Interview with DG tips : Horse Racing Tipster
- 1.How did you first get into sports betting?
The first bet I ever placed was at a football match. Liverpool vs Aston Villa if memory serves me correct. I placed a bet on Liverpool winning 5-1, they didn’t sadly but they were 3-1 up with 15 minutes to play and the prospect that my 50-1 bet may come in gave me great excitement. It was probably another year after that before I started to become interested in sports betting as a hobby. Not only did I enjoy the excitement and the thrill but it was also the research and stats to back up my selections that really drove me.
- 2.At what point did you realise that you can make some real money from sports betting?
About 4 years ago I started to take it more seriously. I think like most inexperienced gamblers out there I was tired of throwing my pay packet into stupid bets. Accumulators were my downfall, I like so many saw the huge payout and had to give it a shot. I would mix football in with horse racing and throw it all together for a payout that always seemed to be close to 2 million pounds. Unsurprisingly it never came off however the foundations were being built. I was now starting to put more effort into research than ever before. I still didn’t exactly know what I was doing but I was making some good money from single football and horse racing bets and it was slowly starting to increase my bank balance. It was at this time that I decided to take the plunge and start my own twitter profile, giving out tips for free and building up a small but good customer base. It was at this point that I started to see the real money that can be made from sports betting.
- 3.How did you come to select Horse Racing as your chosen sport?
Horse Racing hasn’t always been a major part in my life. I was obsessed with football as a child and that was my main focus however I lived close to Chester racecourse and it was inevitable that at some point the Horse Racing bug would catch on. The first race meeting I ever went too was at Chester and I alongside my brother placed what seemed a large stake at the time on a huge bay gelding who had only raced a handful of times before but towered over his rivals in the parade ring like nothing I had ever seen before. The horse won and this likeable game front runner became a stalwart name in my family circle long before he started to be recognised by the Horse Racing elite. His name was Big Orange, the same Big Orange that has two Goodwood Cups, the same Big Orange who is a major fancy for this year’s Melbourne Cup and it is perhaps because of him that Horse Racing became my chosen sport.
- 4.Are there any particular events that you look forward to throughout the year?
My favourite event every year is Royal Ascot. I’m a devoted flat racing fan and although I enjoy the National Hunt season nothing in my opinion beats the cavalry charge events burning down the straight course at Ascot. Other events I really look forward to are Chester’s May festival, York’s Dante and Ebor festival’s, Glorious Goodwood, Derby week at Epsom, Ayr Gold Cup week, All Weather finals day at Lingfield and of course The Cheltenham Festival.
- 5.What was your best ever bet?
My best bet ever has to be Saigon City tipped up this year during York’s Dante meeting. I tipped the horse up at 40-1, while most members managed to get 66s or bigger. The write up I provided perfectly matched how the race unfolded and that for me was the most important feature in making it my best bet ever.
- 6.What kind of factors do you evaluate before making a selection?
Everything has to be factored into evaluation. Weights, distance, surface, going, jockey form, trainer form, horse form, other horses form, collateral form, course form and then the most important feature the price. Does the price offer good value.
- 7.What has been the biggest influence on your betting career?
The biggest influence of my betting career so far has come from attaining the support and guidance of some of the best people in the business. Being able to ask questions and learning everyday is something that is both necessary and important.
- 8.Do you have any future plans in regards to your service?
I’m not decided yet but I do have plans to introduce a lay tipping service which will also be sent out members every day. This is something I do myself and it has been very rewarding in terms of profit.
- 9.What has been the biggest challenge you’ve faced in your betting career?
The biggest challenge I have faced in my betting career thus far would have to be staying patient. It sounds daft but it’s one of the major factors that lead to success in this game. Losing runs happen and the worst thing you can do is chase. Not every day is going to go perfectly to plan and you have to be patient with your betting.
- 10.How do you balance betting time and family life?
This is my job and I treat it like that, my family know that and support me. The only difference from any office job is the fact I work on a Saturday too which they understand and support.
- 11.Do you have a favourite horse that you follow regularly?
I suppose you could say I do and I don’t. I like certain horses, this year the sprinter Profitable has been hugely rewarding to us, Wall Of Fire is another however if you just follow your favourite horses you won’t get anywhere in this game. Every race is different and not every race is going to suit your favourite horse. You have to analyse each race individually to decide which horse in particular will be suited by conditions whether that be your favourite horse or not.
- 12.How do you keep calm when you hit a run of losing bets?
Losing runs happen from time to time and there is many ways to deal with it. Personally I like to do things to take my mind of it. Whether that be going to a football match, the cinema, the gym, the pool anything really just to take my mind away from it. I also make use of the phrase ‘tomorrow is a new day’ which is very key in this profession.
- 13.How do you organise bank management?
I have two separate accounts; one is my betting account which is used purely for betting. What goes out is for betting and what comes in is from betting. The other account is for everything else. Keeping the two separate allows you to keep to the staking plan far easier than if the two were together.
- 14.What is the best reason you could give who was thinking about following your service?
We make profit it’s all there to be seen. We hide nothing, every tip is proofed and the profit just continues to grow. Join, keep to the staking plan, (no higher stakes unless advised and no multiples unless advised) keep to the tips we provide and your profit will grow.