People have been betting on horse racing since horses have been running. If you’ve always wondered how betting on ponies works, you’re on the right page. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran, we’ve compiled a few hacks that will help you win money the next time you bet on a horse race. Read on!
Get your hands on the betting tools
There are 2 very important betting tools. One is the Racetrack Program and the other is the Daily Racing Form. The Racetrack Program will give you an insight into all the players. Of course, when we say players here, we are referring to the horses and their jockeys. This program also tells you a little about the owners of the horses and their respective trainers. The Daily Racing Form on the other hand provides information on the past performances of the horses running on that day and it also includes informative horse racing articles. These two tools can come in handy when you are confused between two or three horses that have caught your attention.
Observe the horse in the paddock
Before the race starts, the jockeys parade their horses in an area referred to as the paddock. If you observe the horses carefully out there, you’ll get to see how your favorite horse is behaving just before the race. Horses have good and bad days too. If the horse you’ve set your heart on looks off, you can always bet on him on another day. Try to look for alert yet calm horses who aren’t wasting all their energy running in circles in the paddock. While these tell-tale signs might not be very obvious to beginners, you will start noticing them once you frequently begin to visit horse races.
Go with your gut
Everybody decides on their favorite horse the moment they’ve had a chance to check out all the horses. Sometimes you’ll pick a horse that’s wearing your lucky number or your favorite color. Other times you might like the name of a horse. If all else fails and you don’t have any logical reason to choose a particular horse, go with what your gut says. While it might sound random or superstitious, it is alright to have fun sometimes when huge sums of money aren’t involved.
When you’ve finally placed your bets on a horse, find a seat with a comfortable view and enjoy the race!