Racing to Profit is a long standing betting blog which is operated by Josh Wright. It offers readers tips, betting systems, and insight into the world of betting.
Introduction to Racing to Profit
If there is one thing that I will always respect it is a labour of love. Sure, there is a lot to be said for the hustle that comes with trying to make money through… Well, pretty much anything. When somebody does something just because they love it though, it feels different. There is little I like more in life than listening to people talk about something that they’re passionate about as well. And when the two things are combined, well, magic can happen.
This brings me to the subject of today’s article, Racing to Profit. And frankly, it is very different to what I usually look at. However, it is also something that is special enough to warrant the attention. What you are effectively getting from Josh Wright is a complete package of tips, betting systems, and just so much insight and information into horse racing. The best part? It’s all available for free.
Now you could easily think that because something is free, it’s instantly worth sticking with. After all, if you aren’t paying for it, why wouldn’t you? Well, the short answer to this is that you are still investing your time. And if you don’t place value on your time… Well, you often end up simply wasting it. So, let’s jump right in and see whether Racing to Profit is worth this somewhat minimal investment.
What Does Racing to Profit Offer?
With Racing to Profit there is definitely a lot of ground to cover. Josh Wright has spent a lot of time working on and developing his blog and it shows in the quality and volume of content. Of course, speaking as a reviewer, this makes it rather difficult to know where to begin. Where I think I am going to start though are the tips, in no small part because they are arguably the biggest part of it all.
Now, ultimately, Racing to Profit is very straight forward. After all, this is a blog. This means that there aren’t selections being sent directly to your email or via SMS. You do have to visit Josh Wright’s website in order to see what he has picked. But honestly, this really isn’t the worst thing in the world.
Now the tips are added on a daily basis, and Josh Wright typically uploads his content starting at 8am with adjustments made at 9am and 10am as well. As such, the most convenient way to follow Racing to Profit is probably to check a little after 10am. That way, you know that you are getting a complete package, so to speak.
The bets that Josh Wright advises through Racing to Profit are both win and each way bets, covering a substantial range of odds. Also included with the bets are advised stakes (typically between 1 and 2 points) as well as recommended odds. As the blog posts go up, you should find that these are all pretty attainable.
As well as these daily tips, the blog posts include a host of additional research information. This covers a huge range of topics. The first things worth talking about are trainer updates and profiles. These “micro angles” are based on historic research and aren’t really “tips” in the strictest sense. These are best viewed as part of the additional insight that Racing to Profit offers.
On top of the trainer profiles, Josh Wright also provides advice based on other micro angles. As with the trainer profiles, these are based on research over the course of a year. They look at different considerations such as the jockey or the breeding of a horse. Once again, these aren’t strictly speaking part of the tips, although they are presented as such.
Finally, as a third angle, Josh Wright provides information on horses to follow. As with the previous mentions, these aren’t really a part of the core tipster service. They are however focused on horses that are likely to be well handicapped. We are also told that the aim of this element of Racing to Profit is to find “unexposed horses, that may have a ‘hot form’ element”.
The best thing about Racing to Profit in my book though is something that I have long championed. You see, Josh Wright also provides a full write up of why he has advised selections. These are very in depth. We’re talking about multiple paragraphs usually. Talking about pretty much everything that influences the selection.
Obviously, this is hugely helpful to those who aren’t necessarily familiar with betting. This kind of insight can help those who are new to horse racing understand the kinds of things that they should be considering. It also means that you are always informed on why you are betting. This is a lot more than you can say for even expensive paid tipster services.
But that isn’t where Racing to Profit ends. There are a massive number of additional reports and betting systems that also provide insight into what kinds of things you could be looking into. They are quite detailed and offer some very reasonable jumping off points, however, I don’t necessarily see them as “systems” in the traditional sense of the word.
As a final note, I think that it is very much worth mentioning that Racing to Profit has a very active and friendly community. Josh Wright refers to this as “The heart and soul of [his] blog” and I am very much inclined to agree. Honestly, I have monitored a lot of betting communities but there haven’t been many that are as active and nontoxic as you get here.
How Does Racing to Profit Work?
If it was difficult knowing where to really start with Racing to Profit, it is even more difficult knowing where to start talking about how everything works. Obviously, at the core of any one man operation (which is effectively what this seems to be) is the person behind it all. Josh Wright. And he certainly seems to be knowledgeable.
He provides a little bit of history about himself which honestly, is a pretty typical narrative. We are told about how he started to get involved with horse racing, followed a tipster, lost some money, then decided he was going to do things for himself. Josh Wright says that over time, he has developed an understanding of betting and is now in a much better position.
There isn’t anything new here in terms of Racing to Profit, but there is one thing that does stand out to me. You see, Josh Wright also talks about the people that mentored him as he learned about horse racing. These include some pretty big names to be honest. Were they genuinely involved? That isn’t ever clear, but I am willing to offer the benefit of doubt here.
And this is mostly because if you really want to know that Josh Wright knows what he is talking about, well you just have to visit Racing to Profit. From the insights to the write ups to the systems. Everything suggests that this is a tipster who ultimately knows the sport they are involved in very well. Furthermore, the way that it is all operated means that it is hard not to understand how it all works (short of wilful ignorance).
If that isn’t enough, I also believe that the fact that Racing to Profit has also been operational for so long (going all the way back to December 2013) also speaks of Josh Wright’s understanding. If he was simply BSing his way through a blog, you can be pretty confident that this would have been exposed by this point.
What is the Initial Investment?
By far and away one of the best things about Racing to Profit is that at the time of writing it is an entirely free service. You can get full access to everything at literally no cost to you. In fact, you don’t even have to sign up to Josh Wright’s service as a member to get the bulk of things.
With that said, there is a “tip jar” of sorts in place. Here, Josh Wright asks for you to donate some money. These are available as one time payments of £5, £10, £15 and £20. However, there is no obligation to do so. I would however say that if you are going to follow Racing to Profit, even the top end of what is being asked would be a very reasonable cost for a monthly subscription to something like this.
Having said all that, Josh Wright does talk about plans to monetize Racing to Profit in the future (from September 2020). There is no information on what kinds of costs may be involved here so I will avoid rampant speculation. What I will say however is that I genuinely believe that as long as it is reasonably priced, future cost shouldn’t be too much of a concern.
What is the Rate of Return?
Now we come to what is arguably the most important part of any service, and that is how much money you can expect to make. As of the time of writing, Racing to Profit is showing a profit of 81.3 points of profit for the flat season. Given that this is off just 67 bets, that isn’t a bad looking result at all.
Of course, there is potential for additional profit looking at some of the other various “micro angles” as well. Realistically, this is unlikely to be as strong as the core service, but that additional potential is definitely there.
Conclusion for Racing to Profit
Honestly, I am very impressed with what Josh Wright is doing with Racing to Profit. In the current climate when it comes to tipsters and betting services, every man and his dog seems to be out there charging £30 per month for a less than adequate service. In fact, I’ve almost lost count of how many I’ve looked at.
This though… This is a genuine breath of fresh air. Normally, I can look at a service and I can find criticism and flaw (because frankly, it is something that has to be done) but there isn’t a lot about Racing to Profit that is inherently bad. There are some points to consider, as I will discuss, but by and large, Josh Wright gets pretty much everything right.
Let’s be honest here. 81 points up for the 2020 flat season isn’t bad at all. Factor in the lack of racing due to Covid and it looks even more impressive. Is this a guarantee for the future? Absolutely not. But one of the beautiful things about Racing to Profit is that because it is free, it is all profit.
Which does bring me to a little aside. I know that Josh Wright does offer everything for free, and if you are getting started, I would wholeheartedly say take advantage of this fact. Truth be told, if you are new to horse racing tipsters, you could do much worse than Racing to Profit. But if you are making a bit of money off this, I cannot stress that you should probably be giving Josh Wright a little bit as a donation.
I know how much work goes into something like Racing to Profit and Josh Wright’s passion and love of it all is very apparent. For the sake of £20 (half the price of some tipster services out there), I feel like it is a worthwhile investment in somebody who has a lot of talent.
Now, let’s talk about those additional considerations. Because they are very much there. The main one is that really, if you are following all of Josh Wright’s advice, including those micro angles… Well, Racing to Profit can get expensive. You are looking at double figures most days. That takes some work and effort.
It also means that you are hypothetically staking a lot of money each day. Which brings me to a second point, and that is that I haven’t seen a whole lot of advice about how much you should need to bet. Honestly, this is a little bit disappointing. With that said, there is plenty of information elsewhere online that can help you with this (as can other Racing to Profit readers I would imagine).
So, would I recommend Racing to Profit? Resoundingly yes. It is by far and away one of the most complete betting products I have looked at for a while. The fact that it is entirely free is only a very substantial additional bonus. But really, I’d be happy paying £40 per month for what Josh Wright is doing here.
The bottom line for me is this. What I really love about Racing to Profit isn’t just the fact that it is a well put together service. It is the fact that Josh Wright very clearly and very genuinely cares about what he does. He is also immensely passionate. Those are traits that rather disappointingly, you don’t seem to see all that often. But here, they make for a very attractive service indeed.