A guide to the bookmakers offering additional each way places at sport's biggest events.
The Betfair Hurdle is one of the most competitive Handicap Hurdles on the National Hunt calendar. Traditionally raced at the start of February at Newbury, the Betfair Handicap Hurdle is a Grade 3 status race with a rich history that goes back to 1963. Known as the richest hurdle race in Europe, the Betfair Hurdle is run over 2 miles which, at Newbury, is often a real test around the Berkshire left-handed circuit.
Saturday feature races like the Betfair Hurdle are a big deal for the online bookmakers who see them as a huge opportunity to attract new customers. Offering 5 places each way or sometimes even 6 places each way is an excellent way to offer maximum profit opportunity and to attract new customers. Since 2012, a number of online bookmakers have gone 5 places each way and as you'd expect race sponsor Betfair are always keen to offer an exceptional deal. So read on to find out whether you can grab 5 or potentially 6 places each way across one of the season's biggest Handicap Hurdles.
The Betfair Handicap Hurdle is one of the most competitive races on the National Hunt schedule. With £89,000 for the winner, the Newbury-hosted race is the feature race across 'Betfair Super Saturday' - a day of racing where plenty of Cheltenham Festival prominent fancies run in the Denham Chase or the 2-mile Game Spirit Chase. Since 2007, Jamie Moore (x2), Sir AP McCoy (x2), Ruby Walsh, Josh Moore and Lizzie Kelly have all piloted the winner of this prestigious race. Notable horses including Zarkandar (2012) and My Tent or Yours (2013) have won this recently for Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson with over 11 stone to carry.
Agrapart and Lizzie Kelly win the 2016 Betfair Hurdle
With anything up to 24 runners across recent renewals, online bookmakers pay out the standard 4 places each way at 1/4 odds. However the Betfair is so popular with punters looking for a serious bet that a growing number of bookmakers over recent seasons have promoted an additional place or two, with 5 or even 6 places sometime available at the Betfair Hurdle. Naturally 5 places covers around 20-25% of the field - a situation which can only increase your chance of profit.
Betfair Hurdle Each Way Places Tracker
We track the value offered by online bookmakers across the major National Hunt 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 punters have been using online bookmakers who have been offering far better value to their customers now for years.
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 4 places each way in the Ladbroke Hurdle from 2016 onwards:
Betfair Hurdle Recent Results