What is a Trifecta? – how to place a Trifecta bet

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A Trifecta bet is available on every thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least four or more runners.

To win a Trifecta, you must successfully predict the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placegetters in a given race.

There are several ways to place a Trifecta, with punters being able to pick from a minimum of three runners up to a maximum of the field size.

The cost will vary depending on how many selections are included, but flexi-betting allows punters to include multiple runners, while nominating a maximum spend to receive a percentage of the winning dividend.

WHERE TO PLACE A TRIFECTA BET
You can place Trifecta bets with most bookmakers such as Ladbrokes, BetEasy, Sportingbet, Sportsbet and Luxbet, while some bookmakers also offer fixed odds Trifecta bets.

Here are some Trifecta bet options:

BASIC TRIFECTA
To place a standard Trifecta you must select 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct finishing order. This gives you just one combination to win. 

BOX TRIFECTA
A Box Trifecta covers all possible combinations of the runners selected. For example, three runners boxed will have six possible combinations (providing there is no dead heat). You can box as many runners as you like. 

MULTIPLE TRIFECTA
A Multiple Trifecta allows you take as many runners as you like for each placing. For example, you can take two runners for 1st, four runners for 2nd and 10 runners for 3rd.


Multiple Trifecta example from Ladbrokes Australia

BANKER TRIFECTA
If you feel confident that a single runner will win the race, the Banker Trifecta might be suitable. You can stand out your fancied runner as a Banker and the add as many runners as you want for 2nd and 3rd. Your Banker must win, along with one of you 2nd and 3rd selections filling the corresponding place.

ROVING BANKER TRIFECTA
If you fancy a horse to fill the placings, you can take it as a Roving Banker Trifecta with two or more other runners. Providing your Roving Banker selection runs a place and your 'other' selections fill the other placings then you win the Trifecta. 

SCRATCHINGS
If one or more of your selections are declared non-runners or are scratched after you have placed your bet, your money will be refunded on every combination that includes the scratched runner.

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