How to Use the Online Wagering Interface

My Favorite Tracks
Click edit and then use the drop down menu to select the tracks you like to appear in this section. When you save these tracks, they will appear on the console on the top of your screen. You can change these tracks every day, depending on which tracks are running. To see odds or probables, or to place a wager on a favorite track, just click on the track name on the main betting page.
My Account
This section shows your ID number and running account balance. Click on Fund if you wish to make a deposit into your account.
Drop Down Menu to Switch Tracks
Located directly under the SaratogaBets logo in the top left-hand corner of the main betting page. Simply click the down arrow and select the track on which you would like to wager or see odds, information or probables. As you switch to the track you prefer, the minutes to post and the race number for the next available race will be displayed next to the track's name.
Live Video
Allows you to view a live feed from a list of tracks. Simply click on live video and then click on the track you wish to watch, and the live feed will appear if available.
Race Info
Shows the purse and race conditions for the currently selected race.
Handicapping Store
Click here to view a selection of handicapping and past performance information from sources including Equibase and Trackmaster. Purchases from the Handicapping Store are debited directly from your account, and can be downloaded for viewing or printing.
Schedule
Shows you which tracks are available for viewing and wagering today as well as for upcoming dates.
Scratches & Changes
Selecting this section allows you to view the scratches and changes for the tracks that are available that day.
Info
Shows the horse's age, sire and dam followed by the trainer, jockey (with jockey's weight in brackets).
Probables
Shows the current probable payoffs for exacta's or daily doubles, if applicable. For example, if you want to see what an exacta of number 5 onto 2 is paying, simply look at the vertical column and find the 5. You then match it up with the 2 on the horizontal column to see the probable price. Note: The probable price indicates what the payoff would be if the race went off at that point in time. Until the pools officially close, odds change all the time, so this is just an indicator of what type of prices to expect and not an official price.
Pools
This shows how much money is bet to win, place, show, etc. in real time for the current race selected.
Results
This is where to find out the prices of races made official for today's races at the track selected.

How to Bet

  1. Click the type of bet you want to make.
  2. Click the amount of your base bet or type it into the box marked Other. For example, to place an $8 wager, you would only need to type the number 8 in the box.
  3. Select your horse(s) you wish to wager on.
  4. Your potential wager will appear in the "Your Ticket" Box.
  5. You have a choice to PLACE BET NOW (send the bet immediately), or clear the bet (discard the bet) or QUEUE BET (transferring your wager to the Queued Bet box, located on the lower right side of the interface, for wagering at any time before the race begins).
  6. Confirm that this is the wager you wish to make by selecting OK when prompted in the popup window.
The Queued Bet Box
Using the queued bet box provides the astute bettor the opportunity to prepare for multiple wagering situations/opportunities that arise in the final minutes to post time. By placing multiple wagers into the queue you will now have the ability to make a split second decision on which wager to send based on your pool wagering strategies. This allows you the opportunity to see the majority of the money in the pool before making the decision. A player who uses probable payoffs and makes their selections based on value than the Queue is for you.
History
This shows a history of the bets that you have made that day via the wagering interface. Note: You may have sent a bet in your history that wasn't accepted because, for example, the race went off before the bet made it into the pool. However the wagers that are in the history section that are accompanied by a serial number were submitted on time.
Receipt
In this section you can view bets that have been officially accepted and receipts for bets that have been placed in the past. View your activity by clicking on the specific wager in the history section.

How to Make Different Types of Bets

Win Place or Show
  1. Click the type of wager you want to make.
  2. Click the amount of your base bet. Note: A base bet is not necessarily the amount you are wagering. If you select $5 as a base bet and then bet on two horses, the amount of the wager in Your Ticket will be $10.
  3. Check the box next to the horse(s) you want to bet on.
  4. Either Place Bet Now, or Queue the bet (see above).

Note: You can change your selection by clicking on a checked box and then checking another box, or by clearing the bet (located just above the Your Ticket box).
Exacta
  1. Click Exacta under bet type.
  2. Click the amount of your base bet.
  3. Click the horse(s) you want in the first position in the first leg box.
  4. Click the horse(s) you want to run second in the second leg box.
    Note: If you want to box the exacta you have to check off the horses you wish to include in the box in both the first and the second leg.
  5. Either Place Bet Now, or Queue the bet.
Trifecta
  1. Click Trifecta under bet type.
  2. Click the amount of your base bet.
  3. Click the horse(s) you want in the first position in the first leg box.
  4. Click the horse(s) you want in the second position in the second leg box.
  5. Click the horse(s) you want in the third position in the third leg box. Note: If you want to box the trifecta you have to check off the horses you want to box in all three leg positions.
  6. Either Place Bet Now or Queue the Bet.
Quinella
  1. Click Quinella under bet type.
  2. Click the amount of your base bet.
  3. Click the horses you want to play in the quinella in both the first and second leg boxes.
  4. Either Place Bet Now or Queue the Bet.
Superfecta
  1. Click Superfecta under bet type.
  2. Click the amount of your base bet.
  3. Click the horse(s) you want in the first position in the first leg box.
  4. Click the horse(s) you want in the second position in the second leg box.
  5. Click the horse(s) you want in the third position in the third leg box.
  6. Click the horse(s) you want in the fourth position in the fourth leg box.
    Note: If you want to box the Superfecta you have to check off the horses you want to box in all four leg positions.
  7. Either Place Bet Now or Queue the Bet.
Pentafecta
  1. Click Pentafecta / Super Hi-5 under bet type.
  2. Click the horse(s) you want in the first position in the first leg box.
  3. Click the horse(s) you want in the second position in the second leg box.
  4. Click the horse(s) you want in the third position in the third leg box.
  5. Click the horse(s) you want in the fourth position in the fourth leg box.
  6. Click the horse(s) you want in the fifth position in the fifth leg box. Note: If you want to box the Pentafecta / Super Hi-5 you have to check off the horses you want to box in all five leg positions.
Daily Doubles, Pick 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, and any pick All's.
  1. Click the type of bet you want to make.
  2. Click the amount of your base bet.
  3. Click the horse(s) you want in the first leg. You will notice tabs appear over the horses name part of the interface.
  4. Click the second leg tab and click the horse(s) you want to play in the second leg. Continue, depending on how many legs are needed in the play.
  5. Either Place Bet Now or Queue the Bet
    Note: You must have at least one selection in each leg for a ticket to be either Sent or Queued.