Meet Team FRT…
The hard-working guys n gals behind the scenes
A little something about us…
It's not just about Mel & Keith, you know…
Customer service legend
Describe yourself in 10 words or less: Organised, happy, super cheerful
What do you do for Free Racing TIps? – Keep our members smiling and happy, plus loads more!
Likes – Horse racing (of course!), show jumping, country sports, badminton, cycling, and (more than anything) McVities dark chocolate biscuits dipped in coffee 😉
Dislikes – moaning, procrastinating…lack of action!
Favourite racehorse of all time- Red Rum without a doubt! What a legend and love how he was trained on the beach:-)
What’s the best thing about working for FRT?- The team I work with. Everyone supports each other, the thousands of lovely members we get to speak to every day through the highs and lows of racing…and I get to indulge my passion for all things sport related every day!
What makes FRT different from every other site? The team's desire to always improve things, and having our members involved and at the forefront of everything we do. We truly do believe we should be honest, and operate with integrity in a market not known for it!
What sets FRT members apart? They all love being part of a community, and helping each other out. They know it's not just about winning every day – although that's nice of course when it happens!
One fact that nobody knows about you – I'm a qualified beauty therapist, but have never done anything with it! I much prefer horses to painting massive eyebrows and eyelashes on people!
Professional Horse Racing Tipster Extraordinaire
Location: I’m a Yorkshire Lad, currently exiled in County Durham.
Describe yourself in 10 words or less: Caring, loyal, conscientious, analytical, thorough.
What do you do for Free Racing TIps? – I'm the guy who researches the races and selects the tips. (so you don't have to). I’m also one of the original co-founders of the business, way back in 2008.
Likes – Horse racing (obviously!), family, good food, decent music, travelling
Dislikes – Anything with Simon Cowell or Ant and Dec.
Favourite racehorse of all time- Now that’s tricky – I give a different answer every time I’m asked! The Mark Johnston trained Attraction is almost always up there though.
What’s the best thing about working for FRT?– I love the team spirit – we're a small bunch, but we work hard and achieve great things!
What makes FRT different from every other site? We genuinely do care about our members, and love to hear from them. We've built some lifelong friendships with many of you!
What sets FRT members apart? They're a lot smarter than your average mug punter. They're more disciplined, and methodical. They understand that betting on horse racing is a marathon, not a sprint.
One fact that nobody knows about you – I once owned a gluten-free bakery. I don't miss the 3am alarm call much, but I don't get to eat the leftovers anymore!
The one what's good with the words
Location: Plymouth, in (usually) sunny Devon.
Describe yourself in 10 words or less: I’m the King of Routine.
What do you do for Free Racing TIps? – I'm one of the co-founders, and my job is to get the word out about Free Racing Tips to the masses – so if you’ve seen a Facebook Ad, website banner, or an email about us, I’ve probably had a hand in it somewhere!
Likes – Football (I’m a lifelong Plymouth Argyle fan, so certainly can’t be accused of glory-hunting!), Family, and Travel. I like nothing better than sitting next to a pool with a good book.
Dislikes – Reality TV. Selfish people. Snake oil salesmen.
Favourite racehorse of all time- I think this comes from a lifetime of supporting Plymouth Argyle, but I always find myself cheering for the underdog. I quickly built up an affinity for Cue Card, after seeing him win the Haldon Cup at Exeter in 2012. I remain convinced (and refuse to let anyone tell me otherwise!) that he would have won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2016 had he not fallen three from home.
What’s the best thing about working for FRT?- What can I say? We’ve got a great team, and some fantastic members. We achieve more with a very small team than others do with much deeper pockets than us. I’m so proud of the way we compete with the “big boys” by genuinely caring about our members' success.
What makes FRT different from every other site? We really do give a s***. I think that’s it in a nutshell. We genuinely care about our members, and love it when they succeed.
What sets FRT members apart? We decided from day one that we wanted to be open, honest, and transparent horse racing tipsters – and our members really respect that. They’re able to see through the bravado, and marketing hype that just about every other tipster uses, only “singing when they’re winning”, shouting about the winners, and hoping you’ll forget the losers. I think FRT members appreciate that we credit them with more intelligence than that!
One fact that nobody knows about you – I can flip 43 beer mats at the same time.
If it's broke – in this man we trust.
Describe yourself in 10 words or less: I love to help people, and make a difference.
What do you do for Free Racing TIps? – I'm head of Operations, which is a fancy way of saying that I make sure that everything that should work – works. When the website has a wobble, or members don’t get their daily emails, I’m usually running around like a madman behind the scenes!
Likes – Family, Football, Beating Cancer.
Dislikes – Things going wrong – usually at the worst possible time!.
Favourite racehorse of all time- It has to be Frankel. Unbeaten throughout his career. Nearly £3m in prize money, and able to command almost £200k a pop in stud fees. Watch the 2012 Queen Anne Stakes, and tell me I’m wrong. What a machine!
What’s the best thing about working for FRT?- We’re really making a difference in people’s lives. Many members have been with us for years (some since the very start!), and they’ve become great friends.
What makes FRT different from every other site? We care. Other sites bombard you with ads, and try and squeeze every penny out of you. We genuinely care about our members, and want to work together for years to come, not make a quick buck.
What sets FRT members apart? It sounds like a cliche, but our members really are part of the FRT family. So many of them have become great friends, and I really enjoy helping them make better betting decisions.
One fact that nobody knows about you – Since losing my uncle to cancer, I’ve helped to raise more than £200,000 for Cancer Research UK, and am making it my life’s mission to beat this horrible disease.
Spreadsheet ninja and all round good egg
Location: Halfway between Rochdale and Burnley. Guess which football ground I visit most often…
Describe yourself in 10 words or less: I love football, spreadsheets, and great german beer.
What do you do for Free Racing TIps? – I actually head up FRT’s sister site Free Footy Tips, but have been known to share the odd acca or two with my friends at FRT (especially during the big tournaments like the World Cup, Euros, etc)
Likes – Travel, football (obviously!), and sitting down with a good spreadsheet.
Dislikes – Sloppy people. I’ve got a keen eye for attention to detail, so always know who’s “phoning it in.”
Favourite racehorse of all time- I used to love following Big Buck's. Four time winner of the Stayer’s Hurdle, he never seemed to put a foot wrong, and is a big reason I ended up working in the sports betting world.
What’s the best thing about working for FRT?- We have fun, getting to help people, all whilst building an amazing business. It’s great to be able to come to work with a smile on my face every day.
What makes FRT different from every other site? We genuinely want our members to succeed. I’m sure many other horse racing tips websites would claim the same – but their actions would disagree!
What sets FRT members apart? They’re smarter than your average bear! They don’t blindly follow Keith’s tips – they want to know why he’s gone up against the favourite, or what strategy he’s deploying to find winners.
One fact that nobody knows about you – From April 2004 to March 2005 I travelled around the world, taking in Canada, USA, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia and SE Asia. I had an awesome time too, and met some cracking people! Truly the experience of a lifetime.
In charge of making stuff look good
Location: Between Bristol and Plymouth
Describe yourself in 10 words or less: I've got an eye (and ear) for anything creative
What do you do for Free Racing Tips? – I do all the logos, branding, website design, The Horse's Mouth and generally try to make things look good
Likes – Long walks on the beach… sorry wrong site! Sun, sea, nature, tech, cars, motor racing, thinking big, making music and I love a good box set.
Dislikes – People who take things and themselves too seriously, oh and ‘reality' tv.
Favourite racehorse of all time- My mum loved Nijinsky and I grew up around lots of horses. She had an ex-racehorse and we'd go out on rides together. Needless to say, I've cleaned a few frogs in my time!
What’s the best thing about working for FRT?- The balance between getting stuff done, doing it well, and having fun along the way
What makes FRT different from every other site? There's no smoke and mirrors, Keith has a lifetime of knowledge on the horses and shares it with his members.
What sets FRT members apart? The sense of community, a collective of real racing fans in the FB group.
One fact that nobody knows about you: I had a previous life where I might have had a couple of top 40s. It feels like a world away now but I had a blast and it took me to some fun places!
Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin…
We’ve changed quite a bit since our launch way back in 2008. Just like those Facebook Memories from 14 years ago, here’s the website equivalent of all those old school photos, eighties hairstyles, and flared trousers that looked great at the time…
Is Keith the best horse racing tipster?
We’re biased. We think Keith is the best horse racing tipster on the planet. But you’d probably like to know what REAL users say about us – even the negative reviews! Yes, even the ⭐ ones.