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Horse Racing Betting Tips

Betting is at the heart of horse racing. The thrill of winning a bet in horse racing can make up for a number of disappointments-in emotional if not numerical terms!

Here are some horse racing betting tips to keep your head above water, and 3 deep pitfalls which you should avoid:

Tips to follow

  1. Systematic wagering is possible under a pari-mutuel system, at a racecourse with professional stewardship. Choose the racecourses, or online racebooks, known for their reputation and image of fair play.

  2. Track and horse specialization pays off, though it takes alot of patience, effort and time. Study horses at the track. See how they perform.

  3. You do not have to bet on every race; wait until you know that odds favor your pick.

Pitfalls to Avoid

  1. Do not expect sustained windfalls, or look for short cuts. Stay away from illegal betting, and tracks which promote dangerous riding and outright cheating!

  2. Spread betting may sound like fun, but it reduces the probabilities of winning dramatically. Jackpots and the like are uncommon in real life, but every race does have a winner.

  3. Video screens are more for enjoying off-site horse racing, than for making money. Trackside insights matter. You are unlikely to win against punters at a distant site. But if you have mastered the art of picking a winning horse, betting onine can save a trip to the track.

There is no shortage of theories and advice in the horse racing world. It helps to take all inputs in to consideration, provided that losses are kept within affordable limits so keep an account of your cumulative record.

Horse Racing Spotlight

Harness Racing Harness Racing Generally speaking, the inside post positions (numbers one through four) are an advantage, especially on half-mile tracks. Thoroughbred Racing Thoroughbred Racing "Pace makes the race." This old racing expression points to another element to consider when placing your bets -- the pace of the race. Quarter Horse Racing Quarter Horse Racing Straightaway American Quarter Horse racing is an all-out burst of speed from the starting gate with every horse trying to put a head in front at the finish.