Tom Segal's Biography

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Tom Segal took over from Mel Collier as Pricewise of The Racing Post in the summer of 2001. Before that Segal had written news pieces and been Spotform on the Racing Post as well as standing in as Pricewise when Collier was on holiday.

Tom Segal made about 120 selections as Mel Collier's substitute before taking over the mantle of Pricewise himself.

In the summer of 2005, Tom Segal had an exceptional winning streak, with winners tipped on 10 consecutive Saturdays. The Racing Post and the national press reported how Pricewise was so influential that his tipping even dented the profits of high street bookmaker, William Hill.

William Hill chief executive David Harding told shareholders. "it could have been a lot better, and would have been if it wasn't for Pricewise". Segal's tips included big-price winners like Sergeant Cecil for the Northumberland Plate at 20-1.

Tom Segal wrote hundreds of letters to anyone he could think of before he finally managed to enter horseracing journalism.

The Racing Forum website had a fascinating chat with Tom Segal and discussed how he arrived at his Pricewise selections. For example, Segal mentioned that "I never make contact with trainers who are invariably bad tipsters and are obviously biased."

In answer to a tweet by Ian Broomfield on 2 July 2012, Tom Segal stated via the Racing Post twitter account, that he has been betting on a professional basis since he has been 18 years old.


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