Horse Racing Betting
Horse racing is one of the oldest sports known to mankind. It is an equestrian sport that was practiced in Babylon, Syria, Egypt, Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. There are many styles of racing and distances, but three types of horse racing stand out: flat racing, racing over jumps (known as steeplechasing), and harness racing. Horse racing betting is also an important part of the sport, wether it is done directly in the racing tracks or in wagering houses, and lately, in sportbooks. BetDSI takes bets on the most important tracks in the United Stated, and of course, in the premier horse racing events like the Kentucky Derby and the Breeder’s Cup.
Crowds have always been entertained by equestrian sports, since the ancient times. Chariot racing was a very popular sport in the ancient Greece and the Roman Empire, and it was often dangerous to both driver and horse. Serious injury and even death were frequently suffered, but it was one of the favorite sports in that age, and generated strong spectator excitement. For the ancient Greece, horse racing was also a part of mythology, such as the contest between the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnirin Norse mythology.
All these and other forms of horse racing competition required specialized skills from both horse and rider, resulting in the development of specialized breeds and improvement of equipment for each sport, a trend that continues in our days.
Thoroughbred racing is the most known type of horse racing, and flat racing is its most common form. The track used for flat racing is oval in shape. Thoroughbred races are run on dirt, synthetic or turf surfaces, and even though the distance may vary, it is usually between 0.63 to 1.5 miles.
Thoroughbred racing was very popular in England and later exported to the United Stated around 1665. Organized horse racing events started with the American Stud Book in 1868, and in the 20th century the interest in horse racing sparked again, with the Triple Crown series and the first horse to win the three races, Sir Barton in 1919.
Horse Racing Betting
There are several racetracks across the United States, spread in the East and West coasts and the South. That means a big number of races and events during the year, with the premier events such as the Triple Crown races (Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes) and the Breeder’s Cup being part of the most expected sports events every year in North America. You could make a profit on horse racing betting given the odds and combinations of bets available to the bettor.
BetDSI offers you the straight win-place-show bet, by betting on your favorite horse to finish in first, first and second, or first, second and third place.
Horse racing betting at Bet DSI also includes Daily Doubles, where you try to predict which horses will come first in the first two consecutive races; Exactas, Trifectas and Superfectas, trying to predict the exact order of the first two, three of four horses. You can also bet Quinellas, wagers placed on two horses coming first and second regardless of the order; and Pick 3 and Pick 4, where you have to select the winners of three or four consecutive races. Remember, wagers are accepted until post time. If a wager is made after the race has begun, it will not be accepted. Try the horse racing gambling at BetDSI and make the racing events more exciting with the lines and odds offered for each horse race.