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Placepots – Today’s Results and the Horse Betting Strategy Explained

Horse racing is a popular sport in the UK and Ireland, many people enjoy betting on the conclusion of each race. In fact, it’s popularity that it generates the second largest amount of televised views in the UK and generates over £3.7 billion for the British economy, mainly thanks to important major meetings and events such as the Royal Ascot and Cheltenham Festival.

Today’s Placepots

What Are Tote Placepots?

The Tote Placepot is the leading horse racing pool bet in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It gives players a chance to win larger payouts from small bets without having to pick an overall winner. The key to landing placepot dividends is to secure a place in each betting event of one specific meeting.

Placepots can be placed at online bookmakers as well at horse racing meetings (Several horse racing events being held at a particular track on the same day) and at high street bookmakers. In fact, if you’ve ever been to a high street bookmaker you may have noticed betslips that look something similar to a multiple choice exam paper. While they look like lottery tickets, they’re actually placepots!

Placepot dividends average £407 to a £1 stake. However, a Placepot at for example Cheltenham Festival can multiply that dividend by ten fold and more.

The Tote

The Tote, formerly known as the Horserace Totalisator Board, is a British bookmaker that was the only organisation that was allowed to run pool betting on horseracing. The firm was owned by the UK Government from 1928 but was sold to Betfred in July 2011 for a whopping £265 million. The deal allowed Betfred to operate pool betting at UK racecourses, Tote’s 500+ betting shops and the Totesport website through the firm for seven years.

Today’s Placepots Tips

Placepot Ffos las

Selection Leg 1: 12:55 HENRI THE SECOND

H Selection Leg 2: 13:25 HO JO SMOKE

Selection Leg 3: 14:20 FAROUK DE CHENEAN

Selection Leg 4: 15:10 KEPLERIAN

Selection Leg 5: 15:45 CAP DU MATHAN

Selection Leg 6: 16:20 BUTTSBURY LADY

Selection Leg 7: 16:50 ROYAL DEFENDER

Alistair Mcquirks Placepot Picks – Thursday 6th June 2024

As of July 2018, the protection surrounding the Tote has ceased. Most British bookmakers now offer a Tote service through syndication while others accept a Tote bet and pay out on the same terms as the Tote.

Tote Placepots is just one of the pool bets that can be made on horseracing. There are several others available and information on them can be found by scrolling down.

How to workout Placepot Dividends

The number of winning lines you have is calculated by multiplying the amount of successful lines in each leg together to get your total. To work out how much you have won, multiply your stake per line by the amount of winning lines you have.

Placepots results today


Placepot prize fund: £46,537 Races: 1:50 2:20 2:50 3:20 3:55 & 4:26
Status: Result.
Dividend of £59.20 (£65.12 with Tote+) to a £1 stake won by 785.32 units.


Placepot prize fund: £12,773 Races: 4:20 4:50 5:20 5:50 6:20 & 6:50
Status: Result.
Dividend of £267.40 (£294.14 with Tote+) to a £1 stake won by 47.8 units.


Placepot prize fund: £37,365 Races: 1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 & 3:30
Status: Result.
Dividend of £28.20 (£31.02 with Tote+) to a £1 stake won by 1321.84 units.


Placepot prize fund: £135,361 Races: 4:30 5:00 5:30 6:00 6:30 & 7:00
Status: Result.
Dividend of £347.80 (£382.58 with Tote+) to a £1 stake won by 389.14 units.

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How Do Placepots Work?

Essentially, Tote Placepots require players to select horses in the first six races of a meeting and have them place in the race. Players bet on their selection with their stake going into the Placepot pool. The pool is then divided amongst the winners after all six races.

It’s incredibly easy to understand once you get the swing of things. You simply need to select a horse in each of the first six races at the chosen horse racing meeting and stake on them.

To work out the cost of your Placepot bet, you need to first decide how much horses you want to select for each of the first six races. You can select one horse per race, two, three or more if you’d like. However, it’s important you understand that the more horses you select, the higher the cost of the bet.

For example, selecting two horses per race would give you a calculation of 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 and a total of 64 lines. Selecting three horses per race gives you the calculation 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 = 729 and selecting four horses works out as 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 = 4,096. You can also mix the number of horses you select. For example: 1 x 2 x 1 x 4 x 1 x 1 = 8 lines.

Once you’ve worked this out you need to decide on your unit stake. The minimum is 10p but you can stake as much as you’d like as long as it’s in 10p increments and the total spend of the bet is over £1.

So, if we take the perma bet (2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 64) and decide on a stake of 10p, the overall spend would equal £6.40. To figure out the total spend, you take the total lines, 64 in this case, and multiply it by 0.1 as your 10p stake. Does that make sense?

If we take the same perma bet and raise our unit stake to 50p we’d spend £32 and if we raise the unit stake to £1 the total spend would be £64.

However, there are two other bets that are popular with players. They are:

Straight Lines: Pick one horse in each of the six races and stake a minimum of £1. Your calculation would be 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 for a total of one line multiplied by your £10 unit stake for a £10 total.

4 Bankers: Pick one horse in four races and two horses in the other two races and stake a minimum of £1. Your calculation would be 2 x 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 x 2 for a total of four lines multiplied by your £2.50 unit stake for a £10 total.

Another thing you must remember when calculating the spend is that you must always round up to the nearest pound.

How To Win

To win a Tote Placepot, all the horses you’ve selected must place in the race. However, the number of places can vary depending on how many horses are participating in the race. For example:

Four or fewer horses: You must select the overall winner

Five to seven horses: Your selected horse must finish in first or second

Eight to 16 horses: Your selected horse can finish in the top three

16 or more horses: Your selected horse can finish in the top four

As long as you follow the above requirements, you’ll be sure to win the Placepot but… hang on… how is the prize pool divided out?

The Prize Pool

The first thing we have to tell you is that most companies offering Placepots take a percentage out of the final pool to cover administration and to keep some revenue. The rest of the prize pool is then divided out amongst the players with one simple calculation.

So, if Betfred (Or any other bookmaker offering Placepots) takes 25% of a £100,000 prize pool (Leaving 75% for the players) and has 1,220 winning tickets following the six races, the calculation would be:

For the payout: £100,000 (The overall prize pool) x 75% (The remaining prize pool after deductions) = £75,000.

Then: £75,000 divided by 1,220 (The number of winning tickets) = £61.47.

As mentioned above, everything must be rounded up to the nearest pound so the total is actually £61. This means the dividend would pay £61 for every £1 placed.

Placepot Strategy

While you may get stuck deciding on which horses to bet on, you should try to avoid favourites because more people bet on them. This causes the payouts to drop as a higher number of people can win. One of the most popular strategies used by Placepot players is to pick bankers in which you put all of your faith into one horse for four of the six races.

It may seem daunting having to select just one horse to get you through the Tote Placepot but you have to remember that the horse simply needs to place, not win the overall race. And when the time comes to finally select your horse, you should look for a horse that frequently places in the top four and runs well overall. Prioritise that over the fastest or favourite horse and you’ll be more likely to win.

Remember: You also need to select two horses for two races and its best save this for trickier races in order to give yourself some extra backup.

Where To Make Placepot Bets?

We’ve mentioned that Placepot bets can be made at bookmakers and horse race meetings, but they can also be done online. All you need to do is find an online bookmaker or betting site that support Tote Placepots, register and then make a bet. What’s great about betting online is that many bookmakers offer newly registered users with welcome offers consisting of free bets which you may be able to use on Placepots!

Right now, you can make Placepots at the following bookmakers:

Why Are Tote Placepots So Popular?

Placepots are popular for multiple reasons. The biggest is because you’re basically betting against other people and not the bookmakers which many people get more enjoyment from. You have to remember that the more people that have bet on your same horses, the smaller the payout will be.

In addition, the fact that horses don’t need to win the overall race for you to win is much more convenient and gives you an actual chance to win. You win as long as your chosen horses place which, depending on the number of horses participating in the race, is much easier than having to select the overall winner.

Lastly, one of the main appeals to Placepots is that you can win large payouts on small stakes. What more could you want?

Do placepots pay 4 places?

If there are joint favourites, or co-favourites then the customer gets the horse with the lowest race card number. The same Placepot rules apply if backing all unnamed favourites. Does 4th place count in Placepot? Yes, any selection that finishes fourth in a 16+ runner handicap race will qualify as a winning selection.

Do Paddy Power do placepots?

Where a winning Placepot (or Quadpot) bet is placed at Tote returns and the Placepot (or Quadpot) is not won, bets will be settled as SP place accumulators. The Shoot 6 is a Paddy Power Speciality bet based on the races advertised/known as Scoop 6.

What was the placepot today?

The placepot is a parimutuel betting market in horse racing that involves backing a selection of horses to place across a particular racecard. It always involves the first six races of a card, with the exception of occasions where races in the UAE can form the first couple of legs ahead of a UK fixture.

How do you win on the tote placepot?

Winning the Tote Placepot

To win the Placepot you just need to have a horse placed in the first six races at any meeting. How many places are on offer depends on how many runners are in a race and the same terms apply to the Tote Place pool.

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