#BettingPeople: SHANE CIURLEO

Interview: SHANE CIURLEO Shane is a professional punter who spends a lot of his time watching gallops despite some trainers doing their best to thwart his efforts to identify the horses. He plies his trade on course, seeing the horses in the flesh an important part of his armoury. In addition to automated bets, sectional timings and ‘knowing your horses’ he adds mindfulness to his list of weaponry in his battle to beat the bookies. Meeting Shane Ciurleo


SHANE CIURLEO (part 1 of 4)

Professional punter Shane Ciurleo talks about his ’20 year apprenticeship’ of losing, watching horses gallop in trials and the lengths some trainers will go to disguising their horses. Betting being a full time time job – putting in 50/60 hours a week before a bet is struck. He talks about tips, getting the best prices and how hard it is to keep a good one secret these days.


SHANE CIURLEO (part 2 of 4)

In part two Shane explains what he means by ‘know your horses’, ‘liking what you see’ then cross referencing figures and data. Why getting on and getting on at the top odds are two different things and seeing what others don’t.


SHANE CIURLEO (part 3 of 4)

Professional punter Shane explains how winner finding is easier than working out the correct stake. Why the biggest lesson to learn is letting a horse win unbacked when it starts at the price you made it with no margin and more. Needing to bet enough to get paid for the hours you have put in when you do find value.


SHANE CIURLEO (part 4 of 4)

In the fourth and final part of his interview professional gambler Shane talks about betting automation, looking for anything to eliminate the frustrations of punting for a living, mindfulness, coping with losing runs, and knowing that if he ‘loses his head he’ll ‘lose his money’.