Horse races are very likely one of the oldest disciplines in our history, yet they continue to be enjoyed by sports fans, bettors and fans of the spectacle. Whether you are fan of the flat races or the saddle trot races, Circus allows you to follow all the meetings of the day directly from your home. To help you place the best horse racing bets with the best odds, we have gathered everything you need to know about the world of the turf.
First choose your horse race. Several races take place in a day, all over the world. You can, for example, bet on the R2C3, which is the third race of the second meeting of the day. Make sure you pay attention to the discipline of the race you've chosen as, for example, a flat race is very different to a harness race. Also check the type of ground (dirt, turf, synthetic, etc.) as well as its state. The ground's state goes from firm to heavy. It's a crucial element when placing your bets because not all horses have the same ability to run on a firm (harder) or heavy (softer) ground.
Then, choose the horses you would like to bet on. Choosing the right horse is no mean feat, you must consider several factors. Start by taking a look at the characteristics and past performances of the horses. This information will allow you to work out if a horse is suited to the race they are about to run and, therefore, if they can earn you a winning bet. Did they win their previous races? Are they shod or barefoot? Who is their trainer? These are all things you will need to pay attention to in order to know if you are betting on the right horse. The last clue you need to predict the result of the race is of course the horse's odds. The lower the odds, the higher the horse's chances of winning. Will you bet on the big favorite or will you risk supporting an outsider?
Finally, simply choose your horse racing bet type and place your stake. Then, all that's left to do is enjoy the race's live stream!
Flat races do not have any obstacles and are from 900 to 4,000 meters. Horse number 1 benefits from the best starting position.
Jump races test the horse's speed and agility. The course is strewn with fences, barriers or pools to jump over.
During the saddle trot races, the jockey sits on the horse and tries to reach the finish line first. These races vary from 1,800 to 3,000m.
Harness races, the most common, are similar to saddle trot races, but the jockey sits on a cart with two wheels, called a sulky.
We have a wide range of horse racing bets for you. Whether you prefer to bet on a single horse or several, in an order or not, we have a type of bet for you.
The vocabulary of the horse racing world can seem confusing at first. So, we have made a glossary of the main terms you will find when placing horse racing bets: