Betting Guide

Betting Guide for Horse Racing

With information that ranges from how to place your first horse racing bet up to explanations of the intricacies of full cover multiples with seven selections, our horse racing betting guide articles will give you all the information you need to understand how to bet on horse racing.

Betting Guides

Betting should always be fun (and if it goes beyond that then GambleAware can offer lots of help and advice); however, much of the fun of betting on the horses and the great meetings like the Cheltenham Festival comes from backing winners and that’s something you can only even try and do if you understand a few basics about betting and horse racing.

Our guide here is far from exhaustive but we’ve covered the main topics and there is also further useful information on our Racing Info page, including an A-Z glossary of racing and betting terms that total beginners are sure to find helpful.

Remember, online betting sites and bookies are never trying to catch you out and their websites, staff and betting markets are all designed to be as helpful and easy to understand as possible. There’s no need to be worried or intimidated about placing a bet so why not learn the basics and give betting on the horses a try – there really is no greater sporting thrill than watching your horse romp home to land a nice winning bet!

If you are completely new to betting, the place to start would be our How to Bet of Horse Racing article, which goes into detail about how to go about signing up with an online bookie and placing a bet on the horses. If you are already familiar with how to open a betting account and place a bet, but you are seeking some winning bets, check out our How to Pick Winners piece, or simply read some of our latest betting tips for the runners we think will bring home the bacon.

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