Does anyone understand betting on horses? Trifecta help!

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#1 Dinosaurus

Posted 05 November 2011 - 08:57 AM

Race 5 at Flemington - Black Caviar the unbackable favorite so I was wondering if it is worth boxing a trifecta of the whole field (7 horses, \$210 for a \$1 stake)?

Assume Black Caviar wins, paying \$1.03, could you even get the \$210 back if the 2nd and 3rd favorites run in (paying \$41 on the nose but less in the box for some reason)?

I don't understand - I obviously just want to make money!

Thanks.

#2 Dionysus

Posted 05 November 2011 - 09:09 AM

DH says a trifecta is not worth it with Black caviar running as you wouldn't get much back.

He says an exacta is better and pick the horses in order

Ie - Black caviar first
- pick somthing second
- then put 'the field' third

disclaimer - I have no idea what any of that means!

#3 Dinosaurus

Posted 05 November 2011 - 09:24 AM

Thanks, from a simple math background I assume I get \$1.03 for the win, so would need the places to pay the remaining \$209 to break even - but I don't understand it either! Maybe I should stick with my \$2 place bet

#4 *Lena*

Posted 05 November 2011 - 09:26 AM

I wouldn't think a trifecta with black carviar in it would pay \$210 so no I don't think its worth it.

Edited by *Lena*, 05 November 2011 - 09:26 AM.

#5 eachschoolholidays

Posted 05 November 2011 - 09:33 AM

QUOTE (**Mel** @ 05/11/2011, 10:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DH says a trifecta is not worth it with Black caviar running as you wouldn't get much back.

He says an exacta is better and pick the horses in order

Ie - Black caviar first
- pick somthing second
- then put 'the field' third

disclaimer - I have no idea what any of that means!

I would agree with this - you could even put the field in for second but I would seriously doubt if you would get your money back.  I would think that the only chance you would have of making any money was if Black Caviar only placed, or better yet didn't place at all!!

#6 countrychic29

Posted 05 November 2011 - 09:34 AM

some owners of Black Caviar don't even bother betting on her anymore ... that said they make enough off her racing
PP is right an exacta probably the only way of getting an ok return

#7 Angel1977

Posted 05 November 2011 - 09:37 AM

Nope not worth it. You'd be better boxing one with four horses (\$1 dividend will cost you \$24). But really, have a look at the Emirates Stakes, some great horses in that, largely from this years Cox Plate field.

#8 Angel1977

Posted 05 November 2011 - 09:59 PM

Trifecta paid \$12.10 so I hope you didn't bother!

What an amazing horse though, I had shivers watching her.

#9 DaisySibyl

Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:15 PM

No, I do not understand too much of this activity. It is pretty strange.

#10 Witchipoo

Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:41 PM

I don't understand any of it but I do know that DF won over \$200 today from about \$30 worth of bets.

He backed a horse who was paying something like \$50 for a place and other horses who were paying around \$12 for a place.

He bets small but on high paying horses.

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