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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Red Cadeaux

Red Cadeaux was euthenised on the 21st November 2015 after injuries ended his racing career as a 9yo after 54 starts for 7 wins and 20 placings.

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.

Always the underdog the big red horse showed that true Australian guts and determination, even if he wasn’t an Australian horse, doesn’t matter, and fought the races out to the end, never quite getting over the line in first position.

Like another turf hero, Fields of Omah, who in later years was hard pressed to win a race (anywhere other than at Moonee Valley where he cornered like cat and somehow, somehow won two Cox Plates  in five attempts), Red Cadeaux also didn’t show much other than on the first Tuesday of November at famous Flemington.

Red Cadeaux

Red Cadeaux's last win was in 2012 but his placings in the Melbourne Cup speak loudly for all Australian horse racing fans.

Melbourne Cup Runs
2011 2nd
2012 8th
2013 2nd
2014 2nd
2015 unpl


Like Vintage Crop, another import and winner of the Melbourne Cup and a campaigner in no less than 3 Cups, Red Cadeaux's strength and stamina under tough Australian racing conditions was splendid. Vintage Crop retired after his third Cup attempt and passed away at age twenty seven.


Ode to Red Cadeaux

Red Cadeaux
The Iron Horse
He came from far away.

His rider was Gerard Mosse
He always raced three wide.

The iron horse
The underdog
Never won The Race.

But in our hearts
And in our minds
He played some mighty games.

Vale Red Cadeaux aged 9.