A superfecta is a wager that requires a bettor to pick the top four finishers in a race in the correct order.
Picking the top four finishers is incredibly difficult, so many tracks have a relatively low basic price unit – often 28 cents – that allows players to include numerous combinations on a ticket or tickets.
How to use superfectas in betting?
The main strategies for betting superfectas are “boxing,” betting four horses in every position so that you win if they finish 1-2-3-4 no matter what order they come in, and pyramid-style tickets that key a horse to win and add more horses in each descending position.
Such a ticket might look something like this: 8 in the win position; 2, 4, 5 in the place position; 1, 2, 4, 5, 10 in the third slot; and 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12 in fourth.
Playing superfectas is not advisable in every situation. But if you have a high confidence level in a horse to win, they can add the possibility of a huge payout. Just be sure to back the horse to win.