HBF New Member Applications

Horseracing Bettors Forum invites new member applications September 16th 2019 The Horseracing Bettors Forum (HBF) is today inviting applications from the betting community to replace outgoing members as part of a planned periodic refresh of its membership.   HBF recruits by merit on the basis of fair and open competition. HBF would welcome applications from […]

HBF Releases 2018 Bettors’ Survey Results

Background At the end of 2018, HBF invited responses from bettors to its annual betting survey. The survey covered various aspects of wagering on UK horseracing and invitations were sent to racing groups on facebook, via racing websites, through twitter and via the Racing UK (as was) email newsletter.  In total, over one thousand bettors […]

Simon Rowlands to step down from HBF

Simon Rowlands, founder member and inaugural Chair of the Horseracing Bettors Forum (HBF), steps down tomorrow after more than three years’ service. Simon was instrumental in the conception of HBF during the summer of 2015, prior to its formation in August of that year. Since then, he has shaped a theretofore non-entity into a powerful voice, both […]

HBF Comment on Gambling Commission / ADR announcement

The Horseracing Bettors Forum welcomes the recent directives from the Gambling Commission regarding Alternative Dispute Resolution within the betting industry. These developments should be of interest to all individuals who have questioned, or may in the future question, how their bets have been dealt with by a betting operator. The new criteria, which supplement rather […]

HBF Seeks Your Views

One of the principal ways in which Horseracing Bettors Forum drives its agenda around the needs of the racing and betting public is through an annual online survey. We’ve just released our most recent survey for 2018, and we’d love to hear your thoughts: Click here to make your voice heard on UK racing betting […]

Where to bet and where not to bet: a study into 2017 Starting Prices in British horseracing

The Horseracing Bettors Forum has undertaken a study into Starting Prices in Britain in 2017, measuring the “over-rounds” compared to what might be expected given a race’s field size. “Over-rounds” are the bookmakers’ theoretical mark-ups and are derived from the sum of the amount that would need to be staked to return a fixed figure […]