Can I be successful using free horse racing tips?

Many reputable websites, including, but by no means limited to, At The Races, Racing Post, Sporting Life and Timeform, publish free horse racing tips. Obviously, as with any horse racing tips, there is no guarantee of success, but, provided you choose an established tipster, with a proven track record, there is no reason why free horse racing tips cannot win you money in the long term.

Some, but not all, free horse racing tipsters operate a ‘points’ system, whereby they suggest the number of points you should bet on each selection. Each point represents whatever monetary value you decide, based on how much money you can afford to set aside for your betting bank. For example, Hugh Taylor, lead tipster at At The Races, advises between one and five points, win or each-way, on each selection. Indeed, Taylor has enjoyed plenty of success, with profits in excess of 100 points for eleven consecutive seasons.

Aside from his ability to find value selections, Taylor also provides a complete, ‘warts and all’ record of all his selections – a distinguishing feature of any horse racing tipster worth his salt – so you can determine, fairly quickly, if his service is likely to suit you. Of course, Taylor is not the only free horse racing tipster – in fact, far from it – but, whoever you choose, it is worth making sure that they match your expectations, in terms of average odds, bet frequency, strike rate and so on.