CLICK TO JOIN

Remember me Reset Password

      

Horse Wagering Terms K-R

Racebook Terms

The following is a list of common horse wagering terms. If you have questions, please visit our Help section or FAQs page.

Leak
To lose part or all of one's winnings due to questionable gambling habits. See also blow back.
Length
The margin equal to the length of one horse. Length is used to describe the position of a horse, relative to his competitors during calls or at the finish of the race.
Limit
The maximum wager accepted by the house or bookmaker before the odds, points or price will be changed. Essentially, it is a cap on the amount a player can wager.
Line
Refers to the listed odds, points, money line or point spread for any given event.
Linemaker
The person who establishes the original and subsequent betting lines for an event.
Long Odds
Relatively small odds given that an event will occur.
Long Shot
An extreme underdog.
MTP
An acronym for minutes-to-post, i.e., the time remaining before the start of a particular race.
No Action
The situation where no wagers can be accepted by the house because a game has already started. Also, all sporting events must be played on the date and site as scheduled unless otherwise specified. Any event postponed, rescheduled or moved to another site will automatically constitute "No Action".
Nose
A racing term for the slimmest margin of victory.
Oddsmaker
The person who establishes the original and subsequent betting lines for an event. Also known as the linesmaker.
Odds On Favorite
A horse, team or contestant so favored by the public that the odds for the event are less than even.
Overlay
A horse going off at a higher price than he appears to warrant based on his past performances.
Past Performance
An accurate record of the performance of specific teams, horses or contestants when participating in sports events similar to those scheduled.
Past Post
A wager made after an event has begun.
Perfecta
A wager on two thoroughbreds, in a single designated race, to finish first and second in a specific order. Also see, Exacta and Straight Forecast (UK).
Photo Finish
When a camera is used to accurately determine the winner of a very close race.
Pick Six
A combination wager on the six winners of six consecutive races.
Pick Three
A combination wager on the three winners of three consecutive races.
Place
A wager that a specific dog or horse will finish in first or second place, i.e., if the player's selection crosses in first or second place, he collects.
Post
A horses box or post position number. The horse's number always corresponds to the number of his starting box. The term also is used to identify the exact time the horse breaks from the starting box.
Post Time
The time the race begins.
Press
To wager a greater amount than usual.
Pressing
Wagering winnings along with the original bet. A player is pressing a bet when he lets winnings ride.
Probability
A branch of mathematics measuring the likelihood an event will occur. Probabilities are expressed as numbers between zero and one. The probability of an impossible event is zero, while an event that is certain to occur has a probability of one.
Program
A printed guide to the day's races including detailed data to assist players to handicap the races.
Quinella
A wager on two horses to finish first and second, in any order, in a single designated race. Also see Reverse Forecast (UK). This type of wager is also spelled Quiniela.
Racing Secretary
tAhe track official whose major functions include determining how many races of each grade are to be run over each distance for any given program. The racing secretary also conducts the random draw for post positions.
Reverse Forecast (UK)
A wager on two horses, in a single designated race, to finish first and second in either order. Also see, Quinella.
Roll-over
Refers to the number of times you need to wager funds before a withdrawal of funds in order to keep your bonus winnings.

↑ Back to page content
Media Logos

At BetOnline, our company’s guiding principle is to establish long-lasting, positive relationships with our customers. BetOnline is perfect for those who like to stay on top of all the latest sports & horse racing odds or play a few games in the online casino. We have built our reputation on giving our clients nothing but high-quality service and once you have worked with us, you will realize why we are regarded as a leader.

From our customer service to our cutting-edge technology, enticing contests and dedication to putting the best product out on the marketplace, BetOnline is always striving to improve and we take the wants and needs of our customers very seriously. We are always looking for suggestions to make our product better, and client input allows us to build a relationship that will last for a lifetime.

Trust is tough to create and it is even tougher to maintain, which is why we always keep the lines of communication open with our clients at BetOnline, and the best part is that it will not cost you a dime.

Head over to our world-famous sportsbook, where you will find live lines for all major sporting events, but that is not all because at BetOnline, you will also find the Betting Edge, which is a constant stream of advice from people that spend countless hours looking over trends and statistics, so you don’t have to. You get an honest and educated opinion for people that truly love sports, and we are always updating the section to keep you up on what’s happening in current in the world of sports.

The racebook is another fantastic section at BetOnline, as you can get a headstart on the Triple Crown season by reading over our articles to give you an idea of the winning horses. We don’t just focus on the Triple Crown at BetOnline; you can find information on races all year around and that will help you out when it comes time to watch the major thoroughbred horse races.

You can also check out our casino, where you can play the latest games powered by the latest technology. From poker to card games, slots and everything in between, we have you covered at BetOnline.

We have contests and promotions galore as BetOnline is all about what our clients want, so check it out and if you have any inquiries, never hesitate to get in touch with us. Betonline because your can!


↑ Back to top