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Betting Terms Explained

Win

Your horse must finish first across the line. If you win, you will get the odds that the horse is showing to win the race.

Trifecta

Pick the horses that finish first, second and third in that order!

Each-way

A combination of Win and Place bets, your horse must either win or place first, second, third. 

Place

Your horse must finish in first, second or third place. The odds are generally smaller, and places will only be paid out down to third.

PLACING A BET

Placing a bet on a TAB Machine

Head into any TAB outlet. Walk over to a TAB machine. Insert card/money. Select racecourse. Select race number. Select desired horse. Select bet type. Select bet value/amount. Place bet.

Don't forget to take your bet ticket! 

 

Placing a bet at a TAB window

Head into any TAB outlet. Walk over to TAB staff member behind the counter. Say hello! Then, specify bet value, racecourse, race number, and horse number. Specify bet type and bet value amount.

Don't forget to get your ticket to claim the win!

 

Placing a bet with a Bookie

Find a bookie on course. Say hello! For the next race only, specify bet value, bet type and horse number.

To collect your win, return to the same bookie with your ticket. 

Track Conditions

Track Conditions

Good: Explanation; firm underfoot. Good for most horses.
Soft: Explanation; soft underfoot. Good for some horses.
Heavy: Explanation; wet/soggy underfoot. Good for minimal horses.

The rail explained

The rail settings ensure every horse has the chance for a good run. It is also used to ensure track conditions are even throughout the race day. 

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