# What are the odds for a show bet?

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## How much does a show bet pay?

“Today a show bet can pay \$2.10 or \$2.20. In the days with full fields, you could bet a horse that was first or second favorite and get \$3.20.” A fun game for novices is the show parlay, where you take all the money you won on one race and just keep adding it to wagers you make in each subsequent race.

## How much is a \$2 Win Place Show bet?

A Win Place and Show bets can be placed for as little as a \$2 “Across the Board” which would cost a total of \$6 but you can also bet a horse for \$2 straight for Win or Place or Show which will keep the cost down.

## How much is a \$10 Win Place Show bet?

If you place a \$10 each-way bet with a place and show bet, you will end up paying \$20 (\$10 is allocated to the place bet, while another \$10 is allocated to the show bet). Your selected horse merely needs to finish second to win both bets or finish in third to win half of your bet.

## How do you calculate a show payout?

Calculating the Payout for a Win Bet

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.
3. Add your outlay money to that number.

## What happens if you bet a horse to show and he wins?

Across the Board (win/place/show): This is a combination of all three wagers, so if you bet a horse this way you are taking it to win place and show. If the horse wins, you collect on all three bets. If it is second, you collect on place and show and if it is third you collect on only the show part of the bet.

## How do Place Show payouts work?

Across the Board

If your horse wins the race, you get win, place and show payoffs. If your horse finishes second you receive place and show payouts, and if your horse comes in third, you only get the show payout. This bet is named in reference to the tote board.

## How much is a \$2 superfecta box bet?

A straight superfecta bet 2-3-5-6, usually offered in a minimum denomination of \$2, would cost you \$2, and would win only if the final order of finish was 2-3-5-6. Of course, this would give you only one of the possible 1,680 combinations in an 8-horse field.

## 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.

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## How does a place bet work in horse racing?

A place bet means the horse needs to finish second or first. … You win based on where the horse actually finishes, with exact selections paying out larger sums. “A win bet pays more because your horse has to win first place, as opposed to a show bet where a horse can place first, second or third,” Mikkelson said.

## How do I place a win and place bet?

Bet types. Win: Backing a runner to be the first past the winning post. Place: Backing a runner to be one of the first three past the winning post. (Note: this only applies to fields with eight or more runners.