Placing Information and Help
Where a horse finishes and has finished, its placings, is an obviously important factor when studying
horse racing form. Although to most experienced horse racing fans
much of this information is already known, this page acts as a reference for everything relating to horse racing placings and places.
- Placing descriptions
- Places paid (each way terms)
- Places on HorseRaceBase
In certain areas you will see shortened descriptions of placings, some of these are
obvious and need not be listed (example 1 is obviously first and 33 is clearly thirty third), however you may require
clarification on some of the more obscure references and these are listed below for your reference.
|Left at Start||LFT||L|
|Ran Off Course||RO||O|
|Refused to Jump||REF||R|
|Refused to Race||RR||/|
Places Paid (each way terms)
When you are backing certain horses you will wish to do so each way. This means you are placing one bet on the
selected horse to win and another on it to finish in the paid places in the race. The number of places paid differs dependent on
number of competitors and race type. It is worth noting some bookmakers (in particular
Paddy Power) also offer advanced places for certain races.
Below are the normal places paid rules adhered to.
- Less than 5 runners. Winner Only.
- 5,6 or 7 runners. Quarter Odds - Two Places.
- Handicaps with between 8 and 15 runners. Quarter odds - 3 places.
- Handicaps with 16 or more runners. Quarter odds - 4 places.
- All other races. Fifth odds - 3 places.