# What Is a Win Place Show bet?

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## How does a Win Place Show bet payout?

When you choose a place bet, your selected horse needs to finish in the top two positions. If your selected horse finishes third with a place bet, you will lose your stake. When you choose a show bet, your selected horse needs to finish in the top three positions for you to receive a payout.

## What does a place bet mean?

1 : a bet on a horse to finish no worse than second in a race.

## 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.

## 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 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!

## What 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.

## What is the difference between a place bet and an each way bet?

Place only bets differ from each way bets, in that place only stakes are bet only on a top 1-4 finish, whereas in each way betting the stake is split between a win bet and a place bet. If a place only bet is put on a horse finishing in first or second place and that is what happens, the person making the bet would win.

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

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.

## What is a win or place bet?

A Place bet is a bet type that requires you to select a horse to finish in the placings (1st, 2nd or 3rd). Your runner can finish either 1st, 2nd or 3rd for a winning resulted bet. The number of runners in the field will determine the amount of placings that will be paid out.

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## Is a win or place the same as each way?

With an Each Way (EW) bet, half of your stake goes on a win, and half of it goes on a place. If the horse wins both bets win, but if the horse comes second or third, then the win bet loses but the place pays.