Horse Racing Betting at Bet UK
Bet UK have horse racing markets available every day, on all major single meetings throughout the racing calendar. As well as horse racing betting on the standard meetings, we also have first class betting offers on all key festivals such as Cheltenham and Royal Ascot. If you would like to browse day by day meetings and times you must choose the horse racing tab on the left hand column where you will then be given all betting markets and race information.
Horse Racing Betting Markets
There’s more to horse racing betting than just picking the winner. As well as picking the outright winner for each race, you can also choose to back a horse each way. Betting each way means that even if your horse doesn’t win, you might get some money back if it finishes in the places. If you’re feeling confident, you can even bet on the exact finishing order of the top 3 horses. A forecast will have higher odds, but also provides the highest risk when betting on horse racing.
Horse Racing Tips & Odds
Before placing any horse racing bets, there are a number of factors to take into consideration. Form is obviously important for horse racing, with good form a strong factor in choosing a horse to bet on. As well as form, the trainer and jockey of each horse is a critical factor. An experienced jockey matched with an exceptional trainer can turn an average horse into a winner. Finally, there are also weight and age to consider, although they may not have as much of an impact as the other two factors. If you want to get into horse racing betting but aren’t bothered about form or trainers, then simply pick the horse with your favourite name, it can be as simple as that! The horse racing odds will be initially displayed as fractions. For example 1/4 would suggest this is an 'odds on' horse and therefor a favourite. This means for every 4 units you stake you will receive 1 unit back if you win plus your stake. You can also change the odds to present them as decimals.
Cheltenham Races & Key Events
Horse racing betting is always centered around the sport’s biggest festivals. These festivals run every year and attract thousands of racing fans. The Cheltenham Festival takes places every March, with some of the biggest races taking place throughout the 4 day event. A selection of the worlds best horses will take to the course at Cheltenham, giving you a great opportunity for horse racing betting. The Grand National is horse racing’s most famous race, with upwards of 50 horses taking part. The Grand National is famous for punters placing horse racing bets, often being the most bet on race of the racing calendar. Royal Ascot takes place every June and is the next big racing opportunity for horse racing betting. The festival that is favoured by the royal family, Royal Ascot is the oldest festival that is still running today. You can check out our Cheltenham Festival Betting Tips and other horse racing tips and information on our sports blog.
Horse Racing Betting Terms
Horse racing betting can be made quite confusing with a number of different terms that might not be clear to understand.
Rule of 4 - If you place a bet on a horse and one of the other horses in the race is pulled out, then the Rule of 4 will be applied. This will decrease the amount that you will win, as effectively your horses competition has been reduced. The amount that is taken from your winnings is dependent on the price of the horse that was pulled out of the race.
Places - Each race will have a number of places, dependent on the number of horses racing. The places are often up to 3 or 4, meaning horses who finished up to 4th may end up being paid out on each way bets.
Each Way - Each way bets will split your horse racing bet between outright winner and placing. This means if your horse wins, you win the full amount. If your horse places, then you will lose half of your stake, but will still get money back from the other half.
Online Sports Betting at Bet UK
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