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Top 10 Horse Racing Myths ..

By TURF SENSATION | 11-Jul-2019

Most Common Horse Racing Myths:

Horse Racing is a sport full of Myths and Superstitions. Not only here, but this notion is equally common among the Westerners. I feel, its important to dispel some of the common misconceptions about Horse Racing.
Here are a few Racing Myths:

1) Most of the time, the Favourite loses if a horse is withdrawn at the gates.

2) Bet on a Gray, on a rainy day !!

3) Second last leg of the Jackpot is usually a fluke

4) Race 6, Horse 1, Draw 7....Rarely wins !!

5) Emergency colours ALL BLACK, rarely wins a race !!

6) All races are fixed !! Most common myth among the freshers in the sport. Agreed, doosra teesra do happen, but it takes a mammoth effort and co ordination to rig one...I guess !!

There may be lots more, and  request readers to add a few  that they know off....So that all of us can have a GOOD LAUGH !!

The sole intention of this topic is to burst the myths and misunderstanding about this lovely sport, and look at it in a much optimistic manner.
Horse Racing will always remain a sport of Skill & Luck, provided the Discipline and Limitations are maintained.


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16 Replies

Krish said ...

On : 16-07-2019 03:20 am

@Rudolph Furtado,

If I am not mistaken, a Hextonian most of the time spend in beer bar at Mahalaxmi race track. 

Arvinder said ...

On : 14-07-2019 08:24 pm

If the number one horse in race number four is an on money horse, eight out ten it will lose. 

Mr.Hrudaya said ...

On : 14-07-2019 08:38 am


The Horse is taken to the starting gates only wen it is fractious in the paddock.

And your observation in this regard is very true. So avoid Horses which are lead early to the starting gates.


Saggittarian said ...

On : 13-07-2019 01:48 pm

I do not back a horse which is led to the starting gate without jockey

Manoj p said ...

On : 13-07-2019 05:35 am

Horse number 1 will win or will be 3rd position  in certain races, if they make favourite.

Dharmesh said ...

On : 13-07-2019 12:50 am

If a horse ( favourites included) is taken to gates early then 99% it will lose !! 



ayyarnet said ...

On : 12-07-2019 09:00 pm

I am a Race course visitor for the past three decades. 

What I do not like is either you like Racing or you do not like. But entered the course criticising Racing is very Bad Nobody can make money

Pulling and pshing is common You will ruin your career etc is cery bad. It is like a Lady who could not dance properly found fault with the stage.

If you avoid impulse betting or or just control your impulse over greediness in betting beyond your capacity then go for borrowing etc., 

Racing is meant for the people who have regular income to hold them when they are down. If you bet reasonable amount knowing fully well future consequences if you fail  etc you may survive.

First you must learn How to Bet. whether to bet win or place etc

If you try all Tanala Treble  Jackpot etc you will never make money.

Take Racing  as 50% for fun 50% for money.

90% of punters bet on the advice of suggestion of Tips offered by many. They never study or look at record of the Horses.

Majority why 99%  of Punters are small value punters only.

You have to be an Investor like Stock Market going people. 

Small bet is no use. All waste.

Bet a good amount either win or Place just one or two races

Even if you get small amount also be happy and do not recycle your win amount same day keep it for next Race day. 

It is a fact manipulation or Fixing is common and it is a part of the game. You should not grumble  Eventhough horse may be good what do you get on 40 paise or 60 paise You have to avoid. 

All these things you have to learn First 

Unfortunately Education plays a role. An educated person will not cross his capacity or go for Borrowing etc.,

Majority of the loses or sufferers or Lower middle class people who were addicted for easy money.

If you have a regular income and if you go with minimum 10K 

you can money by playing Certain win or Days Best  or place etc

I do not mean you must play 10K at a time  depending on the situation you have to manage your funds.

So please stop crticising Racing Yest is agreed Fixing Manipulation Doosra or Theesra are there  They are all part of the game. 

If you play few Races with control over your Finance and knowing fuly well you can not win all Races in a day  will fetch you little money. I say again little money only  You should be happy with that amount and try to enjoy life.

Best Regards


Shiv said ...

On : 12-07-2019 05:07 pm

In a race if there is two grey horses one will win! 

An withdrawn horse will  all ways be on board or even  win at longer  odds  in very next start ! 90% true (especially  in Bangalore) 

Last minute  change of jockey!  Will defiantly win the race!  


Krish said ...

On : 12-07-2019 01:44 am


Poornima and Amavasya effects observed in the night time. You mean to say your theory is effective in Mumbai night racing only?

Siva Ramakrishna said ...

On : 11-07-2019 10:55 pm

1. Generally on Sunday's...In between 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm...4 & 7 numbers come to the board...Whether it is a win, SHP or THP... these two numbers used to place out of calculations...its my experience also...

2. On Amavasya & Powrnima days...Out of 7 races...there must be 3 flukes... I observed this many times...

3. Withdrawal of horses at the time of starting gates... particularly in JP legs...favourite never wins... It's 80% true...everybody knows that...

4. Grey colour horses used to come to board...oftenly without any calculations...

5. Jockeys who ware Swasthik mark jockets...used  to come to the board with good place amount... many times they win also...60% chances are can check it out...

6. When the number of horses more than 12 to 16...Number 11 used to come to the board with good odds...yes ...I personally observed many times...

7. In the 7th race...Horse No.7 used to win or definitely comes to board with good odds...Any one can try...

You can call these things as Myths... or Sentiments of the punters...Many punters used to believe and blindly they punt...Sometimes they win...sometimes  they loose but they never loose their myths...

Some may agree...Some may disagree...but they Myths goes on...

Gamble baba said ...

On : 11-07-2019 10:51 pm

1)Feeding biscuits to dog.(if this things work bookies will adapt all dogs(lol)

2)buying a race book by some person

3)betting in regular stall favor the luck(even less odds)

4)my friend carry his favorite actresses late shree devi photo as lady luck

5)turtles ring as symbol of god laxmi

6)every first & second race  horce no.3 or 5 always come in place position

7)playing a last gate horce

Rudolph Furtado said ...

On : 11-07-2019 03:57 pm

As a "Silver Jubilee" veteran of horse racing punting over the decades  and now having quit "BETTING" on the sport and  just a spectator and arm-chair commentator. Here is my superstitious quote on the sport, quote, " IN HORSE RACING A COMMON PUNTER CAN NEVER MAKE A " Business" OR "Employment"  OUT OF THE SPORT AS IT IS THE PUNTER'S CONTRIBUTION THAT RUN THE RACE-COURSE'S  ALL OVER THE WORLD.JUST LEARN TO ENJOY YOUR DAY OR NIGHT AT A RACECOURSE AKIN TO A VISIT TO A HOTEL OR EXPENSIVE ENTERTAINMENT". Myth or Fact ?

Ruchi said ...

On : 11-07-2019 02:07 pm

Another proved fact is on AMAVAS AND POORNIMA DAY TOP AND BOTTOM weight are prominent and wins at least two races

Next after September right upto March SUN will be on Angle that is 7 the house from LAGNA.90 percent times SUN 1,4 will either WIN or come Second

No need to see any firm not advise from favourite experts only just back

Ruchi said ...

On : 11-07-2019 01:05 pm

Along with some myths there are certain facts too

First fav of Chairman RWITC never wins

(6) and (9) are synops,one generally follows other in win or place card or draw

Now days the season of favourites is such that one can easily MINT money by following expert advise

Guru said ...

On : 11-07-2019 12:36 pm

On Amavsaya days white color horses win . Horse number seven drawn one will not win. Whenever number four wins it's followed by 4 in the next race

kulkarni said ...

On : 11-07-2019 12:25 pm

Yes sir I agree. Races are fixed.