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About Racing Profits

Meet Rich from Racing Profits and learn about his past, growing up in and around horse racing and how he got involved in betting.

Meet Rich from Racing Profits

My name is Richard Mawer and I was born and brought up in Yorkshire, in and around horse racing. We had family outings to York, Doncaster, Ripon and Wetherby regularly. As a small boy we visited Middleham and watched the horses in training, so horse racing was in my blood and a passion ever since.

However betting was another thing and up until a few years ago I was training to be a solicitor and working 80hrs per week in a legal practice. I had no time to enjoy life and even worse I still had no money, once all the bills, training and living expenses were paid each month. I decided I needed a small 2nd income to help me through until I qualified.


Richard Profile - Winning Post


Back in 1989 when I was up at Blackpool College I had met Andy, who was a trainee bookie in Manchester, working in his father’s business at the dog tracks and horse racing courses around the north of England. Over the three years of our college course Andy shared everything that he had learned form his father about betting, how to read a race card, form and how to track horses from one run to another – even how to create a “tissue” and price up a race.

I decided to use all this knowledge to get more serious about my betting and that was the start of what was to become a roller coaster ride in my career as a serious bettor.


Richard with Paul Jacobs winning Racing Post Trophy


I quickly learned that discipline and patience were not just words that bettors threw around, they were essential to making consistent money on horse racing but more importantly I realised that the people who were quietly making money every month as Betting Pro’s were not only the Patrick Veitch’s of the world, waiting weeks for that one big winner that would make them £1000’s but the vast majority were people who made small but regular profits day in day out month in month out building up their betting banks and slowly increasing their stakes.

But alongside discipline and patience what was the secret to making consistent and regular profits from betting on UK horse racing?


Richard Profile - Winning Post

Developing a strategy 

Over the next few years I set about developing a structured betting strategy, mixing up my “backing” of horses with “laying” horses to lose on the exchanges which were slowly starting to appear in 2001. I studied form and read as much as I could about the effects of going, weight and distance on horses. I studied trainers form, jockeys form and the different characteristics of tracks around the UK. I made it my job to visit a race meetings at least three times per week.

I started to sponsor races, build a list of contacts, I was introduced to bookmakers, trainers, stable hands, jockeys and other bettors who I met. You can see my wife Jackie and I here at York after sponsoring a race.

Richard and Jackie at York - Sponsored Race


By the end of 2006 I had built my original betting bank up to £10000 and I realised that what was originally going to be a small second income now gave me everything I wanted, financially and the freedom to live my life on my terms, it was a wonderful feeling.

In 2009 I decided it was time to share what I had learned with other people and help them to develop themselves a profitable betting strategy themselves. I developed Racing Profits as a resource to help others make money from UK Horse Racing – so was born.

Richard with Jim Crowley
Hi Richard, I would like to say thanks for a great week of racing tips, with your Ascot 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-pound 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, £1,000 clear profit ! which obviously equates to £500 + £500 over the past 2 weeks ! cant be bad ? if you were in the next village , i would buy you a drink ! wish i had found you years ago, and for the first time in my “INVESTING” career, i feel well in control, well done.. i believe over time this will work for me, and the many others you have as clients as well
John Smith

Backing Horses To Win

Learn the secrets to reading form, tracking horses and profitable backing to win or place for horses in specific races. These can be the big profit bets each day, when they land, and give our betting bank the growth over time. As part of your backing strategy, you may also be interested in joining the Racing Profits Email Selection Service where I share my own bets.

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Laying Horses To Lose

The earliest reliable profits I made were from reading races and identifying weak favourites to lay on Betfair. I developed my 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. By adopting a "fixed liability" staking approach to laying, you can be very profitable.

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Trading On Betfair

The most reliable profits that I make on a daily basis are from my trading on the pre-race markets on Betfair. Let me teach you how to trade effectively in the Betfair horse racing markets and you can make a reliable £250 - 350 per day, as many of my subscribers have found out. I share the secrets I have learned about trading since I started in 2006.

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Ready to get started?

So are you ready to see what all the fuss is about? Then I’m sure you’re wondering how much access to the service is going to be. 

UPDATE: After 10 yrs running may Email Selection Service I have decided to pause it until further notice - mainly due to the time it takes to run and losing my mother and father in 2020 which forced me to take a break anyway.

My aim was to help as many people as possible and share my knowledge to help them make an income from their betting and unlike 99% of the people out there my income still comes from my own betting each day.

I recommend a 2 step approach to getting started:

1. Use my personal Lay Systems - Start with one or both of my lay systems to get profits flowing, they both have over 90% strike rate when followed - You can find out more about them here - Racing Profits Lay Systems

2. Learn to trade - Once you are making nice profits with the two lay systems, switch focus to learning to trade and add a further £250 - 300 per day - I am offering 50% discount on my 6 Weeks Trading Training at present here - Trading Training

By joining today you could be starting to build yourself a profitable betting strategy and finally make money from your betting.