In the 1970s and 80s I became interested in the statistical approach to handicapping race horses and followed Don Scott around the tracks learning more about staking, and reading the weekly mail and ratings by Warren Block. I made a lot of money for a young fella on the punt. I thought life was easy and so easy I decided to retire from my day job as a trainee psychologist and head to the track!
Of course you know the story. I had what I now realize was a standard run of outs; 34 losses in a row! I lost everything and was soon back at work 5 days per week! I learned quickly and the bug was still in the blood. I became conservative and an investor in horse racing (and occasionally dogs and trots). I kept my day jobs over time as they are a secure base for mind health & family.
In breaks from my work as a General Psychologist I became stallion manager for Kingston Park studs and also managed Alabar Farms (standardbreds) and 'The Nook' in Nagambie with Zephyr Bay.
In the 1990s I started Tajodds, a small emailing service for around 50 members. In 2005 I went online with a basic service www.tajodds.com with booming 27% profit on outlay for several years ( 2 losing years though!). Today the average profit on outlay per annum is 15% (3% loss on 2021), and 2022 is back to 14% profit. We only have around 40 members and close the books at 50 and all tips at suggested prices via the Slack platform with immediate notifications usually the day prior to the races.
I have a strong belief in protecting vulnerable punters and in 100% accountability of our daily ratings and results. Our members ensure we are up to the mark and don't inflate results!
Drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org if any questions or to discuss any business.
Profits are made due to a point of difference. Unless you find an edge you are just another mug punter. The edge also has to be statistically tested to ensure it is valid and reliable over time. If you just whack in a whole range of variables or algo's that made a profit over time, you will not get profit into the future as these will be found by others with easy data access. Read our blog on some of our key points of difference in the market.
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