How to Place a Wager on a Horse Race - dummies

How to Place a Wager on a Horse Race

By Richard Eng

Part of Betting on Horse Racing For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Betting on horse racing isn’t a complicated procedure. Most often, you place your bet, take your ticket, and tear it up when your bet doesn’t pay off. However, if you’re lucky — or skilled — you get to take your ticket back to the window and collect your winnings. The following list spells out the betting procedure step by step:

  1. State the name of the racetrack.

  2. State what number race you’re betting.

  3. State the dollar unit of your bet.

  4. State the type of wager.

    You can bet on a single horse to win, place, or show or on a combination of horses.

  5. State the number of the horse or horses you’re using.

  6. Check your ticket before you leave the window.