Hello and welcome to my blog, ‘Racing to Profit’
This is a growing community of racing enthusiasts and I thank you for taking the time check out what is going on. Hopefully you enjoy what you find.
It may help if I introduce myself…
My name is Josh Wright and as I talk to you now (July 2016) I am a few weeks away from turning 27. The big 30 creeps ever closer.
Time is going far too quickly for my liking. (oh please, I can hear some of you say!)
I grew up in a town called Mildenhall which isn’t too far from Newmarket.
Aged 18 I travelled north to Liverpool, where I studied History and Politics (one of those useful degrees), dabbled in a bit of student politics (the good students of Liverpool elected me as their President) and worked for the Vice-Chancellor for a couple of years as an ‘Executive Support Office’ – which sounds a bit more glamorous than it was. But, it had its moments.
Why Liverpool? Well as a Liverpool FC fan I thought I would see what the City was like. It didn’t take long to feel at home here and I haven’t left. It’s now approaching 10 years since I first visited. (banter from Man United fans, or Evertonians, is always welcome here!)
I wasn’t really into horse racing until I went to University. It was very much a first trip to Aintree that did it for me. It was their October meeting and the likes of Monet’s Garden were the headliners. Over time I became fascinated with the sport and the animals. But before that…
I lost a lot of money.
It was my first year at University and following a quick google search I signed up to a text tipping service. Driven by greed I suppose, I spent the next 8 months or so losing close to £2600. Ouch.
It wasn’t enjoyable but I learnt plenty and importantly I know what that pain feels like.
From there I threw myself into ‘studying’ the sport and trying to learn more about it. Of course, you never stop learning in this game and can always improve.
A few services and people I now trust in this game helped me on my way. Gavin Priestley, Ben Aitken, Matt Bisogno to name but three.
After a few years ‘swotting up’ and development I thought I would start this blog. From humble beginnings its reach is increasing. There are now around 1400 who read daily, and that can hit 2500 at weekends.
I was lucky enough to be mentored by Matt Bisogno of Geegeez.co.uk fame and he has helped me find my way in this online jungle of ours.
What started out as a hobby has now become my life I suppose. I left my University job after two years to see if I could make an income from my passion. Thanks to the generosity of many who read this blog, so far so good.
You can read about the purpose of this blog HERE>>> so I won’t go into that now
So, that is a bit about me. I enjoy the puzzle, the excitement, the adrenalin and talking to you good racing fans.
Nothing is hidden on these pages. I pride myself on my honesty, integrity, openness and transparency. I welcome reasoned, polite criticism and questions.
I am here for the long haul, and I hope you enjoy what you find.
It is you readers who are making this blog what it is today, and long may that continue.