The point should be made at the outset that there is more than one way to calculate 11.5 in betting corners. The method described here is one possibility, which is probably the simplest. At the end of this article, we will discuss some other methods that might be better suited to specific situations, in the context of horse-racing. Before we begin, let’s take a moment to review what 11.5 in betting corners represents. This is a method that will generally afford the breeder or owner of an acceptable racing horse the opportunity to collect a generous prize if their horse actually comes in first or second, as determined by the judge at the end of the day’s racing. The way to achieve this level of success is by employing a bit of mathematical wizardry, which we will now proceed to teach you. After reading this article, you will be able to successfully apply this method to your own personal use when calculating odds, winning combinations and the like, involving horses.
Step one: Figure out how many places short you need to go to reach 11.5 in betting corners
In order to find the number of places short of 11.5 that you need to go in order to reach that goal, we must first figure out how many places short 11.5 actually is. To do this, we add and subtract various fractions from 11.5. If we add and subtract fractions in a way that makes sense in terms of what we are trying to achieve, then the answer will be relatively easy to determine. Let’s add the fractions 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 and 1/32. We will assume for the purposes of this example that we are trying to achieve an exact result, so we will round each number down to the nearest equivalent fraction. The final answer is therefore as follows:
(11.5 + 1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 + 1/16 + 1/32)‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑ = 11.5
Step two: Figure out how to distribute your bets amongst the various races, in a way that affords you the best possible shot at winning
This is easier said than done. In order to ensure that we have enough information to make an informed decision, let’s do a little trial and error, by entering various bets and seeing which ones pay off. The first race that we will enter is the 11th race at 7:00 p.m., which is the final leg of the five‑race harness race. After we place our first bet on this race, we discover that we have not enough funds to cover the bet. Since we do not have enough money to cover this particular bet, let’s move on to the 12th race, which is the six‑race greyhound race. There we discover that we do indeed have enough funds to cover this particular bet. At this point, we have not placed any additional bets, and the total amount of money that we have in our wallet is $1.65.
When we consider these two races, it’s apparent that the seven‑race maiden special weight race is the perfect complement to the five‑race harness race, in terms of our betting strategy. Let’s suppose that we have a total of $20.00 that we wish to spread evenly amongst these two types of wagers. In order to do this, we will need to work out how much we should bet on each race, based on whether we win or lose. Let’s begin with the five‑race harness race. If we win this race, then we will have increased our total earnings by $11.25. If we lose this race, then our total loss will be $4.75. In either case, our net gain or loss will be $7.50. This means that, based on this particular race, our betting strategy should be as follows:
On a $10.00 wager, we should bet $2.00 on the five‑race harness race, and $1.00 on the 11th race, or the final leg of the five race harness.
On a $5.00 wager, we should bet $1.00 on the fifth race, and $2.00 on the 11th race. This is because we expect that the 11th race will most likely be a win, due to the fact that it is the last race of the day and there is plenty of time to recover from any early race fright.
On a $1.00 wager, we should bet $1.00 on the fifth race, and $1.00 on the 11th race.
This is how to calculate 11.5 in betting corners. We begin by adding and subtracting fractions until we reach an answer that makes sense relative to what we are trying to achieve and then we move to the next step. In the case of this example, since we are trying to win a $20 wager, then we should make our first bet on the fifth race at 5:00 p.m., since this is the closest to 11.5 that we can get, while still being able to cover our entire $20.00 wager. When we factor in the fact that this is a five‑race, $10.00 wager and there will only be two legs to the fifth race, it is apparent that this is the best race to place our first bet, due to the fact that we can make the absolute most gain, with the least risk of losing our entire $20.00. Remember, you need to bet on each leg of the five race harness, as soon as you have placed your previous wager. This is because the more you wager, the more winning chances you have. When you consider the simplicity of this method, combined with the fact that it works, it is very easy to see why it is so commonly used in horse-racing, particularly regarding the harvest of the juicy prizes that are on offer when your horse actually does come in first or second as determined by the judge at the end of the day’s racing.