Horse-racing betting trivia: Do you know your stuff?
- So you’re selecting your horses for your bet before the race. Looking at the list of horses about to races, which would be the favourite to win?
A) 5/1 B) 1/4 C) 1/1 D) 5/4
2. If something is odds-on, what does this mean?
A) The horse is deemed to have little chance of winning. B) The horse is a non-starter. C) The horse is an outsider and may surprise all. D) The favourite.
3. And a banker, what does this term mean?
A) Someone who has placed a bet. B) The person who set the odds. C) A guaranteed winner. D) The person who pays out the money if you win.
4. If you wagered a monkey on a horse, what would you be placing?
A) A free bet. B) The stake you got back from your losing horse. C) £100. D) £500.
5. Someone willing to reveal betting tips in exchange for money is known as…
A) A tout. B) A tipster. C) A jockey’s mate.D) A Yankee.
6. What is a pony?
A) A horse that his little chance of winning. B) An accumulator. C) A bet which will treble your winnings. D) A £25 bet.
7. Before many races, in order to protect themselves, or if they’re unsure, punters sometimes bet ‘each-way’ on their chosen horse. But what does this mean?
A) You double your winnings. B) You get your money back if the horse does not win. C) You combine each of your bets. D) You win if the horse comes 1st or in the top places.
8. Finally, how many individual bets make up a Yankee?
A) 5. B) 10. C) 11. D) 8.
9. What kind of a race is a 'Bumper'?
A) A National Hunt flat race. B) One with lots of hurdles. C) A race which attracts ‘bumper’ crowds. D) A race that has no clear favourite.
10. Which 50-1 shot dramatically ended Golden Horn’s unbeaten run?
A) Grey Gatsby. B) Gleneagles. C) Arabian Queen. D) Treve.Answers 1B, 2D, 3C, 4D, 5A, 6D, 7D, 8C, 9A, 10C.