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Strategies

Strategies implement common betting patterns used by professionals to win on races. In Dark Horse, each strategy uses different tactics to get to that win. Knowing more about each strategy will help you make the best selection for each race.

Top Finisher

This strategy only uses the horse you selected for the first position.

It places bets on this horse to finish 1st ‐ win bet, 1st or 2ndplace bet, 1st, 2nd or 3rdshow bet.

Lock-it-in

This strategy uses 2, 3 or all 4 of your selected horses.

It places bets on all topmost bet combinations of your selected horses, targeting to return 20%‐30% above your bet amount.

Dark Horse algorithm determines allocation of bets across risky and safe pools. Bet amounts are optimized according to live odds.

The Dutch

This strategy uses all your selected horses, a combination of your horses and QUBE horses or only QUBE horses.

It protects part of your bet amount by placing win bets in a pattern called hedge (Dutch) targeting to return a portion of your bet if any of the selected horses win. The rest is bet on topmost risky combinations for higher returns.

Dark Horse algorithm determines allocation of bets across risky and safe pools. You can customize this strategy. Bet amounts are optimized according to live odds.

All-In

This strategy uses all your selected horses, a combination of your horses and QUBE horses or only QUBE horses. It typically adds additional horses to the bet.

It places bets in one of the risky pools (exacta, trifecta or superfecta) covering topmost horse combinations.

Dark Horse algorithm determines number of bet combinations. You can customize this strategy. Bet amounts are optimized according to live odds.

Big Short

This strategy uses all your selected horses, a combination of your horses and QUBE horses or only QUBE horses.

It bets part of your bet amount on topmost risky combinations of your selected horses and the rest on a mix of safe and risky bets on strong horses you didn’t choose. This strategy bets against you and in a way lets you “short” your picks.

Dark Horse algorithm determines the bet types, backup horses and amounts to place on each horse. Bet amounts are optimized according to live odds.

Build Your Own

This strategy implements a “with” bet with a boost. Select any horses you like for any top 4 positions.

It places bets on all possible bet combinations built from your picks. You can customize this strategy by deleting the bets you don’t like.

Bet amounts are optimized according to live odds.

Simple Bets

This strategy lets you make straight bets in safe pools (win, place and/ or show) on any horses you choose.

You can customize this strategy by deleting the bets you don’t like.

Exotic Bets

This strategy lets you make straight bets in risky pools (exacta, trifecta and/or superfecta) on any horses you choose.

You can use simple boxes and odds optimized boxes. You can customize this strategy by deleting the bets you don’t like.