Win Bet - Betting on Horse Racing with Tote Ireland

Win Bet Aim:

The aim of the WIN bet is to select the horse that you think will win the race. It is the most popular Tote bet, as it is the most straightforward and simple bet to play. You can play a WIN bet on all Irish and UK betting on horse racing with Tote Ireland.

How to play:

Some people betting on horse racing with the WIN bet simply pick the favourite horse in the race (that’s the horse with the shortest price) while others will sometimes go for an outsider, who may not be as well fancied to win, but will be paying a much better price and therefore will give much better value for your WIN bet.


The minimum stake for a Tote WIN bet is €1. The maximum stake is €1,000. Tote WIN dividends are declared to a €1 stake.


Tote pool dividends are displayed in decimal format. Whilst it may differ from traditional fractional odds, decimal odds mean that your stake is included in your return. This makes it easier to calculate your winnings!

If you play a €20 (stake) Tote Win bet and the horse wins paying a Tote dividend of €5, you will multiply the dividend by your stake, ie. €5 x €20 = €100.

Win Betting Rules

Dead Heats

If two horses dead heat for first, the win pool is divided in half. The dividends are then calculated by dividing each half by the number of units on the dead heating horses.

Withdrawn Horses

If you horse has been withdrawn under starters orders before the "off" of the race and the Tote has received such information your bet is void and shall be refunded to you.

Video Demonstration

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You can place a Win bet on all Irish and UK racing with the Tote. Win betting involves selecting the horse that you think will finish first ...