Horse Racing Betting Perms

This article is showing you a couple of methods that will give you the chance to have yourself a big win by betting on several selections but by using permutations to lessen your outlay. Horse racing betting perms are the way to go if you want to have the chance of winning a big pot.

Although most professional backers know that the best way to make money is to win small and often with win single bets, many people enjoy the thrill of landing some bigger winnings less of the time whilst only using reasonable stakes. Sometimes the prospect of a big win is too tempting to ignore.

Accumulators and multiple bets are extremely difficult to win with but I can show you a way of making the task a lot easier. The answer is to use permutations in a similar way that you can do with football matches on the fixed odds coupon.

The idea is to select several horses and then perm them in such a way that if some or most of the selections win then so do you. This is a much easier way of landing a treble or a fourfold rather than relying on every horse that you pick needing to win.

Full Perms

Full perms guarantee that if you have a certain number of winning horses, you will win so consider the following.

On your betting slip you enter the names of 5 selections and write:

‘Any three from five = 10 trebles @ 50p. Total = £5’

The amount that you place on each bet can of course be anything you wish it will just be multiplied by 10 in this instance to get your total stake.

This bet guarantees:

If three of your horses win you land one winning treble.

If four of your horses win you land four winning trebles

If all five of your horses win you hit the jackpot with five winning trebles.

Now this may all sound a bit difficult to achieve but let us just imagine that all of your selections start at only 2/1 and you bet at 50p per bet to a total of £5.

If three horses win you will make a profit of £8.50

If four horses win you will make a profit of £49

If all five horses win you make a profit of £130.

As you can see even with two of your horses losing you still make a profit of 70% and this is just with horses starting at 2/1 plus you have the chance of making a bumper payout on the odd occasion when you get all five winning. Using £1 stakes with all horses still at 2/1 would only cost £10 but would double all of the above outcomes.

Four folds

This method can also be used to win on four folds as well as trebles like in the above examples. Consider this:

You enter the names of six horses on your betting slip and write:

‘Any four from six = 15 four folds @ 50p. Total = £7.50

If four horses win you land one winning four fold

If five horses win you will land five winning four folds

If six horses win you win FIFTEEN winning four folds and book yourself a holiday!

Again imagine that you are only using 50p stakes and that all horses start at odds of 2/1.

If four horses win you make a profit of £33

If five horses win you make a profit of £195

If six horses win you make a profit of £600

A potential profit of £600 for just an outlay of £7.50!

A lucky fifteen bet would cost the same amount if using 50p stakes and you have to get four out of four just to get one four fold. With this bet you do not get any doubles or trebles but these will not pay too much anyway, however you have the chance of winning huge amounts here and some of your horses don’t even have to win.

Imagine doubling your stake and getting four, five or six winners at odds of say 3/1, 5/1 or 6/1 for example.

Remember over 65% of all races are won by the first three favourites so for both of these perm strategies you should try and stick to one of the first two or three named in the betting forecast in your daily paper for your selections. If you can get a copy of the Racing Post then this an even more accurate forecast and to increase your chances you should perhaps stick to smaller races with say 10 or less running where the favourite is forecast at 2/1 or bigger.

Working out the number of bets

You can of course have different perms using more or less selections. To work out how many bets are required look at the examples below.

This is how to work out the number of four folds in six selections.


Start with the number of bets and write, counting down the accumulator number you are using. As we have six selections and are betting four folds, we are starting with six and counting down four numbers, 6, 5, 4 and 3. Under this you start with 1 and count up the number of accumulators you are using. As it is four folds you count to four.

You can cancel numbers from the bottom line into the top line but the simplest way is to multiply both lines together and divide the bottom into the top.

6x5x4x3 = 360
1x2x3x4 = 24

24 into 360 = 15 bets.

Two more examples. The first one is the number of six folds (6) using 8 selections.

876543 (8x7x6x5x4x3 = 20,160)
123456 (1x2x3x4x5x6 = 720)

720 into 20,160 = 28 six folds. (at 50p each this is still only £14)

This next example is the number of trebles (3) using four selections.

432 (4x3x2 = 24)
123 (1x2x3 = 6)

6 into 24 = 4 trebles.

To use any of the bets above but to make them each way, just double to final number of bets.

Summary of horse racing betting perms

So now you have a method or two that can be afforded daily and if you stick to the favoured horses, you will get a few winners in a short time I am sure. Then you can increase your stakes and reach for the stars!

Good luck with this one I hope you enjoy using it.