First 4

To win a First4, you must select firstsecondthird and fourth in correct order.

First4 betting is available on the majority of Australian meetings and selected Overseas races.

With a First4 you can specify the Maximum Spend you wish to make. The minimum investment per combination is 1% and the Maximum Spendper ticket must be in multiples of a $1. The minimum Spend is $3 unless your investment per combination is 100%. Dividends are calculated and declared on a $1 basis.
For further details, see the Fractional Betting page.

Keep a look out for First4 jackpots. If there are no winning units on a First4, the pool jackpots to another meeting at a future date. The jackpot pool is always carried over to a meeting of the same code of racing. Please note that partial jackpots occur when the total of winning investments is less than 100%.

There are five ways to take a First4 bet:


You choose the first four (4) placegetters past the post in the order you think they will finish. If your four selections finish in the correct order, you win the dividend.


With a box First4 you can select as many runners as you like. Providing that four of your selections finish first, second, third and fourth you win the dividend.


With a Multiple First4, any number of selections can be taken for first, second, third and fourth. Providing the selections that you nominate for each placing actually finish in that placing, then you will win the dividend. For example, you might select two (2) runners for first, four (4) runners to fill second placing, six (6) runners to fill third and eight (8) runners to finish fourth.


If you think there's a 'sure thing' to win the First4 race, then a Banker First4 is ideal for you. The 'Banker' would be the 'sure thing' and you could couple it with three (3) or more other runners to fill the second, third and fourth placing. Your 'Banker' must win the race and your other selections must finish second, third and fourth for you to win the dividend.

Roving Banker

If you have a 'sure thing' to finish in the first four placings you can take it as a Roving Banker First4 with three or more other runners. Providing your Roving Banker selection runs first, second, third or fourth and your 'other' selections fill the other placings, you win the First4. Likewise, if you have two (2) 'sure things', you can take those two as a Double Roving First4 with two or more other runners. Providing your two (2) Double Roving selections run two of the first four placings and your other selections fill the remaining two placings, you win the First4.


If one of your selections is declared a 'non-runner' or is scratched after your have placed a bet, your money will be refunded on every combination that includes the scratched runner.