Horse Racing Tips

 Betting on horse racing is one of the most exciting betting opportunities offered in the gambling world today. Everywhere you look offshore they are starting racebooks that give the bettor the choice to wager on horses at nearly any track at any time around the globe.

When you place a bet on your favorite sporting event or horse race it makes it more exciting. Horse racing takes it to another level because the races are completed in minutes and before you can celebrate a win or grieve a loss the next race is about to start. That is why it is important to know what you are doing. As a horse gambler you need to be prepared before the race begins and be ready in between races so you can keep up with the action. Before a new horse bettor can even get that far they have to know the very basics of betting on horses.

The horse bettor can also go to a track or bet at a safe and secure race book from the comfort of home. Picking the horse maybe the easy part but the bettor has to learn how to read the odds that are being offered and how to place the bet. Even online it is important to be familiar with the terminology that is used when placing a wager. Then the horse bettor will not get in over their heads when they are placing a wager. To begin the bettor needs to know what type of bet they can place.

Before a horse bettor can even get started with wagering on horses they need to know where to bet on horses at. If you don’t live next to a track or an OTB the best place to wager on horses is from your house on your personal computer. The online sportsbooks offer an excellent opportunity to wager on horses by allowing access to tracks all over the world. BetUS Horse Racing, Bodog Racebook, Bookmaker Racebook and Horse Racing are just a few of the sites that have a fully operational race book that will give the horse bettor enough action at any time of the day.

Horse Betting Tips

Look for horses that finished in the money, that is first, second or third at their last four starts in their current campaign.

Include any non-placed run if it finished its most recent race within two lengths of the winner.

Last run must be on the same track as today unless it is shipped from a major track (Belmont, Churchill, Santa Anita) to a minor track (Penn National, Turf Paradise, Mountaineer). This little method will give you a few good horses to check out and regularly comes up with some good winners.

If the horse was a favorite or low adds horse in its last race and today is over 10-1 in the same type race or lesser, take a shot! This method can return some big longshots.

Don't bet on a horse that won at longshot odds its last race and is running at favoratism or low odds today. If you weren't there for the wedding why go to the funeral?

Look for a horse that had proven a winner at either the track or distance. Or box the top 3 money-earners at either the track or distance. This is a powerful handicapping tool that's simple to use when betting horses.

If a horse is a heavy favorite due to a class drop or favorable distance change, look for another horse that is doing the same thing only being ignored at higher odds - this little gem can really make your day at the race track.

Never play more than 2 race tracks at a time. It's so tempting with Satellite simulcasting but unless you want to blow through your money in about 30 minutes, don't do it.

Have a goal in mind. If you go to the track and say, I'd like to win $50 today, that's a goal. But if you say, I only want to lose $50 that's a goal too. And your mind will make sure you achieve it. So what's better to have as a goal, reasonable winnings or tolerable losses? It's up to you.

Look for threes. Anytime a horse is doing something for a third time, that can be a very good thing. 3rd time lasix, 3rd time blinkers, 3rd race off a layoff, 3rd race in a new class - for whatever reason this is a horse racing miracle number. Keep your eye on it.