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Horse Racing Betting Guides

Here is where you can find all of the information that you will need to get ahead of the day’s racing whilst betting at the Tote.

Are you a Betting Beginner?

If you are looking for a betting guide for beginners, look no further. Here, at the Tote, we have all the guides available for you to find out what works best for you, starting with what is pool betting?

Tote Bet Guides

In our Guides section we have a full explanation on a range of bet types available on single race markets, such as a Win and Place, as well as Exacta, Swinger and Trifecta. Multi-leg bets are also available in the form of the Placepot, Quadpot, Jackpot and Scoop6. In this section, you can find out all that you need to know and discover which of our exciting pool bets work best for you.

Looking for Guides on Major Events?

Guides don't stop with just our bet types. We have a range of insightful, informative racing guides around racing highlights such as Royal Ascot Royal Ascot and the Cheltenham Festival, along with form and race reading skills to help you improve your chance at finding a winner.

Insight from Ireland

As well as offering racing tips from around the world, we cover all of the interesting insights from Ireland. Whether it be looking ahead to the day's racing or big runner info ahead of the major races at Leopardstown, Curragh, Punchestown, Thurles, and more. 

International Racing Guides Available Every Day

At the Tote, we offer a large portfolio of racing from around the globe, which we are looking to grow. If you need more information on Swedish racing, then have a look at our Swedish Racing Guide. However, if it is the large crowds at Sha Tin, or the vibrant atmosphere under the floodlights at Happy Valley, then check out our Racing in Hong Kong Guide. 

We are also looking to try and give you an edge where possible. So we have scoured the data available to give you some info on the top jockeys, trainers and drivers for wherever your interest lies.

Knowledge Pool

Our Knowledge Pool guides are available for free and cover a range of horse racing focused topics and events designed to help improve your racing and betting experience. Tote guides are completely free to view at any time and our website works great on a mobile, so you can find what you need at home or on the move.