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BetTurtle provides our subscribers with 100s of features and statistics to help simplify and speed up horse racing form study.

UK and Irish Race Cards

Visit the race card home page to access race cards, non runners and various options to view the races.

From here you can also click the Summary button (subscribers only) to view key runner information for all races at the course. Results are updated on the summary screen after each race.

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Form

Subscribers have access to the for every race card runner. This provides, comments, horse form, trainer and jockey statistics and other runner information. Enhanced and Pro subscribers have access to horse Future Race entries when available.

On the Form tab, click the dates of a horse's past performance and you will view the race strength information. This shows the results of subsequent race performers and provides a good guide to the form of the race. Use the sort and search features on the Form tab to identify patterns in the horse's performances.

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Ratings

BetTurtle provides live ratings using horseshoes and selection picks, official handicap, speed and form ratings. They are visible on the race cards and from the button.

The live ratings (horseshoes and picks) are updated throughout the day, as the betting market and racecourse vibes take shape. Colour coded official, form and speed ratings (green is good, amber is a little risky perhaps and red is more risky), provide a good overview of the horses to focus on in a race.

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Tips

Tips are provided for every race from approximately 6am.

Selections can be found under the Tips menu where you can also find our recommended Best Bets of the day.

On each race card you can find the WIN TIP, NAP TIP and NB TIP tips.

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Tipping Stats

We pride ourselves on our transparency and publish the last 90 days of tipping stats and profits.

We also have a Hall of Fame to showcase some of the biggest priced winners (50/1 is our best) we have tipped in the past few years.

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Betting Systems

Under the Systems menu subscribers have access to BetTurtle and their own (Enhanced and Pro subscribers) automated betting systems.

Daily selections for our most profitable systems can be accessed here by our Enhanced and Pro Subscribers.

If you are an Enhanced or Pro subscriber mail us and we will help you setup your first system.

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Statistics

BetTurtle provides over 200 statistics depending on your subscription level. The majority of these can be found on the race card under the and buttons.

Most statistics are coloured to help you understand their importance. Green is good, amber is okay and red more risky

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10 Year Trends

We provide information on up to the past 10 runnings of a race where available. This allows patterns to be found from previous winners to help with your form study.

You can access Trends from on a racecard.

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Hot & Cold Trainers/Jockeys

Hot trainers and jockeys have a high strike rate and cold trainers and jockeys a low strike rate over the past 14 days. Following or avoiding hot and cold trainers/jockeys is often a good betting strategy.

Hot and Cold trainers/jockeys can be found in the race cards, stats and pointers sections.

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Value Odds

We provide an estimate of the bettings odds we believe should be a minimum before a horse is bet. On any racecard click on and select the Odds tab and you will see a range of betting odds information. This includes value odds, steamer/drifter information and min, max and average odds for each horse.

Wherever you see the horses odds click it and a summary of this information will appear.

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Pace & Draw Analysis

Pace and draw insights give you clues on how a race may be run and who the beneficiaries may be. Horses draw information and running style (colour coded based on course draw and running style) is available under and by selecting the Form tab.

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Horses To Follow

We add horses that ran a recent eyecatching race to our horses to follow list. These horses should be considered carefully in future races. Horses from our list are depicted on the racecards using a icon.

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Notebooks

Create your own horses to follow list. On the racecard page you will see for each horse in a race. When you click the address book it will change to and the horse will be added to your horses to follow notebook. You can view all of your horses to follow in your own Notebook.

The notebook can help keep track of horses you want to follow in the future and we provide details of any up and coming entries (soon we will be able to alert you via mail or text message).

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Selection Shortlist

Create a shortlist of horses each day to bet on or analyse further. On the racecard page you will see for each horse in a race. When you click the heart it will change to and the horse will be added to your shortlist.

You can view all of your shortlisted horses here.

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Racing Data Download

Download data in Excel format for today's racing with over 150 pieces of information for each runner.

Enhanced and Pro subscribers have access to additional data downloads as part of their subscriptions under the Download menu.

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Tipping Data Download

Download BetTurtle tipping data in Excel format to spot trends with BetTurtle tips and help create betting systems.

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Winner Data Download

Download race winner data in Excel format to spot trends and help to create betting systems.

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Hints and Tips

  1. Read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Click here to view our most frequently asked questions.
  2. Update Your Profile - Provide further details to allow us to offer additional services and tailor the information BetTurtle displays. Click here or click the icon on the menu bar at the top of the screen to update your profile and set your preferences now.

  3. Use the Shortlist - On the racecard page you will see for each horse in a race. When you click the heart it will change to and the horse will be added to your shortlist. You can view all of your shortlisted horses here.

    The shortlist can help keep track of horses you want to analyse further or place a bet on and it will update with latest odds and results.

  4. Use the Notebook - The racecard page has an address book icon for each horse in a race. When you click the address book it will change to and the horse will be added to your horses to follow notebook.

    You can view all of your horses to follow here. The notebook can help you keep track of horses you want to follow in the future and we provide details of any up and coming entries (soon we will be able to alert you via mail or text message).

  5. Use Landscape Mode - If you are on a mobile device or tablet turn the device horizontally and you will be able to see more of the BetTurtle data.

    Most of our tables of information can be scrolled left to right by simply dragging the table data left or right with your finger.

    If you find formatting issues on any mobile devices or tables please send us a mail.

  6. Setup your Automated Systems - Enhanced and Pro members have access to our automated systems.

    All of the data here can be used to create your own systems. Mail us your ideas and we will help you get started.

    Check out the Free System to get an idea of what your automated system will look like and click the description tab to see the rules we have used to build it.

  7. Purple is your friend - Click any purple text you see while using BetTurtle to access additional information via popups or web page links.

  8. Use Search and Sort - BetTurtle presents a lot of data in tables. On most tables you can sort the columns by clicking the arrows next to the column names.

    Entering text into the search box will filter the data shown in the table.

    Try by visiting our Today's Runner Page and typing Handicap into the search field and then click the arrows on the right of the number of runners field.

  9. Racecard Summary - On the main racecard page you can view a summary of all the key information for all races at each course.

    This is useful to check out the races you may be interested in, shortlist horses and for checking results once the race has finished. You need a subscription to access racecard summaries.

  10. Charts and graphs - Enhanced and Professional users have access to charts and graphs for ratings and betting odds.

    Hover your mouse or finger over the graphs and you can see the ratings or price for each peak and trough in the graph. This is a good way to see how the horses form or betting odds are progressing.

    Charts and graphs are available under the Stats button on any racecard. We will be adding more soon.

  11. Stats and Form Buttons - BetTurtle paid subscribers have access to a wealth of race and horse data via the and buttons on any racecard. Click these and use the tabs to navigate through the data.

Form Analysis Process

Studying form can be both overwhelming and time consuming. Here are a few tips we use to speed things up and shortlist the most likely candidates in a race.

  1. Choose the races you bet on wisely. Visit the main racecard page and you can view races at a glance. We tend to focus on the better quality races each day; class 4 or above Group, Listed and Handicap races. You can also view the Summary cards for each meeting if you require more detail.

  2. Shortlist the likely contenders. 80% of races are won by horses in the first 3 in the betting. As a general rule we eliminate horses at bigger prices than the number of runners in a race. If there are 12 runners, any horse larger than 12/1 we overlook. We use the shortlist button to short list the horses lower than 12/1. Then click the button to view only those horse.

  3. Check the horse comments and horse, jockey and trainer statistics. This can be done by clicking the button. We check the comments and if a horse is poorly handicapped (we are more leniant with unexposed horses as they could improve) or has poor form over the conditions or the trainer/jockey have poor strike rates (we are more leniant with hot trainers or jockeys) we remove the horse from the shortlist.

  4. Check the horse ratings. This can be done by clicking the button and selecting the ratings tab. Unless a horse is unexposed, we are wary of any horses with red Official Rating (OR) or Form, Speed Ratings and remove them from our shortlist by clicking the .

  5. Check the odds. This can be done by clicking the button and selecting the Odds tab. Any horse that is drifting or weak in the market we remove from our shortlist.

  6. Further analysis. You should now have a much smaller list of horses and selections can be refined by analysing the other data under the and buttons or the Pointers menu. Hopefully, by then we would have 1 or 2 bets and may choose to bet both if the odds offer good value.

  7. Review the results - You can view all of your shortlisted horses here Racecard - Today's Runners.. The shortlist can help you keep track of horses you want to analyse further or place a bet on and it will update with latest odds and results.

Icons

BetTurtle uses graphs, icons and colour to help make things easier to digest the large quantity of information available to you. Below is a list of the main features and icons you will find when using BetTurtle.

Feature Icon Description
Horse is shortlisted.  12

Horses in your shortlist will show a on racecards. The shortlist is a list of horses for today's racing you want to analyse further or bet. To the right of the heart is the number of customers that have also shortlisted this horse today.

You can click the button to view a list of shortlisted horses on any racecard. You can view all of your shortlisted horses and track results from Tips - My Shortlist. You can also view a list of all the runners and how many customers have shortlisted them from Racecard - Today's Runners. Click the to remove the horse from your shortlist.

Horse is not shortlisted.  12 Click the to add the horse to your shortlist.
Horse is in your notebook.  12

Horses in your notebook will show a on racecards. The notebook is a list of horses you would like to consider in future races.

To the right of the notebook is the number of customers that have also added this horse to their notebooks. You can view your notebook and track future race entries Tips - My Horse To Follow. Click the to remove the horse from your notebook.

Horse is not in your notebook.  12 Click to add the horse to your notebook.
BetTurtle noted runner (only available to Enhanced and Pro subscribers). A horse that we believe is ready to strike in the near future and if we tip it then take note.
Horse has future race entries (only available to Enhanced and Pro subscribers).

Click this icon to reveal a list of upcoming entries for the horse. This is a good way to see the future plans a trainer may have for a horse and the races targetted may hint at the horses overall ability.

You can also access the future entries from the on any racecard if the horse has any entries a Future Entries tab will appear.

Cold trainer or jockey Cold Trainer/Jockey Trainers or jockeys with a background are on our cold list and have a poor strike rate in the last 14 days.
Hot trainer or jockey Hot Trainer/Jockey Trainers or jockeys with a background are on our hot list and have an excellent strike rate in the last 14 days.
Shrewd trainer Trainers with a against their names have a decent strike rate in today's race type often at decent odds. You can view a list of today's shrewd trainer entries here Pointers - Shrewd Trainer Runners
Fitness Horseshoe (F) - confident that the horse is ready to run to the best of it's ability today.
- unsure if the horse is ready to run to the best of it's ability today.
- unlikely that the horse will run to the best of it's ability today.
Ability Horseshoe (A) - confident that the horse has the ability to win today.
- unsure if the horse has the ability to win (unexposed horses may improve considerably).
- unlikely that the horse has the ability to win today unless better fancied horses run poorly.
Conditions Horseshoe (C) - confident that the horse is suited by today's conditions.
- unsure if the horse is suited by today's conditions.
- unlikely that the horse is suited to today's conditions.
Vibes Horseshoe (V) - press and tipster vibes are strong that the horse will run well.
- press and tipster vibes are okay on the horse.
- press and tipster vibes are weak and it will be a surprise if the horse will win.
Market Horseshoe (M) - the horse has been well backed in the betting market throughout the day.
- the horses odds have remained steady throughout the day.
- the horses odds have drifted throughout the day suggesting the horse will be a surprise winner.
Pick Ranking The current ranking of the horse from the Live Ratings score BetTurtle calculates in real-time using the latest market data.
Positive Statistic Okay Text is information we believe is positive for ratings, horseshoes, strike rates and other statistics you will find in the racecards.
Neutral Statistic Minor Concerns Text is information we believe is neutral and could be more positive than we believe (especially with unexposed horses) for ratings, horseshoes, strike rates and other statistics you will find in the racecards.
Negative Statistic Concerns Text is information we believe is negative for ratings, horseshoes, strike rates and other statistics you will find in the racecards.
Course Winner C The horse has won at today's course before.
Distance Winner D The horse has previously won at today's distance.
Beaten Favourite BF The horse was a beaten favourite the last time it ran.
Horse Wearing Headgear b* The horse is wearing headgear and the * denotes first time headgear. Headgear can include b - blinkers, p - pads, v - visor, etc.
Good Performance A good race performance.
Moderate Performance A moderate race performance.
Poor Performance A poor race performance.
Top Class Course Ran at a top class racecourse.
Strong Race There have been a number of winners from this race, suggesting it was strong form.

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By developing products like BetTurtle, our goal is to make horse racing more rewarding for our customers.

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