# How do you bet for losing a horse?

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If you want to bet on a horse to lose, you want the odds that are in the pink boxes, the lay odds. For example, if the odds about the horse you want to bet on to lose are displayed as 6.00, you will be laying the horse to lose at 5/1.

## How does horse bet payout?

Your payout is calculated by subtracting the amount of winning dollars from the total pool, then dividing the remaining pool by the amount of cash bet on the winner, and finally adding back in the winning bet amount.

## How do you place a horse bet?

How to Place a Wager on a Horse Race

1. State the name of the racetrack.
2. State what number race you’re betting.
3. State the dollar unit of your bet.
4. State the type of wager. …
5. State the number of the horse or horses you’re using.
6. Check your ticket before you leave the window.

## What is a laid bet?

To lay a bet is to back something not to happen.

For example, to lay Manchester United to win their match is to back them NOT to win. If you were to lay them, you would win your bet if they either lost or drew their match.

## What happens to your bet if a horse is disqualified?

Match Bets

Bets are settled on the official result. If both horses finish in the same position, dead heat rules will apply. If one horse in a match fails to complete, or takes the wrong course, the other will be considered to have won the match. If neither horse finishes, bets will be void.

## What are 7 to 2 odds?

When horse racing odds are shown in the form of 7-2, 5-1, etc, it expresses the amount of profit to the amount invested. So odds of 7-2 mean that for every \$2 invested, the punter gets \$7 profit in return. This means when you bet \$2, the total return if the bet is successful is \$9.

## How do I calculate my horse winnings?

The amount paid out is normally calculated in the following way:

1. Dividing your total stake by the number of horses included in the dead heat.
2. Multiplying that figure by the odds at which the bet was placed.

## What is the safest bet in horse racing?

Again, if the horse comes in first or second, you will not win any more money than if the horse finishes third. This is the safest of the straight bets but also offers the smallest return. If you are confident the horse will finish better than third, you would have a larger return placing a Win or Place bet.

## What is the most profitable bet in horse racing?

Unexcitingly, but unequivocally, the most profitable type of bet for the punter or, conversely, the least profitable type of bet for the bookmaker, as far as horse racing is concerned is a single win bet, on just one horse in a race.

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## Can you bet on a horse to lose?

Is It Legal To Bet On Horses To Lose? If you’re just a punter who finds it easier to pick horse that won’t win rather than those that will, betting on horses to lose is perfectly legal.

## What happens if I lose a lay bet?

Summary. When you lay a bet, you are betting on something to not happen. If the selection loses then you win the backer’s stake. However, if it wins then you pay the winnings.

## Can you cash out a lay bet?

Lay Betting Requires Cash

It can be substantially more than you stand to win depending on the odds. This is not the case if you have already backed the bet on the same exchange though. In this case they will adjust the overall return from both bets depending on the amount that you are set to win from each result.