Fox Bets is a horse racing tipster service which is operated by the eponymous Simon Fox. He claims that his bets produce a massive amount of profit, seemingly with very little work or effort.
Introduction to Fox Bets
Every now and then, a tipster service comes along that is so mind-bogglingly good there is simply no way that you can choose to ignore it. We are talking about huge profits, a strike rate which means that you effectively cannot lose, and a claim that the service “delivers week in week out” and then provides proof of this. Just to be clear, there may have been some sarcasm in that statement.
If only such services actually existed. Unfortunately, that just straight up doesn’t’ happen. None the less, all of those things are exactly what Simon Fox claims for his tipster service, Fox Bets. He opens the copy up by saying “Let’s cut the BS. Pre historic horse race methods DON’T work…Fact”. Clearly, we are dealing with a consummate and high level professional within the horse racing industry here. Again… Sarcasm.
The fact is that there are a lot of claims that are made surrounding Fox Bets. As I will explore over the course of this review, I don’t really buy into any of them, and there is very good reason for that if I’m completely honest. So, let’s get into this and see whether or not Simon Fox can actually deliver on any of the claims that are made.
What Does Fox Bets Offer?
There is a lot that is said in terms of what is on offer with Fox Bets. And as is s often the case, a big part of what I have to do here is compare what is claimed with what is actually on offer. Sometimes, you see a fair and accurate representation of what you are getting yourself into. In this case though, I can’t help but feel that there is probably a lot of disparity.
So, first things first, what does Simon Fox claim that you are getting into with Fox Bets? Well, we are told that by putting in just 3 minutes of “work” per day, you too can gain access to a truly life changing amount of money. What you are actually getting access to is a pretty typical daily tipster service.
As you would expect, selections are sent out directly to subscribers via email. All that you then have to do is place the bets with a bookie and collect your daily winnings. As this suggests, the quality of content of these emails is rather minimal. Realistically, it is also worth mentioning that something like Oddschecker will serve you particularly well here.
The fact of the matter is that whilst Simon Fox makes it seem like you will be getting big odds winners, most of what you actually see from Fox Bets are much lower. As such, it is important in my opinion to make sure that at the very least, you are squeezing out the profit possible out of each bet (if there is indeed any profit at all).
On the subject of those bets, you can expect a fair mix of both straight win bets and each way bets as well. Now, you will definitely see more of the former than the latter, however, there doesn’t necessarily seem to be any rhyme or reason to it all (at least, from what I can see). This is evident even in the few examples given which show a 25/1 bet advised as back to win, with a 16/1 horse backed each way.
Now that brings me nicely on to the kind of odds that you can actually expect from Fox Bets. You see, there is an implication in my book that you will be backing long shots on a regular basis. The reality however seems to be much more middling when it comes to the odds, hence the advice of using odds checker.
One thing that is interesting to me is that ultimately, this is a relatively high volume service. Actually, that is a bit misleading. Most days you will see a small handful of bets (rarely more than 3 or so), but given how Fox Bets supposedly works, I don’t really see how Simon Fox is finding as many selections as he does. Although, there are other problems with this that I will come to a little later.
Moving on form here, I want to talk about the staking plan. Or more specifically, the lack thereof. The fact of the matter is that there is simply no talk about how much you should be betting. Equally as importantly, there is no information on how much Simon Fox is betting either, something that casts a lot of very reasonable doubt onto the claimed results for Fox Bets.
And finally, we come to the part of Fox Bets that is potentially the most exciting. You see, Simon Fox claims that the strike rate for his bets is between 92% and 96%. That means that realistically, you will hardly lose any bets, which is a great thing, surely? Of course that is dependent on actually getting this strike rate.
The fact of the matter is that the results that I have seen are a very long way from this claim, which isn’t surprising. A strike rate in the 90% range would be incredibly impressive for a lay betting service, never mind something that involves backing horses. However, not surprisingly, this isn’t actually proofed anywhere and you are effectively taking Simon Fox’s word that Fox Bets is actually this effective.
How Does Fox Bets Work?
When it comes to how Fox Bets works, there are some very interesting claims that are made. It shouldn’t come as any surprise however to learn that very little of this actually pertains to any sort of detail on how everything actually works. Instead, there is a vague narrative which sounds impressive, but doesn’t really demonstrate anything of value.
So, we are told that Simon Fox used to be an “equine veterinarian eye surgeon” which means that he “knew horses inside and out!”. His reputation was such that he says he worked with the biggest names and travelled international caring for horses. All of this of course sounds incredibly impressive so far. However, it doesn’t actually tell us anything yet.
Simon Fox then goes on to claim that after years of working with horses, his race predictions were “scarily accurate”. Now these predictions were made off the back of his physical assessments and how compatible he believed a horse to be with a jockey. This was then combined with information from industry insiders.
In theory, this does provide some insight. But it doesn’t really. Especially because you are effectively just taking Simon Fox’s word that all of this is true and that Fox Bets is in fact all genuine. This lack of evidence extends beyond demonstrating that this narrative is in any way real, but there is also the lack of proofing for the service.
What is the Initial Investment?
If you want to sign up to Fox Bets, we are told that there is just one option available. This is a one time cost of £27 plus VAT, which seems like a bargain. And for this, Simon Fox suggests that you receive a lifetime of selections, something that I am highly sceptical of. This mostly boils down to the fact that when you go to the Clickbank payment page, it is actually for AutoBet 500, a name that is very familiar to me.
What is worth noting is that because Fox Bets is sold through Clickbank, there is a full 60 day money back guarantee in place. One of the few things that Simon Fox can be credited for is that this is at least well advertised in the sales material.
What is the Rate of Return?
There are a lot of numbers that are thrown about in terms of how much you can expect to make through Fox Bets. The headline makes reference to Simon Fox making an average weekly income of £1,932.21. This is then backed up by a hugely questionable screenshot of an HSBC bank account with £109,736.10 in it, as well as weekly deposits around the £2,000 mark.
Elsewhere, so called testimonials claim that they have made anywhere from almost £27,000 over an unspecified period of time to making between £250 and £300 per day. Again, I am inclined to cast doubt over these testimonials as one of them actually refers to Fox Bets as a completely different product name at one point.
Conclusion for Fox Bets
I have a lot of patience for betting services. Honestly, I like that there are so many different options out there, each with their own philosophies and approaches. It is an incredibly diverse and interesting industry to be a part of. Even if a lot of what on offer isn’t exactly brilliant quality.
There is however one thing that I become incredibly frustrated with, and that is seeing rubbish products recycled. Which unfortunately, is what Fox Bets effectively is. I have lost count of how many times I have seen something that is AutoBet 500 with a nice website that claims massive amounts of money.
Which is of course exactly what Fox Bets is. The fact of the matter is that in all of the guises the product has been marketed under, there hasn’t been a single example that is close to being worthwhile. Something that ultimately reflects on what it is you are dealing with here, that is to say, a tipster service that just isn’t close to being worthwhile.
Here’s the thing. I get it. If you don’t know the betting industry in the way that I do, then it seems appealing. The marketing paints Simon Fox as being a very legitimate move in the horse racing industry, but even putting aside my own knowledge of what this is, Fox Bets is riddled with flaws.
For example, he says that a big part of his selection process is based off an examination of a horse. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’d be questioning how a retired horse surgeon is getting close enough to examine a racehorse.
The claims that are made in terms of both the income potential and the wider results (that strike rate looks to be nothing more than complete crap) are entirely unsubstantiated. And for something that is supposedly that good, I don’t think it is unreasonable to expect evidence.
So, there are elements of Fox Bets that simply don’t work both in terms of that “back end” of things (that is to say elements that most people may not necessarily see), and the claimed service. The whole thing is just massively questionable, and I just cannot recommend enough that you actively avoid this.