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) concerning trips to Irish horse race meetings 
for more than 20 years as well as betting exploits there and at other tracks. There is also some information on Ludlow, photographs from university days in the late '60s as well as 
a few photos from my travels in Europe. 

I operated a free advisory betting service for six years commencing Dec 2009. Complete annual results can be found here:20152014201320122011 and 2009/10. 
Blog betting advice closed on 1st November 2015. The blog achieved 1,622 points profit (21.5% ROI) from December 2009 (max bet was 20 points, average bet<5 points). 
Bets which were not resolved by 1st November 2015 are displayed here:2016/7 b/f.

I continue to offer the occasional betting advice on Twitter:@Mikedq - 2018 Twitter bets record (updated 15 December 2018)

Latest Irish track visit report is here: Leopardstown/Galway 2018    
Czech Republic, 127th Velka Pardubicka Oct 2017. Coming soon: Ludlow Oct 2018
How I got into racing.....(reproduced from issue 22 of London Racing Club magazine)

    Recent betting highlights:
    WTA and ATP year end tournaments, 28 October and 18 November 2018 

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


    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). 

    The Cesarewitch, Newmarket 14 October 2017
    Season finale. 2017 was another profitable flat season although not as good as 
    2016, which was a record year. In the 34-runner Cesarewitch I suggested three ew 
    bets on Twitter: Withhold @ 12/1, London Prize @ 20/1 and Endless Acres @ 16/1 
    (PU, injured). Withhold was backed into 5/1 favourite and won easily with London 
    Prize finishing a comfortable second.
    The US Open ladies' singles final, New York 10 September 2017

 The US Open ladies' singles event proved to be a betting bonanza.
 Twitter followers were advised outright bets on four big-priced
 players: Keys, Makakrova, Stephens and Svitolina. 
 Keys was backed @ 25/1 ew and Stephens @ 66/1 ew. Those
 followers with Sportingbet accounts (not me) were advised
 to take the 100/1 ew Stephens.

 When it came to the final it was sitting back, enjoying the match
 (in Di Luca, Dublin!) and calculating the winnings....   


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)


*Leonard Cohen: A Thousand Kisses Deep  (All my idols are dead and my enemies are in power)



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  




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