# What is a trifecta key bet?

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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.

## What is a key box trifecta 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. 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.

## How much is a trifecta key box?

Trifecta Key Box Example:

a \$1 Trifecta Key Box: 1,3/5,7 would cost \$12 and is made up of two trifecta bets that include a box; of 1 with 5,7 and 3 with 5,7 (the 1 AND 3 are “KEYS” and one of them must finish in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd to have any chance of winning, and the 5 and 7 must finish in the other 2 Trifecta spots.)

## 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 a key race in horse racing?

I love finding horses that exit a “key race.” A key race is generally one in which two or more horses exited to win their next race.

## How does a trifecta payout?

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

## How hard is it to hit a trifecta?

To win a trifecta bet, you need to specify the horses that finish in the top three spots in the exact order in which they finish. … With 336 possible permutations, the trifecta is a difficult bet to win. Handicapping a race allows us to increase our chances of winning.

## How do you place a trifecta bet?

How to place a Boxed Trifecta

1. Select the Race that you want to place your Box/Flexi Trifecta on.
2. Scroll and Select Trifecta from the Betting Type Options.
3. Select the Horses that you would like to finish in the top 3 positions These can finish in any order for a resulted winning bet.
4. Press Bet Now and place your bet.

## How do you make a trifecta bet?

A Trifecta consists of selecting three runners to place first, second and third in the correct order. You can select as many runners as you want and make it a boxed Trifecta, or also pick a standout for any of the 3 positions.

## What is the difference between a trifecta key and a trifecta key box?

By selecting a key horse to finish first and eliminating outcomes in which other horses finish first, the trifecta key covers fewer combinations and therefore costs significantly less than a box bet that covers more possible outcomes.

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## 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 trifecta?

Trifecta Box Costs:

\$1 Trifecta Box with three horses \$6 (6 possible combinations)
\$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)

## 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.