Australian Horse Racing



The Edge

We all want to be competitive in everything we do. And no more so that with punting on horse racing.

Success in punting on horses, in fact most things reduces down to an information war - the people with the best information make the smart moves.

Books have been and still are the best source of general information, and this applies at least as much in the art of racehorse selection and staking as in any other field.

Author Paul Segar has produced textbooks which cover all aspects of punting. The books alone stand as a complete reference but also provide 'food for thought'. You can develop / improve your own ideas as well as learn some new techniques.

Each book is written in plain English with plenty of practical examples in each chapter. Browse the contents of each book or email for further information, if required.

Improve your punting knowledge today - buy one or all of these books.

Read the books but want more? It's time to do a course.

The Pureform Introduction Course uses a computer program to show you how and when to bet and how to do it successfully. Check out the details


The Benchmark Handicapper Course continues from the Introduction Course and gives you further weapons to apply when making quality value selections. More...


The Introduction to Dutch Betting using the Ratings Calculator Course gives you an introduction to betting using the Ratings Calculator computer software. More...



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The Dutch Book Staking Plan


The Dutch Book Staking Plan takes the worry out of betting and can be used on any TAB meeting.

The Dutch Book method is a well tried staking approach and is nothing new...But why use something new if the old approach still works?

The Dutch book is a great way to support multiple runners to collect the same amount whichever runner wins with the program giving you the option to see how much to bet, potential profit and betting choices.

Basically the approach is to support 1, 2 or more runners to collect the same amount in one race. If one of the runners wins, then a nice profit margin can be made. Betting to collect a fixed amount not only increases your potential profit but also reduces losses.


Bet to collect $100:

Odds Percent Stake
$3 33% $33
$4 25% $25
$5 20% $20
Total: $78


For the $5 chance, $20 must be wagered to return $100 ($80 profit + $20 stake returned).

The overall bet may prove to be a poor wager (outlay $78 to return $100) or a sound investment, depending on the number of chances in the race, race conditions and so on. The program shows the percentage outlay on the race so you can decide whether to bet or not.

The Dutch Book program calculates the amount to bet on each runner according to the odds provided. In this way, selecting the winner will return the same amount no matter which horse wins (or can be used with overlays for even greater potential profit).


How It Works

Before the day's betting begins, click the Create Fields button Fields to download all the TAB meetings for the day. Depending on your Internet speed, the fields will be ready to use in a few moments.

The program has two minor buttons: Go Live and Use Odds

Go Live: Gives you live information from the TAB about the odds on offer. These odds will update periodically as the pools increase.

Use Odds: Once you are ready to do some calculations, click the Use Odds option to no longer receive live updates.

Click the 100% button 100% to adjust the market to 100%. Basically the TAB market is set to around 115 to 120% and so the odds can be misleading. Setting the market to 100% ensures your maximum options.

Use your Own Market

Why use the TAB market if you have your own opinion. Simply type the odds that you require into the odds box for each runner, set to 100% (or not) and voila! the bet amounts are ready.

Bet Format

The bets are set out in a NSW or VIC TAB format to use the Expert Mode to submit each wager. All bets can be placed in one transaction using the Expert Mode batch process. Simply click the Copy button on the program then paste the bets into the batch area ad submit. It's easy after a couple of tries. The copy and paste process also gives you a few seconds to consider your bets before they are placed.

It is a very powerful staking program.


The program now allow direct connection to the Internet. Look at TAB prices, determine overs and other bets then place the bets directly on the TAB using an Internet TAB Account 


Dutch Book Staker