Winning a triple is not easy, betting a triple IS easy. All you need to do it pick the exact order of finish of the top three horses. You can do this is several ways, but you want to make sure you get the most for your money.
The traditional triple bet it called the “straight” bet. That is picking the exact order of finish. Winner- second-third.
The “triple box” is picking three horses and they can come in any order IF those three and only those three horses come in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. You can wager on the 7 horse, the 2 horse and the 1 horse in a triple box and they can come in 1-7-2, or 7-2-1, or 2-7-1 and several other combinations of those numbers.
There is the “triple wheel”. Here you pick the winning horse with any number of horses to finish 2nd or 3rd behind it. Say you want the 7 horse to win and you like 4 other horses in the race. $1 triple wheel 7 with 1-2-3-4 with the 1-2-3-4. You are saving money in this wager by picking the winner and choosing the horse for second and third.
This bet is only $12. You singled the 7 to win. Then you have the 1 to come in second and 2-3-4 to come in third (race does not have two “1” horses so you can’t have a 1 horse come in third)
That part of the wager is only $3. The next wager of that ticket is 7 to win, 2 comes in second and the 1,3 or 4 can come in third. That again is only $3. In addition, this continues with the7 winning, 3, and the 4 coming in second followed by the remaining numbers to come in third.
The benefit of this wager is you can choose more horses in the field thus getting more chances to have a horse with high odds come into the money.
This wager does not have to be on a WIN. You can do such a wager as 1-2-3-4 over the 7 over the 1-2-3-4. Now, your 7 horse can ONLY come in second but the other horses can come in 1st or 3rd. I know people that do this wager when the favorite looks vulnerable. Last week a guy did a .50 cent triple with 5 horses over the
Last week a guy did a .50 cent triple with 5 horses over the favorite over the same 5 horses. He won $600. A long shot came in first, favorite came in second and another horse of decent odds came in third. The wager was $10, but he walked away with $600.
Many people are straight triple bettors because they do not know how to get the most wagers for their money. Sure, the straight bet is the easiest for the novice, because they do not understand what wagers are out there to bet and most people are betting birthdays and lucky numbers anyway.
I do like the wheel bet, particularly using the favorite to come in second. You want to beat the favorite anyway so you make more money, and to do straight bets can get expensive. Your odds are very low to pick the exact order. Give yourself a chance with multiples combinations and more horses to get that long shot to come in.