To win a Trifecta you must select first, second and third in correct order.
A Trifecta bet is available on every race at every meeting provided there are at least four (4) or more runners.
With a Trifecta you can specify the Maximum Spend you wish to make. The minimum investment per combination is 1% and the Maximum Spend per ticket must be in multiples of a $1. The minimum Spend is $3 unless your investment per combination is 100%. Dividends are calculated and declared on a $1 basis. For further details, see the Fractional Betting page.
Keep a look out for Trifecta jackpots. If there are no winning units on a Trifecta, the pool jackpots to another meeting at a future date. The jackpot pool is always carried over to a meeting of the same code of racing. Please note that partial jackpots occur when the total of winning investments is less than 100%.
There are several ways to take a Trifecta bet:
For a standard Trifecta you have to select first, second and third in the correct finishing order. This gives you just one combination to win. See an example in Netbet Express.
A Box Trifecta increases your chance to win a Trifecta. By 'boxing' your selections you cover all the possible combinations involving those runners. For example, three (3) runners boxed will cover all six (6) possible combinations. You can box as many runners as you like. See an example in Netbet Express.
A Multiple Trifecta allows you take as many runners as you like for each placing. For example, you can take three (3) runners for first, five (5) runners for second and twelve (12) runners for third. Providing one of your runners selected for first runs first, one of your runners selected for second runs second and one of your runners selected for third runs third then you win the Trifecta. See an example in Netbet Express.
If you feel there is a 'sure thing' to win a race, then a Banker Trifecta might be for you. You could make your 'sure thing' a Banker and couple it with two (2) or more runners to finish second and third. Your Banker has to win the race and your selections for second and third must finish second and third to win the Trifecta. See an example in Netbet Express.
If you have a 'sure placegetter', 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. Likewise, if you have two (2) 'sure placegetters', you can take those two as a Double Roving Trifecta with one or more other runners. Providing your two (2) Double Roving selections run two of the placings and one of your other selections fills the remaining placing, you win the Trifecta. See an example in Netbet Express.
If one of your selections is declared a 'non-runner' or is scratched after you have placed your bet, your money will be refunded on every combination that includes the scratched runner.
See also Win/Place, Quinella, Exacta, Any2, First4, Doubles, Treble, Quadrella, All-Up, Mystery Bet.