Racing 101

How to place a bet:

You can place a bet or cash in your winning tickets at any pari-mutuel window. Just be sure to include this information:

Track: Tell the clerk which track and race number you would like to bet on. For example “Jacksonville, race 5”, “Palm Beach, race 8”, or “Calder, race 10”.

Denomination: Tell the clerk the dollar amount you wish to bet such as “two dollars”, “five dollars”, and so on.

Type of bet: Say “win”, “place”, or “show”. You can also bet quiniela, trifecta and superfecta combinations. ( See Common Bets)

Program number: State the number of the greyhound(s) on which you wish to bet.

Wagering – Information

What is Pari-mutuel racing?
Originated by a Frenchman, Pierre Oller, the word means “among ourselves”. The track is a host for the races, and has no interest in which greyhounds win or lose. The bettor never bets against the track, only against other betters. The track merely holds the money wagered until the finish of the race and pays the winning ticket holds accordingly.

How are payoff prices determined?
The win price is the result of dividing the amount of money wagered on the winner into the total win pool, less lawful deductions. The place pool is divided between the two greyhounds and each half is apportioned to ticket holders appropriately based on the number of tickets held. The show pool is split into three divisions and apportioned accordingly to the number of valid tickets held. All other pools (i.e., quiniela, perfecta, trifecta, etc.) are determined similarly.

What is the grading system for greyhounds?
There are six grades of greyhounds indicated by A, B, C, D, E and M (Maiden). A race is generally comprised of the same grade, the winner of the race will advance until reaching grade A. Generally if a greyhound fails to finish in the top 3 in three consecutive starts in the same grade that greyhound will be lowered one grade except in D where a greyhound may fail to finish 4th or better in four consecutive starts before being lowered.

Wagering – Common Bets

Wagering – Betting Format

14 Race Matinee Betting Format
Evening Performances: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
Matinee Performance: Wednesday

Race Available Wagers
1 Win, Place, Show, Daily Double, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Superfecta
2 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Superfecta, (2nd Half Daily Double)
3 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Superfecta
4 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Quiniela Double, Superfecta
5 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Superfecta, (2nd Half Quiniela Double)
6 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, $1 Tri-Super, Superfecta
7 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Superfecta
8 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Superfecta, (2nd Half Tri-Super)
9 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Superfecta
10 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Superfecta, $1 Twin-Trifecta
(Forced out Monday & Friday)
11 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Superfecta
12 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Superfecta, (2nd Half Twin-Trifecta)
13 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Quiniela Double, Superfecta
14 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Superfecta, (2nd Half Quiniela Double)

14 Race Evening Betting Format
Evening Performances: Friday and Saturday
Matinee Performances: Saturday and Sunday

Race Available Wagers
1 Win, Place, Show, Daily Double, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Superfecta
2 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Superfecta, (2nd Half Daily Double)
3 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Superfecta
4 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Quiniela Double, Superfecta
5 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Superfecta, (2nd Half Quiniela Double)
6 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, $1 Tri-Super, Superfecta
7 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Superfecta
8 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Superfecta, (2nd Half Tri-Super)
9 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Superfecta
10 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Superfecta, $1 Twin-Trifecta
(Forced out Monday & Friday)
11 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Superfecta
12 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Superfecta, (2nd Half Twin-Trifecta)
13 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Quiniela Double, Superfecta
14 Win, Place, Show, Perfecta, Quiniela, Trifecta, Superfecta, (2nd Half Quiniela Double)
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