Meet the Team at Goodwin Racing

The beauty of telephone betting is the personalised and personable service from another human being. It’s the perfect middle ground between online betting and heading out to your local bookies. Here we’ll introduce you to the friendly, knowledgeable Goodwin Racing team who are on the other end of the phone waiting to take your bets.


A wealth of experience in the Betting Industry; claims his last settling error was in 1985! Big Al is a wizard at table tennis and has set his sights on competing in the over 50’s World Championships. A proud member of the Rogues Gallery Racing Syndicate where he is the official spokesman which thankfully means he doesn’t talk so often now about his beloved Tractor Boys.

Sam (GT)

Leeds United fanatic who likes nothing more than an afternoon’s racing at Plumpton. ‘Telf’ is unhappy at being seeded no 2 to Chris in the Goodwin darts rankings particularly as he had nine darts in hand to beat Dean Winstanley at the English Open at Selsey a couple of years ago (he still managed to lose though!).


Spurs fan Joel loves to rock a ‘mullett’ just like old Tottenham ledge Chris Waddle! As a youngster he was a snooker champion.


Life and soul of the trading floor you can hear her laugh (or cackle) as far away as Lewes. Gooner Sophe joined us via being a William Hill Shop Manager and a chef de partie at the ‘Ivy’ in Tunbridge Wells. A firm favourite with those lucky punters.


Brightonian Tom was a sports trader in London before joining us in Uckfield. Hes officially the hairiest man on the firm. Supports the mighty Barnet??


Brighton fan Ryan has a constant supply of Haribo on his desk and is head of our Text betting team. He plays snooker for a local team with his highest break being ‘70’.


The official darts champion of Goodwin Racing. Chris was a co owner of a small group of shops in East Sussex before he joined us. He loves his ‘Heavy Metal’ and Tottenham Hotspur….poor lad!

Lucky Pete

Brighton and Hove fanatic Pete hates the new plastic fans that frequent the Annex (even though the last game he saw was at Withdean!). Often seen at Plumpton where he’ll happily unload on a Hendo/Nico hotpot.


Reading fan James likes nothing more than keeping fit and playing his music!


After many years of service with the ‘Magic Sign’ Sam jumped ship and is now an integral part of our team. Absolutely loves Las Vegas where she has been 44 times. A keen greyhound lover who part owns recent open race winner ‘Homewood Bound’.

John (Spinksy)

‘Spinksy’ heralds from a long line of bookmakers and helped his dad out from a very tender age on the Hill at Epsom or at the Points.


Forced into the family betting business at the tender age of 18! Chelsea through and through.


A beautiful telephone manner where nothing seems to ruffle him; that is until he goes on our text betting service and then he can become a proper ‘Meltdown Mary!’. Ex Marathonbet and a keen follower of the Seagulls.


NHS trained ‘Rondo’ has a lovely soothing telephone manner and never gets rattled (unless he has a few craft ales at the Xmas do!). Allegedly Dave’s partner Sophie used to be a hairdresser but looking at the state of his barnet we find this very hard to believe. Another one of the CFC faithful!


Joined us from MarathonBet in the summer and is a valuable member of our team. Italian food loving Joe has to lay off the pasta in June though as he loves to participate in the London to Brighton annual bike race.


Joined us from MarathonBet where he was head of UK horseracing team. A very useful footballer in his day where he captained the all conquering Portsmouth Youth team alongside ‘sicknote’ Darren Anderton.


A very unadventurous palate! A plain cheese sandwich for lunch and a burger in the evening; not a lettuce leaf or a vegetable in sight. Considers himself a judge on double delight, hatrick heaven first goalscorers but gets very defensive when you ask to see his profit/loss statement!


6ft 6 Adam has always been in the betting game. The last 12 years hes been co owner of ‘Bet247’ in Hastings with his dad Rob. Loves spending time with his young family and going to the ‘Etihiad’ where he does a mean rendition of ‘Blue Moon’.


‘Pottage’ is the form expert on the firm. He spends hours on big handicaps where he feels there maybe value in opposing the fancied horses.


South Londoner Gordon started his career in bookmaking where he worked in the call centre and on course for William Hill before changing his career to work in the Stock Exchange where he was a very successful trader. Millwall fan Gordon has done a full circle and is loving life at Goodwins.

Dave Cooke

The bouncy castle king of East Sussex where he is the proud owner of 40 castles! If we’re short staffed ’muscles’ will step into the roll of customer service agent seamlessly!


Born and bred in Chingford surprisingly he is an avid QPR fan! Scott has a wealth of betting experience and particularly loves the horses and dogs. He has quickly become one of our top performers.


Ex city trader who joined us in November is already a firm favourite with our customers. Mark loves his Tottenham and his horses. He can often be seen riding one home at Wolverhampton or Kempton in the evening.


Loves all sport and in his own words he is ‘living the custard cream’ at Goodwin Racing. A mean darts player who a couple of years beat ‘Silverback’ Terry ‘O Shea in the English Open!


After 7 years with Ladbrokes, Gooner fan Mikki joined us to bolster our call centre. Loves the ‘arrers’ siting her favourite player as Adrian ‘Jackpot’ Lewis!


Previously a hospital porter at the Conquest in Hastings. James has a real passion for horse racing and was part owner of the multi winning ‘Peggy Sue’ trained by Adam West.


Family man Gareth likes nothing more than a red hot ruby siting chicken phal as his fav. Shame his beloved Spurs aren't so warm!


Recently joined us from being a croupier at Grosvenor Casino in Brighton. Wes is a brilliant drummer and performed at the Reading Festival with his band Alibi in 2017.


Former Hills employee Ben has a wealth of industry experience and is excelling in his new role at Goodwins. Yet another Liverpool fanatic!

Sophie B

Soph has the unenviable task of being Julian’s PA! After a days grafting in the office there's nothing she likes more than unwinding with a large G & T.


Liverpudlian Phil is a real hit with everyone particular the many customers we have from merseyside’. Has successfully been sports trading on the exchanges for a number of years.


He enjoys nothing more than a rock festival! Jed has many skills including video making so the Goodwin Racing TV Channel will be coming soon.

Stuart W

Stu loves his horseracing and cites Longchamp as his favourite track. Did a 10 year stint at Hills after running his own café/bar in Majorca!