Step 1: Decide How Much to Bet
The minimum "basic" bet is $2. You can bet more if you want. It's always up to you!
Step 2: Pick Your Horse
You can pick a horse because you like its name, number or colour. That's the fun way. Another way is to pick a horse because of a jockey's or driver's record, or the horse's past performance.
A race program, available for a small fee, will give you this information for every horse and for every race being held. You don't need a race program to pick a horse, but it does help!
Step 3: Pick Your Basic Bet
Your horse must finish first.|
Your horse must finish first or second.|
Your horse must finish first, second or third.|
Once you've mastered the basic bets, you're ready to try other types of bets like the Daily Double, Exactor, Triactor, Superfecta, Pick 3, Pick 4 or Pick 6.
They're similar to making a basic bet, and a whole lot more fun. Because when you win a bet like these, you can win more money!
To help make these bets, we have included some examples below.
Choose a Betting Window to Place Your Bet
Once you've decided on the dollar amount, horse and bet type, you're ready to place your bet.
When you get to the betting window here's all that you have to say when you get there:
Put it all together and say: "Woodbine, race 1, two dollars on number 7 to win."
Your tell will collect your money and print out your ticket. Be sure to check your ticket to confirm it's the bet you want.
Choose a Self-Serve Terminal to Place Your Bet
When you get to a Self-Serve Terminal here's all you have to do when you get there:
Deposit money via dollar bills, voucher or Cash Card.|
Press/Tap the track you would like to bet: Woodbine|
Press/Tap the Race Number: Race #1|
Press/Tap the Bet Amount: $2|
Tap the Horse Number: #7|
Press/Tap the Bet Type: Win|
Press/Tap the "Finish With Receipt" button.|
Be sure to check your ticket to confirm it's the bet you want.
After the Race
When the race is "official" take your ticket and check it against the official results to see if your ticket is a winner.