Horse Betting Tips

horse_bettingBefore entering into the world of horse betting, there are horse betting tips that you should be aware of. Applying some of the tips enclosed in this article when applied correctly will give you the best opportunity to place successful wager.

One of the oldest and arguably most successful tips is to search for horses that have placed in their last few races. Horses aren’t much different than human athletes in that they go on hot streaks. A horse that has been placing in a series of races is always a good bet. The same analysis can be applied to a horse that may not have placed, but finished within two lengths of the leader. This indicates that the horse is running a good race, and if things were just a little different the horse may have been a winner. A horse with a streak of close finishes is likely to finish close again, which ultimately gives you a good shot at winning.

Another good horse betting tip deals with the bookie that is offering the odds.

You always check what odds that bookies are offering and what bookies will give you the best return.

Other things that you can look at for horse betting tips are the fitness of the horse, the class of the horse, the distance of the race, the post position, the horses running style, the jockey and trainer of the horse, and the weight and consistency of the horse. While there are many factors to look at when looking for horse betting tips the most important factor is the present form of the horse.

A bunch of quick horse betting tips that can be rewarding if followed include:

Only bet on horses that have won races before. Try to avoid betting on horses that have recently moved up in class. Many times these horses have moved up prematurely.

When the track is slow or heavy, always pick the fast started. Slow, muddy and heavy track conditions usually favor the horse that takes an early lead.

Pick horses that have decent chances of winning, but for one reason or another is not bet on too heavy.

Don’t bet on horses that have been overly hyped. Heavily favored horses will likely win, but the payout isn’t enough to justify the risk.

Look for value bets and not just the bets most likely to win.

Don’t feel as if you have to bet on every race. Look for a good bet, but don’t just bet for the sake of betting.

If a horse is heavily backed just a few minutes before the start of the race and his odds are sharply reduced, bet on it. This is a strong indication that somebody has reliable favorable information about the horse that nobody else is aware of.

Give preferences to horses that have run recently. There is usually a reason that a horse has not raced in a while, such as an injury or illness.

Don’t underestimate the importance of the jockey. Give extra weight to an experienced jockey on longer distance races (over a mile). A jockey’s ability assumes greater importance as the distance increases. An experienced jockey has the experience needed to properly gauge the pace of a race.

These are just some of the tips that can help you at the track. With some time you will develop your own method and tips, but these should get you started and well on your way to making some money on the ponies.