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Horse Profiles & David Peat!

About 6 months before I started Focus Ratings I also started a small blog which detailed my learning curve with all things Horse Racing.

Once Focus Ratings was under way though, I found that I didn't have time to do both and so I stopped updating the blog.

I am now shutting down the blog and have decided to move some of the content over here - purely for your amusement only.

One of the nice things about running a blog (as I found out over the two years that I ran - my life in France blog), is just how many new friends you make!

And you can imagine how delighted I was that one of the very first comments on my blog was from fellow Brit in France expat, David Peat!

Yes, he of fame!

And that's him, to the left - looking suspiciously like he's just escaped from Pentonville or perhaps he's just wearing his pyjamas?

Actually, I had sort of met David before: electronically, as it were.

I'd spotted him in a video on

He wasn't wearing a striped shirt then but, curiously, Matt Bisogno was?


Perhaps they take it in turns?

And I remember thinking to myself at the time... "I bet he supports Newcastle United!"

No, actually, that's a lie...

What I really thought was... "That guy certainly knows his way around a horse racing system builder!"

Moustache wearing French women...

A quick email correspondence ensued (mainly about tractor driving, moustache wearing French women, if you must know) and I had a quick look round and found out that although David is not currently offering Horse Profiles for National Hunt and All Weather racing, he used to do so for £50 for a 12 month period or, as a one off this year, £27 for the period December to the end of April (which works out at just over £5 per month!)

Apparently, last NH season produced profits of over 100 pts (including Cheltenham and Aintree!)

If you read on you'll find out how to get the Daily Bulletins and Weekly reviews for free.....

David also kindly sent me copies of the 5 eBooks that he sells on for the knockdown price of just £17 for the lot!

Affiliate Alert!

Just so that you know, I am not an affiliate of David's - if you decide to buy those 5 eBooks then I'll make the grand total of... "Nothing at all" out of it!

If I can recommend something that doesn't earn me a penny then...

What greater recommendation than that!

I read through the eBooks (in my humble opinion, Course Winners is worth the £17 all on its own!) and was very impressed!

I decided to then take a look at David's blog and...

I was even more impressed!

HorseRaceProfile's Blog has been going since April 2012 and is updated daily.

It contains occasional comments about the day's racing but, when David doesn't have anything important to say....

He doesn't just make up some "bullshit & waffle" to fill the space...

Instead he posts comment like...

"Good Morning

I cannot find anything of any interest today

Back tomorrow


I like that sort of honesty!

It must have something to do with supporting Newcastle United?

Or perhaps it's down to wearing those striped shirts?

Hold on, it gets better!

Since September, David has been producing (and giving away for free!!!), a Free daily bulletin in PDF format.

An Example Bulletin can be downloaded from here.

Take a look!

8 whole pages of quality text; just the information that you need (and want) to know...

And all displayed in a logical and clear to understand format.

And, as I said before, they're totally free!

And there's more...

I really was so impressed with David Peat that...

I asked him if I could interview him for my blog and....

You know what?

Mad fool that he is, he agreed!

So, sometime in the next few days or weeks expect to find an in-depth, no holds barred interview with a striped shirt wearing, Newcastle United supporting Horse Racing Profiler!

And, just like David's daily bulletins...

It'll be totally free!

And, in the meantime, why don't you pop over to and see what all the fuss is about?

Have you visited

Were you as impressed as me?

Feel free to leave a comment if you have something to say.

Your opinion is valued!


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Links and further study...

1). Frankel: The Wonder Horse - Champions Day, Ascot 20 October 2012, saw Frankel win his 14th race, a 100 per cent win record, and a truly outstanding performance confirming his status as a superstar. Frankel: The Wonder Horse is the complete illustrated story of the world's best racehorse. The book charts the superstar's career from his birth through each of his races to his 'retirement' at Banstead Manor Stud. Frankel set the bar higher than any horse has ever done through utterly memorable performances and the book relives these races and the incredible training feat by Sir Henry Cecil. Assembled from the archives of the Racing Post, the book includes contributions from all his connections as well as a complete record of all his races and full statistics of his phenomenal career. Fully illustrated with stunning photographs from the Racing Post's archives.

Get the book here... Frankel: The Wonder Horse.

2). Kauto Star: A Steeplechasing Legend - It is widely accepted in the world of jump racing that Kauto Star is the best steeplechaser since the immortal Arkle half a century ago. The only horse ever to have regained the Cheltenham Gold Cup crown, and a scarcely credible five-time winner of the other classic of the jumps season, the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park, Kauto Star has posted an extraordinary record during eight seasons racing in Britain. But it is what lies behind the statistics which make the Kauto Star story so compelling: the rivalry with stable companion Denman, his next-door neighbour in the Somerset yard of trainer Paul Nicholls; the fallibility expressed in his earlier chasing years by the heart-stopping habit of making at least one major blunder in a big race; the apparently terminal slump in his form as he reached veteran status, which only made the resurrection more glorious. Kauto Star: A Steeplechasing Legend tells that uplifting story as it unfolded through the pages of the Racing Post and the incomparable photographic skills of the Post's photographers, to make a worthy celebration of the life and career of one of jump racing's all-time greats.

Get the book here... Kauto Star: A Steeplechasing Legend

3). Precision: Statistical and Mathematical Methods in Horse Racing - "Precision ... Statistical and Mathematical Methods in Horse Racing" thoroughly discusses the mathematical and statistical methods in handicapping and betting techniques. Differentiations, combinatorics, normal distribution, kernel smoothing and other mathematical and statistical tools are introduced. The jargons and equations are kept to a minimum so that it is easy to understand for most readers. More than 20 professional programs are freely available to download, which can allow readers to easily apply the methodology introduced in the book.

Get the book here... Precision: Statistical and Mathematical Methods in Horse Racing

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