# How much does it cost to bet a Pick 5?

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## How does a Pick 5 bet work?

What is a Pick 5 bet in horse racing? Though not every track has one, with a Pick 5 bet, you win if you correctly select the winners of five consecutive horse races.

## How is pick 5 calculated?

Calculating the cost of a Pick 5 is a simple exercise in multiplication. If you’re using two horses in each leg of a \$0.50 wager, the cost will be 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 0.5, or \$16. Use three horses in each leg, and the cost jumps to 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 0.5, or \$121.50.

## How much does a 5 each way bet cost?

Because an each-way wager comprises two bets, the total staked is twice the unit stake. For example, a £5 each-way single would cost £10, as would a £5 each-way treble comprising as it does a £5 win treble and a £5 place treble.

## How much does a super high 5 box cost?

Here you’re basically trying to hit an exacta box and hoping one of two horses finishes third. It’s risky but instead of hitting a trifecta for correctly picking the top three finishers, you’ll cash a Super High 5. The cost of that ticket is \$120 for \$1 tickets and \$12 for 10-cent wagers.

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## What is the best bet to make in horse racing?

The win bet should be the key bet, especially for newcomers. Takeout (the amount of money that goes to the track that is not returned to bettors) for win, place, and show bets is less than most exotic bets. Most importantly, don’t bet two or more horses to win in the same race.

## What is the average trifecta payout?

The average payout of a trifecta is usually around \$7,000 during the Kentucky Derby. However, that amount drops significantly once you start looking at other races from around the world. It’s still worth mentioning, however, that you will only spend \$2 on a trifecta bet.

## What is the best bet for 5 horses?

What is a 5 horse bet called?

• Super Yankee.
• Lucky 31.
• Super Flag.
• 5-Fold Accumulator.

## How much will a trifecta cost?

Trifecta Box Costs:

\$1 Trifecta Box with three horses \$6 (6 possible combinations)
\$1 Trifecta Box with five horses \$60 (60 possible combinations)
\$1 Trifecta Box with six horses \$120 (120 possible combinations)
\$1 Trifecta Box with seven horses \$210 (210 possible combinations)

## Do bookies pay out on 5th place?

You’ll also get paid out on the ‘place’ part of the bet too! However, bookmakers will typically only pay out 1/5 of the quoted odds on the ‘place’ portion of the bet for big races. The £5 ‘place’ portion of your bet pays out £40.

## What does 1/5 odds mean in horse racing?

This means you will be paid for your win part of your bet at the odds chosen when you placed the bet and for the place part of your bet at 1/5 of your odds. Example: Bet Stake:£20.

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## How much do you get for an each-way bet?

If you place a bet which is EW (1/5, 3 places) and your horse finishes in the top 3, you’ll win your bet. The place portion of your bet will pay out at 1/5 of the odds that you took that horse for. Should the horse come first you’ll receive the pay out on both the Win and Place portions of your bet.