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The Racing and Betting Course



The Racing and Betting Course is a dynamic and effective approach to racing and betting that will have you collecting more dividends more often!


Product Description

Recognised as the best home study course on horse racing in Australia. A formal, structured horse racing course designed with one purpose in mind – to help you make money from horse racing.

This is a study program that will help you win and we recommend you read more about how you can MAKE MONEY from racing before continuing.

Modern technology and social change have worked in favour of the punter and for many racing is now successful, profitable and enjoyable. The use of computers, the availability of good information and an improved understanding of human nature have all made it possible for many people to make racing a success.

And the successful punter is no longer a racecourse tout as portrayed in the movies or a high roller with inside information. He’s more likely to be someone you know – the guy next door, your workmate or even the postman. Someone who has gained the skills and expertise to quietly make money from racing, tt could be YOU!

The Racing and Betting Course will help you understand the world of racing and give you the knowledge and skills to make real money from racing. It will give you an edge over the TAB and the Bookies. A sharp, vital edge!

These days many people are abandoning traditional career paths and seeking new ways to create income. Racing is one of the few industries today where individuals acting on their own initiative and just a little capital can create independent income and wealth. For many betting provides an alternative to a full time career. For others, the semi-professionals, it supplements their business income or casual employment. You can join them.

You can start a new career, back up your job or supplement your existing income. And your mobile phone is all the office you need. Imagine yourself as a successful punter! Consistently selecting winners. Betting in a calm, confident manner. Reaping the benefits of your know how and expertise. Enjoying the excitement and glamour of the track. Working just a few hours each week.

“Racing offers endless opportunities for the educated and informed punter. Opportunities that can be exploited and turned into income! But you must act now and develop the skills to do it! This course will give you those skills!”

About the Course

The Course is designed to be completed in 12 weeks but no time limit is imposed. It comprises eighteen lessons presented in logical order and you won’t need a computer. Each lesson is a self contained module and takes you one step closer to success.

The lessons are comprehensive, well presented and easy to follow. They cover traditional topics such as class, fitness, pace, distance and the more sophisticated and professional aspects of race analysis, betting decisions, assessing betting prospects, and much more. Each lesson contains a student friendly exam paper that allows you to review what you have studied and have your answers evaluated by professionals.

When you enrol you will receive the complete course material including all exam papers . The answers will be included. You simply proceed at your own pace without any pressure and you can ask any questions by email. It’s that simple. And it’s all done in the comfort of your own home. Rest assured the content and quality of the lessons will be maintained throughout the course.

Any questions you may have along the way will be promptly answered and we are always ready to offer valuable advice and suggestions as you progress and put what you learn into practice. You may ask why you need a course at all, or why you can’t simply read a book about racing, learn by experience, join a rating service or buy a system? These are common questions people ask and in truth, you can do all those things.

But experience is a hard and costly teacher and you may never get it right. You can’t ask a book questions about things you don’t understand. And systems and rating services are disappointing. There are just too many factors that can determine the outcome of a race.

Without the proper knowledge and expertise you will continue to donate to the huge TAB pools. Your betting will always be a gamble and you will just keep on making the same mistakes again and again. The only way you can make a success of racing is to learn all you can and develop your own strategies. This is where our course can help you. It puts the knowledge and experience of professionals into one package and saves you years and years of trial and error betting.

Makes sense, doesn’t it?

What You Get

The complete course consists of 18 lessons and over 220 pages of instruction material. You will get a quality insert binder, lesson by lesson examinations, professional correction, evaluation if you wish, answers to all your questions about racing, a lifetime of backup and support and our money back guarantee!

Your course material will form an invaluable manual for future reference. What is all this knowledge worth to you? How will it help you achieve your lifelong dreams and lifestyle goals? The cost of this course takes into consideration the research and development history, the experience and skills of the author and the perceived value of the information provided.

What's The Difference

You may be thinking … “What’s the difference between the Racing and Betting Course and Professional Punting in Action?” Well, apart from the obvious price difference, the Course has been designed with the beginner or non professional in mind. It contains much of the same material as the Program but not quite so much of it. There’s no advance lessons and no systems are included.

But for those just wanting to improve their knowledge of racing and finese their betting skills, the Course is perfect! If you have an interest in racing this could be just the shot for you. In fact, you will gain so much know how from this Course, you friends will be amazed AND they will actually seek out your opinion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s more about the Course, some of the most commonly asked questions about the Racing and Betting Course…

Do I need a computer to complete the Course? No. All you need are basic reading skills.

Is this Course suitable for beginners or professionals? Anyone who wants to learn more about racing can benefit. It’s ideal for the beginner, experienced or would be form analyst and handicapper or just someone wanting to know more about racing.

Can I become a professional? This Course will give the basis for successful punting. There is no reason why anyone cannot become a professional if they have the resolve to succeed.

What does the guarantee cover? We can’t guarantee your financial success. No one can do that. If you claim a refund we would like to be sure you made every effort to put the theory to practice.

How much time does it take? Study to suit yourself and progress at your pace. There is no time limit. Many complete the Course under 12 weeks.

What sort of results can I expect? No more tipsters or favourites. You’ll be surprised at your own ability to select winners, sometimes up to 40/1.

Will I get the same selections as anyone else using the Course? There is always some subjectivity but most people show amazing consistency in their selections. But they say difference of opinion is what makes racing. And not every one bets on the same races. They are individually selective.

Can I bet on every race? Not recommended. Being more selective gives better results and less chance of disaster. The Course shows you how.

Can I bet on any meeting? The Saturday meetings at the major metropolitan venues are recommended. That’s where the best races are held and where you’ll get the best results. But there is no reason why you cannot be anywhere provided you have sufficient information available.

Can I bet off-course? Yes. While on-course betting allows you to get the best odds, you can use TAB, telephone, Internet or any other method that suits you.

What if I’m a complete beginner? Then this Course is perfect for you. It will give you a complete and thorough understanding of racing.

I live in a remote area can I still benefit? Yes. Telephone technology, satellite communication, the Internet and on-line form have made all things possible.

What sort of bank will I need? You can start with $100 and use $2 bets or $1000 and use $20 bets or more. It really depends on the staking plan you use. It’s up to you and we’ll show you why.

How big are the bets? We recommend you start small with what you can afford then escalate as you gain confidence. Some students are now betting in thousands.

How good is the Course material? It’s excellent! As good as you’ll get in fact. It’s hard to fault.

Do you give selections or tips? No! You don’t subscribe to anything. This Course will teach you to make you own selections independently.

What’s the real difference between a handicapping method and a system? Systems are mechanical and eventually fail. Handicapping is an objective process based on your own skills, knowledge and techniques. It provides a greater chance of success.

If I have any questions during my studies and need to know more about the Course, the lessons or anything about racing what do I do? Contact us. We provide specially designed Question and Answer sheets for you to use and we welcome and encourage their use.

Who marks the question papers if I return them? If you elect to send in papers they are closely examined by our Course coordinator. An expert team of professionals are consulted if necessary. Don’t worry, your progress is closely monitored and you are in expert hands.

Do I have to attend classes? No! This is a complete home study Course and you get everything you need in the Course material.

The Course Objectives

In today’s environment of the restructured workplace, uncertainty in traditional career paths and economic recessed business opportunities, it is necessary for many to seek out new skills to create income.

The Course has therefore been structured to provide:

  • The knowledge, skills and techniques to analyse races.
  • The skills and expertise to select winning horses.
  • A thorough understanding of form factors and betting methods.
  • A practical application of professional betting techniques.
  • A professional, businesslike approach to making money from racing.

By completing the course you will gain the knowledge necessary to achieve these objectives. You will have these skills for the rest of your life. Never again will you need to rely on selections made by other people or use systems devised by somebody else. No longer will you bet on races with no idea of the outcome. You will have the expertise to make professional betting decisions. You will be able to read a formguide expertly, know which races are best to bet on and how to look for value in the betting market. You will identify false favourites and horses that are outclassed. You will know immediately which horses can handle the distance and which horse will set the pace.

The Racing and Betting Course will give you complete control over your betting. Think of the pleasure you will have from winning consistently and the exciting changes success will bring to your lifestyle. Think of the personal satisfaction and financial rewards you could gain from success in such a high profile industry. You will gain new respect and admiration from your friends. They will soon recognise your ability as a professional and seek out your opinion and advice on betting.

You don’t have to aspire to be a professional, anyone can benefit from this course, even if you just like a flutter on the TAB. You don’t have to leave your regular job. This course will develop your betting skills to help backup your job or supplement your present income…and you’ll enjoy racing a lot more.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: An Introduction to Racing and Betting. The horse racing industry in Australia, systems and tipsters, professional punting, the formguide, use of video tapes.

Lesson 2: The Racecourse. The nature of the track, course specialists, how the track suits particular horses, course statistics and characteristics, the barrier position.

Lesson 3: The Class Factor. The class of horses and the class of races, understanding weight expressions and meanings, the structure of racing, race restrictions and conditions, types of races,

Lesson 4: Form and Fitness. The health and condition of a horse, the form cycle, training methods and strategies, barrier trials and trackwork, improving and declining horses, first up winners and other training tactics.

Lesson 5: The Race Distance. Race distance and distance specialists, best race distances for betting, pace and running style, trackwork and changing distance.

Lesson 6: The Jockey. The top jockeys, experience, age, weight and other considerations, the trainer’s instructions and in form jockeys, specialists riders, the significance of a riding switch, apprentices and allowances.

Lesson 7: The Track Conditions. Rain affected tracks, assessing track conditions, wet track ability, wet form and dry form, official track conditions, the Penetrometer.

Lesson 8: Consistency and Courage. The importance of consistency and courage, the link between consistency and consistent profits, inconsistent performers, the form cycle in relation to consistency.

Lesson 9: Basic Form Reading. Reading between the lines, identifying deteriorating form, indicators to a coming win, identifying unsuitable performances.

Lesson 10: Race Analysis and Betting Decisions. The pre-raceanalysis, identifying and analysing bettable and unbettable races.

Lesson 11: Assessing Betting Prospects. Culling the field, qualifiers and non qualifiers, positive and negative factors, sorting out qualifiers and non qualifiers.

Lesson 12: Relative Weight Handicapping. The role of the official handicapper, relative weight handicapping.

Lesson 13: The Complete Handicapper. The objective assessment procedure, the theory of probability, how to calculate true odds, how to determine your own prices.

Lesson 14: Managing Your Money. The principles of money management, off course betting, betting plans.

Lesson 15: Race Reading. The process of race reading, the critical review of pre-race decisions, stewards reports and sectional times, the formguide, race photos and videos, betting fluctuations.

Lesson 16: At the Races. Viewing the horse before the race, what to look for in the mounting yard, the physical appearance and condition of the horse, equipment and gear, markings and colours.

Lesson 17: Betting Options. An outline of exotic betting options, the popularity and opportunities of exotic betting, the value of trifecta betting, quinellas, superfectas.

Lesson 18: Computers and Course Summary. The use of computers in betting, the Internet, Course summary, Where do you go from here?

About The College

The Australian College of Professional Betting and Selecting has been operating since 1989 and has hundreds of satisfied students many of whom have become highly successful punters.

Our aim is to provide home study facilities to educate punters to a professional level. This course goes a long way to achieving that aim. The professional assessment and evaluation provided by the College ensures a student’s progress is monitored and that the instruction and guidance given is of a high standard.

Product Disclosure Statement


This page tells you more about the Course. It describes the features, benefits and risks associated with the product known as THE RACING AND BETTING COURSE. It outlines the constraints and limitations of the product, the conditions of purchase and terms of the guarantee. Although THE RACING AND BETTING COURSE is NOT a financial product it is principally concerned with investment and money making through thoroughbred horse racing. This disclosure statement has been developed to provide consumers with a clear understanding of the scope and expectations of the product.

Intending purchasers should read the Statement thoroughly to ensure a full understanding of what to expect of the product, the real chances of it working as described in the promotional material and the risk of success or failure in actual practice.

Every effort has been made to describe the product accurately in the promotional pages and apart from acceptable advertising license no attempt has been made to mislead the reader or exaggerate the claims made.


There is an element of risk in any investment or business activity. Betting on race horses is gambling and gambling is a high risk activity. Investment theory is not always easy to put into practice in the same manner as intended by the originator. Translating theory into practice may not always work as expected. This is because of individual differences in attitude, education, perception, ability etc.

In general, the percentage of successful investors, especially in horse racing, is relatively small. This does not mean such investment schemes have no merit. But the likelihood that you may not be successful in the application of this product in practice, or any type of investment, is very real and must be accepted. Purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the merits of the Product and the risks associated with their investment and honestly assess their own ability to put the theory into practice.


The horse racing industry in Australia provides a steady working environment combining reliable performance and superior regulation. It is an ideal platform for betting activities and provides the investor with the best medium for success of any of the gambling industries. Trotting, greyhound racing, lotteries, football, lotto, etc carry higher risks and do not provide the investor with the same qualities. These activities should be avoided by the serious investor.


THE RACING AND BETTING COURSE is primarily an educational product and is designed to provide a thorough understanding of horse racing conditions in Australia. The information and principles contained in the Course are extensive and exhaustive in nature and can be employed by the student to develop any number of handicapping processes and / or selection methods.


THE RACING AND BETTING COURSE is subject to copyright and is for private and personal use only. No part of the Product may be duplicated in any manner. The sale of this Product is conditional upon the purchaser not being at liberty to divulge, resell, publish, or make public the information and concepts contained herein in any manner whatsoever.


THE RACING AND BETTING COURSE is an educational product only and the guarantee does not extend to the domain of financial gain. THE RACING AND BETTING COURSE carries a guarantee of quality and satisfaction as described in the promotional pages. The guarantee is subject to the following conditions:

If you are not completely satisfied with the quality of the material or the content of the Course you can return it within 14 days for a refund. Claims must be made in writing. The purchaser is responsible for the condition of any returned goods and all costs associated with returning the material must be met by the purchaser. Any damage or soiling of the Course material will negate any right to a refund. The amount paid by the purchaser is subject to a deduction of the amount specified in the Promotional material for cost incurred in preparation of the Course material.

This written Guarantee will be included in the Course material on purchase and the purchaser’s reference number must accompany all claims.


All claims are subject to the terms of the guarantee. A claim outside the terms of the guarantee will only be considered at the discretion of the Provider. Claims must be made in writing and be supported by evidence of usage or as otherwise requested by the Provider. In all cases the Provider reserves the right to offer a partial refund.

Any Product material returned must be in good condition and returned by registered mail by the purchaser. The purchaser is responsible for the condition of any returned material and all costs associated with returning the material must be met by the purchaser. Any damage or soiling of the Product material may negate any right to a refund.

Copying the Product material and returning the Product in an attempt to gain a full or partial refund is illegal. Where this practice and / or copyright infringement is detected or suspected a refund will be refused and the matter reported to the appropriate authorities.

In accordance with consumer guidelines a refund will not be given where the purchaser has a change of mind or simply doesn’t like the Product.


THE RACING AND BETTING COURSE was developed, written and compiled by Harold French. Harold French trades as the Australian College of Professional Betting and Selecting and other business names registered in New South Wales under the Business Names Act. THE RACING AND BETTING COURSE is a trade mark used to identify this Product.


The Provider, author, promoter, publisher and distributor of this Product accept no responsibility or liability, whether whole or in part, for any loss, financial or otherwise, that may be incurred by any person using the whole or part of the contents of the Product or while applying the principles and concepts of the Product in practice.

While the information contained within the Product has been compiled with care no responsibility can be taken for the accuracy or currency of data, statistics, particulars or other information contain within the Product.

Reference to any past results or profit implied or otherwise, either in the Product or promotional pages, is meant to demonstrate the effectiveness and potential of the Product but does not guarantee future performance. Purchasers are advised to trial any method before any investment and to satisfy themselves as to the merits of the information contained in the Product prior to use.

Financial success cannot be guaranteed and ultimately responsibility for success or failure must rest with the individual.


Difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and when it come to selecting winning horses a degree of subjectivity must always exist. No correspondence or discussion regarding any results published or claimed by the Provider, author or publisher will be entered into.

However, it is recognised that the interpretation and application of the principles and concepts of this Product is a subjective process and the Provider invites purchasers to write for assistance, further explanation or clarification of any aspect of the Product or the information contained therein. Although personal contact with the Provider is available for the purchaser, inquiries should be made in writing and the Provider reserves the right to limit the number of approaches made by any one person or firm.


The purchase cost of the Product is determined by the Provider and takes into consideration the research and development history of the Product, the experience and skills of the originator and the perceived value of the information provided.

Purchasers should be aware that additional costs, such as betting and racecourse expenses, may be incurred to put the information into practice. These costs are unrelated to the Provider and outside the sphere of the Product.

There may also be income tax implications on amounts gained from betting and this will depend on the personal circumstances of the purchaser.

This Product Disclosure Statement should be printed out and retained by the purchaser for future reference.


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