Win: The easiest bet you can make on a horse race. A Win bet is an effort to forecast the horse that can win the race. If the horse wins, you will collect in your bet. The chances listed for its horses around the toteboard are the Win odds for every horse. As an instance, if a horse shows’5′ on the toteboard, should you wager him to Win for $2, you will get back $12 (5 times $2 plus your original $2 bet). This $2 payoff of $12 would also be shown on the result payoffs under the Win column (1st pillar ) to your horse when the race is official.
Place: Much like the Win bet, a Place bet on a horse is a wager that the horse will finish in second or first. If the horse does finish at one of the top two spots, you will collect the total shown in the Position column (2nd column) for that horse to the result payoffs for each $2 you have bet. If you make a Position bet, note that it does not matter if the horse wins or comes in second, you’ll win the same volume. This bet has less risk than a Win bet, but also a smaller reward. If you’re certain the horse will win the race, then you will be given a bigger return betting the horse to Win.
Show: Another wide range of a straight wager, the Show bet is used when you want to bet that a horse will finish in the top 3 positions from the race. For each $2 bet on the horse to Show, you may collect the total shown in the Show column (3rd column) for that horse to the results payoffs. Again, if the horse comes in first or second, you will not win any more cash than if the horse finishes third. This really is the safest of the right stakes but also gives the smallest return. If you are confident the horse will finish better than third, you’d have a bigger return placing a Win or Place wager.
Combination Straight Bets
Across the Board (Win/Place/Show): This is really a mixture of the Win, Place, and Show wagers. If you bet a horse”across the board” you are effectively betting him to Win, Place, and Show. If the horse wins, you collect all 3 stakes. If the horse comes in 2nd, you collect the area and Show payoffs. If the horse comes in 3rd, you amass on the Show bet only. Since this is really 3 stakes combined, a $2 bet”across the board” will probably cost $6.
Win/Place, Place/Show: These are only 2 bet mixtures of Win/Place and Place/Show, respectively. To get a $2 bet, they cost $4.
Exotic Bets: Single Race
Exacta/Perfecta/Exactor: Among the simplest single-race exotic bets, the Exacta is the combination of calling the winning horse and the second-place horse, in order. This will cover more than gambling both of the horses to win or place. A $2 bet on an Exacta will pay out the sum displayed for an Exacta bet on the bet payoffs following the race is official.
Quinella: Similar to the Exacta, but that doesn’t require the bettor to forecast the order of the top two horses. In other words, the bettor only has to pick the horses that will finish in the top two areas, but doesn’t have to predict which of those two will actually win the race. Because this is easier to forecast than an Exacta, in addition, it pays less than the Exacta (generally it pays about half of the Exacta payoff).
Trifecta/Triactor: The Trifecta requires the Exacta a step further. It takes the bettor to pick the horses, in order, that end in the top 3 rankings from the race. It is significantly more difficult to forecast than an Exacta, and so will cover more for a winning wager. A $2 bet on a Trifecta will pay out the amount shown for the Trifecta on the wager payoffs after the race is official.
Superfecta: The hardest of this single-race exotics, the Superfecta, requires the bettor to forecast that the first four finishers, in order. Predicting a Superfecta is very hard and will always require the bettor to shoot unique combinations of horses in order that there are more chances of winning. The payoff for a Superfecta is normally very high, and is typically displayed on the wager payoffs based on a $1 wager.
Exotic Bets: Multiple Races
Double: A Double is the easiest form of wager that spans multiple races. It requires the bettor to select the winner in two consecutive races. Most monitors usually offer an Historical Double (Races 1 & 2) and a Late Dual (last two races on the card). There are also tracks that offer Double’s in the center of an account. If there’s a Double available to be bet , there will be a note of this on the first race (or leg) of this Double bet. The $2 payoff for a Double will be displayed on the outcomes for the next leg of the bet.
Pick 3/Pick 4/Pick 6 (Classix): These stakes are similar to the Dual wager, only differing in the amount of consecutive races that a bettor needs to predict the winner. The larger the number, the tougher it is to pick, as well as the larger the payoff. For all these bets, it’s recommended to take several combinations of horses in each race to increase your likelihood of winning (but this also raises the cost). Many race tracks have one or two available Pick 3’s or Pick 4 on an account. Some tracks also offer one Select 6 per card. If there’s available Pick 3/4/6 to wager on, there will be a note of it on the very first race (or leg) of the bet. The payoff for these bets will be displayed on the outcomes for the previous leg of the wager. For Pick 3s and Select 4s, if no one has the necessary number of races correct, they will normally cover for individuals who missed one less race. For example, if nobody predicted a Pick 4 correctly, people who had 3 of 4 correct will get paid. In addition, the payoff results could signal a payoff for”Pick 4 (3 of 4 correct)”. For a Pick 6, the track will also offer a small payoff to bettors who had 5 of 6 right. However, if nobody had all 6 correct, the majority of the Pick 6 pool will likely be carried on to the next racing day, which makes the subsequent Pick 6 pool even larger.
Place Pick All: This bet is similar to a Pick-x bet, except that you want a horse to put (come in 1st or 2nd) in every race, rather than to win. Using a Place Pick All bet, you have to pick a place horse in EVERY race on the card (usually 8 or 9 races).