Tote Ireland

All the profits made by Tote Ireland are used for the improvement of Irish Horseracing

Tote Ireland is at the heart of Irish Horseracing, providing a wide variety of betting options for all race goers. The Tote is the simplest way to place a bet at the races, with Tote betting facilities in all locations on track. The Tote give all their profits back into horse racing, so by supporting the Tote you are contributing to the sport!

The Tote is a pool betting system. like the Lotto, all money bet goes into one big pool and then that is divided by the number of winners. They offer a wide variety of bet types from the simple Win and Place to the challenging Jackpot and Pick Six. So whether you select horses because you like the name or because you have studied the form intensely. The Tote has a bet for you!

The Tote How do I bet with the Tote?  

Betting with the Tote is easy! The Tote provides betting facilities all over the course, including Tote betting counters with Tote tellers, Tote self-vend machines called 'Bet Jets' and plenty of hand held staff in the seating and corporate areas, so you will never be too far away from getting your bet on.

When you are ready to place a bet, you need to simply tell the operator the following:

  1. The race meeting you want to bet on
  2. The race number
  3. How much you want to bet
  4. What type of bet you would like
  5. What number the horse is

For example: I would like a €10 Win bet on race 2 at Leopardstown on horse number 7 please!

The Tote Bets introduced  

WIN: Simply pick a horse to finish 1st

PLACE: A safer bet, you pick a horse you think will 'place' in the race. If there are 5-7 runners in a race you will win if your horse comes 1st or 2nd. If there are 8-15 runners you will win if your horse comes 1st, 2nd or 3rd. If there are 16 or more runners in the race and it is a Handicap, you will win if your horse is 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th!

EACH WAY: This popular bet is a Win and a Place bet combined       

EXACTA: Pick 2 horses to finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order

TRIFECTA: Pick 3 horses to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order

PICKSIX: This one is a toughie! Challenging but rewarding, this bet requires you to pick the winning horses in races 1 to 6. The Pick Six is only available on Sundays and at major festivals

DAILY DOUBLE: Pick the winners of races 5 & 6 to win

JACKPOT: This small stake, big win bet involves picking the winning horses of races 3, 4, 5 and 6

PLACEPOT: The aim here is to pick horses to be placed in the races 1 to 6. This bet has to be placed before the 1st race and is a fun and good value bet

There is Tote betting on horseracing in Ireland and also offers Tote betting on UK horseracing. You can bet with the Tote:

• At any of the 26 racecourses in the Republic of Ireland
• On the Internet at
• By phoning 1850 238 669

To find out more about how to bet with the Tote click here to see the betting guide or visit the Tote website at


Pick6The 'Tote Pick Six' is a six leg Jackpot type bet which will be available at one Irish race meeting every Sunday & Major festivals



Pick the winner of races 5 & 6