We often see the 2nd by a neck or less promotional offers attached to horse races that take place on the flat, where the winning distances can be relatively small distances. This could be flat races on turf during the summer months or all year round on various all-weather tracks such as Lingfield, Kemption, Southwell, Wolverhampton or Chelmsford City.

To be fair, the offers can be difficult to hit as a neck (also known with the abbreviation nk) is a small distance, but if you are looking to place a bet on a race, it’s better to have the insurance policy of a neck or less than nothing at all. How often do we see a horse come from nowhere on the home straight and get up to win?