Buy the Race is a horse racing tipster service which is operated by Gerrard Felixstone. He claims to use inside information to generate a consistent profit through horse racing betting.
What does the product offer?
Shakespeare famously said (and I am certain I have used the quote before now) “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet”. This is an esoteric beginning for a horse racing tipster service review, but for me, it is actually quite pertinent. I am no stranger to tipster services using suggestive names to imply that there is something more behind their service, but Buy the Race is straight down the line in his implication and as I will explore, the sales material backs this up.
Of course it is incredibly easy when it comes to marketing to say almost anything you want. Especially when it comes to this kind of internet marketing which often doesn’t really come under any proper scrutiny. The fact of the matter is though that these claims are made and as such they warrant attention. There is one big question that hangs in the air for me, more so than the questionable marketing, and that is whether or not Buy the Race is actually any good.
So what exactly are you getting with the service? Buy the Race is a near daily horse racing tipster service, something that I find interesting as I would expect something based around insider information to be much more selective. When Gerrard Felixstone has bets available, these are sent out directly to subscribers via email. In terms of the logistics, Buy the Race is actually very straightforward fare and this is definitely something that is by no means a clear positive.
In terms of the bets that are involved, all the bets themselves are incredibly straightforward, that is to say they are all win bets. The odds that you are backing are a reasonable enough mix of longer and shorter odds and in many ways, that is all that you can say about Buy the Race. There simply isn’t that much that is “different”.
What is slightly more interesting, albeit for the wrong reasons is when it comes to the numbers side of Buy the Race. Gerrard Felixstone provides no real staking plan or the service. He talks about bookies, getting the best odds etc. but with no information on how much you are supposed to be betting, and even says that you can start out with just £5 stakes. Truth be told though, it is actually quite problematic as far as I am concerned, not least of which is because a lot of the claimed results are in pounds and pence.
This brings me on to the results or perhaps being slightly more specific, the lack thereof. There is a strong implication throughout the sales material for Buy the Race that you will win more bets than you lose. Truthfully though, this isn’t something that Gerrard Felixstone ever outright says. Nor does he provide any claimed strike rate or even in fact any proofing. All of this is massively concerning to me for a number of different reasons which I will explore.
How does the product work?
If Gerrard Felixstone doesn’t tell us a whole lot about what we can expect from his service, the sales material for Buy the Race does a fantastic job of telling us how he supposedly receives his selections. Given that Buy the Race is a somewhat questionable looking tipster service, it comes as no surprise that there is a narrative to the marketing. This does a fantastic job of telling us enough about the workings of the system without actually telling us anything. None the less, it is the only information that we have to work with and so I will look at it.
Gerrard Felixstone claims that when he started out betting, he was “used BIG TIME!”. Supposedly, he would attend races as a VIP alongside owners who would tip him on horses that they said were guaranteed winners. Unfortunately, Gerrard Felixstone says, he was actually being used by owners due to his “spending power and betting friendship group” to drive prices up on certain horses. The owners meanwhile were supposedly using price changes that were influenced from Gerrard Felixstone’s betting influence to make a profit.
All of this somehow paid off when he was invited into the inner circle and started to bet on behalf of these same people. He claims that he was staking £20,000 on their behalf and ultimately started to bet his own money as well. These horses were dead certs because apparently, races are fixed! Owners, jockeys and trainers all supposedly worked together to get a good price at which point a killing was made on betting. Buy the Race is apparently based on this, however it is interesting to note that at no point does Gerrard Felixstone say that his selections come from this group which does set alarm bells ringing.
What is the initial investment?
There is just one option for those who want to sign up to Buy the Race. This is a one time payment which is available for the seemingly bargain price of £17 (plus VAT on top of this). Whilst this is undoubtedly cheap, given what Gerrard Felixstone claims is on offer, this seems suspiciously so. What is important to point out however is that Buy the Race comes with a full 60 day money back guarantee. This is actively marketed by Gerrard Felixstone and given that payment for the service is handled by Clickbank, this should be honoured without any problem.
What is the rate of return?
Of course the big draw when it comes to any tipster service is how much money you can make. In the case of Buy the Race, there are some rather interesting numbers which are thrown around, none of which follow a consistent pattern. For example, the headlining figures are that Gerrard Felixstone has made £10,342 in 6 months. In spite of this, we are also told that Buy the Race “guarantees you a minimum of £300 per week”. This would represent an annual total of £15,600. Again, with no context for the staking plan however, I am more than sceptical
I don’t really know where to begin with Buy the Race. Frankly, there is a hell of a lot of crap included in the marketing and the quality of the service does very little to clear the air in that regard. None the less, I have to start somewhere and I want to talk about something that I have not brought up for a while, the subject of red flags. There are plenty of these that I look out for when I’m reviewing a new service however reading the marketing material for Buy the Race ticks a lot of the major boxes.
There is very little in the way of tangible information in the sales material for one. There is also the fact that what little information is made available is highly suspect and is based almost entirely around concepts that it is difficult to disprove. By the same token though, Gerrard Felixstone makes no effort to try and prove any of these claims which is a huge red flag for me. I have said before now that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence and frankly, there isn’t even basic evidence provided for Buy the Race.
On top of these red flags, there is also the question of value or money. In this regard, Buy the Race seems like a no brainer. Given the extremely low price that Gerrard Felixstone is asking, you could be forgiven for presuming that there is bags of value to be had here. From the results that I have seen however, this simply isn’t the case. In order for a product to be considered value, it has to produce results and Buy the Race doesn’t seem to be able to do this.
All of this stuff is rather front foot forward and I would even go as far as to say that it is obvious (at least to me). Unfortunately, this isn’t the be all and end al in terms of Buy the Race. There is also the aspect that I refer to as the back end. This is the side of things that most people wouldn’t necessarily know to look at and it is often the strongest indicator of how genuine a product is. In the case of Buy the Race, things rather unfortunately don’t look good.
The vendor who is behind Buy the Race has launched a number of different products in the last year and a bit, more specifically five of them. None of these have been particularly successful and more importantly, all that I have encountered have had ludicrous premises. This is of course evident in Buy the Race and as such, I have no reason to believe that it will fare any better in the long term.
With all of this in mind, not even the low sale price can save Buy the Race. The fact of the matter is that it doesn’t matter how cheap a service is or even if it is furnished with the best money back guarantee in the world, this doesn’t appear to be a good service. If all that you are going to do is lose money, it is not a worthwhile investment and as such, I would give Buy the Race a very wide berth.