Carrera de Caballos

Horse Racing Bet Types

Basic Horse 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.

  • Win Bet
    You win by selecting the horse that finishes first (to win).

  • Place Bet
    You win by selecting the horse that finishes first or second (to place)

  • Show Bet
    You win by selecting the horse that finishes first, second or third (to show)

  • Accross the Board Bet
    You are wagering on a horse to Win, Place and Show. You receive one ticket for all three wagers. If your horse wins, you receive Win, Place and Show payouts; if your horse finishes second, you receive Place and Show payouts; and if your horse finishes third, you receive the Show payout. This type of bet might also include any two or three horse combinations of win, place and show bets such as win/show, win/place or place/show.


Exotic Horse Racing Bet Types

  • Quinella
    You win by selecting the first two finishers, in any order, in a designated race.

  • Exacta
    You win by selecting the first two finishers, in exact order, in a designated race.

  • Trifecta
    You win by selecting the first three horses in the exact order of finish, in a designated race.

  • Superfecta
    You win by selecting the first four horses in the exact order of finish, in a designated race.

  • Daily Double
    To win, you must select the winners of two designated, consecutive races by placing the wager before the first of the two races.

  • Pick-3 or Pick-4
    To win you must select the correct first place finisher in each of the races that make up the Pick-3 or Pick-4 ticket.

  • Pick-Six
    To win you must select the correct first place finisher in each of the races that make up the Pick-Six ticket.

Horse Racing Spotlight

Harness Racing Harness Racing Generally speaking, the inside post positions (numbers one through four) are an advantage, especially on half-mile tracks. Thoroughbred Racing Thoroughbred Racing "Pace makes the race." This old racing expression points to another element to consider when placing your bets -- the pace of the race. Quarter Horse Racing Quarter Horse Racing Straightaway American Quarter Horse racing is an all-out burst of speed from the starting gate with every horse trying to put a head in front at the finish.