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What is Trifecta Box Betting in Horse Racing?
Betting on horse racing is a tradition that dates back centuries – if not longer – in human history. It’s a market that offers a variety of ways to bet, especially with online sportsbooks offering access to bettors over an increasingly broad area. One such way to bet is trifecta box betting.
Trifecta box betting is a type of wager in horse racing where the player selects three horses to finish in first, second, and third place. What makes the wager interesting is that the order the three horses finish doesn’t matter; as long as all three finish in the top three positions, the bet wins.
A trifecta box bet increases your chance of winning because it covers every possible order for the horses picked to finish in the top three positions. For anyone trifecta box bet, there are six different potential outcomes where the bet wins.
Placing a trifecta box bet in horse racing is functionally the same as placing six separate straight trifecta bets – bets where a player predicts which three horses will finish the race first and the order. Because of this, placing a trifecta box bet typically requires a greater minimum wager than placing a straight trifecta bet. If the box bet wins, however, the payout is higher as well.