# Is trifecta box a good bet?

Tami Zarrineh asked, updated on March 19th, 2021; Topic: trifecta
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A Box Trifecta allows your selections to finish first, second and third in any order. ... However, for the best value why not place a Flexi Trifecta bet which means you can box as many horses as you want and you can specify the total amount of money you wish to invest.

Event, can you bet a horse to win place or show?

Horse Racing BettingWin-Place-Show Bets The bettor selects a single horse to Win, Place or Show (finish in first, second or third) in the race. If the horse Wins, Places or Shows, the bet is won.

One way or another, how much do you win if you bet a horse to show? Across the board. A fairly safe way of wagering is to bet a horse across the board, meaning you bet an equal amount to win, place, and show. A typical across the board bet costs \$6, because it's three different bets: \$2 to win, \$2 to place, and \$2 to show. If your horse wins, you collect all three wagers.

Otherwise, how does horse bet payout?

Your payout is calculated by subtracting the amount of winning dollars from the total pool, then dividing the remaining pool by the amount of cash bet on the winner, and finally adding back in the winning bet amount.

How does an each way bet work on horses?

An Each Way (EW, E/W) bet is essentially two separate bets: one for the horse to win, the other for the horse to place in any of the place positions offered in that race. This means you can receive a return on your bet if your selection wins, but also if it just places.

### Can you lose money on an each way bet?

How is an each way bet paid? If you place an each way bet and your horse wins, both the win and place parts of your bet will pay out. However, if your horse only places and doesn't win, you'll lose the win part of your bet, and only the place part of your bet will pay out.

### Is each way 1st 2nd and 3rd?

How to calculate an each way bet. The selection finishes the race in 1st place. The selection finishes the race in 2nd or 3rd place. The selection finishes the race in 4th – 8th place.

### What is a bad each way bet?

Bookmakers are bound to the standard place terms (above) and in races, under certain circumstances, they can offer the punter an opportunity to bet on positive 'place' terms where the odds of a horse placing in a race are greater than the actual chance of this happening – this would be a bad each way bet.

### What do the odds 9 2 mean?

This means that out of 11 possible outcomes, odds are that there will be 9 of one kind of outcome and 2 of another kind of outcome. For every 11, odds are that 9 will be a particular event and 2 will be another event.

### How do you pick a horse to bet on?

A seasoned off-track bettor will look at much more than this but will use it as their starting point.
• Stall/Gate Position. ...
• Finishing Place from Previous Races. ...
• Days Since Last Race. ...
• Look for Previous Distance and Course Wins. ...
• Jockey and Trainer Data. ...
• Official Ranking. ...
• Look at Your Horse. ...
• Finding a Value Bet.
• ### Is Win Place Show a good bet?

What is a Win Place Show Bet? Win Place Show bets are commonly called straight wagers and are the most traditional in horse racing. They are lower risk bets compared to exotic wagers like Exactas and Trifectas. These wagers are a good place for the novice horseplayer to jump in.
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