Horse and Hound Racing (Final Update)

| November 27, 2019 | Reply


Product Name:

Horse and Hound Racing

Company Name & Contact Details:

Betfan Limited,
Suite 1, Scotts Place
24 Scotts Road


There are a number of different membership options from every seven days to six months:

£20.00 plus VAT = £24.00 every 7 days
£60.00 plus VAT = £72.00 every 28 days (note – 28 days not a calendar month)
£169.00 plus VAT = £202.80 every 90 days
£268.00 plus VAT = £321.60 for 6 months

Money Back Guarantee:

No. Betfan’s terms and conditions state that subscriptions are generally non-refundable but that every request for a refund will be reviewed, and if they feel a refund is warranted it will be given.

What Do You Get?

A mixture of horse and greyhound tips from the author’s contacts in both worlds. Very much quality over quantity and there are not tips every day.

Where to Buy:

Horse and Hound Racing

How Much Money Do I Need to Get Started?

A betting bank of 100-points is recommended.

How Much Money Can I Make?

This is a brand-new service which only started in August and so there is no historic data to report on.

How Much Time Will I Need to Make This Work?

The tips, when they come, are all win singles and there is only one bet recommended on each email. It’s a matter of two minutes to place the selections, but the more pertinent question is can you be available to accept the tips at various times?

Will I Need Any Equipment to Do This?

The modern armoury of a laptop, PC, tablet or smart phone with internet connectivity and access to a range of online bookmaker accounts is recommended.

Value for Money?

As always, I will wait for the conclusion of the review period before offering an opinion. At £72 for the monthly subscription this service is very much at the upper end of the cost bracket. The results for the three months of the review do not achieve a VFM pass, with the trading loss compounded by over £200 of subscription costs.

Quality of Customer Service?

Has the backing and support of the Betfan platform. Requests for support are made via the support ticket system on the website. There is also a frequently asked questions page available. There is no timescale mentioned for responding to support requests.


Horse and Hound Racing was launched on the Betfan platform in August 2019 and is run by one of their long-term horse tipsters. The service offers a mix of horse and greyhound selections and is vey much based on quality rather than quantity.

According to the biography on the Betfan site, Laurence has been both a racehorse and greyhound owner, as well as being involved in greyhound training. Through these he has built up a circle of contacts in both worlds and it is information from these sources which underpins Horse and Hound Racing.

The focus on quality over quantity is evident in the number of tips that have been provided in the early months of the service. There is unlikely to be anymore than 20 selections in a month. The selections tend to come from higher quality racing and open grade greyhound events.

The selections are almost exclusively win singles and there is only one selection per email, due to the selective nature of the tips. Following the service is not at all time consuming, but the more pertinent question is whether or not you can be available to act on the emails to secure the advised prices as they are sent at ad hoc times. Whilst most of the horse racing selections come in the morning, the greyhound information tends to be later in the day, especially when it is an evening meeting.

The email itself contains the information required to place the bet – race details, selection, advised odds, advised stake etc – and also has a brief synopsis of the rationale for the selection. As well as via the email, the selections are available in the members’ area of the website and on the Betfan app.

Staking is between three- and five-points per bet, with the average somewhere north of 4.5 points.

Results – Month 1 (28th August to 27th September 2019)

Our first month produced just 17 selections, in keeping with the quality over quantity approach of the service. Of those, just four were horses and the remainder all greyhounds. The four horse tips produced one winner at 4/5 (1.8) and ended with a loss of eight-points. The greyhounds on the other hand produced six winners and a profit of 6.24 points.

Overall the first month ended with small deficit of just 1.76 points.

Results – Month 2 (28th September to 27th October 2019)

Fewer selections this month at just 14, with the split being 11 greyhounds and just three horses. There were just the three winners in the period (all greyhounds) which gave us a strike rate of just 21.43%. Given the average odds of the selections was around 2/1 (3.05) and all bar one of the stakes were five-points, the other one was four-points, it is no surprise to see a loss for the month of 35.25 points. This means an overall deficit of  37.01 points after two months.

The average odds of the winning selections was just 5/4 (2.25) this month. Across the two months the average odds of all selections has been just over 15/8 at 2.89, with the average winning odds being consistent at around 5/4. At these types of odds we need to see the strike rate at a minimum of 55% to be generating a profit that will at least cover the monthly subscription fee.

Results – Month 3 (28th October to 27th November 2019)

A much better month to end the review period. Seven winners from just ten selections gave us a strike rate of 70% and a profit for the period of 18.79 points. This result virtually halves the cumulative loss to 18.22 points for the three months.

The split between horses and dogs turned around completely from last month, with just three greyhound selections (two winners) and seven horses (five winners). 

The average odds of the selections this month was well down on the previous two months at 11/10 (2.1). This gave us an overall average for three months of just under 7/4 (2.69). The average odds of the winning selections this period was lower still at just below evens (1.97), whilst over the course of the review the winners have averaged a tad over 11/10 (2.14).

Although the strike rate this month was much more like what is needed for profits to be generated there was still a deficit of over 18-points to be recovered. Whilst this loss represents a drawdown of just 18.22% of the bank, the inclusion of the subscription fees means a total drawdown of almost 40% at £10 per point stakes or 22.5% at £50 per point.

Summary at End of Month 1

A neutral performance to open the review, no damage done and an opportunity to build on that in the next two months.

Summary at End of Month 2

Given that the majority of selections are from the top end of the market, the strike rate of just 21% this month, 32.26% across both months, is extremely disappointing and will need to improve significantly in the final month to turn the review around.

Summary at End of Month 3

The strike rate of 70% in the period is much more like it for this type of service but still left the overall rate at 41.46%, around 15% below what is required to break even at the average odds. 


A full analysis of the results from the review can be found here.


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