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Koo...
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Before people moan im just doing this so as i can record some thoughts down and see what i was thinking at times. Was looking at using a blog but cant be arsed siging up. I know im in for some abuse here but ive had it before on here, and i'll get it again.

Ive basically had a torrid time of things and am gonna use this thread to record my p/l, maybe for a while to see if it helps me with my discipline, having lost about 200k in the past 3 months.

Starting bank 10k and as normal i'll be playing IR from home using SIS and RUK.

Right then seconds out round 1 :p
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Report 11kv March 20, 2010 9:22 PM GMT
living the dream maybe good luck fella
Report Lori October 13, 2010 8:46 PM BST
Bumped for those who forget history.
Report Deltâ October 13, 2010 8:57 PM BST
how u do that Lori?
Report DFCIRONMAN November 18, 2010 9:39 PM GMT
TTT for Avocado
Report Avocado November 18, 2010 9:57 PM GMT
thanks mate
Report Avocado November 18, 2010 10:38 PM GMT
was koo laying horses then? he didnt do football at all?
Report DFCIRONMAN November 18, 2010 10:40 PM GMT
This thread was mainly HORSERACING......and he backed and layed IR mainly....
Report .Marksman. November 19, 2010 1:01 PM GMT
Nice to see that the original "marksman" still has his posts on page 1 of this thread, despite being banned.  Those were the days!
Report Winner_Winner_Chicken_Diner November 25, 2010 11:17 AM GMT
did koo make money from the 10k bank? This thread is to long to read Blush
Report DFCIRONMAN November 25, 2010 2:31 PM GMT
He got to over £600,000 over just over 6 months from memory.......
Report Avocado November 25, 2010 2:35 PM GMT
did he lose it all?
Report Koo.... November 25, 2010 2:58 PM GMT
No, but many more days like this and i might reconsider  Silly


Horse Racing    Showing 1 - 16 of 16 markets
Market    Start time    Settled date    Profit/loss (£)
Horse Racing / Thurl 25th Nov : 2m Mdn Hrd     25-Nov-10 14:40     25-Nov-10 14:51    97.27
Horse Racing / Uttox 25th Nov : 2m6f Hcap Hrd     25-Nov-10 14:35     25-Nov-10 14:43    570.73
Horse Racing / Meydan (UAE) 25th Nov : 1m Hcap PA     25-Nov-10 14:25     25-Nov-10 14:36    850.46
Horse Racing / Taun 25th Nov : 2m3f Hcap Hrd     25-Nov-10 14:20     25-Nov-10 14:28    1,251.06
Horse Racing / Newb 25th Nov : 2m6f Hcap Chs     25-Nov-10 14:10     25-Nov-10 14:17    -4,076.79
Horse Racing / Uttox 25th Nov : 2m Hcap Hrd     25-Nov-10 14:00     25-Nov-10 14:06    7,867.19
Horse Racing / Taun 25th Nov : 2m Nov Chs     25-Nov-10 13:45     25-Nov-10 13:51    -2,708.56
Horse Racing / Newb 25th Nov : 2m1f Nov Chs     25-Nov-10 13:35     25-Nov-10 13:42    409.61
Horse Racing / Uttox 25th Nov : To Be Placed     25-Nov-10 13:25     25-Nov-10 13:35    -530.57
Horse Racing / Uttox 25th Nov : 3m Nov Hrd     25-Nov-10 13:25     25-Nov-10 13:34    -2,361.38
Horse Racing / Taun 25th Nov : 2m3f Nov Hrd     25-Nov-10 13:10     25-Nov-10 13:19    -14,600.05
Horse Racing / Newb 25th Nov : 2m5f Nov Hrd     25-Nov-10 13:00     25-Nov-10 13:09    1,033.97
Horse Racing / Uttox 25th Nov : 2m6f Beg Chs     25-Nov-10 12:50     25-Nov-10 12:58    783.67
Horse Racing / Taun 25th Nov : 2m1f Sell Hrd     25-Nov-10 12:40     25-Nov-10 12:46    344.88
Horse Racing / Newb 25th Nov : 2m Hcap Hrd     25-Nov-10 12:30     25-Nov-10 12:36    71.01
Horse Racing / Uttox 25th Nov : 2m Nov Hrd     25-Nov-10 12:20     25-Nov-10 12:28    2,834.17
Profit and Loss is shown net of commission.
All times are UKT    

     unless otherwise stated.
Report Koo.... November 25, 2010 2:58 PM GMT
Horse Racing: -£8,163.33  Total P&L:  -£8,163.33
Report Koo.... November 25, 2010 3:28 PM GMT
you wouldnt want to see the Tell Masini bet freddie - thats a NAP
Report Koo.... November 25, 2010 3:41 PM GMT
poor horse as well.   thats hit me harder than the usually ones that pay the ultimate price.   Never nice seein any get killed but to see such a good horse die there only through over jumping really makes you feel gutted
Report mesmerised November 25, 2010 3:46 PM GMT
Koo, how does it feel being a millionaire? Let me know I can only imagine losing 200k in 3 months and still be able to get up in the morning.
Report Koo.... November 25, 2010 3:53 PM GMT
i feel no different.  Although i dont have any money troubles that previously could stress anyone out when potless.   But theres no change of feeling every morning from when i was playing in my foirst few years.   Its wake up looking forward to playing on here so i can pit my wits against everyone else and try and come out on top.
then go hiome, and basically just look forward to tomorrow to do it all again
Report mesmerised November 25, 2010 4:14 PM GMT
Ok, well I'm new and starting with next to nothing, but if I've learned anything recently it's that you need a substantial amount to begin to have any hope of being sufficiently successful, you probably began with large amounts giving yourself that advantage, if ever there was a case for speculating to accumulate, than it's right here on Betfair!
I'm enjoying it too even though we're in different leagues, kills time whilst my broken foot heals, and then I can go back to the real working world where I know I can make money[:)]
Report buzzer November 25, 2010 4:17 PM GMT
You don't need to start with a substantial amount, what makes you think that? Start small and if you're any good it soon mounts up, start with a large amount and your long odds on to end up with a very small amount, if anything at all!
Report Koo.... November 25, 2010 4:23 PM GMT
you dont need a big bank roll. Thats a myth really.  I started with next to nothing but had no outgoings so only needed to withdraw my weekly berr money and could leave the remaining funds in here to grow.

Luckily i lived with my dad for a few years whilst my bank roll got bigger and bigger and he paid for things like sky, the internet, and food to feed my bug fat appitite.   So basically i had no pressure on myself to make anything substantial quickly.   I had a 5 years plan for myself but it thankfuilly snowballed alot more quickly than that.


Anyways home tome now.   A losing day but one i can love wioth
Report Muqbil November 25, 2010 4:24 PM GMT
Koo.... Date Joined: 07 Nov 07
25 Nov 10 14:58

Horse Racing / Taun 25th Nov : 2m3f Nov Hrd     25-Nov-10 13:10     25-Nov-10 13:19    -14,600.05


I know it's all relative but one of those mid afternoon, and I would be pretty bad company for a few days!

Nice win at Southwell the other day m8, saved me a good few kwid, I layed the non staying Nadeen pre race! BPB is my sort of horse.
Report .Marksman. November 25, 2010 4:28 PM GMT
Don't you think that you have got away lightly (by not having to pay Premium Charge), when there are some of us, who can hardly scratch a living on here, paying it?
Report mesmerised November 25, 2010 4:41 PM GMT
Koo, very interesting reply, but maybe than if you and Buzzer are saying you don't need to begin with a large bank than I guess it's all about finding your niche market, so to speak.
Report stewarts rise November 25, 2010 7:51 PM GMT
It must have taken absolutely ages to find this thread with a 6 month gap.
You should post that losing week this summer Koo when you dropped either a 100 or 200K, now that takes some stomaching imo!
Report JOMO November 25, 2010 8:54 PM GMT
beta phorum now innit stewarts it's like the answer to everything innit tho?
Report Avocado November 26, 2010 1:45 AM GMT
koo you should try football betting
Report tg28 December 7, 2010 10:59 PM GMT
Luckily i lived with my dad for a few years whilst my bank roll got bigger and bigger and he paid for things like sky, the internet, and food to feed my bug fat appitite.   So basically i had no pressure on myself to make anything substantial quickly.   I had a 5 years plan for myself but it thankfuilly snowballed alot more quickly than that.

enough said....a fat balding bloke who still lives with his dad, sitting at his computer all day, in his y-fronts. ;)
Report 11kv February 11, 2011 7:34 PM GMT
Gis an update Koo
Report zoozee February 16, 2011 10:52 PM GMT
he is happy as larry today Laugh
Report Koo.... February 17, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
for old time sakes

Horse Racing: £33,285.29  Total P&L:  £33,285.29

Horse Racing    Showing 1 - 15 of 15 markets
Market    Start time    Settled date    Profit/loss (£)
Horse Racing / Muss 16th Feb : 2m Hcap Hrd     16-Feb-11 15:50     16-Feb-11 15:58    8,398.19
Horse Racing / Muss 16th Feb : 2m Hcap Hrd     16-Feb-11 15:20     16-Feb-11 15:26    -500.00
Horse Racing / Sthl 15th Feb : 2m Hcap     15-Feb-11 15:50     15-Feb-11 15:55    -2,271.75
Horse Racing / Newc 15th Feb : 2m Hcap Hrd     15-Feb-11 15:40     15-Feb-11 15:47    12,533.62
Horse Racing / Sthl 15th Feb : 1m Hcap     15-Feb-11 15:20     15-Feb-11 15:24    -1,367.99
Horse Racing / Newc 15th Feb : 2m4f Hcap Chs     15-Feb-11 15:10     15-Feb-11 15:19    1,359.04
Horse Racing / Folk 15th Feb : 2m5f Beg Chs     15-Feb-11 15:00     15-Feb-11 15:10    -4,386.34
Horse Racing / Sthl 15th Feb : 7f Sell Stks     15-Feb-11 14:50     15-Feb-11 14:55    1,848.24
Horse Racing / Newc 15th Feb : 2m6f Mdn Hrd     15-Feb-11 14:40     15-Feb-11 14:48    194.28
Horse Racing / Folk 15th Feb : 3m1f Hcap Chs     15-Feb-11 14:30     15-Feb-11 14:41    2,826.29
Horse Racing / Sthl 15th Feb : 1m Mdn Stks     15-Feb-11 14:20     15-Feb-11 14:26    -2,075.01
Horse Racing / Newc 15th Feb : 2m Hcap Chs     15-Feb-11 14:10     15-Feb-11 14:17    19.60
Horse Racing / Folk 15th Feb : 2m1f Hcap Hrd     15-Feb-11 14:00     15-Feb-11 14:06    16,707.57
Horse Racing / Sthl 15th Feb : 6f Hcap     15-Feb-11 13:50     15-Feb-11 13:57    -1,051.45
Horse Racing / Newc 15th Feb : 2m Mdn Hrd     15-Feb-11 13:40     15-Feb-11 13:47    1,051.00



a couple of days good punting and a nice day out at Musselburgh today.   Just feel im getting better with my punting and hopefully should be able to get many more good days in the futire.   Its not rocket science as they say  !!!
Report Lusitano71 February 17, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
nice figures Koo..

Dontpaytheferryman did great today and a great ride by Gallagher, congrats [;)]
Report Avocado February 17, 2011 12:09 AM GMT
koo do u do football betting?
Report Koo.... February 17, 2011 12:26 AM GMT
no, i have no edge so its a pointless betting medium for me
Report Avocado February 17, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
how do u make all this money on horses then?
Report LMansini February 17, 2011 1:14 AM GMT
he has an edge on horses i guess
Report Avocado February 17, 2011 1:35 AM GMT
yeah whatever that means

either that or he's a bullsh1tter
Report Trevh February 17, 2011 1:38 AM GMT
I imagine Koo lives and breathes horses with a passion, and reads them like the back of his hand, but I would have thought a select few others do too, and of course many thousands of up and coming triers thrown into the mix make it ever more competitive.
Report Avocado February 17, 2011 1:41 AM GMT
i can't see how anyone makes a long term profit from betting on horses
Report Trevh February 17, 2011 2:01 AM GMT
Me neither, but a select few do if they have fast pictures and know the animals they're looking at inside out, ears pricked, whips up, and all that stuff lol.

Then there's the bot merchants who know nothing about the animals but everything about the bettors reactions.

Not forgetting the form studiers, how they make it pay is a total mystery to me.
Report Avocado February 17, 2011 2:09 AM GMT
it's all fixed i think
Report Avocado February 17, 2011 2:10 AM GMT
seeing as racing exists solely for bettin it's most likely corrupt
Report zoozee February 22, 2011 6:16 PM GMT
There are people who make living out of betting and I dare to say that Koo possibly is not even in the top 10 (i may be wrong).

Its not just turning telly on and having a bet.  These pro punters with a slight exaggeration dedicate their lives to the game, they live and breath racing.  And its pretty time confusing.  They are learning about horses all the time, they know horses forms, they can read whats happening throughout the race, they know every track in and out, not forgetting jockeys and trainers, they can do their maths pretty quick and are rather speedy with their betting.  And yes fast pictures help.

If you combine all this together, not many people would have the will power/dedication to last longer than a week in my opinion.

Its like ski jumping or ice skating.  Anyone can try but only those few chosen ones can actually make living out of it.  Just because someone thinks he should be able to succeed doesn't mean he will.
Report buzzer February 22, 2011 6:50 PM GMT
Disgruntled girlfriend ^^^^  Silly
Report 11kv July 2, 2011 8:54 PM BST
hes just had a winner
Report Patented July 5, 2011 7:51 PM BST
updates Koo?
Report 11kv December 15, 2012 8:20 PM GMT
Grin
Report sweetchildofmine December 15, 2012 8:23 PM GMT
great guy is koo
Report andyl December 15, 2012 10:03 PM GMT
i reckon koo should do a daily blog again from the new year

Laugh
Report Deltâ December 16, 2012 2:47 PM GMT
does a daily won on twitter....
Report mesmerised December 16, 2012 3:14 PM GMT
Wow, what a blast from the past this thread is, one of the first threads I ever posted on.


mesmerised 25 Nov 10 16:14 Joined: 10 Nov 10 | Topic/replies: 5,975 | Blogger: mesmerised's blog
Ok, well I'm new and starting with next to nothing, but if I've learned anything recently it's that you need a substantial amount to begin to have any hope of being sufficiently successful,




Oh the innocence of naivety, so much has changed Love
Report freddiewilliams December 16, 2012 4:05 PM GMT
comebackkooandbringthegang
Report freddiewilliams December 16, 2012 4:06 PM GMT
fecking spacebar
Report freddiewilliams December 16, 2012 4:07 PM GMT
thanks delta
Report sweetchildofmine December 16, 2012 4:20 PM GMT
was a brilliant thread from start to finish
Report Koo.... December 17, 2012 9:52 AM GMT
Its quite funny this got bumped back to the top, as lately i've not been on a great run and decided to start re reading the first 6 months of the thread where i had unprecedented success.   Was eye opening to see how my methods had changed and basically made me think i was better off going back to the things that was making me money on this thread.
Report Shanelee1966 December 17, 2012 12:25 PM GMT
We all have to sit back and take stock with this game koo.
Report Muqbil December 17, 2012 4:04 PM GMT
Did anyone ever discover who the imposter Koo... was? Or was Koo... the real Koo and Koo.... was the imposter?
Report howard February 2, 2013 1:52 PM GMT
Think all the bets are by koo...
Report SEATHESTARS....NO1 November 24, 2013 9:04 PM GMT
What exactly did happen to you koo, i gathered you started this thread and were quite successful with your punting but i also read a couple of extracts in the last could pages and see maybe you made massive losses?
Report howard November 25, 2013 12:32 PM GMT
STS looks like a lot of his time is taken up with the racing club looks a good website.
Report Koo.... November 27, 2013 11:23 PM GMT
Still going, the games a mind**** at times.  But we keep going.   Couldnt wait to tell everyone i was on 9 from 9 winning months this year, first time id ever got past march 3/3.  However the last 2 months have wiped probably 4-5 months profits, whilst doing all the same stuff as i've always done.

Still, be playing tomorrow trying to get back in a better frame of mind and a few quid in the wallet.
Report Deltâ November 28, 2013 8:19 PM GMT
I know why the last two months have messed ya up....
Report Koo.... November 28, 2013 10:13 PM GMT
Had a terrible last 3 months to last year as well which made me start thinking of selling half the bloodstock.  So the arrival of the little un shouldnt be considered a variable.  Yesterdays biggest bet was twisters that broke its leg and the 2nd biggest was pipes than fell 2 out when it was looking the winner.   Just swings and roudabouts this game.   Those 2 bad beats the day before that even.


Anyways to cheer everyone up.  I won today, so im off for something else out of the fridge :)
Report ProGambler November 28, 2013 10:35 PM GMT
Quite possibly one of the most interesting and informative threads on the entire forum .... thank you Koo.
Report freddiewilliams November 29, 2013 1:31 PM GMT
god bless koo and the gang
Report Roker_Park December 1, 2013 3:27 PM GMT
Cracking thread.

Well done Koo, great stuff.
Report Deltâ December 1, 2013 5:52 PM GMT
tar
Report sweetchildofmine December 2, 2013 4:23 PM GMT
seriously koo, theres a book in there somewhere, once you throw in anectdotes of your racing club too..ive read it 3 times now ffs and it never gets boring
Report Deltâ December 2, 2013 10:37 PM GMT
a book........ there's a film in it, now lets see who can play who


Timothy Spall - koo ....

Michelle Pfeiffer - zoozee

Prince George - baby koo

Ray Winston - Brian Ellison

Sue Johnston - Mrs Ellison

Nicholas Lyndhurst - markyboy

Clare Balding - Lorraine Ellison Shocked


....
Report andyl December 3, 2013 10:38 PM GMT
PMSL AT DELTA ray winston = brian ellison

Laugh
Report Patented December 4, 2013 11:48 PM GMT
Superb thread.... Gripping
Report PROFFESIONAL December 7, 2013 10:43 PM GMT
Decent bloke Koo is. Wishing you the best of luck.
Report Koo.... May 25, 2015 11:56 PM BST
7 years on and that might have been about my best ever year on here.  Certainly for where i was at the time.  I should probably read it all again and take on board some of my own advice and mix it with what I've hopefully learnt since.  Cant believe its been that long, even Saptapadi only took 5 years to win another race Laugh
Report roida May 30, 2015 12:33 AM BST
you still got that cardi with the holes in it?
Report Koo.... May 30, 2015 1:57 PM BST
Sadly had to get rid of it, the bright yellow one is still going strong tho
Report SIR_Bond May 31, 2015 12:20 PM BST
What is going on here please?
Report the-valueman August 19, 2015 1:39 PM BST
hi Koo
remember The Magician, me you and 4 others did a comp to see who could work with him and I won it, we put a grand in......
does it ring any bells, message me please I have got something you might be able to help me with / interested in, the same system ( only better ) I was using with the Magician proofed making 14% / 15% per day yield,doing roughly the same as I did with The Magician I'm needing someone with some VBA / Excel skills to fix a few tiny bugs with and some cash to invest
cheers dave (Micky Biggs )
Report the-valueman August 21, 2015 12:53 PM BST
must be at Elli's
Report betilyerded September 2, 2015 10:55 AM BST
Koo's a legend.

Dont know the bloke from Adam but was good enough to reply to an enquiry about Palomar who was due to run in the 2010 Ces. Appeared to have had a new lease of life after dossing up over hurdles at market rasp due to a change of bridle/tack. Backed it e/w at all odds from 50's to 33's, didnt get the clearest of runs but hit 5th place. Top bloke.

Whats the plan with Balty Boys btw? QEll or the Balmoral? Nice dilemma to have - tough as nails that boy.
Report blackra September 2, 2015 2:16 PM BST
if you back dogs mate 901 yarmouth no buts 3-1 betfred 6-4 chance get on
Report betilyerded September 2, 2015 3:18 PM BST
Not as a rule blackra but now you have my attention!

Used to spend saturday mornings backing hackney dogs many moons ago - traps 1&6 in a r/f in the 11.59. Jesus, going back some now.

is this a tip or do you know something??

Might throw a few quid on for a bit of mid-week fun.

Cheers
Report betilyerded September 2, 2015 9:31 PM BST
Unlucky there blackra. Didnt get involved in the end but looks like the post came too soon.

One to follow. Not that I do follow, if you follow..
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Report Charlton2005 August 26, 2018 12:04 PM BST
ttt

one of the great betfair stories
Report stewarts rise August 27, 2018 6:06 PM BST
I think you've brought this up enough times 11kv!Grin
Report 11kv August 30, 2018 9:10 PM BST
Laugh I'm a trier
Report stewarts rise September 19, 2019 8:50 AM BST
Any chance Koo... can give us an update of how he fares nowadays?
Report Koo.... September 25, 2019 12:55 AM BST
Struggling badly for the last 2 months.   In the same kind of rut i was when when starting this thread, so I thought id come back and read a few pages.   

Some quotes resonate strongly now as they did at the time.   the less I seem to try the easier it is.   Its self induced pressure because you know you have the skill set to avoid the bad runs and you always let yourself down in the same fashion.

Still, studied the redcar card whilst reading a few pages.   Hoping ive a few bets there, which i might add on here later after doing the school run.

Hope your keeping well
Report stewarts rise September 30, 2019 11:52 AM BST
Thanks Koo...
If you are here in time, do you happen to know any reason for Gilmers awful run last week, think you have 1 or 2 with her?
Report Koo.... September 30, 2019 11:35 PM BST
It bolted to post and shouldnt have ran really.  He's too much of a thinker to predict but if they persevere then like alot of his type, they eventually consent and fall in one day.  Not much help for todays run mind you
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