Spending a day at the horse track is a different way to spend a nice summer afternoon. The main pull to going to the track is of course laying down some bets and cheering your pony on. While gambling on the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and every other sport is illegal, there’s no law-breaking when you gamble at the track.
There’s a few ways you can go about betting the ponies. You can read a daily guide from experts, go by the horse’s track record, or maybe just pick the horse with the coolest name. Your bet is only as valuable as the horse’s odds and which type of bet you place. There a few ways to bet at the track and it can get confusing. Here are a list of the different bet types and what exactly you are betting for.
Show: Your horse must finish 1st, 2nd, or 3rd
Place: Your horse must finish 1st or 2nd
Win: Your horse must finish 1st
Quinella: Your horses must finish 1st and 2nd in either order
Exacta: Your horses must finish 1st and 2nd in the exact order you place the bet
Trifecta: Your horses must finish 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the exact order you place the bet
Superfecta: Your horses must finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in the exact order you place the bet
Daily Double: You must pick the winner in two consecutive races
Pick 3: You must pick the winner in three consecutive races
Pick 4: You must pick the winner in four consecutive races
Pick 6: You must pick the winner in six consecutive races
Spending a day at the track is fun, exciting, and relaxing all at the same time. You can play cheap, modest bets and still have a great time. If you are trying to pay for Super Bowl tickets with your winnings, then you may be in for a very stressful afternoon. You can have the same amount of fun by betting $5 on a race as you do by betting $50. Just remember to have a fun day and to never lost control.