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.
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:
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”.
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)
State the number of the greyhound(s) on which you wish to bet.
Wagering – Common Bets
The first greyhound to cross the finish line wins. You win if your selection finishes first.
The second greyhound to cross the finish line places. You win if your selection finishes either second or first.
The third greyhound to cross the finish the line shows. You win if your selection finishes third, second or first.
The Daily Double:
You win if you pick the winners of the first and second races. To bet you say “$2 daily double on 3 (your pick to win in the first race) and 5 (your pick to win in the second race)”. Your bet must be placed before the closing bell of the first race.
(Minimum bet $2) Pick two greyhounds to finish first and second, in either order, in any single race. To bet you say “$2 quiniela, numbers 5 and 6”. If the greyhound finishes either 5-6 or 6-5, you win.
Pick three or more greyhounds. You win if any two finish first and second. To bet you say “$2 quiniela box on 4,5 and 6”. You are making three separate bets so your minimum bet is $6. If they finish 4-5, 4-6, 6-4, 6-5, 5-4 or 5-6 you win! You can box as few as three or as many as eight.
Quiniela Double is a combination bet of the winning quinielas in the last two races. Purchase Quiniela Double tickets prior to the next to last race, selecting two greyhounds to win and place in either order in the last two races. See the Official Racing Program for an explanation of different kinds of combination wagers.
The Perfecta is similar to the Quiniela, except the two greyhounds must finish in the exact order and the minimum bet $3. To bet you ” $3 Perfecta, 5-6.” If the greyhounds finish 5-6, you win!
Pick the first three greyhounds to cross the finish line in their exact order. To bet you say: “$2 trifecta numbers 7,4 and 5.” If they finish 7-4-5 you win!
$1 Trifecta Box:
Pick three greyhounds to finish first, second and third, in any order. To bet you say “$1 trifecta box 2,3 and 5.” If they finish 2-3-5, 2-5-3, 3-2-5, 3-5-2, 5-2-3 or 5-3-2, you win! You are actually making six $1 bets, so your total bet is $6.
$1 Trifecta Key:
Pick you favorite greyhound to win, then two or more others to place and show (any order). To bet you say “$1 trifecta key on 1 with 2 and 3.” If they finish 1-2-3, 1-3-2, you win! You are actually making two $1 bets so your total bet is $2.
$1 Trifecta Wheel:
In a trifecta wheel you “tie up” one greyhound to finish win (first), place (Second), or show (third). To bet you say “$1 trifecta wheel on number 4 to win.” If number 4 does come in first you in because you have “tied-up” all other combinations. Because there are 42 different combinations your total bet is $42.
The Twin-Trifecta is a combination of the 10th (1st half) and 12th (2nd half) races. Purchase Twin Trifecta tickets PRIOR TO THE RUNNING OF THE 10TH RACE. Twin Trifecta tickets are sold in denominations of $1 with a minimum $1 bet. Select the exact order of finish of the first three greyhounds in the 10th race. A bettor winning the 10th race MUST exchange the ticket to select the exact order of finish if the first three greyhounds in the 12th race. The bettor is also entitled to the amount of money the 10th race 1st half ticket paid. A winning ticket from the 10th race (1st half) MUST be exchanged in order to participate in the second half of the Twin-Tri before the bell closes all terminals for the 12th race.
Pick the first four greyhounds to cross the finish line in their exact order. To bet you say “$2 superfecta number 7, 1, 5 and 8.” If they finish 7-1-5-8 you win!
Pick four or more greyhounds to finish first, second, third and fourth, any order.
In a Superfecta Key bet you “tie up” one greyhound to finish in first, second, third or fourth keyed with 3 or more greyhounds. To bet you say “$1 superfecta key number 1 to place with 5, 7, and 8.” If the greyhounds finish 5-1-7-8, 7-1-5-8, 8-1-7-5, 8-1-5-7, 5-1-8-7 or 7-1-8-5, you win!
Wagering – Betting Format
|14 Race Betting Format|
|Evening Performances: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday Matinee Performance: Wednesday|
|15 Race Betting Format|
|Evening Performances: Friday and Saturday Matinee Performances: Saturday and Sunday|