Win More with Horse Race Bet Strategies

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Horse racing boasts one of the biggest sports betting markets in the world, and this can only mean that bettors all levels of experience have certain strategies in place that see them winning more when they wager.

Whether you are a casual bettor who enjoys a range of online gambling activities, from horse racing betting to real money pokies play, there are systems which can make sure that you see more returns at the end of the day. Here are a few of the most effect horse race bet strategies for you to experiment with when the next big race day comes around.


Premier 2yos at Del Mar, SaratogaThe Recent Winner Strategy 

This master plan has you checking out the horses which have recently won a race. These will be strong contenders for the races following, and will be on top form. These horses are often submitted in order to avoid handicapping penalties, and frequently gain momentum once they have reached their prime.


Statistical Lays in Horse Betting 

Laying a horse in the sports betting market has bettors wagering against a runner. After you choose a suitable race, the next step of this grand design has you identifying the three favorites for the race, and then analyzing their odds.

After you have chosen the top three places for the upcoming race, you will then pick the runner that has odds of between 3.0 and 5.8, or 2/1 and 4.8/1, and then lay against the animal with the least chance of taking first place.

Implementing this could see you succeeding as much as 80% of the time.


The Dutching Game Plan 

For the more mathematically inclined among us, a very successful horse racing betting plan of action known as the Dutching Method may be a good one to try.

The outline of this plan of action states that, when you wager on a selection of horses, you will be cashing out with the same payout in all instances, no matter which one wins. Achieving this result, however, does requires some essential calculations. While they may initially seem rather complicated, they are in fact quite easy to accomplish, and bet calculators found online will help you with the Dutching Plan.

Enter the total amount you would like to stake, and the betting odds for reach of your selections. The advised amount to place on each of your wagers and the profit you could possible see will instantly be updated.

The Dutching Scheme has you first locating a race with preferably more than ten runners. You will then need to choose two of the Top Three ranked horses, with good odds, and then you can start working out what the implied probabilities are from these odds.


The Horse and Jockey Partnership 

This horse betting approach works on the horse which ranked second in its last race. The jockey who rode the horse that day was doing so for the first time, and so the next appearance of this duo will mark their second together.

The advantage of this strategy is that the jockey will now be familiar with and to the horse, the manner in which it performs in races, and the weaknesses and strengths the animal has. The increased experience with the animal in question will enable the jockey to adapt more quickly to events occurring in the second race. Additionally, the jockey will be 100% aware of what went wrong the first time, and will bring significant improvements into this appearance.


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Rich Nilsen is a 14-time qualifier to the National Handicapping Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 twice. He recently won a $24,000 package into Kentucky Derby Betting Championship I. A former executive with, Rich is also a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program. He is founder of, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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