Harness racing is a popular betting type at tab.com.au.
The sport of harness racing is different to that of horse racing, in that you'll find the trainers of each horse are more hands-on than their thoroughbred counterparts.
Harness racing betting usually involves study of past form, a horse's bloodline, trainer, gate speed, barrier draw and so on. Harness racing is a niche form of betting so any harness racing tips found on tab.com.au are from experts in the field, that consider all the possibilities and when trying to pick a winner.
Harness racing tips - the essentials
Sticking with Fixed Odds
The newcomer to harness racing betting might want to stick with Fixed Odds in the first instance. That is simply to place a bet on Fixed Odds which would mean, whatever price your runner starts at, you will get the price that was available when you put your bet on. Fixed Odds betting is extremely popular at tab.com.au as Fixed Odds coverage on harness racing has expanded in recent times.
Pacing and trotting
Harness races are divided into two 'gaits': trotting and pacing. Each represents a different way a horse will run whilst carrying their sulky. One of the most crucial harness racing tips is to develop a thorough understanding of the ins and outs of pacing and trotting.
Some of the major Australian harness racing meets for punters to bet on include the Miracle Mile, the Hunter Cup, Victoria Cup and the Australian Pacing Championships. The marquee event is the Inter Dominion series, which pits the best horses from Australia and New Zealand together in a series. Essentially, it is like the Melbourne Cup of harness racing.
Popular betting options
As well as win/place/each way bets, the usual more complex bets are available too, such as quinella, exacta, trifecta, quadrella, First 4 and the BIG6.