The Racing Tipster (Final Update)

| June 5, 2018 | Reply


Product Name:

The Racing Tipster

Company Name & Contact Details:

The Racing Tipster
Joel Ellis


£50 per month. Quarterly option available at £135 (saving 10% over the monthly rate) and annual option at £480 (saving 20% off the monthly rate).

There is also a guarantee option at £75 per month, which generates an immediate refund if the tips fail to make a profit in the month.

Money Back Guarantee:

No, but there is the guaranteed profit option described above.

What Do You Get?

Selective form-based tips from UK racing delivered by e-mail on the day of racing.

Where to Buy:

Brief Summary:

Daily UK racing tips on the win market, delivered by 10:30 on the day of racing. Due to the selective nature of this service there are often days with no bets, and generally only one or two on the days when tips are provided.

How Much Money Do I Need to Get Started?

The web site refers to an opening bank of £500 or more. For the purposes of the trial we have converted this to a 100-point starting bank.

How Much Money Can I Make?

Web site claims an average of 20-points profit per month since January 2017.

How Much Time Will I Need to Make This Work?

Minutes when the tips are received.

Will I Need Any Equipment to Do This?

Mobile device or PC with internet connection, and access to online bookmaker accounts.

Value for Money?

Too early to say. See future monthly updates. A final position of breakeven from the tips means an overall loss of £150 over the period of the trial from the membership fees, regardless of whether or not you took the guaranteed profit option. Signs of promise, but not enough unfortunately to earn a value for money award for the review period.

Quality of Customer Service?

Unlimited support offered and they “aim to respond to all customers as soon as possible”. Not tested, although the set up was slick and efficient.


The Racing Tipster service is run by Joel Ellis and is a form-based selection system. The detailed basis of the system means that tips are only posted to members after undergoing careful research and analysis. This means that there are only 30-40 bets per month on average.

The e-mail notification is sent out each day before 10:30a.m and there is an e-mail to advise if it is a no-bet day. The e-mails are clear and easy to follow and quote the Betfair price available at that time, although the use of BOG (best odds guaranteed) bookmakers is an alternative option.

All bets are advised at one-point win stakes.

There is no joining e-mail, but once you have access to the members area of the web site all of the information that would normally be included on such an e-mail is available under three headings:
• How to use our betting tips
• What you need to get started
• Information centre with advice

There is full breakdown of historic results available going back to January 2017. This is presented by month with the option to click on an individual month for a detailed breakdown.

Results for Month 1 (5th March to 4th April 2018)

A disappointing return from the first month of tips, with an aggregate loss of 8.7 points (although you could have recovered your membership fee if you used the guaranteed profit option).

There were six winners form the 32 advices (a strike rate of 18.75%), with a longest losing sequence of nine selections. The average odds of selections was just over 5/2 (3.5).

There were 12 days with no selections, partly due to the selective nature of the tips, but also because of the weather at the start of March.

Results for Month 2 (5th April to 4th May 2018)

Month 2 got off to a flying start with four winners from the first five selections and eight winners from the first fourteen. At this point the month was sitting on a profit of 18.7 points. However, just five winners from the next 36 selections – including 10 consecutive losers to end the month – saw this position ebb away, although Joel did manage to end the month with a profit of 4.7 points. This just about halved the loss brought forward from month 1 and left the cumulative loss at just 4 points.

The strike rate in the second month was 26%, so well up on that achieved in Month 1. Overall, the strike rate after two months sat at 23.17%. Average odds per selection in Month 2 were also slightly higher at 4.22, giving an overall average for the two months of 4.0 (3/1).

Results for Month 3 (5th May to 4th June 2018)

Just like the previous month, the final month of our review got off to a great start in the first half and at one point we sat over 10 points up for the period. Unfortunately, a run of 14 consecutive losers put paid to that position and the service eventually did well to fight back and post another monthly profit, this time of 3.3 points. This ultimately put the overall position back to breakeven (actually a loss of 0.7 points if you want to be pedantic!) as Months 2 and 3 wiped out the losses from Month 1. However, this is still significantly short of the 20-point per month average profit claimed since January 2017.

The strike rate in the final month was the best we had seen during the review at 29.31% and this left the overall strike rate at 25.71%. Average advised odds for Month 3 were 3/1 and the overall average also settled at exactly 3/1 (4.0).

Summary at End of Month 1

No real damage done and an opportunity to recoup the losses and move into profit in the next two months.

Summary at End of Month 2

The loss from Month 1 has been halved to just 4 points, and there is every chance that a profit for the review period can be secured if the performance in the first 2/3 of Month 2 can be maintained for a whole month.

Summary at End of Month 3

Months 2 and 3 both showed significant promise but then suffered poor runs which diminished the returns in those periods. Whilst it is not possible to give this service higher than a 2-star rating for the period of the review, it may pay to take a longer term look via The Tipster League.

A full breakdown of the results for the review can be found here.


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