For every action there is a reaction and as expected when we went live, (the action) there would be some necessary tweaking (the reaction).
The first one I noticed was there were way too many potential bets making it to the potential bet list and this proposed an immediate challenge by having a great deal of races to cull through and became quite noticeable last Saturday and Sunday when these were the first two days that I bet for us that produced a loss. (Click on the Wagering Reports link in the header bar to view).
Thankfully I lived with, in my opinion, one of the best horseplayers to ever exist, who understood the value of keeping records because it’s through these records that he was able to make his adjustments and the same applies to our program although once identified I must rely on the developers and money to input these changes and when we identify something that needs to adjust, this fits us into their schedule.
Keeping records on so many tracks can be taxing, even with a program that tally’s each day’s results because in order to know precisely what requires tweaking, I must transpose the results data to spreadsheets which at present doesn’t contain all the fields that will aid in making a decision so for now I must add this data manually.
Everything will eventually be included but building a program of this magnitude is a process and since we’re traveling to a frontier that hasn’t been traveled before, we can only make these adjustments as we move along.
Now that we’ve arrived I feel it is the time for me to share something personal about myself that some investors may not know because we’ve only recently been acquainted. We’re getting ready to take off, literally fly, and I made it here while dealing with sometimes rather debilitating health issues for quite a long time.
Diagnosed in 2011 with undifferentiated connective tissue disease which in layman terms means I unfortunately have multiple auto-immunes of which includes lupus, RA, sojourn, and scleroderma (the ones that have been identified) though I’ve been fighting these since 1998. I’ve chosen to deal with this and all my other illnesses (of which there are more diagnosed at the Mayo Clinic around the same year) holistically and honestly believe that the reason I am still here, standing and functioning is because of this choice. However, this does not mean that I don’t face a daily challenge and mine is to keep going no matter what card I’m dealt. I share this with you today because I would like you to know why there are times when it takes me a little while before I post updates.
I am euphoric that we’re here! This energy alone supplies me with much though even as good as it is that we reached this milestone, there are still some tweaks that need to be worked through and/or things that require adjustments so even though we’re betting there are days that I am not. When the right thing to do is pull back.
You’ll see from the betting reports posted for 10/7 through 10/10 that even though we’re still profitable because we continued to profit last Thursday and Friday, we lost Saturday and Sunday. So when this happened I made the decision to pull back in order to delve into the records to know where to adjust the program. These adjustments can take some time, (a week or two as opposed to months) and money and since my whole goal is and always will be is for us to make money using the program that we built, when something that needs an adjustment, even if this takes a little time to adjust, it’s absolutely necessary to wait making sizeable wagers. The tweaking and adjusting is expected and doesn’t prevent us from moving forward.
I also shared about my health because when things are moving, I move along with it, sometimes push and the push can be hard in order to make it happen and as a result I’m sometimes faced with having to recoup which happened the past two Monday’s and Tuesdays which puts me behind and is the reason I haven’t been able to supply updates.
Currently I am in the process of training my two very capable assistants, which takes time as most things we need to accomplish has to become realized as we continue forward. The primary goal is for Jon, my personal assistant to keep you informed and to also prepare every report I need each day in order to make our bets and this also takes time. Jon is ready, willing and able to do everything and anything to assist us yet he has to wait until I can let him know what he can assist me with which is the message I wish to relay today.
In closing I tried to have all the PB Reports for last week published with the results for everyone to view. This also requires manual input and now that the weekend’s arrived I plan to look through the program and make us some bets so these reports will be posted next week. Though these actually change during the day due to race day changes on track condition surface, jockey switches and scratches, a good portion of the days potential wagers remain. We’re currently working on 10/7 through 10/9. 10/10 is ready and can be viewed at the header link titled Results All. This date is there because I was able to record the results from the program before the update not realizing that I removed the previous dates when updating :0 which is par for something new. LOL Now that I understand that the updates wipe out the previous days results I’m regularly recording these each morning though they still require clean up in order for the results to show on one sheet and this is also a task that I’ll be relying on Jon to do.
BTW Jon is one of the best handicappers that Ed and I have ever had the pleasure to know. His betting decisions parallel Ed and Ed and Jon never physically met! So his being my assistant is such a welcome and a great happening for us all.