- 1 How do I read a form guide?
- 2 How do you read TAB Racing?
- 3 What should I look for in a form guide?
- 4 What does First up mean?
- 5 Should I bet tote or fixed?
- 6 How do I learn horse racing bets?
- 7 What does M mean in horse racing?
- 8 What is the most important factor in horse racing?
- 9 What is a form guide?
- 10 How do you pick a winning horse?
- 11 What is the most profitable bet in horse racing?
- 12 What does C mean in horse racing?
- 13 What is a good ROI in horse racing?
How do I read a form guide?
Form runs from left to right, with the oldest races on the left and the most recent on the right.
- The numbers 1-9 indicate the position the horse finished in the race.
- The number 0 indicates that the horse finished outside the first 9.
- The symbol – separates racing seasons.
How do you read TAB Racing?
Viewing Racing Form
- Select the Menu navigation button.
- Select Racing.
- Select meeting by code: Today’s Racing, Today’s Greyhounds or Today’s Harness.
- Select a Race from Today’s Racing page.
- Additional Form abbreviations and Legend.
What should I look for in a form guide?
Age, class, weight, barrier, jockey, trainer, fitness, track, distance, tempo, running position, gear changes, luck, lead up form, track condition…the list of variables and considerations goes on and on.
What does First up mean?
A horse is described as First-up when it is having it’s first run after a spell. The first-up run does not take into account trial runs where the horse runs in more casual racing conditions against other horses with no betting, recorded handicaps and barrier positions.
Should I bet tote or fixed?
Since the payouts in totes bets are an approximation that gets better as the race draws nearer, it’s often worth waiting before placing your bet. In contrast, if you really want to back the favourite, perhaps fixed odds are the best way to go (so you avoid your winnings being diluted as more people make the same bet).
How do I learn horse racing bets?
The following list spells out the betting procedure step by step:
- State the name of the racetrack.
- State what number race you’re betting.
- State the dollar unit of your bet.
- State the type of wager.
- State the number of the horse or horses you’re using.
- Check your ticket before you leave the window.
What does M mean in horse racing?
The morning-line odds are the odds printed in the program or in the newspaper alongside the entries in the race. They are set by a track employee, usually a handicapper but not always, and are supposed to represent how that individual believes the betting will ultimately shake out for the race at post time.
What is the most important factor in horse racing?
There research suggested that “average amount of money earned per race in the current year” and “average speed rating over the last four races” were the two most important factors. “Lifetime win percentage” was also considered a significant variable, but not so much as the first two.
What is a form guide?
Form guide is the name given to any publication containing form statistics and information. The form guide is considered by many to be the punter’s bible and is widely preached from by punters at racetracks all around the world.
How do you pick a winning horse?
A seasoned off-track bettor will look at much more than this but will use it as their starting point.
- Stall/Gate Position.
- Finishing Place from Previous Races.
- Days Since Last Race.
- Look for Previous Distance and Course Wins.
- Jockey and Trainer Data.
- Official Ranking.
- Look at Your Horse.
- Finding a Value Bet.
What is the most profitable bet in horse racing?
Unexcitingly, but unequivocally, the most profitable type of bet for the punter or, conversely, the least profitable type of bet for the bookmaker, as far as horse racing is concerned is a single win bet, on just one horse in a race.
What does C mean in horse racing?
What does C&D mean? As well as numbers showing the horses’ most recent finishing positions, look out for letters such and C and D next to its name. C means they have won previously at the course and D means they have previously won over the same distance.
What is a good ROI in horse racing?
Many equity investors now consider 10% a reasonable return on their portfolio. The amount you can earn from horses will vary from week to week, but your yearly average may be better than the performance of stocks, but also much riskier.