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Types of Bets

There are many kinds of bets. But let’s start with the basic ones:

Win, Place, and Show.

Win β€” If your horse finishes 1st, you win.

Place β€” If your horse finishes 1st or 2nd, you win.

Show β€” If your horse finishes 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, you win.

Exotic Bets

Across the board β€” Three equal Win, Place and Show bets.

  • If your horse finishes 1st, you win all three bets.
  • If your horse finishes 2nd, you win on the Place and Show bets.
  • If your horse finishes 3rd, you win on the Show bet.

Exacta β€” Pick two horses in one race. If they finish 1st and 2nd, in exact order, you win.

Quinella β€” Pick two horses. If they finish 1st or 2nd, in either order, you win. Also known as an Exacta Box.

Trifecta β€” Pick three horses. If they finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd, in exact order, you win.

Superfecta β€” Pick four horses. If they finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, in exact order, you win.

Daily Double β€” Two specific races make up the Daily Double. Pick one horse in each race. If they finish 1st in both races, you win. You have to make your bet before the first race.

Pick 3 β€” Similar to the Daily Double, but for three consecutive races.

Pick 4 β€” Similar to the Daily Double, but for four consecutive races.

Pick 6 β€” The biggest bet you can make. Pick the winning horse in six consecutive races. If you win, you win big.

If no one picks all six winners, those picking 5 out of 6 will split 30% of the Pick Six pool. The remaining 70% β€œcarries over” to the next racing day, and will continue to do so each day until someone correctly chooses 6 winners out of 6 races.

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