Using my calculations, therefore, the threshold for a safe across the board wager is 15-1. At 15-1 or above, you’re likely to make a profit on your bet; anything below 15-1, and you’re lucky if you break even.
How does an across the board bet work?
Across the board – A bet on a horse to win, place, and show. If the horse wins, the bettor collects three ways; if second, two ways (place, show); and if third, one way, losing the win and place bets. It’s actually three bets.
How much can you bet across the board?
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When should you place a bet on a 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.
Is across the board a good bet?
An across the board bet is fast and easy to make. It is also rarely a good idea. Really, it just doesn’t make much sense. If the horse finishes third you lose two of your three bets.
How much does a $2 across the board bet cost?
The term “across the board” is shorthand for making three bets simultaneously: win, place and show. Therefore, a $2 across the board wager will cost you $6 ($2 to win, $2 to place and $2 to show).
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 is the safest bet in horse racing?
Again, if the horse comes in first or second, you will not win any more money than if the horse finishes third. This is the safest of the straight bets but also offers the smallest return. If you are confident the horse will finish better than third, you would have a larger return placing a Win or Place bet.
How much does a $10 Win Place Show bet cost?
Win / place each way
This basically means that you are placing $10 on the win bet and $10 on the place bet, so the each-way bet will cost you $20. You will win both bets if your selected horse wins the race, but only the place bet if the horse comes in second place.
What is the best bet in horse racing?
Types of Horse Racing Wagers (and Your Chances of Winning)
|Bet Type||Your Chances of Winning||Suggested Plays (Based upon a $100 Bankroll)|
|Show||Very good||$6 per horse|
|Place||Good||$5 per horse|
|Win||Average||$4 per horse|
|Quinella||Average||$2 quinella box using three horses costs $6|