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  1. 25 Jul '09 14:28
    Came in 3rd at 25/1.

    I had 50p e/way - scored £3.00 - Yipeee!!
  2. 26 Jul '09 15:10
    I didn't understand any of that but congratulations anyway!
  3. 26 Jul '09 16:31
    It is horse racing.
    The name of the horse was kings gambit
    The race took place at york racecourse and started at 3:10 pm

    The odds of it winning were 25/1 - hence by putting 50p on each way it could come first, second or third and a prize would be won - and the prize for the horse coming third was £3 (or maybe £4 but he knocked off the stake money and only posted the net profit)

    Hope that enlightens you.
  4. 26 Jul '09 16:47
    I think Yanks call it bloodstock or something. Confirm please USArmyParatrooper.
  5. 26 Jul '09 20:33
    That's it.

    50p e/way is astke of £1.00, it means

    1 bet a 50p to win bet. If it had I would have won £12.50.

    1 bet at 50p to come 2nd or 3rd. Which is a 5th of the odds.
    so 25/2 became 5-1 and 5* 50p is £2.50 + stake = £3.00.

    To work out something like 13/8

    you multiply the first part of the odds by the stake.

    then divide that total by the 2nd part of of the odds and then add the stake.

    So a £1 win at 13/8 brings back £2.65

    13 * 1 = 1 then /8 = 1.62 + 1 = 2.62
  6. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    26 Jul '09 20:39
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    That's it.

    50p e/way is astke of £1.00, it means

    1 bet a 50p to win bet. If it had I would have won £12.50.

    1 bet at 50p to come 2nd or 3rd. Which is a 5th of the odds.
    so 25/2 became 5-1 and 5* 50p is £2.50 + stake = £3.00.

    To work out something like 13/8

    you multiply the first part of the odds by the stake.

    then divide that total by ...[text shortened]... add the stake.

    So a £1 win at 13/8 brings back £2.65

    13 * 1 = 1 then /8 = 1.62 + 1 = 2.62
    And why exactly is this on Chess only? Shouldn't that be in the General Forum?
  7. 26 Jul '09 20:40
    It is because the horse had a chess related name.