Basic tips for betting on horse races (II)

Despite the fact that sports betting and the world of horses have been linked for several centuries, until not many years ago, racetracks were the only places where bets of this type could be accepted and crossed.

The irruption of the internet in society has caused many betting houses, information portals, betting forums, streaming pages of sporting events to increase the quality of the forecasts, emerging a new species of human being that we could qualify as the "homo bettor".



The "homo apostante" is a person capable of analyzing all the factors that surround any sporting event on which he is going to make a bet, as well as assessing the goodness of the odds offered without having to move from home. In the past, in the case of horse races, it was necessary to have direct contact with the jockeys or the stables in order to assess all the components that affect a race properly.

Horse competitions are one of the pillars of sports betting, along with football, tennis and basketball. It is an industry that moves billions of dollars every day and that is why there is a significant number of people who live thanks to their predicting ability.

Although it presents numerous analogies with the bets in another type of sport, it is necessary to consider some extra factors (in addition to those already mentioned in the previous article) to be able to succeed in the competitive world of the horse:


- Before choosing a winning horse it is always preferable to rule out the losers. In this way we eliminate all those horses that we think are not fast enough or that are being overestimated by the public for the race. This is done mainly to facilitate the decision-making process.

The author of the book "Betting on Horse Racing", Richard Eng, also highlights the need to divide the horses into 3 groups: Group A, Group B and Group C, based on their latest results.

Those belonging to group A are those who will be in the top positions under normal conditions, since in several of their last races they have achieved victory. Group B will be formed by horses that in their last results have obtained several third and fourth place and finally, group C will be integrated by all those horses that finish the races in the lower middle zone.

This classification can be very useful, because if for example in the same race we have several horses belonging to group A, the race will probably be very fast, and these duels will significantly impair the chances of a horse This group is made with victory.

If, on the other hand, only one horse of group A exists in the race and the others belong to B and C, the chances of victory of horse A multiply.

- Always start with the simplest bets: There is a wide variety of sports bets applied to the world of the horse but it is only necessary to know 2 types to be able to start correctly and properly. Needless to say, as we get deeper into this exciting world we must gradually acquire specific knowledge.

Betting to winner: You will correct your forecast if the selected horse is the one that manages to win the race.

Place bets: You will correct your forecast if the selected horse is the one that wins the race or is second. This type of bets to cover one more position are lower than the first.

When we are facing a race with numerous participants, bets placed can cover up to the first four places, that is, in that case we would win our bet if our horse finished at least in fourth place.

Once we understand all the concepts and tips of these two articles, we will be ready to successfully begin our betting adventure.

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