Bet Types

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

PRO TIP: If you hold the shift key down and click on a horse in the betting window, the horses stats will be shown (including their previous form).

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.

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

Be sure to include details of the bet, the Country you are in and the race number, so that the matter can be investigated.  You will need to contact us ideally within 24 hours of the bet occurring.

What is the limit of game cash I can have in my Hooves of Fire account?

The limit for game cash is set at $100,000,000,000,000,000. Any amounts earned after this limit will not be credited to your account.

How do I bet large amounts?

Recent bet format changes now allow for entry of "M" "B" or "T" for million, billion or trillion dollar bets.  You will receive a warning if you try and bet over 50% of your total game cash.

Horse Form

To view the previous form of a particular horse, with the betting window open, hold down the Shift key while selecting the horse.
horse form

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.