Alan Thompson

Alan’s professional background is from the IT industry where he worked as a software consultant for many years. However, after eventually being offered a voluntary redundancy package in 2008, he decided to swap business meetings for race meetings and give full time sports trading a go. Alan often provides Betfair with research, analysis and stats for major races and racing festivals (through his work with, as well as regularly contributing to Lee Dixon’s column on He also works with the Betfair education department, assisting with educational content, seminars and webinars.

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