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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Dixieland Humor To Win

A winner at 3-1 at Gulfstream over 6f on her latest outing in February, beating Luxe Diamond by 1 1/2l. That was impressive.



Temple To Win

Winner of five races from 1m to 1m 1f on good ground. Won on his latest outing when 6-5fav at Gulfstream over 1m 1f (good) last month, beating Arthur Kitt by 1 1/4l. Got a dream run up the rail that day and did it well.



Man With A Plan To Win

Successful at 4f and 6f. Third of 9 behind Bahamian Prince beaten at 6-4fav on his latest outing at Gulfstream over 5f (good) in December last year. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Jose Pinchin. He returns at a much lower level.



Fuddled To Win

Dam a lightly raced maiden. Beaten a neck by First Wave when second of 10 at 5-1 on her racecourse debut at Gulfstream over 5f (good) in March. That was a cracking start to her career.



Blame The Thief  To Win

Winner of five races at 1m. A winner at 15-2 at Aqueduct over 1m (good) on his latest outing in March, beating Business Cycle. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Rudy Rodriguez in United States, and has strong claims today.

Returns and odds correct at time of publishing.