# Frequent question: What is a First 4 bet?

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## What is a boxed first 4?

Box First 4

This means having four or more selections and they can finish in any order as long as they fill the first four positions. If you have boxed four horses then to receive 100 per cent of the dividend, you must place \$24 at stake.

## How does a first 4 payout work?

The amount you win is calculated by dividing up the pool of money* that the entire betting community spent on First 4 bets in a race by the amount of correct \$1 bets. Therefore, if you place a \$5 First 4 bet, you’ll have five shares in the winning First 4 pool.

## What does a 1/4 bet mean?

In spoken form this is “Four-to-one on”. 1/4: For every 4 units you stake, you will receive 1 unit if you win (plus your stake). 1/2: For every 2 units you stake, you will receive 1 unit if you win (plus your stake).

## How much is a First 4 bet?

A Boxed First Four – which allows for the horses to finish in any order – with the same number of selections (4 selections being the minimum) will cost a minimum of \$24 due to the increased number of winning combinations.

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## What pays more Trifecta or First Four?

If you boxed the minimal allowable number of horses in a trifecta, and that is three, it would cost you \$6. But to box the minimal number in a first 4 you will pay four times as much. … The first 4 is now costing you six times as much, and it will only get worse as you add horses.

## How much is a 4 horse boxed trifecta?

The cost for a three-horse box trifecta is \$6 for a \$1 unit, or \$3 for a . 50 cent unit. Common alternatives are the four and five-horse trifectas which cost more, but gives punters a better chance of success. A four-horse boxed trifecta costs \$12 and a five-horse trifecta costs \$60.

## What is it called when you bet on 4 horses?

The superfecta is a type of wager in USA and Canada parimutuel betting in which the bettor, in order to win, must pick the first four finishers of a race in the correct sequence.

## How much does it cost to Box 5 horses in a first 4?

A. The amount you invest is calculated as a percentage of the full dollar dividend. Example: a boxed First 4 with 5 runners costs \$120 to receive 100% of the dividend. If you invest \$30, your percentage is 25% of the dividend.

## What does 4 to 5 odds pay?

Odds with \$2 Minimum Payoff for Horse Racing

Odds \$2 Payoff
3/5 \$3.20
4/5 \$3.60
1/1 \$4.00
6/5 \$4.40

## What does 6 to 1 odds pay?

A fractional listing of 6/1 (six-to-one) odds would mean that you win \$6 against every \$1 you wager, in addition to receiving your dollar back (i.e., the amount you wagered).

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## What are 11 to 4 odds?

Common Betting Odds Conversion Table

Fractional American Implied Prob
11/4 275 26.67%
14/5 280 26.32%
7/2 350 22.22%
4/1 400 20.00%