# How does a show bet work?

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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. The ticket shown below is an example of this type of bet.

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

Win/Place or Place/Show: Simply a combination of win & place or place & show. There are two combinations, so a \$2 bet would cost \$4 in total.

## What are the odds on a show bet?

Show – Your horse comes in first, second, or third. (On average 65% of favorites win, place or show.) The payout will be the same in either of the three positions. Also referred to as in the money.

## What happens when you bet a horse to show?

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 if you bet on every horse in a race?

The answer to can you bet on every horse in every race is – YES! … For example, if there was a 10-runner race in which all 10 horses were thought to have the same chance of winning, the odds of each horse winning would be 9/1 (10.00).

## What’s the most you can bet on a horse?

Odds and Limits

Each event has a bet limit (typically \$1,000.00) unless otherwise stated. Win, Place, Show wagers pay full track odds. All Exotic wagers pay full track odds up to the maximum pay-outs as shown in the tables below. Payouts are based on the actual track payout.

## What’s one more than a trifecta?

The superfecta is a type of wager in USA and Canada parimutuel betting in which the bettor, in order to win, must pick the first four finishers of a race in the correct sequence. …

## Do I win if my horse came 3rd?

The ‘Win’ part of your bet is on your horse to finish first, and the ‘Place’ part is on your horse to finish either first or in one of the places, e.g. 2nd, 3rd, 4th (5th or 6th with selected bookmakers). This works the exact same way for any horse race that you can bet on throughout the year.

## Can you lose money on a show bet?

The theory behind an excessively large wager is that most tracks are required to return no less than 5% on any bet. So if there is too much money placed on one horse, the track can actually lose money by virtue of the mandatory 5% payout.

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## How does a Win Place Show bet pay out?

Win / show each way

If you are making a \$10 each-way bet that combines a win bet and show bet, you will end up paying \$20 for the each-way bet. You will receive a payout on both the win and show bet if your selected horse wins the race. However, if your horse comes in third place, you will only win the show bet.

## How much does a show bet cost?

Across the board. 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.