Picking Your Horse

There is no right or wrong way to pick a horse. Here are some approaches that may work well for you:

1. Look at Past Performances in the NYRA Bets store to see how each horse has done in its most recent start.

2. Make a selection based on jockeys or trainers. Check out our NYRA leaderboard to see who is doing well during the current meet.

3. Find out who the experts like. Every track offers analysis from their in-house handicappers. Check out our NYRA Bets Expert Picks page.

The Different Bet Types

Bets Within Each Race

“Boxing” your choices in exacta, trifecta, and superfecta bets makes your wager more expensive but allows you to win if your selected horses finish in any order! In addition, adding additional horses to your wagers raises the price of your ticket, but gives you more chances to win.

Bets for Multiple Races

If you have trouble placing bets, please contact us through our Live Chat or call 1-844-NYRA-BET and we would be happy to assist.

You Won! Now What?

Whether you place your bet online or on-track, your account balance will reflect your winnings once the result is official.

There is only one thing left to do - get ready for the next race!