A bet on a horse to win, place and show.
A comprehensive account from which past performances are compiled, showing the race position of each horse at various stages of the race.
A type of wager that the winners of two consecutive races (usually the first two races) are bet.
A bet where the 2 horses wagered must finish 1st and 2nd in exact order in the same race.
A bet where the 2 horses wagered must finish either 1st or 2nd in the same race.
A wager on a race that is something other than win, place or show.
The horse with the largest amount of total money bet.
A person who attempts to determine the probable winner and finish order of horses in a race.
The art and science of trying to determine the probable winner and finish order of horses in a race.
The amount of total money wagered on a race, a program (race card) or in a year.
A second daily double wager offered in the later part of a race program.
The professional handicapper’s estimate of what the odds on each horse will be. This prediction is published prior to the beginning of the race program.
Odds of even money or less (e.g. 1-1, 4-5, 1-5).
Finishing among the first four.
Betting a horse to win only.
A form of wagering with French origins in which all the money wagered (less taxes and other deductions) is divided up among the people who have winning bets.
A detailed record of a horse’s racing history.
A bet where the first 2 finishers in exact order must be chosen (see “Exactor/Exacta”)
A bet on a horse to finish first or second.
Total amount of money wagered on a race.
The starting time of a race
The total amount of money that can be won in a race by the participants.
A bet where the wager will be randomly chosen for you.
The removal of a horse from a race prior to the start of the race.
A bet where the horse chosen must finish first, second or third.
A bet that chooses the 4 horses placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in exact order.
A bet where the 4 horses chosen must finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th in any order.
This is money taken out of the betting pool that covers the cost of the races including taxes, betting duties, operating expenses, purses for races, and profits for the operator. In some jurisdictions, the government may also receive a share of the takeout.
The electronic sign on the infield that displays odds, betting pools, and racing information.
A bet that chooses the 3 horses – 1st, 2nd and 3rd in exact order.
A bet where the 3 horses chosen must finish 1st, 2nd, or 3rd – in any order in the same race.
A bet where the horse must finish in 1st place.