# What does it mean to bet the field?

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## What does field mean in racing?

So in horse racing, you’re betting on a horse to lose. So to “lay the field” is betting against every horse in the race! At first glance, this sounds like a crazy approach, after all, one horse HAS to win right? The success in this strategy comes from the prices you set and the number of horses that you match.

## How do you bet the field in horse racing?

How to place a wager on a horse race

1. State the name of the racetrack.
2. State what number race you’re betting.
3. State the dollar unit of your bet.
4. State the type of wager. …
5. State the number of the horse or horses you’re using.
6. Check your ticket before you leave the window.

## What does \$5 the field mean?

The cost of a Win / Place bet is \$1 for one full unit, i.e. 100% of the relevant dividend. … If you place a \$5 Win bet on a horse you will receive 500% of whatever betting product – i.e. Tote or Fixed Odds – selected for the wager.

## How does a field bet work?

The field price is combined price of every runner in the field (besides the favourite) to win the race. … If you back the field betting option, then you need any runner other than the listed favourite in the race to win to be paid out.

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## What does backing the field mean?

in horse racing, to bet against a particular horse or horses, that some one of all the other horses, collectively designated “the field”, will win. See under Back, v. t.

## What is the safest bet in horse racing?

“Straight” bets are your least complicated option and they’re the safest. These involve wagering that your horse will win, place or show, meaning that he’ll come in first, second or third, respectively. If you wager on him to win and he does indeed win, so do you. If he comes in second or third, you lose.

## How often do 100 1 horses win?

On average the strike rate is around 0.3% so it is expected that there will be many runners, but few winners to get back to that level. Out of all those runners only R Hannon has had two 100/1 winners. One jockey has had three 100/1 winners.

## How much does 3/5 odds pay?

Odds with \$2 Minimum Payoff for Horse Racing

Odds \$2 Payoff
3/5 \$3.20
4/5 \$3.60
1/1 \$4.00
6/5 \$4.40

## What does place Md mean?

Maryland (United States postal abbreviation MD)

## Does a place bet pay if the horse wins?

In Horse Racing, this is the number of runners in a race. Where there are 8 or more runners in a race, a place is paid on first, second and third places. Where there are 7, 6 or 5 runners in a race, a place is paid on first and second places only. This will be shown in the race result as No Third Dividend.

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## Do I win if my horse came 3rd?

If your horse comes home first (wins), both the ‘Win’ and ‘Place’ parts of your bet will pay out. But if your horse only places, you will lose the ‘Win’ part of your bet. You will still collect on the ‘Place’ part of your bet if your horse finishes 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th or 6th*.