Looking to bet on the horses? Think you have a hot tip on the winning racing horse and can't make it to the racecourse? Then take a look at the odds offered by the following bookmakers, open an online account and place a bet to take advantage of tax-free betting.
Racebets.com is a dedicated horse racing bookmaker - with races available in over 40 countries. Your new sign up bonus is a matched deposit up to £50. Racebets have the worlds largest Ante-Post offers. There are money back specials and a "horse tracker" to follow your favorite horses as they race. View Site »
William Hill for horse racing. Use code F25 to get £25 free when you deposit £25. You have huge selection of live horse events or online games. Great odds on all horse racing, from across the UK and oversea. William Hill are the UK's oldest bookmakers, who make online horse racing beting easy. View Site »
NetBet Sports Betting site has a great welcome offer! Up to £50 on your first deposit. There is live sport across the world to bet on here including football being played in over 33 countries. You can get "cash back" on combination bets. Use "WELCOME50" to get your bonus. View Site »
Horse Racing bookmakers Bet365 where you can bet on today's horse races. From the big events like The Grand National to Ascot or to daily races, bet365 has great odds on all horse races. Find out how to register and fund your account and get a great matched deposit introductory bonus to gamble with. View Site »
Paddys racing £50 FREE Bet! A free bet to the same value as your first bet. Minimum qualifying stake £5. Bet on the Grand National, Royal Ascort or any horse races or any sporting event. Paddy Power is Ireland's largest bookmaker, they are the first major Irish bookmaker to venture into online betting. View Site »
Everything you need in one place, with just one account. Ladbrokes is one of the world's largest bookmakers. Your account will be handled with complete security, discretion and integrity. They cover all your favourite betting sports including football, racing, greyhounds and others, as well as covering lotto/pools, poker, balls and casino betting. View Site »
If you are a sports betting fan then this site may just be the right one for you. As well as having a comprehensive range of horse racing betting facilities, you can bet on a huge selection of sporting events too. Get strategies and tips, check out the rules and even see audio and video links. Register to get started with your own personal account. Check out the latest news too. View Site »
Different Types of Bet
There are a number of different bets you can make. Here's a look out how they work;
- To Win
The most simple is a 'win' bet, in this case you simply pick which horse you think will come first. If you are right you win, if not you lose.
You can also make a 'place' bet. In this case you bet on the horse finishing in top 3 or 4 (depending on how many horses are in the race). If there are less than 8 runners your horse needs to be either 1st or second, if there are more than 8, 3rd place would also count. In races with more than 16 horses, 4th counts as placing. 'Place' bets will have reduced odds, as they are more likely to come off than 'win' bets.
- Each Way
Making an 'each way' bet is like placing a 'win' and 'place' bet on one horse at the same time. If you placed a bet for £10 each way on a horse, you are betting £10 on it to win and £10 on it to place. Bear in mind that this means you'd lose £20 altogether if your horse lost.
This is where you bet on which horse will come first and which will come second in the correct order. As this is harder to guess, you will get increased odds and may win considerably more. A 'reverse' exacta is where you bet on the horses to come 1st and 2nd but in either order. As with an 'each way' bet, this is effectively two bets in one, so costs twice as much.
This is this is the same idea as an Exacta bet except you bet on the horses to come 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
Guess a horse that places in all the placepot races (normally the first six) and you'll win big. You need to use a betting card to place this sort of bet, more on which further down the article.
The same idea as above, but you only need four correct guesses in the four nominated quadpot races. Usually these will be races 3, 4, 5 and 6.
In this scenario you need to guess the winners of the six relevant races. The long odds make the potential prize here very attractive.