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Betting Details

Browse our information below to find details on where to bet and cash a ticket, Keeneland's wagering menu, payout rules and ore.


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April 5 - 26

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Keeneland Turf Pick 3

new wagering option!

Offered on the day’s FINAL 3 TURF RACES

$3 MINIMUM Appears as separate wager on tote machines and ADWs as “Keeneland Turf Pick 3”


Change in race surface for the second and third legs not made public prior to the start of the first race results in an All Win for runners that compete in the changed leg(s), and consolations for runners who scratch in the changed leg(s).

Wagering Menu & Takeout

Keeneland offers the following bets:

  • $1 Exactas (all races)
  • 50¢ Trifecta (races with at least five betting interests)
  • 10¢ Superfecta (races with at least six betting interests)
  • 50¢ Pick Three (the day's first Pick Three begins on the first race and continues thru the day; the final Pick Three encompasses the final three races)
  • $1 Rolling Doubles continuing throughout the card
  • 50¢ Pick Four (the first one begins on the day's second race; the second and final one covers the day's final four races)
  • $1 Super High Five (at least seven betting interests). Offered on last race of the day with 7 betting interests.
  • 50¢ Pick Five on 1st five races and last five races
  • $1 Pick Six on the last six races of the day
  • $1 Win, Place, Show
  • $3 Turf Pick Three - on last three turf races of the day

All other wagers, unless noted, have a $2 minimum

Keeneland's takeout is as follows:

  • Win, Place, Show – 16%
  • Exacta – 19.5%
  • Pick Five – 15%
  • Turf Pick Three – 15%
  • All other exotics – 22%

Where to Bet & Online Wagering


Red Mile – Wednesday thru Sunday year-round.

Keeneland – Open only during periods of live racing

Bet from your Phone when You're at the Track

When you come to the races, Keeneland makes it easy and convenient for you to bet using your smartphone or tablet.

No Waiting

No Window

No Leaving Your Seat

It’s Free

Visit Wagering Central, located under the grandstand near the finish line, and ask a BETologist to help you sign up for a Keeneland Select account, help you fund it and even make your first wager. You can also pick up some great handicapping tips while you’re there—for novices and expert bettors alike

Bet with a Clerk

State the Name of the track (i.e. Keeneland, Churchill Downs, Oaklawn, etc.)

State the Race Number

State the Amount of the bet

State the Type of bet

State the Number of the horse

Example: "Keeneland, 2nd Race, $7 to Win on Number 6."

Betting at a Self-Service Terminal

When placing a bet with a self-service machine, we suggest following these instructions.

Purchase a credit voucher from the designated machines or use a winning ticket.

Go to any self-service terminal.

Insert voucher or winning ticket and make your selections as prompted on the screen.

The machine deducts the cost of your bet from your credit voucher or winning ticket. If you win, cash in your ticket at a mutuel window or use it in the self-service machine.


The Basics

Learn how to make your picks and place your bets on your way to cashing a winning ticket.


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Everything you need to handicap world-class racing at Keeneland.