Trixie Bet explained

Multiple Bets explained – The Trixie Bet

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A Trixie bet consists of four bets and three selections: three doubles and one treble. At least two selections must be successful to get a return. If you manage to land a treble, the returns can increase significantly. The Trixie bet is most commonly used in horse racing betting and greyhounds. 

The Trixie bet explained 

The four bets of a Trixie cover your three selections as displayed: 

Assuming you’ve found three selections and you fancy each of them to win, a Trixie is a multiple bet that can increase your return because of the doubles and trebles. 

Trixie bets are the ideal kind of bet for betting on selections at short odds that won’t pay much of a return on single bets because they allow you to focus your accumulated stake on more potentially lucrative multiple bets. The great thing about this bet is that it not only suits short odds but can increase value in larger odds bets too, if successful. 

Negatives of a Trixie Bet 

One negative with a Trixie bet is that each of your bets must have the same stake, so you can’t place a higher stake on one combination. However, if you wanted more on the treble, a payer could simply bet an additional bet on their treble, while their bet slips are still loaded with the chosen selections, after placing their Trixie.  

Another way around this would be to add all the bets in a Trixie to your betslip separately. This gives you the freedom to stake more on the bets that include your best chances and less on the ones featuring your less confident picks. 

How to work out Trixie bet winnings 

The quickest way to do this is to use the William Hill Trixie bet calculator. This handy tool can be used to calculate any multiple bet, acca or even win each way bets too. 

Can I bet each way with a Trixie bet? 

Yes, you can indeed! See our each way guide here for the full lowdown on each way betting and how t0 understand the place terms. An each-way Trixie is a type of Trixie in which all the bets are each-way bets. This means it includes a total of eight bets and the total stake for an each-way Trixie is double that of a standard Trixie. If you opt for an each-way Trixie then you will get a return not only for every horse that wins but every horse that places in each race as well. 

UK Bookmakers generally pay a7 a fifth of the win odds for the place part of racing each-way bets. As such a £1 each-way bet that would cost the player £2, on a 5/1 horse would pay out at Evens if the horse placed, resulting in your return would be your £1 profit, plus the returned £1 stake for the winning place bet. 

The difference between a Trixie and a Patent? 

A Trixie bet is similar to a Patent in that you will be using three selections. however, the main difference is the patent bet includes singles too’ see our patent guide here for more details.  

There will be occasions when might favour a Patent over a Trixie in a situation when your selections each have odds large enough to make the return on a single bet on them worthwhile. A Patent including only 8/13 odds selections will only provide a very small return on your stake for each of the single bets. 

The beauty of the Trixie is that it saves you the stake from the three single bets, potentially allowing you to place a higher unit stake across three doubles and a treble. 

Learn more about horse racing betting 

Visit our horse racing betting section below: 

What is a Greyhound Trap Challenge bet? 

What is Tote betting and how does it work? 

Non-Runners and Rule 4 in horse racing betting: the deduction % 

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