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How to Place a Bet

When placing your simulcast wagers, have ready:

[1] Name of track you wish to wager on
[2] Race number
[3] Amount you wish to wager
[4] Type of wager
[5] Program number(s).
Example: "Bluegrass Downs, seventh race, two dollars to win on number five."

Please check your tickets before leaving the window.

New to racing? It's a lot of fun! Read the 'How to Make a Bet'. Everyone at Bluegrass Downs is helpful and glad to answer any of your questions. We've got bets as easy as an "easy pick", and our tellers are happy to assist you.

Traditional Wagers

The basic wager is $2

You win if your horse finishes first.

You win if your horse finishes first or second.

You win if your horse finishes first, second, or third.

Placing a wager on your horse to win, place, and show. A $2 bet "across the board" would be a $6 wager.

Exotic Wagers

Picking two horses to finish first and second in exact order.

Picking three horses to finish first, second, and third in exact order.

Picking four horses to finish first, second, third, and fourth in exact order. Available in ten-cent denominations to encourage you to take a chance!!

Picking the winners of two races that are designated Daily Double races. Wagers must be placed before the running of the first of the two races.

Picking the winners of three races that are designated as Pick Three races. Wagers must be placed before the running of the first of the three races.

Picking the winners of six races that are designated as Pick Six races. Wagers must be placed before the running of the first of the six races.

Get into the action without leaving your house. Place your bets on most major tracks in the United States over the telephone through Bluegrass Downs. To begin, just call (800)755-1244 to request an enrollment form. Once the form is submitted and the account is approved, send in your betting funds and you are ready to make your wagers!

Advance Wagers
If you are making an advance wager, which would be a race after the upcoming one, state the race number before the wager.

Wagering here at Bluegrass Downs
Win, Place, Show and Exacta wagering is available in every race at Bluegrass Downs. We have an early Daily Double (on the first and second race) and a late Daily Double (on the last two races of the card, usually the 8th and 9th). Trifecta wagering is available on on all races with at least seven entries. Here at Bluegrass we also have self-wagering machines located throughout the Clubhouse. Simply purchase a voucher at the mutuel windows, deposit your voucher in the machine and follow the easy instructions to place your bet. We also offer a window just for new customers!!!

Still have questions?

Please e-mail us.

* Deposits and withdrawals to your betting account can be made anytime during operating hours.