Pick 4 Horse Racing Bet

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Understanding Horse Racing Pick 4 Betting

Think it’s fun to win selecting a winner in one horse race? Try selecting four in a row with a Pick 4 Horse Racing bet!

What is a Pick 4 bet in horse racing?

With a Pick 4 bet, you win if you correctly select the winners of four consecutive horse races.

What is the minimum stake on a Pick 4 bet?

The minimum stake is usually $.50 for a Pick 4 bet.  Online Pick Four bets have the same minimum stake as betting Pick 4s at the track.


How much can I win on a Pick Four bet?

Winnings on pick four bets are unlimited and are determined by the pari-mutuel system where all the winning tickets share the pool of money collected (less the money the track takes as commission). If you had wagered the $0.50 Pick 4 minimum and correctly picked the Friday Pick 4 at the 2013 Breeder's Cup… 

… The Pick 4 payoff would have been a jaw-dropping $29,725. This represents nearly a 60,000-1 payout.

Can I select more than one horse in each leg of a Pick 4?

Yes! If you aren't sure who to single in a particular race, you can narrow down the choices (and the cost of your ticket) by selecting several horses. Or you can go expensive and take ALL the horses in a single race. Just be careful to watch the cost of your ticket.

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