Tote Quadpot

A Tote Quadpot is similar to a Tote Placepot but the selections are over the final four races of a meeting, it is kind of an insurance bet if you go out early on a placepot. 

Find out more about a Tote Quadpot today.

Quadpot Bet

What is Tote Quadpot Bet?

A Quadpot is similar to a Placepot, but where a Placepot is the first 6 races at a meeting, a Quadpot is races 3-6 (4 races in total).

In order to win, you need to select 4 horses in these races, these horses have to win or be placed.

The winnings are divided in exactly the same way as a Placepot and are calculated on a prize pool, which is divided by the winning bets.

Overview of a Quadpot

  • A Quadpot is a bet of 4 horses
  • These selections are in races 3-6 at a race meeting
  • To win on this bet you need your selection to win or be placed (places are determined by the size of the field)
  • The Quadpot is available to bet on from 9am every day
  • It is available at all meetings at UK racecourses and Irish racecourses and selected international meetings

What Is The Prize Money for A Quadpot?

It works exactly as a Placepot does, so all the money better on the Quadpot is put into one “pot”, from this 28% is taken off for admin and then the remaining 78% is the prize pool.

Once the final race has been won, the winners then have this pot divided between them. It’s a simple and effective process.

What Are The Places in A Quadpot?

  • If less than 4 runners take place, your horse does actually have to win
  • Between 5 and 7, your horse has to place in the top two
  • 8 or more and you need a top-three place
  • 16 or more with a horse racing handicap – top 4.

What If I Have a Non-runner in a Quadpot?

When it comes to non-runners, as in a placepot your bet will be swapped for the favourite. If it’s a tie between two favs then you get the one with the lower racecard number.

If the favourite already appears on your selection list then you get a double up on that particular choice. If it places then congratulations, you have two winners in that particular leg of your line.

How do You Win on a Quadpot?

To win on a Tote Quadpot bet you need to select horses to be placed in races 3,4,5 and 6 at the meeting.

As the pool of punters usually back the SP favourite in the races, if you manage to select a horse to place and the fave fails to make the frame it bolsters your winnings and knocks some people out!

Can a Quadpot Pay More Than a Placepot?

Yes, a quadpot can pay more than a placepot.

The chances of winning a quadpot are far greater because you only need to place in 4 races, as opposed to the placepot which is 6 races.

It seems crazy a Quadpot could pay more but as it is pool betting, if you are the sole winner or only a small group wins the payout can be big,

The downside to a quadpot is the pools are generally 11 times smaller than a placepot.

Quadpot Vs Placepot Vs Jackpot

Which one is better? Some key points:

  • The Tote Jackpot bet is available on one meeting every day, except Saturdays.
  • The Jackpot requires you to select a winner in all six races of the horse racing meeting – a very hard task!
  • The Placepot is much easier only required to get the horse in an each-way bet placed finishing position.
  • The Quadpot is even easier as requires placed finishes in only the last four races.
  • All 3 betting types are superb fun and punters can wager as little as 10p stakes on the bets.

How about Perm Betting?

You’re able to take a straight line at the Quadpot for anything you like, say two quid or a fiver but the more fruitful option is a perm. You can get a perm for less than a quid, say 20p, but you’re not restricted by this because the winnings lines will be multiplied up. So the difference here is that you can get your hands on a huge tote Quadpot payout for a fraction of the cost in terms of your wager.

If you’re thinking about including some outsiders then only four Quadpot races and perms will work out as fruitful for you, and it’s better if the favourite is no longer in the running.

Here are some examples:

  • Let’s say you take 2 per race, totalling 16 bets (2 by 2 by 2 by 2 by 2)
  • Let’s assume the day is a big one and there are many many runnings so you want 3 per race now, that’s 81 bets (same logic, x3).
  • Let’s say the inclusion of bankers is allowed because a race looks simple. Here, you might want 2 per race with 1 banker and that gives you only 8 bets (1 x 2 x 2…)
  • Let’s say 3 and a banker, now you have 27 bets ( 1 x 3 x 3…_)

The maths is easy. Multiply the number of selections per race. You’re in control of how many you pick to ensure a winning race per leg. Keep in mind though that the simpler the race the fewer selections you have on offer and vice versa the harder the race.

Summary

If you like a flutter at the racing and this hasn’t completely blown your mind, you want to maximise the fun and make some potential decent profits, then Tote pool betting – such as a Quadpot – at a race meeting or online is for you.

You can place Quadpot bets whilst you’re in a betting shop, at a racecourse or online on various betting sites.

The quadpot rules are very simple and this is why it is a very popular bet for racegoers as allows them a runner in each of the last 4 races.

Good luck with your bet and remember to always bet responsibly.