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A First 4 consists of selecting four runners to place first, second, third and then a fourth in the correct order. You can select as many runners as you want and make it a boxed First 4 bet, or even pick a standout for any of the 4 positions.

## How do you calculate first 4 odds?

For box First four bets, you multiply the number of selections for 1st place, 2nd place (minus 1), 3rd place (minus 2) and fourth place (minus 3). If you box six horses in a First four bet, it will cost 6 x (6-1) x (6-2) x (6-3) = $360 for a full $1 unit.

## How much is a box of first 4?

A Boxed First Four – which allows for the horses to finish in any order – with the same number of selections (4 selections being the minimum) will cost a minimum of $24 due to the increased number of winning combinations.

## What pays more Trifecta or First 4?

If you boxed the minimal allowable number of horses in a trifecta, and that is three, it would cost you $6. But to box the minimal number in a first 4 you will pay four times as much. … The first 4 is now costing you six times as much, and it will only get worse as you add horses.

## How much does it cost to Box 5 horses in first 4?

A. The amount you invest is calculated as a percentage of the full dollar dividend. Example: a boxed First 4 with 5 runners costs $120 to receive 100% of the dividend. If you invest $30, your percentage is 25% of the dividend.

## How much is a first 4?

For 100% of the dividend, a first four bet costs $1. A boxed first four costs more, depending on how many combinations your bet represents. If you box four horses, the cost for 100% of the dividend is $24 (4 x 3 x 2). The boxed first four costs more if you wish to include more horses.

## What is a box first 4 flexi bet?

A boxed first four allows you to select any number of runners to fill the first four places, and; those runners can finish in any order within the first four. The first four is very similar to a boxed trifecta.

## How does a box first 4 Work?

Box First 4

This means having four or more selections and they can finish in any order as long as they fill the first four positions. If you have boxed four horses then to receive 100 per cent of the dividend, you must place $24 at stake.

## What is the best bet to make in horse racing?

The win bet should be the key bet, especially for newcomers. Takeout (the amount of money that goes to the track that is not returned to bettors) for win, place, and show bets is less than most exotic bets. Most importantly, don’t bet two or more horses to win in the same race.

## How do you work out what a trifecta pays?

To figure out your trifecta payout, you simply multiply your flexi percentage to the declared dividend. For example: if the trifecta dividend is $1,500, and your flexi percentage is 200%, your payout is $3,000.

## What is a five horse bet called?

Also known as a Canadian, a Super Yankee is a bet on five selections consisting of 26 bets – ten doubles, ten trebles, five fourfolds and a fivefold accumulator.

## How many first 4 combinations are there?

To box 4 horses in a First Four there are 24 choices or combinations. If successful, Flexi betting the wager for $20 will give you 83% of the full dividend. Boxing 5 horses gives 120 combinations which is 5 times as many bets as for a 4 horse box wager and so on down the table.

## How do you bet on 4 horses?

A Pick 4, where you try to pick the winners of four consecutive races, is a horizontal wager and can pay very nicely, depending on the odds of the horses that win during the sequence. As with all wagers, you can select as many horses as you want but the cost of your ticket increases with every horse added into the mix.

## How does a first four payout work?

The amount you win is calculated by dividing up the pool of money* that the entire betting community spent on First 4 bets in a race by the amount of correct $1 bets. Therefore, if you place a $5 First 4 bet, you’ll have five shares in the winning First 4 pool.

## How does a quinella payout?

A Boxed Quinella allows punters to pick as many horses as possible for both first and second places. … A two-horse quinella costs $1 for a 100 per cent return of the quinella payout. A three-horse quinella for $1 will cost $3 — $1 for every runner.

## How much does a trifecta cost with 4 horses?

Trifecta Box Costs:

$1 Trifecta Box with three horses | $6 (6 possible combinations) |
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$1 Trifecta Box with four horses | $24 (24 possible combinations) |

$1 Trifecta Box with five horses | $60 (60 possible combinations) |

$1 Trifecta Box with six horses | $120 (120 possible combinations) |