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How do you construct winning exotic bets in horse racing?

Different races call for different approaches.

In general, however, the key to success is exotics wagering is recognizing “value” – horses that appear likely to outrun their odds, particularly in the exotics pools – and determining the most profitable way to use those runners from the wagering menu.

Whether to bet vertically (exactas, trifectas, etc.) or horizontally (Daily Double, Pick 3, Pick 6, etc.) will depend on the makeup of the field in each contest and the composition of those in the surrounding races.

To learn how to most efficiently bet “key” horses in exotic wagers, I recommend Steven Christ’s book “Exotic Betting” and “Money Secrets at the Racetrack” by Barry Meadow.