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Horse Race Betting – 10 Golden Rules by Roger Knight

9) Plot a strategy

To put it another way – just know when to STOP. Of course it’s tough to have to write down those painful losing bets when you’d prefer to forget them, but if you want to make a long-term success of betting you need a record of your failures as well as your successes. The odds of winning the UK national lottery are 14,000,000 to one – but almost every week someone wins it. Not just what you think is the likelihood of a win. If you want to watch a race or a match for the enjoyment of the game then do that without betting on it. Among the free systems we’ll send you from freehorseracingsystems.com you may well find two or more methods that, when combined together, give you the magic edge.

If everyone else knows what you know then you can be sure the prices for your “sure bet” will be at their lowest. A long losing run tells you you should change your system. No matter how big a cert something looks, never bet your last penny on it. Scientists only talk in probabilities. At the same time, however, do not close you mind to other possibilities. Better still ‘though, cut out the “fun” bets altogether. It infuriates punters, but they only have themselves to blame. There are many approaches you can study to back, lay, trade, arbitrage, bet in running, use software to enhance trading or staking. Your bets should be guided by the VALUE that you can get from a win. The most successful punters have no emotional involvement in the outcome of a sport. Otherwise your betting will go nowhere.

If you study probability you will learn that absolutely NOTHING is impossible. That doesn’t mean you should be inflexible but do bet in a structured way.

On soccer, London teams are often at shorter prices than the should be simply because so many of the country’s fans live in the capital and will emotionally back their home sides. So you need to make sure you are not thrown by turnarounds you were not expecting. Also, there’s no thrill in putting your financeal future, or even your family’s financial future on the line.

Get a strategy and stick to it. Keep a check on yourself and always try to be honest if you ever feel that betting is running away with you. If you’ve followed the other rules ‘though you won’t gave got into a situation where you are painfully losing money. Without keeping records you are shooting in the dark. Just that you can afford to lose it if the worst should happen. Ultimately there’s far more fun in consistently winning than haphazardly losing.

Decide on the maximum wager you feel comfortable with. If not then at the very least a dedicated paper notebook should be there to do the job.

6) Bet only in situations where you think you have an edge.

I said in part one that you shouldn’t bet with emotion. You can start to build up a picture of the bets that work for you and those that don’t. You can profit from the folly of others.

Betting on situations when you have an emotional envolvement is to be avoided at all costs. Be prepared to stop and take stock. Take time to analyse an unexpected defeat and you may well see that a good opportunity is still just around the corner whilst the less wise majority have given up on him.

Keeping records is ESSENTIAL. Look for horse races or other bets where you think the odds on offer are more than they should be for the true likelihood of winning – call these “Value Horses” – and you’ll have profits to be proud of over the longer term.

1) Never bet more than you can afford to lose.

4) Keep a record of your bets

3) Be flexible in your approach

7) Don’t let strange results throw you.

5) Don’t bet on emotion . On race day however, you may well find better value with other runners.

10) Enjoy your betting

Once you start staking amounts you can’t afford to lose your judgement will inevitably be affected. So punters will then start backing ante-post on emotion only. If you can use a spreadsheet such as Microsoft Excel or similar then that can help you to easily analyse profitable statistics. Often the press will start writing up the chances of a two year old racehorse for the following year’s Derby or Guineas after only one or two good performances. When things go wrong – as sometimes they WILL then you will live to fight another day.

That should be blindingly obvious – but sadly too many amateur punters just take a risk, hoping that this one will be the big win they need. Don’t bet on whims. However, there are opportunities when you can see that others are doing exactly that.

8) Look for situations where others are betting emotionally.

There is more than one way to win in betting. It should be obvious, but never bet on your favourite soccer team just because you are desperate to see them win. Betting should be a pleasure – but not an adrenaline rush. If you are following a really good race horse that gives you great expectations and he meets an unexpected defeat, don’t let that one event put you off backing him in the future. It doesn’t mean you have to be happy to lose it. Experiment to find the approaches that work for your betting and then spend enough time with them to let them work over time. It also means you won’t have the possibility of a double disappointment if your favourite team loses and you also lose a bet.

When using any horse racing system or horse racing tips, here are ten rules that will put more money in your pocket and keep it out of the hands of the bookies.

As I said in part 1, there is no such thing as a certainty. Week in week out, favourites that have been beaten last time out come home on their next outing. However much you may feel you are on to “a good thing”, only ever commit a small proportion of your available funds to it. You may make a modest profit this time but betting this way over the longer period will never bring you a consistent profit. If you ever feel you need councelling help to get back in control, take it sooner rather than later.

2) Remember there are no certainties.

If you place small bets for fun on weekdays then at least try to take your weekend bets as a serious business with heavier wagers. An approach that works for one punter may not work for another. The only way to stand a chance of winning over the long term is to have a consistent plan and to use a dedicated betting bank that contains no more money than you would be prepared to lose entirely in the worst of circumstances.

In times when everyone is looking for instant gratification there are plenty of times where punters are too easily deceived by a single good performance. It is regarded as highly unlikely that the moon will crash into the earth tomorrow – but it is not impossible

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