Trifecta Bet (Horse Racing)

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A trifecta bet in horse racing involves picking the first three horses to finish the race in the correct order. This is a challenging bet to win, but it can also offer a high payout.

There are different types of trifecta bets, including straight trifecta, box trifecta, and key trifecta. In a straight trifecta, you must pick the exact order of the top three horses. In a box trifecta, you can pick the top three horses in any order, but this increases the cost of the bet. In a key trifecta, you choose one horse to win the race and select two or more horses to finish second and third in any order.

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