The Daily Double is a bet where you try to predict the winner of two consecutive races. The standard wager amount is $1, but there are some tracks that have a $2 minimum wager for this bet. This was the first type of multi-race wager offered by tracks and is offered by almost any horse track in North America.
What is a Daily Double bet?
A daily double is a parimutuel wager offered by horse and dog racing tracks (and at jai alai frontons) in North America. Bettors wager on the winners of two races, pre-designated by the track for a particular race day. The Daily Racing Form’s glossary defines a daily double as two consecutive races.
How much does a Daily Double pay in horse racing?
In most cases for Daily Double and Pick 3 wagering, the minimum bet on a Daily Double in US horse racing is $2. You can bet more than that, which will raise your potential payback should you win. All Daily Double wagers must be in before the first race involved (also known as the first “leg” or “half” of the double).
How much does a double bet cost?
If you select one horse in the first leg into two horses in the second it will cost $2 per unit (100%), 1 x 2 = 2. If you had two horses in the first leg into three in the second it would cost you $6 per unit: 2 x 3 = 6. Basically you just need to multiply the number of selections.
What is McDonald’s Daily Double?
The Daily Double takes a McDouble, loses the mustard, ketchup and pickle and replaces them with shredded lettuce, a slice of tomato and a splash of mayo. This rebranding will cost you $1. At least you’re getting a new twist on things for your extra buck at McDonald’s.
How do you bet the top 3 horses?
If your horse finishes 1st, you win all three bets. If your horse finishes 2nd, you win on the Place and Show bets. If your horse finishes 3rd, you win on the Show bet.
What’s one more than a trifecta?
The superfecta is a type of wager in USA and Canada parimutuel betting in which the bettor, in order to win, must pick the first four finishers of a race in the correct sequence. …
Why is it called a Daily Double?
The daily double was the first so-called “exotic” wager offered by North American racetracks. Introduced in 1931 at Ottawa’s Connaught Park Racetrack, the wager was typically offered only for the first two races of each day’s program as an enticement for spectators to arrive early for the entire program.
How much does a 50 cent trifecta box cost?
so that as long as the winning horses are selected the ticket is a winner. Example: A 50- cent Tri Box 8-4-5 costs $3.00 because it covers the following 6 different trifecta combinations: 4-5-8, 4-8-5, 5-4-8, 5-8-4, 8-4-5, and 8-5-4.
What is the best bet in horse racing?
Types of Horse Racing Wagers (and Your Chances of Winning)
|Bet Type||Your Chances of Winning||Suggested Plays (Based upon a $100 Bankroll)|
|Show||Very good||$6 per horse|
|Place||Good||$5 per horse|
|Win||Average||$4 per horse|
|Quinella||Average||$2 quinella box using three horses costs $6|
What does a show bet pay?
“Today a show bet can pay $2.10 or $2.20. In the days with full fields, you could bet a horse that was first or second favorite and get $3.20.” A fun game for novices is the show parlay, where you take all the money you won on one race and just keep adding it to wagers you make in each subsequent race.
How do you calculate a double bet?
The odds for a double bet are worked out by taking the odds of each single bet and then multiplying those to create your double bet odds. The other way to work out double bet odds is that the money won from your first bet would be put as a stake on the second selection. See below for a double bet example.
Can you bet on the same horse twice?
As double bets are placed on the winner of the event, they must be had on separate events. For example, a bettor could not place a double bet on a horse to finish first and another to finish second in the same race; that would be a forecast bet.
How do you calculate a double forecast?
Simply multiply the number of pairs(doubles)in your selections by 2. 2 selections is 1 bet,or 2 if reversed forecast. 3 selections is 3 pairs times 2 = 6 reversed straight forecasts. 4 selections is 6 pairs times 2 = 12 reversed straight forecasts.