A tipster's best, or strongest, bet of the day.

National Hunt

The dominant winter racing format in the UK. National Hunt races are generally contested by mares and geldings, and are run over distances of 2 miles or more. Most National Hunt races require contestants to jump obstacles on the course.


A tipster's second-best bet of the day.


A measurement of the distance by which a horse is beaten, roughly equivalent to the length of a horse's neck.

no action

A bet for which no money is won or lost.


In a horse race, a horse that was entered in a race but doesn't actually run it.

non-runner no bet

Abbreviated as NRNB, a type of insurance offered on antepost bets in which bookmakers agree to refund your stake if the horse you back fails to run.

normal time

In football, the length of a match, excluding extra time and penalties. This is 90 minutes plus injury time.

novelty bet

A novelty bet is a bet on an outcome that's not sport-related, such as the winner of a presidential election or the gender of a baby about to be born to royalty.
Novelty betting

number spread

Similar to point spread, an index spread based on the number of runs, goals and points scored in an event.