One of the most popular bet types in the racebook betting world is the Trifecta bet. This horse racing betting option allows you to pick the three horses to finish in the first, second, and third positions in perfect order, this is also commonly known as a Straight Trifecta bet. The standard minimum cost for a Trifecta bet is $2 US.
You can create combinations of 3 or more horses to finish in the top three spots, in any given order, by selecting the Trifecta Box bet option. Players may opt for this wager type in those instances when they don't feel entirely confident about the exact finishing sequence of a race. The average minimum cost of a Trifecta Box bet is $1 US.
Trifecta Box Example:
Santa Anita, Race #4
Trifecta Box with Horses 2, 3, and 6.
In this bet, the player is making a Trifecta Box bet with horses 2, 3 and 6, to finish in the 3 top positions, regardless of the order of finish. If making a $1 Trifecta Box, the total number of possible combinations would be 6, thus, the total cost of your bet would be $6.
Trifecta Part Wheel:
Horse Racing Trifecta bets can be "wheeled" also. This can become particularly advantageous whenever you have certainty about one or two horses finishing the race in the first position, but cannot make a clear prediction about the second and third positions. Trifecta Wheels will increase in cost depending on the number of combinations made, thus, it's usually recommended for those players who very good at handicapping. The standard minimum cost for a Trifecta Wheel bet is $1 US.
Trifecta Wheel Example:
Los Alamitos, Race #2.
Trifecta Part Wheel with 2 and 3, WITH 4, 5 and 8.
In this bet, the player is choosing horses 2 and 3 to win, and then horses 4, 5 and 8 to take the second and third top spots, no matter the order.
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