The Lay Ladder Staking Plan is probably the most well known loss recovery staking plan out there. A Lay Ladder is usually used for 3 lays. If the first bet you make loses ( ie the horse wins ) then the 2nd bet is calculated as usual for a 1 point win plus the losses from the first bet. This way you still win your 1 point profit. Clearly the longer the lay ladder the higher your stakes can go. In theory this the size of stakes can be exponential !