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Betting Glossary - Essential Betting Terms beginning with M

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Maiden
Horse which has not won a race
Make it
Run at the head of the the field, setting the pace
Make Up
This is the value of an index which reflects the results of an event on which you had placed a spreadbet.
Mare
Female Horse over 5 yrs old
Marker
Furlong post or other racecourse sign
Market
Simply the betting available on any event taken as a whole.
Medical Book
Book held at racecourse where jockeys injuries/accidents are noted
Middle
To win both sides of a game. For example, if you bet the underdog +3 1/2 and the favorite -2 1/2 and the favorite wins by 3, you've middled the book. The book has been middled.
Mix
Similar to a yankee except there are double the stakes on the fourfold. Four selections in four different races comprising six doubles, four trebles and a double staked fourfold. It is 11 bets but as the fourfold is double staked, the unit stake should be multiplied by 12 for win bets and 24 for each way bets.
Money line
Odds expressed in terms of money. With money odds, whenever there is a minus (-) you lay that amount to win a hundred dollars, where there is a plus (+) you get that amount for every hundred dollars wagered.
Money Line Wagers
Moneyline wagering is simply betting on the contest based on a given price rather than a pointspread. The team wagered on simply has to win the game. Money line is more common for betting hockey and baseball.
Monkey
Bookmakers' slang for £500.
Morning Glory
A horse which impresses on the home gallops but fails to show the same form on the race course.
Morning Line
Prices advertised on the morning of a horse race, also called early doors and early-bird prices or famous racing television program on Channel 4 (UK), Saturday mornings
Mug Punter
A member of the public who places ill-considered bets.
Multiple
See accumulator.