# How does a wheel bet work in horse racing?

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## How does a wheel work in horse racing?

A Full Wheel bet is when you select a specific horse to win, and then select each remaining horse to fill out the remainder of the top finishing positions. An example is if you select a “\$2 Exacta Wheel 2 and All”.

## What does it mean to wheel a bet in horse racing?

A traditional Wheel bet is placed when the bettor chooses one horse to finish in a specific position, with all other horses in the race combined to finish in the remaining positions that qualify on the type of bet.

## What is a key wheel bet?

WHEEL/KEY. This type of wager can be used when you feel that one of your selections will finish in a certain position, either first, second or third. The horse you select to finish in a certain position is your “key” horse. The other horses you have selected may then finish in any order and you are a winner.

## How does a Trifecta wheel work?

A trifecta wheel bet requires a specific finishing order from 3 sets of horses. Note that a trifecta box bet requires any order of 3 or more horses. Your trifecta wheel bet wins if a horse from the 1st key finishes first, a horse from the 2nd key finishes second, and a horse from the 3rd key finishes third.

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## How do you bet the top 3 horses?

If your horse finishes 1st, you win all three bets. If your horse finishes 2nd, you win on the Place and Show bets. If your horse finishes 3rd, you win on the Show bet.

## What is the best bet to make in horse racing?

The win bet should be the key bet, especially for newcomers. Takeout (the amount of money that goes to the track that is not returned to bettors) for win, place, and show bets is less than most exotic bets. Most importantly, don’t bet two or more horses to win in the same race.

## How much is a \$1 exacta box with 5 horses?

Exacta Box

# of Horses \$1 Base Bet Cost
5 \$20.00
6 \$30.00
7 \$42.00
8 \$56.00

## What does a 4 horse trifecta box cost?

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)

## How does a tri key box work?

In a trifecta box, the bettor chooses three or more horses and wins if those horses take first, second, and third place in any order. For example, a bettor can place a trifecta box bet on four horses and win if any three of those selections finish the race in first, second, and third place in any order.

## What is an exacta part wheel?

In an exacta wheel you pick a horse – or more than one horse – that you think is your key horse, and you combine them with several other horses. For example, let’s say that we really think that horse #1 is the clear choice in a race, but that #2, #5, #7 and #8 are relatively equal and will fight for second.

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## How much is a trifecta wheel bet?

Trifecta Wheel Bets Cost \$1 Per Finishing Combination

Consider the following examples. We’ve keyed horses into the first, second and third positions. Trifecta Wheel cost is \$1 multiplied by total number of combinations.

## What is a trifecta part wheel bet?

A Trifecta wheel allows you to play a horse in one position in combination with all the other horses in the field to finish in the remaining two positions.

## 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.