How to take part in horse race betting
It’s one of the oldest sports in the world and as far as sports betting is concerned, this is where it all began. Horse race betting has been around for centuries and, as we move into the digital age, it’s as popular as ever.
If you’ve ever wondered how to bet on horses, the practise is also a very straightforward one so read on and you’ll be proficient at horse betting in no time.
When you bet on horse racing, the simplest bet to take is the straight win and here you are looking to decide who is the strongest horse on the day and who has the best chance of winning. Unibet’s horse race betting markets will list a favourite amongst the other runners but, as even the novice bettors know, the favourite is by no means a guaranteed winner.
This is the point where experienced players like to study form for both the horse and the jockey. Recent form is obviously very important but you can also look at how they perform over similar distances and over the same track.
This type of research will become more familiar as you move on past the basics of horse race betting but for now, let’s continue with the types of bets.
In horse betting, an each way bet can pay out if your horse wins, or if it comes second, third or possibly even fourth in the race. The horse racing rules in this respect will vary depending on the size of the race and the number of horses taking part and, for the bigger races such as the Grand National, Unibet may pay even further down the field.
An each way bet comes in two parts so, you are betting on the win and also on a place. In this respect your stake doubles so a £10.00 stake would turn into £20.00 but you have two possibilities in terms of landing a winner.
You can land a profit using the win part of this bet but the second half of your stake is for the place and will pay out if your horse finishes, 1st, 2nd, 3rd or possibly longer.
Multiple or Acca Bets are popular forms of horse race betting that will bet on two or more races. You would need to win all of them to get a return but while the exposure is higher, the potential returns can be very lucrative and that’s why multiple betting is so popular.
Our advanced level guides can talk you through more complicated bets such as Lucky 15s, Lucky 31s and Heinz but, if you’ve ever wondered how to bet on horses you now know the basics. In which case, do log on to your Unibet account or sign up with us if you are not already an existing customer and enjoy a great range of horse racing markets from around the UK and beyond.