2020 Horse Betting Options at Online Sportsbooks
The top-rated online sportsbooks handle the majority of the sports betting action that rolls in on a weekly basis. Avid bettors can find a wide variety of options on the board for more than 80 different sports across the US and around the world.
The best online books expand these options when the biggest betting events of the year roll around such as the NFL’s Super Bowl and college basketball’s March Madness. The top offshore books taking action online from bettors also offer easy access to expanded options for horse betting through their separate racebook.
An extended racebook for horse betting offers easy access to more than 80 different race tracks in North America as well as in international racing hot spots such as the UK, Europe, Australia, Japan and Dubai.
While daily Thoroughbred racing remains the biggest draw, most books offer harness racing and even dog tracks as a betting alternative. If a track is running a daily live card of racing, you will be able to get in on all the action.
Racebooks, as part of an online sportsbook’s betting lineup, are similar to any other off-track betting option. They are tied into the live odds at each track while offering all of the standard betting options. Along with the basic Win-Place-Show options, you can bet all the exotics such as Exactas, Trifectas and Superfectas. There are Daily Double, Pick 3 and Pick 4 options as well. If you can bet it at the track, you can bet it online at the racebook.
Along with the daily cards running on a year-round basis, you can also wager on all the major graded stakes races on the yearly calendar. Starting in early January, you can jump on the Kentucky Derby Trail with a series of prep races that will determine the 20-horse field for the biggest single horse race of the year the first Saturday in May.
The Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs marks the start of the Triple Crown racing series that includes the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. Following a summer and fall season of major graded events is the annual Breeders’ Cup which takes place the first weekend in November. This consists of 14 different races with more than $30 million in combined prize money.
One of the best aspects of betting horses at your favorite online sportsbook is the ability to bet the biggest races as a futures bet at the sportsbook and live at the site’s racebook. Online books also offer head-to-head matchups odds and a full list of prop bet options for the biggest races of the year.
Another good reason to use an online book’s racebook for all of your horse betting action is the added incentives and promotional offers up for grabs. Most of the top books offer cash back rebates on all of your horse betting volume win or lose. The rebate percentage pertains to your total daily volume and the tracks that you bet. Most books will have that money back into your online betting account by the next morning.
You can easily move money from your online sportsbook account to the racebook to cover all your daily bets. There are no fees associated with moving money back and forth. Some books are starting to offer one universal online account for betting sports, horse and online casino games. Either way, your online sportsbook acts as the ultimate one-stop shop for all of your online gambling activities.