Are you looking for some top free racing tips to make you some extra cash but don’t know which ones to go for? We may be able to help.
There are so many options out there for free racing tips, most of which aren’t very good and will end up losing you money.
On the other hand, there are a few “diamonds in the rough” that have proved profitable over the long term and could be worth following. Just because they are free, doesn’t mean they aren’t also good!
Some of the best racing tips are actually free, but often there are some caveats…which we will look at in greater below.
We have tested literally hundreds of tipsters in our time and know which ones are good and which ones aren’t.
So below we have a look at the best free horse racing tips…and some of those you are probably best off avoiding.
We hope this proves helpful – please drop us a line in the comments if you have any suggestions we may have missed!
Top 10 Free Horse Racing Tips
Below is our list of the top 10 free horse racing tips we have tested, with details of their profit levels and how you can get hold of the free tips.
1. Betting Gods
Betting Gods is a network of tipsters that provides daily free racing tips for people who subscribe to their newsletter. The quality of their tipsters is superb and undoubtedly one of the best we have across in all our trials and reviews.
What you receive when you sign up is a daily e-mail with some tips for the day from one of their resident tipsters. Some of these tipsters have fantastic records, such as:
– Quentin Franks: Over 900 points profit since July 2014, averaging over £270 per month to just £10 stakes
– Master Racing Tipster: Nearly 600 points profit since April 2014 at a return on investment of over 30%
– Big Race Bookie Busters: Over 500 points profit since November 2014, specialising in big races and festivals
– Value Racing Tips: Over 500 points profit since November 2013 and a return on investment of over 15%. Ultra consistent tipster.
– Flat Racing Master: Over 600 points profit since December 2015 – that’s over £300 per month to just £10 stakes.
So a very impressive list as you can see and there are a number of other quality tipsters at Betting Gods as well. You get free tips from these tipsters on rotation every day, although if you want to sign up to an individual tipster you do have to pay (from £1 for the first 30 days).
With such a strong group of tipsters sending you free tips each day, there is great potential to make a profit from those tips. Certainly what you are getting is the benefit of hours of research, form study and race-watching, combined with years of experience to find you the best value tips for the day.
One of the advantages to this combined approach is that you are getting a range of wisdom and skills, rather than just relying on one tipster for all of your tips. There are also excellent blog articles and previews of upcoming big sporting events.
So all in all if you are looking for some top quality free racing tips, we can highly recommend Betting Gods.
2. Bet Alchemist
Bet Alchemist is a top racing service that has had 15 profitable months out of the last 18 at the time of writing and that has made over 750 points profit since 2011. That would equate to over £7,500 at just £10 stakes and £18.750 at £25 stakes. We reviewed the service and it did very well during our trial.
Although the main service is paid, they offer a free tips service via e-mail. As part of that service you receive weekly free tips from their resident tipsters Nicky Doyle and Owen Healy.
Nicky Doyle concentrates on the big Saturday handicap and big field handicaps with sixteen or more runners. He has landed some great winners including Hoof It at 22/1, Harry Hurricane at 14/1, Pete the Feat at 28/1 and Gabrial at 16/1.
Owen Healy has been a keen racing enthusiast since he was a youngster and concentrates on form and breeding. He graduated from University College Dublin Business School and has worked for Racing Post Ireland. Owen has landed some great winners including Carlingford Lough at 20/1, Perfect Pasture at 16/1, Educate at 18/1 and Brave Anna at 16/1.
Another free service from Bet Alchemist is their £1,000 to £5,000 Challenge, where they try and turn a £1,000 starting bank into five grand by betting on festivals and big weekend races. So far the Challenge is progressing very well.
All in all Bet Alchemist is a top racing service and by signing up to their free horse racing tips you will be getting the advice of two proven industry experts with superb betting records.
Much in the same mould as Betting Gods, Betfan is a platform with a host of different tipsters on the site, many of them with very impressive records.
By signing up to receive their free tips, you will get access not just to Betfan’s tips, but a collection of three other tipster websites: Bet Kudos, TipsterTV and the Winning Information Network. This package is collectively known as the “Mega 4 Free Tips Package” and includes an absolute wealth of tipping talent.
This pool of talent includes:
– Fantastic Eights: over 3400 points profit since March 2015, with a 25% return on investment and focusing on races with 8 runners or less.
– Early Odds: over 800 points profit since November 2015, with a 29% return on investment and a 23% strike rate.
– Racing Investment: over 700 points profit since December 2015, with a 35% return on investment and 47% strike rate.
– Racing Business: over 500 points profit since May 2016 with a 40% return on investment and 35% strike rate.
So some very impressive results there and you can access all this as part of their free tips package, where you will be sent tips from one of their experts each day.
Much as with Betting Gods, this gives you a wide spectrum of skills and experience to draw on and you should expect plenty of winners from their free racing tips.
4. Ben Linfoot’s Value Tips
Ben Linfoot is a columnist in the Sporting Life (formerly the Betting Zone) and he has established an impressive record over the years, providing free horse racing tips for the big festivals and weekend races.
He has one of the best reputations in the business, exemplified by his efforts at Royal Ascot in 2015 where he landed winners at 9/1, 14/1 and 28/1. His overall record is to regularly amass over 100 points profit per year just from betting at festivals and big race meetings, which is highly impressive stuff.
Now Ben also provides daily tips in the form of his Daily Nap – which is also free – so you can benefit further from his expertise and potentially make more profits. One of the benefits of Ben Linfoot is that the prices of his tips don’t tend to suffer the same downward pressure as the likes of Hugh Taylor and Tom Segal (Pricewise), although they do still get backed in a fair bit.
The benefit of the Sportinglife’s tips is you can get lots of other free tips too, such as their golf tips from the likes of David John and Ben Coley, who have very impressive records as well.
5. Tipster Street
In a similar style to Betting Gods and Betfan is the Tipster Street Group, who also offer free tips from a team of expert professional gamblers, who take it in turn to provide free tips for the day. You can also sign up to any of the paid tipsters individually from £3.79 per month.
Their free tips made an exceptional £402 per month on average to just £10 stakes in 2016, which is quite phenomenal for a free tips service. The quality of their professional tipster is very high which perhaps explains the very high returns for the free tips. The tipsters include:
– All Weather Profits: over 500 points profit since February 2013, specialising in all-weather racing.
– Value Favs: over 280 points profit since December 2015 from betting on favourites, which is quite amazing considering how difficult that normally is. Strike rate of 45%
– Jumping For Profit: a service with over 160 points profit since May 2016, specialising in jumps racing and with a strike rate of over 40%.
– Racing Gold: over 500 points profit since February 2013 and a strike rate of 31%. Numerous days with massive-odds accumulators.
– Flat Attack: over 130 points profit since November 2015, with strike rate of 33% and return on investment of 8%.
So as you can see, as with Betting Gods you have an amazing array of talent providing you with free tips everyday as a subscriber to Tipster Street. You can sit back and let them do the hard work, studying the form, crunching the stats and working out the value odds. Then all you have to do is open your e-mail and check the tips – simples!
If you are looking for some free racing selections, then you could certainly do a lot worse than signing up to the Tipster Street’s free horse racing tips.
A service – as you may have guessed – offering free racing tips, this is a long running and successful offering which provides two tips, seven days per week.
As part of their free service you get a range of additional items, including: in-depth analysis of all big races, with all the contenders considered and graded; weekly competitions and giveaways with prizes such as Cheltenham tickets, Sky packages and free bets; and a high strike rate with a strong track record for over five years.
So if you are looking for a solid all-round package with your free racing tips, Freeracingtips is a good option.
7. Hugh Taylor – Attheraces
Hugh Taylor is the tipster in chief at Attheraces and provides free tips each day for the races, usually just one or two tips.
It may surprise some that Hugh Taylor isn’t higher on this list, given his almost unparalleled record. In seven years of tipping, Taylor has amassed an astonishing 2,248 points of profit, which is truly outstanding and pretty much unmatched anywhere in the industry.
However, there is one snag with following the tips…and that is their popularity. You see, as we found out in our review of Hugh Taylor, it is very difficult to actually make a profit from following the tips. With such amazing results, the service has a huge following, as you can imagine. As soon as Hugh releases the tips, the odds get slashed dramatically and the value disappears, meaning the vast majority of punters have to accept a price much worse than that which Hugh has advised.
It may also be that the bookies cut their prices when they see the tips as well, in anticipation of the deluge of money that is about to come. Either way it means it is a tough challenge to make a profit from Mr Taylor’s tips.
In any event, with such exceptional results we thought it would be remiss not to include Hugh Taylor’s free tips on here. There may be a few people out there who are quick enough to get the advised prices and if so, they are no doubt doing very well indeed…
8. Pricewise (Tom Segal)
Segal is most famous for a run of ten winning Saturdays in a row in 2005 which cost the bookies – and made punters – millions of pounds. The run included winners at 20/1, 14/1, 12/1, 13/2, 10/1 and 8/1 as well as a number of other good prices. If you had compounded your winnings over that run…well, it would have been pretty incredible! With runs like that and regular good priced winners inbetween, you can see why Segal is so popular.
It perhaps isn’t quite true to say the tips are completely “free” as you do need to purchase a copy of the Racing Post (£2.30) to view Pricewise’s tips, although of course if you are in the bookies you can have a look at the copy on the wall or if you are at the races there will probably be copies posted around as well.
In any event, Tom Segal has established himself as one of the most famous names in horse racing tipping with his regular Pricewise column, that tends to focus on big races and weekend meetings. Like his predecessors at Pricewise Mark Coton and Mel Collier, Segal’s success has mainly come from taking unusual, unexpected approaches to judging horse races. Unlike many other tipsters who devote a great deal of time to form reading and developing ratings based on speed, pace or other factors, Tom concentrates more on the personal angle of jockeys and trainers and their specialities in certain disciplines.
It is an approach that has served Pricewise well over the years and leads to a deserving place on this list of top free racing tips – well, almost free in this case.
9. Betting Bias
Perhaps not quite as well known as the two above, but Betting Bias offers excellent free tips from a team of professional gamblers.
Since starting in 2011, they have taken an extraordinary 1300 points profit off the bookies at a return on investment of 18%. Whilst this has been across a range of sports, horse racing is a key part of their portfolio.
Their horse racing expert uses a range of tools including form study, speed ratings and pace analysis to derive his selections, drawing on watching replays of past races to find an edge. This hard work and dedication has led to a number of good winners over the years, including at prices of 33/1, 28/1 and 25/1 – which of course have tended to be much higher at Betfair SP.
The nice thing about the service is that the tips are completely free – you don’t even need to sign up to a newsletter or anything. Just check the website each day and you will see the tips. There are generally one or two horse racing tips per day, so it is a fairly selective service with a focus on value. And watch out for their golf tips as well, which have an excellent long term record.
So if you fancy some completely free tips that have made over 1300 points profit in six years, you can check out Betting Bias here.
OLBG – which is short for Online Betting Guide – is a long running gambling website where members of the public can publish their own tips and potentially win prizes – such as cash winnings – if they do well.
It has a large community of thousands of members and with such a significant number of people involved, it is not surprising that a few of them are rather good and have established strong records of success.
There are two main ways you can look at the free racing tips on OLBG once you have signed up – either the “hot tips” or via the “hot tipsters.” The former is a list of those horses that are being most frequently tipped for the day, with a “confidence level” based on the number of tipsters tipping in that race. You then have the odds and a link through to the bookies to place the bet.
In the case of the latter, the “hot tipsters,” this is the list of the best tipsters and what they are tipping for the day. So you can check their records and how well they have done recently. At the time of writing, a tipster called JamPizza has the top record with 180 points profit in the last 12 months, a 30% ROI and 11 profitable months out of 12.
There are also lots of other features on the site including forums, tipster tables, bookie reviews and much more.
So if you are looking for some free tips on a site where you can connect with other punters, share ideas and even post your own tips to potentially win some prizes, OLBG is a great place to look.
Table of How to Access Your Free Racing Tips
Below is a table summarising the free tips listed above and how you can access them:
|TIPSTER||HOW TO ACCESS FREE TIPS||LINK TO WEBSITE|
|Betting Gods||Sign up to free tips via e-mail||Click here|
|Bet Alchemist||Sign up to free tips via e-mail||Click here|
|Betfan||Sign up to free tips via e-mail||Click here|
|Ben Linfoot||Visit website||Click here|
|Freeracingtips||Sign up to free tips via e-mail||Click here|
|Tipster Street||Sign up to free tips via e-mail||Click here|
|Hugh Taylor||Visit website||Click here|
|Pricewise||Buy Racing Post/visit website||Click here|
|Betting Bias||Visit website||Click here|
|OLBG||Sign up to free tips via e-mail||Click here|
|Alex Hammond||Visit website||Click here|
Free Racing Tips To Avoid and What Not To Do
Above we have listed some of the best free horse racing tips based on our extensive research and testing. At the same time, we want to make sure you don’t fall victim to some of the free tips out there that aren’t so good.
Here is our guide of things to watch out for when you are looking at free tips:
- Avoid newspaper tipsters – generally speaking, the tipsters you see in your daily newspaper do not make a long-term profit. They are obliged to tip in every race as part of their job, but no-one makes a profit betting in every race and it is practically impossible. They tend to just tip the favourite so they can talk about all the “winners” they have had.
- Avoid looking at the tables of newspaper tipsters – following on from the point above, you have probably seen the composite tables of all the newspaper tipsters’ tips in the Racing Post or elsewhere. Whilst it may be tempting to think that if lots of tipsters are tipping the same horse it must be good, again in most instances they are just tipping the favourite or the obvious horse. Lots of losing tipsters tipping a horse doesn’t turn them all into winners.
- Always check if the tipster in question has a proofed long-term record. A lot of tipsters will claim great results or maybe even just list a load of winners without full results, but if there isn’t independent testing of it then you should be skeptical of any results that look too good to be true.
- Don’t always presume however that just because a tipster is providing free tips they can’t be any good. As the list above demonstrates, there are a number of excellent ones out there. Remember, they or their publication may well be making good money through advertising or in selling more editions, so they may not need to charge for their tips.
- Make sure you have a sufficient bank to follow the tips. This means having enough to cover losing runs and drawdowns. There is nothing worse than staking too high and blowing all your cash when a tipster has a losing run, only to then see them go on and rack up a string of winners after you can no longer afford to follow them.
- Take a long term approach to following tips – any tipster can have up and down periods, but if you give up on them every time they have a down period you will never do well and will just end up jumping from tipster to tipster.
The One Possible Exception to Newspaper Tipsters
We have warned above about the dangers of following newspaper tipsters and that most of them have long-term losing records. But there may be just one or two exceptions to the rule.
The Sun’s resident tipster, Steve Jones, aka “Templegate” could be one of those. Styling himself as “Britain’s number one tipster,” Jones is not short of bravado. Now that might be a bit of a stretch, particularly given the others on this list and our best horse racing tipsters list, but on the other hand we shouldn’t discount Jones’s record entirely.
Over the course of two years of having his tips proofed, Templegate made over 200 points profit on his naps, which is no mean feat. Our own review of Templegate’s tips gave him a neutral rating after he made a small loss on our three month trial, but certainly it was no disaster and we may have just been unfortunate and hit him at a bad time. As we say, his previous record is pretty good for a newspaper tipster.
In any event, Templegate’s tips can be found on the Sun website and also in the Sun newspaper. He may be the one newspaper tipster whose tips are worth following, if concentrating on his naps.
There are some great free horse racing tips out there and we have listed out top 10 based on extensive testing and research.
If you are off to the races for a day or looking for a free tipster to follow to make you some regular profit, you could do much worse than using one or more of the tipsters we recommend above.
If you do intend to follow one of the tipsters, make sure you have a sufficient bank and take a long-term approach.
And of course, as always please gamble responsibly and bet what you can afford to lose.