# Should you bet on more than one horse?

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## Can you bet on more than one horse to win?

Remember, you are betting on one horse at a time. Racing analyst Joe Kristufek says in a video about betting, “Simple Wagering Strategies,” not to bet against yourself — don’t bet multiple horses to win one race. Once you feel comfortable with straight bets, it’s fun to advance to exotic wagers.

## Can you bet on two horses?

You bet an exacta by selecting a minimum two horses to finish first and second. These horses must finish first and second, in that order, for you to win the wager. If picking two horses in order sounds too difficult, you can “box” your wager.

## How do you bet two horses?

Exacta — Pick two horses in one race. If they finish 1st and 2nd, in exact order, you win.

Exotic Bets or Combination Wagers

1. If your horse finishes 1st, you win all three bets.
2. If your horse finishes 2nd, you win on the Place and Show bets.
3. If your horse finishes 3rd, you win on the Show bet.

## What is the most profitable bet in horse racing?

The Scoop 6 has been won by pin-sticker housewives and professional syndicates, all of whom will tell you that the most profitable horse racing bet is the Scoop 6. One syndicate pocketed £3,184,369 at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival.

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## Can you bet 4 horses in a trifecta?

With a trifecta, you will need to include three horses in your selection to finish in first, second, and third position, in that exact order. A superfecta bet is considered the most difficult, as you will need to include four horses in your selection to finish in the top 4 positions, in the exact order as well.

## What is the safest bet in horse racing?

“Straight” bets are your least complicated option and they’re the safest. These involve wagering that your horse will win, place or show, meaning that he’ll come in first, second or third, respectively. If you wager on him to win and he does indeed win, so do you. If he comes in second or third, you lose.

## What is a double bet horse racing?

The double bet is one of the most simple forms of a multiple that a punter can place and it is made up of two outright/single bets with the odds combined together into one. It is a popular way of betting for many across the world. To win a double bet, both selections must be successful.

## What’s the best way to bet on horses?

A fun way to bet on horse races that gets everyone in your party involved is a group show parlay. It works like this: Have each person ante up \$5, and pool the money. Each person in the group picks one race and one horse to bet to show. Place the first bet, and if you win, parlay the money on the next race and horse.

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## How do horse bets work?

A win bet means you bet on a specific horse to win the race. A place bet means the horse needs to finish second or first. A show bet means the horse you’re rooting for can place first, second or third. You win based on where the horse actually finishes, with exact selections paying out larger sums.