If you plan on having a punt during the Melbourne Cup racing carnival, it pays to check out the different racing products offered by online bookmakers.
While each bookmaker is similar in the types of racing products they offer, they do vary significantly. For example, Sportsbet is without the industry leaders for betting on racing.
They offer a ton of unique racing products that will give you an edge with your punting this spring. So be sure to check out our Sportsbet racing review here at this link.
Types of Racing Products
Every bookmaker will offer all the popular racing bet types such as win, place, quinella, exacta, trifecta, first four, quaddie and so on.
Most bookies also offer free form guides now, so you can drill down stats on each race and help make an educated decision when punting.
Online bookie William Hill has even taken it a step further and has The Wolf, who is a guest tipster who provides tips for every single race.
Each bookie will have their flagship racing product as well. Usually, it is something like Best Tote dividends, or Best Tote + x% or something along those lines. We have reviewed each bookmakers racing products here.
Popular Racing Products
Below you will find a quick outline of some of the more popular racing products on offer with online bookmakers. We have provided detailed reviews of these products, so be sure to check out the links provided for more information.
Sportsbet offers their customers access to a free Black Book. It enables you to add your favourite horses to your custom black book and receive a notification next time your selected horses are engaged to run.
This comes in handy when you are at the track and see a horse storm home and think to yourself “Gee, I must remember to back that horse next time it runs”. It is a free product and you can add up to 30 thoroughbred, harness of greyhound selections.
Yet another unique innovation by Sportsbet. The Punters Club allows you to setup your own online punters club where you can invite your mates and take turns in selecting bets each week or day, depending what timeframe you select.
Every time your punters club has a win, Sportsbet credits the account with the winnings to each person evenly. There is also a group chat section where you can get involved in some banter and have a good time.
Racing Live Streaming
With the recent shakeup of the racing television rights in the past few years, punters have been the big winners. Now some bookmakers allow you to stream every Victorian horse race on a daily basis live from their website or mobile phone app.
It is very handy when you are on the go and can’t get to a television or your local TAB. Simply get out your phone, jump onto the Sportsbet mobile app and watch every race live and uninterrupted.