Top 5 Favorite Wagers
By Dana Byerly, Hello Race Fans Co-founder
We asked our regular voters about their favorite wagers, how do they like to play and why? If you’re looking for some new ideas on wagering approaches, look no further!
We assigned points for each vote 1-5 and calculated a total to arrive at the final list. In some cases the answers were specific approaches (wheeling, boxing, etc.) or amounts so we’ve rolled all the wager types up to the basic wager. For example, votes for dime superfecta box, superfecta box and superfecta wheel all roll-up to superfecta.
And the winners are (including their score):
1. Exacta (7)
Cited by our panelists as a relatively easy and affordable way to make a nice score, the exacta wins by a comfortable margin!
2. Win (5)
The original and stand-by, gimmicks may come and go but our panelists still play to win.
3. Trifecta (4.2)
A great way to hit it big or play when there’s an overwhelming favorite that looks tough to beat, the trifecta brings up the bottom of the trifecta.
4. Pick 4 (4)
Coincidental that the Pick 4 is fourth with four points, no? Our panelists liked it the best of all multi-race exotics.
5. Pick 3 (3.6)
Last but not least, the still challenging Pick 3 makes it easier to maximize your bankroll for a decent score than other multi-race exotics.
Other wagers receiving votes include:
Daily Double (1)
Win Place Show (.08)
Pick 6 (.08)
Derby/Oaks Double (.04)
NYRA Grand Slam (.04)
Show Parlay (.04)
And last but not least, here’s what our panelists had to say about their selections…