Racing Bet Types
All variations of Basic Horse Racing bets stem from the premise that you will receive payouts based on the first, second, third and fourth place finishers.
Straight, Single or Win Wager
This is the simplest and most common horse wager. You wager on a race winner at given odds. You collect if your chosen horse is the first to cross the finish line.
A place wager is a wager on a horse to finish either first or second. This means you collect if your selected horse finishes either first or second.
A show wager is a wager on a horse to finish either first, second or third. This means you collect if your selected horse finishes either first, second or third.
Combinations cover from two to four horses to cross the finish line in a chosen order.
This wager requires the player to pick the winners of three consecutive races. Some race tracks have a rolling pick 3 which is when the player must pick three races in a row and it continues for the next three races.
This wager requires the player to select the winner of six consecutive races prior to the first race of the pick six. Some tracks place the pick six as the first six races, the middle six races, or the last six races. Many tracks have carry over pools for the pick six that can grow to as high as a million dollars.
The Daily Double
The daily double is a wager on the winner of the first and second race. You win if you pick the winner of the first and second race. Your bet must be placed before the start of the first race.
You win if you pick two horses that finish first and second, in either order, in any single race.
Quiniela Double is a combination bet of two winning quinielas in the last two races. Select two horses to win and place, in either order, in each of the last two races. You must win both quinielas to win your Quiniela Double.
Perfecta, Exacta or Exactor
The Perfecta is similar to the Quiniela, except the two horses must finish in the exact order.
Trifecta or Triactor
Pick the first three horses to cross the finish line in exact order.
The straight superfecta is played by picking the first four horses to finish in exact order.