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Part (7) Key Wheeling in a Trifecta Bet
Keywheeling
in a trifecta bet means selecting a key horse in a fixed
position, usually first, and wheeling any number of
other horses in multiple combinations to finish in the
remaining positions, usually second and third. If the
1 is keywheeled with the 2, 3, and 5, the combinations
of 123, 125, 132, 135, 152, and 153 are
covered. As long as the 1 is the winner and any combination
of the numbers 2, 3, and 5 are second and third, the
keywheeled wager is a winner. The more numbers used
with the keywheeled selection, the greater the number
of possibilities covered. However, the more numbers
used, the greater the cost to cover the wager.
#
of choices 
#
of combinations 
$
amount of bet 
Cost
of bet 
2 
2 
$1
($2) 
$2
($4) 
3 
6 
$1
($2) 
$6
($12) 
4 
12 
$1
($2) 
$12
($24) 
5 
20 
$1
($2) 
$20
($40) 
6 
30 
$1
($2) 
$30
($60) 
7 
42 
$1
($2) 
$42
($84) 
8 
56 
$1
($2) 
$56
($112) 
9 
72 
$1
($2) 
$72
($144) 
10 
90 
$1
($2) 
$90
($180) 
11 
110 
$1
($2) 
$110
($220) 
12 
132 
$1
($2) 
$132
($264) 
13 
156 
$1
($2) 
$156
($312) 
A
simple rule to remember to compute the cost
of a keywheeled trifecta wager would be as follows:
the number of horses to be boxed with the keyed
selection MULTIPLIED by the next
lowest number MULTIPLIED by the
dollar amount of the wager. EXAMPLE:
A keywheeled trifecta using 4 choices with the keywheeled
selection for $2 would be computed 4
( the number of horses boxed with the keywheeled selection)
x 3 (next lowest number) x 2
(dollar amount of wager) = $24.
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