The Keeneland Guide to Betting


Live racing at Keeneland is exciting whether you make a bet or not. But it's even more fun when you cash a winning ticket. Use this guide below to learn the basics of betting – from how to choose your bet, to how to place your bet at the window and more. Good luck!

Step no. 1
Choose your bet
Ordered Finish Position
Unordered Finish Position
Order of finish
Wildcard Finish Position
Box Bet
1st
2nd
3rd
4th

Win

Finish in 1st

Ordered Finish Position
Ineligible
Ineligible
Ineligible

Place

Finish in 1st or 2nd

Unordered Finish Position
Unordered Finish Position
Ineligible
Ineligible

Show

Finish in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd

Unordered Finish Position
Unordered Finish Position
Unordered Finish Position
Ineligible

Across the Board

Win, place or show for a single horse on one ticket

Ordered Finish Position
Ordered Finish Position
Ordered Finish Position
Ineligible

Exacta

Finish in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd

Ordered Finish Position
Ordered Finish Position
Ineligible
Ineligible
1st
2nd
3rd
4th

Exacta Box

First two in any order

Wildcard Finish Position
Wildcard Finish Position
Ineligible
Ineligible

Trifecta

First three in exact order

Ordered Finish Position
Ordered Finish Position
Ordered Finish Position
Ineligible

Trifecta Box

First three in any order

Wildcard Finish Position
Wildcard Finish Position
Wildcard Finish Position
Ineligible

Superfecta

First four in exact order

Ordered Finish Position
Ordered Finish Position
Ordered Finish Position
Ordered Finish Position
Step No. 2
Find a place to make your bet

Home

Bet from home with Keeneland Select

Betting Window

Go to a window

Mobile Device

Bet from your Mobile Device

Self Service Machine

Use a Self-Service Machine

Step No. 3
Place your bets

At the window, say the following in order:

Part 1

Name of Track

Part 2

Race Number

Part 3

Amount of Bet

Part 4

Type of Bet

Part 5

Number of Horse(s)

For Example: