A guide to the bookmakers offering additional each way places at sport's biggest events.
The QIPCO sponsored 1000 Guineas is a highlight of any flat racing season. The second of five classics throughout the British flat racing summer, the 1000 Guineas Stakes, to give the race its full title, is a Group 1 standard contest for 3-year old fillies. Run over the famous Rowley Mile, a course which is straight and slightly downhill until the finish line, the race pace is invariably incredibly fast and the 1000 Guineas, like the 2000 Guineas run the day before, is run over 8 furlongs or a mile.
The race is hugely popular with the richest owners and punters alike. With fields of up to 18 runners in recent years, online bookmakers are always happy to give punters real value in this race, especially as it's the second flat racing classic of the season. The feature race of Sunday at the Guineas Festival, it's also a highlight of any racing season so expect 4 places or potentially even 5 places each way on the 1000 Guineas. Of course, offering 4 places each way or sometimes even 5 places each way is an excellent way to offer maximum profit opportunity for punters and is a promotion which will drive 2017 Guineas Festival new customer registrations for savvy online bookmakers.
The QIPCO 1000 Guineas has been won in recent years by the very biggest owners in horse racing. Godolphin, Khalid Abdullah, the Maktoum brothers and of course Queen Elizabeth II have all owned winners here. Since 2005 though, the duo of John Magnier and Michael Tabor have co-owned 4 winners across Virginia Waters (2005), Homecoming Queen (2012), Legatissimo (2015) and Minding (2016). Some record, with Aidan O'Brien training 3 of those successes and Ryan Moore the triumphant jockey on board the three most winners. The last locally trained winner from a Newmarket based stable was Russian Rhythm trained by Sir Michael Stoute in 2003.
With anything up to 18 runners across recent renewals, online bookmakers pay out the standard 3 places each way at 1/4 odds for the 1000 Guineas. However with the 1000 Guineas being a highlight of the flat racing calendar, a growing number of bookmakers over recent seasons have promoted an additional place, offering 4 places each way. However 2017 could see this change as the competitive nature of the online bookmaker industry would make the 1000 Guineas perfect for a 5 places each way promotion. It's worth remembering as a punter that the big online bookmakers have a new customer war-chest for the flat classics, so offering additional each way places attracts new customers who spot the value to be had. Naturally 4 places each way covers circa 25% of the field - a situation which can only drive the chances of profit.
We track the value dished out by online bookmakers across the major flat races. Extended each way terms gives punters a huge boost in terms of profit potential and is the perfect promotion for those who love to back big priced long shots. With some High Street bookmakers still categorically giving their customers the standard each way terms, savvy online punters have been using online bookmakers who have been offering far better value to their customers now for years. The 2016 renewal of the 1000 Guineas saw 16 starters go to post and some extended each way place offers were available.
2016 Each Way Terms Offered:
Here's a breakdown of the horses and their prices that have been paid out on over and above the standard 3 places each way in the 1000 Guineas from 2016 onwards:
1000 Guineas Recent Results