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Horse racing betting and wagering tutorial March 04, 2012 12:20 PM by GT Staff

GT Race and Sports Horse Racing Betting and WageringExacta, Trifecta, Superfecta Wagering

Playing an Exacta is predicting the way the first two (2) horses will finish the race. To win an Exacta wager, you must have the exact order of finish of the 1st and 2nd place horses.

Placing a Trifecta wager means you are predicting the way the first three (3) horses will finish the race. To win your Trifecta wager you must have the horses that finish 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the exact order on your ticket.

Wagering a Superfecta means you are predicting the way the first four (4) horses will finish the race. To win your Superfecta wager, you must have the horses that finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the exact order on your ticket.

Using a “box” in your wagers means that you are playing all combinations of your selections. For example, wagering a Trifecta Box, means that your horses must come in 1st, 2nd and 3rd , but can finish in any order. The same applies to a Superfecta but applies to positions 1-4.

Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 6 Wagering

To win a Pick Three (3), Four (4) or Six (6) you must select the winning horse in each of 3, 4 or 6 races. The ticket must be purchased prior to the running of the 1st leg.

 

Exotic Ticket Costs

EXACTA WAGERING

(Based on a $2 Ticket)

2 Horse Box- 4

3 Horse Box- 12

4 Horse Box- 24

5 Horse Box- 40

6 Horse Box- 60

7 Horse Box- 84

8 Horse Box- 112

9 Horse Box- 144

10 Horse Box- 180

11 Horse Box- 220

12 Horse Box- 264

 

EXACTA WHEELS

(Based on a $2 Ticket)

6 Horse Field- 10

7 Horse Field- 12

8 Horse Field- 14

9 Horse Field- 16

10 Horse Field- 18

11 Horse Field- 20

12 Horse Field- 22

Example: 1/ALL or ALL/1

 

TRIFECTA WHEELS

(Based on a $1 Ticket)

6 Horse Field- 20

7 Horse Field- 30

8 Horse Field- 42

9 Horse Field- 56

10 Horse Field- 72

11 Horse Field- 90

12 Horse Field- 110

Example: 1/ALL/ALL or ALL/1/ALL or ALL/ALL/1

 

TRIFECTA WAGERING

(Based on a $1 Ticket)

3 Horse Box- 6

4 Horse Box- 24

5 Horse Box- 60

6 Horse Box- 120

7 Horse Box- 210

8 Horse Box- 336

9 Horse Box- 504

10 Horse Box- 720

11 Horse Box- 990

12 Horse Box- 1320

 

SUPERFECTA WAGERING

(Based on a $1 Ticket)

4 Horse Box- 24

5 Horse Box- 120

6 Horse Box- 360

7 Horse Box- 840

8 Horse Box- 1680

9 Horse Box- 3024

10 Horse Box- 5040

11 Horse Box- 7620

 

SUPERFECTA KEY WAGERS

(Based on a $1 Ticket)

#1 on top w/3#s- 6

Example: 1/234

#1 on top w/4#s- 24

Example: 1/2345

#1 on top w/5#s- 60

Example: 1/23456

#1 on top w/6#s- 120

Example: 1/234567

#1 on top w/7#s- 210

Example: 1/2345678

 

BETTING TERMS

Win… You collect if your horse wins.

Place… You collect if your horse wins or is 2nd.

Show… You collect if your horse wins or is 2nd or 3rd.

Exacta… You collect if you select two horses in one race to finish 1st and 2nd in exact order.

Quinella… You collect if you select the first 2 finishers in any order in one race.

Daily/Late Double… You collect if you pick the horses to win each of two designated races.

Trifecta… You collect if you select 3 horses in one race to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in exact order.

Superfecta… You collect if you select 4 horses in one race to finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in exact order.

Triple/Pick 3… You collect if you pick the horses to win each of 3 designated races.

Pick 4/6/9… You collect if you pick the horses to finish 1st in each of 4/6 or 9 designated races.

Box… Term to indicate covering your selections in all possible finish orders.

Example: $2 Exacta Box numbers 3&8.

 

RACING TERMS

Maiden Race… A race for horses who have never won a race.

Allowance Race… Classified by conditions of past performances and/or earnings that determine eligibility of the horse.

Stakes Race… Highest quality race, often requiring entry fees by owner to be added to prize money.

Fillies/Mares… Term used for female horses.  They are “fillies” until 5 years of age and “mares” thereafter.

Colts/Horses… Term used for male horses.  They are “colts” until 5 years of age and “horses” thereafter.

Gelding… A castrated male horse.

Blinkers… A hood with eye cups worn by a horse to limit vision and help eliminate distractions during a race.

Furlong… A furlong equals 220 yards or 1/8 mile.

Scratch… A horse which has been withdrawn from a race.

Silks… A jockey’s shirt with a color pattern selected by the horse’s owner(s).

 

PLACING a BET with a RACE TELLER:

Walk up to any Pari-mutuel window

and tell the clerk the following:

1. Identify the RACETRACK

2. Identify the RACE NUMBER

3. The DOLLAR AMOUNT of the WAGER

4. The TYPE of BET… (refer to betting terms: WIN, PLACE, SHOW, etc.)

5. The BETTING NUMBER of the horse.

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