This is only a guide on the correct way to say your bet.  This is the way the mutuel teller puts your bet into the machine.  By saying the bet in this order it saves time and confusion on both sides.

1. The track.

2. The race number.

3. the dollar amount.

4. The type of wager.

5. Your horse number(s).

Ex.      ABC track, race 7, $2 Exacta box, 3 & 8.


2 things to note,

1. Dollar amount is the amount you are betting NOT the total cost of your ticket.   The example bet costs $4.  The reason is you are buying a $2 exacta 3 8, and also a $2 exacta 8 3.  The dollar amount is $2.  If you were to say $4, your ticket would cost $8.

2. Types of wagers are win, place, show, exacta, quinnella, trifecta, superfecta, daily double, pick 3, pick 4, pick 6 etc.  Box, key, and partial wheel are NOT TYPES OF WAGERS. They are ways to describe how you are wagering.

Knowing the correct way to bet not only will help you get your ticket faster,  but it will also help you make sure you got the exact bet you wanted.  That way if there is some confusion , it can be cleared up and corrected quickly.