Starting Price Definition

The starting price is commonly used in horse and greyhound racing, and refers to the odds, or starting price, of the horse or greyhound at the start of the race.

Example

Ante post, the odds of a horse winning the race might have been 10/1, but drifted to 8/1 at the start of the race. Many punters compare ante post and the starting price to see if perhaps insider information has lead to increased interest.

Starting Price Pros and Cons
Pros
  • The starting price is often a more accurate indicator of the actual odds of a horse compared to ante post.
Cons
  • The starting price is often shorter than ante post odds.