At first sight, horse racing seems simple enough. All you need to do is pick a certain horse you think will win and they’re off to the races! Quite literally. While it is a bit more complex than that, that is generally how it is.
The act of betting on a horse isn’t that hard. In fact, like most anything in the world, all it takes is some help and practice. However, we can lend a helping hand by providing you some tips that you can use to bet better.
Here are a couple of tips that you need to know when betting on horse races
Listen to the Simulcast
Each and every racetrack that you visit will have a television simulcast that you can watch. Initially, these televisions help people watch the race and see everything better without binoculars.
Apart from that though, there are other benefits to listening to the simulcast. The commentators handicap between races. This information is important as you may get some tips on which to horse to bet for.
There are several types of bets you can place. These types of bets allow you to bet on a number of horses and/or a number of races as well. Depending on the type you choose, it drastically changes your chances of winning.
Here are a couple of examples.
A “show” bet has the highest chance of winning. If you choose this, the horse you bet on must be either first, second, or third. While you have the highest chance of winning here, the payoffs are modest.
On the opposite spectrum is “pick 6”. In it, the horse you select must win six races in a row! While chances are low, the payoffs are fantastic.
We at ND Racing Commission hope that these tips help you out with your betting.