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Horse Racing Betting

This is the place to come if you’re looking to place a bet on horse racing. Whether you’re looking to place a bet on UK meetings, races taking part in other parts of the world, or some of the biggest horse racing events such as The Cheltenham Festival and The Grand National, we have some of the most competitive and in-depth horse racing betting markets for you to explore.

For the most prestigious events in the calendar, you can even take a look at our horse racing betting tips. These provide comprehensive previews of the main races at larger meetings, with a smattering of statistics and insights to assist you when it comes to placing your horse racing bets.

You can even take advantage of any LeoVegas horse racing offers and price boosts. These tend to be offered on the more noteworthy races, such as those seen at Cheltenham and Aintree, but can help you to make the most out of your wagers.

How Does Horse Racing Betting Work?

At LeoVegas, we take our sports betting markets incredibly seriously, and we want to ensure you have all of the information you need before you place bets on any sport, including horse racing. First things first, there are a few different types of horse racing bets that you can place. You have options such as singles, doubles, and trebles, whereby you back a horse to win a single race, or you predict the winners from multiple races and combine them into one bet. The latter is an example of an accumulator, but in horse racing betting, that term is reserved for a wager that comprises four or more separate selections.

One of the most confusing areas for horse racing betting newbies are terms such as ‘outright’ and ‘each way’. An outright bet simply means that you’re backing a particular horse to win a specific race, with no additional stipulations. You either win or lose this bet - there’s no middle ground. However, each way betting provides a kind of buffer if your horse doesn’t win but finishes highly. You essentially place two bets - one on an outright and the other as a place bet. The specifics will change depending on how many places are being paid out, but if your horse finishes second then you’ll receive a fraction of the return had it finished first, with the fractions dropping as your chosen horse finishes further away from the top spot.

Understanding horse racing betting odds is crucial to placing any wagers. The odds themselves will be represented in much the same way as any others, either as fractions or decimals depending on your preferences. However, you may notice an ‘SP’ option in our horse racing betting markets. This stands for “starting price”, and reflects the odds of the horse when the race begins, not when you place the bet. This is important to consider, as the odds may drop, which means your returns if that horse wins will also be smaller. However, the opposite is also true, so make sure you’ve weighed up both scenarios before placing a starting price bet.

How to Bet on Horse Racing at LeoVegas

At LeoVegas, we offer a variety of ways to place horse racing bets, whether you’re at home, at the races, or on the move. You can load up our sports betting section in either your desktop or mobile web browser, then navigate to the horse racing markets. Mobile and tablet users also have the option of downloading the LeoVegas Mobile App, which makes placing horse racing bets easier and more convenient.

You can also get access to content such as our Cheltenham betting odds on any device, with our previews fully optimised for mobile, desktop, tablet, and app users, so you can be fully informed ahead of the biggest horse racing events.