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Betting Glossary - Essential Betting Terms beginning with R

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Race Fixing
The Jockey club has spot checks and routine race by race tests against doping. In addition, to prevent a 'ringer' (a bad horse being switched for a good one) all horses have passports. Camera patrol vehicles film each race looking in particular for 'non-triers'. Horses must run on their merits and be given every chance to win or be placed.
Racecourse Medical Officer (RMO)
Racecourse doctor
Racing certainty
A horse reckoned to be the winner - without doubt.
The outsider in the field, normally available at a big price.
(1) long bar at the top of a fence surrounding the racecourse or paddock area (2) waist height fence separating club/members area of the course from tattersalls
Rails Bookmaker
Large scale bookmaker standing on the Rail (2) offering odds to the bookmakers in the ring and to the general public in the club/members enclosure
A measure of the performance of a horse on a scale of 0-140. 140 is the higher rating..
Ready Reckoner
A table showing returns for odds to aid with the calculation of winnings.
Stopped at a fence unwilling to jump
When the jockey hits the horse with his/her whip to encourage it to pay attention to the matter in hand or make a further effort
Restricted Trainers
Trainers who are only licensed to run horses in certain types of race
Retained Jockey
Jockey who is paid a regular fee by an owner to take rides on his/her horses
The money paid to you after your selection has won a bet: stake plus winnings.
Reversed Forecast
Nominating two selections to finish first and second in either order. It comprises two bets, ring inspector. An official, present at a race course, whose role is to mediate between disgruntled punters and bookmakers in order to try to settle any disputes on he spot.
Riding Out
Exercise run at place of horses training
Riding Work
Training as above
Right Handed Track
Racecourse where the horses run clockwise
The 'tic-tac' / Slang term for 4/1.
Round Book
Set of bookmakers' odds for an event set in such a way that bookmaker turnover and returns to the punter are equal; i.e. £100 is paid out for £100 invested.
Round Robin
Three selections in three different races, in three doubles, one treble and six single stakes about bets. It is ten bets win and 20 bets each way.
Round the Clock
Any number of selections over three, in different races. It is one stake in the first selection any to come, one stake on the next selection, any to come, one stake on the next selection. This continues on each selection. For three selections it is three bets, for four selections it is four bets and so on.
Roundabout OR Rounder
Three selections in three different races, in three bets. It is similar to a rounder, except double the original stakes are placed on the double. for selections A, B, C in a £1 win roundabout, the bets are as follows:  £1 win A any to come £2 win double BC   £1 win B any to come £2 win double AC   £1 win C any to come £2 win double AB
Rule 4
If a horse is withdrawn and there is insufficient time to form a new market the remaining horses in the race are subject to a deduction if they win or are placed. These are calculated according to the starting price as follows: 3/10 or longer odds - 75p in the £, 2/5 to 1/3 - 70p, 8/15 to 4/9 - 65p, 8/13 to 4/7 - 60p, 4/5 to 4/6 - 55p, 20/21 to 5/6 - 50p, Evens to 6/5 - 45p, 5/4 to 6/4 - 40p, 13/8 to 7/4 - 35p, 15/8 to 9/4 - 30p, 5/2 to 3/1 - 25p, 10/3 to 4/1 - 20p, 9/2 to 11/2 - 15p, 6/1 to 9/1 - 10p, 10/1 to 14/1 - 5p, 14/1 - unchanged
Rules of Racing
As published by the Jockey Club
Run down
All the lines for an specific date, sport, time, etc.
Run in
Final part/last 100 yards of a race when horses have jumped the last fence
One who places bets for another when it comes to sports betting