Name: Gordon McCarthy
Age: 36 years old.
Experience in sports betting: I've grown up with horse racing. My father used to take me to tracks all the time when I was a kid. I have 15 years of experience betting on the sport. Everything started in the shops in the 90s. Now it's the internet era and the exchanges. Initially I specialized on the flat and all weather, but then I started getting involved into National Hunt racing with great success and very often NH tends to even produce higher profits. I was involved with ownership in the past and from time to time I do get decent information, but that's just occasionally. Most of my tips are the result of hard work, watching an awful lot of racing and studying the cards.
Strategy: It's very simple. Horse racing offers fantastic odds and the mistakes in the market are a common occurrence. I take everything under consideration before I tip a bet - jockey, ground conditions, trainer form, class of race, class of horse etc. When I'm satisfied with all these conditions I work out the "real" odds. In most cases the market will be spot on, but when the price is too big, I get involved. Long term it will always pay off. I'm very confident in the way I study the form. The whole process of betting on the horses is cyclical. Winning runs and losing runs come and go. The odds are big, so you won't be getting winners every day. Make sure you have the bank to last losing runs. Discipline is extremely important and if you think about giving up after a few losers, I'm not sure this service is for you. If you can handle bad runs, then you'll reap the rewards long term. I usually have a couple of losing months during the year, but most importantly I've never had a losing year.
Stake system: It's 1-5 units staking system, but most of the bets will be 1pt, 2pt win or 1pt, 2pt EW. Very rarely when there's a good opportunity and some incredible value to be had I'll go higher. Sometimes there will be 5pt bets when a horse has an outstanding chance. I often go for decent odds, so it only takes one or two winners to turn a losing month into a profitable one.
Why did you choose Tipstersplace.com: I chose Tipsterplace.com mainly because I enjoy tipping and sharing the winners. It's often more satisfying when you know other people were on your horse too and cheered him home just like yourself. I could easily only be staking on my own, but it has become rather boring over the years. I'd love to interact with people and discuss my bets and approaches. I'm looking forward to doing previews of big races on my blog as well. This place is the perfect platform to have more people involved and discuss racing on a daily basis. I’ll also provide explanations of several results, because reading a race is extremely important too. Sometimes I see things not many others in the game are able to spot - pace, bad rides, horses not performing intentionally with a view to keep their handicap mark for future engagements etc. Last but not least when I was approached by Tipsterplace.com, I was immensely impressed by their professionalism and the ideas they have for the place. I think it'll soon be one of the best in the business.