Wagering Tools - Exacta & Trifecta Tool
Sometimes it's difficult to figure out how much that Exacta, Trifecta, or Superfecta is going to cost you. The main difficulty when compared to calculating the cost of a pick-3 wager for instance is the some combinations aren't possible wagers, you can't play a 3-2-3 trifecta because the 3 horse can't finish both first and third in the same race. To demonstrate the difficuly, if you want to bet the 1, 2, 3 horses on top of the 2, 3 over the 1, 2, 3, 4 horses in a $2 trifecta, how much is that going to cost you? (Answer below) Most horseplayers (even experienced ones) will have to scratch their heads for a minute to figure it out. When you're at the track though, you don't always have a minute to figure it out and it's good to know how much you'll have to pay before finding out from the teller that your wager is going to cost you more than you expected.
To use the tool, simply enter the amount you'll be playing on each combination in the base wager box and proceed to fill out the boxes with the horse numbers you'd like to play. The total cost of the wager will be displayed on the bottom. If you'd like to play all horses in one of the positions, enter the number of horses you'll be playing in the All boxes to the right.
The above picture shows a trifecta calculation for the 2, 3, and 4 over the 2, 3 over the 2,3,4
The Answer to the above question, $16, the possible cominations are, 1-2-3, 1-3-2, 1-3-4, 1-2-4, 2-3-1, 2-3-4, 3-2-1, 3-2-4