Horse Racing Betting

Horse racing betting is a booming business, one of the most popular with the online sportsbooks.

There a superbly vast range of special markets and multiple bets that horse racing enthusiasts can wager the money in their bankroll on, as well as the traditional ‘to win’ and ‘each-way’ markets.

New Zealand Horse Racing Competitions

Kiwis are, without a doubt, passionate about horse racing and horse racing betting.  With a massive 52 race courses in New Zealand, and 65 licensed Racing (RC ) or Jockey Clubs (JC), everyone is sure to have their favourite locals to place their bets on, not to mention all the international horse races such as the Kentucky Derby, the Queen’s Plate, Royal Ascot, Cox Plate and the Melbourne Cup to mention just a few.  The most important races for horse racing betting in New Zealand are the:

  • Auckland Cup
  • Easter Handicap
  • Kelt Capital Stakes
  • LvRC Classic
  • Mudgway Stakes
  • New Zealand 1000 Guineas
  • New Zealand 2000 Guineas
  • New Zealand Derby
  • New Zealand International Stakes
  • Stoneybridge Stakes
  • Telegraph Handicap
  • Wellington Cup

Top Tips For Horse Racing Betting

Best Odds Guarantee – shop around with the different sportsbooks to see if they offer a best odds guarantee.

Free Bets – it is well known that you get super free bets offers with almost all of the online betting sites like you join up.  They all vary with what they offer you, but if you open quite a lot of accounts you may find that you have a lot of free bets to start your horse racing betting pastime with.

Watch the horses form – this is essential in any animal sports racing, whether thoroughbred horse racing, greyhounds or horse trotting and pacing events.  How have they competed at similar distances and in that type of field or course?  Knowing your stats, as each horse will have optimal performance leanings, could make the difference between big winnings or not.   Some horses seem to prefer running on faster ground, but there are definitely the exceptions that outrun the others, and shine on heavier ground.

Follow expert tips and listen to sports news coverage – if you want to earn big in horse racing betting, like any other form of betting you need to follow the daily updates on the news, in horse racing magazines and the experts tips and opinions that the different sportsbooks offer on horse racing betting.  Follow the odds closely too, well prior to the actual race day, and compare those to any drastic changes close to the race date.

Ante-post horse racing betting – also known as futures betting is when there is a fixed odds market established before the race happens, which in horse racing betting is most commonly determined more than 24 hours before the actual race.  Therefore, if the horse you have bet on doesn’t end up running, you will have lost your bet.  So do make sure to thoroughly check out the pre-racing reports before placing an ante-post bet.  The main advantage of this kind of bet is that they most often are guaranteed at much better odds than if you had waited until the day of the race to place your wager.