Bet On Horse Racing OnlineWelcome to, your one stop website for learning about betting on horse races online.  Whether you are a beginner who wants to learn the basics of betting on horses or a seasoned horse race betting vet looking for information on different races or new betting strategies there is something for you here at

If you do happen to be new to betting on horses I suggest you check out our horse race betting glossary so you understand everything that you see throughout the site.

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Betting On Horse Races

There are always horse races to bet on throughout the season at racetracks around the world, but a select few horse races are the most popular races to bet on throughout the year.  The Kentucky Derby for example is the second most bet on sporting event in the United States every year, with only more bets being placed on the Super Bowl.  The Belmont Stakes and Preakness are the other horses that comprise the USA Triple Crown, which is the most well known Triple Crown in the world.

There are also many other well known races such as the Irish Derby, the Grand National and the Melbourne Cup, which are all huge in their host nations.

Where To Bet On Horse Races

The horse race you are interested in betting on plays a big part in choosing which online racebook is right for you.  Most online racebooks will only offer betting on races from specific racetracks and you will often find different bookies offering bets on different races. For example every Irish racebook will offer lines on races that take place at the Curragh, while American racebooks will offer lines on races taking place at Churchill Downs.  For this reason I suggest checking out our list of horse races or race tracks to see which online racebooks I recommend.

In general I recommend racebook for betting on horse races taking place in North America and racebook for races in Europe.

How To Bet On Horse Races

Betting on horse races isn’t the same as betting on other sports at your online sportsbook.  The one main difference is that horse betting uses parimutuel betting odds, which work quite differently to fixed odds.  After you understand how parimutuel betting works it becomes very easy to place horse race bets online.  Check out our horse race betting guide to learn about parimutuel betting, types of horse racing bets and more.