Horse Betting: Exotics Bets Strategies

With a big weekend of horse racing coming up at Remington Park and Opening Day at San Anita this Friday I wanted to discuss some Exotic Bet Strategies that I like.

Here are some examples of placing a Part-Wheel wager.

Exacta: If your Key horse is the 5 horse, and you think the only other horse that can beat him is the 1 horse; Play; Exacta 1, 5 with 1, 3, 5, 7. Here you can cover the 1 and the 5 while adding 2 other horses in the place position with the cost being only $6.00 ($1.00 wager) or  Using the same logic; 1, 5 with 1, 5 with 3, 7 which is only a $4.00 play.

Superfecta Play: Use the same logic; 1, 5 with 1, 5 with 3, 7 with 3, 7 which is only $4.00 as well. Adding horses to the 3rd and 4th position increases your coverage for a few dollars more.


10-Cent Superfecta

I like playing the 10-cent superfecta because it gives you a chance at a big payoff without having to spend a lot of money. Find a race with eight or more horses in which you can narrow down the winner to a single horse. When you have a key horse or two, it makes it much more affordable to add extra horses in the lower legs. Also remember that the bigger the field, the higher your potential payoff will be.

As we have talked about before there are so many ways to play the horses. All of these strategies above can be applied to my horse plays.  If your headed to the track and can play a $6 Exacta for the 10 races for only $60 I think that is a very reasonable and easy on your bankroll. 

Hopefully you can use some of the above suggestions to help you become a winner at the track.