Betting Terminology

Check our betting glossary to get explanations around the main betting terms in the industry.

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G
Going -

This is the state of the ground. For turf races in the UK there are 7 grades of surface, which are: Hard, Firm, Good to Firm, Good, Good to Soft, Soft, Heavy. The 'hard' grade is rarely used, as a racetrack with this type of surface is generally deemed to be dangerous to both horses and jockeys. In Ireland the term "yielding" is used for "good to soft" going. For All Weather surfaces in the UK the official grades are: Fast, Standard to Fast, Standard, Standard to Slow, Slow.

Going in -

This is when greyhounds are being put in to the traps or horses into the stalls.

Going to post -

This is when horses are on the way to the start of a race.

Goliath -

This is a multiple bet consisting of 247 bets (28 doubles, 56 trebles, seventy 4-folds, fifty-six 5-folds, twenty-eight x 6-folds, eight 7-folds and an 8-fold) involving 8 selections in different events.