At the Window
Once you've decided how you're going to bet, just step up to the window and place your bet in the following order:
First: Say the name of the track (Bay Meadows, Aqueduct, etc.) This is important because Surfside broadcasts races from many tracks simultaneously.
Second: Say the race number.
Third: The amount of your bet. For Win, Place and Show bets, the minimum amount is $2. You can usually play exotic wagers (Exacta, Trifecta, for example), for $1 units.
Fourth: The type of bet. (Win, Place, Exacta, and so forth.)
Fifth: The number of the horse.
If you wanted to bet $2 on the #3 horse to come in first in the sixth race at Churchill Downs, you'd say: "Churchill Downs, race six, $2 to win on number 3."