Horse Race Betting

Betting on horse races is one of the oldest types of betting in the world. You’ve probably watched a million movies with people in the Victorian era visiting the track and placing bets. It goes even further, and you can find traces of horse race betting activities in the ancient kingdoms. Now, everything is made easier with the Internet.

Understand How Horse Racing Works

First of all, it is important that you understand the rules of the sport. First of all, get the classification of the horse races right. Also, understand that there are different types of horse races and not all of them are equally good for betting.

The most important aspect is to understand the jockeys and the horses. It is always a huge advantage to know what shape the horses are in and what are the skills of the people who ride them. Once you start getting really into it, you will understand that horses too can have a bad day or a good day, which might be a huge advantage for you as a horse racing betting enthusiast.

Different Types of Bets

There are different types of bets when it comes to horse racing, take a look at them.

Win Bet

A win bet is the simplest of them all – you place your money on who you think will win and get more money if your horse wins.

Each Way

You can also back a horse with the Each Way bet. In essence, this is two bets. The first bet is a bet on the horse to win and the second is on the horse to “place”. The thing with the place terms is that they usually vary from one race to another and the factor that affects it is the number of horses and the type of race.

Single Bet

A “Single Bet” is a type of bet that focuses only on one event. This means that if you have an event at 13:30 happening in one town and you place a bet only on that event, you successfully made a single bet.

Multiple Bets

If the bet is not single, we are talking about multiple bets. It means that you can bet on the several events at once and in order to win you must win all of the bets. However, you can also play different types of multiple bets and even win if you miss some. These may vary in regard to the bookmaker that you are using.

Straight Forecast

Also known as the Exacta, this bet involves you picking the two horses which will win the race. Furthermore, you must guess the finishing order of the two horses.

Reverse Forecast

This also involves the top two horses but the finishing order is not important.


Finally, if you are brave enough, you can pick the first three horses and you must guess them in the correct order. This is one of the bravest bets but it also brings huge rewards.

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