Super Hi-5

WHAT's NEW at the CHURCHILL DOWNS BETTING WINDOWS.

Super Hi-5

A new way to win big, and fast. Pick the top 5 finishers in order in today's designated Super Hi-5 race and you'll take down the big money. The Hi-5 is a $1 "carryover" bet where the pool gets bigger every day until someone gets it right. (Look over our "Betting Ideas" section for some Hi-5 betting strategies designed for budgets of every size.) Five numbers could change your life, so get to work - or just get plain lucky - on the new Churchill Downs Super Hi-5.

The Super Hi-5 will replace Superfecta wagering on the races on which the Super Hi-5 is offered. Superfectas will be offered on all other races.

Betting Ideas, Strategies and Budgets

SUPER HI-5

The Super Hi-5 is all about numbers -- lots of combinations, lots of money to be won on a single race. You can be a good handicapper or a good numbers player and end up in the same place: cashing a big Super Hi-5 ticket.

There are many ways to approach this betting proposition. Just remember that you're filling five positions (1st through 5th) on your ticket. Here are some ideas to help jump-start the action for you.

  1. Partner Up. Share the cost of a bet (and the winnings) with friends.

  2. Reverse Handicap. Eliminate a few numbers, then choose from the rest.

  3. Budget Bet. Stay in action at any level of investment, for example:

  • $1 ticket (1 combination)

    • Pick the 5 numbers you think will finish in the top 5 positions.

    • Put 1 number in each of the 5 positions.

    • What You'll Say: "$1 Super Hi-5"

"1 over 3 over 5 over 7 over 9" (Example; substitute your own numbers)

  • $2 ticket (2 combinations)

    • Pick 3 numbers you think will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd, then put one in each of the first 3 positions.

    • Add 2 different numbers in the 4th and 5th positions (same numbers in each position).

    • What You'll Say: "$1 Super Hi-5"

"6 over 3 over 2 over 10/11 over 10/11"

  • $4 ticket (4 combinations)

    • Pick the 2 numbers you think will run 1st and 2nd, and put one in each of the first 2 positions.

    • Add 2 different numbers in the 3rd and 4th positions (same numbers in each position).

    • Add 2 different numbers in the 5th position.

    • What You'll Say: "$1 Super Hi-5"

"6 over 3 over 2/4 over 2/4 over 10/11"

  • $8 ticket (8 combinations)

    • Pick 2 numbers you think will run 1st and 2nd in either order.

    • Pick 2 different numbers you think will run 3rd and 4th in either order.

    • Pick 2 different numbers you think might run 5th.

    • What You'll Say: "$1 Super Hi-5"

"3/9 over 3/9 over 1/2 over 1/2 over 4/5"

  • $16 ticket (16 combinations)

    • Choose 5 numbers you think will cover the top 5 positions.

    • Pick 2 numbers you think might run 1st and put them in the 1st position.

    • Add 1 number to them in the 2nd position, and one more number in the 3rd position.

    • Add 1 more number in the 4th position, and repeat the same group in the 5th position.

    • What You'll Say: "$1 Super Hi-5"

"2/3 over 2/3/4 over 2/3/4/5 over 2/3/4/5/6 over 2/3/4/5/6"

  • $32 ticket (32 combinations)

    • Choose 6 numbers you think will cover the top 5 positions.

    • Put 2 numbers in the 1st position, then add one more in each of the next 4 positions.

    • What You'll Say: "$1 Super Hi-5"

"1/2 over 1/2/3 over 1/2/3/4 over 1/2/3/4/5 over 1/2/3/4/5/6"

  • $54 ticket (54 combinations)

    • Choose 7 numbers you think will cover the top 5 positions.

    • Put 1 number in the 1st position, 2 different ones in the 2nd position, add two more in the 3rd position, then add one in each the next 2 positions.

    • What You'll Say: "$1 Super Hi-5"

"1 over 2/3 over 2/3/4/5 over 2/3/4/5/6 over 2/3/4/5/6/7"

  • $60 ticket (60 combinations)

    • Pick the numbers you think will run 1st and 2nd.

    • Pick 5 other numbers to fill out the 3rd, 4th and 5th positions.

    • What You'll Say: "$1 Super Hi-5"

"9 over 7 over 1/2/3/4/5 over 1/2/3/4/5 over 1/2/3/4/5"

  • $120 ticket (120 combinations)

    • Pick the 5 numbers you think will run in the top five positions.

    • "Box" those numbers to cover all possible combinations.

    • What You'll Say: "$1 Super Hi-5"

"Box 2/4/6/8/10"