Betting systems in horse racing can best be described as systems that are designed for gamblers to follow so that they can achieve a maximum return on their bet.
Such betting systems can be misinterpreted though and in turn such return is not forthcoming. Many betting systems are illogical while others do have merit as they relate genuinely to the race and horse concerned.
Such merit is usually derived in the fact that a betting system may allow an individual to cast a bet on winners that have been picked out by seasoned punters who have studied the form of horses. These are then recommended as being likely winners or placegetters so that a return is forthcoming.
Accordingly, it is imperative that the right betting system is invoked and it is one that is logical. If you will be following a system then research the information provided. Many Internet sites will offer betting systems and describe how such horses are recommended. These can be because of their recent form, the length they have won by, the barrier draw, jockey, trainer and track condition.
As such, the betting system must be up to date and relevant to the race meeting in question. Betting systems that rely on random numbers and estimated guesses are less than reliable as the sport of kings involves thinking carefully and studying carefully all known and unknown factors.
The most reliable betting systems are ones that draw information from different industry sources. These involve professional publications, government betting agencies, racing news and media opinions.
Taking the odds, and the value of those odds on the race is imperative too as this obviously affects the return on a bet. The individual bet and the resources or funds at the disposal of the punter are key elements in determining the success or failure of the betting system.