Horse racing is one of the most popular sports in the UK, with racecourses all over the country hosting daily meetings. It’s no surprise, then, that horse racing betting is a very common way for people to enjoy betting online. As one of the biggest horse racing bet sites, Novibet wants to provide you with the very best online horse racing betting experience.
How to Bet on Horse Racing
Placing a horse racing bet at Novibet couldn’t be easier. Just head to the website, or open the app, go to sports and click the horse racing betting tab to see all of the day’s racing. Find the meeting and race you’d like to bet on and click on it to open the markets for that race. You’ll be presented with a list of horses running in that specific race, ordered based on their relevant numbers. However, if you’d like to change the list so that the horses appear in order of their odds, either ascending or descending, simply click the sort button.
Once you’ve found the horse race bet you want to back, click on the odds to add the selection to your betslip. Once you’re ready to place your bet, go to your betslip and enter the stake you’d like to place on it, you’ll then see your potential returns should your bet win. Horse racing betting also has an each way (EW) option for punters, so if you want to back a selection each way, simply select this option in the betslip. Remember, when placing an each way bet, your stake is double the amount that you enter into your betslip, because you’re backing your selection in two separate ways - one to win and one to place.
If an each way selection wins, your horse racing bet is paid out on both halves of your bet, as your selection has both won and placed in the race. If your selection does not win, but manages to place in the race, the win half of your bet is settled as a loss, however the place half is settled as a win and you will be paid out relative to the each way terms of that particular race.
Find out why horse racing betting is so popular at Novibet today.
The Biggest Horse Racing Festivals
Some of the biggest and best horse racing festivals take place in the UK every year, as the best horses from around Europe, and sometimes the world, gather to fight it out on the turf
The UK and Ireland are the home of National Hunt racing, which requires horses to jump ditches and fences throughout the race. They are often referred to casually as ‘jumps’ races and are separated into two categories; hurdles and steeplechases. Hurdles are smaller obstacles which many horses new to jumps racing, referred to as ‘novices’, start with before advancing to the larger fences found in steeplechase races. Due to the difficulty of jumps racing, punters are often rewarded with bigger odds, which is what makes it so appealing to those getting involved in horse racing betting.
The main jumps festivals to mark in your calendar are:
The Cheltenham Festival - held at Cheltenham racecourse
The Grand National Festival - held at Aintree racecourse
The Punchestown Festival - held at Punchestown racecourse
The Scottish Grand National Festival - held at Ayr racecourse
The Irish Grand National Festival - held at Fairyhouse racecourse
The Welsh Grand National Festival - held at Chepstow racecourse
As well as having the biggest and most well-known jumps races in the world, the UK (England in particular) hosts some of the world’s best flat racing meetings. As the name suggests, flat racing doesn’t require horses to jump obstacles and as a result requires jockeys to be much more tactical in how they approach their races. Horses are also more likely to run to form on the flat when compared to jumps, but those interested in horse racing betting should be aware that the trade off is that the odds on offer often aren’t as big as jumps races.
The main flat racing festivals in the year are:
The Guineas Festival - held at Newmarket racecourse
The Derby Festival - held at Epsom racecourse
The Royal Ascot Festival - held at Ascot racecourse
The Glorious Goodwood Festival - held at Goodwood racecourse
The St. Leger Festival - held at Doncaster racecourse
British Champions Day - held at Ascot racecourse
Horse Racing Betting on Your Mobile
Get the ultimate horse racing experience with Novibet on your mobile. Just like the desktop website, you can browse all of the day’s meetings, populate your betslip and place your bets all from your mobile device.
For an even smoother mobile experience, download the Novibet mobile app. One tap and you’re in, giving you access to all of the day’s racing, including vital race stats, odds and more. With the Novibet app, you can take your horse racing betting on the move to ensure you never miss a post time.
The Novibet mobile app can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. So download today and make your betting experience a truly mobile one.
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