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It was redundancy that set me free for my ultimate breakthrough…

The opportunity came at last when I left my managerial job. I’d always been interested in numbers, so I retrained as an accountant and dabbled with various project management and managerial courses whilst at the same time compiling my own handicap ratings.

And it was in these numbers and ratings that I had my second revelation.

For the first time, I began to make a profit. In fact, so much so that I decided I wanted to spend more time on my ‘hobby’, and postponed my return to work. Long story short, I never went back to work! And, funnily enough, I now spend more time watching, rating and analysing races than I ever spent on my day job.

Over the last three years, I have almost miraculously transformed myself from a despairing loser into a winning punter who has more fun doing his ‘job’ than anyone else I know.