# How are horse race payouts calculated?

## How are horse race payouts calculated?

Your payout is calculated by subtracting the amount of winning dollars from the total pool, then dividing the remaining pool by the amount of cash bet on the winner, and finally adding back in the winning bet amount.

**How do horse payouts work?**

In its simplest form, horse racing payouts are dictated by $2 win bets. If you make a $2 win bet on a horse that goes off at 2-to-1, you would profit $4 and collect $6 with your returned investment. The track will display “Will Pay” amounts for each horse and for each bet type.

### How much money do you get if you win a horse race?

Typically, the winner is paid 60 percent of the total purse, and second place is paid, 20% to second place, 10% to third, 5% to 4th, 3% to 5th, and 2% to 6th. From horses’ earnings, jockey and training fees are paid.

**What is the biggest payout in horse racing?**

Coyote Den showed 99-1 odds on the toteboard because that’s as high as it goes, but true odds were 186-1 in Race 2 Thursday night and that led to an all-time record $374 payoff on a $2 win ticket at Remington Park.

#### How are bet payouts calculated?

Calculating the Payouts for the Win Place Show Bets

- From that odds ratio, you take the first number and multiply it by 2 (remember, if the odds is a whole number, place that over a 1 – for example, 7 would be 7/1)
- You take that number and divide it by the second number of the odds ratio.

**How are horse bets calculated?**

To calculate the exact odds on your horse, just subtract the take from the total pool, then subtract the amount bet on your horse to give you the amount of cash to be paid out.

## What happens if you bet 10 dollars on every horse?

What it means is that you’ll receive $10 in winnings for every dollar you bet on that horse if it wins. So, if you place a standard $2 bet, you will walk off with $22 — $20 in winnings (2 times 10) plus the return of your original $2.

**Can you make money from horse racing?**

Unsurprisingly, many people each year want to know “can you make money from horse racing?”, and the answer is simple: yes, but only if you’re willing to make some effort, this could be either by becoming familiar with how to read form or investing in a proven horseracing tipping service.

### How much does a jockey get for winning a horse race?

A winning jockey is entitled to 10% of the horse owner’s share of the purse. What is this? So, if a race has a purse of $100,000, the winning horse owner will typically receive 60% of it, which is $60,000. Then, the jockey will get 10% of that, which would equal $6,000.

**What is the largest bet ever made?**

William Lee Bergstrom (1951 – February 4, 1985) commonly known as The Suitcase Man or Phantom Gambler, was a gambler and high roller known for placing the largest bet in casino gambling history at the time amounting to $777,000 ($2.44 million present day amount) at the Horseshoe Casino, which he won.

#### What is the largest trifecta payout ever?

The largest superfecta payout ever was an astonishing $864,253 on the 2005 Kentucky Derby. Can you imagine staking $1 on a horse race and winning nearly a million dollars?

**How do you calculate payoffs in horse racing?**

Payoffs use the actual odds and are rounded down to the nearest nickel or dime, depending on the rules at that track. This rounding is called breakage. If you want to calculate the exact win odds on a horse, you will need to use a couple of other figures from the tote board:

## How are the odds calculated in horse racing?

Payoff odds in horse racing are calculated by sharing the remaining pool (after takeout) among all placed bets. Whether a favorite wins or it’s the longest shot on the board, the track or simulcast outlet gets the same percentage out of your wager.

**What’s the payoff for a wager of$ 2?**

In the latter example, a bet of $2 means you would get $42 back for a winning wager. Payoffs use the actual odds and are rounded down to the nearest nickel or dime, depending on the rules at that track.

### How much money do you get when you bet on horses?

The total pool is all the money bet on all the horses to win, but it is not the amount that will actually be paid out to the holders of winning tickets. Before the track pays off the winners, they deduct the “take,” which is generally between 14 and 20 percent and is different in every state.