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    Going to the races has always been quite a thrill in itself. The noise, the horses and the adrenalin pumping all make this game as exciting as ever. But what is the option available if you want to attend two races simultaneously? Over the past decade online horse racing and online horse race betting has gained huge momentum.

    The reason behind its huge success and popularity lies in the fact that you can bet on games being played anywhere in the world, you can watch the races online, get access to the tote boards, participate in several horse racing forums and a wide spectrum of tracks that you can choose from.

    However, going about betting online in a haphazard manner is not going to reap you any benefits. As you have access to so much information regarding horses, tracks, jockeys, racing schedules etc, you should get your betting strategy in place. Your aim should be to be able to determine the odds and their value, whether they are overpriced or underpriced and the type of bet that you would want to place. To make your bet worthwhile, it is best to bet 2:. Ensure that the value of the odds is minimum to lower the Sportsbook commission.

    Considering the fact that you shall not be at the tracks at the time of the races, you need to be that much more informed. Your research should include getting information on the horse class which tells you of the horses’ position in the last few races. Make sure you check the odds that the bookies are offering and take one that presents the best return.

    Some of the other things that you must know before placing bets are the fitness of the horse, the days distance to be run, post position draw, the horses running style, trainer, jockey, play consistency and most importantly, the horses’ present form. Along with all of this information, also take into account the current Beyer Speed figures. However, make sure that you use these figures as a part of all the above handicapping tools and not in isolation.

    Another type of horse racing that is fast picking up popularity is the Virtual Derby. This is a virtual horse racing game where there are six runners and riders available to choose from. All of these horses have different odds for winning. All the factors that determine the winner in a real horse race are applicable in this virtual game.

    The present form of the horse, the jockey, the track, the trainer all play as important a role in this virtual horse race as it does in the real game. You have the option of using “fun money” when you are simply playing for fun. Once you are able to understand the rules of the game you can play the real game. You can also look at this option as an inexpensive way of honing your betting and horse race handicapping skills. Once you feel you are ready, you can hit the online tracks and make your money

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