Horse racing is a special sport, different from disciplines where everything depends solely on the athletes. Here it is important not only the physical and psychological state of the jockey, but also the horse. In England, horse racing is called the sport of kings. In horse racing, you need to pay attention to all the nuances: the height and weight of the jockey, obstacles, weather conditions, the importance of the tournament. Here there are several peculiar types of bets and strategies, which we will tell you more about.
Betting on races
The simplest and most popular bet is on winning, or on the horse coming to the finish line first. If you are not sure if a horse will win, you can place an insurance bet. If the horse does not win the race but finishes in the top three, the bookmaker refunds the bet. The odds for such an outcome are slightly lower than for a standard win.
Betting "to win or place". Double bet. A horse can win or come in a prize position. Since the bet is double, the amount to bet is doubled. The winning amount is calculated depending on which position the horse comes in. If it is among the leaders, the player receives a fourth or fifth of the odds (details can be clarified in the conditions of your bookmaker's office). If the horse wins the race, it is possible to get the basic payout for the first place and a small part for being in the top three.
Forecast. A bet on the two horses, which will be in the top two places in the race. An exact prediction, indicating who will place, or a reverse prediction, in which horses may be ranked in any order.
Triple prediction. Analogous forecast with three horses. Can also be exact and combined. When betting on a combined triple forecast, the sum of bets increases sixfold - from three horses it is possible to make six possible variations. But you can also seriously win. Partly reminiscent of betting by the system.