A day at the races can be a perfect time to kick back and relax and watch talented horses and jockeys compete for major honors, while you can even make some money in the process.
If you know the right horses and you have a good selection of odds it can be a very fruitful day indeed.
Let’s go again, shall we ☺️
— CheltenhamRacecourse (@CheltenhamRaces) November 17, 2019
However, there’s always cautious when dealing with gambling as even the best of competitors can lose when it’s not their day – and when it’s not theirs it’s not yours either.
We’ll now break down three top tips for a day at the races to ensure it’s enjoyable and not one of regret.
Set A Limit
When you’re sorting out your budget for the day always set a limit – and stick to it. Depending on your means that can be different for a lot of people.
You want to make sure you’re not leaving the day with regrets. Therefore, set a sensible target limit at the start of the day when you’re bound to have a clear head – do not stray from that figure even if it is tempting to head down to the bookies by the trackside.
Never get carried away by chasing wins that might just not be there on that particular day. A limit will ensure that you’ve still had an enjoyable day out no matter what the outcome.
Do Your Research
As with anything in life – the more you know the better. When putting money on any product whether it’s a house, car or any other appliance you want to know you’re getting good value.
Therefore, for a day at the races, tracking the leading horses in the horse racing betting odds would be a good idea to help you become accustomed to certain competitors.
So many racegoers take shots in the dark on horses based on their name or color of the jockey’s top rather than their form and quality on the track. Do everything in your power to gain knowledge on the horses and their ability to perform on certain racecourses and jockeys at the reins.
A little bit of knowledge could go a long way on a bet to become a fruitful endeavor.
Find The Best Value
— Chris Nuttall (@ChrisNuttall) September 4, 2015
As with the previous point, you wouldn’t buy the first item that you saw in the shop without visiting others first to see whether you could get a better deal elsewhere. It’s certainly the case with betting on horse racing as bookies will offer different prices based on their experts’ opinions.
You might have a gut feeling about a particular horse and it could be matched by one bookmaker thereby you get a good price that could lead to a significant windfall.
There are ample bookies online to find great value, although at the race track the odds are slightly more flexible and the man behind the stall could be more inclined to give a better deal if you have strong powers of persuasion.
It’s always best to scour the markets to ensure you’re getting bang for your buck.