Consistent Income

Consistent Income

In a post several months back, I hinted at a “survival method” in the works.

It was to be for players to whom $75 or $100 a day from the races (on a short-stack starting bankroll) would make a difference. 

It was to be consistent and not too difficult to apply. 

Now, many months (!), and hundreds of races tested and wagered later – I have something good (much better than anticipated!). 


The Consistent Income MethodTCIM.

TCIM is a full-blown method – a profitable approach (a business approach) to a tough game.

It is not a simplified “paint-by-the-numbers” strategy – but it is as close as we could get it to that and still be a robust, solid, and profitable method

It will get you those consistent profits in that $75-$100 daily range – to start. Scaling up from there is very possible – as you choose.

Seriousness on your part is a requirement.

The manual for the method is extensive, and includes screen captures and videos. It will need to be read through to completion – and then re-referenced as needed.

TCIM will produce what its name claims for it – for any player willing to dig in, and grab what is there.




In this age of computer handicapping, players need to take advantage of the time-saving, computational speed of handicapping software. 

More tracks can be handicapped in less time, so the types of races wagered can be restricted to those that are more profitable long-term. The bottom-line improves.

TCIM was formulated using the Racing Decision Support System (RDSS) software – my personal go-to handicapping tool for the last 9 years.  There are several good handicapping programs on the market of course, but RDSS is my choice.

The creator of RDSS, Ted Craven, collaborated with the late Howard Sartin before his passing and has collated and programmed all of Sartin’s most innovative ideas into this software.  It is the only tool you really need for expert crunching of handicapping data

But – that is exactly what RDSS is – a tool.

It is a versatile tool, yes, but not a magic black box. If there is one drawback to RDSS, it is that there is simply too much information available. A long (think years) learning curve might ordinarily be in store for some players.

. . . TCIM completely changes that picture.  

A couple of serious days working with this method on paper should set you up fine to start in Realtime.

All of the intricacies that are available in the RDSS software are not needed for profitable play.

The approach presented in TCIM is a fine-honed distillation.   

The viable factors needed for a consistent income have been boiled down to a crucial few. Those are combined and applied in a unique way that requires minimal time and effort:

Minimal time is needed to learn
Minimal time is needed to apply the daily handicapping

After getting the feel for TCIM, it will become simple and fast (you will be able to handicap between races if you want).


Order The Consistent Income Method here


That is what we have for you: A consistent income betting the races.

Here is what you will need to do;

1. Order The Consistent Income Method, at a one-time cost of $127.

2. Get a 6-month subscription to the excellent, time-saving handicapping tool, RDSS – for $80.

This equals a whole 44 cents a day! (If you are worried about that cost, just search through your couch cushions and you’ll be covered  😉 )
And – they offer a money back guarantee.  (Info here, and here)

3. Get TrackMaster pp’s (through RDSS):  These are priced about the same or less as other past performance data (Bris, DRF, etc,). They will run $30/mo for 20 cards and $1.25 per card over the 20.  

Past Performance data is an unavoidable expense that all serious race players already have, so there is not much additional outlay involved there (if switching from your current provider). (Info here)

** We receive zero kick-back or compensation from either RDSS or TrackMaster. I recommend them because I use them and know they are quality products.

*   When you registar at RDSS – be sure and fill out the bio (and mention TCIM) – it helps Ted in his correspondences with you (and speeds them up).


Say you start TrackMaster pp’s with 3 tracks per day – 4 days a week. 

Monthly that would be 48 cards, so $30 + $35 = $65 per month – plus the $13 for the RDSS subscription = $78 a month (or less if you play fewer days or fewer tracks). 

That equals $2.60 a day operating expenses for your handicapping enterprise.  

Anyone think it would be good business to trade $2.60 a day in expenses for $75 – $100+ a day in added income?


Order TCIM here


Who is this method for?

– Any player who wants a focused and ‘compressed’ method that can be applied profitably right out of the box.
   . . . TCIM does not require expert understanding of the game.

– Any player who can and wants to commit a bit of energy towards acquiring a decent additional income from racing.
     . . . TCIM is not a “get-rich-quick” dream.

– Any player (newbie or old-timer) who can follow the races live on the days they choose to play.
     . . . TCIM is not an early-bird betting approach.

Order here


p.s.   TCIM was live-tested on 315 races at 4 different tracks, Sar-Ap-Dmr-Wo (2 dirt and 2 poly), between 7/15/21 and 8/15/21. It averaged 5 qualifying (bettable) races per day per track.  The overall ROI for all races was +36%


  1. William Balliet

    Is the TCIM available without using your program and it’s 6 month subscription?

    • William – You can, of course, order TCIM from us and not also subscribe to RDSS or TrackMaster . . . but then making it work the way it was designed to work? That would be extremely “iffy.”
      Warm regards – Gary

  2. Bill Alcorn

    Is this applicable to weekend only wagering. I only can enjoy horse racing on weekends due to my da job. I would assume two days of 3/4 tracks per day. Would the TCIM with it’s high over head remain profitable?

    Also don’t all PP’s provide the same information with the only difference being format?

    • Bill – I don’t know how much you wager or how much you want to make – but “high overhead” ?!?

      I showed in the post where daily operating expenses including Trackmaster pps and the RDSS subscription are only $2.60 per day. Wagering two days per week – you would need to make only $9.10 each of those days to cover the entire week’s “overhead.”

      All raw pp data comes from Equibase – so the fractions, the running positions, the history of horse/trainer/jock etc. – yes all the same . . . BUT – the ways the raw data can be combined and the various algorithms that can be applied to that raw data vary tremendously. It not that other pp data wouldn’t suffice – it that the RDSS software automatically downloads and incorporates data from TrackMaster into its own (some proprietary) factor variables. – Gary

  3. William Balliet

    Are you betting flat amounts when playing two horses or are using a Dutch style betting approach?

    • William – Dutching is fine – I use it, and it’s probably the best way to wager two runners. But I don’t carry it to the extreme of consulting a chart and splitting hairs as to the amounts. Being as this method does not bet on horses at less than 9-5 – most of the odds combinations can be handled with a quick 60/40 dutch – with a rare fudge of 5% more in the more extreme odds separations. – Gary

  4. Gary,

    Thank you again for introducing me to RDSS with your excellent TCIM materials. All of the documentation was easy to follow and I appreciated your videos as well. Yesterday was my first day of being registered at all of the different sites, and I downloaded Trackmaster into RDSS for Saratoga (Aug 25). I first looked at Race 4 and that would’ve been a very solid Win and Exacta score, using TCIM with RDSS. So later, just for fun and practice, I made a successful “Place” bet on Joqular in Race 10 (I will use “Place” bets at times). Nice!

    I can’t thank you enough for your generosity in sharing your knowledge, experience and resources. As I’ve mentioned before, you and “Bill Scott” have been my primary handicapping influences, along with James Quinn. Playing the races has been more of a “sideline” for me in the past, but now that I have more time I’m inspired to spend more time with it and play the races live. I don’t bet a lot of money but I love intellectual challenges, and handicapping is right up there along with trading Forex and Crypto.

    With gratitude,
    Greg G
    Santa Barbara

    • Thanks for the comments and kind words Greg. Did you catch the 1st playable race at Saratoga today (race #2 8/26) Top two came in – win pay $20 the $1 exacta $64.20. – Gary

      • Nice! I missed that race because today is “beach day” with my GF! But I’ll look forward to playing the races again tomorrow…

  5. Lance – It very well could be possible, but I have no way of knowing. I do know it wouldn’t be as quick – you’d likely need to go to several different screens – whereas this method has it boiled down to just two and the h-capping process is very fast. – Gary

  6. jim michalak

    gary: a few questions. what constitutes a short stack bankroll–$500? $1,000? being this is sartin related does tcim focus mainly on pace? you mentioned that there are only a few factors. without giving away the store can you state what they are? you offer many methods on your site. does tcim use any of them? i realize that 36% is a tremendous r.o.i. but what is the win %? what do you estimate the learning curve is to be ready to go with tcim? thanks for your time.

    • Jim – In the method material, I do a projection that starts with a $290 starting bankroll – for players wondering how long it would take to get to the $100/day average profit (hint – not long at all!).

      The method uses compounded pace factors primarily – in a unique way. It is not at all similar to any other method we have offered. Hit percentage across the 4 tested tracks (315 races) was 53% betting both the top and 2nd choice in each race. Average mutuel was $10.20. I suggest playing on paper for a weekend – get 25-30 races under your belt and you’ll be ready to go real-time. – Gary

  7. Frank Wellington

    Yahoo – I am in a Zoom meeting right now – will definitely be placing the order.

  8. Hi Gary,wil tote watching be required for theTCIM ?

    • Carmen – The method’s guidelines advise not wagering on horses at less than 9-5. There is just no way of knowing that without a close-to-post-time look at the current odds. TCIM has performed very well as tested. A player could riff on the rules, but I don’t have any idea how that would affect the very good ROI it produces as given. – Gary

  9. Maurice Mayfield

    Hello and thank you for keeping me in the loop. In your test you did 4 tracks. What is the requirement for this system to work?

    • Maurice – There are guidelines for the kinds of races to pass altogether. There are guidelines/rules on which horses to eliminate. There are guidelines on odds parameters for bettable horses. – Gary

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