Historians say the first horse races took place 5,000 years ago when Bronze Age nomads domesticated wild horses on the plains of Central Asia. The nomads hadn’t yet adopted the notion of money, so early bets were probably based on bragging rights.
There’s more than bragging at stake today. Betting on horse racing is big business around the world – particularly in the UK, where it has a long and arguably respectable history.
We’ve gathered up some information and horse racing betting tips for your benefit. Horse racing is fun and betting is thrilling, but data and probabilities are the bread and butter of the business. The more you understand, the better your odds.