Where is Doncaster Racecourse located?
Doncaster Racecourse is located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. It is sometimes locally referred to as Town Moor Course.
The History of Doncaster Racecourse
Doncaster Racecourse is one of the oldest and largest horse racing courses in the UK. Doncaster Racecourse dates back to the 16th century with the Doncaster Cup first raced in 1766. It is also the birthplace of the 5 horse race, which is still in place today. Doncaster Racecourse is a left-handed, pear-shaped 1-mile racecourse.
How do I bet on horses at Doncaster Racecourse?
Betting on horse racing employs a system known as betting the tote. It is similar to a national lottery pool winning system. You place your bet on a cumulative pool of money instead of a fixed return amount. The tote has a separate pool for each different type of bet, which is explained below. The odds on winning the pool, or tote, are figured by how many people place a bet, the amount they choose to bet, who they place the bet on, and what the bet amount is. You may place a bet at any of the marked tote stations at the track, or you may place your bet online.
The different categories of bets are sometimes challenging to follow because of the industry-specific jargon that is often used. To help you understand a little more about horserace betting, some of the more popular bets are explained briefly below:
Exacta- You will place your bet on 2 horses to win in the top 2, and their order to win, in one race on that day.
Trifecta- You will place your bet on 3 horses to win in the top 3, and their order to win, in one race on that day.
Swinger- You will place your bet on 3 horses to place in the top 3 in any order in one specific race on that day.
Quadpot- Pick 4 horses, and you will bet that they will place in races 3, 4, 5, and 6 on that day.
Placepot- You pick 6 horses, and you will bet that will place in the first 6 races on that day.
Jackpot- You pick 6 horses to win from several Jackpot races on that day.
Scoop 6- You pick 6 horses to win from several Scoop 6 races on that day.
Win- You will place your bet on one specific horse to win in one particular race.
Each Way- You will place your bet on one specific horse to either place or win in one particular race.
Place- You will place your bet on one specific horse to place, and also the spot that it will place in one particular race.
Double- You will place your bet on 2 horses to win in 2 different races on that day.
Odds on horserace betting are figured in two different manners, fractional and decimal. Fractional odds are the odds most frequently seen in the UK and are often on the tally boards at the racecourse. In fractional odds, your odds are represented in 2 numbers. The first number is the amount you could win, placing your bet. The second number represents the amount you need to place to bet. If the second number in the fraction is higher than the first, there is a good chance that horse will win that particular race.
Odds are also figured as decimal odds. In decimal odds, there is one number. To figure out what the win would be, you multiply the amount you want to bet with the odd, and the resulting figure is the amount you would win if the horse wins the race. The smaller the number, the more likely it is your pick will win the race.
How do I choose a horse to bet on?
Most people have a method to choose a horse that is all their very own system. Some people use the horses’ race card, which gives statistics such as the performance of the horse in the past few races and also performance in similar conditions on the same track. Some people use the betting odds and choose the best odds by numbers. Other people turn to industry tip experts, like the Racing Post. However you decide to place your bet is your decision, have fun!