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Horse Racing Betting at William Hill
Whether it’s a five-furlong sprint or a three-mile chase, we’ve got a range of horse racing markets for you to bet on.
Pick from race winner, to without the favourite and more. And, we’ve got daily specials, Flash Odds and your choice of ante-post markets.
Study the form and watch live free-to-air racing on Betting TV. Or, listen to our own dedicated Racing Radio channel, with expert tips, commentaries and analysis. If you would like more, then head over to our blog where you can discover the latest horse racing news and betting tips.
Which horse racing markets can you bet on with William Hill?
At William Hill, we give you the freedom to choose from a range of markets.
You can choose from these markets:
• Race winner – simply back a horse to win
• Match bets – bet on one horse to finish ahead of another
• Place markets – pick a horse to finish in the first three (sometimes four) places
• Betting without – a market that takes the favourite out of the equation. So, you can back a horse and if it wins or finishes second to the fav, the bet lands.
Understanding horse racing terms
Like many sports, horse racing has its own unique jargon. Here are some key terms:
SP – refers to the starting price of each runner. You can back a horse at the odds available, or you can place a bet on its start price, which can go up and down.
NAP – this is someone’s strongest bet on the card or of the day. It’s the best chance of a winner and you’ll see it used in our Racing Post verdicts on site. And, there’s the William Hill Racing Radio Naps Table, where pundits and experts provide their daily best bets.
NB – this simply stands for next best. The NAP is the strongest bet, and the next best is the second choice.
BOG – we offer Best Odds Guaranteed on horse racing markets for bets placed after 10:00 UK time on the day of the race. This means if you ‘take the price’ and the SP is greater, we’ll pay out at the bigger odds.
Horse racing odds & betting guidance
When betting on horse racing, there are a few bet types to choose from. The standard bet types are:
Win – simply backing a horse to win
Each-way – got your eye on a longshot? Then backing it each-way means if it gets beaten in a head-bobber, you’ll still get a return.
This combines two bets, one on the horse to win, and another on it to place.
The win part of the bet pays out at the win-odds quoted, while the place part pays out at a fraction of the win odds, with place terms being important.
Why not try William Hill’s Bet Calculator to help disco ver how much you could potentially win?
Place terms – for each-way betting it’s crucial to understand the place terms of each race.
• Less than five runners = no places
• Five-seven runners = two places
• 8 to 15 runners = three places
• Handicaps of 16-plus runners = four places
There are also less common but, potentially, more rewarding bets, like trebles (three selections), Lucky 15s (four selections of 15 bets), Lucky 31 (five selections of 31 bets) and many more. If you want to know more, here’s some handy info .
Horse racing offers and promotions
Every day, you’ll have your pick of horse racing offers with William Hill.
• Enhanced Odds and Flash Odds - giving you the chance to take boosted prices.
• Extra Places – every day we boost the place terms in several races. Each racecard features a banner to signal it has Extra Places.
• Three Bet Boosts every day to use on horse racing.