AboutBanbury - discover Banbury Oxfordshire

Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross
To see a fine lady upon a white horse
With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes
She shall have music wherever she goes

The origins of the nursery rhyme are lost to history but one theory states that the fine lady in quesiton is Queen Elizabeth I who visited Banbury in the 16th century.


AboutBanbury.com provides information to residents and visitors about every aspect of the lively and historic north Oxfordshire town of Banbury.
Banbury is a market town in Oxfordshire home to around 44,000. The town has a fascinating history with remains of a settlement dating back to 200 AD.

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Profiting from Betting on Horse Racing

Most betters will not make a profit from horse racing, however by following a plan it is indeed possible.

2 elements to consider

  • the selection of bets and
  • the staking plan

The selection of bets

Without backing winners we are unlikely to ever earn a profit. There are many professional gamblers who profit from betting on horse races - the operative word is professional it takes a lot of time and experience, hence the use of tipsters.

Horse Racing Tipsters

It is vital to use a tipster that you can see all the history of tips - such as http://www.racingoracle.com.

Horse Race Betting Tips

How to Use an Artificial Neural Network to Predict the Winner of a Horse Race

We begin by asking “how does a tipster make their selections by hand?” The answer lies in applying their experience of what factors indicate the expected performance of the runners.

To see what factors influence the result of a race it is helpful to begin by looking at a simple hypothetical example: a two horse race between Hermes and Mercury.

We start by checking the previous form of the horses in the race. Clearly if Hermes has won all his previously races and Mercury none we would favour Hermes , however, we also need to take into account the class of these previous races e.g. Hermes might have picked up his wins in poor quality races whereas Mercury has come in second place in highly contested races. In this way we can deduce 3 factors we need to consider – no. wins, no places and class of previous races.

GreyhoundPredictions have been publishing free online UK greyhound racing tips since 2006.