the fourth renewal of British Champions Day, Ascot’s end of season celebration of British (and European) racing. Although the weather forecast has dampened prospects somewhat, allied to the untimely and premature retirement of some of the sport’s main equine athletes, there remains much to look forward to. […]

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Double Dutch, 17th October 2014

Double Dutch, 17th October 2014 A second remarkably unexciting double yesterday, with no drift either, but we’re chipping away and waiting for better opportunities. Incidentally, the 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 (32 bets) five timer was landed in the first five races at Uttoxeter. I didn’t do it in the end, […]

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2014 Future Champions Day Preview and Tips

2014 Future Champions Day Preview and Tips The precursor to British Champions Day on Saturday is, logically enough, Future Champions Day on Friday. In a first for the two meetings, they’ve been connected chronologically making for an exciting two days’ racing for fans of the flat. As the name implies, the first five races are […]

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Double Dutch, 16th October 2014

Double Dutch, 16th October 2014 It was a solid if unspectacular return to the chair for me yesterday, as we caught a winning double albeit without any odds drift. Still, as a friend of mine is fond of saying, “nobody ever went skint taking a profit”. Indeed. Uttoxeter looks really interesting, with the first SIX […]

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A Fiesta of Freebies (and the ‘catches’)

October is a very busy month for racing fans. The last big meetings of the flat take place at Newmarket, Ascot and Doncaster; and the first big meetings over jumps are run at Chepstow and Cheltenham. That genesis of the jumps season is an exciting time for the sport, with its far better defined narrative, and […]

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Irish Point Notes: Week 1

In the first of a weekly series, Seattle Dancer reports from Ireland on some of the key point-to-point events. He’ll also include a couple of horses to follow, on which he’ll be checking back at various times in the season. Over to him… The Irish point-to-point scene got off to a slightly delayed start last weekend on […]

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Double Dutch, 15th October 2014

Double Dutch, 15th October 2014 It’s just not been happening for DD in recent days, so Chris and I felt a change of chair might bring a change of luck. After yesterday’s 1-3 we’re down a few points on our yearly high, so much to address for yours truly. Now seems like an ideal time […]

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Important: Stat of the Day and Mondays

I’ve had a couple of questions today from avid Stat of the Day readers, which has highlighted an error in my own communications… Stat of the Day will, from today onwards, be a part of the main blog on Mondays only. Geegeez has introduced a new ‘Feature of the Day’, which showcases one element of […]

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[Free Download] Bumper Bundle of National Hunt Goodies

It’s a thoroughly miserable Monday morning, Friend, and the racing may well only take place at Sedgefield. What better day then for a compendium of well-researched National Hunt goodness, courtesy of my old mate, Hairy Ben (Aitken). HB is a student of form – and especially the intriguing art of dosage – and has run a hugely popular […]

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Sunday Supplement: How the other half live…

Sunday Supplement By Tony Stafford I’ve been to Ballydoyle a couple of times, two decades apart and the last time as long ago as when Kieren Fallon was still their number one jockey, but until yesterday morning, I had never set eyes on Coolmore. At the sales this week, their client relations lady Wendy Normile […]

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