It’s never easy choosing the right steeds for your betting adventure. After all, you want to pick horses that are sure to win so you can cash in on their victories, but you also want to avoid betting on animals that are sure to die so you don’t lose your hard-earned money. You want to strike a balance between picking winners and avoiding losing wagers. How can you make this decision easily? Through careful research and strategic thinking, of course!
Here’s where things get interesting. If you’re reading this, then you’re probably already familiar with the concept of a trifecta box. Essentially, a trifecta box is a box containing three winning horses from three different races. It’s a combination of the 1-2-3 phenomenon (where you win two and lose one) and the greater-than-or-equal-to-3-4 (where you win three and potentially lose four). In other words, you’re taking a gamble on three winning horses in a row. Isn’t that exciting?
Here’s the thing: No mater how you slice it, a trifecta box is a very volatile wager. In most states, you’re allowed to bet only two horses per race. The third horse is considered a nuisance wager, because you never know if it’s going to win or lose. Some states even ban three-horse wagers altogether. Why? Because the third horse is almost always a pushover and rarely wins, which means you’re usually guaranteed to lose money on a trifecta box. The only way to make it back is with a massive win on the other two horses. It’s a lose-lose situation for everyone except the bookmaker.
Still confused as to how to bet a trifecta box? Don’t be. We’ve got you covered. Here’s how to bet a trifecta box so you can win, win, and win some more.
Find A Suitable Bookmaker
When it comes to betting, everyone has their favorite bookmaker. For some, it’s Pinnacle. For others, it’s Bet365. You know what? It doesn’t matter which bookmaker you prefer, because as long as they take online bets and have an available line of credit, then you can’t go wrong. These bookmakers are the absolute best when it comes to taking online bets and are pretty easy to use, so you’ll have no trouble placing winning bets.
Create A Budget
This is a key step to making your betting experience worth your while. You don’t want to blow your bookmaker’s credit limit, do you? Even if you’re using a safe betting site, it’s still a good idea to have a budget in mind. After all, you’re eventually going to lose, and you don’t want to blow your budget on a single wager. The key is to set a budget and stick to it. You can also ask your bookmaker for some help with budgeting, as they will have relationships with different banks and credit card companies. Having a relationship with a bank or credit card company doesn’t hurt either, since they can help you get a loan if you’re running low on cash.
Choose Three Races
Now that you have your bankroll in order and your bookmaker is ready to go, it’s time to pick your races. The best thing to do here is to pick races that you know something about. It doesn’t have to be very knowledgeable, but it’s always beneficial to have an idea of the likely outcomes. Do you believe the Kentucky Derby is more likely to produce a certain result than the Arabian Horse Race? Are straight-forward races preferable to those that are overly complexed?
Whatever your reasons for choosing particular races, make sure you’re comfortable with the idea of betting on them. If you’re not familiar with the horses or the horses’ track records, then you might not know how competitive they are at the moment. Is it a good idea to bet on a horse that you’ve never previously backed? Only you can decide that!
Choose A Trifecta Box Bets
Let’s say you’ve decided that, for various reasons, you want to bet on the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. In that case, you’d want to create three separate bets, right? Well, not exactly. You see, you can’t technically bet on three separate horses in Kentucky, for example. You can, however, put down a series of bets, with each one referring to a different horse in the trifecta. In most cases, you’ll want to bet on the Preakness and the Belmont, with the Kentucky Derby being the exception. When betting on three horses in a row, the idea is to minimize your risk. You can combine the winnings from all three horses (assuming they all win), but you’ll also end up subtracting some of your winnings, since you won’t be able to do anything with the other two horses. Still, it’s usually a safe assumption to make that the Preakness and the Belmont will generate higher winnings than the Kentucky Derby.
Why The Preakness And The Belmont?
The reason the Preakness and the Belmont are usually the ones you see on a regular basis in trifecta box wagers is because historically they’ve been among the more lucrative races. In most cases, you’ll want to avoid the Preakness, even though it’s a well-bred horse race. The reason is that, in most cases, the Preakness tends to favor the home turf advantage. Also, many people dislike the fact that there’s some form of “tricking” in the Preakness. While there’s nothing technically wrong with tricking, many consider it to be cheating, particularly when it comes to gambling. You’ll have a better chance of winning money with the Belmont, especially since it’s run every year in late June, which means it has a good chance at being warm when the temperatures in Northern Europe start to rise. The key is to pick races that you know something about and that you feel confident will generate high winnings.
What About The Exceptions?
If you’ve decided to bet on the Kentucky Derby, then it only makes sense that you back the other two races as well. After all, the exception simply is the rule, and there’s a lot more to gain by having three winning horses in a row than there is in two or one. The key is to find a way to make the most out of the exceptions. Many people consider the Arkansas Derby to be the spiritual successor to the Kentucky Derby (since it was first run in 1873 and is usually the last leg of the Kentucky season). If you live outside of the Midwest, then you might want to consider the Indiana Derby as well. The key is to find exceptions that you can use to your advantage.
Make Sure You Practice
It’s important to practice picking winning horses, especially if this is new to you. You’ll never be more than one bad pick away from the losing streak you dreaded earlier. The key is to find something that will help you practice. One of the best things about online betting is that it allows you to practice at any time and from anywhere. All you need is an internet connection and a microphone, and you can start placing winning bets right away. You don’t have to wait until the races are over to find out whether or not you made the right choice. The fun of practicing is that you don’t know when you might need to use what you’ve learned!
Choosing the right steed for your betting adventure is very important. It’s not as easy as it seems, but with a little bit of research and some old-fashioned trial and error, it’s possible! Just make sure you’re aware of the risks before you dive in. With a little bit of practice, you’ll be able to bet successfully on three winning horses in a row, guaranteed!