Types of Horse Racing Bets

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Here are the types of horse racing bets that you can make.

  • Win – This is the easiest horse-racing bet to understand, as you are betting on one horse and if that horse wins, you win.
  • Place – If you make the Place bet you are betting that the horse will finish first or second in the race.
  • Show – The Show bet is betting on the horse to come in either first, second, or third.
  • Across the Board (aka Win, Place, & Show) – This is a popular bet to make and is where you bet on one horse to finish first second or third. Basically this bet is 3 bets on 1. For example, if you bet $5 across the board, you are betting $5 to win, $5 to place, and $5 to show. horses13
  • Exacta – This bet is betting on a 2 horses that have to come in first or second in the order you choose. For example, you bet $5 that the number 2 and number 5 horses will finish first and second in that order. You will win the bet if the 2 horse wins and the 5 horse comes in second.
  • Exacta Box – This is just like the Exacta bet in you are choosing 2 horses to come in first and second. But, with an Exacta Box bet it means that there is not a certain order for the horse placement. For example, you make a $5 Exacta Box bet on the number 3 and 4 horses. This is a bet total of $10, as there are 2 possible outcomes. You will win this bet if number 3 wins and 4 comes in second or the other way around.
  • Quinella – In this bet you are betting on 2 horses to come in first and second and the order of the horses does not matter. You will win the bet if both your horses place in the top two places.
  • Trifecta – This bet allows you pick 3 horses to come in first, second, and third place. To win the Trifecta bet the horses have to come in first, second, and third in the exact order you choose.
  • Trifecta Box – This bet is just like the Trifecta bet, as you are betting on 3 horses to come in first, second, and third. But, a Trifecta Box bet means that the 3 horses you choose can place in any order. This bet is 6 bets in 1. For example, you bet $5 on a Trifecta Box bet on horse number 1,3, and 6. There are 6 outcomes for 3 horses to come in first through third place and because of this he total bet amount is $30 since you are betting Trifectas.
  • Superfecta – The Superfecta bet is picking 4 horses for come in first through fourth place in the specific order that you choose.
  • Superfecta Box – This bet is just like a Superfecta bet, as you are betting that the 4 horses you choose come in first through fourth. However, the horses you pick can place in any order as long as the 4 you choose come in first through fourth. This bet is basically 8 bets in 1. For example, if you bet $5 on a Superfecta Box bet on the number 1,4,5,8 horses. There are 24 outcomes for the 4 horses you choose to finish first through fourth and because of this the total amount of the bet is $120.
  • Daily Double – The Daily Double is one of the more fun and unique horse racing bets that you can make. This is where you bet on the winners in 2 consecutive races.
  • Pick 3 – The Pick 3 is picking the winners of 3 consecutive races in a row.

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