Star Horse Tips is a horse racing tipster service which is offered through the Sports Betting Stars platform. It boasts some mixed results, depending on what you look for in a tipster service.
Introduction to Star Horse Tips
I look at horse racing tipster services a lot, and there are a lot of different ways of broaching a new service. This is evident in how different tipster services are marketed. For example, a well known tipster stable used to proof all of their bets to level stakes of 5 points.
As such, they could end out an email shot claiming 550 points of profit in 6 months. Sounds great right? 110 points, less so, and yet, because the 5 point stakes were always level, in many ways that is effectively what you were betting. 1 point at £50 rather than 5 at £10. This aside lets me lead neatly into Star Horse Tips because here is as service that zz haven’t embellished.
Everything is there and relatively clear for us to see, and from the wrong angles, Star Horse Tips doesn’t look great, but depending on how you look at it, this could be a very strong tipster service indeed.
What Does Star Horse Tips Offer?
First things firsts, let’s talk about Star Horse Tips as a service. This is what it entails etc. and honestly, I can say that zz have put together a remarkably straight forward thing here. I mean that in the best of ways as well. Each day, zz email all tips out, directly to subscribers. This happens on the morning of the races, usually between 10am and 11am. All that you have to do with Star Horse Tips is go out and place the bets.
This shouldn’t by any stretch of the imagination be hard work, because unlike a lot of tipsters that I feel I have seen recently, Star Horse Tips is very low volume.
In fact, zz say that you can expect just 1 or 2 tips per day. Sticking with the idea that these are all straight forward and easy to follow, all bets are win or each way. These are at a variety of different odds involved when you are betting with Star Horse Tips, however these are mostly around the middling mark.
In terms of the staking plan for Star Horse Tips, zz recommend level stakes of 1 point. With a starting bank of 100 points recommended, this more than allows for any problems that may occur down the line. Honestly though, from what I have seen so far, Star Horse Tips looks like a service that that has particularly long droughts between wins. As obvious as it may sound, this is no bad thing, however said wins are not always big winners.
Finally, I want to talk about how often you can expect to win with Star Horse Tips. Rather disappointingly, zz do not provide any strike rate for their service.
The results that I have seen are somewhat extensive however there is no easy way of calculating such a thing from them. This hasn’t stopped me having a look over what is available and I believe that a strike rate of around 20-25 % seems like a pretty reasonable approximation. This all bodes pretty well for Star Horse Tips.
How Does Star Horse Tips Work?
One thing that is definitely disappointing about the service is the fact that there is very little information in terms of how the service works and what the selection process actually is. zz talk about an almost flawless record, but the truth of the matter is that there is a lot of information that is missing here.
I understand that it may not necessarily work for a tipster to upload all details of their system online, for free, but I do think that giving a little bit of information to potential subscribers isn’t a bad thing.
What I can say to mitigate this somewhat is the fact that because Star Horse Tips is pretty straight forward, it is quite clear what you are getting yourself into here. The truth of the matter though is that I would have definitely liked to have seen more from zz in this regard.
What is the Initial Investment?
There are three options if you choose to subscribe to Star Horse Tips. The first of these is a monthly subscription which is priced at £29.99 per month. Next, there is a quarterly subscription which is priced at £79.99 per quarter. Finally, you can sign up to Star Horse Tips for a full year for a one time payment of £299.99. It is great to see that whichever option you choose to go for, zz offer your first 14 days at a cost of just £1.
There are a few things that are worth keeping in mind here. First of all, payment for all subscriptions are handled directly through Paypal. This means that even though Star Horse Tips does come with a 14 day refund period, you have to deal with zz directly in order to claim this.
What is the Rate of Return?
On the surface of things, the returns for Star Horse Tips don’t look that great to be honest. Zz point to just 77.74 points of profit over 8 months. This is a long way from some alternative tipsters on the market who are generating 3 times this in profit during a similar time scale.
This does however ignore what I consider to be the saving grace for Star Horse Tips and that is the ROI. Over the same period, a ROI of 27.5% has been maintained, even with a losing month thrown in for good measure.
Conclusion on Star Horse Tips
Perspective is a very unique thing when it comes to looking at the results of a tipster service. I have had it mentioned to me before now that ROI is more important than units of profit and vice versa, but the truth is that there isn’t a right answer to this. The reason I am bringing it up here is because I think that your opinion will ultimately shape how you feel about Star Horse Tips as a service.
Because you have to have a betting bank of 100 points, £1,000 is £1,000, whether you are staking 20 points per day or 2. As such, it becomes important to look at the units returned as your measure of success in my opinion.
I say this, because without increasing your bank, you can not increase the amount bet per point. As such, a 10% ROI on 25 points, is objectively better than a 100% ROI on 1 point. Now this is hypothetical and somewhat exaggerated, but it is important to keep in mind.
This is because whilst the ROI of 27.5% looks good for Star Horse Tips, you are only ever staking small amounts. As such, on 2 bets, you can expect to see a return of around 0.6 points. This looks OK, but the end result of Star Horse Tips shows the flaws in it. 77.74 points to £10 stakes means that in 8 months, you have made £777.40.
You then have to take away your subscription costs which are about £240. This puts you at £537 for the year. It’s a profit, but it isn’t a great one. If on the other hand you could afford to stake £100 per point, you would be looking at a reasonable second income. But to do that, you would need a £10,000 betting bank and that is beyond most of us.
The bottom line with Star Horse Tips isn’t that it is necessarily a bad service, but it just hasn’t made enough money to be a viable option. Even in this last week or so, I have looked at similarly priced tipster services that have produced more profit. Are they slightly more risky, involve more work and arguably more discipline?
Yes, but to put this into proper context, all of the time and effort involved with Star Horse Tips will make you less than £2 per day. With that in mind, I can’t really see this as being something that is worth the time, which is a shame.