Definition of in (or out of) the betting in English:

in (or out of) the betting

phrase

  • Likely (or unlikely) to be among the winners of a horse race and given appropriate odds.

    ‘a formidable Irish challenge, with the first seven horses in the betting all being trained across the water’
    • ‘Tycoon is currently fifth in the betting for the race after a poor run in the Juddmonte International at York.’
    • ‘Johnston has the next two horses in the betting.’
    • ‘As a bonus, barring something unforeseen, he is a definite intended runner, unlike some of those near him in the betting, and odds of 11-1 are far too big.’
    • ‘He had been 14-1 second favourite for the National, before bookmakers took him out of the betting following the decision by the Naas stewards.’
    • ‘Eleven of the last 14 Grand National winners have come from the first eight in the betting.’
    • ‘While the racing director did not give individual figures, he said the two jockeys had the best winning percentages when riding horses rated one to three in the betting.’