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Test Your Knowledge!

Test your knowledge of racing! Do you have what it takes to be a Professional? To make money from Racing? Do You need a Course? Find out here! Try this quick quiz!

This little exercise will give you an indication of your racing knowledge and your real punting ability. It will show you just how much you DO or DON’T know about racing. There are no trick questions and no hidden meanings. But some are more easy than others.

When you have completed all 20 on the list, click on the tab to see the answers. Give yourself 10 points for every correct answer.

    1. On average, favourites win about ___% of races
      A. 50% B. 30% C. 63% D. 75%
    2. Statistics tell us the majority of punters lose. What is the percentage of this majority?
      A. 5% B. 25% C. 97% D. 99%
    3. To be successful, a punter MUST have inside information.
      True or false?
    4. A horse that is a natural fast starter will always have an advantage if starting from one of the first four barrier positions.
      True or false?
    5. What horses are eligible to enter a Welter event?
    6. Which race is the higher class?
      A. Class 6 B. Fillies and Mares Open C. Listed D. Group 3
    7. Which is the stronger class?
      A. Class 6 B. Class 1
    8. The term “handicap weight” means the actual weight carried by a horse in a race.
      True or false?
    9. During barrier trials, jockeys are not required to ride their horse as hard as possible.
      True or false?
    10. A stayer will perform best over a distance of 1600 metres.
      True or false?
    11. A horse who performs poorly on wet tracks is called a “mudrunner”.
      True or false?
    12. A horse is called a “class horse” because –
      A. It races in its own class B. It races up in class C. It goes to school D. It wins consistently.
    13. In a distance race of 2000 metres, extra weight will make a horse run faster.
      True or false?
    14. If a horse wins a race, what is the official handicapper most likely to do to its weight to be carried at its next start?
      A. add more weight B. make no change C. deduct weight
    15. What are “Form lines” ?
      A. races where the same horses have raced against each other B. wrinkles C. marks on the training track D. lines in the formguide
    16. What is an “overlay”?
      A.long odds B. when the true odds are better than those on offer by bookmakers C. a horse blanket D. a stable where horses lay about
    17. A horse may sweat before a race because of
      A. Nervousness B. the heat C. too much sugar D. too much body fat
    18. Horses wear blinkers because
      A. They have sore eyes B. They’re shy C. They don’t like crowds D. To keep their attention on the race.
    19. To win at Racing you have to bet the same as everyone else.
      True or false?
    20. How much money did you win from the races last year?
      A. $100 B. $1,000 C. $50,000 D. Nothing
    1. B. about 30%
    2. C. 97%
    3. False. All the information you need to be successful is freely available to anyone.
    4. False. It will not have an advantage if another fast starter is drawn on the inside of it.
    5. A welter race is a handicap race open to all horses but usually only the better class horses nominate.
    6. D. Group 3.
    7. A. Class 6.
    8. False. Handicap weight is the weight allocated by the handicapper and is subject to overweights and allowances.
    9. True. Barrier trials are not subject to race conditions.
    10. False. A stayer is best suited to longer distances. (2400 to 3200)
    11. False. A mudrunner performs well in the wet..
    12. D. It wins consistently.
    13. False. Extra weight will slow any horse.
    14. A. Add more weight.
    15. A. You can compare performances by taking a connecting line between these horses in that race.
    16. B.
    17. All answers are correct.
    18. D. Blinkers are designed to keep out distraction and to keep the horse’s mind on running ahead.
    19. False. As most punters lose, you must do something differently from the others.
    20. No points for this question but if you answered “C” you don’t need any help.

How did you fare?

If you scored between 160 and 200  you are doing pretty good and don’t need much help. You are unlikely to get much benefit from our Racing and Betting Course but the Professional Punting Program may help cash in your knowledge.

If you scored between 100 and 160  you are either out of touch or inexperienced. You would gain a lot from either our Course or our Professional Punting Program. It would make a big improvement to your betting and your total understanding of racing.

If you scored less than 100 points  then you certainly have a lot to learn. Our Course is a good place to start.

Don’t throw any more money away, stop betting and enrol immediately! The Racing and Betting Course is just what you need.

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Never again will you need to rely on selections made by other people or use systems devised by somebody else.