Horse racing is widely bet from many horse handicappers that attend live horsetracks throughout the world. Not only do people bet it live at the tracks, but at land-based casinos and even at virtual horsebooks online.
Horse betting can really be a thrill to wager on because of the quick, fast-paced races at many different racetracks that occur on a daily basis around the globe.
In this section, you will find all you need to know about horse betting including how to wager on horse racing, the different kinds of bets you can make, articles, news, thoroughbreds to watch out for and where to bet on horses online.
Before you can dabble into horse wagering, you need to know what kinds of bets that horsebooks will offer. The four most popular wagers when betting on horses are listed below.
WIN – Betting on the horse you picked to win the entire race. If the horse wins the race, you win the bet.
PLACE – Wagering on a horse to finish first or second in the race. This type of bet pays out less than the win bet above, but it gives you two chances to win instead of just one.
SHOW – Betting on a horse to finish the race in either first, second or third. This bet pays out less than both the win or place bet, but it gives you three chances to win.
Across the Board – To bet on a horse to finish in any of the first three positions above. Win, place and show. If your horse finishes anywhere in the first three positions you win. If the horse wins outright, you will win all three bets. If the horse finishes 2nd then you win the place and show bets. If the horse finishes 3rd then you’ll only collect on the show bet.
Now that you know the four basic horse racing bets, take a look at some more useful information on horse wagering below.
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