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## What does a 1.5 mean in horse racing?

It is commonly considered that one length equals 1.5 kilograms in weight. Thereby, if a horse wins by 3 lengths then it has theoretically won by 4.5kgs. If this horse goes up 3kgs in weight for his next race against the same horses then he has 1.5kgs up his sleeve.

## What does V mean in horse racing results?

S – slipped up. U – unseated rider. V – void race. Live coverage. ATR – At The Races.

## What does 9 2 odds mean in horse racing?

Example #2: A horse that wins at 9-2 will return \$4.50 for every \$1.00 wagered. If you had placed the minimum bet of \$2 on that horse to win, your payoff will be: \$9.00 (4.50 x 1 x \$2) + your original bet of \$2 – for a total of \$11.

## How do I calculate my horse winnings?

The amount paid out is normally calculated in the following way:

1. Dividing your total stake by the number of horses included in the dead heat.
2. Multiplying that figure by the odds at which the bet was placed.

## How do I learn horse racing bets?

The following list spells out the betting procedure step by step:

1. State the name of the racetrack.
2. State what number race you’re betting.
3. State the dollar unit of your bet.
4. State the type of wager. …
5. State the number of the horse or horses you’re using.
6. Check your ticket before you leave the window.
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## What is the safest bet in horse racing?

Again, if the horse comes in first or second, you will not win any more money than if the horse finishes third. This is the safest of the straight bets but also offers the smallest return. If you are confident the horse will finish better than third, you would have a larger return placing a Win or Place bet.

## What are 7 to 2 odds?

When horse racing odds are shown in the form of 7-2, 5-1, etc, it expresses the amount of profit to the amount invested. So odds of 7-2 mean that for every \$2 invested, the punter gets \$7 profit in return. This means when you bet \$2, the total return if the bet is successful is \$9.

## Do heavier horses run faster?

Horses carrying less weight than their last race won 8.63%. This means a horse carrying more weight than last time is 1.19 times more likely to win than one that is carrying less.

Changes In Weight.

All Turf Runners Win%
113,231 carried less weight, 9,768 won 8.63%
index 1.19

## How do jockeys get selected?

Jockeys, like Triple Crown winner Victor Espinoza above, are hired on a race-by-race basis. To select a jockey you must first speak with their agent. … book his rider on the best horse in each race. Jockey’s main pay comes from winning a race as their compensation is based on a sliding scale.