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Horse Racing Tips: A Guide to Different Types of Bets

The Ultimate Horse Racing Betting Guide - jockey rides horse

Here you will learn everything that you need to know about the different types of horse racing bets you can take with Hollywoodbets.

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Use the below table to navigate to the bet type you'd like to learn more about

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Win Bet

How to take a horse racing win bet

A win bet is probably one of the easier bets for first-time punters to wrap their heads around. You simply pick the horse that you think will win the race, if your selection places first then you’re a winner! It’s all rather simple.

Multiple

How to take a horseracing multiple

You can bag a lot more value out of your bets by combining all of your selections together in one bet. These types of bets are known as multiples or accumulators. Similarly to how single bets require your selection to win for your bet to be a winner, all of the selections that form part of your multiple must win in order for that particular multiple bet to be a winner. 

This is a versatile bet type that allows you to add selections from across different markets and sports. For example, you could have a horse to win in the first at Hollywoodbets Greyville, into the Sharks to beat the Bulls into Liverpool to beat Manchester United- it’s up to you to decide what you’d like to add! 

Swinger

How to take a swinger with Hollywoodbets

A swinger is a fun little horse racing bet that requires you to select a minimum of two horses in a particular race. At least two of your selections must run in the first three places in order for your bet to be a winner. 

You can take any number of selections in your swinger, and there are several variations of the bet. You can learn more by clicking the button below. 

Exacta

how to take an exacta

An exacta is a bet which requires you to select two horses in the same race to finish in first and second place in the exact order. 

You can take any number of selections in your exacta, and there are several variations of the bet. You can learn more by clicking the button below. 

Trifecta

How to take a trifecta with Hollywoodbets

Taking a trifecta requires you to select three horses in the same race to finish first, second and third in the exact order.

As is the case with many of these exotic/open bets, there are several variations of the bet. You can learn more by clicking the button below. 

Quartet

How to take a quartet

South African punters simply love taking quartets because of the massive potential payouts! This exciting bet type requires you to select four horses in the same race to finish first, second, third and fourth in the exact order.

There are several variations of the bet of this bet. Learn more by clicking on the button below. 

Bipot

How to take a bipot

The bipot is an exciting exotic bet that lives somewhere in-between the Pick 6 and the Place Accumulator. Offering a bit more security than the Pick 6, the bipot remains a firm favourite of South African punters. 

This bet requires you to pick one or more horses to place FIRST or SECOND in each of the designated six races. Remember, the bipot will always start one leg before the Place Accumulator. 

Click the button below to learn more about how to take a bipot. 

Place Accumulator

how to take a place accumulator

A Place Accumulator is a bet that runs over seven races and requires the horse/horses that you have selected to finish in the first three in each race for your bet to be successful.

You can learn more about this exciting bet by clicking on the button below:

Pick 6

How to take a pick 6 - horse racing

Arguably the most exciting of all of the Horse Racing bets out there due to its massive potential payouts – especially on big racing days like the Vodacom Durban July – the Pick 6 remains a favourite of South African punters!

This wager requires you to pick the winners of six consecutive races at any given meeting. In a pick 6, you bet into a pool. The pool reaches amounts exceeding R500 000 for every South African meeting at a minimum and can reach amounts exceeding R10 million on feature days such as the Vodacom Durban July or the Met.

Learn more about Pick 6 bets by clicking the button below. 

Jackpot

how to take a jackpot - jockey riding race horse

The Jackpot is an exciting bet that requires punters to pick the winners of four consecutive races. Often during big race days like the Vodacom Durban July, you will find that there are two jackpots on offer. This normally isn’t the case, however, but it’s something to keep in mind.

There are two different types of Jackpots that punters can take – the straight line jackpot or the permutation. Learn more about Jackpots by clicking the button below. 

Tote Bet

How to take a tote bet

A tote bet is a bet that involves you betting into a pool where your winnings are calculated by the amount of money in the pool divided by the winners.

The TabGold tote bet was recently integrated into Hollywoodbets’ online betting platforms. This feature gives you the option to take any horse racing bet through the tote. It must noted that all money that you bet on when on the tote option goes straight into the pools!

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