If you are looking for an answer to the question “What Is Trifecta Key Box Bet?” then you are on the right page.
All of the info will be explained in plain English with tables and screenshots to help guide you along the way.
How Much Does a TRIFECTA KEY BOX BET Cost?
Depending on your betting style and how much your budget, will decide how much a Trifecta Key Box will cost.
A trifecta key box requires you to pick a single “key” horse which you are confident will finish first and then box that with two, three, or four more selections. This is a bet that can work well with races that have lots of runners, especially big field handicaps at the bigger marquee horse racing events.
Check out the table below, which shows you how much it costs for a trifecta key box bet when you are choosing 2, 3, 4 or 5 horses with your key (banker) horse.
|TRIFECTA KEY BOX BET STAKE||2 BOX SELECTIONS|
|3 BOX SELECTIONS|
|4 BOX SELECTIONS|
|5 BOX SELECTIONS|
|£0.10 Trifecta Key Box||£0.20||£0.60||£1.20||£2.00|
|£0.20 Trifecta Key Box||£0.40||£1.20||£2.40||£4.00|
|£0.25 Trifecta Key Box||£0.50||£1.50||£3.00||£5.00|
|£0.50 Trifecta Key Box||£1.00||£3.00||£6.00||£10.00|
|£1.00 Trifecta Key Box||£2.00||£6.00||£12.00||£20.00|
|£2.00 Trifecta Key Box||£4.00||£12.00||£24.00||£40.00|
|£5.00 Trifecta Key Box||£10.00||£30.00||£60.00||£100.00|
|£10.00 Trifecta Key Box||£20.00||£60.00||£120.00||£200.00|
|£20.00 Trifecta Key Box||£40.00||£120.00||£240.00||£400.00|
|£25.00 Trifecta Key Box||£150.00||£150.0||£300.00||£500.00|
|£50.00 Trifecta Key Box||£300.00||£300.00||£600.00||£1000.00|
The Trifecta Key Box is a relatively simple bet to understand but is a bet for more experienced punters who can read the form.
HOW DOES A TRIFECTA KEY BOX WORK?
You have to be aware that your “KEY” horse must win for this bet to have a chance of success. For novice bettors, the combination tricast for small stakes may be a better option.
Let’s just clarify how the Trifecta Key Box works using some mythical selections, and for this example, our “Key” horse is Red Rum.
|RED RUM WITH|
2 BOX SELECTIONS
|RED RUM WITH|
3 BOX SELECTIONS
|RED RUM WITH|
4 BOX SELECTIONS
|RED RUM WITH|
5 BOX SELECTIONS
|1 & 2||1 & 2||1 & 2||1 & 2|
|2 & 1||2 & 1||2 & 1||2 & 1|
|–||1 & 3||1 & 3||1 & 3|
|–||3 & 1||3 & 1||3 & 1|
|–||2 & 3||1 & 4||1 & 4|
|–||3 & 2||4 & 1||4 & 1|
|–||–||2 & 3||1 & 5|
|–||–||3 & 2||5 & 1|
|–||–||2 & 4||2 & 3|
|–||–||4 & 2||3 & 2|
|–||–||3 & 4||2 & 4|
|–||–||4 & 3||4 & 2|
|–||–||–||2 & 5|
|–||–||–||5 & 2|
|–||–||–||3 & 4|
|–||–||–||4 & 3|
|–||–||–||3 & 5|
|–||–||–||5 & 3|
|–||–||–||4 & 5|
|–||–||–||5 & 4|
So the table above shows you all the combinations where you have Red Rum as the winner (key horse) and you were using either two, three, four or five selections with that horse.
When we think of a strategy for the Trifecta Key Box, it may well be worth making your main selection the favourite or maybe one of the top three in the betting for the race.
HOW MUCH CAN I WIN WITH A TRIFECTA KEY BOX BET?
With any type of trifecta or tricast bet, the payouts can be huge which makes this a great bet for punters who bet with small stakes.
Because this is a difficult bet to get right, don’t forget you need to pick out the first second and third to get a win, then dividends can pay very well.
As an example, the screenshot below shows a recent race at Haydock which was a Grand National trial, the winner was 18/1, the second was 16/1 and the third was a whopping 28/1
And as you see in the screenshot below, this tricast paid out £7,794.48p for a one-pound stake. So if you had done this as a Tricast Key Box for ten pence stakes with Quick Wave as your key horse, you would have returned £779.45
This is one of the most popular bets in both horse racing and greyhound racing. There are different types of tricast and trifecta bet, the straight tricast, the combination tricast, and the trifecta key box which we are covering here.
Make sure to follow our horse racing expert Richard Smith here at Ontheballbets and his regular pieces on all the big race meetings including the Cheltenham Festival, The Grand National, Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood, Qatar Prix De L’Arc de Triomphe, Breeders Cup, The Melbourne Cup.
The Cheltenham Festival takes place in March with the Grand National meeting in April. These are great meetings for tricast and trifecta betting for small stakes, where you have the chance to scoop a nice win.
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