Throw down $100 and follow these examples to get the most out of your Derby Day experience:
Pick the Win Bet; go all in and put that $100 on your favorite horse.
You might find it less risky to spread the dinero between two different bets. For example, put down a $75 Win Bet on your favorite horse, and a $25 Show Bet on a long-shot horse, just in case.
Divvy up your money. Throw down a $50 Win Bet on your favorite horse, a $25 Show Bet on your backup horse, a $15 Exacta Bet on your top two horses, and a $5 Trifecta Bet on your top three horses. You’ve got all your based covered. If you still have some loose change floating around and you like to go big, put down $1 on a Superfecta, because hey, you never know.