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 is a Trifecta key bet?

In a Trifecta, you are selecting the first three horses in exact order of finish. In a Trifecta Key, you are **selecting one horse to finish first and any two of the other horses you selected must finish second and third.**

## What does Key box mean in horse racing?

Exacta Definition and Overview

The Exacta bet in horse racing is a great place to start learning about exotic bets. This means **you can win big for a small bet stake**. The definition of an Exacta is to select the first two finishers in a horse race in exactly the right order.

## How do you bet a Trifecta box?

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.

## Is Trifecta box a good bet?

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.

## What pays more exacta or trifecta?

Exacta Betting. The Exacta is a wager on two horses to finish first and second in the same race in an exact order. Trifecta Betting. The Trifecta is a wager on three horses to finish in first, second and third in the same race in an exact order.

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How much does a $2 bet pay?

Odds | $2 Payoff |
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7/2 | $9.00 |

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

Therefore, the trifecta box is a relatively expensive bet (a $1 trifecta box with four horses would cost $24). … A basic trifecta key involves selecting a key horse to finish the race in first place. The bettor can add two or more other horses to cover second and **third place in any order**.

## How much does a $2 Exacta box cost with 3 horses?

The formula for calculating the cost of an exacta box is (horses in box x (horses in box minus 1) x dollar amount of bet). A $2 box of two horses would be (2 x 1 x 2) = $4. A $2 box of three horses would be (3 x 2 x 2) = **$12**. A $2 box of four horses would be (4 x 3 x 2) = $24.

## Whats the difference between Key and Key box?

You have the option to “box” your Exacta or Superfecta which **will cost double the price** but will give you a win no matter the order of the horses you picked. The term ‘ Box with Key’ means that you are keying a horse(s) with other selections in a box bet. …

## How does an Exacta payout?

The Fair Payoff for an Exacta **equals the size of the bet**, such as a $2 Exacta, multiplied by the (win horse’s odds-to-1) multiplied by the (place horse’s odds-to-1 plus 1). The odds are each horse’s going-off win odds.

## What is the minimum bet on a trifecta?

Even though the minimum bet for a boxed trifecta is only **$1**, you will need to pay a minimum of $6 if you select three horses. Example: Let’s say you select horse #8, #6, and #3 to finish in any order with a boxed trifecta bet. You will need to pay $6 as the three horses can finish in six different combinations.

## Does a trifecta box pay the same as a trifecta?

Trifecta Box Horse Racing Betting

It’s a multiple wager, which means you’re clearly much more likely to get a win here but **you have to pay for each combination of your chosen horses**. A Trifecta box on three selections costs $12 instead of $2 for the straight Trifecta. A Trifecta box can cover more than three horses.