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How do you know how many places you’re getting in each-way betting?

When you’re betting each-way, you want to make sure you know just how many places a bookmaker are paying. Sometimes it can be two places, mostly it is three but is can also be as high as four or five places.

So, here’s how it works:

Non-Handicap Races

2 – 4 Runners: Win Only (1st place only)

5 – 7 Runners: A 1/4 the odds over 2 places (1st and 2nd place)

8 or more Runners: A 1/5th the odds over 3 places (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)

Handicap Races

2 – 4 Runners: Win Only (1st place only)

5 – 7 Runners: A 1/4 the odds over 2 places (1st and 2nd place)

8 – 11 Runners: A 1/5th the odds over 3 places (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)

12 – 15 Runners: A 1/4 the odds over 3 places (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)

16 or more Runners: A 1/4 the odds over 4 places (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place)

Sometimes these terms can change, especially for big races such as the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Aintree Grand National, where you’re likely to get much more value in terms of each-way betting.

Make sure you always check the terms and what sort of race you’re betting in before getting stuck into a horse each-way.

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