Alright gents you are all set with you're suits pressed, hats fitted and pocket squares artfully folded, but now we get to the pointy end of racing season placing your bets. The process of placing bets can be daunting with all the excitement around you and the guy behind you trying desperately to hurry you up, so we have broken down the art of placing a wager into its simplest forms.

 Simple bets

Win : If your horse wins the race, you win!

Place : If your horse comes first, second or third, you win (if there are at least eight starters)!

Each Way : A Win and Place bet in one.

Exotic bets

Quinella : Can’t decide between two horses? Take them in a Quinella to come first and second.

Trifecta : Pick first, second and third in the correct order. A Box Trifecta means they can finish in any order.

Multi-race bets

Quaddie : Pick the winners of today’s four Quaddie races, usually the last four races of the day.

BIG6 : Pick the winners of the last six races. Take a $10 ‘Fred’ mystery BIG6 bet to get two random selections in each race.

Carnival combo : $20 gets you four horses in a Box Trifecta in the main race of the day, plus $1 each way on those horses.


good luck!


01 November 2013
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