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How to bet

Choose Your Race

The next race up, or wherever you want to put
your money!

Choose your Horse

Pick your favourite name, pick your favourite
number, or just close your eyes and point!

Choose your Bet

You can bet as much or as little as you want,
whether it be $1 or $1,000,000!

Place your Bet!

Woo hoo, you made it this far! Just one step to
go. Head on up to the friendly folks at the tote,
and tell them your race, your horse, the
amount you'd like to bet and the type of bet
you'd like to place.

Betting Types

  • Win

    As easy as it sounds, choose the horse that you think will finish first.

  • Place

    Choose a runner to finish in first, second or third place. (if there are 8 or more runners).

  • Each-way

    An each-way bet is like having two bets in one. It combines a win and a place bet on the same runner. If your runner wins you will collect both the win and the place dividend or if your runner comes in second or third you will collect the place dividend. A “$1 Each Way”costs $2.

  • Quinella

    Choose two runners to come in 1st and 2nd in either order. Finding it hard to choose? Pick 3 or more runners and ask for a 'boxed' quinella. Boxing 3 horses will cost you $3.

  • Trifecta

    Choose three runners to come 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order. The runners must come in the order you select. Not feeling confident? Box 3 or more horses up and sit back and relax as the order they finish in doesn't matter, just that they all finish in the top 3! Boxing 3 horses in a trifecta will cost you $6.

  • Easybet

    Can’t decide? Take an Easybet, racing’s equivalent to a lucky dip. Easybets are available for all of the above bets. Just ask the TAB operator for an Easybet, tell them how much you want to spend and the computer will pick the runner(s) for you.

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