If you’ve not been having luck at the racecourse, it might just be you’ve been ignoring the right horse racing tips. Horse race betting can be profitable if you know what you are doing. Would you like to know more? Here are a few tips on how how to win at horse racing in 2021z
1. Don’t ignore the racecards when you want to back a horse.
This tip sounds pretty obvious; that’s because you can’t overemphasize its need. As important as this tip is, I’ve seen punters ignore it and bet on a horse for its weird name and other ridiculous reasons that’s a clear recipe for losing money. A race card will reveal a whole lot of information that will help you take a calculated risk when backing a horse; after all, betting is a risk.
Information like age/weight, jokey, official rankings, trainer/owner, a horse’s record, etc., will help you make guided decisions. For example, a horse’s weight can help you determine if the horse will have the necessary stamina to excel in an obstacle course. A jockey or trainer’s past record is also a good guide to choosing a winning horse. Furthermore, young horses are known to do better than older ones.
2. Adopt betting exchanges.
Yes, mainstream sportsbooks aren’t ideal when you want to place your bets. However, you can also consider betting exchanges, where punters help each other with odds. Also, there are free horse racing tips at many horse race sites at no charge.
3. Take on easy bets if you are not a pro.
Punting is already a no-guarantee activity. So, jumping at what you don’t have full knowledge makes it even more difficult to excel. If you are just learning the ropes of horse race betting, it’s best to stick to easy bets like the one below:
Win: betting that a horse will win a race.
Place: an odds-raising bet that allows you to get returns if your horse finishes first or second.
Show: a more favorable bet, which allows you to have a return if your horse comes in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd
Quinella: a bet that allows you to pick the first two finishers in any order
4. Avoid the “sure bets.”
No one can see the future; betting is 100% predictions based on existing information. Therefore, we’ll keep emphasizing this point, “there are no sure bets.” If you visit the pub at the racecourse, it’s best not to get carried away with the gossip. Yes, betting on the favorite in a race is not a bad idea; however, you also want to juxtapose other vital information, jockey, racing surface, etc.
5. Maintain good records
This tip helps you keep track of your spendings, wins, and losses. It’s always a good idea to plan how much you want to bet before heading to the bookmakers. If you don’t, you may find yourself chasing losses or feeling too lucky, which could result in losing all you’ve won or come with to the racecourse.