Horse racing is often referred to as the Sport of Kings. This is also probably one of the oldest betting events as well. That is why today’s top-rated offshore sportsbooks offering an online betting platform also offer an online racebook.

Through the use of one centralized online betting account, players can wager on tonight’s big game while also betting the daily race card at their favorite track. The ease of combining sports and horse betting from one location continues to set online betting sites such as apart from stand-alone sites for betting sports or betting on horse races.

An online racebook basically duplicates the experience of a day at the track or off-track betting facility without the hassle and added cost of getting there. From the ease and comfort of a home computer or mobile device, horse bettors have easy access to any race track running a live daily card.

Considering that there are more than 70 tracks in North America alone, that covers quite a bit of territory. The racebook at today’s top-rated online sportsbook sites also offer access to live cards at tracks in international horse racing hot spots such as the UK, France, Australia, Japan and Dubai.

Bettors can wager on the races using track odds and the same betting options that are available at the track are available online such as Pick 3 and Pick 4 bets.

It has never been easier to place an actual wager on a horse race. The first step is to select a track. The daily card is brought up starting with the post time for Race #1. The next step is to select a race followed by the type of wager. The online menu includes the basic Win-Place-Show options as well as exotics for an exacta and trifecta bet. Players also have the option to box these wagers. The final step is to select the amount of the bet.

Also on the betting form is each horse’s name and starting position along with the jockey and the live track odds. Once a bet is place, the final step in the process is to confirm the wager before it is actually placed. Bettors then have the option to review and print their picks.

Betting on horse racing is an excellent way to supplement any sports betting strategy. This adds diversity to this strategy while also filling in the natural voids in the sports betting calendar.

When the dog days of summer roll around and MLB games are the only major betting option on the sportsbook board, horse racing at iconic tracks such as Saratoga on the East Coast and Del Mar on the West Coast are in full swing with exciting daily cards and major graded events.

It has never been easier to bet on horse racing’s biggest events of the year such as the Kentucky Derby and the Triple Crown racing season in the spring as well as the annual Breeders’ Cup in early November.

These major betting events offer crossover opportunities between a site’s sportsbook and racebook. For example, you can bet an exacta boxed for the Kentucky Derby through the racebook while pitting one horse against the other in a head-to-head bet through the sportsbook as a hedge.