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  • Abbreviations

    UK Horse Racing is, unfortunately, chock full of various abbreviations. Here is a list of the more commonly used abbreviations used within the site and the ratings. A/E  – Actual Return divided by the Expected Return. Cls – A strong rating field in the ratings concerned with the horse’s class ability. DD – Draw Down. The largest drop from a profitable ... Read more...
  • What is Rule 4?

    Newcomers to betting on horse racing do get confused by Rule 4. We have tried to explain it as clearly as possible. Rule 4 is an industry-standard deduction that is made on a horse or dog when there is a non-runner in a race after the final declarations for that race have been made and you have ... Read more...
  • Odds explained

    There are two ways odds – or prices – are displayed at racecourses in Britain: the traditional fractional system or the more recently introduced decimal system. Fractional odds: These are usually displayed in this format: 4/1. In spoken form this is “Four-to-one” and sometimes this can be written as: 4-1. Odds are just maths. To illustrate some examples, let’s ... Read more...
  • What’s In A Name?

    Racing, without doubt, has it’s collection of archaic tweed-clad fuddy-duddies at the helm and one of the jobs of one of the minor functionaries of the Jockey Club is to ensure that every horse which runs under the Rules of Racing, doesn’t have an inappropriate name. By this, no horse should be run whose name ... Read more...
  • What is a Furlong?

    In 1999 at an evening meeting at Chester we met a charming family from the Netherlands who had gone racing for the first time. Whilst they were enjoying themselves they had to admit that they were somewhat baffled by the weights and measures used in British racing. This not only extends to non-English speaking people, ... Read more...
  • Results Codes

    It’s often been asked as to what each of the letters mean in the results pertaining to a horse. 0 – finishing tenth or more B – brought down C – carried out D – disqualified F – fell H – hit rails L – left at start N – non-runner O – ran out P – pulled-up R – refused S – slipped U – unseated rider V ... Read more...
  • Jockey’s Weight?

    What does a jockey’s weight in a race mean? For example, in the card one could see a jockey with the weight of 8-8, so what does this mean? First of all that isn’t the jockey’s weight but the amound of weight that the horse has to carry for this race. If one thumbs through other ... Read more...
  • Handicapping Explained

    A basic understanding of handicapping is quite important for would be punters, as the vast majority of a day’s racing is made up by such races. Below is a basic guide into the principles of handicap races. Handicaps are races which bring together horses of varying levels of ability. The idea being that the better horses ... Read more...
  • What is a “Lucky 15” bet?

    A “Lucky 15″ is a bet that consists of 15 separate bets on just 4 horses: 4 singles 6 doubles 4 trebles 1 four-fold accumulator = TOTAL 15 BETS Due to the accumulative nature of the Lucky 15 bet, get 3 or 4 selections right, and your returns start to look AMAZING (which is what makes the Lucky 15 a fantastic bet). A ... Read more...
  • What is Level Stakes Betting?

    If you are new to betting then you’ll want to understand the best and most sensible ways to help maximize your profits. One of those ways can be by betting with a straight forward level staking plan. A staking plan is one of the many aspects of sports betting that will improve your overall level ... Read more...

 

 

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