Its important to try things in life, dear reader, so that you are never left with that feeling of what might have been. It's better to have loved and lost, as they say. And that is my maxim for life...
So it was that at the end of June I made a life changing decision. For those of you who don't know, I was offered the opportunity to work as General Manager with Tim Lowe, one of the top two or three direct mail marketers in the country, and an inspirational entrepreneur. Alas, a condition of taking the job was that I had to relinquish ownership of my beloved blog, Nag Nag Nag, and also all of the products I had, including TrainerTrackStats.
After a lot (a LOT!) of soul searching, I did as was requested, and I set off to work with Tim. But it wasn't to be. I'd like to place on record that I held, and continue to hold, Tim in the highest regard. He's a generous, hard working and supportive man who knows his business inside out, and who genuinely wants people to get on in life.
But something wasn't quite right. Perhaps it was the fact that I'd conceded so much that I held dear; perhaps it was working for someone else again... whatever, it wasn't a good fit, and we discussed the situation and agreed to part.
But my problem was that I'd already signed my business over to my dear friend and fellow racing enthusiast, Gavin Priestley... not that I have any issues with that per se. Gavin is my best friend, and I am very proud to be godfather to his beautiful son, Dylan. But it means I'm back to square one... and relishing the prospect! :o)
So here we all are then... welcome to Geegeez, my new online abode, where you'll find more of the type of stuff you may have become used to at Nag3.
Geegeez doesn't replace Nag3: rather, it marks a parting of the ways. I will no longer be writing (albeit increasingly occasionally, as it had been) on Nag. Instead, I'll by posting here around five times a week (more when I'm reviewing racing systems).
If you'd like to know when I post (and I hope you do!), then you can sign up in the box in the top right corner.
In a few weeks time, if you don't, you'll not get further reminders. That's only fair to those who don't wish to read Geegeez. So if you're not interested, do nothing, no sweat. If however you like reading my ramblings, sign up to get notified when I've put another entry here. There's loads of stuff to come and some really exciting ideas that I think you'll love.
As a prelude for what is to follow, I thought I'd share with you my favourite systems from my happy times at Nag Nag Nag. These are my top three, and why:
1. TrainerTrackStats - of course, as the creator of the original and now contributor to the current revision of TTS, this has to be my favourite product. I'm extremely proud that those who have followed TTS over the last two seasons have profited to the tune of 160 times their usual stake.
And already this season, we've banged in 11/2 and 12/1 winners from less than ten runners. It's a long season, and this is very early days, but TTS is establishing itself as a force to be reckoned with if you're a bookie or exchange layer, and a punters' pal. Read more here...
2. Racing Secrets Exposed - still the best laying product I've seen. This one won't be for everyone, because it involves about 20 minutes effort to find the horses to oppose. But my experiences are that the criteria are predicated on big time common sense, and the rewards when I trialled it were clear. Check out the Nag3 trial details here...
3. Favourites Phenomenon - a stop at a winner system, which produces excellent if steady returns. Over the last three years or so, there have been around half a dozen losing days only, and you'd have collected a point profit on all the others. Now it needs to be said that losing days set you back a fair way (up to 30 winning days worth of profit). But over the course of two and a half years and more, you'd be around 600 points up. This is about as good as it gets. Moreover, you can now automate the whole process with the FP Bot. Read the review here...
That's it for this, the Geegeez Overture. I'll be back with the first opus from Wednesday. In the meantime, thanks a million for reading, and welcome again to Geegeez... It's great to be back!