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How to pick a winner

how to bet on harness racing

There is no magic formula to picking a winner but the more you know about the race and runners, the better your chances of making the right choice. That’s why it pays to study the form – and here we show you how to read it.

Understanding the last five placings in a formguide

0 = finished 10th or more

X = three month break from racing

Barrier draw number

How much you win for every dollar you have bet. The lower the dividends the more popular the runner is.

Got a hot tip?

Been given a sure winner for tonight’s greyhound race? Heard that a top jockey is riding an under-rated horse on a track that will really suit them? Got a feeling about a starter in a harness race that you saw on Trackside today? Convert that hot tip to cash. Make your bet via one of our betting channels, check your ticket and get ready to race.

Select your bet type

The TAB offers a huge variety of bet types to cover all tastes and skill levels – from Win, Place and Eachway bets for the novice punter to All Up,  Poker and Multi for our more experienced punters.

Below are some of the more popular bet

types to get you started.  Click on the titles to find out more on each of the bet types listed.  Alternatively navigate through 'Bet types' which is found in the left hand menu of the Help section.

Win, Place and Eachway

WIN - the winner of the race

PLACE - the runner to finish either 1st, 2nd or 3rd.  Although in some smaller fields (seven runners or less), to finish 1st, 2nd only.

EACHWAY - Combines Win and Place on the same runner.  If your runner wins, you collect both the Win and Place dividend.  If your runner finishes 2nd or 3rd, you collect the Place dividend.  Note: In a field of seven or less place dividends are paid out to only first and second.

WIN and PLACE  - For a Win/Place bet, choose Each Way and enter a slash between the Win amount and the Place amount.  For example if you want to place a bet online of $2 for the Win and $3 for the Place, choose Eachway from the dropdown menu and enter 2/3 in the Bet amount box.


Two runners to finish 1st and 2nd.  Quinella bets can be boxed or banker (also known as anchor).


Three runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in that order.


Category: Forex

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