# Is a Win Place Show a good bet?

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## What does win place and show mean?

Wagering Types

The basic bet types are of course win, place and show. A win bet means your horse must win, a place bet means it must finish first or second and a show bet means it must be first, second or third though of course this means a lower payout.

## How is Win Place Show payout calculated?

Win payouts are based on a \$2 wager. Multiply the Tote-Board odds times \$2 and then add the \$2 wager back. For example, #8 is (7-1), so 7 x \$2 = \$14, Add \$2 = \$16 payout. To calculate prices for odds other than X-1, simply convert the (fractional) odds to a decimal equivalent and do the same calculation.

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

In Horse Racing, this is the number of runners in a race. Where there are 8 or more runners in a race, a place is paid on first, second and third places. Where there are 7, 6 or 5 runners in a race, a place is paid on first and second places only. This will be shown in the race result as No Third Dividend.

## How do trifectas work?

In horse racing or greyhound racing, a Trifecta bet is when you place a bet on the three horses which you think will finish the race first and second and third, in a specific order. If they finish in the correct order you win, and you can win big!

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## What does it mean to show in horse racing?

A Show bet is one of the easiest bets you can make in horse racing: simply pick a horse to finish in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd position in a given race. If your horse runs first or second or third: you win your Show Bet. If your horse finishes what’s called “off the board” (not in the top three): you don’t win.

## What is the best bet to make in horse racing?

Exactas provide the perfect balance between risk and reward in our opinion. We’re clearly not the only ones who think this way, as Exacta betting is extremely popular among horse racing bettors. In fact, there are many who view Exacta betting as THE best way to make money.

## How do payouts work in horse racing?

In its simplest form, horse racing payouts are dictated by \$2 win bets. If you make a \$2 win bet on a horse that goes off at 2-to-1, you would profit \$4 and collect \$6 with your returned investment. If you make a \$2 win bet on a horse that goes off at 5-to-1, you would profit \$10 and collect \$12.

## How does a place bet payout?

How much can I win on a Place bet? Winnings on Place bets are unlimited and based on the odds when the pools close at post time. Payoffs are calculated by the total pool less the track’s commission (called takeout), then divided among all the winning tickets.