Horse Racing: A Very Different And Very Interesting Sports For Betting
Horse racing betting enthusiasts are well aware of the appealing and interesting horse races in Malaysia, and this is one of the basic reasons why horse betting Malaysia is continuously growing in the last few years. Despite the fact that horse racing is an imported sport, it has been fully integrated, and eventually, it has been embedded in Malaysian culture, so today, it has grown its popularity, reaching unprecedented levels of viewership rates.
And on its part, the horse racing association in the country is doing everything it can to promote the sport, improve its whereabouts and context and make it one of the most exciting events to watch.
Horse racing is tightly linked to betting. We know by now that in the ancient years, gambling was largely involved in horse races, and we also know that sports betting essentially began and developed into the confines of horse races.
But it is not the history that binds horse racing and betting. It is also the fact that horse races get to be more interesting, more exciting, and more engaging when you get to bet on the action of this sport. This becomes quite explicit if we look at statistics demonstrating that nearly 98% of those who follow horse races bet on horse racing as well.
And more to this, horse betting also gets to be interesting and appealing because the types of bets have that extra pinch. There are various different types that are not to be found in any other sports betting market, making horse races a unique event for wagers. Let’s see those types of bets.
The typical, most mainstream type of bet in horse races is the straight bet, which involves wagering on the horse that will win the race, on the horse that will finish first or second the race, or on the horse that will finish first, second, or third. The first one is called a winning bet, the second one is called a place bet, and the third one is called a show bet.
But for horse racing bettors, there is not only the standard option of a single runner. They can use exotic bets in order to wager on multiple horses or multiple races. When betting on multiple races, they get to wager on horizontal bets, and in the other case, they get to wager on vertical bets.
So, with horizontal bets, punters can wager on the winner of a number of consecutive races. When there are two races involved, it is a Daily double bet; when there are three consecutive races, it’s called a Pick Three bet; when there are four races in a row, it’s called a Pick Four; when there are five it’s the Pick Five, and when there are six races it’s called a Pick Six.
With vertical bets, punters can add more depth to a single race. So, instead of selecting multiple races, they choose one race, and they predict the first two winning places (exacta bet), the first three winning places (trifecta bet), or the first four winning places (superfecta bet). In all these vertical bets, the winning bet is the one that predicts the order of the winning horses. In other words, what matters is which one comes first, which one comes second, which comes third, and which comes forth -depending on the vertical bet.
But if you don’t want to predict the exact order of the winning places, then horse racing betting also offers another type of bet that is, in fact, really popular among bettors. This is the quinella bet, where bettors can wager on the first two winning places, though without having to predict the exact order. It does not matter who will come first and who will come second as long as the chosen horses occupy the first two positions.
These are the most popular types of bets in horse racing, but don’t forget that there are many, many more, and it is certain that you can find something of interest to you if you decide to wager on this sport.