Horse Racing - Betting Basics

Betting Basics - Horse Racing - Bet Types - Hollywoodbets - Vodacom Durban July

Understand the basics of horse racing betting with our betting explanations below. This is for tote betting or open bets as it is known with bookmakers (eg. Hollywoodbets).


If you are a once a year punter, or betting for the first time, show off your knowledge of the horse racing game with understanding the different bet types with our explanations below. We cover all the basic tote bet types (or open bets as they are known at Hollywoodbets), so you are well equipped for the big race day - such as the Vodacom Durban July or Sun Met.


Win - Tote Win

Bet on which horse will win the race.

Quick Note: When requesting your bet, call the race course, race number, stake. bet type, and horse number.
eg. "Greyville, Race 3, 
R50, Win, No 10".

Place - Tote Place

Bet on a horse to finish in either first, second or third place.

Quick Note: There are less or more places depending on the number of horses in the race.

Swinger

Bet on two horses to finish in the top three positions.

Quick Note: Horses can finish '1st and 2nd' or '1st and 3rd' or '2nd and 3rd'.

Exacta

Bet on the horses that will finish in 1st and 2nd position in exact order.

Quick Note: Ask for a "boxed" trifecta, allowing for your selected horses to finish in any order.


Trifecta

Bet on the horses that will finish in 1st, 2nd and 3rd in exact order.

Quick Note: Ask for a "boxed" trifecta, allowing for your selected horses to finish in any order.


Quartet

Bet on the horses that will finish in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th position in exact order.

Quick Note: Ask for a "boxed" quartet, allowing for your selected horses to finish in any order.


Jackpot

Bet on which horses will win in four consecutive races.

Quick Note: The races will be allocated - eg. Races 5, 6, 7, 8.


Place Accumulator

Bet on which horses will place in seven consecutive races. This means the horse must finish in either first, second or third in seven consecutive races.

Quick Note: The races will be allocated - eg. Races 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

Bipot

Bet on which horses will finish in either first or second position in six consecutive races.

Quick Note: The races will be allocated - eg. Races 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

Pick 6

Bet on which horses will win in six consecutive races.

Quick Note: The races will be allocated - eg. Races 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.


Double

Bet on which horses will win in two consecutive races.

Quick Note: This bet is available for all consecutive races. - eg. Race 1 & 2. Race 2 & 3. etc.


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