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How to Wager

Basic Bets

  • WIN – Your horse finishes first.
  • PLACE – Your horse finishes first or second.
  • SHOW – Your horse finishes first, second or third.
  • ACROSS THE BOARD – Three equal best to win, place and show on a single horse.
  • QUICK PICKS – For those who enjoy real chance, a bet will be randomly selected for you.

Exotic Bets

  • EXACTOR – Pick the exact order of the first two horses to cross the finish line.
  • TRIACTOR – Pick the exact order of the first three horses to cross the finish line.
  • SUPERFECTA – Pick the exact order of the first four horses to cross the finish line.
  • DAILY DOUBLE – Pick the winning horses in two consecutive races.
  • PICK 3, PICK 4, PICK 5 – Try to pick the winning horse in 3, 4 or 5 consecutive races.
  • BOXING FEATURE BETS – By boxing a bet you are essentially giving yourself every possible horse combination in a feature race. For instance, in an Exactor race, if you “box” horse #1 and horse #2, you will have a ticket with two bets – 1 & 2 and 2 & 1.
  • JACKPOT HI-5 – Select the top 5 finishers in a race in the correct order, with one twist: there is a full pool plus a jackpot carryover that will pay out if and when only one (1) single winning ticket exists. If there are multiple winning tickets, 50% of the pool will be paid as consolation and the remainder will be added into the carryover pool.
  • 20¢ EXOTICS – See a host for details.

The Odds

Odds are determined by how much money is bet on each horse to WIN. The more money wagered on a horse, the more people share in the “pool”, the less the horse will pay. If a horse listed at 10 – 1 on a $2 bet, you would receive approximately $22 should that horse win.

Here are some examples on a $2 bet
Odds 1/2 8/5 2/1 7/2 10/1
Pays $3 $5.20 $6 $9 $22

At the window

Now that you’re up to speed on the different kinds of bets you can make, its time to learn window protocol. Remember these 5 simple steps…

What to say…

The five steps Example
1 Say the name of the track Northlands Park
2 Say the race number Race 2
3 Say the amount of the bet $2
4 Say the type of bet to WIN
5 Say the number of the horse on #8

For example: “I’d like Northlands Park, Race 2, $2 to win on #8”