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Profitable horse racing betting strategies

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.

"Who's Better." Two horses are compared and a bet is made that one will come to the finish line before the other, regardless of where they end up in the race.

Horse racing betting strategies

Some bookmakers offer a fairly interesting horse racing spread that allows you to work with a variety of strategies.

One of the simplest horse racing betting strategies is as follows. The player picks three races at three racetracks. In each race, we select the favorite. And make a bet on the three favorites "Trixie" - three expresses with two outcomes and one triple. The main condition under which the strategy will work - the odds on the victory of each favorite must exceed 2.00. If at least two horses win, the payout is guaranteed.

An even simpler strategy is to bet on two favorites in the first starts. The player makes a combined bet - two singles and a double parlay. The odds on each favorite should be more than 2.00.

The first three races of the day are ideal for such strategies. The first races of the day are usually the beginners. And among them there are strong favorites that often win the race.

If the bookmaker puts on the favorite abnormally high odds - from 4.00 and above, and the other participants rates fluctuate in the same area, it can be assumed that the chances are several offices. In that case, you can use a strategy called dutching. According to a beautiful legend, it was invented by an accountant of the gangster Al Capone named Dutchy Schultz.

The principle of the strategy is very simple. The player bets on the victory of several horses. If the odds are high enough (4.00 and above), it is possible to bet on the victory of two or three horses, and if one of them comes to the finish line first, the player remains in the black.

Another interesting betting strategy for horse racing is called "follow the money". The player studies the horse racing charts, looks out for a few outsiders and watches the odds change. If one of the horses is constantly creeping down the odds are actively betting on it. If it is actively bet on, the player tries to find the reason for such popularity of the outsider, studies data, statistics, looks at the form, etc. If the horse has good potential, you can bet on it coming to the finish line first or taking the prize.