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15/11/2014 edition

Group 1 Horse Racing Results

Common advice given to punters by the horse racing media and in many publications educating punters about betting on horse racing is that the best races are also the best betting races for them. "Bet in the best quality races on very good, consistent horses," punters are regularly told.

Well, let's see if that is yet another betting myth.

So we're checking out the results of Group 1 races.

Do the favourites - usually very good consistent horses, win these races and when they don't win put in good runs? Is there any value when the favourites do win?

Or do the despised outsiders win Group 1 races? Meaning of course that punters are losing their money wagering in these races.

Here are the Group 1 horse racing results from Flemington on Saturday, 8th. November, 2014.
(Where possible registered names have been used for the races.)

Flemington: Track Good.

R6: $1,000,000 VRC Sprint Classic. Group 1. Weight for Age.
Distance: 1200 metres.
Field size: 13
Winner: Terravista
Jockey: Hugh Bowman
Trainer: Joseph Pride
Bookmaker top fluctuation: $11.00
Bookmaker starting price: $10.00
Best tote: $9.70
Second: Chautauqua - beaten by 0.2 lengths
Jockey: Dwayne Dunn
Trainer: Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
Bookmaker starting price: $2.45 favourite

R7: $1,000,000 Cantala Stakes. Group 1. Quality. Handicap.
Distance: 1600 metres.
Field size: 15
Winner: Hucklebuck
Jockey: Dom Tourneur
Trainer: Phillip Stokes
Bookmaker top fluctuation: $13.00
Bookmaker starting price: $10.00
Best tote: $10.40
Second: Lucky Hussler - beaten by 0.2 lengths
Jockey: Glen Boss
Trainer: Darren Weir
Bookmaker starting price: $7.00
Favourite: Contributer

Finish: 8th.
Jockey: James McDonald
Trainer: John O'Shea
Bookmaker starting price: $4.80 favourite

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It's unlikely you'll get a high enough strike rate backing short priced tote favourites and poor value tote horses to make up for big unders on the tote. Especially in Sydney and Melbourne metropolitan racing on Saturdays.

If you regularly get poor odds you increase your chances of losing money.

It's very unlikely you'll make a long term profit by consistently backing short priced tote favourites.

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