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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+
Racing Maxims of Pittsburgh Phil

Racing Maxims of Pittsburgh Phil

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been serializing the thoughts of legendary turf gambler, Pittsburgh Phil (real name, George E Scott). You can read parts one, two and three here. Below is a potted summary of the wisdom of the man, much of which is as true today as it was when written over a […]

Cheltenham Festival 2015: 14 Killer Stats

It’s the Cheltenham Festival next week and, with the kind permission of Paul Jones, author of the Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide 2015, I bring you 14 killer stats from this year’s excellent book. Tuesday – Day One Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Only two of the last eleven horses to have started at 2/1 or shorter […]

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Racing Maxims and Methods of Pittsburgh Phil (Part 3)

In this final part of our serialization of the legendary racing gambler, Pittsburgh Phil, looks at the concepts of time, and class and weight, when it comes to horse racing. Although incredibly prescient at the time (written in 1908), some of this has been superseded by more modern thinking. But still, plenty holds as good today […]

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Geegeez Gold Overview: February 2015

This week, we’ve welcomed over 700 new trial subscribers to the Geegeez Gold community. They join a similar number of existing Gold subscribers, and over 5,000 free registered users here at geegeez.co.uk. So, firstly, a very warm welcome to all, new and old! Now, the purpose of this video post is to offer an overview […]

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Racing Maxims and Methods of Pittsburgh Phil (Part 2)

Pittsburgh Phil, aka George E. Smith, was one of the most famous and successful horse racing gamblers of all time. His wisdom was condensed into a book written in 1908 called “Racing Maxims and Methods of Pittsburgh Phil”. And, as you’ll see in this second part of the serialization, he was a very long way […]

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Supreme Novices Hurdle 2015 Preview, Trends, Tips

Supreme Novices Hurdle 2015 Preview, Trends, Tips Due off three weeks today, the first of 27 races at the Cheltenham Festival and arguably the most anticipated in the entire calendar, the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle is a two mile half a furlong novice hurdle. In recent times, it has been a great scene setter for the […]

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Sunday Supplement: Numbers, and the AVC

Sunday supplement By Tony Stafford An erstwhile friend – he’s totally disappeared from my little circle, so erstwhile in that way – used to explain any apparent disparity of a financial nature as “different numbers”. He had a point, but as to why he suddenly saw fit to deny me with further such wisdom over […]

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A Breeze Through The Racing With Gold…

It’s a fairly slow news day today, so I thought I’d have a quick fly through the Friday racing using some insights provided by Geegeez Gold. For those not already using Gold, there’s also a bit of a special offer at the bottom of this post… Please note, these are not tips as such, but […]

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Huge Prize Boost for Future Champions Festival

Newmarket Racecourses yesterday announced its request to create a £2million+ two-day Dubai Future Champions Festival at the Rowley Mile from 2015 onwards has been sanctioned by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). The new event will span Friday 9th October, featuring the £500,000 Group 1 Dubai Fillies’ Mile; and Saturday 10th October, with the £500,000 Group 1 […]

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Racing Maxims and Methods of Pittsburgh Phil (Part 1)

George E. Smith, aka Pittsburgh Phil, was one of the most famous horse players of all time. Operating in the late 1800’s through to shortly prior to his death in 1905, Smith aggregated close to $100 million in today’s money from his on track gambling. Before he died, he shared his ‘maxims and methods’ with […]

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RSA Chase 2015 Preview, Trends, Tips

RSA Chase 2015 Preview, Trends, Tips It’s the staying novice chase championship, and the RSA Chase has been the portent of numerous future top notchers, most recently Lord Windermere and Bobs Worth, winners of the last two Gold Cups. RSA Chase Trends As usual, trends cover the last seventeen renewals going back to 1997 (abandoned […]

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Sunday Supplement: Kane’s The Real McCoy

Sunday supplement By Tony Stafford Alex Steedman on Racing UK got close to the nub of the key issue before yesterday’s Game Spirit Chase (to them Betfair Price Rush Chase) at Newbury. He noted that Jamie Moore would have been distressed at the news from White Hart Lane. Not just Jamie, Alex, how about me, […]

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The Geegeez Geegee Taunton Snaps

The Geegeez Geegee ran, and won, at Taunton on Thursday. Below are some extremely moderate pictures that don’t do justice to the occasion… In the parade ring before the race… Jockey Ryan Mahon mounting. As it turned out, this was almost his most anxious moment of the day..!   The post-race debrief between Ryan Mahon […]

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Quick Catch Up…

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Quick Catch Up…

It seems like ages since I’ve written a bit of a catch up post on the blog. Almost certainly because it has been ages… Anyway, in this round up piece, I’ll cover Gold update progress, a geegeez syndicate horse running today, a geegeez betting syndicate, and the latest Cheltenham antepost betting previews. Let’s start with […]

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Ryanair Chase 2015 Preview, Trends, Tips

Ryanair Chase 2015 Preview, Trends, Tips It’s now just 35 days – or five weeks in old money – until Cheltenham Festival 2015 kicks off, and it’s time for another ante-post preview. With the World Hurdle, Gold Cup, and Arkle already in the can; the Champion Hurdle looking bereft of value; and the Champion Chase […]

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