I want to introduce a new wager for consideration. Instead of betting the horse, let's bet the driver.
For illustration purposes, let's say we are at Yonkers Raceway. Take seven drivers drivers on the race card that have the most drives for the evening, plus another wagering option for another driver. To win the wager, your driver needs to win the most races on the card. You have a deadheat if more than one driver has the winning number of drives. When you bet the other driver option, you get all the other drivers on the card but each one is individual, their wins are not added together.
The advantage is the wager will go all night long so gamblers may stick around longer to see how they are doing. To a novice, it is a bet easy enough to understand yet it is not as easy as you think it may be. Two or three drivers end up with two wins on the card and it is the most wins on the card? You have a deadheat.
Just something to consider.