How to get the most from horse racing betting

Tipsters Review - 08-Nov-2017

How to get the most from horse racing betting

Not everyone is cut out to be a professional gambler, which probably explains why there are far more bookmakers in this world than there are people whom make a living from betting on nags. No matter your ambitions when it comes to horse racing betting, you definitely want to win more money than you lose. Here a few tips that may go some way to help you start to do just that.

 

 

  • Learn how to study the form. A racecard has a wealth of statistical information, but most of it is indecipherable if you do not know what you are looking at. Once you've decoded the information that is offered, reading a racecard will become second nature to you. The most important aspects on the card are a horse's recent form, their performances in similar conditions over similar distances, and their past performances at the course they are running at.
  • Keep an eye on the prices for each particular race. If a horse's odds shorten that it usually means that the mount is receiving a great deal of backing and that the bookmakers are adjusting their prices accordingly in reflection of that. This could mean that other punters have worked out that the price does not match the chances of the mount winning the race. Small place bets on horses that began as favourites but have drifted can be profitable too – there's usually a reason why a bookmaker chose that horse as favourite in the first place, after all.
  • Avoid accumulators or system bets such as Yankees. These are more for the novice punter whom just wants to add a little fun to their horse racing. The more selections you have, the greater the chance there is of your bet failing – it really is as simple as that. Success in horse racing betting is all about making a small, steady profit consistently over time, so stick to straight bets to win or place if you want to make money over the long term.
  • Choose your online bookmaker with impunity. Such establishments will always boast about their bonuses and promotions but keep quiet about the important stuff – how quickly they pay out, how good their customer service is and whether they habitually close the accounts of punters they deem to be too successful.
  • Never be tempted to chase your losses, especially if you have a string of poor results. Even the most seasoned horse racing punter will have a poor runs, so don't become too disillusioned if mount after mount you choose fails to deliver the goods. Just start afresh and understand that the money you've lost is gone for good – there's no way you'll get it back, especially if you chase it with bigger bets.
  • Make sure you have a separate 'gambling pool' – disposable cash you've put aside to gamble with once all the important stuff – mortgage payments, bills, food, money for socialising – has been sorted. Never add extra into this pot from other 'financial pots' – you're only asking for trouble.
  • Access Free Horse tips each day from the Tipsters Review website. 


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