How to bet guide

Step 1 – Pick a horse
Some people pick their horses based on familiar names or lucky numbers and just have fun with it. Other prefer to study the program and past performances or simply follow the selections at the bottom of the each page.

Step 2 – Place your bet
Once you picked your horse, chose the kind of bet and the amount you wish to wager. You can go to a mutual seller counter or a self service terminal to place your bet on your own. You can also register for HPI bet and bet online!

Step 3 – Cheer them home!
As he race starts, follow your horse by the saddle pad color, which is indicated in the program, or by the driver’s colors. The announcer will declare he official winner.

Basic Bets

Win: Horse must finish in first position
Place: Horse must finish in first or second position
Show: Horse must finish in first, second or third position

Feeling lucky?

Exacta: Pick 2 horses for first and second position in exact order.
Excta box: Pick 2 horses or more. They need to come first and second position in either order.
Trifecta: Pick 3 horses or more and they must finish first, second and third in exact order.
Trifecta box: Pick 3 horses or more and must finish first, second and third in any order.
Trifecta key: Pick 3 horses or more. One horse will be horse to win and your remaining two will be in second and third place, in either order.
Superfecta: Pick 4 horses or more and they must finish first, second, third and fourth in exact order.
Superfecta box: Pick 4 horses or more and they finish first, second, third and fourth in any order.
Superfecta key: Pick 4 horses or more. One horse will be the horse to win and your remaining three will be in second and third place, in either order.

How does it Work?
Horse owners, trainers, and drivers race horses for the purse (prize money). Fans bet for the thrill and reward of winning. At Rideau Carleton Raceway we have hundreds of winners every fifteen minutes. Approximately 75% of all money wagered is paid back to the bettors, divided by the tote board computer into win, place, show, exactor, triactor and superfecta payoffs as well as 1 pick 3 and daily double. With these kinds of odds it’s a sure bet you’ll have a great night.

Want to keep it simple? Just ask one of our Red Hat girls to help you place a bet in our dining room. Little effort for a lot of fun!
You must be 18 or older to bet!