Dalby man turns passion to profit

YOUNG SUCCESS: Chris Winter turns his love of horse racing into a business.
YOUNG SUCCESS: Chris Winter turns his love of horse racing into a business. Contributed

HORSE racing fanatic Christopher Winter has turned his love of the sport into a successful business.

The Dalby electrician started a Facebook page called Roughie King last July and started giving out free tips to his followers.

It wasn't until Rating Bureau racing analyst Chris Camilleri got in contact with Mr Winter and suggested he turn it into a business that the idea flourished.

Mr Winter said he was always interested in horse racing and noticed that he started to become more successful in his betting when he chose horses that were considered a long shot to win.

"We have received a great response. I think it is because not many businesses provide tips at longer odds," Mr Winter said.

"Chris liked the idea because it was unique.

"Professional tipsters have been around for years and I only tip horses that pay $8 or more so it's something different," he said.

The Roughie King website launched on March 1 this year and currently has 200 paid subscribers.

There is an app in the process and Roughie King merchandise will soon be available.

Mr Winter said he and Mr Camilleri spent up to 10 hours a week studying the horses.

"I study the horses by reading the form guide and watching replays of races," he said.

For more information visit the Roughie King Facebook page or

Topics:  business horse racing

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Snitz sizzles to win qualifier with ease

IN FULL FLIGHT: Brisbane jockey Robbie Fradd streaks clear to win the $150,000 NRRA Country Championships qualifier on board Snitz, trained by Matt Dunn, at Clarence River Jockey Club.

SHORT priced favourite sends everybody home happy.

Ballina Players brings popular military drama to the stage

ON STAGE: John Rado as Colonel Nathan Jessep and Dylan Wheeler as Lt Daniel Kaffee in the Ballina Players production of A Few Good Men.

Tickets are on sale for their new production of A Few Good Men

Triumph of dreams ... it all started with one bike

A CLASSIC: Meerschaum Vale's Col McAndrew with his Triumph 1956 Speed Twin which he will show at the Northern Rivers Classic Motorcycle Club's Show and Shine at Alstonville Plaza on March 18.

Col has six classic bikes; 100 expected at show

Local Partners