You may be interested to see the new My Trends feature on the site, this allows you to test big races with year on year data since 1997 recorded. You can load them into the builder and then test as you wish, plus you can save them (and it doesnt use up a system slot!).
We are making steady progress and you will continue to see improvements as we go along. Some new tools are going to be nice additions. I dont like to waffle on about whats coming too much as sometimes it takes a lot longer than we hope, but im confident a couple of the new additions will really catch peoples imagination.
Little changes/improvements you see in different sections all come through member feedback. To give you an idea of how i see it all working, let me use the Stat Attack feature as an example. Initially i was on the bus one day and got chatting to an old mate of mine, he made a comment in passing about there being so many stats and wouldnt it be great to be able to just call up the ones you want. I then put up a very basic tool - then we received a mail from one of you guys saying "why not add this". Then we got more mails and we continued to act upon them. This will continue forever more and the tool will never stop unless there is literally no way of improving it (lets face it you can always improve anything).
I say all this because its important for members to understand what HorseRaceBase is and why it is a different type of service. I truly believe the key, is for us to genuinelly listen to feedback and act upon it. By making continual advancements for the good of all we can only grow and offer more.
Using another example to illustrate my point, there are certain categories in the System Builder i never use, i possibly never will, but members requested them and do use them. Others who didnt suggest them also now do, so ultimately the point i am ramming home is - this is a joint effort between all HorseRaceBase members.
On to a couple of other points i wanted to make. More and more we are receiving requests from people for us to supply tips - this was never our intention and we will never give a tip - but we are thinking of introducing a selections area, this will be done in an intelligent way though and be used to illustrate the benefits of the tools etc.
Next thing i wanted to mention was about the donations. I offer sincere thanks to everyone who contributes but wanted to just clarify that the €7.50 minimum donation is just that, a bare minimum we have set to ensure small-time punters and those with little income can still use the site. If you use the site every day, rely upon it for your daily activities and are in a position to do so, perhaps you should consider upping it slightly? Fairs fair.
Last thing i wanted to mention for now was a loyalty bonus we have coming up soon. Its being worked on still but we are hopeful will be ready soon enough. We need to generate additional income and will be creating further areas where we can sell e-books etc. We have always said members shall receive everything for the monthly donation and shall honour this agreement, therefore whatever we do create will be made available to all donating members at time of release as a loyalty bonus.
Shall hopefully post again soon