Available in:United Kingdom
Horse racing remains one of the most popular and exciting sports to bet on. But for the casual punter, or even seasoned pros looking to liven up their approach, the sheer number of 'dead cert' methods and the volume of data available in form guides, racing papers and beyond can seem like enormous hurdles to choosing a reliable betting strategy.
When it comes down to it, though, it's not as difficult as it may first appear - in fact, all approaches are built on three fundamental principles: studying form, knowing your horse, and playing the numbers game.
The annual post-Christmas Day Grade 1 National Hunt chase at Kempton Park looks set to be another cracker this year, despite some notable absentees. T ... Read More
Bookmaker Betway has agreed a three-year deal with the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) to become an Authorised Betting Partner (ABP). As an ABP, B ... Read More
Currently, there are around 60 horse racing venues in the UK, but if you can't get down to one next race day, you can still enjoy a bet from the comfort of your own home. Here are some of the best app ... Read More
The sun is out, which means the racing season is well underway, and at William Hill you can find all the best odds from the UK's leading events. Next ... Read More
It is the most prestigious, most talked about and most bet upon race in the National Hunt calendar, and this year’s Grand National story is jam-packed ... Read More
The form guide is the starting point for every self-respecting horse racing aficionado, and some systems are based solely on trend spotting in these racing-in-a-nutshell data sheets. A form guide will tell you:
If you cross reference these details with the conditions of the races your horse has run, there's enough information on a form guide to build a basic, successful system. And many punters do just that.
On top of the form guide, a number of bookies are making a horse's recent race history available for their customers to watch online. Many professional gamblers absorb information better this way, because you get a feel of how a horse runs on various surfaces, how it responds in a pack, which lanes the horse and jockey are most at home in, when the jockey decides to push that bit harder and so on.
These elements are often available in condensed, jargon-heavy paragraphs in publications like The Racing Post, but nothing beats witnessing a race for yourself. First hand experience at the tracks can go along way when getting to know your horse.
Many a horse racing betting strategy ignores such detailed assessments and simply plays the numbers game. These systems frequently follow financial models, and are best deployed at betting exchanges where you can lay as well as bet. Examples of techniques involved in the numbers game are: hedging (betting on multiple horses to spread your risk) and arbitrage (laying a horse when odds are low, backing it when odds are high).
This approach is best suited to those who know numbers better than sport, but they take dedication to a system, and there's no room for panic betting. Of course, most systems incorporate elements of all of these methods.
Very few rely on just one method. The important thing is to know which principle best fits your approach to betting, build your system with that as a basis, and apply it consistently over a fixed period of time so that you can accurately and fairly assess its viability.
Tuesday 15th March marks a stand-out event in the National Hunt calendar this year, as the best British and Irish-trained racehorses will be descendin ... Read More
The race to sponsor the Cheltenham Festival's World Hurdle is on, and 32Red is looking like the frontrunner. ... Read More
For horse racing fans, the Welsh Grand National on 27th December is as much a part of the festive period as presents and carols. The highlight of both ... Read More
Much-anticipated by most horse racing punters, the 2015 Tingle Creek Chase will get underway at Sandown Park on December 5 – and all signs had pointed ... Read More
With just a few weeks to go until the runners and riders are in their stalls ready for the off, bookmakers are beginning to speculate on which pairing ... Read More
According to Rossendale Free Press, one lucky punter picked up a whopping £158,000 after a successful day of horse racing last week. The 58-year-old r ... Read More
A Nottinghamshire-based wheelie bin cleaner has turned a £2 coin into £1.3 million by placing a six-horse accumulator bet. 39-year-old Craig Brazier p ... Read More
There are a huge range of factors that inform who will win a race, but adopting a betting system can cut through the swathes of info and help you choo ... Read More
Clarets fan and lifelong horse-racing punter Dave Parsons performed a magic trick worthy of David Blaine, turning a £7 bet into a £47,000 winning pot. ... Read More
Six was the lucky number for one punter who, in his 60’s, managed to win £412,961 from just £2 placed on a Tote Scoop6 bet in his local branch of Cora ... Read More
One lucky Liverpool fan not only watched as her team trounced Arsenal 5-1, but she also won £150,000 at the same time. ... Read More
An anonymous IT worker hailing from London has managed to win just over £72,000 on a Lucky 15 bet. The series of bets, spread across three of the coun ... Read More
An anonymous and incredibly lucky punter from Surrey has walked away with a staggering £206,000, after placing a six horse accumulator bet costing him ... Read More
When the football season finishes, punters who usually bet on the beautiful game may not know where to focus their attention. ... Read More
A very lucky online customer of William Hill has walked away with winnings of over £200,000 after staking a total of just £15.84 in a series of 1p and ... Read More
A popular option for racing betting fans is the forecast and tricast market. ... Read More
Horse racing betting is one of the more complicated variants of sports gambling around. ... Read More
Paddy Power has had to crack open the coffers after one very lucky punter secured a massive prize of €32,600 with a stunning horseracing accumulator w ... Read More
One of the biggest thrills of football betting is the chance to win big, and there is no better way to chase a large pay-out than football multiples b ... Read More
At first glance, National Hunt racing – or jump racing – and flat racing would not appear to be hugely different. The races are on turf, the furlong p ... Read More
Success in horse racing betting is like a fine wine: you must take your time before you reap the benefits. It is incredibly difficult to make money qu ... Read More
When it comes to horse racing, there are many variables to consider when trying to pick out a winning horse before a race has even started. ... Read More
Sign up for the free Gambling.com Newsletter to stay on top of all the best bonuses!