Best Racing Bets

Best Racing Bets for Online Sports Betting

Best Racing BetsI’m always on the watch for special sports betting deals. This is one of the reasons why I have joined several online sports betting sites. These include;

Of the three, Sportsbet is my favourite as far as special deals are concerned. I’m sure the other two have their fair share of special deals, they just fail me to notify me of them. Sure I could go online to check em out but honestly, I just don’t have the time and couldn’t be stuffed going through all the extra hassle needed.

Here’s the latest email I got from Sportsbet which is all about some of the best racing bets.


The race that stops the nation became the boilover that stops the nation, with Prince of Penzance stunning the 24-horse field to finish first ahead of Max Dynamite and Criterion. Our Money Back Special saw more than $670,541 refunded to Melbourne Cup punters!

Emirates Stakes Day this Saturday wraps up the 2015 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. To finish it off, we have a MONEY BACK Special for the horse that runs 2nd in the Emirates Stakes!

Pump up all your odds this Saturday morning with Power Prices for an hour only – EVERY HORSE in EVERY RACE between 10am and 11am EDT.

DON’T FORGET: Watch LIVE Victorian Racing on your mobile! It’s free! Click here for more info.

Best racing bests aside, as I stated in my latest Melbourne Cup post, I know stuff all about horses. So, betting on horses for me would be like flushing money down the toilet. I don’t mind doing that once a year with the Melbourne Cup but anything more than that would be a waste of hard earned money. Besides, where’s the fun in betting on a sport that is over in mere minutes?

Still, I know there are a lot of punters out there who enjoy the races and love a little flutter every now and again so I’m hoping they’ll find this post of some use to them.

My Melbourne Cup Tips

OK, if you’ve been following me you know I know sweet FA about horses and so I don’t expect anyone to take any notice of my Melbourne Cup tips. I know that revelation will probably hurt the ‘expertise’ standing of this site but then I’ve never meant to suck people in. I’ve always said I was a newbie at sport betting, but I am learning and I’m sharing that learning experience with the rest of you.

Melbourne Cup Tips For Picking The Winning Horse

I reckon the reason I’ve never followed the horses is because there is so much to take into consideration when it comes to pick the winning horse. Obviously you need to know the horse and jockey but there other things you have to consider, things like the weather. Take Fame Game, the Melbourne Cup favourite. Apparently its well know that Fame Game loves a firm ground and the few showers over the last couple of days have caused punters to reconsider there Melbourne Cup tips, shying away from Fame Game. Which is good for those betting on Fame Game as the odds aren’t falling as much as they could have been. At the time of writing this post William Hill‘s odd for Fame Game was $5.75 for a win and 2.25 for a place.

Trainers also have a lot of influence when it comes to working out your Melbourne Cup tips. Having the right trainer is one of the reason why quite a few punters are tipping Our Ivanhowe​​. William Hill is offering $20 for a win and $5.80 for a place. While Our Ivanhoe​’s trainer, Lee Freedman, has five Cup winners under his belt which is a long way from Bart Cummings 12 it’s still a pretty good run.

Punters sometime take other things into consideration when coming up with their Melbourne Cup Tips. For some the Barrier Factor is very important. Barrier 18 has rarely had a winner so that would be an important consideration. Check this site for the Melbourne Cup 2015 Barrier Draw.

Another factor to consider is the sex of the horse. Stallions have won more Melbourne Cups so the sex of the horse could well tip the scales when it comes to choosing the Melbourne Cup Tips for some punters.

Other things to consider would be the Jockey weight, length of the track and some people even go so far as looking at the colour of the horse and even the jockey silks. Shit, as if thing weren’t complicated enough as it is.

No wonder I could never get into the horse racing thing. Luckily the Melbourne cup only comes around once a year.Our Ivanhowe Melbourne Cup tips

As for my Melbourne Cup tip. I’m putting my money on Our Ivanhowe. I’ve gone with William Hill for my bet and I’ve put $5 each way on Our Ivanhowe. Who are you backing for the 2015 Melbourne Cup?

Melbourne Cup 2015 Results

Edit: Ok, so the Melbourne Cup 2015 is over and as you can see from the Melbourne Cup 2015 results Our Ivanhowe came tenth so that means that I blew my ten bucks. Still, shit like that happens when you bet on the horses, right?

1. Prince of Penzance

2. Max Dynamite

3. Criterion

4. Trip to Paris

5. Big Orange

6. Gust of Wind

7. Excess Knowledge

8. The Offer

9. Quest for More

10. Our Ivanhowe

11. Who Shot Thebarman

12. Sertorius

13. Fame Game

14. The United States

15. Hartnell

16. Bondi Beach

17. Hokko Brave

18. Almoonqith

19. Kingfisher

20. Preferment

21. Grand Marshal

22. Sky Hunter

23. Snow Sky

Did not finish: Red Cadeaux

So, how did you go? I hope you did well on this years Melbourne Cup.


Spring Horse Racing Special Offers

Shit! Now that football is over I’m going to have to find something else to interest me sports wise. I’m sure as hell not going to place a bet online just for the sake of it. The big question is now that the AFL season is over what the hell are we to do?

There’s always the races for those punters out there who love to bet on the horses. Me, I usually only be on the Melbourne Cup itself. Lets have a look at some of the horse racing special offers out there.

Sportsbet Horse Racing Special Offers

They say that spring is in the air! Maybe spring brings other stuff with it other than hay fever! Some do say the world will be watching as Melbourne hosts its famous Spring Racing Carnival. Remember that post I did on the Melbourne Cup Hot Sports Babes? Maybe as the ladies fuss over dresses and those strange looking things that go on their heads, we should be studying the forms working out what races to place our bets on.

In their efforts to provide great deals Sportsbet have come up with some unbelievable horse racing special offers. This includes the Caulfield Guineas Day offer. The image below gives a little hint of their great offer. Clicking on it will give you a whole lot more information.

horse racing special offers

Also, they’ve got Power Prices for an hour only on EVERY HORSE in EVERY RACE between 10am – 11am EDT on Saturday!

The thing with Sportsbet is they’re always out there to give their members the best deals possible. Sure the whole reason behind their horse racing special offers is to drum up business. Thing is, if you’re going to place a bet in any horse race why wouldn’t you want to get the best deal possible.

Naturally these offers may change over time, but not to worry you can always keep track of all of Sportsbet’s Promotions.