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Horse Racing : Across the board vs show

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by LV_Bound, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. LV_Bound

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    Would you rather bet $2 across the board ($6 total) on a horse or bet $6 to show?
    And why?
    Is it something you always do or only do with specific odds?
     
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    depends on the odds... if i like a price horse, across the board, but in steps, like 2win,4place,6show....

    one of my fun things to do is a show parlay... start with 5 or 10 dollars, play your pick to show...
    if it hits, parlay...hit again parlay... was at saratoga a couple weeks ago... $15 to start.... 10th race had $495....
    7 or 11? i picked the 7.. should have picked the yo
     
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  3. Crambone

    Crambone Froggy went a riding he went a courtin'

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    Post deleted. 'apologies to OP
     
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  4. BlacklabberMike

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    that really answers the OP's ?:whistle:
     
  5. wanker751

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    Depends on the odds.. honestly though gun to my head choice $2 across then just a show bet
     
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    If the horse is a favorite ill do across the board, if hes a middle of the pack horse ill put it all on show, like poster above said show parlay can be a fun and cheap way to kill an hour or two
     
  7. azbob

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    actually if the horse is the fav you should skip the show ticket. If you want to lay $2.00 to get about $2.60 feel free, but that is pretty poor risk/reward. Try making the bets based on grouping odds. For instance, horses that are under 4:1 play win and place....those over 12 show...anything in the middle across the board. You can set your own parameters and change them based on your experience. It's more fun and rewarding to play the exacta box as you can pick three horses and if two of the three win/place, you win. Than can cost $6.00 for a dollar box and $12 for two dollars.
     
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    I like the show bet on horses that are about 10-15 to 1. They only have to come in 3rd and you will get about a 4-1 payout.
     
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    Don’t have much to add re: betting strategies, but we went to Parx this past weekend. After losing my buy in at the BJ tables, I walked over to the track and bet on some ponies and sat near the finish line. Had a lot of fun looking at the horses strut past and line up, run, then pose for photos in the winners circle. My colleague put $3 on #3 and cashed it for $40.50. I probably dropped about $40.

    Bottom line, it was a fun day at the track and I hope the industry can continue to coexist with the proliferation of casino gaming. Unfortunately, a track like Parx has such a valuable piece of land that is ripe for development. Just like what happened to Garden State, Brandywine and Liberty Bell tracks here in the Philly area.
     
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  10. grosx2

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    Skip the show bet, they hardly pay anything even on the medium shots, even less on the favorites.

    $10 WP is my typical non-exotic bet, I'll once in awhile do $5 across on a true longshot that I like, or maybe $5 WP on one and $5 PS on another, provided it's a decent sized field, but I would avoid show bets for the most part...the payout just isn't there for small to average fields.
     
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    I do a bet to win, and twice the amount to place.
     
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    Love betting the ponies, will be at the track this afternoon for some harness racing and simulcast. I rarely if ever bet across the board on a horse at $2.00. Years ago I hit a long shot betting w/p/s at the now gone Garden State Park in New Jersey. That track was as crooked as they come and was well known to have "certain" races where a huge longshot hit the board. My bets are stickily exacta's, trifecta's and the occasional superfecta's. I know people who bet nothing but show on any given race, some have done quit well.

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    I like a tiered approach for the medium shots, for the first or second favorite though, my win bet will equal or exceed my place bet. And strictly win on heavier favorites, though I try to avoid those for the most part.
     
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    Win and Place,say $2 Win and $4 Place and lay off the Show for the lousy return.
     
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    I play mostly rolling Pick3's and the late Pick 4 at SA or Dmr as the pool is guaranteed at least $300,000 on weekdays and $500,000 weekends. days like Derby say etc, it's usually i million.

    garden state...i remember that toilet.
     
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    Before or after the barbecue?

    I need to make it to Monmouth Park sometime. Heard good things about that place.

    When it was rebuilt, we went a couple times for Happy Hour. One time it was harness racing and I made a “dollar box exacta” bet, picked three horses for a $6 bet. I guess it was one of those races, I cashed out for $182. Never to be repeated.
     
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    before.... back in the 60's a friend of mine had a horse in a 2 year old stakes race. the horse was being prepped for the derby.... he bowed a tendon and never raced again.
     
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    Pretty much don’t bet on chalk unless to use it in a p4. Horses with odds 5-1 or better , I’ll ladder my bets across the board, especially in a race with a false favorite. If it doesn’t win, I’ll usually get at least my total bets back if it places or shows.

    I’m with you-show parlays are fun on days when your Horses just keep coming in 2nd and 3rd, or especially fun for beginners.
     
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  19. BlacklabberMike

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    it's a fun thing and you can get a thrill for little up front money....
    usually me and another guy or two take turns on the pick.
    doing at the book in vegas gets you drink tickets when you get up to $50 or more bets.
     
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