Meaning of each way in English:

each way


  • In two equal wagers, one backing a horse or other competitor to win and the other backing it to finish in the first three.

    ‘in the same race, I had £1 each way on Golden Palace’
    • ‘High Chapparal is a very good each-way bet for the Arc and I believe Hawk Wing is a shoe-in for the Breeders' Cup.’
    • ‘Crystal D' Ainay, a much-improved horse this season, appeals as an each-way wager.’
    • ‘An each-way bet on Roddick could be more profitable than backing the defending champ to win.’
    • ‘It's not utterly drastic - he's picked up a couple of each-way bets here and there - but he's basically not performing.’
    • ‘While Hold That Tiger will almost certainly start favourite, Audience will be the best each-way bet and could land the big prize at a tidy price.’
    • ‘Blue Square clearly believe that Woods's powers are on the wane, because they will refund all losing win and each-way bets if he wins.’
    • ‘With running plans fluid, an each-way bet is advised at this stage.’
    • ‘Better Days looks sure to go well in this fiercely competitive handicap and looks a very tempting each-way wager at around 25-1.’
    • ‘He laid an each-way bet on Galway Plate winner, Nearly A Moose, and enjoyed the spoils of 25-1 odds.’
    • ‘And while none of them cleaned out the bookies with their euro each-way bets, they still enjoyed themselves.’
    • ‘If you get these odds on a league result, an each-way bet may be a consideration.’
    • ‘The Middleham trainer saddles Zindabad in this £750,000 showpiece race, and Kevin Darley's mount has plenty of appeal as an each-way wager at around 8-1.’
    • ‘I knew Silver Patriarch would stay every yard of 12 furlongs and more and at 6-1 second favourite he was the best each-way bet of all time.’
    • ‘My dad put 10p each way on the horse for me that year to keep me quiet I think.’
    • ‘Some bookmakers offer each way betting for the first five places in the big races.’
    • ‘Even last week, for the Grand National, I had a fiver each way on a horse.’
    • ‘Those who had backed the horse each-way were rubbing their hands.’
    • ‘In a wide open contest it may pay to invest an each way wager on the Donnie Hasset trained Peace Leader.’
    • ‘If he runs in the former and things go his way this fellow will be the best each way bet of the entire week.’
    • ‘With $50 invested each-way on Makybe Diva, plus the quinella with Vinnie Roe, the betting account is now extremely healthy.’


  • 1(of a bet) divided into two equal wagers, one backing a horse or other competitor to win and the other backing it to finish in the first three.

    • ‘he could be worth an each-way bet’
    1. 1.1Used to convey that a competitor is equally likely to finish first, second, or third in a race, from a betting point of view.
      ‘Travado has an each-way chance’
      • ‘Behind him, Supreme Glory came from a mile back to reward each-way backers by snatching second from Amberleigh House at the odds of 40-1.’
      • ‘Despite his fall at Ayr last time out, he has a good each-way chance, even from a bit out of the handicap.’
      • ‘If the handicapper gives him between 11st 5lb or 11st 7lb and he gets a bit of cut in the ground then you would have to give him an excellent each-way chance.’
      • ‘Whether he's good enough to land this Group 1 contest is probably doubtful, but he's certainly in with a good each-way chance at his likely odds of around 25-1.’
      • ‘Virginia Waters is the Ballydoyle contender and the mount of yesterday's hero Kieren Fallon, and she must have a solid each-way chance.’
      • ‘It is even rarer that one stable has the top two in the market and three live each-way chances.’
      • ‘He's trained by Noel Chance, who has a good record at the festival and at around 25/1 represents a good each-way chance.’
      • ‘He says Mamool has a solid each-way chance, but the one he expects to be hardest to beat is Makybe Diva, last year's winner.’
      • ‘Aidan O'Brien's two previous Ebor runners have won and finished third so this lightly raced colt is a good each-way price.’
      • ‘Sheehy, nicknamed Dusty since his schooldays, believes the bookies are underestimating his horse, whom he rates a good each-way chance.’
      • ‘Queen's Logic offered sound reasoning of her credentials in the Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury, a race in which Roundtree also showed solid claims as an each-way prospect.’
      • ‘At 14/1 before today's race, Aquarelliste looks the each-way value for the Arc itself.’
      • ‘Larry McGrath takes the mount as usual, on a horse who looks good each-way value.’
      • ‘The drawbacks of non-runners for punters need little explanation, and each-way backers, in particular, are appalled by the increase.’
      • ‘All being well, Man O'Mystery should represent good each-way value and looks worth a bet.’