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Betmix User Reviews

The following Betmix reviews are unsolicited testimonials from users.  We believe that Betmix is the best handicapping software available, but don't take our word for it - read what our users are saying about the Betmix horse racing software and how it has changed their game.

I wagered on my first angle (and won!) on July 29, 2016. The "hook was in" and I was on my way to a year of fun and excitement creating and wagering on angles. Win or lose, I have really enjoyed Angler and thank you for developing it. I started with some basic angles and then expanded to the point where I created 58 angles, e. g. 6f dirt claiming, that spanned over several tracks. If I counted each angle by track, there were well over 200. I know, I need a life 🙂 Over the past year, I recorded the results of close to 1000 races, wagering on several of them. I gave each angle an opportunity to prove itself over the course of 20 races. If at that time the angle wasn't predicting a minimum 30% winners or 50% winners and second place horses combined, I deleted the angle. I sometimes found that the angle worked well at specific tracks and only deleted the tracks for that angle that were not productive. Although I achieved 29% win and 23% place I had a negative ROI because many were chalk plays. In May this year I began isolating the angles with 20 or more races and a minimum of 30% winners or 50% winners and second place horses combined. I categorized those angles as "qualified" and began to post the results and analyze them separately from the rest of the angles. I have 11 qualified angles and now I only consider wagering on qualified angles. Since May there have been 128 races with qualified angles. 47% won, 22% ran second and 14% ran third, leaving only 17% off the board. I wagered on 46 of them while realizing a positive ROI of 116%. The win % for the 11 angles range from 37% to 57%. I have really enjoyed Angler and will continue to explore other possible angles. Starting today, I'm working with the DMR and SAR angles you provided as soon as I get them set up. Thanks again Dave. I'm not sure what my life would be like without Betmix, except it would not be as exciting! The only thing missing is some good garden tomatoes 🙂

I needed to take time out and write you an email. I wanted to say that BETMIX has literally changed my life. Before I became a member I was playing the horses casually. My dad and I would wager but nothing serious and definitely not too much money as we know it was gambling. My goal however has always been to become a full-time handicapper if I had the right ‘system’ that would yield profits. I wanted to be able to make a living from horse racing. However, without sufficient data to back up the choices you are making, you are essentially gambling. I didn’t want my job to be a gambler, but an investor in horse racing. The ability to ‘go to work’ just like anyone else and bring home an income at the end of the day is what I’ve always wanted. Not to mention it’s easier to have you wife’s support when she knows that you are making decisions based on sound data and information.

I am in love with the ‘Create My Report’ function of the website. It has truly been the difference between my success and my failure. I don’t know exactly what it took to come up with this site and what it takes to maintain it, but you have nailed it with BETMIX. Knowing the factors that are important to each kind of race play a role in winning consistently.

So I guess all in all I’m saying THANK YOU, THANK YOU, AND THANK YOU for creating BETMIX. It has truly been a God send for me and I don’t say that lightly. - C.M.

My name is Brandon Jack and I just started playing Derby Wars. I started playing in $8 and under tournaments and I have won 4 of 6 tournaments with mixes from Betmix. You started a great thing and In really enjoy making mixes and seeing them succeed. Just wanted to thank u for a great program.

I recently signed up for a monthly subscription to Betmix.  I just wanted to let you know I have been very impressed with what I have seen and done so far.  I am more of your weekend warrior type than a hardcore horseplayer, yet the system is still easy to use and loaded with information.  I have tried a few other software systems that pale in comparison to the overall look and ease of use of Betmix.  I went down to the track last Saturday after creating a mix for route turf races at Tampa Bay Downs. My mix hit two Exactas that have already more than paid for my first couple months subscription!  Thanks again for a great product.

Dan Swanson Brooklyn Park, MN

Just a quick note. I’m so impressed with what you have done with the new additions to Betmix.  It has made it so much easier to see if a race is playable or not for me.  Or, if a race looks chaotic with low top 4 %’s and low win rates %’s, it tells me to look to other legs and try to play a horizontal bet of some kind, either PK 3 or 4 or double.

My typical play is an exacta bet, and your screens are really nice at being able to drill down to a key horse and secondary contenders. I can do that in less than a minute with strong confidence levels. I have a set of step forward sorts that display me precisely what I require to know before making a wager.  I look for value plays at 5-1 or higher, and the new Betmix screen shines at ferreting out to long odds play.  

I have been recommending your data to others, and I know that at least two have joined your membership and the feedback is very positive from them as well.  So, the word is spreading.

On my wish list, I would love to see a workout factor or ability to add one to a mix based on times, not frequency of workouts. it’s easy enough to do with a scoring function off of a set of generic workout pars by specific distance.  it’s a killer approach for maidens and also on stretchout horses. Also I would see a bigger fonts on your pp’s, my eyes struggle a bit to discern the small subscripts. I understand that you’re trying to pack everything onto the screen, but a font toggle would be great.

In the month of March, I had 5 signers, all Pk4 and Pk5’s, with many additional exactas scores at great prices. My problem is figuring out where I want to go for my wagers in most races now, since your new analytics has increased the logical choices. Happy problems to have.  - T.D.

Hi Dave--  I love the new "stuff!"  It is much easier.  I was trying the new factor thing, but the way you have it now is fantastic.  I just hit the #4 in Race 8 at Santa Anita.  I would never have bet against Lexie Lou had I not done the numbers.  I do the "beat the host" contest on DRF and I think I may have beat the host today.

Thank you and your team for this enhancement.  it is so cool!  My friend had emailed me the DRF PP's for GUP and SA.  My husband and I went through them last night.  A couple of horses I liked on paper didn't stack up with the "consensus."  I told myself I would trust Betmix today and not let my brain/emotion get in the way.  I had no idea how to use Betpad until I saw your very well done tutorial.   Overall I won $27 today, but hey, I'm happy and hopefully beat the host so I can be entered in the finals or however they do it. 
Thank you again.  - M.R., California

First three races, 3 exactas.  Im not kidding.  I boxed the top 4 horses from the race profile stats in the best win % factor in each race.  I know I won't win them all, but this information has put me on horses I normally wouldn't have bet. I've already made enough to pay for the subscription. - Tom Murphy, San Diego, CA

I knew there had to be a better way to handicap.  I have tried numerous systems, almost every software package available, and even created several of my own.  This is it.  I love that I can create a mix and then test it against previous races to see how it did.  I signed up at 3:00 yesterday afternoon and I think I finally took a break at 11:30 last night! I have created 4 mixes that look very promising for Churchill Downs and I cannot wait to use them this weekend. Thanks for the great software and for answering my emails so quickly. - Lance M., Bardstown, KY

I’ve been using Betmix for 6 months  and in an earlier comment, I said “Betmix has paid for itself (and more) every month thus far”. I’ve tried using Betmix a variety of ways, but keep coming back to a three horse exacta box.  In the first three weeks of September I’ve cashed several tickets playing the exacta box and four of them combined paid for the cost of a year’s subscription!  Some of the selections that came in were 20 –1 and greater, and the latest was 54 – 1. I have no doubt that if I had manually handicapped those races I would not have picked the long shots. If you are still sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if you want to subscribe to Betmix, you’re missing out on a superior product. - Ray D., Buckeye, AZ.

Yesterday was my best day since signing up with bet mix. I told you previously that I had developed my own mixes after many trials and errors..yesterday was the opening day at DELMAR and you know how hard it is to handicap opening day cards....I had two best bet plays  one won and paid 62.80 in the 9th race  and set up the late pick 3 that paid me a nice 1550.00 for a 4 dollar wager I played the pick4 with the first leg running 3rd..the next three were all top picks....all in all I netted 2100.00 for the day....I am sold on BETMIX - Bob Sayers

I've been handicapping horse races for 35 years and like many of you, I've tried a variety of so called systems and methods as well as a couple of computer programs. Nothing has even come close to Betmix. I discovered it over a year ago, but didn't have the time to devote to working with the program. In March 2014 I decided to give it another try and started with a monthly subscription. After using it for two months I realized the value of Betmix and purchased the annual subscription.

Betmix has paid for itself (and more) every month thus far. The time savings alone is worth the price. I can handicap races that used to take me hours in a matter of minutes. When I first started working with Betmix I didn't think I could wean myself from having the DRF with me at the track or OTB to handicap. It didn't take long before I realized everything needed is within Betmix. Once you've created your mixes, you can “handicap” a race in less than a minute. 

I've learned a lot using Betmix, but two lessons stand out among the rest. First, some of the factors I thought important and used heavily in my handicapping in the past turned out to be not that important. Secondly, The factors and weights used to predict the winning horses at track A are most likely not going to be the same factors that predict the winners at track B. Prior to using Betmix, I focused on the same factors (speed, class, form, trainer & jockey) at every track, giving them equal weight. 

The tutorials and articles on the Blog are extremely helpful. When I can't find the answers I'm looking for or need an opinion I then turn to Dave Williams, creator of Betmix. Dave is  one of the reasons I enjoy working with Betmix. He has taken the time to answer my questions and responds very quickly. Another reason is that Dave is constantly enhancing his program, adding new features and dimensions to further improve his product. I encourage you to read this on-line article about Betmix. I think that alone might be enough for you to give Betmix a try. - Ray D, Buckeye, AZ

"I have 45 years of horse racing experience as a bettor and owner. I made my first bet 50 ( at the Preakness by the way)years ago and have been losing every since. Since I met you, I have won a lot of money.  I just need to continue to refine study  and get better. When I do, watch out! I plan to clean up at Saratoga and Del Mar this summer! Being introduced to Betmix  is a life changing experience for me. That seems like a extraordinary statement , but true. I really mean that! One must be willing to spend the time learning, but once you get it, there is money in the cards. Discipline is critical! Like California Chrome in the Belmont yesterday, my mix said "no way".  Logic and emotion and  common sense says he should win, but you have to bet what the mix says! I played the horses that were in my Mix and hit the superfecta. I have complete confidence in Betmix. I don't even bother to buy the racing form anymore." - Robert J. Carper, NY.

 "You were so right!! The Test My Report tool is the software that I and an old timer horse player friend of mine always wondered if existed in this day and age of computer technology.  I used to try and do the same thing with a pencil and paper, only to wind up pulling my hair out.

BetMix is far more advanced and useable when compared to the $150 per month DRF subscription cost.  My friend and I always said that horse race handicapping is a "deep ocean" of facts and figures that can get lost in the currents while figuring.  BetMix is like the "submarine" of fact finding and organizing and prioritizing  for the horse player.  I really feel like a professional handicapper now, with an edge that I almost want to keep secret. " - Bernie D.

"Having been a handicapper for leisure and professionally over the last 50 years, it is seldom I congratulate anyone for a new innovative handicapping product that actually works. I would like to congratulate whoever came up with BETMIX.

It has worked remarkably well and that was before I knew exactly what I was doing. What is amazing to me is the factors I had always considered the most important in handicapping do not seem to bear as much weight in coming up with a workable and profitable mix.  I had to watch the tutorials a few times to figure it out, but after a few viewings, it was easy. With the addition of "Create My Report", it got even better. Once the reports are complete for each track, it can't get any easier. Whoever thought of this idea sure got it right and deserves a hearty congratulations." - B. Stevens

"I love this method of handicapping. It has cut out a lot of hand computed math and am able to handicap races in a fraction of the time" RM - Louisville, KY

"I started playing with the free race, 10 minutes later I signed up, and then 8 hours later I finally took a break.  This is fascinating!" DP - New Orleans, LA

"I came across your program and want to thank you for it. I have been handicapping for over 40 years and you are the first to come up with something original that the handicapper is in control of instead of a couple of numbers on paper.MM - Detroit, MI

"Finally!  Handicapping software that does not require me to buy and load my own data.  This software is easy to use, and I have total over the results.  I can use my own systems and am not restricted to how somebody else says I should handicap. Thanks.JW - Columbus, OH


"MixMaker is awesome.  I created a mix for a race at Santa Anita using MixMaker and then used that mix 3 races later to hit a $400 trifecta. Genius!!!AH - Las Vegas, NV

"Appreciate the email, that explains things.  Used Betmix at Saratoga and did very well.  Hope to do the same at some other tracks, have to say I am having a blast."

RL - Buffalo, NY

"Just got back from taking my wife to dinner and had to write you.  My mix had a $60 horse on top and the $320 exacta.  I would never have come up with those two horses using the track program.  Can't wait for tomorrow!"  GF - Frankfort, KY