The following is a basic explanation of betting within Hooves of Fire.
Place: – your horse must finish first or second, payoff will be higher than ‘show’
Show: your horse must finish first, second or third.
Win: your horse must finish first and the payoff will be determined by the odds.
Boxed Quinella: picking a group of horses of which two will come 1st and 2nd in either order.
Quinella: horses must finish first and second in the order selected.
Boxed Trifecta: picking a group of horses of which three will finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in any order.
Trifecta: selected horses must finish first, second and third in exact order.
How do I bet on races?
Select the “Bet” button from the top horizontal menu. This will display the current race to bet on. To bet ahead or on other upcoming races, select the “Other races” button.
Races close 4 minutes before commencing., The Hooves “filler” horses will fill any vacancies not taken up by players horses, and bets can be made up until 30 seconds before the race is run.
In the race list display you will see:
- Red highlighted races are finalized races (you can only view results, not bet on these races)
- Green races are open for betting
- Blue races are still open for entrants, you can enter a horse but betting is not yet available
- The horse icon denotes races that you have a horse entered in
How are the betting odds determined?
The odds are based on the horses suitability for the race. Even though it is unlikely, a horse can still not show even if the odds were 1.0 for the show.
Boxed Trifecta Bets
A boxed trifecta bet is 6 different trifecta bets on the race.
If there are low odds favourites in the race and they win, particularly with the favourites first then the payout will be very low because it is the most likely outcome.
Non-payment of winning bets
If you did not receive your winnings please check in the “Losing Bets” section. If a quinella or trifecta pays less than the amount of the bet, it will appear as a losing bet.
Sometimes players are from countries where Place bets are paid on 1st, 2nd and 3rd. In Hooves of Fire this kind of bet is called a Show bet, a Place bet only pays out 1st and 2nd positions.
If your bet hasn’t appeared in the “Losing Bets” please use the “contact developer” link at the bottom of the game page on Facebook or contact Support at http://wwww.hoovesoffire.com/support.php
What is the limit of game cash I can have in my Hooves of Fire account?
Against each horse is stored its last 5 races and how that horse performed.
- The first two digits are the race length, 06 = 6000 14= 14,000 etc.
- The letter refers to the track condition F=Fast H=Heavy etc.
- The final two digits refer to the position the horse ran.
In this example of Race Form shown 12D08, means that the race length was 12000, on a dead track and the horse ran in 8th position.