Betting Terminology

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

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Underdog -

This is the team that receives a point start in a handicap.

Under (Starter's) orders -

When the official starter of the race is satisfied that all the runners in the race are at the start (in flat races, in the stalls) and ready to race, a flag is raised signalling that the field is under orders and 'Off'. Bets on any runner failing to start after this signal, are lost.

Union Jack -

This is a bet consisting of 8 trebles on 9 selections. These are settled as trebles in the formation of a 'Union Jack'. A to I: ABC, DEF, GHI, ADG, BEH, CFI, AEI, and CEG. A B C D E F G H I Each treble can also be turned in to a patent or Round Robin etc.