What are the different horse racing bets?

If you’re looking for different types of bets, here at theracing.co.uk , we can help you out. Everyday we provided different bets on our site comprising of naps, doubles, trebles, accumulators, to win bets, each way bets, to place bets and specials when the big festivals are on. So really, we can take care of all your horse racing betting needs but that shouldn’t stop you from learning about horse racing betting lingo, after all you still need to know what you’re betting on.

Types of bets in horse racing


A Nap is a single is a bet on 1 selection in 1 event. It’s the best bet of the day offered by tipsters that have scoured research for the days races.

Doubles, Trebles, Accumulators

A Double is a bet made up of 2 selections and you guessed it, a Treble is a bet made up of 3 selections. Exceeding 3 selections we look to the term “accumulator” to describe how many selections are in the bet. For example 4 fold accumulator, 5 fold, 6 fold and so on, all followed by the word accumulator to show the bet it multiple selections.

Each way bet or To place bet

This is when you bet on a horse to win or be placed. The number of places can vary depending on the type of race and the number of runners. Everyday on theracing.co.uk we post bookmakers extra places to ensure you get the best value for your bets. Here’s an example of places to explain how they are paid out:

William Hill have 4 PLACES @ 1/5 the oddsinstead of 3 PLACES @ 1/4 the odds at the following races…

1:35 Ffos Las

1:35 Southwell

4:10 Limerick

Twelve (12) or more must run for 4 places 1/5th to be paid. In the event of eleven (11) runners or less, standard EW terms will apply.”

From this information you can see what you will get back from your stake should your horse win or place but also the requirements that must be met for the offer to stand.

Lucky 15

A Lucky 15 bet consists of 15 bets, hence the name. The bets involve 4 selections in different events, so for example, a horse from 4 different races. The bet includes 4 singles, 6 doubles, 4 trebles, and 1 four-fold. Lucky 15’s involve placing a higher stake than other bets but if you’re confident the majority of your selections will win, then it will increase your chances of a good return on your stake. There are loads more bets that work on the same idea like this one such as, Lucky 31, Heinz (57 bets), Lucky 63.

As you increase you expertise in horse racing, there are lots of other bets at you finger tips but to start off with, the bets we’ve listed are the bets you will likely see yourself using more often than not.

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Wednesday 5th August - EW Lucky 15

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Good Reception

Not disgraced on Punchestown bumper debut in June 2019 when sent off 7-1 and finishing eighth of 18, but didn’t progress as hoped when disappointing at Ballinrobe (SP 7-2) later that summer; however, got back on track when 50-1 on return from a year off, coming home well for second in weak maiden hurdle; leading player here.


Newton Abbot

Bob Pebble

Promising second in an Irish bumper last September but outpaced in the closing stages when third on last month’s stable debut at this course; likely to find opportunities over hurdles and serious threat if all goes well.


Newton Abbot


Has proved a revelation over hurdles this summer and completed a hat-trick in good style at Stratford two weeks ago; has a 21lb penalty to defy but might still be up to the task given the manner of her wins.



Scotsmans Bay

Was running a decent race at Limerick last time when unseating rider two out, having moved into third place; if avoiding errors today then he can run well.

Returns and odds correct at time of publishing.