GWAE
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January 4th, 2015 at 8:40:03 AM permalink
Each month I get a free $5 bet on the horses. It can be used for any bet that is exactly $5. I know less than nothing about horse racing. What is the best way to use these coupons? Should I bet a long shot to win or what does everyone suggest?
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AxelWolf
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January 4th, 2015 at 8:41:16 AM permalink
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Each month I get a free $5 bet on the horses. It can be used for any bet that is exactly $5. I know less than nothing about horse racing. What is the best way to use these coupons? Should I bet a long shot to win or what does everyone suggest?

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onenickelmiracle
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January 4th, 2015 at 11:12:09 AM permalink
Choose a track with a low takeout. Woodbine is good win place and show 14.75%.
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GWAE
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January 4th, 2015 at 7:50:59 PM permalink
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Choose a track with a low takeout. Woodbine is good win place and show 14.75%.



What the hell does that mean? I am wondering if I can use the ticket for off track or if it has to be used at the local track. I was thinking about just betting the biggest long shot to win, but wasn't sure if I should take a favorite to show since it would have a better shot at at least winning a few bucks.
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Keeneone
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January 4th, 2015 at 8:00:12 PM permalink
A $5 Quinella would be one option to consider, (Hialeah has the wager for example). Are greyhound wagers allowed?
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January 4th, 2015 at 8:02:09 PM permalink
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A $5 Quinella would be one option to consider, (Hialeah has the wager for example). Are greyhound wagers allowed?


It says any $5 wager so as long as off track is allowed then they are.
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January 4th, 2015 at 8:19:17 PM permalink
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It says any $5 wager so as long as off track is allowed then they are.


Then you would have more (year-round) options of where you could bet the Quinella. Many/most greyhound tracks have the wager, it is less common at horsey tracks. This Quinella idea is just one option for an easy bet with some potential.

Without any handicapping and looking for some return on the promo....It may be best to look for heavy favorites (less than even money) in small fields (5-6 horses) and bet them to Show.
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January 4th, 2015 at 10:47:01 PM permalink
I'm assuming this works like a free bet in sports, where if you win, you get $5 less than you'd have gotten for a $5 bet? If not, it makes no sense to be betting longshots.

In either case, I would be inclined to try to take horses out of the equation as much as I could and have my bets decided by a random number generator, although I'm not sure, not knowing much about your track, what would be the best way to do this.
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