If you’re planning to bet on a horse race this weekend, there are a number of things you need to watch out for. The first thing you need to watch for is your horse’s behavior. Do they seem nervous or sweaty? Look for dark splotches on their coat. Also, check for sweat spots by their kidneys. A jittery horse will be wasting energy in the paddock. WIN/Place/SHOW A win, place, or show bet pays out if your selection finishes first, second, or third in the horse race. A show bet, on the other hand, pays out if your bet fails to place, and it will not yield a large payout. It is important to understand the difference between win, place, and show bets, as the former has a lower payout than the latter. Breakage in horse race While horse racing is an industry where the smallest stakes are the highest, players often say that the concept of breakage is detrimental to the overall wagering experience. The newest proposed legislation in Kentucky, HB 607, eliminates breakage entirely. The legislation has already passed the Kentucky House and is expected to be signed by Governor Andy Beshear. If passed into law, the new rules would take effect in August 2022. Stakes races Stakes races are prestigious events in horse racing, and are usually held at the end of the racing season. They are often characterized by a large purse, and are sought after by wealthy owners. The purses for stakes races are usually higher than in allowance races, but can be as high as $200,000 for some events. Here are the types of stakes races, including the Kentucky Derby. Let’s take a look at each one. Bar shoes You’ve probably heard of bar shoes for horse races before, but you might not know what they are. What exactly is a bar shoe? A regular shoe with a bar in the heel has become known as a bar shoe. However, bar shoes for horses are less common now. Instead of a straight bar across the heel, there’s an egg-shaped bar that supports the horse’s weight better and offers less direct compression on the heels. Unlike a straight bar, an egg bar is formed by forging two shoe soles together and nailing them on the foot. Its oval shape extends beyond the heel, making it an oval shoe. Claiming scales If you’re planning to bet on horse races, you must understand how the Dosage and Claim scales work. This article will help you learn the difference between the two. In addition, you’ll learn what to look for when placing your wager. Read on to learn more about these important figures. After all, claiming scales can affect your chances of winning a race. Claiming scales will determine if a horse’s form is likely to match its odds of winning.