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Sharing the secrets to making more money betting on horse racing in the UK since 2009. Learn how to combine backing, laying and trading to develop a profitable betting strategy.

Backing Horses

Learn the secrets to reading form and profitable backing of horses to win or place. These are the big profit bets each day, when they land, they give your betting bank growth over time. Backing is for people who are patient and have the discipline to "make" profits.

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Laying Horses

Learn how to identify weak favourites to lay to lose. I developed two lay systems based around the type of races which were most profitable for laying on the flat turf, all-weather and in jumps racing across the year. Laying is for people who like to "grow" profits predictably.

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Trading On Betfair

The most reliable profits you can make on a daily basis are from trading on the pre-race markets on Betfair. Learn how to trade effectively and you can make a reliable £150 - £200 per day, as many of my subscribers have found out. Trading is for people who want to "build" profits.

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Helping people make money betting on horse racing since 2009.

I set up Racing Profits back in 2009 to share what I have seen working in my own betting strategy since 1996.

I was born in Yorkshire and grew up in and around racing, with my father who worked on the racecourses and continued to do so up until his death in 2020. The turning point for my own betting was sharing a house with the son of a bookmaker when I was at University. He taught me how professional bettors approached their betting, how they developed a network of information from people within the sport, studied form and understood how multiple elements could effect the performance of a horse on a given day. It was also clear the levels of dedication, hard work, patience and discipline it took to make an income from betting and why there were no shortcuts to developing a profitable betting strategy. 

Enjoy the website, I share many of the ideas and systems which have worked for me over the years and continue to make me regular daily profits from my own betting. Make sure you check out the blog, watch my videos and take a look at the systems I use.

The Grand National Festival 2023 - Day 3 - Grand National Tips

A frustrating day yesterday with no bet landing for us, especially with Grey Dawning coming down in the Sefton after...

Grand National Festival 2023 Tips - Day 2

Well a cracking start to the Grand National Festival 2023 with SHISHKIN making amends for Cheltenham, staying on really...

Aintree Tips - Day 1 - The Grand National Festival 2023

Well we are back with a cracking three days jumps racing to wind down the jumps season for 2023 before we get stuck...


Flat Racing

Turf flat racing runs from the end of March when the Lincoln Handicap is run at Doncaster through to the November Handicap also run at Doncaster in November. My strategy with the flat is to focus on laying and trading during the week with backing on Saturday's and at the major meetings such as Newmarket, Royal Ascot, Epsom, Goodwood, York, and Doncaster St Leger. 


Jumps Racing

I love national hunt and jumps racing, it has always been my most profitable form of backing and I focus my attention on October through to the end of April. I back, lay and trade on National Hunt racing.

I track horses through the season to the big jumps festivals in March and April. My speciality is in novice hurdlers and the established handicappers. The highlight every year is the Cheltenham Festival, Aintree Grand National Festival and Punchestown.



The all-weather is one of my most profitable forms of racing for laying and trading. However, I love the fibresand at Southwell and the nature of the surface means that certain trainers and horses do really well at the course.

I am a regular at Lingfield, Kempton, Wolverhampton and Chelmsford City but the nature of the low quality racing makes it perfect for laying weak favourites and spotting gambles in the markets.

Close Finish At Southwell Racecourse On The All-Weather
Hi Richard, I would like to say thanks for a great week of racing tips I made 23 points and my bank has increased by 20%, well done I don't know how you do it.
Steven Tucker
Wow great stuff Rich +26pts profit today - Very pleased! Thanks very much, keep up the good work. Making hay at just 10 quid a point. My little 2-ound-each-way double delivered as well. This will pay for my trip to Longchamp. Looking forward to more winners from you
Hugh McGonigle
What can I say Richard, £1000 clear profit! which obviously equates to £500 + £500 over the past 2 weeks! Cant be bad!
John Smith