Night School Study Aid: Intra-race Wagers
By Dana Byerly, Hello Race Fans Co-founder
Are you planning on attending Night School tonight? Tonightâ€™s topic is intra-race wagering and we have content to help you prepare.
Intra-race wagering is exactly what it sounds like, a wager on a single race. Intra-race wagering runs the gamut from the simple to the complex. Wagering is at its most straightforward in the basics of win, place and show but when youâ€™re ready to branch out in search of more complex wagers with higher payouts you can try exactas, trifectas and superfectas.
Types of Pools and Wagers
If you’re not familiar with some of the exotic wagers (exacta, trifecta and superfecta), start with our overview of wagers.
Win, Place, Show: Finding Value in the Basics
A common misconception is that there is no value in the straightforward win, place and show pools.
Longshots Across the Board
Everyone loves longshots, but not everyone knows how to factor them in when wagering.
Show Me the Money
Is show betting only for suckers and small children or are there times when third place pays? Find out from confessions of a show bettor!
Some Considerations for Single Race Exotics
The psychological approach to handicapping single race exotics is markedly different from that of handicapping multi-race exotics, which focuses solely on picking winners. With exactas, trifectas or superfectas, the object is to pick not only the winner, but also those finishing up immediately behind the winner.
Fun with Superfectas
As the name suggests we offer some fun and easy ways get started with one of the more complex intra-race wagers.
Kentucky Derby Wagering Strategies
Donâ€™t let the name fool you, this wagering strategy piece is all about intra-race exotics.
Not sure what Night School is? Itâ€™s a free chat-based fan education tool that occurs every Tuesday night. You can check your local trackâ€™s site or just visit Night School here.