Yes. Many sportsbooks offer a thorough coverage of horse racing events. There are also some sportsbooks entirely dedicated to horse racing.
Absolutely. You can find anything from straight up bets to more complex and exotic bet types on many online bookmaker websites.
The most common type of horse racing bet is the “to win” bet. It is simple and straightforward to understand. In a “to win” bet, all a bettor has to do is place a bet on the horse that they think will come in first place in the race. If their prediction comes true, the bettor wins the prize.
The answer is the straightforward “show” bet. It is simple to understand the concept behind the bet, and all you really need to know is who the favorite horses are. So, it is a simple matter of wagering on the favorites. In order to win a “place” bet, all you have to do is wager on whether a horse will place in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. If your chosen horse makes any of the top three, you win back your cash.
Again, the answer is the simple straight wager. Betting on a horse finishing in the top three is the safest choice you have, especially if you wager on one of the favorites to win the race.
The show bet is the simplest and safest form of horse race betting. A show bet entails bettors placing a wager on horses finishing in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. If your chosen horse finishes in any of the three spots, you will win the wager.
The place bet is an alternative to the “show” bet, for punters who are a little more confident, but still not confident enough in their backed horse. Basically, a bettor wagers on a horse finishing in 2nd or 1st place. If the horse comes in either of the top 2, the bettor wins the wager.
Horizontal bets are a bit more complicated, and recommended to more experienced betting enthusiasts. Simply put, a horizontal bet requires that a wager be put on 2 or more different races. So, not only do you need to pick a winner of one race, but you will need to pick a winner of several different races. And if you get even one wrong, the bet is lost. For this reason, we recommend horizontal bets only after you’ve garnered some major experience in the field of horse racing.
A single bet on three outcomes in different events is called a Treble. Trebles are horizontal bets, so all three horses must finish first in order for the bet to be considered won.
A boxing bet is quite a complex and advanced type of horse racing bet. It requires a player to make three selections, and then choose the order in which they will finish the race. If the horses finish the race in that exact order, the bet is paid out. While the risk is high, the reward is also quite high, which is why boxing bets are very popular among experienced bettors.