How to Wager

The excitement begins when you place your wager

At Kentucky Downs, you can place your wager with the mutuel teller or at a self-service machine. If you’re a beginner, we recommend you place your wager with the teller. To place your wager, you need to provide the mutuel teller with the following:

  1. The name of the racetrack (if you are wagering on a race at a different track)
  2. The race number
  3. How much you’d like to wager
  4. The type of wager you’d like to place
  5. The horse’s program number

The teller will give you your wagering ticket. If your wager wins, collect your winnings from the teller!