Horse racing is one sport which takes place all year round. Unlike other sports such as football, which takes a break during periods of the year, horse races are ongoing throughout the year whatever the weather. This is one reason horseracing is one of the most popular sports to bet on as there are daily opportunities to grow your bankroll.

There are various types of bets when it comes to horse racing. Some of the more popular bets are the winner of a race, each way bets, ante-post bets and betting without the favourite. Many bookmakers also offer promotions on horse races which can significantly increase your chances of making a profit in the long-term. Best Odds Guaranteed is a popular promotion and is offers by many top bookmakers. When this offer is available, if the odds of the horse you have bet on at the start of the race are greater the odds you took when you placed your bet, you will be paid out at the higher odds should your horse win. Best Odds Guaranteed can result in significantly more profits should you back a winner and their odds drift before the off.

Extra places is another popular promotion which is run on selected races by a number of bookmakers from time to time. This offer applies to each way bets and when available, the bookmaker will pay out on more places than the standard. For example, if the standard number of places was 3 and the bookmaker was offering 2 extra places, the each way part of your bet would win if you horse finished 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th instead of just 2nd or 3rd.

There are many factors to consider when picking a horse to bet on in a race. Form, past results at the track, the jockey and the surface should all be taken into consideration. For example, a horse may perform better on soft ground or on certain types of surfaces such as synthetic, dirt or turf. Below are some tips for betting on horses.


All turf races happening in any part of the country and like the ones seen in Tvg Horse races, feature different kinds of grades stakes. Each horse comes in varying weights and age and one of the best bets is to stick with two-year-old horses.

Each horse is trained carefully by their trainers and jockeys depending on the type of race they want to be involved in. In this case, the two-year-old thoroughbred is highly trained to compete for turf races, and they can likely win more compared to other types of horses. Make sure that you carefully do your research regarding your entry on how they will likely perform against the rest of the field.

Plan Ahead

Carefully study each entry and take a look at their racing record. Even if the race is days away you need a thorough knowledge about each horse and their history so that you can make a more informed bet.

Horse races vary in that some have jumps and others are simply sprints. It’s important to study the form of your selections on similar races to see how they performed. It may be that some horses are better at sprints than jumping or some are better on dirt than turf. 

Attending the races

Researching form and stats online is extremely helpful but there can also be benefits in actually attending the races. Watching how horses perform can give you additional insight and by physically attending races you are able to talk to other like-minded people from whom it may be possible to learn important information.

Learn from your research

It’s inevitable that you won’t win every bet you place. However, each race should give you additional insight into other horses which you may have overlooked. It’s important to keep note of these points as they may help with making selections in other races that those horses are participating in.