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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Pureform Ratings Calculator

The latest version is now available. Check it out

The Pureform Ratings Calculator gives you the ideal framework to formulate fantastic value packed quinella, trifecta and first four combinations that pay big! This latest product not only gives you every start and ratings for every single run but it automatically produces Dutch Book market ready for overs punting or multiple betting. And from the ratings, the value is built in guaranteeing some huge potential collects. More...


The Benchmark Handicapper

The Benchmark Handicapper is the basic Ratings Calculator program with benchmark ratings, missing sectional times etc and is available now. Check it out





Latest Articles


Target Betting

Target Betting on horse racing using markets is a great way to bet. This article written by Paul Segar and brought to you by Pureform covers betting using markets, overs and unders. More...

Ode to Bart Cummings

James Bartholomew Cummings died on August 30, 2015. It is the end of an era in Australian horse racing that will never be forgotten. The Cups King as he was known for his successes and quinellas in the Melbourne Cup will long live on in Australian horse racing history and folklore. More...

The Mighty Red Cadeaux

Red Cadeaux didn’t race into equine immortality like Bonecrusher in the 1986 Cox Plate and never won a race in Australia but he will long be remembered for his courage, strength and that fighting spirit that makes up a champion. More...



Seems everyone is interested in handicapping these days.



HandicappingLatest on Handicapping

The benchmark system of handicapping racehorses in Australia has been in play now for some time and has matured quite nicely with most horses handicapped according to their ability and graded with a benchmark rating. Although some horses are badly handicapped at times, e.g. maiden winners moving up in class, the system overall works quite well. More...


HandicappingThe First Handicapping Article.

Some of the most famous races in Australia are run under handicap conditions. For more than a century time honored events like the Melbourne Cup and Epsom Handicap have been run and won with handicappers distributing the weights between champion and also ran to level the fields for unpredictable and exciting racing. More...


Like a Parlay Wager?

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Parlay Article 1


A Parlay Wager is a bet the combines a number of events together and in the process the odds can multiply to give massive returns from small amounts. This is a different kind of wager to a multi-bet which may involve more than one code in the same bet. More...


parlayParlay Article 2


The parlay bet has been available now for some time on Tabcorp's two websites and is a bet type that can produce some massive returns, especially during major carnivals. The bet can be taken on one or more races and can consist of Win, Place, Win and Place and/or Quinella bet types or any combination of these bets (in up to 6 events at the same meeting). More...


Parlay Article 3

Parlay Betting is an exciting new punting approach available on the Victorian and NSW TAB. Parlay betting allows combinations of bets to multiply throughout the day to produce potential huge profits. It can take a good day's betting and make it into a great day. More...



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