KILBEGGAN 8 July 2022 Racegoers enjoying the racing at the County Westmeath venue with L R Ann Reynolds from Sonna Olive Connaughton from Rathdown and© Photo Healy Racing
Betting adds to the intrigue and interest around the sport of horse racing. The excitement of winning when you place a bet on a horse is a great thrill and adds to the fun of finding a winner or a horse to finish in the places.
If you are new to racing and betting, you can refer to our betting guide pages which detail all you need to know about types of bets and multiple bets, including the punters' favourites the Lucky 15 and Lucky 31.
There are different ways to place a bet on horse racing. You can either bet while you are at the races with on-course bookmakers, online or in a high street betting shop.
How to place a bet on-course
How do I place a bet on a horse online?
Sometimes it feels like horse racing and betting have their very own language, below are some key phrases to help you along the way.
Type of BetExplanationChance of Winning
A day at the races is an exciting experience but you may want a few pointers to enhance your raceday experience, alongside a few tips on how to bet horses successfully.
Racecard - grab yourself a racecard when you first enter the races. It will consist of information about the horses running on the day, as well as useful raceday information
Irishracing.com - bring your mobile along and access irishracing.com for runners, riders, all the best stats and unmissable tips from our expert team. You can also access our betting guide to help you to place a bet.
Binoculars - bring your binoculars with you so you can track your horse through the race.
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