How to Bet on Horse Races: A Beginner’s Guide

First, give the name of thetrack (Churchill, Pimlico, Belmont,Santa Anita, etc.);

B. Finally, give thenumber of the horse(s) you’re betting on – No names

So, the language would be something like this: ChurchillDowns. If you dontstate a specific dollar amount at the counter, your bet will usually be basedon this minimum and be split or multiplied according to the bet.. If #6 comes in 1st or 2nd place, I win something. Betting on the lesser position gives you a win in thatcategory or higher (but at a lower payoff). Second, give thedollar amount of the bet;

4. If the bet is for later, say the number of the race between Steps 1 and 2.


2. Win = the winner; Place = 2nd place; Show = 3rd place

Note: Your bet will automatically be applied to the current race unless you specify a different race that you want to bet on. Then, give thetype of bet (see below); and

Examples would be:

(b) Churchill.$100 on #6 to ‘Place’. If #6 comes in 1st, 2nd, or 3rdplace, I win something. 1. If he comes in 3rd place, however, I getnothing.


3. $2 Exacta on 1 and 6. The standard bet is usually $2.00. $100 on #6 toShow.

1. Single horse: When betting on a single horse,consider the following:

Betting Simplified (I hope)

(a) Santa Anita

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