# What is a key bet?

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A ‘Key Box’ bet includes all possible combinations of selected ‘key’ horse(s) when combined with other ‘non-key’ horses in a box bet. For Example, a \$1 Trifecta Key Box: 1/2, 3, 4 This Key Box wager would cost \$18. … The term ‘key box’ means that you are keying a horse(s) with other selections in a box bet.

## What does it mean to key a bet?

When you feel that one of your selections will finish in a certain position, either first, second, third or fourth, the horse you select to finish in a certain position is your “key” horse. The other horses you have picked may then finish in any order and you are a winner.

## What is the difference between a key bet and a wheel bet?

Keying Horses

A key bet is not really separate from a wheel bet. It’s just a different terminology used by some bettors to make it clearer what they’re doing. When you key a horse, it simply means that you are including it in every part of the exotic wager, with other horses kind of orbiting around it in the bet.

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## How do trifectas work?

In horse racing or greyhound racing, a Trifecta bet is when you place a bet on the three horses which you think will finish the race first and second and third, in a specific order. If they finish in the correct order you win, and you can win big!

## What is a key trifecta?

In its simplest form, the trifecta key allows the bettor to select a “key” horse to finish a race in first place and two or more additional horses to take second and third place in any order.

## How much do Exactas pay?

Generally, racebooks and tracks pay out exactas at \$2 increments. A \$2 exacta box with 1 and 2 horses would cost you \$4. If the race comes in either 1-2 or 2-1, you win. Any other combination would render the ticket worthless.

## How do Exactas work?

What is a Exacta? An Exacta consists of picking two runners to place first and second in the correct order. You can select as many runners as you want and make it a boxed Exacta, or also pick a standout for first or second position.

## Can you bet 4 horses in a trifecta?

With a trifecta, you will need to include three horses in your selection to finish in first, second, and third position, in that exact order. A superfecta bet is considered the most difficult, as you will need to include four horses in your selection to finish in the top 4 positions, in the exact order as well.

## How much is a \$1 exacta box with 3 horses?

For example, if you choose three horses in a boxed exacta, any two of your horses need to finish first and second – but you now have six possible combinations, so a \$1 boxed Exacta will cost you \$6.

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## How much is a \$2 horse exacta with 4 horses?

A \$2 box of four horses would be (4 x 3 x 2) = \$24. As you can see the cost of the exacta box increases greatly with each additional horse. Also remember that you can wager a \$1 exacta box. This reduces the amount of your wager by 50% but also reduces your earnings by 50%.

## How do you bet trifectas?

As its prefix implies, the Trifecta requires a bettor to select the top three finishers in exact order. Once a wager that required a lot of capital (\$2 minimums or \$1 minimum boxes were common not that long ago), the Trifecta now can usually be bet most anywhere for as little as 50 cents per combination.

## What is first 4 in horse racing?

Straight First 4

This, simply, means picking four horses to finish in correct order from 1st to 4th to finish in that order you select.

## How much is a \$5 trifecta box?

Trifecta Box

# of Horses \$1 Base Bet Cost
4 \$24.00
5 \$60.00
6 \$120.00
7 \$210.00

## What is a quinella bet?

noun. a type of bet, especially on horse races, in which the bettor, in order to win, must select the first- and second-place finishers without specifying their order of finishing.

## What is key box bet?

A ‘Key Box’ bet includes all possible combinations of selected ‘key’ horse(s) when combined with other ‘non-key’ horses in a box bet. … The term ‘key box’ means that you are keying a horse(s) with other selections in a box bet. Only your “key” horse is being used in all possible combinations.

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## What is a box bet?

The term “box” tells the mutuel clerk that you want all possible combinations of the horses selected in wagers such as exactas, trifectas and superfectas. … If you box your selections, as long as the horses you have picked finish first, second, and third in any order, you win.