Amazinz wrote: SaintsOfTheDiamond wrote:
The superfecta was $1.7 million
I surprisingly don't know a whole lot about horse racing, but I can't believe that kind of payout comes along to often, even on the superfecta.
I have only been to a track a few times and a couple of times to OTB so I don't know a lot about it either but I'm pretty sure payoffs on a Superfecta are not normally that large. Also it's not like a throwing $2 down. The size of the bet depends on the race and if the payoff was that much I'd imagine the bet was pretty sizable.
no that was just for a $2 superfecta, which is just $2 if you bet the exact winning combo for $2. tris and supers will ususally not be bet straight up though. a partial wheel is common, i.e. when i won the tri a few years ago i did a $1 partial wheel of 5/13/16 over 5/13/16 over all, which means that 5,13, or 16 could come in first and second and any horse could come in thrid. there were 90 possible combinations, so my total bet was $90. it would have been $180 if it was a $2 partial wheel. If you add another "over all" to play the superfecta, the total bet for a $1 jumps to over $1000, depending on how many horses there are.