Horse racing was known in ancient Rome. This spectacular sport was organized in amphitheaters. The best of the participants became popular and famous players. The culture of Ancient Rome supported the passion for horses, and their beautiful physique was organically combined with the strength of the spirit, which intersected with the ideas of man in the worldview of the ancient Romans.
Betting on horses is a specific type of sport that differs from most disciplines. In betting lines, these competitions are not painted in great detail, and before making a bet, it is important to find out what the name of the event means in the painting.
To increase the efficiency of betting on horse racing, players use various strategies, which we will discuss further.
Horse racing betting explained
This sport takes place according to a special scheme in the gambling system. In horse races, not two rivals compete, but much more. Therefore, the result of betting can vary significantly more than in other sports. Over time, a whole system has been developed by which you can place bets. Among them, you can see bets on one winner, predict the first two winners, predict which horse will come in the bill, and so on.
To begin with, a few simple rules that should be kept in mind by anyone who bets on horse racing, because with their help you can easily win:
- Don’t bet on every race in a row.
- Do not seek to win back by constantly raising the bet in the hope that you will win in the end.
- Never bet more than you can afford to lose.
- Never bet on a horse just because you have already bet on it and it has lost.
- Always look for a good coefficient. Bookmakers, when calculating prices, can focus more on the volume of bets than on the actual form of calculation.
- Always remember: the best forecaster is a racing card. It has all the necessary information to make the right choice.
Best way to bet on horses
As in any decent sport, there are a great many betting options in horse racing. But the absolute majority of players use only a few types that allow them to win without straining too much. A bet on winning. Everything is clear here – they bet that the horse will win. This type of bet has an option: a bet with insurance. In this case, if the horse does not win, but comes second or third, the amount of the bet will be returned to you.
A bet on “victory or a prize place”. Horse racing bets explained: this is a forecast that the horse will either win or come to the prize position. Attention, there is a nuance here: with the e/w bet, the amount bet becomes twice as much. “Put $100 each-way” means that in fact you will pay $200. This is logical, since we are betting both on victory and on a prize at the same time.
How is this rate calculated? If the horse comes in the prize place, you will get 1/4 or 1/5 of the coefficient, depending on the conditions of the bookmaker. Therefore, it makes sense to place each-way bets on horses with a coefficient of 8.00. And if the one you chose wins, then you will receive both a payout for the victory and a piece for the prize place.
Forecast. This is a bet that the horses will come first or second in one race. The forecast can be accurate (straight forecast – when you give only one option) and combined (reverse forecast – a bet that the horses will come first and second in any order). With reverse forecast, the bet amount doubles, because, in fact, you make two bets on two possible outcomes. In addition, it is possible to make a reverse forecast, which will be advantageous if the horses you choose take the first two places in any order. But, with the reverse forecast, the cost of your bet doubles.
Triple forecast. The same as forecast, but with three horses. It can be exact or combined. When betting on a combined tricast, the total amount of the bet increases six times, since six possible finish options can be made up of three horses. But you can also win here very seriously.
“Who is higher”/”who is better.” Here you bet that one horse will come ahead of the other, regardless of where they come to the finish line, that is, the whole race comes down to a duel. Also, horse racing bets, like any other, can be combined into express trains (and, if very lucky, win millions in foreign currency).
“Ante-post bets”. They are placed on competitions that are remote in time. As a rule, this type of bet refers to jumps before the day of the event, which remains at least 48 hours. When placing this bet, you can often find more favorable odds, but players on such bets face increased risks, because these bets are not refundable, even if the horse they choose will not take part in the specified race.
How horse betting works
Among the strategies by which participants are guided by success, it is possible to distinguish bets on recent winners. This is the most common type of betting, but it does not always bring a win, because everything depends on luck. There is also a theory that you need to choose the horse that took second place in the previous race and choose it with the same jockey. If you choose a horse that has lost in the past races, you can hit the jackpot. This is explained as follows: bookmakers will forget about this stallion and will not rely on him.
Success in betting on horse racing largely depends on the degree of immersion in the specifics of this type of gambling hobby. You need to be interested in the latest news, follow events, be able to analyze, observe specific horses and jockeys, i.e. choose your favorites. With the sum of these conditions, it is possible to achieve success. If you resort to using one of the existing strategies, follow the following criteria:
- The ratio of the age of the horse and the distance. Young horses up to five years old perform better in short races: 1400-1600 meters, and for long distances from 2400 meters, the favorites are often horses older than five years.
- Horse parameters. It is necessary to analyze the current results, the break from the last tournament, weight, handling, age.
- Experience, career success, the latest results of the jockey.
- Stable and trainer. Consider the authority of the organization and the reputation of the trainer who presented the horse.
- Weather conditions. Air temperature and humidity, pressure, wind strength and direction, overcast.
How to bet on horses and win
Strategy “for beginners”. We take the first three races of the day at three different racetracks. In each race we choose a favorite, then we combine these three favorites into a “Trixie” bet. These are three double express trains and one triple. The only important condition is that the coefficient for each favorite must be at least 2.00, then if at least two horses win, the payout is guaranteed.
Now how it works. For example, there are three favorites – A, B and C. Each is given a coefficient of 2.00. We place a “Trixie” bet with a base rate of $ 100. The total amount of the bet will be $ 400 (three doubles + one tee). If A and B win, the payout will be $400 – the bet has already been wagered! If C also wins, we get 2000 dollars (800 for triple express and 400 for each double).
In order for such a strategy to make a profit, it is better to look for coefficients at least a little higher than 2.00 – then if you win two horses, you will not just return the money, but you will win.
Alternatively, you can do with only two favorites in the first two races and make a combined bet: two ordinaries plus a double express. Again, make sure that the coefficient for each favorite is at least 2.00, then with a total bet of $ 300, if both horses win, the payout will be $ 800 (if the coefficient was exactly 2.00).
If the odds on the favorite are suspiciously high – from 4.00 and above, and the odds on other participants are not much higher, that is, the bookmaker hints that many have chances, it is better to apply a different strategy. It’s called “dutching”.
The essence is very simple. We place bets on the victories of several horses at once in one race. If the odds are 4.00 and 4.50 for two horses, then with the same amount of bets on each – say, $ 100 – and in case one of the horses wins, we will be in the black. For example, if a horse wins with a coefficient of 4.00, the net profit will be $ 200.
Dutching can also be more complicated – you can bet more than two horses by adjusting the betting amounts to the coefficients so that in any scenario you stay in the black.
And another simple strategy, which is called “follow the money”. It is used like this: in the morning, the race cards are viewed and outsiders are sought out, on which they actively bet. For example, a horse was given 67.00, then 34.00, then 26.00 – that is, the coefficient goes down. And the coefficient does not change for the favorite, that is, there are no special monetary investments in it. Then they look at the form of a popular outsider, and if it is clear that the horse has potential, then they put each-way on it. Thanks to this , they win.
Search for betting information
Where can I find information for how to bet on horses? It is difficult to independently analyze each race with the number of participants above ten. To increase the chances of profit by betting on horse racing, read specialized publications of those countries where tournaments are held.
Today they are available online. Such publications often give advice and analytical forecasts from well-known experts. Using them, you increase the chances that you will be in the black. No horse racing betting strategy is a win-win. In this sport, the ability to win is determined by the experience and awareness of the player. You need to be patient if you want to become a successful player on horse sweepstakes.