how to play horse racing card game

Horse racing card game is a simple and entertaining game for two or more players. Each player is dealt a hand of cards representing different horses. The cards are placed face down on the table, and the players take turns flipping them over. The first player to flip over a winning horse wins the round. If there is a tie, the players involved in the tie flip over another card to determine the winner. The game continues until one player has won a predetermined number of rounds.

Card Setup and Dealing

The Horse Racing Card Game typically uses a standard deck of 52 cards. To prepare for the game, follow these steps:

  • Remove all the Jokers from the deck.
  • Assign each card a point value based on its rank:
    • Ace: 1 point
    • 2-10: face value
    • Jack: 11 points
    • Queen: 12 points
    • King: 13 points

To deal the cards:

  1. Shuffle the deck thoroughly and place it face down in the center of the table.
  2. Have each player draw 7 cards face down.
  3. The remaining cards form the draw pile.
  4. Turn over the top card of the draw pile and place it face up beside it to form the discard pile.

Note that in some variations of the game, players may receive different numbers of cards.

Betting Options in Horse Racing Card Game

Horse racing card games offer exciting betting options that add to the thrill of the game. Here’s a breakdown of the most common types of bets:

  • Win Bet: Bet on the horse you think will finish first.
  • Place Bet: Bet on the horse you think will finish first or second.
  • Show Bet: Bet on the horse you think will finish first, second, or third.
  • Across the Board Bet: Combines a win, place, and show bet on the same horse.
  • Exacta Bet: Bet on the exact order of the first two finishers.
  • Trifecta Bet: Bet on the exact order of the first three finishers.
  • Quinella Bet: Bet on the two horses that will finish first and second in any order.
  • Superfecta Bet: Bet on the exact order of the first four finishers.
Bet TypeHorses Covered
Across the Board1-2-3

Card Ranking

In the horse racing card game, the cards are ranked from highest to lowest in the following order:

* **Jockey**
* **Horse**
* **Track**
* **Bet**
* **Finish Line**
* **Number 1-13**


  • **Deal:** Each player is dealt 7 cards face down.
  • **Bidding:** Starting with the player to the left of the dealer, each player makes a bid for the number of tricks they think they can win.
  • **Play:** Starting with the highest bidder, each player takes turns playing one card face up.
  • **Tricks:** The player who plays the highest-ranking card in a suit wins the trick and collects all the cards in it.
  • **Scoring:** At the end of the game, players score points for the number of tricks they won.
Number of TricksPoints

Game Setup

You will need:

  • A standard deck of 52 playing cards
  • 3-8 players


To be the first player to lose all of their cards.

Game Progression

  1. Shuffle the deck and deal 7 cards to each player.
  2. The player to the left of the dealer starts by playing a card face up in the center of the table.
  3. The next player must play a card that is either the same suit or the same rank as the card that was just played.
  4. If a player cannot play a card, they must draw a card from the deck.
  5. If a player draws a card that can be played, they can play it immediately.
  6. If a player draws a card that cannot be played, their turn is over.
  7. The game continues until one player has lost all of their cards.

Winner Determination

The player who is the first to lose all of their cards is the winner.

Special Rules

There are a few special rules that can be added to the game to make it more challenging or fun.

Ace HighAces are always the highest card, regardless of suit.
Jokers WildJokers can be used as any card.
52 Pick upIf a player plays a card that matches the rank and suit of the card in the center of the table, all other players must draw 5 cards from the deck.

Well there you have it, folks! Now you’re all set to join the thrilling world of horse racing cards. Remember, practice makes perfect, so keep playing and soon you’ll be a pro. Thanks for reading, and be sure to visit again soon for more fun and exciting articles on the world of games!