Often overshadowed by its bigger brother the Spring Carnival, the Autumn Racing Carnival is a great opportunity to take a look at the horse racing tips and betting previews, and get some practice in before the biggest event of the year. Held in February and March, the Autumn Carnival offers some exciting odds and a chance to bet on some quality Group 1 Races.
Autumn Carnival Horse Racing Betting Options
If you’ve been reading our Autumn Carnival tips and betting previews but are unsure what the most popular bet options are for the event then take a look at some of the most popular options below:
The most popular betting type in horse racing, the win is a high stakes high reward option that allows punters to pick which horse will place first in the race.
If you aren’t so sure about which horse is going to come first, then a place bet offers a lot more flexibility for your punt. A place bet allows punters to pick three horses to finish first, second or third. Bookies will pay out if any of the horses place in the top three, but with lower dividends than if you choose the win betting option.
If you are looking to maximise your chances of a payout then the each way bet is a great option. Essentially a win and place bet together, punters will win if their horses come in the top three, and offer big dividends if the punter chooses the winning horse.
The duet is similar to the place bet, allowing punters to select two horses and pays dividends if they come in the top three.
A popular bet type for punters that want a better chance of cashing out, the quinella offers them the chance to choose any number of horses to come in the top two spots. The less horses they include in the bet, the bigger the payout.
Similar to the quinella, the trifecta allows punters to pick any number of horses to finish in first, second or third place. The less horses that are included in the bet, the bigger the dividend.
For punters who are sure of their horses’ chances of winning, the exacta bet works by choosing the first two horses and the order in which they finish. Getting this right means a big payout.
About the Autumn Carnival
The Autumn Racing Carnival has been slowly gaining prestige in recent years, growing to become one of the premier horse racing events in the world, with bigger prize money and more chances to win every year. The carnival is comprised of more than thirty group one races in Sydney and Melbourne, crescendoing in ‘The Championships’ which are run over two weeks, offering some seriously exciting betting opportunities. Some of the best races to keep an eye on are the Golden Slipper, Doncaster Mile, All Star Mile, Queen Elizabeth Stakes and The Championships.
Autumn Carnival Tips and Betting Preview
For more information on some great races to get involved in take a look at our Autumn Carnival Tips and Betting Previews.