What is a pick 3 bet in horse racing?

Last Updated:

A pick 3 bet in horse racing is a type of wager where bettors attempt to correctly predict the winners of three consecutive races. The bettor selects one horse to win in each of the three races, and all three horses must win their respective races for the bet to pay out.

To place a pick 3 bet on your sports betting app, follow these steps:

  1. Select the horse racing section of your sports betting app.
  2. Choose the racetrack and the specific race you want to bet on.
  3. Look for the “Pick 3” option and select it.
  4. Choose the horse you think will win the first race of the sequence.
  5. Repeat this process for the second and third races, selecting a horse to win each.
  6. Enter the amount you wish to wager.
  7. Review your bet slip to ensure everything is correct.
  8. Submit your bet.

It’s important to note that the minimum bet for a pick 3 wager is usually $2, and the bet must be placed before the first race in the sequence begins. Additionally, the odds and potential payout for a pick 3 bet can vary widely depending on the horses selected and the order in which they win their respective races.

Looking for more information about the best sportsbooks offers? Go to our list of the top sportsbook promotions in your state.

Betting Hero Help Center

Eamonn KeenanEamonn Keenan
Eamonn Keenan, with a Digital Arts Degree from the University of Tampa, brings over a decade of sports betting experience to his role as Creative Director at BettingHero.com. Starting with Betting Hero in the Fall of 2020, Eamonn has been deeply involved in the industry, assisting customers with major sportsbook and casino operators like BetMGM, Caesars, DraftKings, and others. A self-proclaimed sports fanatic, he has a keen interest in professional hockey, MMA, NFL, NCAAB, NCAAF, and MLB. Eamonn enjoys researching teams and players to predict game outcomes, highlighting his passion for sports betting.