Racing Investors Club: Feeding My Addiction!

I came a cross an interesting magazine while trawling through my mail, called the Racing Investors Club. Recommended by a reader and again, from the guys at sportsworld publishing ( I make no apologies in featuring them again, it’s just a really good magazine). Racing Investors Club features readers’ horseracing system ranging from the bizarre to the Carol Vorderman meets Dr Stephen Hawking!.

Racing Investors Club is devoted solely to horse racing, and there are plenty of ideas and strategies which readers have come up with. A read through the back issues and there are some systems which put other website internet sellers to shame. And here there’s no false claims and ridiculous copy to read through, just systems that have been put forward for you to try. If they work then great, if not, move on to the next!

I have been given permission to reproduce one system which I believe has real potential – again offered freely by Richard Simpson. He called it The Sequence System and it has a little spark of genius to it I must admit, a kind of “why didn’t I think of that?”

The Sequence Plan

“The sequence plan is based on the 2 sets of bets, the first is by backing every favourite and the second is laying every favourite (NB on the betting exchanges such as Betfair). Now this might sound strange at first, but I’m going to give you details on a system to follow which will show you how this is possible.

1.        All laying favourites must be under 4.5 and never below 2.0 before the off.

2.        All the place favourites backed must be 1.5 or over before the off (Note – we only back favourites in the place market).

3.        If joint favourites, then no selection.

4.        Never lay odds-on or place odds-on, even if on the exchanges the odds are higher.

5.        We do not recommend operating this systems on Saturday’s or bank holidays.

6.        Never operate the system when there are more than 3 meetings in any racing day.

7.        Always keep to the give prices, as any movement will seriously damage the bank.

What you need to do is aim to win an amount per race off each bet. For example; if you lay each favourite at and aim to win £2 and aim to win £2 on each placed favourite, then your bank needs to be at least £2,000. So for every £1 that you wish to have as your aim to win, then your bank needs to be £1,000 per £1. I know this is high, but the rewards are fantastic from day 1. The beauty about how this works is you only need 1 bank for 2 bets, as the sequence will be broke nearly every race on one of your bets.


On an average day you are looking at around 20 races in a 3-meeting card. In the summer from May you will be looking at around 32. Out of those races you will average around making 20 lay bets and 20 place bets, which should if followed make you around £50 to £80 per day at £2 a bet (aim to win)

It is entirely your choice on the amount you want to start with, but even at £1 you would make between £25 to £40 a day tax free (my note – £2 minimum bet on Betfair unless you use specialist software)

Staking Plan

As previously explained, ideally £1 target per £1,000 betting bank. You must add at least 5% to every bet that is placed, as this will cover the commission charges. I always add 6% to every bet placed on every race.


EXAMPLE based on uniform 5/2 favourites:

1st Race – Favourite 5/2 – RESULT – WON

Stake £5 on lay at 3.5 and stake on place back at 1.75. Place back successful, so the second race you would keep to your £5 place back bet as the sequence is broken but the amount to need to place on the lay bet is as follows. The £5 you wanted to win on the first race, plus the £5 you want to win on the second race and also the liability lost in the first race is carried over to the next race. So the amount you will lay at is £22.50, and £5 for the place bet.

2nd Race – Favourite 5/2 RESULT – WON

Stake laying – £22.50 – backing £5. Once again the favourite has won so the place sequence is broken again and remains at £5 for 3rd race. So on the place backing you are £10 in profit. The sequence on laying is still unbroken so this is how you calculate your aim to win on the next bet.

3rd Race – Favourite 5/2 – RESULT -WON

Stake laying £93.75 – backing £5. Once again the favourite wins, so the liabilities from the first , 2nd and 3rd race are all carried forward including the £20 that needs to carry over to the 4th race. Total stake £254.37 on the 4th race and £5 on place back

4th Race – Favourite 5/2 – RESULT -2nd

Stake laying £254.37 – backing £5. This time the favourite comes 2nd and you collect all.

4 x £5 = £20 profit on your lay bets and the same for your place bets £20

Total £40 winnings on just 4 races. Over 60% of favourites placed on 90% of course on the flat and around 33% of favourites win. You can see from the stats that we have everything in our favour.”

Clive’s Note – There may be anomalous days but as long as the betting bank is intact this system looks as though it will profit. You must paper trade and, if you want to instill confidence, look back over previous days results at random, and in time order to determine the pattern of losing/winning favs and losing/winning place winning bets.

This is a verbatim example of a typical entry in the magazine. I’m definitely subscribing to get the old juices flowing and using other people’s ideas as springboards in our battle against the bookies. So thank your guys at RIC and Richard Simpson for allowing me to reproduce this interesting system. I hope you’ll take the ideas similar to this and paper trade to see if they work. You could even try to improve the systems yourself and NO you won’t have to trawl through the ridiculous claims and promises.

Check out the Racing Investors Club at – I’ll certainly continue to check out some of the systems and paper trade, and if possible share the best with you!