Trading courses

Our Courses

Now in our 7th year, the longest serving In-play horse racing Betfair trading service you will find on the internet. Our academy is made up of mainly long term members some who have been with us since day one.

We have two options available to new candidates wishing to complete the course:

• Online learning modules, split into four separate modular segments, you can watch these at your own pace, in your own time. There will then be 1-2-1 time with Matt for a Q&A session via zoom online to establish you understand the course content.

• In person, by attending a one day course at a hotel conference room in Manchester.

2024 dates
Monday the 29th of April
Wednesday the 3rd of July
Monday the 2nd of September

maximum of 8 people per course so attendees get the best learning experience.

So there will be ample opportunities for you to ask as many questions as you like and we can establish that you fully understand all of the content being conveyed if doing the hotel or online course.

Is this the course for you ?

Please watch this video first before deciding if this course is for you or not here is the link:

Hotel course location &  facilities

The hotel is located with good transport links, facilities and a good bar!

The evening before I stay over at the hotel and welcome all course participants (this is not compulsory)  to join me for a few drinks and to get to know each other as an ice breaker. Sometimes current members come along & join us for a few drinks.

Day of the course


If you choose to go with the course at the hotel  the course starts at 09:30 am, you will find a very relaxed atmosphere during the course. The online module course you can go through at your own pace and have 1-2-1 sessions with me via zoom for any questions you have.

The hotel course conference room I aim to use a good location for all facilities with disabled access, close location of toilets, hot drinks machine and a smoking area. A room with air conditioning, with bottled water available on tables. Places on the course are limited to 8 places per course to give you plenty of space, to feel relaxed and comfortable in a great learning environment. You will have access to a monitor  to yourself. We will have a break late morning, a break for lunch where a hot & cold buffet is provided (any dietary requirements taken care of) then we have a break mid afternoon and finish at roughly 4.30 pm to 5 pm.

Course Structure


The course is split into three main areas, firstly I cover “Set up & Security”, I then cover “Psychology”, granted I am no psychologist, so you might think, how can you cover this? I cover areas of the mental side to trading that I feel from my experiences that are very important.

Then I break down all the elements of an in-play market giving you all the nuts and bolts you need to find success at trading in-play. I call it the “Trading jigsaw” , you need every part of the jigsaw this includes “Market Analysis”, “Trade Selection”, “Market Reading”, “Race Reading”, “Method of Execution”, “Risk Management” and much more. This should open your eyes up to the full picture of how to read markets & execute in a safe way.

In the third part I go through many recorded videos of trades, talking through them and explaining very important scenarios you need to be aware of to have any success of profiting long term from trading in-play.

The aim of the course is to educate you on every type of scenario so you are well equipped to become a profitable in-play trader. I will show you how & why I enter and exit both winning & losing trades. I also explain why horses odds are drifting or being backed in.

You need to have a basic understanding of Betfair, how to use basic software that is linked to the betting exchange and very basic understand of how to back, lay and hedge manually. I provide you with a video pre course to help with this. A very basic understanding of horse racing is also helpful.


Post Course

You will gain access to our academy skype group online for a month with an invitation to continue your trading journey with us. This is the full value for money package, you will gain access to over 500 videos of trading material giving you the complete package for in-play trading but also understand markets from the minute they open to the finish line so you can make solid decisions in long term movers as well as in-play. The package includes full access to the online course (for online & hotel participants) 6 webinars and many videos of all types of market reading & trading guidance. It is the best value for money in-play trading experience out there and you won’t find anything like this elsewhere.

Academy link:

2024 Hotel course dates all in Manchester:

Monday the 29th of April (2 places left)

We also currently still offer online course places which can be completed in your own time & at your own pace

Cost is £295 for either hotel or online, to secure a place £50 minimum deposit (includes first two months in the academy) 

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