The Key Horse Must Finish in the Exact Position

When placing a wheel bet, the horse whose position specifically is named is called the “key.” While the other horse or horses can finish in any particular order to cash a winning ticket, the key horse must finish in that …

Betting the Wheel Can Pay Well

When it comes to handicapping a race, some bettors might have a strong idea of the position in which a particular horse will finish and general idea of the other horses that might compete for the win. When reasonably certain …

Time Helps Educate Smart Bettors

After even just a couple of months of laying timely wagers and paying attention to race outcomes, a beginning bettor can get a better understanding of horses, jockeys, tracks, surface types and racing conditions and make more informed wagers later. …

Betting Every Race Can Be Costly

Unless a bettor truly has information on most horses running at a particular track and knows about workout schedules, jockey results and other factors that will influence the outcomes, betting on every race can be a sure loser. Beginning bettors …

Some Ideal Categories to Track

When assessing horses for various win potentials, among factors for which bettors should always account are track, surface type, race length, track conditions. So when a race is run at Hollywood Park, the bettor can record the order of finish …

Horses Can Win Career-Level Purses at ‘Stakes’ Horse Races

When it comes to horse racing in North America, no races are bigger than stakes races, which include the most prestigious and richest horse races in the United States. A stakes race is for thoroughbred horses only and is called …

Allowance Races Boost Winnings Potential

After graduating from Claiming Races, horses are run in Allowance Races that have larger purses and in which all horses are owned and not up for sale. Allowance races have preset conditions under which they will be run, including the …

Claiming Races Allow Trainers to Claim New Horses

When a horse runs in a claiming race, it has a price tag affixed to it that anyone can pay to buy the horse before the race begins. If the horse wins or earns money, the owner at the outset …

Different Types of Horse Races

In order to race in the prestigious Kentucky Derby and compete for the rare triple crown of horse racing, the owner of a horse first must bring it up through qualifying competitions in order to qualify for the top racing …

Exacta Wheel Offers More Options

Depending on the number of horses run in a race, it’s possible to lay a small wager and cover every possible finish with the key horse winning. If there are seven horses in a particular race, the bettor can ask …