Betfair Starting Price Index

Posted: July 20, 2016 at 10:22 am

Diversify your punting by taking a position on the results of a full card of racing with the Betfair Starting Price Index.

BSP Index Launch

What is a ‘Betfair Starting Price Index’?

The BSP Index is the sum of BSP (Betfair Starting Price) odds of all winners over a card of racing. For example, the BSP Index at a 9 Race Card at Flemington would be the combined number of all 9 BSP winner prices after the end of the last race.

BSP Index Market

The BSP Index Market is a straight Over/Under market which is created before the first race and trades until the winner of the last race crosses the line. The line won’t change but prices will fluctuate as the results of each race unfold – similar to an AFL or NRL Total Match Score Over/Under Market.

When? BSP Index Over/Under Total will be set by 9.30am Race Day

Where? Available only on,, the mobile app & via telbet. This is an in-play market and can be traded online in-play.

View the latest BSP Index Totals.

The BSP Index can be followed every week on Twitter @Betfair_Aus.

‘’The BSP Index is a great addition to the current betting marketplace. The ability to bet and then trade during the day provides opportunities for profit that are currently not available to punters, as well as sustaining a high level of interest in every race on the program. I will definitely be adding the BSP Index to my regular betting strategies.’’

Daniel O’Sullivan,


How to bet on the BSP Index?

You can side with the favourites or roughies in one single bet on the BSP Index. If you have a position on the average price of the winners for a day’s racing, the BSP Index provides an easy way to invest on that opinion. It also offers savvy Betfair punters more options to trade throughout a card and also offers those with rated prices the ability to outperform the market expectation of the BSP Index.

Learn more on BSP Index Strategies

BSP Index Example

Utilising results from Flemington on May 21 2016, lets take a look at how the BSP Index could have traded throughout the day.

Before Race 1

118 horses are scheduled to take to the track at Flemington. With no odds-on runners forecasted, Betfair sets BSP Index at 110.5pts – the Over/Under market is set. Backers and Layers enter the market and in early trading you can back Overs at $1.96 and the Unders at $2.02.

BSP Index Graphic

Race 1: The Pat Hyland Plate

Well backed favourite Sebring Dream salutes, at a very skinny BSP of $2.84. Unders backers cheered home Michael Walker’s mount and can already ‘cash out’ after just one race. Overs has drifted to $2.50 on the Exchange and there are plenty of layers at that price. Unders is now $1.65.

Race 2: National Hall of Fame BM78

3kg claiming apprentice Beau Martins drives home market drifter Divine Chills to register a shock win at a $36 BSP. John Sadler’s three-year-old filly is now two wins and a second from her three starts.

Those that layed the Overs after the first race will be far less confident though, as the $36 winner has crushed in price. Overs is now $1.32, with Unders at $4.17.

The BSP Index market continues to fluctuate throughout races three to seven.


Race 8: Hilton Nicholas Straight Six

On the straight course over 1200m, Brian Higgins kept the well backed Whistle Baby at bay to get Nautical home at a BSP of $104! Overs backers are in the money with a full race to go as the line of 110.5 was simply blown away.

Flemington Index Summary

Apart from the favourite in race one, it was a great day for the roughies backers, with Overs no bigger than $1.44 (after race 3).

Bookies and Overs punters will be leaving Flemington happy today.

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