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Trifecta Betting:
How to Place a Trifecta Bet on Horses

Trifecta wagers are the second most popular type of exotic bet that horseplayers use to bet on horses today. This is primarily because, even though placing a trifecta bet on horses is riskier, these types of bets offer the chance to win huge payoffs for only small bets.

Placing Trifecta Bets on HorsesAt Horse Race Handicappers, trifecta bets are one of the three primary methods that we use to bet on horses every day. If you would like to see the top trifecta bets that we will be placing on horses for races scheduled at popular tracks across the country today, please purchase the daily Exacta and Trifecta Horse Race Betting Package or the daily Professional Horse Race Picks Package online from our Horse Racing Picks Packages page.

Overcoming Common Problems When Placing a Trifecta Bet on Horses

Because placing a trifecta bet on horses can have the potential for a huge payoff, many uneducated fans pour money into these pools. However, the primary problem with this type of betting is that, as with exacta betting, most of these individuals give little to no consideration as to the proper way to place a trifecta bet on horses.

Therefore, most trifecta tickets are boxed bets using an individual’s top 3 or 4 horses or they use the “all” button in the show position while hoping for the best. Some individuals will even bet on horses using such random combinations as favorite numbers, area codes, and birthdates as trifecta combinations.

At Horse Race Handicappers, we do not leave our wagers up to chance. Instead, we maintain extensive track profiles in order to help us best determine the second and third place horses when placing trifecta bets. As with the exacta track profiles, these are primarily based on both pace and running style. Additionally, our track profiles are not limited to the anticipated pace of today’s race, but they also include an accurate analysis of each of the races, and more importantly the reaction of each of the horses to that pace from many different past scenarios. This allows us to accurately predict the outcomes of a race and helps guide us when placing trifecta bets on horses.

What is a Trifecta Bet on Horses

A trifecta wager is a bet on horses that picks the first, second, and third place horses in that particular order. These types of wagers can have significant payoffs especially for horses with low odds.

See our Picks for Placing Bets on HorsesDid you know that over 9 out of every 10 trifecta wagers purchased will include the favorite in first, second, or third positions? Also, almost half of the trifecta tickets purchased will include the favorite in more than one finish position. At Horse Race Handicappers, we never include the favorite when making a trifecta bet on horses. We instead focus on the highest paying bets. In order to improve our chances of winning, we will therefore, only construct a trifecta wager when we have a valid reason that the favorite will not finish in the top three. You simply cannot find the type of information to allow you to make this type of winning trifecta bets on horses in past performances.

Find Winning Trifecta Bets on Horses Racing Today

If you would like to see the top trifecta bets we will be making on horses for today’s races, please view our Horse Racing Picks Packages Page and purchase one of our daily or monthly packages today. By using our selections when placing your next trifecta bet on horses, you can increase your chances of winning big in a way that other horse racing handicappers cannot offer you.

What Makes Us Horse Racing Experts?

  1. We use information that people at the track don't have
  2. Utilize the combined efforts of our expert staff
  3. We collect and analyze rare information not often published from past performances
  4. We provide our clients with a daily comprehensive list of the horses and acceptable odds we will be wagering
  5. We continually monitor all mid-level and large tracks currently running and only wager on horses when we have positive, non-publicized information on a horse