A trifecta is a bet type whereby the bettor selects horses to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in correct order. It’s possible to select more than one horse to fill a placing but the cost of the trifecta bet goes up. The cost of the trifecta is calculated by multiplying the number of selections for each placing.
Trifecta betting is very popular. The winning dividends for trifectas can be very large for a relatively inexpensive outlay. A trifecta is a pari-mutuel bet type whereby all bets go into the one pool; the pool is then shared amongst the winning bets.
There are various types of trifectas including: standard trifecta, box trifecta, standout trifecta and roving banker trifecta. The box trifecta is also explained in detail.
All of the leading bookmakers now offer trifecta betting. Below is a list of Australian bookmakers that accept trifecta bets. For more information, see our bookmakers page and be sure to pick up a free bet whilst you’re at it.