Thursday, 25 September 2008

Well, the secret is out of the bag as you can see by the title……

My new website is

I thought long and hard about the name but it became fairly obvious. My best skill is analysing form and therefore, the name sort of made sense to me.

It’s taken a little bit of time to get Paypal set up on the site and I’d ask everyone who wants to sign up to be patient. I’m sure there will be lots of ‘bugs’ on the site and it will take a few days to flush them all out. If anyone does have problems signing up for example, drop me a note and I’ll try to get it fixed.

In summary, once people sign up and pay, they will need to be set up on the site. Obviously, I won’t be around 24 hours a day to set people up, so you will need to be patient. You also need to choose a username at signup and this will be the name that you use to post on the forum, so please don’t use anything rude!

Once you receive your password for the site, you will gain access to the member’s section of the site. Here, you will gain access to all of my pre/post race analyses this month, access to a forum and chat room and I’m also going to be issuing a weekly report. The weekly report will contain a review of the week’s racing and things like horses to follow etc.

From the beginning of next month, all of my tips will be proofed on Racing-Index. This is simply so people can see how I’m doing and it saves me from having to record all of the results in detail. They will do it for me!

Unlike most other tipsters I guess, I don’t really want to use the proofing site as a way to advertise my skills. I’m determined to offer a service whereby I won’t be judged on my proofed selections. Obviously, most punters will judge me on these and rightly so but it’s not really the be all and end all with me. There are many ways to win money from using my knowledge and I tend to explore as many of these as possible!

I’ve made a decision to reduce the price for next month for people who read my blog and have been receiving the month’s free trial. I’ve also included an option for people to buy a single month or up to three months. Given the events of last month, anyone who is still not convinced by me should either buy one month or continue to read the blog and keep track of my performance on the proofing site.

I made a point of saying in my email today that I don’t really want people to sign-up who don’t believe in me. As I’ve said before, one reason for this site is simply to create a space where I can discuss horse-racing with people who have an interest in racing. There are lots of horse-racing forums out there and I’ve looked at lots over the past few years and none are very good in my opinion.

I gave the Handicap Forum a try and that worked great but only 3 people posted as I scared most of the people away who disagreed with me! lol

I know there are lots of you out there who buy tips and maybe have a keen interest in horse-racing who want to learn. In a few months time, you won’t need to buy tips again if you can pick up enough knowledge from me.

I’m sure a few of you think that this is going to be a great money-making adventure for me….As I’ve said before, I’m pricing it in such a way to ensure I cover the costs for my own time. I’m not interested in making a profit. I can make a profit from punting, I don’t need large subscriptions.

In time, if I prove myself over a sustained period, the profits will come naturally and people will come looking to be part of the service I provide. I’m confident enough in my own ability to forego short-term gains for a chance at long-term profits. In the meantime, this gives you all the opportunity to buy a service at a fraction of the price it is worth.

This weekend, I’ll be around the site on the chat room and I’ll hopefully catch up with some of you on there. Next week, I’ll arrange some time in the chat room to introduce myself formally to everyone and answer any questions. The selections will obviously start from the 1st of October but I’ll be around the site on Saturday, so I’ll post up some horses and ideas in the forum I guess.

Tomorrow is the last day of the free trial and I’m hoping to go out with a bang! I’ve already got a couple of selections and I’m away to look at more races now, so it could be a great day if I can find some winners.

I’ll use the blog this weekend to discuss the past month and things I’ve learnt as well as sharing my results. Depending on how tomorrow goes, it may be an interesting read…..


Anonymous said...

No matter how I look at it, this is shocking

Ithink it is about 30 losers and a 3 winners .

GeorgeH said...

Just when it seems it couldn't get worse ... it does.

Well Graeme, I wish you well with your new website service and hope that you soon return to good form.

Cheers, GeorgeH.

Anonymous said...

I make it around 40 tips not the best advert to start a tipping business but there's one born every minute apparently

Graeme Dand said...

Anonymous 1, thank you so much for your continued comments.

I have been deleting your offensive comments recently since you clearly struggle to cope in life with a very limited vocabulary……

Tonight’s comment is much better apart from it isn’t very factual. Your anonymous 2 friend is closer to the mark.

I really hope you haven’t lost too little on my selections this month and I’m going to miss your anonymous comments next month. Thanks for reading the blog though and for reading my emails everyday.

Thanks also for analysing my results and finding that they are ‘shocking’. I agree 100% and I really have no defence. I have had a nightmare month as I keep on telling you (do you not believe me?) but I’ll happily live with the fact that I haven’t had a losing year punting since I began punting.

Why don’t you pop across to my site (link on blog) and subscribe for 3 months. Will give you something to read in the mornings before you collect your Giro mate.

Thanks for your continued discouragement.


Graeme Dand said...

Hi George.

What can I say mate? Can it really get any worse…..? I doubt it to be honest!

I’m really looking forward to next month and it will be nice to get back to picking some winners again.

Keep reading the blog…..


Graeme Dand said...

Anonymous 2,

I assume you are the brother of anonymous 1…..

Thanks for analysing my results for me. I still think it’s worth me writing a blog post about it though but I appreciate your analysis.

I also appreciate your knowledge of P.T. Barnum and I studied a bit of him at university when I was getting my first class honours degree mate. It really is a great quote…..

As I’ve said before many times, I will never advertise for my tipping service. In time, people will come looking for me and ask to pay me to select horses for them. I won’t need to advertise. I don’t see why giving 40 tips is a bad advert but I assume you mean the lack of winners, so I’ll let you off with that comment tonight.

Anyway, thanks for your support this month and I hope you haven’t lost too little on my selections……..


Anonymous said...

I'm not going to subscribe immediately, but I will keep checking rhe blog. As for the negative comments, well people are being unrealistic if they think that any tipster wins EVERY month. This is about the long haul, and like it or not that extend beyond 30 days.