We match the best odds when you place bets on horse racing!
Never miss the best odds again with our new horse racing guarantee at StanJames.com.
When you place a single or accumulator bet on our website, mobile or call centre, we will match the bigger price if it increases before the starting bell. For example, if you bet early on a horse at 5/1 and its odds jump to 8/1 then we’ll give you the larger odds if it wins!
Remember, if you’re not a big racing fan you can always place bets on golf this season and get Acca Insurance when backing 2/3 balls winners!
Alternatively, if you’re not familiar with the intricacies of racing, check out our handy tips guide below…
How to place bets on horse racing
Pre-race betting on horse racing is a lot like in-play football betting. You’re constantly watching the odds move up and down, hoping for the perfect moment to capture the best price.
Luckily, you don’t have to do that anymore as we’re here to get you the best price on whichever selection you make. With that bonus in the bag, you can concentrate on form and going — the two key factors in horse race betting.
Form is crucial for a good horse. If they’ve placed (meaning they’ve finished usually in the top three or four) over the past few races then they’ll likely do so again, even if they have weights attached. But make sure you’re wary of the horse moving up a Grade, because each step is big and crucial in this game.
Racecards with previews of each meet can be found at StanJames.com.
Racetrack conditions (known as the ‘going’) is equally as important as form. Tennis betting experts know players love particular surfaces and horses are no different. In the UK and Ireland there are seven grade surfaces, from from Hard to Heavy.
Usually a horse will be well versed on a firm ground or good, good to soft. During the winter the tracks will bog down under persistent rain so back the lovers of a soft going, while a baking hot summer’s day is perfect for firm runners.