Don Scott is the inspiration behind many punters today. A former Theology and Law student at the University of Sydney, Scott decided to drop out of school and become a professional gambler at a young age. He obviously had a betting formula that worked, as he consistently won for over 20 years, with tax records to prove his winnings. Starting with $2,000 in the betting circle, Scott ended up with a fortune that many punters wouldn’t even imagine winning without the help of Lady Luck.

Born in 1932, he became interested in racing in his early years. Don Scott formed the Legal Eagles, a syndicate of successful gamblers using Scott’s betting methods. The team included former AJC President Bob Charley and the late Kerry Packer’s brother, Clyde Packer. The syndicate took full advantage of the Sydney betting ring and gave the bookmakers a chance. Scott shared his secrets with Australian gamblers in four books. Some critics say that he probably gave up a lot of what he enjoyed with bookmakers over the years. His first book ‘Winning’ was published in 1978, ‘The Winning Way to Clear Successfully’ in 1982, ‘Winning More’ in 1985 and Winning in the 90’s in 1990. These books gave players ideas to investigate. the shape of the runners. with a methodical approach. Don Scott was well known in high circles with dignitaries such as Prime Minister Bob Hawkes attending his first book launch in Melbourne in 1978.

For the most part, Don Scott was a mathematical genius with combinations and permutations that are far beyond the reach of players of average skill. Don Scott revealed what one of many secret punters must know to be consistent. Consistency was a big part of Scott’s formula for winning, which he mentions in his book. "Winners keep winning, while losers keep losing."

While Don Scott was well known as a gambler, he was not lacking in being a gentleman either. Analysts who have studied his books say that Scott followed three basic systems. Bettors should consider the races in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane on Saturdays and public holidays. To stand a good chance, it is wise to bet only on horses with at least 20 races, of which those with a winning percentage of 30 or more should be considered.

Don Scott created a chapter for himself in racing history as well as teaching many people how to beat the bookmaker and make money racing. One of the people who worked closely with Don Scott in developing class and weight standards for Australian and New Zealand racing was form and qualifying analyst Gary Crispe.

The unexpected and mysterious death of Don Scott gave rise to much speculation. Don Scott became embroiled in an Australian Jockey Club investigation into Rob Waterhouse’s racing return application, against whom he filed. Previously, he had severed ties with Warren Block of EagleForm. One of his close associates, Greg Middleton, took his own life due to domestic problems, which also left Scott deeply disturbed: a fact that many of his friends noted over dinner in Rosehill Gardens, the night he ended his life. in his Sydney apartment. . Over dinner, Scott discussed threatening phone calls he had been receiving and a private investigator praying for his personal and business life in an attempt to discredit him.