Sports Betting: What Are Props?

When talking about sports betting, many people automatically think of sports events like football or basketball games. While these games are exciting, the appeal often wears off once the action gets going. If you’re looking for a way to bet on something more exciting, you might consider looking into props.

What are props? Essentially, props are predictions or guesses about the outcome of an event that is based on a chance event. For example, let’s say you’re at a race track and witness a jockey drop a horse. You might think that the horse is finished, but in actuality, this is just an example of a prop. The horse might pull through due to mechanical problems or the jockey might find a way to win the race despite the poor condition of the horse.

Horse racing is a beautiful sport, but it’s also one of the most complicated sports to explain to someone who isn’t familiar with it. Luckily, we have blogs like this one, which will help you learn more about horse racing, as well as how to bet on it. Here, we’ll define and clarify some of the terms you might encounter when reading about or participating in sports betting.

Horse Racing

Horse racing is actually a combination of three different sports—HORSE SITTING, RIDING, and DRIVING—and is one of the most popular games worldwide. In horse racing, people who know how to ride—either on a horse or a motorcycle—are known as “jockeys,” and those who know how to bet on horses are known as “owners.”

The horses are known as “athletes” because they too compete in a race. The horses are bred for this specific purpose, and the owners (also known as “betting drivers”) pay large sums of money to have their horse win races. As we mentioned above, the process of betting on horses is complicated, but it’s also a lot of fun. The three main forms of the sport are listed below.


Unlike the other two sports, which can be done either individually or together (in the case of horse riding), in driving you need a car to do. You’ll need to make your way to the track, slot machines to place your bets, and parking to return home afterwards. If you choose to do this sport professionally, you might need to prepare for a racing license in your state of residence. The only way to improve your odds of winning is to learn more about racing cars and read betting guides that can help you make the right choice at the right time.


As the name would suggest, riding is all about getting on a horse and going for a ride. While you’re not actually competing in any races, you’re still participating in a sport and having fun. This is why riding is often referred to as “equestrian sports” or simply “sports.”

Anyone can learn how to ride, and many countries that don’t have the tradition of racing other than at special events, such as the Rio de Janeiro Carnival, annually organize “riding clubs,” where people meet up and have fun together. If you’ve ever attended a Renaissance fair or Halloween carnival with your family, you might have seen people riding fake horses or on unicycles. These are known as “positions” and are meant to be ridden not walked. Like driving, the only way to improve your odds of winning is to learn more about racing and read guides that can help you make the right choice at the right time.


Horse sitting is, in fact, just what it sounds like: sitting on a horse. In this case, you’re not actually competing, but you’re still participating in a sport and having fun. The “sitter,” as he/she is known in the parlance, is generally a very experienced rider who has been in the sport for some time and knows how to control the speed and energy of the horse. This experience allows him/her to work as a team member with other drivers/jockeys and pick the correct driver, depending on the race track and weather conditions. A good sighter can make all the difference in winning or losing a race.

All in all, if you’re looking for a sport to bet on, props might be a great way to go. Not only will you be betting on something you know well, you’ll also be doing it for a cause you believe in. Plus, you’ll be learning something new, which is always a bonus.