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gets you where you need to go.
You also have a myriad of betting options like: Win, Place, Show, Exactas, Doubles,
Trifectas, Quinellas and Exotics. It’s better than going to the track! No lines.
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Betting Guide for Horse Racing
Win: You win if your horse finishes first.
Place: You win if your horse finishes either first or second.
Show: You win if your horse finishes either first, second or third.
Wagering on a horse "to show" has the best chance of winning, however it will pay
the least amount.
Exacta: Selecting the two horses to finish first and second in
the exact order.
Quinella: Selecting the two horses to finish first and second in
either order. Graded as "action" only if offered by track.
Trifecta: Selecting three horses to finish first, second and third
in the exact order.
Daily Double: Selecting the winners of two designated (consecutive)
races. Wagers must be placed before the running of the first of the two races. The
Daily Double is generally offered on the day's first two and last two races. Rolling
Daily Doubles are offered on every race.
Pick 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8: Selecting the winners of three, four, five,
six, seven or eight designated races run in succession. Usdice.com does offer wagering
on Pick 3 and 4, but does not offer Pick 5, 6, 7 or 8 wagering.
Superfecta: Selecting four horses to finish first, second, third
and fourth in exact order.
Boxes: A box is simply an easy way of placing different combinations
for an exacta or trifecta. For example, in one race you like three horses (2, 4,
and 7) and feel that two of those three horses are going to finish first and second,
however you don't know in which order. You can place an exacta box on 2, 4, and
7, which means you are placing an exacta wager on every possible 1st/2nd finish
combination for the 2, 4, and 7 horses (six in total). The same applies for trifectas,
although wagers are being placed on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in the race.
Wheels/Partial Wheels: A wheel is a simple way to pick your favorite
horse to win and all other horses to finish in second (and third, for trifectas).
An exacta wheel on the 4 horse would mean that you are picking the 4 horse to win
and all other horses to place. A Partial Wheel is a specific selection of the horses
you believe will finish after your favorite. For example, you would ask for a Partial
Wheel exacta on the 4 horse, with the 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 10 horses. This would be
six total wagers with the 4 horse finishing first and the 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, and 10
horses finishing second.
Keys: A key is a simple way to pick your favorite horse to win
and a group of at least two other horses to finish second or third, depending on
whether it is an exacta key or a trifecta key. For example, in an exacta you could
ask to key the 4 horse with the 6 and 9, meaning that you want two wagers: 1) the
4 horse to finish first and the 6 horse in second, and 2) the 4 horse to finish
first and the 9 horse in second.
Morning Line: The morning line odds are displayed in the official
track program and serve as the opening line for wagering on all races. The morning
line is simply an educated opinion of how the wagering public will bet on each horse.
Live Odds: The odds posted at the track are a reflection of money
wagered on a given horse relative to the total win pool. The odds change every 30
seconds as new money is wagered in the win pool. All payouts for American tracks
will be based on the closing odds, not the odds at the time the bet was placed.
Coupled Entries: A coupled entry in a race is when two or more
horses with either a common owner or trainer are deemed as ONE entry for wagering
purposes. Thus, the coupled entry is comprised of two or more horses and is regarded
as a single betting interest. Typically, one of the two coupled horses will be scratched.
In this case, all wagers placed on the scratched horse will be honored according
to how the other horse finishes. When both horses run, all wagers will be paid out
according to the higher finishing horse. If neither of the two horses finish in
the top three, (or four for superfecta wagers), all wagers on these horses will
be graded as losers.
For the examples below, we will use this result:
$2 Ex. (4-2) pays $56
$2 Tri. (4-2-8) pays $136
Win/Place/Show: You wagered $25 to Win, and your horse has won
the race and is paying $4.20 on a $2 wager. You would calculate the winnings as
Payouts are calculated by taking the Posted Payout Amount (4.20 in this case) and
multiplying it by the amount you have wagered ($25). Next you divide this number
by two, assuming that the posted payouts are using a $2 wager as their standard.
The result is your total payout, including the profit and the amount you originally
risked. To determine just your profit, subtract the amount wagered from the total
Winning W/P/S Ticket Payout = (P * W) / 2
P = Posted Payout Amount for a $2 ticket
W = Amount Wagered by the player
As a sportsbook, we are often asked by our clients, "Why do you guys have max payout
odds." It's not because we are trying to scam you! There is a very legitimate reason
why sportsbooks implement max payout odds.
When you are at the track, you are playing against other players. For every dollar
wagered on exotics (exactas, trifectas, daily doubles, Pick 3, 4, and 6s), the track
takes a piece of the action and places the rest in the pool. The payout is determined
by the total pool amount divided by the winning tickets. For W/P/S, the odds for
horses and their respective payouts are determined by the action the track is taking
on each horse. Whether it is Win, Place or Show or exotic wagers, every dollar wagered
effects the payout amount.
However, we are clearly not a part of the track, and we do not pay into a pari-mutuel.
Therefore, we are not able to set the odds according to the action we are taking.
You are playing against a sportsbook and not against other players at the track.
We implement max payout odds in order to protect our business.
Usdice.com's respected online horsebook is happy to assist players with any questions they
may have related to horse betting.
How to place a Horse Racing Bet
Select a Track from the Track List on the left, this will bring
up the next available race at the selected Track.
- Select Race from the drop down menu if you wish to choose a later
Review the race information, select the horse number you wish to bet on and click
Bet Now (you will be prompted to log in to your Usdice.com account
if you have not already done so).
A pop up screen will then appear listing all available tracks. Select your desired
track again. (Track must be chosen again as the Bet Now option
is available to bypass track/Race information if preferred).
- Select Race #
Select the amount you wish to wager. If you choose to Enter a wager amount, it must
be a multiple of $2. There is a maximum risk amount of $1,000 per horse, per Win,
Place and Show bet ($1,000 across MAX). Maximum risk amount of $500 per exotic wager.
- Select Wager Type (abbreviation legend is below):
- WN = Win
- PL = Place
- SH = Show
- WPS = Win, Place and Show, or Across the Board
- WP = Win, Place
- WS = Win, Show
- PS = Place, Show
- DD = Daily Double
- EX = Exacta
- TRI = Trifecta
Select your desired Horse(s) Number(s).
Click the 'Add to Ticket' button.
Review your wager.
If the wager is NOT correct, click the 'Delete Ticket' button and
start over. Deleted wagers will not be recorded.
If the wager is correct, click the 'Submit Ticket' button (this
confirms and submits wager). Remember: A wager cannot be changed, cancelled
or modified once submitted - no exceptions.
To view your pending wagers go to My Account and select Open
For further information and to view all regulations related to Horse Race Wagering,
please visit the Help section.