# How is the purse determined in horse racing?

## How is the purse determined in horse racing?

The money bet at a track is used to calculate the purse money, including onsite, online, and simulcast bets. If the course has an accompanying casino (racino), some of the gaming profits from the casino are added to the purse. Money from gambling on races provides the majority of the purse money.

## How are horse bets calculated?

Multiply your total times two if the Pick Six is a \$2 wager. For example, two horses in each race would be 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 64 possible combinations = \$64 if a \$1 Pick Six = \$128 if a \$2 Pick Six. Note – most tracks have a \$2 base wager amount on the Pick Six.

## How are bet payouts calculated?

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.

## Should I bet win place or show?

A place bet typically pays less than a win bet if wagered on the same horse. Show: With a show bet, your horse can come in first, second or third and you win. A show bet typically pays less than a win bet if wagered on the same horse. Across the Board: Win, place and show wagers of equal amount on the same horse.

## How much is a win place or show bet?

A fairly safe way of wagering is to bet a horse across the board, meaning you bet an equal amount to win, place, and show. A typical across the board bet costs \$6, because it’s three different bets: \$2 to win, \$2 to place, and \$2 to show. If your horse wins, you collect all three wagers.

## Can you lose money on a trifecta?

Trifectas can be hard enough to score without betting on the wrong race. There are days when the favorites win the race with the 2nd and 3rd favorites filling the places. Punters win on the trifectas but may in fact lose money because of the amount they outlaid.

## How much does a .50 trifecta box cost?

They can finish in either order. It is basically the same as an Exacta Box. A \$2 Quinella will have the same total cost as a \$1 Exacta Box and should theoretically pay about the same….How much does a . 50 superfecta box cost?

\$1 Superfecta Box with four horses \$24 (24 possible combinations)
\$1 Superfecta Box with six horses \$360 (360 possible combinations)

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