# Straight Bets

Win

A Win bet is just what it sounds like: betting that the horse you pick will win the race. You win if the horse wins.
Place
To get a horse to Place it should finish the race either first or second. This bet generally pays less than the triumph bet but it gives you two chances to win instead of just one.
Show For a horse to Show it should finish the race either first, second or even third party. This bet pays significantly less than either the win or put bet, but it provides you three chances to receive a return for your investment.
Across the Board
This is a Fast way to say that you need to bet a horse to finish in any of the first 3 positions and consists of 3 championships:
A \$2.00 Around the Board wager = \$2.00 to win, \$2.00 to set \$2.00 to show.
If the horse wins you collect all three stakes. If the horse finishes 2nd then you accumulate the place and show bets. If the horse finishes 3rd then you will only collect the show wager.
In the column that matches the bet you wish to make (W = win, P = place, S = display ), type in the amount you want to bet. You can make several bets on the same ticket.
Click Send Bets.
Review your bets and if fulfilled, submit.
Exacta
With this bet you must select the first two finishing horses in the right order of the finish. Occasionally called a Perfecta. Also Called a Forecast bet.
Opt for the Exacta radio .
From the Wager Amount box kind in the wager amount.
Make sure that Box? And Box with Crucial? Aren’t checked.
Pick the horse you need in first place (1st) and second place (2nd) by clicking the boxes in the corresponding columns) If you choose more than 1 horse in each one of those places, each mix costing the sum you typed in the Wager Amount box.
Click on Send Bets.
Review your bets and if fulfilled, submit.
Exacta Box
A box on at least two horses in a race means carrying all the probable combinations of those horses in each area of finish. If you feel you know both horses are the very best in the race but you aren’t certain which one will win and which one is going to finish next, then the safest bet is to perform the exacta box. You can box over two horses, but it’s quite important to remember that with each additional horse you add to the box the cost of the bet goes up substantially.
The formula for calculating the cost of an exacta box is (horses in box x (horses in box minus 1) x dollar quantity of wager ).
A \$2 box of 2 horses will be (2 x 1 x 2) = \$4.
A \$2 box of 3 horses would be (3 x 2 x 2) = \$12.
A \$2 box of four horses would be (4 x 3 x 2) = \$24.
As you can see the cost of the exacta box increases greatly with each additional horse. The examples above reveal a \$2 bet but the minimum wager for an exacta box is \$1.