Horse Racing Betting
Horse racing betting is available every day at Diamond sportsbook as you can bet on horse races at many different racetracks around the world. There are a number of different options for each race starting with win, place and show wagers and continuing with exotic wagers like exacta, trifecta, the Daily Double, pick three, pick four and pick six, etc.
And the best part about horse racing betting is that you can make multiple wagers over and over again throughout the day at the online racebook and have continual action. Let’s take a closer look at horse racing betting and some of the big races for the year like the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup.
Horse Racing Bets
Win, place and show – This means that if you bet on a horse to win in horse betting he must win the race, if you are betting to place he must finish first or second, and if you are betting to show he must finish first, second or third.
Quinella, exacta, trifecta, Daily Double, Pick Three, Pick Four and Pick Six - The exacta is picking the exact order of finish of the first two horses in a horse betting race. A quinella is similar, but your two horses can finish in any order as long as they run first and second in horse betting. A trifecta is a horse racing wager in which you predict the order of the first three horses. A Daily Double is where you are predicting the winner of two consecutive races, usually the first two or the last two on the card.
With a Pick Three you must select the winner of three consecutive races and with the Pick Four you must correctly pick the winner of four straight races. Pick Threes are usually available on any three races while the Pick Four is a group of track-selected races, normally the last four races. The Pick Six can also be available and it is normally the last six races on the card or the last six races on the card except the final race.
Triple Crown Races
The most popular race of the year in horse racing betting is the Kentucky Derby. It is the first race in the Triple Crown and it is by far the most popular race of the year. It is held the first Saturday of May each year. Two weeks later is the Preakness Stakes and three week after the Preakness is the Belmont Stakes. A horse must win all three races to win the Triple Crown, something that has not been done since 1978.
While the Kentucky Derby is the most popular single race of the year, the Breeders’ Cup is the most popular two days of horse racing. The Breeders’ Cup takes place each year in early November with five races on Friday and nine on Saturday including the Breeders’ Cup Classic which is the highlight of the horse racing card on Saturday.