New HRE Members: Read This First!

Hello, congratulations, and welcome to Horse Racing Experts (or HRE for short) ! This is a community of people who are passionate about horse racing, betting and systematizing the combination of the two.

In other words, people here love discussing, devising and testing horse racing betting systems. But not commercial systems. Home made, personally researched systems and methods.

Now you’ve joined us, there are two ways to use HRE. You may simply browse the vast array of content, and betting systems here. Or, if you’re more ‘hands on’ (like me and lots of others), do feel free to join in the fun in the forums.

Before you do that though, let me give you a whistle stop tour of what’s available inside HRE, because I think it can be quite overbearing for newcomers just working out where to start!

The first thing I would do is click on the Members tab in the top right of the screen.

Members Tab

Members Tab

From here, you’ll be presented with numerous features of your Horse Racing Experts membership:

If you’re interesting in building your own betting systems, then I’d suggest you start with the videos on Researching Horse Racing Systems.

If the number crunching doesn’t float your boat in the same way it does me and lots of the other members here, no problem. Skip the hard work, and head straight for the report on ‘Betting System Angles’. In fact, whether building your own systems is your thing or not, you should read this report.

The report contains fully twenty different starting points from which to build your own personal betting systems. And… it also has sixteen example betting systems. Each of these can be used in your betting, starting today, to help you sort the wheat from the chaff and make more cash from your punting.

Depending on whether your membership style is passive or more active, or even if you just want to follow the results from a system you’ve recently bought and are paper trading, you’ll find the system tracking spreadsheets extremely useful for that purpose.

And, when you’re ready, hit the forum. Here you’ll find all sorts of lively debate on betting systems, and angles, as well as a number of members trialing their systems live each day. I do have two polite requests for the forum please:

1. No pitching your services, or other people’s.

2. No negative posting. If you have a comment with a negative spin, please try to offer something positive by way of a possible solution.

Thank you. 🙂

Now then, as a special bonus, I’ve also included access to the Racing Systems Builder software in your membership. This tremendous software was the single most popular systems analysis software until it came off the market in October 2009. As such, research angles can be tracked until the end of the flat season 2009 only. There are no further data updates available.

However, don’t let that deter you, because the data that is there runs back over twenty years! And it is also good practice to research systems without using the most recent year’s data. That way, once you’ve found your prospective system, you can ‘trial’ it on the current season’s races.

To do this, use one of the numerous resources alluded to in the videos and on this site. The best free resource is The best nominal charge resource is And the best premium resource is… well, there are a few. Personally I’m currently getting to grips with Raceform Interactive, though I can’t say it’s especially easy to use.

If you have any questions on your membership (it’s a strange membership model, as there’s nothing else to pay, ever!), then do drop me a line at

Thanks again for joining us, and welcome aboard!



One Response to “New HRE Members: Read This First!”
  1. Denis Mason says:

    Hi everybody, I am new to HRE of course. Also I think this is possibly the first ever forum I have contributed to. I really enjoy watching horses race both in the flesh or on TV. Years ago when I was the Director of Training and Warden of a youth organisations residential center, I fixed up introductions to riding with a local stable for about 300 young people a year. Of course I used go riding myself 4 or 5 times a month. The horses were mainly reasonably docile but still gave good rides.

    Not so our neighbour’s horses. There had about 5 or 6 stabled and asked me exercise them a couple of times a week. One of them a little piebald named Rocky was a very uncomfortable ride made worse by his persistent attempts to turn and bite your leg. One of the others was a very interesting animal. Court Royal was a thoroughbred race horse turned to a hunter because of his persistent refusal to race. They lost so many race fees they couldn’t continue with him. When he did decide he would run he usually won. He won about a dozen races in all including the Scottish Grand National. Most of the time he was a lovely horse to ride though I never had the courage to urge him into a full gallop. His half gallop was plenty fast enough for me. However, one day when riding Courty in company with Rocky who kept trying to bite him, he became more and more tense and as we passed an open gate a newspaper blew through and Courty bolted. I lost all control and just clung to his main. Terrified by the speed at which he was galloping and the prospect that he would jump the fence at the back of their garden into the jumbled wooden stakes and fence paraphenalia on the other side. If he had jumped that would have been the end for both of us. Courty was a gentleman however, and he pulled up short of the fence and dumped me unceremoniously on the ground. I didn’t come too for 20 minutes or so. Now I marvel at the toughness of our wonderful jockeys male and female who undergo those kind of experiences probably 2 or 3 times a year at least. We all owe them an great debt for the provision of our entertainment in all weathers.

    Another part of my growth of interest in racing probably comes from my own experiences of running on racecourses. Many years ago, racetracks had the best facilities to entertain human cross country racing. Area championships and Nationals were held at race tracks. Usually we would run one lap of the racetrack and then go out into the country traversing ploughed fields, crossing muddy brooks and running uphill through waist high grass. The facilities for showering back at the track were great, so much better than the usual muddy baths filled with luke warm water which we were usually used too. The thing that stood out for me was the steepness of some of ground on the racetracks and the difficulty of running up them through the ground cut up by horses hooves. This was before the days when cross country moved to what we derisively called park courses. I have in my portfolio of racetracks that I have run – Epsom, Aintree mildmay, Chester, Newton Abbot, Exeter , Kempton and Towcester. So I often restrict my betting to those tracks feeling an affinity to them Plus of course the All Weather of which I have only ever visited Southwell. Perhaps this constitutes my own unique amateur betting system. Other courses I have trained over have been point to point steeplechase courses near to my home particularly when I lived in Norfolk.

    Well there you are, sorry its been a bit like a oilwell gusher for my first forum contribution. I will be more circumspect and shorter in future. In the meantime greetings and best Wishes, Denis.

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