Leading up to the day of a horse race, owners and trainers have to decide whether or not to let their horses compete in the race. These are known as acceptance or declaration stages and every race has one five days prior to the race and another on the day before the race.


All in

With all-in betting, if your selection is withdrawn (or does not compete), you lose your stake. 


All weather racing

This is flat racing which takes place on an artificial surface.



The weight concession the horse is given to compensate for its riders inexperience.


Also ran

If your selection does not finish in the placings, i.e., first, second, third or fourth in a race it is considered to be an also ran.


Ante Post

This is a bet that is placed on future major sporting events, usually prior to the day of the event itself. In return for the chance of better odds, an Ante Post price means you normally lose your stake money if your selection does not take part in the event.


Any to come ATC

This is a term used to describe when the whole or part of returns from one wager are automatically reinvested on a subsequent bet.



This is where a variation in available odds allows a punter to back all available selections andguarantee a profit.