If you’re into your Flat Races and your Steeplechases, you’ll find everything you need to place a wager right here in our Horse Racing betting tips hub. One of the most popular sports in the world, particularly among those who like to have a flutter, there are a wide range of markets catered for at LeoVegas. From the big UK meetings such as The Grand National and Cheltenham, to smaller racing meets of a weekend, there’s plenty of variety in the selections you can make, so you can place the exact bet that you are looking to.
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There are so many Horse Racing events in the calendar that it can sometimes be hard to narrow them down. At LeoVegas, we cover meetings from both sides of the Atlantic, with venues such as Chepstow, Kempton Park, and Newcastle in the UK, and Del Mar and Aqueduct in the United States of America. These racecourses have frequent events, and with there often being at least one race to bet on every day of the week, there is the capacity to place Horse Racing wagers whenever you choose to.
That said, for those with a passing interest in the sport, you may wish to only get involved during the big events of the calendar year. Well, January sees the Pegasus World Cup in Florida, before the Cheltenham Festival gets underway in Gloucestershire in March, with a wide variety of well-respected races to place a wager on. Cheltenham is often seen as the build-up to the main event, as The Grand National is run at Aintree in early April. The Kentucky Derby in May, and the Epsom Derby in June are two more to keep your eyes peeled for, before the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in Paris in October.
From an online betting perspective, our Horse Racing betting odds can be explored via whichever device suits you, with Mobile and App users able to use the Search bar, and Desktop players can filter using the ‘Browse Sports’ tab. So you can back your hunch for the next Grand National winner on-the-go at the King of Casino.
Horse Racing meetings can be made up of various numbers of races, competitors, and disciplines, which means that there can be a wide variety of markets for LeoVegas bettors to place their wagers on. The available markets are largely conventional, such as predicting which horse/jockey you think will win a particular race, with Each-Way betting options also available to cover you if your horse is the unfortunate victim of a photo finish, for example.
Looking a little bit wider, if you’re feeling extremely confident that you can predict exactly how a race will go, you have Exacta/Forecast and Tricast/Trifecta options, which allow you to pick your top two or three finishers in a race. This is probably the hardest bet available in Horse Racing, but the odds reflect this, so if you choose to back your gut feeling then it could carry some serious winning potential. These types of markets are largely unique to Horse Racing betting odds, so while the sport is universal, some players may be more experienced with Premier League betting tips or Tennis Betting tips & odds so may be a little lost. For those people, we’ll break down some of the betting terminology found in Horse Racing into its simplest form.
Back/Lay: To ‘Back’ a horse means that you are placing a bet on it to win or place. To ‘Lay’ a horse is the opposite, in that you think it will lose, or miss out on the places.
Place: If a horse finishes second (or sometimes third or fourth, depending on the number of runners) it is said to have ‘placed’. LeoVegas will sometimes offer extra places for bigger events, such as The Grand National.
Each-Way: An Each-Way is when you place a bet on your chosen horse to win the race, but also wager the same amount on it to place, as a sort of covering bet. The returns will differ depending on where your horse finishes.
Exacta/Forecast: An Exacta or Forecast bet is when you wager on the exact horses that will finish in first and second, in that specific order.
Tricast/Trifecta: A Tricast or Trifecta is similar to an Exacta/Forecast, except that it applies to the top three horses, rather than the top two. Again, you are wagering on the specific order you believe those horses will finish.
Rule 4: Rule 4 is important, as it can see your Betting Odds recalculated even after placing your wager, if a horse pulls out ahead of the race for example. This is due to the fact that your horse will, therefore, have less competition for places. There are some bets that are not subject to Rule 4, and more information about this can be found in our terms and conditions, under Section B 6.1.
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