Where is the Chelmsford City Racecourse located?
The Chelmsford City Racecourse is in Chelmsford, England, and is located on the former Great Leighs racecourse site.
General information and history of Chelmsford City Racecourse
This beautiful course is a fully floodlit racecourse and is an all-weather course, one of only 5 in the country. One of the best features of attending a horse race at the Chelmsford City Racecourse is the parade ring, where all general admission ticket holders can view both the horse and jockey before the track to help ensure they can pick a winning horse for the race.
The Chelmsford City Racecourse opened in 2015, with its first race held on February 1st, 2015. The track also hosts 3 restaurants and is also the home of concerts, weddings, conferences, and many other events and attractions are held on the grounds.
While in attendance, you will more than likely want to engage in betting on horse races. While there is undoubtedly some confusing jargon used in horse race betting, we have broken down some of the most popular terms used to assist in placing bets on the races.
How do I place a bet at Chelmsford City Racecourse?
Betting the tote, or pool betting can best be likened to the odds per ticket in the national lottery. Here is a quick reference when tote betting on the horse races:
Win– You place a bet on 1 horse to win.
Each Way– You place your bet on one horse to either place or win.
Place– You select one horse, and you place your bet on which spot it will place.
Double– You select 2 horses and place your bet that they will win in two different races.
Exacta– You select 2 horses that will place in the top 2, and you bet what order in the race that they place.
Trifecta– You select 3 horses, that will place in the top 3, and you bet the order in the race that they will place.
Swinger– You select 3 horses and bet that they will finish in any order in the top 3 of the race.
Quadpot- You select 4 horses and bet the horses will place in races 3, 4, 5, and 6.
Placepot– You select 6 horses and bet the horses will place in the first 6 races.
Jackpot– You select 6 winners from several Jackpot races to be held on that day and place your bet.
Scoop 6– You select 6 winners from several Scoop 6 races to be held on that day and place your bet.
You may bet on the horse races by visiting one of the many well-marked Tote stations, or you could place your bet online. To assist in placing your bet, you may want to understand how the odds are configured. There are 2 different ways of viewing the odds, fractional and decimal. Most commonly seen in the UK are fractional odds.
The 2 numbers in the fraction represent, first, how much you could win by betting, and the second number is the amount you need to place your bet. In essence, the larger the number, the less likely it is that a particular horse will win the race. If the second number of the fraction is higher than the first, it is expected that a specific horse will win the race, for example, favored to win, 2/9, and 4/11 fractional odds.
In decimal odds, you have one number that you multiply by the amount you want to bet, and that will give you your total win. The smaller the number, the more likely that horse is to win. To bet, of course, you’ll want to decide which horse and jockey team you would like to place your bet on. To do so, you may elect from the racecard, which provides the statistics on the horse, including its performance in the last several races, and also its performance in similar conditions on similar tracks. You could go with the numbers, either fractional or decimal. Or you could heed the advice of industry tip experts, such as The Racing Post.
Some will tell you of their methods, such as the number of letters in a horse’s name, or the color of the jockeys socks, or another favorite and time tested method that has helped them to win over the years. Everyone has their process of picking a winner, which lends to the fun of placing a bet. It’s your bet, so have fun!