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Important Tips For Horse Racing: A Helpful Horse Racing Guide for Betting

Updated on July 10, 2010

Horse racing is one of the most popular sports in the world.  Horse racing is an equestrian sport that has been practiced for years now and you can gamble on the horse races and win big money if you know what you’re doing.  Anyone can get started in horse racing with a proper horse racing guide and focus.  There are a few important tips to be aware of if you want to be successful at placing bets on the races.

 The first step is to learn about the different types of bets that can be placed.  The standard betting is the most commonly type of bet played.  Standard betting is the easiest type of bet to make and to make a standard bet you just have to decide on a horse and make sure that the odds are agreeable with you.  You just choose the horse that you want to back and if the odds are agreeable you place a bet.

 If they’re at least 2:1 you can feel safe placing a bet and know that it will be worth your while.  While this method may get you a win here and there it’s always better to use actual statistics and odds if you want to be successful.  Spread betting is also very popular and is most similar to buying and selling on the stock market.  Spread betting offers a slightly more complex method of betting but one that can also be more financially rewarding.

 The payoff for spread betting is based on the accuracy of how much you bet rather than on a simple win or lose outcome.  One of the greatest benefits of betting in this manner is that you’re able to bet “in-running” on live events.  Such is the case with standard betting where you just decide on a horse and if they win you win, if they lose you lose.  That includes taking the time to understand the odds before placing bets on any race.

 Anyone who is new to betting on horse races needs to understand that there’s a lot more to it than just betting on whatever horse has the coolest name that night.  Being aware of the odds of a race is the most important thing.  You can double or triple your bet and win two or three times more in return with a win.  When you’re playing with money and especially if you’re planning to make high wagers, you need to make sure that you know what you’re doing and that you’re investing your money wisely.


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    • SystemHorseRacing profile image

      SystemHorseRacing 4 years ago

      Interesting post

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      FreddyCaple 6 years ago from Louisville, Ky

      Good starter advice!!! Nice writing style.