Name: Racing Bet Data
How to Contact: Racing Bet Data website or email: info@racing-bet-data-com
Price: Basic Membership FREE Full membership £6.99 per month or £39.99 per year Joint membership with Football Bet Data £9.99 per month or £59.99 per year
Guarantee? No – free access to site available to allow evaluation
Service Summary: Statistical service offering horse racing data for UK and Irish Racing back to 2002 which can be interrogated to user definitions and downloaded to Excel. Includes horse, trainer and Jockey stats.
Time Input Needed: User determines – will vary according to personal preference
BBR Status: Recommended
Review: This service is the younger brother of Football Bet Data (see review here) and comes with similarities in presentation style and the same attention to detail and customers needs. Chris who runs the service is keen to offer a high level of service to his subscribers and has developed the service since launch in 2014 when I first reviewed it and made these observations:
It is possible to get a feel for the basics of the site free but to make effective use of the options available a subscription is necessary. This allows access to the database which covers UK and Irish racing and has historic data back to 2002. The site is updated daily with results and odds information. Form aficionados will find this to be a great source of information.
A narrative description can hardly do justice to the scope of the service and I suggest that interested users take an hour out and just explore what can be done. Its pretty intuitive and of course the use you wish to make of the site will depend on your own racing interests and requirements. This could be as simple as a jockey/trainer combination history or taking into account multiple filters which you can select.
Your selection output is then analysed in a summary table offering profit data which is an effective way of checking the validity of your plans. If required you may download the output into Excel for further manipulation.
I thought that it might be useful to have an acquaintance who is much more of a racing form expert than me take a look at the service and his comment was that:
“the service is really easy to use and the geekier among us could spend hours reviewing data. But it won’t appeal to the quick fix league. I have previously looked for such a site but never found anything so good. For anyone with a system it should be possible to test to destruction in a few hours or add the filters that might just make it work!”
Talking of systems this will be the next development stage when it will be possible to save searches and thus find your selections readily on each day. This will take the value of the whole site up to even higher levels and they are pretty good already.
Well since then things have moved on positively and there is now a daily update advice along with direct links for horse history from any output and it is possible to see the odds changes in play when compared to SP. The site has been favourably compared to Adrian Massey’s old offering and I have to say I find this one much more user friendly with the ability to download your data and experiment further a real bonus.
If after exploring what is available – which can be done for free – you want to take advantage of the full power of the service the subscriptions are tiny and offer great value for money. I have no hesitation in recommending the service to members.