Lay of the Day Horse Racing Tips

The Lay of the Day is a one of today's horse racing runners who is not expected to win. Industry experts provide a lay which can be bet against or laid on a betting exchange like Betfair.

The horse racing lay selections aren't complete outsiders who have no chance. They are short priced runners that are under the odds.

Lay of the Day


Looking to take on some of the favourites? Want to lay the more favoured runners? The team at bets.com.au has you covered. 

We provide our lay of the day for Wednesday and Saturday metro racing as we pick out the horses to fade.

Our lay of the day for racing on January 19:

Newcastle - Race 1 No. 1 Barney Rubble

Has been fair in two of three career starts, including the December 30 resumption at Coffs Harbour and the blinkers now go on from that.

Barney Rubble has early speed, which always an advantage in a 1000m maiden, albeit is now rising to provincial grade for the first time.

His starting prices of $13, $4.20 and $9.50 at that lower level are a concern, while a heavy Moree defeat (traditionally one of the weaker country meetings) is also on the resume.

November Rhythm looks the more talented galloper and one that could improve out of sight at start two, while with a host of first starters, the sub $3 looks poison for this gelding.


Rob Waterhouse's Lay of the Day



Members receive Rob's Lay of the Day each day with his selection for a horse he expects to be beaten. 

With industry experiences for decades, Rob has his ear to the ground and details just why his selection won't win.

To start receiving the Lay of the Day directly into your inbox, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your RobWaterhouse.com account and click on the deposit section. 
  2. Choose one of the payment methods available and make a deposit.
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  4. Confirm the payment and the funds will appear in your account.
  5. Place your first bet via the racing and sports betting markets.

Betfair Exchange - Back and Lay


The Betfair betting exchange, established in the UK in 2000, allows punters to call the shots, set their odds and take each other on. It is quite different to the traditional model of taking on a bookmaker’s odds.

Savvy gamblers get real value from the exchange and from the back and lay options available. Quite simply, it is you betting against fellow punters. 

Betfair punters can use the site just like they would any other when browsing at odds for a team/horse at any given time with their ‘back’ and ‘lay’ system.

To ‘back’ a team or horse is the exact same as it would for any other bookmaker, except you’re taking on odds presented by other punters. If you put $50 on something paying $10, you’ll win $500, just like you would anywhere else.

To ‘lay’ a team or horse means you’re taking on the role of the odds provider and like any bookmaker, hoping like hell the horse/team you’ve opened odds on loses. If you open odds for a team/horse at $10 and someone places a $50 bet and wins, you will lose $450.


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Lay of the Day FAQs

How do I get the Lay of the Day?

Follow the instructions above on this page to get a Lay of the Day every day from Rob Waterhouse.

How does lay betting work?

To ‘lay’ a team or horse means you’re taking on the role of the odds provider and like any bookmaker, hoping like hell the horse/team you’ve opened odds on loses. If you open odds for a team/horse at $10 and someone places a $50 bet and wins, you will lose $450.