Ladbrokes Coral in takeover talks from GVC

The group GVC is in talks to take over Ladbrokes Coral it was announced today. Here at UKHR we’re hoping that if this takeover goes ahead then it may breathe some life into Betdaq which didn’t seem to benefit too much from the previous Ladbrokes takeover. Of course, I am not expecting that my closed… Read More »

Horse Breeding Throughout the Years

Combining, creating, feeding and nurturing the best horses the racetracks have ever seen is no easy business, and the pressure of their immense monetary value makes the process only more rewarding in the end. Horse breeding is about as old as time, with the initial records of domesticated, cultivated horses dating back to the 5th… Read More »

Form Comparison

A new feature to the Detailed Ratings is being developed. It’s what I call Form Comparison. What it is is a simple at-a-glance look at the runners to see how the runners compare when judging various things. Here’s an example from today’s Cheltenham 1.50. The list of horses in the race are listed in a… Read More »

14th November – Lingfield 3.50

Today there was another selection which stood out as a Blindingly Obvious Selection. This was the 3.50 at Lingfield and it rather much stood out and, therefore, was easy to spot. Looking at all of the Differential Pairs (5 Year, 1 Year and One Race) only one horse had positive values across all six columns:… Read More »

12th November – FFos Las 4.10

This is after the event, I know, but the point again is to share what I am looking at and this is another which is almost a Blindingly Obvious Selection but one that’s not quite so obvious. It takes place in the last race, the 4.10 at FFos Las and here’s the ratings summary sheet… Read More »

Data Analysis Tool, version 66.3

Version 66.3 of the Data Analysis Tool is now ready for download. Please download it from Please note that you will need MS Windows and MS Excel to use this tool. The update is to fix a long term niggle with the ROI% calculation. Until this version if a filter system had no winners,… Read More »

New Code Updates

New code I am testing and something that I should of written 20 years ago: remember last night when the ratings were delayed due to my failing to run the right set of ratings? Well, I will have fixed that issue now. As I say, it only took twenty years. I am also testing something… Read More »

Top Rated, Ascot 2.25

A nice top rated value winner. This was available at around 14/1 the night before which is good for a horse with a value price of 4/1. Exitas opened at 8/1 and the price was backed into 11/2 before winning by seven lengths.