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Betway Horse Racing | Bet Now in South Africa on Local and International Races

A watershed moment has arrived for online betting in South Africa as Betway has added horse racing to its sports offering. For the first time, punters in South Africa with a Betway account can place bets on horse races from as little as R1.

The introduction of Betway Horse Racing means betting is now available on local meetings like Vaal and Turfontein as well as UK-based racetracks such as Aintree and Newmarket. Place bets like singles and multis on different markets which include 'to win', each-way, tricasts and forecasts—the sky's the limit when it comes to Betway Horse Racing!

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So if you're a racing enthusiast and don't yet have a Betway account, there's no better time than now to sign up and start betting on horses with South Africa's fastest-growing online bookmaker.

Keep reading to learn why we're so excited about the introduction of horse racing to Betway South Africa, plus get easy instructions for how to place your first horse racing bet on the site.

How to find Betway Horse Racing on the site 

To find Betway Horse Racing and see the latest meetings and races available, you can visit the Betway site on your phone, desktop or through the Betway App. Here you’ll find the races next off, races later today, races tomorrow and ante-post betting for major horse racing events like the Vodacom Durban July or Cheltenham Festival. 

Betway Horse Racing Odds

Betway Horse Racing odds are comparable with those at sites like Hollywoodbets and BET.co.za. For the moment, the range of available Betway Horse Racing odds and markets are limited to just a few.

Exotic betting options like trifectas, place wins and others are not available at Betway yet but we have it on good authority they will be soon. 

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For the time being, Betway does not allow you to combine bets on other sports bets with horse racing, but you can easily combine legs from multiple horse races into a single bet. 

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How to place a bet on Betway Horse Racing

1️⃣ Visit the Betway site on any device.

2️⃣ Click the Horse Racing icon on the homepage menu.

3️⃣ Choose a track/venue from the list of options with the appropriate starting time. Alternatively, select any of these tabs above (Next Off, Today, Tomorrow or Ante-Post) and filter by country or track to find the race you want to bet on.

4️⃣ Click to select the horse you want to back. Toggle the switch on the right to place an each-way bet instead of a straight win.

5️⃣ Enter your stake in the box provided and click "Bet Now" to confirm.

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There is a 6% tax levied on all winning horse racing bets, as per South African government requirements.

Final thoughts on Betway Horse Racing

I still can't quite get used to saying "Betway" and "horse racing" in the same sentence. It's been a long time coming, but the wait is finally over and we couldn't be happier! We are looking forward to catching up with you again soon about everything from Betway Horse Racing results and form guides to statistics and exotic bets.

Take a look at our handy guide and continue reading about how to bet on horse racing in South Africa.

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For more about online sports betting, casino games and lotteries in South Africa, visit the Betting Guide homepage to find bookmaker reviews, promotions, betting tips and more.

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