Mike Quigley

Irish horse racing, betting and other stuff

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"The ponies run, the girls are young, the odds are there to beat. You win a while, and then it's done - your little winning streak"*
 
  
Welcome to my website where you will find articles (the majority of which have been published in the London Racing Club magazine) 
mainly about trips to Irish horse race meetings.These span a period of more than 20 years. They include betting tales as well as some restaurant and travel advice.
 
The latest Irish track visit reports you will find here: Thurles/Naas 2019Leopardstown/Galway 2018     
 
My restaurant reviews are here: tripadvisor (MikePunter)
 
Other recent track visit reports: Ludlow Oct 2018; Czech Republic, 127th Velka Pardubicka Oct 2017.  All track visits are here.
 
 
How I got into horse racing.....(reproduced from issue 22 of London Racing Club magazine).
 
 
*Leonard Cohen: A Thousand Kisses Deep  (All my idols are dead and my enemies are in power)

 
 
   My betting highlights from 2018-2019:

 
   The Australian Open ladies' singles, Melbourne Jan 2019
 
    
 
    A profitable tournament thanks to Naomi Osaka taking her 
    second GS. I was involved at 16/1. Despite a total outlay of 
    10.5 points, a point e.w. on the winner returned 26 points 
    thus yielding an overall profit of 15.5 points on the tournament.

 
    WTA and ATP year end tournaments, 28 October and 18 November 2018 

    As in 2017 (Wozniacki, Dimitrov), both events proved profitable in 2018. 

    

    For the WTA finals, two players were bet suggestions: Svitolina and Stephens (they met in the final!).
    
    The ATP event proved more difficult. I initially sided with choker Cilic and Anderson. Fortunately
    I latched on to Zverev before he beat Federer in the semi-finals. He was what seemed a generous 
    14/1 at that stage, consequently the event proved profitable overall when he took the title with a 
    convincing win over Djokovic. 
    

    Wimbledon ladies' singles, July 2018

    
    
    After a poor French Open from a betting perspective, Kerber - my main 
    selection for the ladies' singles - came good for us winning the Wimbledon
    final against Serena Williams. I had suggested on Twitter that she was 
    worthy of e.w. support at 12/1 at the start of the fortnight. 


    The Australian Open ladies' singles final, Melbourne 27 January 2018

    

    The first grand slam of 2018 provided a winning start to the betting 
    year. Once again I chose four women against the field to win the event. 
    Crucially I took (and advised on Twitter) the 33/1 Wozniacki on 
    25 October 2017. The total profit on the Australian Open (including 
    losing men's singles' bets) was 40.5 points (11 points staked).                                                                                                
 

   
                 
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Until April 2019 I offered a free advisory betting service, starting on my blog in 2009 and concluding via Twitter (@Mikedq). 
(Result can be viewed here: Twitter: 2019, 2018. Blog: 2016,  20152014201320122011 and 2010/09).
 
The blog achieved 1,622 points profit (21.5% ROI) from 2009 to 2016. Twitter bets have accumulated 212 points profit. Total profit is therefore 1,834 points or £18,340 at £10 a point.  
Bets which are not resolved are displayed on the 2019 Twitter schedule

My overall betting activity has reduced dramatically in 2019 because of severe restrictions to my betting accounts. It takes a huge amount of time and effort to offer betting advice online
and, having done this for ten years, it's why it's time to call it a day. After all I only started the advice to prove to some sceptics that I could make a profit from betting. Mission accomplished!                                                                                                                                                                     ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                
 

                           
                  
 

Irish track visits across the country.  
   
                                
                           
 
Get on the path to profit with my ten
golden rules for successful betting

 
 

Photographs from student days in the "revolting" '60s

Plus Essex "50" (2014)


    


  















































    
There where the course is,

Delight makes all of the one mind,

The riders upon the galloping horses,

The crowd that closes in behind

                                               
W B Yeats, At Galway Races