Knowledge is King
Once you know your stuff, you’ll be able to plan ahead and bet on the outcomes of horse racing tomorrow, whether that’s ‘tomorrow tomorrow’ or tomorrow in several months time.

This type of betting strategy is known in the industry as an ante-post wager - a common bet placed by horse racing punters on a selection days, weeks, months and even years in advance of the event.

Advantage of Pre-Betting
The main advantage of placing an ante-post wager on horse racing tomorrow is that you are often guaranteed better odds than if you were to bet on the actual day of the event. For example, a horse may be priced-up at 11/1 a week in advance of the event, but on the day this could change to 3/11 - same outcome, very different return!

The Win vs The Lose
With betting on horse racing tomorrow, the rewards can be great but the falls equally so! For example, you could place an ante-post wager on a horse that is a non-runner (doesn’t take part in the specified race), meaning you will lose your stake purely by default.

Take Advantage of Greater Odds
Essentially, by betting in advance, you are taking advantage of bigger odds which may result in far bigger payouts. As you become more knowledgeable in a sport then you will feel naturally more confident to bet in this way, but, more often than not, it is the novice, one time better on a whim that seems to hit the jackpot!

Where is Ante-post Betting Available?
Ante-post betting is available in the build up to most major horse races, with some offering open bets up to a year in advance; such as, The Grand National and most races at the Cheltenham Festival.

Not just for horse racing…
Furthermore, ante-post betting has proven so popular with bettors, it is now available in many other sports, such as The Premier League and The Six Nations. Of course this is only heightened by glory stories relived in the media of the man who bet his life savings on Leicester to win the 2016 football title.


Ante-post wagering is not for everyone. It is a long-term investment, which can take years to predict; ultimately, completely overpowering the whole ideal of ‘having a flutter on the races’. However, the benefits are huge as there is few better feelings than getting paid out on an ante-post wager on a horse at 15/1 that had a starting price of just 6/4 on the day! But remember, if we could all see the future then we would all be millionaires! There is still the great risk of the unknown.

We wouldn’t be human if we didn’t yearn for the good old days, mourning the passing of time and the people we have loved and lost along the way. With this in mind, it often seems as though everything has experienced a ‘golden age’, with the only misfortune being that few people recognised it at the time.

Sport is no exception, as you often hear fans harking back to their team’s glorious peaks in football, boxing, tennis and snooker (to name but a few British games). Of course, English horse racing is no different…

For all the glory days and stars gone by, it’s becoming clear that with every horse race, we are in the midst of a UK horse racing renaissance, perhaps entering a new golden era. As today’s horse tips will tell you, the Brits are on top form and have been going from strength to strength.

Horse racing is possibly one of the oldest sports in the UK, with recorded races dating back to around the 12th century. Horse racing as a spectator sport began under the reign of Charles II and became a professional sport in the early years of the 18th century, when Queen Anne opened several racecourses, including Ascot.

MODERNISATION - just horse racing tips today
In the last 100 years alone, we have witnessed the first use of the photo finish in 1947, followed swiftly by the introduction of televised broadcasts in the 1950’s and 60.s Furthermore, in 1961, betting shops away from the racecourse were legalised; with more than 10,000 opening up across the country in the first six months, all proclaiming to offer the best odds on today's horse tips.

If we go back to our first ‘glory days’ it would be those in the years of 1973-1977 when perhaps the most famous racehorse of all time made history by winning the Grand National three times in five years. Red Rum won in 1973, 1974 and 1977 and came second in 1975 and 1976.

The dawn of the millennium saw the UK catapult into the digital world of horse racing with today's horse tips ruling the internet as the first online betting shops opened. For the first time, punters were able to gamble on horse racing from the comfort of their own homes.

As we whirlwind through 2016, it is worth noting that for all its retro nostalgia, horse racing is the second most-watched televised sport in the UK after football. Despite being revered as a professional sport in the UK for more than three centuries, it would seem that the popularity of horse racing is now as strong as ever - have a look through our site for today’s horse racing tips.

The most effective horse racing tips revolve around increasing your knowledge on how betting odds work.

Before you gamble properly, you need to know your stuff - and yes, that means brushing up on your maths! Traditionally, in the UK, odds are demonstrated as fractions; whereas in Europe, they are usually expressed in decimal form.

Using the UK system, if a horse’s odds are 3/1 this means a bet of £1 will make you £3 profit (you get £4 back as you also get your stake, or bet, back).

Furthermore, not all odds are described as “something to one”. For example, you may see a horse at 5/2. This means that if you bet £2, you make a profit of £5 (your win and your initial stake value).

If a horse is a strong favourite to win a race it will sometimes be “odds-on”. As you look at the odds, this means that the number on the bottom/right (the amount you bet) is bigger than the number on the top/left (your profit). For example, odds of 1/10 essentially mean that if you bet £10 you will win £11 back with a profit of just £1.

Now you know how the odds work, let’s look at some different types of bets…

Win Bet
There are a number of different types of bets you can place and the simplest and probably most common is the win bet. Fundamentally, you are backing a horse to win a race and so this is one bet with one outcome only.

Each Way
Other hugely popular betting tips include backing a horse each way. This is effectively two bets, with one placed on the horse to win and the other placed on it finishing in the top three. The place portion of your bet pays out at a fraction of the main odds and again this varies but is usually 1/4.

For example...

1.) If you bet £10 each way bet on a horse at 4/1, it will cost you £20 (£10 on the win and £10 on the place part of the bet).
2.) If it wins, both bets win, you gain £10 x 4 = £40, as well as your £10 stake back for the win portion.
3.) You also get your each way bet too, so ¼ of 4/1 is 1/1 (evens) so you get £10 plus your stake of £10 so £20 in total.
4.) Overall, if your horse wins you get £70 for a profit of £50. If your horse finishes second, third or fourth, you lose your £10 win bet but make £10 profit from the each way win, leaving you break-even.

Single Bet
This is where you back just one, single event.

Multiple Bets
There are numerous different types of multiple bets but the most common are a double bet or a treble bet.

A double bet involves backing two separate events; both bets must win for you to succeed: a treble is the same concept but with three selections. As well as being called multiple bets these are also known as accumulators, or accas for short.

Straight Forecast
This requires you to pick the top two horses in a race, in the correct finishing order. The odds will be set for that particular outcome and will therefore naturally be high returning.

Reverse Forecast
A reverse forecast bet is similar to the above but the horses can finish in any order. This is effectively two bets, so a £10 reverse forecast would cost £20.

No amount of horse racing tips can determine this one - it is really is one for the brave… pick the top three horses in the correct order. Big rewards up for grabs!


Whilst the above betting tips may seem pretty obvious, these are by far some the greatest horse racing tips you could read. For to be able to grasp racing tips, you must know how and when to bet. There is a very fine line between damage-limitation and going all out for glory!

English horse racing is one of the longest established and largest spectator sports in the country. Generating over £3.7 billion for the British economy, gambling on horseraces has subsequently dominated the UK’s betting industry too, especially with major events such as The Grand National and the Cheltenham Gold Cup consistently bringing in the crowds.

Comparatively, the betting industry is an important funder of horseracing in Great Britain: regardless of whether you're a high roller looking to stake thousands on a race or a casual punter simply joining in the fun and nostalgia of the Grand National, there is always that lure of the gamble.

However, if you want to give yourself the best shot at making money in the horse racing market, then it’s definitely worth knowing a few old betting strategies. Although some will suggest that horse racing betting systems are simply myth, this isn't necessarily true.

The problem with strategies for betting on horses often is that people wrongly assume they are sure-fire ways to make cash. The reality, however, is that these strategies are nothing more than techniques for picking out value in the market. With this in mind, we've broken down some of the more effective horse racing strategy systems you could use to increase your chances of winning a flutter… or two:

The Lay

To use this horse racing strategy, you first need to find a race that has ten or more runners. Once you've found a suitable race, the key to betting is to identify the three favourites and asses their odds.

You need to pick runners that have odds of between 3.0 (2/1) and 5.8 (4.8/1) and lay against the horse with the lowest odds (a lay bet is a bet that the horse won’t win).

Statistical analysis shows that horses with odds within these ranges (when in the top three picks of a race) win around 17% of the time. This means a lay bet should realise you a profit over 80% of the time.

Back the Beaten Favourite

Another English horse racing betting strategy that has a good chance of success is the beaten favourite method. When a horse is popular to win a race but is beaten, the weight of public opinion often goes against them for their next race and so the bookmakers are naturally forced to increase their odds on that runner.

Anyone that's experienced in betting on horse races will know that even the most revered horses can sometimes lose and this opens the window to future gains.

Because the horse will have better odds than it normally would for its next race, you could find yourself quids in if you remain loyal. This strategy is viable long term as it will almost always realise a profit over time.


Dutching is a well-known strategy amongst avid horse betters and is used for the ‘damage limitation’ win. The basic idea is that you divide your stake over a number of selections so that the same amount is won regardless of which selection wins.

The dutching calculation is not always straight-forward with varying odds and betting exchange commissions to consider, but ultimately it falls to cold hard mathematics and, if executed well, can make your betting more ‘fool proof’.

Imagine an English horse race in which you have identified 2 runners with odds of 3/1 and 11/1 that you would like to bet on. Your limit for the race is £10 and logic would suggest to split this 50/50 with 2x £5 bets.

However, think about it for another minute or so… should the 11/1 horse win your return would actually be much higher.

In fact, the most logical solution would be to reduce the amount staked on the horse with higher odds and increase proportionally the stake on the other ...until the winnings are equal. e.g:

Suggested probabilities from the odds
suggested probability of 11/1 runner = (1 / (11/1 + 1)) * 100 = 8.33%
suggested probability of 3/1 runner = (1 / (3/1 + 1)) * 100 = 25%

The stakes
amount to stake on 11/1 runner = (8.33 / (25 + 8.33)) * £10 = £2.50
amount to stake on 3/1 runner = (25 / (25 + 8.33)) * £10 = £7.50

The outcome
with splitting the stake evenly, the amount returned should any runner win is £30

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