Taking a look at last year’s Pick 3 that ended with the Belmont. There was $965,420 in the pool and the payout for a $2 wager was $247.50. The win odds of the three winners were as follows:

Frosted at just over 2-1

Flintshire at around 3-5

Creator at 16-1

Even with a 16-1 shot in the mix and a lot of money in the pool you see that it’s hard to make back that amount.

The Pick 3 is a great multi-race bet to get your feet wet, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money to do it. My advice would be to look at the sequence and see who you like. If you like any longshots, try to a build a small ticket around those horses. Remember that the minimum wager is $.50, so you can put together a pretty stealthy ticket. Go play around with this wagering calculator:

https://www.americasbestracing.net/gambling-calculator

Using $.50 as the base wager here a few examples of ticket costs where the number represents the number of horses you’ve chosen in each race:

2 x 2 x 2 = $4

2 x 3 x 3 = $9

2 x 2 x 6 = $12

1 x 4 x 6 = $12

Here are a couple of posts we have on wagering strategy of mult-race exotics. Good luck, and we hope you cash some tickets!

http://helloracefans.com/wagering/singling-and-spreading/

http://helloracefans.com/wagering/singling-and-spreading/