What is a First Four Bet?

One of the most rewarding bets in horse racing is the First Four bet. With this type of wager, you choose the first four finishers. If one of those horses wins, you get paid 100% of the dividend. The bet is available with all major Australian bookmakers. You can place any amount and wager any number of times on the First Four bet, and there are no betting limits.

Often, the first four horses will be the favorite, but in horse racing, a horse can be a distant second. A horse may be a long shot, but that doesn’t mean it can’t win. In the case of a First Four bet, you should look for horses that are 10/1 or lower.

The most common First Four bet is the single $1 bet on any of the four horses. This bet is best done on races where there are a small number of runners. It requires a good deal of skill and luck, but it is definitely a great way to bet on the first four finishers.

First Four bets are available on most thoroughbred, harness, and greyhound races. You can find First Four bet types at your local sports book. Most of them offer First Four percentages for the first four finishers. These are calculated manually or with a calculator. To calculate the percentages, you must know the number of runners in each finishing position. Then, you have to subtract the number of runners who finish in multiple positions, if any.