Anticipating Ascot

15/06/2009 | By More

Well the biggest week of year for flat racing is almost upon us and I can’t wait. Some friends and I took all the children to Legoland yesterday so we passed by Ascot on the way, the racecourse is only just up the road from me. I couldn’t resist popping in for a quick peak. I could practically hear the roar of the crowd and the thunder of hooves when I looked across the racecourse.

Excitement is high, but also apprehension. I am always up against increasing results from previous years so each year gets harder for me as I have to find better ways to put money to use in the market. You don’t need to be successful very often before you run out of space! It’s curious that having more money to use in these markets is a curse not a blessing, contrary to what some may suggest.

Taking this into account and talking of using less money, somebody reminded me this morning that three years ago I did the ‘Royal Ascot trading challenge’. I used a bank of £1500 and had to double it on the week. It went a bit better than that as it only took three days to double.  I’ve re-posted the results of that original challenge below.

While there is always uncertainty surrounding these critical meetings, in terms of possible performance. One thing is certain, I definitely wont be using £1500 as a maximum stake this week!!

Royal Ascot challenge images from 2006: –



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I left a good job in the consumer technology industry to go a trade on Betfair for a living way back in June 2000. I've been here ever since pushing very boundaries of what's possible on betting exchanges and loved every minute of it.

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