Horse race betting can really be very exciting. That is the main reason why more and more people are getting into more than just watching every year. The number of bet and wagers are usually amounting to billions of dollars every year. Whilst horse race betting is just considered for fun to most, there are those who take it seriously and are making thousands or even millions of bucks with it every single year. So we can safely assume that this is both an entertaining sport and a business.
Some people become quite interested in betting maybe just for the mere excitement it can bring or for the wagers but for some reason they can’t ask someone. It can be that they are just shy or it’s just really unacceptable in their community. So taking all these into consideration, we decided to give you the simplest steps so you can confidently place your bets at the race tracks.
State the Name of the Racetrack
This is very simple but it’s one of the most common mistakes among the newbies. Do not think that there is just one racetrack or the cashier would know what you want. Check on the racetrack where you want to bet on to save both time and embarrassment.
State What Number Race You Are Betting
This is very important indeed because if you don’t and they just randomly place you in any race, which happens by the way, you might end up expecting you’ve won but get really disappointed because it’s for a different race.
State the Type of Wager
If you are not yet so familiar with horse race betting, there are different wagers. It is best that you try to learn the basic ones so you can also weigh down your chances of winning beforehand.
State the Number of the Horse You Are Using
Now, this is something you should never forget. Of course it’s common sense that you need to know which horse is your bet.
Check Your Ticket
Check that you ticket has all the correct information before you leave the window.
These horse race betting tips we are about to share will not ensure you of winning during horse races but they will at least help you in making your bets. One of the most common problems in any betting sports is that the chances of winning are not really predetermined.
As fun as it may be you have to be really cautious especially if you are new to the game. A very common mistake being vomited by newbies in the horse racing betting game is that they bet in every single game in the track. They keep on thinking that that same horse which won the previous race will win again on the next. This is usually not the case, each race is unique from the other so don’t depend on it. Anyway, here are some betting types with your chances of winning the bet.
Show is one of the most popular wagers in the horse race betting. In case you are wondering, yes, you have very good chances of winning her. This bet means that you are expecting your horse to finish either first, second or third. This is much better than fully expecting your horse to win first place only as there are a lot of things which can happen at the race track. But with this bet, you have to remember that the winnings will be a lot lower.
Place is another type of bet wherein you are expecting your horse to win either first or second place only. With this bet, you have a good chance of winning with better pay offs than the Show. However, you still need to consider which of these two is really more worth your money so the decision still lies with you.
Win is perhaps the most straightforward of the three. This means you are expecting your horse to win first place only. The risk and stakes here are both higher. You may have lower chances of winning but when you do, the winnings are significantly higher as compared to both show and place.
Okay, among newbies, the case of losing huge amounts of cash is not surprising. A lot of amateur betters get too excited and thus they end up losing what they can afford and regretting they ever bet in the first place. In our humble opinion, there is nothing wrong with horse racing betting. As a matter of fact, this aspect of the sport has been taking place for thousands of years already although the wagers a few thousand years ago were different. So if you are new to this game, try to read on and pick up a few tips from experts. Some are very basic, but they still could help you out.
Listen to the Commentator
Every racetrack has a television simulcast commentator who handicaps between the races.
More often than not, they release very useful trivia about the horses and other happenings in the track. So if you listen carefully, you might just be able to pick up some good tips as to which horses are good to bet on.
You might or might not be aware of it yet but usually the crowd favorites have 33 percent chances of winning. So you might as well listen to the crowd, sometimes they know better since they have been keeping up with their favorite horses. But you also have to remember that such horses will have a lower payoff since more people will be dividing the winnings.
It is best not just to learn all about the mares but also the jockeys; after all they are the game masters. Without these skilled jockeys, no horse will get a shot at winning. According to statistics based on expert research, the top ten riders in the jockey standings almost often win 90 percent of the races during the meet. This is so because the jockeys are not fully defined by the horses they are riding which are the exact opposite for horse. No matter how good the horse is, if the jockey is not skilled enough to maneuver him in the racetrack then the horse will lose.
Sportsbet.com.au have got their markets out for racing this Saturday, and we have tried to find a runner from each city that appears overs in betting, and hopefully we can continue on from last week where we found Secret Agenda at $12.
Caulfield Race Seven Number 16 Boomwaa ($10):
He isn’t the most reliable horse going around but he does map quite well here so I will include him. Has had four runs this time in, the latest coming down the straight at Flemington when finishing down the track behind Rich Charm. He is much better than that and better around a bend. Looks the leader and has run well at Caulfield previously.
Randwick Race Seven Number 7 Jungle Edge ($16):
Jungle Edge has been the story of the Autumn. Caused a near massive boilover in the Galaxy when a narrow third to Russian Revolution before backing up seven days later and bolting up in the Star Kingdom. Been a while since he has raced at 1400m, but he does get speed favours and is an absolute swimmer, so the wet track is a big tick. $16 looks a crazy price.
Doomben Race Five Number 9 Candika ($2.40):
I think the market is wrong here. I have her clearly favourite. Very good filly for Steve O’Dea who was five weeks between runs when racing over 1200m here three weeks back and despite those negatives, her class got her home late and she was strong through the line. Will only improve with the run under the belt and the rise to 1350m, plus is thrown in at set weights.
Oakbank Race Eight Number 7 Fine Mist ($12):
Fine Mist is a Paul Murray trained mare that trialled well at Warwick Farm prior to resuming in the Manihi where she did a stack of work from the wide gate to sit on speed and she was still in the race with about 150m to go but just got tired late when a two length eighth to Karlovasi. Really good second up record and provided she doesn’t do as much work here as she did first up, she’s a knockout hope at odds. I had her clearly single figures.
Sportsbet.com.au have got their markets out for racing this Saturday, and we have tried to find a runner from each city that appears overs in betting, and hopefully we can continue on from last week where we found Here To There at $4.80.
Caulfield Race Nine Number 2 Atmospherical ($10):
Quality mare that resumes for Robert Smerdon. She is definitely blacktype class but she hasn’t quite put it all together since joining the Robert Smerdon despite showing great promise. Two trials leading in have been good, the latest coming on Monday at Cranbourne behind Miss Vista. Sprints well fresh and she’ll be flashing late. $10 appeals.
Randwick Race Ten Number 3 Secret Agenda ($12):
Keen to have an each way bet here on this girl. Very good mare for Mick Price who was one of the runs of the day IMHO when resuming in the Hareeba at Mornington given she was back on a leader dominated track and was racing on concrete, which is clearly not her go. Much better with give in the track, which she gets here, ran well in this race last year, and she has an outstanding second up record.
Toowoomba Race Seven Number 1 Cylinder Beach ($2.40):
Cylinder Beach just picks himself here. High class animal for Desleigh Forster who dipped his toe into the Sydney Autumn and didn’t quite measure up when finishing midfield in the Doncaster Prelude. 1600m+ is the query with him, but I will bank on his class getting him home, and I am confident it will. Thought he’d open odds on, not $2.40.
Morphettville Race Three Number 11 Evangelist ($6.50):
Had his first run for Will Clarken last Saturday over 1400m on the Parks track where he got a mile back in the run but chimed in nicely and looked the winner, but was no match for the blousing finish of Here To There. Much better suited on the course proper and up to 1600m, plus Will Clarken has a fab record with tried horses as well as runners on the seven day turnaround. $6.50 is overs for mine. Should nearly be favourite.
Sportsbet.com.au have got their markets out for racing this Saturday, and we have tried to find a runner from each city that appears overs in betting, and hopefully we can continue on from last week where we found Jungle Edge at $7.50 and Not So Lady Like at $5.
Bendigo Race Eight Number 12 Get Ready For Love ($26):
She really appeals to me at a price on an each way basis. Smart looking filly for the Gwenda Johnstone camp who is two from two for her career. Debut win at Swan Hill was solid before she took on the older horses at Wangaratta and gee I thought she was impressive there. That’s a big tick for me for a filly to do that at her second career outing and I think she can measure up here.
Randwick Race Eight Number 6 Fell Swoop ($16):
He looks the clear value in the TJ Smith for mine. He comes through the Galaxy where he looked completely legless on the bog track behind Russian Revolution, but if you watch the replay, his final 75m was very good. He does meet Russian Revolution 3kg better off here and has the extra run under the belt, plus he ran a beauty in this race last year. And he gets an up and coming rider called Moreira steering.
Doomben Race Six Number 2 Red Letter Day ($17):
Should be forgiven for his failure in the Members Cup last time out given he was wide no cover for the entire trip and dropped out to finish down the track behind Colour Charge. Won his lone start at Doomben, and this is a significant drop in depth. Big improver here with better luck in running. Price looks great.
Morphettville Parks Race Eight Number 8 Here To There ($4.80):
Looks ready to win third up from a break. This seven year old has had two runs back from a break, both times attempting to lead all the way. Ran second to Atlantic City fresh before going to the St Pats Cup at Geelong where he was grabbed right on the peg by The New Boy. Maps well here, Kah steers…ticks alot of boxes.