Many Australians enjoy the excitement of betting on Harness racing and there are over 200 races taking place across Australia every year. There are approximately 90 harness racing tracks where punters can enjoy a bet whilst getting in the spirit of harness racing. Harness racing requires a standardbred horse to pull a cart which is referred to as a ‘sulky’ in which a driver, rather than a rider, steers the horse and the sulky.
Betting & Odds on Harness Racing
Betting on the Win – Like traditional thoroughbred horse racing and the greyhounds, the most popular bet, especially for the beginner, in harness racing is betting on the horse and driver that will come in the first position.
Betting on a Place – For a place, your horse can come in at any place across first, second and third and you’ll take a win. Less precision than the win but still an exciting bet for punters.
Betting Each Way – For this type of bet you need to place a win bet, as well as a place, bet. This means you can put a $10 bet to win and a $10 bet to place which makes a total of a $20 bet
Betting on an Exacta – This bet gets even more specific. For this you are wagering on which two horses and drivers will come in at first and second in the specific order they finish.
Betting on the Quinella – Similar to the Exacta, this bet includes picking the horses and drivers who come in at first and second except that they can finish in any particular order for you to take the win.
Where to Place Your Harness Racing Bets
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