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There are various ways to place a bet on the Racecourse.
You can either bet with the totepool, which as the name suggests is a pool betting system, with one of the on course bookmakers or in one of the bookmakers shop on course.
You then ask the bookmaker for your bet by naming your horse and the amount of money you want to wager on it. He will repeat the bet to you and if he is wrong correct him – also check your receipt once you are handed it.
If you bet on the tote you won’t know the odds that will be returned until your horse wins.
And if you are lucky enough to back a winner take your betting ticket back to the bookmaker or tote who will give you your winnings which you should check.
You can also back a horse each way which means that you will get a percentage of the odds if the horse is placed. Not all bookies take each way bets so check this first.
The standard each way terms that will be offered by bookmakers are as follows:
All bookmakers will display on their boards whether they are betting each way or to win only.
Types of tote Bets
The different type of tote bets are as follows:
Pick a horse to be placed in the race. Minimum bet £2. Your selections need to be placed as follows:
For a quick and easy guide to betting download Go Bet HERE