The Racing Insider is a new to market horse racing tipster service which is operated by an unnamed tipster. They claim that they have produced some very substantial profits through betting on horse racing.
Introduction to The Racing Insider
There are a lot of elements in the betting and gambling world that, in my mind at least, are perceived drastically differently. When people talk to me about making an income from betting who aren’t already involved and taking it seriously, the dismiss it. “Oh it’s all a big scam” or “nobody really makes money from betting though”. This is because in their experiences, things don’t always perform as they expect. Those who do take betting seriously though will talk very differently. So where does this disconnect come from?
There are a lot of reasons for it, but I think that one of the biggest influences are what I would call “modern myths” surrounding betting. These perpetuate the idea that horse racing is rigged, that bookies can’t be beaten, and the whole industry is in cahoots. Today’s subject, The Racing Insider, definitely leans into this. A service that claims to help you beat the bookies by simply being more in the know than they are. It’s something that I think most bettors dream of.
And when this kind of claim is seemingly backed up by some very substantial profits, well, I can see how The Racing Insider starts to look like a very exciting prospect. If I didn’t know better, I might be taken in by everything. But I do know better, and as such, I have to admit that there are a lot of questions that hang over the service. And as a result of this, I will definitely be approaching this review with a healthy dose of cynicism.
What Does The Racing Insider Offer?
As far as tipster services go, I feel like The Racing Insider is quite an interesting offering. On the one hand, it is a very straight forward affair that provides subscribers with simple horse racing tips. In theory, these should provide a huge profit. And based off the claimed methodology behind the service, it makes sense. But by the very same token, I can’t help but feel like the approach here is almost at odds with this.
I know that is a lot to qualify, but please, stick with me. At its core, The Racing Insider is a near daily(ish) horse racing tipster service. The tipster behind the service seems to send out tips regularly enough. And I would say that there seem to be selections most days. However, there are occasions where there are a few days without selections.
Truth be told, in and of itself, that isn’t a problem. In fact, given the nature of The Racing Insider, I would go as far as to say it almost worries me that tips are issued as frequently as they are. It just seems counter intuitive with the approach taken (a point that I will be picking up a little later on).
Moving on from this, the logistics are pretty much what you would expect from a tipster service of this nature, in this day and age. Selections are issued directly via email. They tend to come a little later in the day which can be a problem extracting the highest possible value from bets. I will however conceded that the way The Racing Insider is operated, that does make some modicum of sense here.
With that said, using an odds comparison site can help maximise your winnings when a horse does actually come in. Furthermore, it also helps with the advice that you should be spreading your bets around as much as possible (something we are told to do in order to avoid account closures. Although I am very sceptical of this for reasons that I will come to).
Now, let’s talk about the bets themselves. The focus here is generally on each way betting. There might be the odd advice backing a horse to win, but it is definitely the exception rather than the rule. And if I’m honest, that isn’t a bad thing to see at all. Because this is as service that generally concerns itself with some very long shot bets.
If you look at the various examples that are provided as “winning bets” they are all very substantial. The lowest odds are a 3/1 winner, but the rest are almost all well into double digits. This doesn’t surprise me though. It is easily explained by the approach that is supposedly behind The Racing Insider, but it also carries some more questionable connotations. As we are told, you don’t win all the time. But I’ll come back to this.
In terms of the volume of bets, there is once again a bit of a disconnect between the theory of The Racing Insider and the numbers of selections. You can expect to see as many as 3 bets on a given day. This isn’t necessarily a problematic volume of bets. I’ve seen tipsters advising many times this on a per day basis. But they use a very different approach to things as well.
Staking wise, the evidence provided by The Racing Insider shows that the tipster behind the service is supposedly staking £200 per bet. To me, this works out as level stakes of 2 points per bet. However, there is also evidence that some win bets should be backed to higher stakes than this.
Finally, I want to discuss the strike rate, or rather, the distinctive lack thereof. There is a strong implication that you can expect regular winners here in my opinion. The sales material talks about how these horses are primed to win. And whilst there is a distinctive reference to having “plenty of near misses” as well as the fact that it’s never a guarantee, this just all feels a bit glossed over in my opinion.
How Does The Racing Insider Work?
Now we come to how The Racing Insider works, and this is the part that is really interesting to me. And I want to start by quoting the sales material directly. “Because let’s get real. 50% of horse races are FIXED!”. This is followed up immediately by a huge red headline that says “How Owners & Trainers Fix A Race”. And that notion is ultimately the crux of what you are getting into there.
The sales material talks at length about how owners play the system. This involves getting jockeys to hold a horse back or have a trainer going easy on the horse. All of this with a view to getting a horse handicapped less and less. As the odds drift and lengthen on said horse, trainers are then instructed to get them ready for a big race. At that point, the owners and their connections “bet big on the horse as it romps home and they collect their winnings”.
And fortunately for us, the tipster behind The Racing Insider just happens to be in contact with these trainers and owners on a daily basis. In fact, we are told, there is “a vast circle of over 100 trainers, owners, jockeys, stable hands etc giving [him] information”. Of course, this is why we can’t possibly know the identity of the tipster. Because they would be compromising their position.
Of course, none of this is really backed up by… Well, anything. There are a handful of betting slips that show wins, but no sort of proofing or data that you can look at. This is somewhat concerning to me. The fact of the matter is that The Racing Insider contains some quite extraordinary claims, but with nothing to back them up, I find it hard to not be sceptical.
What is the Initial Investment?
If you want to sign up to The Racing Insider there is just one option that is available. This is a one time cost of £47 plus VAT. For this, you get access to selections on a 30 day trial basis. Once this has elapsed, we are told, you get an opportunity to receive tips on a permanent basis. Conveniently, there is no mention of what this will cost.
Fortunately, there is a money back guarantee in place here, however, the way that it is all marketed and handled is massively concerning to me. We are told that there is a 30 day money back guarantee in place. Well, actually, what it actually says is that if the tipster behind The Racing Insider isn’t in profit after 30 days then you’ll receive a full refund of your £47 fee. We’ll get that 30 days for free, we are told.
This all sounds well and good, however, The Racing Insider is being sold through Clickbank. They have a very robust refund policy in place, and whilst some services have a 30 day money back guarantee window, this isn’t one of those products. Instead, we are explicitly old that “ClickBank will allow for the return or replacement of any product within 60 days from the date of purchase.”. This discrepancy is a very significant cause for concern in my book.
What is the Rate of Return?
The headline for The Racing Insider reads “REVEALED: In The Next 5 Minutes You Can Unlock TOP SECRET Insider Info That Provides Big Odds Winners Making Members Over £10,000 In A Single Week.”. Meanwhile, are told immediately after that that subscribers are “Taking The Bookies For Over £1,000,000 Per Month Combined”.
These are two numbers that are seemingly backed up by the rather questionable evidence for The Racing Insider, those betting slips. Here we are show £11,740 profit in two weeks. We are also shown profits of £10,120 in February. Given that we are looking at bets of £100 per point, that implies profits of 101.2 points in a month all the way up 117.4 points in just 2 weeks. However, it is important to note that there is zero context provided for these numbers (number of bets placed etc). and as such, I am massively sceptical.
Conclusion for The Racing Insider
There are a lot of questions that hang over The Racing Insider and issues that I have with this service. And honestly, it makes it rather difficult to know where to start. But if I’m honest, I feel like one of the easiest summaries of it call can be simply a lack of insight, information, and evidence. And looking at it in that light, there is a logical place to start.
Before I talk about the results and the numbers, I want to talk about the approach that The Racing Insider takes. Now I’m not naïve. Do trainers and owners prime horses for certain races? I have little doubt that they do. But that isn’t the part of this that I want to question. Rather, the assertion that the tipster behind this is contact with hundreds of people who are all feeding him insider tips.
This kind of claim is quite common with tipster services. And the reason it is common is because it’s so incredibly easy to hide behind. After all, why put any identity forward as a tipster when you can hide it because you don’t want to expose your contacts? Why have to explain away a bad run of form when it is simply bad intel or unlucky? It really removes the tipster from blame, and I don’t think this is a coincidence in the case of The Racing Insider.
There are a number of ways in which this is evident to me. First and foremost, I want to rehash a point I just made. The claimed results are incredible. Arguably, too incredible. The demonstrated 218 points profit is more in line with what I would expect from a tipster service over a year. Not a 6 week period. It is also noteworthy that we aren’t shown losing bets. Something that, by a huge coincidence, drastically improves the profit.
And the nail in the coffin here is that discrepancy on the money back guarantee. That might not seem like a huge deal, but I can say with supreme confidence in my experience, this is usually indicative of something highly questionable going on. Here, it looks like the tipster behind The Racing Insider is trying to sell that 30 day money back guarantee in a forum where he has more control over the refund process.
Honestly, I would love to be proven wrong here. But It is something that I have seen many times before now. It is a pattern that I have come to recognise readily. If that were the only issue with The Racing Insider, it is something I could possibly chalk up to an honest mistake. But it isn’t the only issue. It is in fact one of many.
Which is really the reason that I couldn’t necessarily look to recommend The Racing Insider. The fact is that there is just too much wrong, and with not nearly enough evidence to override this. It isn’t even like this is particularly cheap. At the end of the day, you’re paying £47 for a month of tips. There are plenty of genuine and proven tipsters out there who are charging less than this. Which begs the question of why you would ignore the many red flags of The Racing Insider and choose if over such an alternative.