The betting education section is free of charge and designed to teach you how to back a winner and how to become a profitable horse racing investor.

Firstly, we will look at some basic tools needed to begin analyzing the form.

Form Guide

Form guides provide key details about a race and the horses in it. There are many different form guides available – here are two that you might like to look at (they are free of charge):

  1. Racing Australia – They provide a basic form guide for every gallops race in Australia – Click here for a link to their website.
  2. Racenet – A more sophisticated and user-friendly form guide. They have speed maps, comments on past runs and many other features.  Click here for a link to their website.

Many papers such as the Daily Telegraph publish form guides every day that cover races across Australia.  Often these newspapers will only show the fields or don’t have enough information to do in-depth form analysis though. For people who only bet on the weekend the Best Bets publication available from newsagents is a handy sized publication that you can take to the track with you.

Access to Replays

Watching replays is a key part of doing the form, they are normally free and can include races, trials and jump outs.  We have provided website links for each jurisdiction below:

Victoria –


Queensland –

Western Australia –

Tasmania – 

Betting Accounts

Securing “top odds” is critical to success.  Having in place multiple betting accounts will help you do this. As a starting point we would say the following are essential.

Dave Dwyer

Dave is known on the rails and online as Australia’s biggest betting bookie. He has been a bookie for over 25 years and can be found at all NSW race meetings on the rails in the main betting ring.  Dave has quickly become known as one of Australia’s top bookmakers and is known for taking on all punters. He is constantly outshining corporate betting sites with superior prices and promotions, personalised services and his determination to offer Australian punters the best possible betting experience.

Sign up to Dave Dwyer at the below link, and let him know you came through Back A Winner to receive a special bonus offer.


Vicbet is run by Melbourne rails bookie Rod Clearly and offer one of the best services in the Australian wagering Landscape.  They offer BOB (Best of the Best – Highest of Best Tote & Top Fluc) on all race meetings across the Australian mainland, 7 days a week.

Rod will look after you, whether you bet $1 or $1000. Vicbet have internet betting but Rod will take your call on his mobile anytime.

The product is so great that we just had to let you all know.

When you join, at the bottom there is a dropdown for ‘Where did you hear about us?’. Make sure you select Back A Winner.


The only exchange service in Australia.  Betfair does not become “liquid” until 10-20 minutes before a race but the prices available on Betfair can be huge!

Sign up to Betfair at the link below to get the best odds in the market!

Want to learn more?  Please click here for the link to Part 2 of this article.