• 2014 RACING WAGERING FORMATS

     
       
    To cash a winning ticket by mail:
    Per Section 11.07 of the Texas Racing Act (enacted Sept 1, 2007) Effective September 1, 2007. Winning pari-mutuel tickets and vouchers issued on or after September 1, 2007 are valid for one year from the date the ticket was purchased and/or the voucher was issued. You may cash your ticket during a future visit to the Pavilion or mutuel tickets may be cashed by mail. Please print clearly and send your ticket with name and address to:

    Lone Star Park At Grand Prairie, Mutuels Department
    1000 Lone Star Parkway
    Grand Prairie, TX 75050

    Please send the ticket certified mail or registered mail, return receipt requested and retain a copy of the ticket for your records. I.R.S. regulations require that gambling earnings that exceeds odds of 300 to 1 are reportable. When cashing such a ticket we require positive I.D., preferably a picture ID such as a drivers license and a social security card. Management reserveres the right to determine if supporting identification is acceptable.


    To cash a winning voucher:
    Per Section 11.07 of the Texas Racing Act (enacted Sept 1, 2007) Effective September 1, 2007. Winning pari-mutuel tickets and vouchers issued on or after September 1, 2007 are valid for one year from the date the ticket was purchased and/or the voucher was issued
       
    Helpful Hints:
    Thoroughbred racing is one of the easiest types of wagers to place. Here are a few helpful hints to get you started:


    Win
    You are wagering that your horse will come in first.

    Place
    You are wagering that your horse will come in second. You win if your horse comes in first or second.

    Show
    You are wagering that your horse will come in third. You win if your horse comes in first, second or third.

    Formats

    Exacta
    You are betting that two horses finish first and second in that exact order.

    Daily Double
    You are betting that the horses you choose will come in first in two consecutive races.

    Trifecta
    You are betting that the three horses you choose will finish first, second and third in that exact order.

    Superfecta
    You are betting that the four horses you choose will finish first, second, third, and fourth in that exact order.

    Super Hi-5
    You are betting that the five horses you choose will finish first, second, third, fourth and fith in that exact order.  

    Pick Three
    You are betting that the horses you choose will come in first in three consecutive races.

    Pick Four
    You are betting that the horses you choose will come in first in four consecutive races.

    Pick Five
    You are betting that the horses you choose will come in first in five consecutive races. 

    Fortune 6
    You are betting that the horses you choose will come in first in six consecutive races


    There are all sorts of ways to select and bet on multiple horses called wheels or boxes, but that's a subject that can wait until you've mastered the basics.