Win Horse Racing Bet

A "Win" bet in horse racing means that you are betting on your selected horse to win the race or finish first. Second place is the first loser.

"Straight up bet" or "on the nose bet" are common aliases of the "Win" bet.

Bookies list down all available horses for a race with their corresponding odds. All you have to do is select your favourite horse and place your stake. Your potential winnings are automatically calculated based on the quoted fixed odds when you made the bet.

Here's an example with the horses of the 2018 Melbourne Cup:

NO. HORSE WIN
1 Best Solution (6) T: Saeed Bin Suroor | J: Pat Cosgrave 16.00
2 The Cliffsofmoher (9) T: Aidan O'brien | J: Ryan Moore 23.00
3 Magic Circle (17) J: Corey Brown | T: Ian Williams 7.00
4 Chestnut Coat (4) J: Yuga Kawada | T: Yoshito Yahagi 71.00
5 Muntahaa (13) J: Jim Crowley | T: J H Gosden 19.00
6 Sound Check (16) J: Jordan Childs | T: M D Moroney 41.00
7 Who Shot Thebarman (18) J: Ben Melham | T: C J Waller 31.00
8 Ace High (22) J: Tye Angland | T: David Payne 71.00
9 Marmelo (10) J: Hugh Bowman | T: H Morrison 12.50
10 Avilius (11) J: Glyn Schofield | T: James Cummings 16.00
11 Yucatan (23) J: James Mcdonald | T: A O'brien 6.60
12 Auvray (1) J: Tommy Berry | T: R A Freedman 81.00
13 Finche (15) J: Zac Purton (54.0kg) | T: C J Waller 26.00
14 Red Cardinal (5) J: Damien Oliver | T: D K Weir 31.00
15 Vengeur (2) Masque J: Patrick Moloney | T: M D Moroney 71.00
16 Ventura Storm (7) J: Mark Zahra | T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig 34.00
17 A Prince Of Arran (20) J: Michael Walker | T: Charlie Fellowes 23.00
18 Nakeeta (3) J: Regan Bayliss | T: Iain Jardine 81.00
19 Sir Charles Road (14) J: Dwayne Dunn | T: L O'sullivan & A Scott 101.00
20 Zacada (24) J: Damian Lane | T: M Baker & A Forsman 101.00
21 Runaway (12) J: Stephen Baster | T: G Waterhouse & A Bott 41.00
22 Youngstar (8) J: Craig Williams (51.5kg) | T: C J Waller 11.75
23 Cross Counter (19) J: Kerrin Mcevoy (51.0kg) | T: Charlie Appleby 12.00
24 Rostropovich (21) J: Wayne Lordan (51.0kg) | T: A O'brien 23.00

Four-year-old Cross Counter won the 2018 Melbourne Cup so those who made a "Win" bet on him won! With odds of 12.00, a $10 stake on the Charlie Appleby trained gelding netted $120.00. Awesome!

Top Tote+

Bookies also offer Top Tote Plus Odds on "Win" bets, instead of the usual fixed odds. This gives you the best return out of all three TAB's or the starting price (whichever is higher) on all Australian Races.

Top Fluc

Top Fluc odds are the top bookmaker's odds offered on a specified horse. "Win" bets placed at Top Fluc are guaranteed to be paid at the top official on-course bookmaker’s fluctuation. Top Fluc is only available for Metropolitan meetings.

Starting Price (SP)

Starting Price (SP) is the official on-course bookmaker’s dividend declared at the end of betting. SP Bets guarantee to pay the final bookmakers fluctuation from the bookmakers on track as declared by the Bookmakers Pricing Service (BPS) stewards on track.


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