When I go into my regional bookies there are some frequent gamblers I can almost be assured they will always bet there. They will take a quick look at the racing post tipsters, make out a quick betting slip and place another bet. They will do this one race after another either until the bookies shuts or they run out of cash. Usually they run out of cash.
These days there are that many race meetings, with perhaps four of five meetings in a normal week day there could only be 5 or 10 minutes between each event. Such a brief period hardly gives them time to research the form of even the first three in the betting forecast. So they would probably do just as well using a pin to choose their bets
The sensible gambler knows that you cannot and should not bet in every event. Actually if you want to enhance your possibilities of becoming a frequent victorious punter it can pay to specialise in just one area.
In other terms become a professional in some particular area of horseracing and this could offer you the advantage that you need to become a frequent winning gambler.
In the UK there are 3 different kinds of horseracing, all of which are now have almost all year round events. They are Jumps Racing, Flat and All-weather racing. A few horses switch from one type of racing to another but most just stick to one discipline.
It is also possible to narrow this down even further. In flat racing you can focus on 2 year old maiden's only or classy handicap races. This would provide you with the opportunity not only to research the form of the horses but also understand something about the trainers as well. Which ones are likely to deliver a 2 year old out for its first competition willing to win and which like their horses to have an easy first run to get used to horse racing.
In Jumps racing you can have chase's, hurdles and national hunt flat races , Again it can pay to choose one area . For example there are some trainers who have really excellent form in the national hunt flat competitions and it can pay to stick with them.
Select an element of racing that you have a passion for, understand as much as you can about it, learn from the outcomes and keep useful information. It is not only going to provide you an advantage of the punters in your local bookmakers, it will also offer you an advantage over the bookie as well.
So to summarise, in order to generate some great earnings within horse racing is beneficial to focus on a certain specialised market. The general mug gamblers will often bet on every race. They are going to follow expert's viewpoints, paper tips, telephone tipsters, racing papers tips, all in the hope to generate earnings quickly.
There's no such thing as fast cash from gambling and it takes work to generate a maintainable income from betting. By generating a market for you to focus on is probably one the most useful steps. Once you've perfected a particular market, there is no reason that you must not then decide to move on to another if you can handle the time to analyse two or maybe three at once
Paul Coleman is a keen horse racing follower who specializes in UK racing.
You can get my free selections by visiting http://www.racing-expert.co.uk