Professional race bettors are well-educated on the horses, tracks and conditions as well as jockeys and owners and generally have a good deal of knowledge to enable them to bet multiple horses in multiple ways. Beginning and even knowledgeable bettors don’t have that kind of information and generally are best advised to stick to relatively simple straight bets and the Across-the-Board bets and other varieties to help improve the chances of cashing tickets and collecting money. Done properly, betting on the horses can be very entertaining and potentially financially rewarding.