It may be known as the ‘Sport of Kings’ but horse racing is also the king of sports betting. Horse race betting is so popular that the sport and its accompanying odds simply go hand in hand. However, if you are looking for a flutter, then make sure that you examine the full range of options.
At most reliable online sports books, you can find truly exhaustive coverage of every race taking place at home and quite often abroad too. Make sure that wherever you bet includes easy to find information on the form of your chosen runner and rider. Many sites will include an A-Z guide to both horses and jockeys. Talking of which, if you are looking to bet on one of the premium meetings of the year, such as Cheltenham or Royal Ascot, then an interesting wager can be found in betting on which jockey or trainer will win the most races throughout the week. They also provide the opportunity to place money on an accumulator. These can be especially lucrative – You pick the winner in a set number of races and if all your choices come home first then you will win a truly impressive sum.
Of course, if you are looking for a long-term horse race betting option, then why not have a flutter on who will win the national hunt or flat racing jockey’s title. You can watch the odds fluctuate as the season progresses. On that note, it is important when placing a horse racing bet that you time your wager correctly. If you think that you’ve spotted a dark horse which is un-fancied at present, it is usually a good idea to take the opportunity and place your bet before their odds begin to change.
If you have still not found the right odds for you after considering all these options, then you can often find a virtual race to bet on too. Utilizing excellent graphics and convincing effects, several sites offer a fantasy race for you to bet on which unfolds before your eyes.