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What is a Tote Swinger?

  • The Tote Swinger is a great bet if you think two horses will run well in a race. If they both finish in the first three, you’ll win a share of the pool.
  • To win a Swinger, you simply need to have both your horses finish in the first three. You'll have a winning Swinger if you've backed: 1st and 2nd placed horses, 1st and 3rd placed horses, 2nd and 3rd placed horses.
  • The minimum total stake for a Swinger is £0.50.
  • Like all Tote bets, the less popular one of your selections is, the bigger the payout.

Swingers with more than two horses

With a Swinger, you're not limited to just two horses. So if there are three runners in a race you can't split, it might make sense to have more than two horses in your bet.

There are more chances to win with a combination Swinger and the more horses you add to your bet, the more your stake increases:

  • A £1 Swinger on two horses costs £1
  • A £1 combination Swinger on three horses costs £3
  • A £1 combination Swinger on four horses costs £6
  • A £1 combination Swinger on five horses costs £10

We've reduced the minimum stake per line on a Swinger to just 1p, as long as the total stake is at least 50p. This means you can add up to 12 horses to your bet and only cost a minimum of 55p.

How to place a Swinger online

To place your bet online, click on our Quickbets tab and select Swinger.

Pick your meeting and race time and you'll be taken to the race card.

Just click the + symbol next to at least two horses to add them to your bet slip. Then, enter your stake and click place bet.

How to place a Swinger on course

To place a bet on course, just head to one of our kiosks and tell our staff that you'd like to place a Swinger. Tell them which horses you'd like to bet on and your stake.

Remember, always check your slip before leaving the counter to make sure your bet is correct.

Go here for full Tote Swinger rules, terms & info


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