The flat racing season is reaching its peak. Despite it starting late due to Covid-19, it’s turned out to be a profitable one for myself and members of VG Tips.
The height of the summer included a good week of betting at Glorious Goodwood, which you can read about via this link.
Racing had returned in early June. Some annual flat fixtures having been lost altogether. There was no racing in May, traditionally one of my most profitable months each year. But we got to enjoy Royal Ascot.
My love of the sport goes back to the 1960’s. Watching some great thoroughbred racehorses in action via our black and white television set. Arkle, Mill Reef, Nijinsky and Brigadier Gerard to name just four. Dad and his four boys watched the so called ‘Foinavon’ Grand National in which so few horses finished the race. One of my brothers had a fun bet on Foinavon, each way at 100/1. He won. I was on the second horse to finish, Honey End. That was my first bet.
Later in life I tended to prefer flat racing. There’s no doubting flat racing was of a higher quality decades ago than it is now and in the last ten to fifteen years, my love of National Hunt racing has overtaken my enjoyment of the flat. I celebrate the winners and put up with the pain of losing bets in each code of racing. But overall, and since 1998, I have finished each year ahead of the bookie. I don’t bet with what most punters would call big stakes. Some years the profit has only been in three figures. In other years it has been in four or five figures.
2019 was another profitable year of punting for myself and for many members of VG Tips.
The total annual profit was £12.862.75. That was down £1.803 on the profit for 2018, but still a figure I was very happy with. Clearly I won’t be able to offer 12 month returns for 2020 as we lost 90 days of racing to the pandemic.
In 2019 Charles said:- “Thank you for your diligence and tipping information which enabled me to have the best Ascot ever. Yours is the best service by far.”
When it comes to annual profit, I can only reveal the sum I banked over the course of one complete calendar year. Some members bet less often than me, others more often. Some subscribers bet with smaller stakes, others with much bigger sums of money.
Which of my tips members of VG Tips bet on, if any, is up to them. As is how often they bet and with what sums. That’s down to their personal responsibility. It is none of my business and I certainly would never tell people what sums to place on a bet. I don’t know their personal circumstances and I don’t wish to. I simply offer my analysis and betting tips and always tell people to only bet with sums they could afford to lose. Because some days we will lose. That’s the nature of punting. The skill is in ensuring those days are outnumbered by the successful ones. That comes with practice and I’ve had plenty of that!
Before long I will be betting on the turf jumps season for real. Will you join me? We can look forward to an autumn and winter of National Hunt racing. I cannot wait for it to start. After all, last season went so well. It ended with my successful week of tips at the Cheltenham Festival, just days before the pandemic led to racing stopping altogether. That week of betting culminated with a 50/1 winner in the very last race at the festival. Read all about it here.
Subscriber Antonia e-mailed to say:- “No doubt I am at the end of a long line of folks thanking you for such a brilliant week of tipping. Finishing off with the wonderful mare Indefatigable was the piece de resistance.”
Sean messaged me thus:- “Not much to say other than brilliant, Sir! I was at Cheltenham today and the last race topped off a great week of profit for me. Thanks again and keep up the good work.”
Value is always what I look out for. Probability and price are what a profitable punter needs to be prioritising.
It’s always nice to hear back from my lovely and loyal members. We’re in it together. The mission, as always, is to deprive the bookies of funds.
As ever, I will be here studying form and statistics and offering members of VG Tips profitable betting tips for the year ahead. From October to April 2021 my attention will be on the jumps. I do the form study and homework that subscribers to my VG Tips service simply don’t have the time to do.
The February Dublin Racing Festival has been a success. It looks unlikely that spectators will be able to attend in person next year, but I look forward to another enjoyable few days of punting in Ireland, as was the case in 2019, as you can read here.
Peter remarked:- “Never followed a service but couldn’t recommend yours more. Year membership paid for already. Even at small stakes and have the figures to prove it. Your work is much appreciated.”
And that’s what my service has always been about. Hard work and homework.
Not only suggesting when members should bet, but also when they should not. Whether it is betting on horse racing or football, less can be more. The large online bookmaking companies want you to bet all the time. On anything. They don’t care about you. I care about my subscribers and, through good months and bad, I do my best to teach them how they too can make an annual profit from betting on sport. It’s about giving as little of your money as possible to the enemy, the bookies. Winners for sure. But also about making profit with each way bets that deliver returns. It all counts at the end of a calendar year.
Now we can look forward to another busy season of jumps racing. As always, I will concentrate on the quality race meetings. Not the dross.
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