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23/5/2015 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 Doomben on Saturday, 9th. May, 2015.
(Where possible registered names have been used for the races.)

Doomben: Track Soft R1 - R3, Good R4 - R9.

R7: $650,000 Doomben Cup. Group 1. Weight for Age.
Distance: 2000 metres.
Field size: 15
Winner: Pornichet
Jockey: Blake Shinn
Trainer: Gai Waterhouse
Bookmaker top fluctuation: $3.80
Bookmaker starting price: $3.50 favourite
Best tote: $3.30
Second: Weary - beaten by 2.3 lengths
Jockey: Glyn Schofield
Trainer: Chris Waller
Bookmaker starting price: $19.00

R8: $500,000 BTC Cup. Group 1. Weight for Age.
Distance: 1200 metres.
Field size: 13
Winner: Hot Snitzel
Jockey: Blake Shinn
Trainer: Peter & Paul Snowden
Bookmaker top fluctuation: $26.00
Bookmaker starting price: $26.00
Best tote: $31.80
Second: Knoydart - beaten by 0.8 lengths
Jockey: James McDonald
Trainer: John O'Shea
Bookmaker starting price: $17.00
Favourite: Our Boy Malachi
Finish: 3rd.
Jockey: Tommy Berry
Trainer: Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
Bookmaker starting price: $3.10 favourite

Here is the Group 1 horse racing result from Morphettville on Saturday, 9th. May, 2015.
(Where possible registered names have been used for the races.)

Morphettville: Track Soft.

R7: $500,000 South Australian Derby. Group 1. 3YO. Set weights.
Distance: 2500 metres.
Field size: 16
Winner: Delicacy
Jockey: Peter Hall
Trainer: Grant Williams
Bookmaker top fluctuation: $2.50
Bookmaker starting price: $1.90 favourite
Best tote: $2.00
Second: Werther - beaten by 1.6 engths
Jockey: Noel Callow
Trainer: Andrew R. Campbell
Bookmaker starting price: $12.00

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

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