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Horse Betting Terms for Beginners Part 1

Today, we have great terms that would definitely help you out with your career. Learning these terms will give you an edge so why don’t we begin


People who are on the road to a horse betting career should know horse betting terms in order to be on top of his game. Today, we have great terms that would definitely help you out with your career. Learning these terms will give you an edge so why don’t we begin?


Accumulator: This is a bet on two or more horse races where the rewards or wins of the first race go towards the bet of the second race, and if successful, the winnings of the second bet go towards the bet on the third race. If the third bet remains successful then it goes towards the fourth race and so on…


Across the Board: The process of betting on one horse to win, place and show. If the horse wins the first place position, the bettor would collect the win, place and show payout; if the horse places second, the bettor collects the place and show payouts and if the horse took the third place position then the bettor only gets to collect the show payout.


All In: This is when a gambler risks his entire bankroll on a single bet. Hence the word, All In, also similar to poker bets.


Also-Ran: A horse that doesn’t finish in the top 3. Also known as a horse that doesn’t finish “in the money”.


Average Earnings Index: A comparison of racing earnings of a stallion or a mare’s foals to those of all other foals in a horse betting season.


Backer: A person or group that provides the bankroll for a horse bettor.


Backstretch: The area of the racetrack opposite the finish line.


Barrier: This is the starting gate and is often called the barrier


Box Bet: Betting all the possible combinations that is available in a horse race with a quinella, exacta, trifecta or superfecta wager.


Blinkers: A common piece of horse racing equipment. The eye cups on the blinkers, depending on modificationsFree Web Content, block side and rear vision in either or both eyes.


Bobble: This is the term for the bad step away from the starting gate resulting in a horse stumbling or otherwise losing its step.


Breakage: Some horse races are paid off rounded up to the nearest nickel or dime. The pennies that are lost typically go to the track (or pari-mutuel) host state as a form of tax.


Bridge Jumper: The term they call a person who would bet an extraordinary amount of money on a single horse in a race. They’ll be a suicidal “bridge jumper” in case they lose.

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