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 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 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.

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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 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.

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 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.

What is a horse key?

Horse Betting: How to Key a Horse

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 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.

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How much is a $2 superfecta box bet?

A straight superfecta bet 2-3-5-6, usually offered in a minimum denomination of $2, would cost you $2, and would win only if the final order of finish was 2-3-5-6. Of course, this would give you only one of the possible 1,680 combinations in an 8-horse field.

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 does Exacta key box mean?

An exacta key box bet allows you to focus on one selection and select other “non-key” selections to finish alongside the “key.” The Key Box exacta bet is very useful when you have one runner you are focusing on and wish to cover more options in your exactas, at a lower total cost than boxing all your selections.

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.