2022 Horse Races Schedule
Dates & Information
The Breeders’ Cup is a two-day racing festival, including the Breeders’ Cup Classic worth $6 million and the Turf worth $4 million.
- Date: November 4-5, 2022
- Location: Keeneland, Kentucky
Introduction to Horse Racing
We all love a bet on horse racing and there are multiple ways to make a profit.
Horse racing betting odds are available for every race, including the biggest races in the world, such as the Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup.
With a variety of wagering options such as win, place, each way and exotic bets, there’s something for everyone who wants to wager on horse racing.
Horse Racing Betting Odds
Horse racing odds are based on a variety of factors, including form, history, trainer, and jockey. They are also based on public money, so even if a runner opens at +500, public money can drop the odds to +100 depending on the size of bets.
Runners from the big stables are often well-favored in betting markets, such as the Baffert or Asmussen stable. However, it largely depends on the form of the runner and how much has been bet in early markets.
Placing a $10 bet on a +150 runner returns $25, for a $15 profit. Odds for place bets are shorter because of the increased probability of finishing in the first three.
How to Bet on Horse Racing
For those in attendance at the races, placing a bet has been made easier in recent times. You can either place a bet with the teller or use an automated machine, which makes life much easier, especially when the track gets busy.
Placing a horse racing bet online couldn’t be easier. All the horse racing odds are listed clearly and it’s a matter of two clicks before your bet is placed. Bettors can find all upcoming races at the racebook, which is the hub for all horse racing markets.
We suggest backing runners with good form. It’s not always the most important factor, but horses have confidence and it’s important to cross the line first. It also pays to watch horse racing betting odds move as late money is a good indication of a runner’s chances.
Types of Horse Race
There are many different types of horse races. The most popular are thoroughbred flat races, which include everything from the Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup.
They attract huge attention in horse racing betting markets and most of the money is bet on flat racing unless you bet in Europe where jumps racing takes precedence.
Jumps racing is huge in Europe and includes the Cheltenham Festival. Bettors from all around the world can bet on jumps racing.
Harness racing is also available and is often dominated by favorites. The quality of harness racing action depends on the country, but it’s popular in the US, Australia, and New Zealand.