Who’s Nick Mordin (and why did he call!)?

Many horse racing fans will know of Nick Mordin.

In fact, you may well own one of his many books which have been published over the years.

Here are just a few of the titles:

  • Betting for a Living (1992)

  • The Winning Look (1994)

  • Mordin on Time (1996)

  • Winning Without Thinking (2002)

I’m not sure if he has written any books in recent year. They would be well received. However, Mordin has become something of an enigma because he has seemingly disappeared into the abyss of life. By that I mean no one seems to know where he resides and the work he used to do for The Weekender publication must have ceased some twenty years ago.

In fact, a reader asked about his contact details. This inspired a post I wrote on my website Professional Gamblers titled: What Happened to Nick Mordin?

Getting back to the reader, I replied: ‘Sorry, I had no forwarding address.’

‘But what about this call with Nick Mordin?’

Yes, it did happen and wasn’t just a figment of my imagination.

My brother and I have always been interested in two-year-old thoroughbred horse racing and this led my twin brother, Tony, to research the significance of group-entered two-year-olds for a period of five years. It was the first and biggest study in the world. It was cutting edge and the data very revealing.

As avid readers of Nick Mordin’s Systems column in The Weekender publication, my brother decided to contact him about publishing this research.

A few days later, the phone rang, my brother answered, and it was the man himself calling to have a chat about the research and could he have permission to write a post in the forthcoming Weekender.

They chatted for about 30-minutes.

A week or two later, we purchased The Weekender (yes, if memory serves, we had to pay for it out of our own pocket) and saw the title: In a Class of their Own: How to Spot and Back Top-Notch Two-year-olds.

It was a double-page spread and very well received.

It was published on the 14th May 1995.

A week later, Mordin wrote a follow-up piece with his own thoughts and how the data could be used to make your betting pay.

Great memories.

Even though the original post was published some 28-years ago, it is remembered by many who loved their fix of The Weekender and Nick Mordin’s Systems.

To this day, we still research the significance of group entries as part of our insight to spot top-notch two-year-olds.

It’s not everyday you get a call from the great and good of horse racing and it was a special moment to work with Nick Mordin.

If he is reading this post, I wish him well.