Across The Board: How To Win The Most At The Races

Across the Board

Here are some tips on how to win at the races. (Photo credit: Photo by Julia Joppien on Unsplash).

Across the board is a common term used in horse racing to describe a bet placed on a win, show and place – and there’s a potential to make a lot of money from it. Placing a bet across the board is not the only way of winning money in horse racing. There are many ways to maximize your chances of winning in the US, especially with events such as the Breeders cup coming up in November.

Considering one guy lost $2.3 million in a silly bet at the last Kentucky Derby, it pays to know how to win the most possible. Keep on reading for more.

Pick A Good Betting Website

Although betting on horse racing is one of the oldest forms of betting, using websites and apps to place bets is relatively new in comparison. Placing a bet at the races is almost tradition, but you’re more likely to get better odds if you bet on horse racing online. Betting websites usually have special offers, such as new member free bets and bet multipliers.

And, typically, it’s easier to understand what you’re doing on a website. There’s more time to sit and think about the horse you want to bet on and whether it’s the right decision. Research the best horse betting websites because some have better odds than others.

Do Your Research

Most people put a bet on at the races because it’s the done thing to do, especially if you’re attending. It’s part of the horse racing tradition. That means a large portion of people are blindly placing bets for the fun of it. If you want to win good money, it pays to do some research. There are tons of articles online talking about the best jockeys and horses on the tracks at the minute.

However, every seasoned bettor knows that the best odds come from the horses who aren’t expected to come 1st but end up doing so anyway. Researching can help you pick out the runner up horses who seem to be doing well lately, and you can take a, well, gamble on it. Or, you can play it safe and put more money on a horse you know will win, but the odds of winning are always small compared to the bets carrying the most risk. Reduce your risk by researching properly.

Start Small

Start small with your best until you understand the sport more if you’re not a fan. The more you know, the more you win. It’s sensible to start off with smaller bets to reduce the risk of throwing money away and lay down more money when you’re confident. If you know a bet carries more risk, don’t put more than $2 on it – unless you want to throw caution to the wind and try to win big!

Horse racing is thrilling. The energy of the crowd and the fast-paced horse race creates an electric atmosphere. With plenty more races on the calendar this year, which horse will you try your luck with?

NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

No. Horse Points
1 Flightline 351
2 Life Is Good 306
3 Olympiad 292
4 Jackie's Warrior 282
5 Clairiere 142
5 Country Grammer 142
7 Epicenter 121
8 Regal Glory 89
9 Nest 87
10 Hot Rod Charlie 48
As of August 1, 2022

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