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Welcome to pool betting provided by the Tote – your go-to destination for an exciting betting experience on British racecourses! Picture it like a lottery – your bets join a collective pool, and winnings depend on the number of winning tickets. Here's what you need to know:

Get the best of both with Tote

Tote customers benefit from extra value, every day, with Tote Guarantee now available on 55 UK racecourses and at With Tote guarantee, you either get paid the Tote dividend (price) or when Industry SP exceeds the pool price you’ll get topped up to match it, meaning you’re guaranteed the best price at the off.


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How betting with the Tote works


Tote has been at the heart of racing for more than ninety years, and now you can experience your favourite bets on the racecourse and at


When you bet with the Tote you’re not betting against a bookmaker; all the money that is bet on a race is pooled together into one pot. After that race, the pool is then split between everyone who backed the winner. In general, the less people that pick the winner, the higher the dividend.


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Easy Betting Options:

  • Bet conveniently with cash, a UK debit card, or mobile pay.
  • Enjoy £50 cashback when you spend £10 or more using your card.
  • Join Tote online here


Supporting Horseracing:


  • Feel good about your bets as profits go back to the racecourse where you place your bets, actively supporting the sport of horseracing.


Tote Guarantee for Peace of Mind:

  • Our Tote Guarantee ensures that all Win and the Win part of Each Way bets are settled at the higher value between the Tote price and the official Starting Price (SP).
  • Rest easy, knowing you'll always receive a payout equal to or greater than the SP, making your betting experience reliable and secure.


At Tote, we're all about making your betting experience enjoyable, convenient, and supportive of the sport you love. To find out more and to participate click here.


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Lucky Pick for Easy Selections:

  • Not sure who to bet on? Try our Lucky Pick option!
  • Let the Tote's intelligent formula make informed selections for you across all Tote products and races.
  • You can choose an individual bet, or a bundle of bets for the whole day in a handy wallet to keep your bets safe.
  • It's a user-friendly and accessible way to choose potential winners hassle-free. Just tell us how much you would like to spend.


Tote Multiples for Convenience:

  • Doubles and Trebles are now available on-course. Simply select the horses you wish to back in two or three races at the same meeting.
  • If your horse wins in the first race, your winnings will automatically be rolled over into the second race and so on.
  • Choose Win, Place or Each-Way for your Multiples.
  • Need some help to get started? Multiples are also available as Lucky Pick bets...

What are the different Tote bets?


Single bets are bets that cover one race- for example, a win or a place.

  • Win: Select the victor of the race.
  • Place: Pick a horse to secure a spot. The number of places depends on the number of runners.
  • Each Way: Get double the action with a Win and a Place bet on the same horse.
  • Exacta: Nail the 1st and 2nd in the correct order. Or go for a reverse Exacta, where your two selections can finish 1st and 2nd in any order.
  • Trifecta: Predict the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the right order. Alternatively, try a combination Trifecta, where your selections can finish 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in any order.
  • Swinger: Pick two horses and have three chances to win. 1st and 2nd, 1st and 3rd or 2nd and 3rd.

Multi leg bets cover more than one race with the two most popular being the Placepot and Quadpot.

  • Placepot: Our most popular bet – pick a placed horse in the first six races.
  • Quadpot: Similar to the Placepot, choose a placed horse in races 3, 4, 5, and 6.
  • Jackpot: Feel the thrill by picking the winner of the first six races at one selected race meeting.
  • Scoop6: Elevate your excitement by picking the winners of six selected Saturday TV races.


Everything you need to know about creating your Placepot.

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Betting Online


When you bet online at or with the Placepot app there are some additional extras for customers:

  • All online bets are covered by Tote Guarantee which means you will always receive SP or better
  • You can stream live UK and Irish racing without placing a bet.
  • Bets can be placed on all UK and Irish racing alongside selected international racing.


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When you become a customer of a third party through our website links, we may earn an affiliate commission. To find out more about betting, how to read a racecards and even what to look out for in the parade ring make sure you take a look at our guide to Racing Explained.




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