# What happens if you bet a horse to show and he wins?

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## Does a show bet pay if the horse wins?

If your horse wins the race, you get win, place and show payoffs. If your horse finishes second you receive place and show payouts, and if your horse comes in third, you only get the show payout. This bet is named in reference to the tote board.

## How do you calculate win place and show payouts?

Calculating the Payouts for the Win Place Show Bets

1. From that odds ratio, you take the first number and multiply it by 2 (remember, if the odds is a whole number, place that over a 1 – for example, 7 would be 7/1)
2. You take that number and divide it by the second number of the odds ratio.

## Can you bet against a horse winning?

Can I Bet On More Than One Horse To Lose? Yes, you can bet on as many horses in a race to lose as you like. If you think five of the horses can’t win, for example because they are badly drawn or don’t like the ground, you can bet on all five of these horses to lose.

## How much do show bets pay?

“Today a show bet can pay \$2.10 or \$2.20. In the days with full fields, you could bet a horse that was first or second favorite and get \$3.20.” A fun game for novices is the show parlay, where you take all the money you won on one race and just keep adding it to wagers you make in each subsequent race.

## How much do you win if your horse wins?

What it means is that you’ll receive \$10 in winnings for every dollar you bet on that horse if it wins. So, if you place a standard \$2 bet, you will walk off with \$22 — \$20 in winnings (2 times 10) plus the return of your original \$2.

## 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 does 3 places mean in horse racing?

Place terms are used to determine the pay-out of your 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. … If your horse finished 2nd or 3rd you’ll only receive the pay-out on the place section, the win part of your bet will be a loser.

## Do I win if my horse came 3rd?

If your horse comes home first (wins), both the ‘Win’ and ‘Place’ parts of your bet will pay out. But if your horse only places, you will lose the ‘Win’ part of your bet. You will still collect on the ‘Place’ part of your bet if your horse finishes 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th or 6th*.

## How do horse bets payout?

Your payout is calculated by subtracting the amount of winning dollars from the total pool, then dividing the remaining pool by the amount of cash bet on the winner, and finally adding back in the winning bet amount.

## How much is a \$5 trifecta box?

Trifecta Box

# of Horses \$1 Base Bet Cost
3 \$12.00
4 \$24.00
5 \$60.00
6 \$120.00