While a number of wonder fiction books have recently been released and promoted in the racing industry lately, for punters like myself, give me a true life biography over a fiction novel any day of the week.
Trackdata brings to our readers a special three-part series over the holiday period on professional gamblers of the last decade - love 'em or hate 'em, gamblers of any value can learn something from the secrets of those who were ahead of the game for a considerable period:
Booming, boorish, bombastic – Harry Findlay is the famous,larger-than-life gambler whose legendary wagers have made (and lost) him several fortunes.
While Victorian officials are quick to advise that there is no evidence to suggest that any of the jockeys caught betting on racing were involved in affecting the results, it must be a worry for punters that such activities have been openly neglected for so long.
The current Victorian Racing Minister Rob Hulls is reportedly determined to see Racing Victoria take governance and financial control over the Victorian racing industry, and out of the hands of the clubs.
One only has to peruse the plethora of racing and betting forums on the internet to find that the one of the most contentious issues in regards to online betting is the practice of bookmakers restricting successful punters.