What is a Trixie Bet?

A Trixie bet comprises of three selections and four bets. It’s a full cover bet that gives you more chance of winning returns. It includes three doubles and one treble.

The doubles allow you to get one selection wrong and still win. But for that privilege, you will have to stake more money. The amount you get in return for winning one of the doubles ranges and depends on the odds of those particular bets.

Placing a Trixie is simple and understanding them is straightforward. Read on as we help beginners and those with more experience and understand these types of bets.

Trixie Bets Explained

Trixie Bets are multiple bets that are simple to understand. They help you cover all bases and enjoy more chances to win a return.

Here are some things you should know:

  •     Three Selections
  •     Four Bets
  •     Three Doubles
  •     One Treble
  •     Stake Costs More

Opposed to a standard Treble, this bet allows you to get one pick wrong. But whereas a Treble £1 win-only bet would cost you just £1, a Trixie would cost £4, due to the four different bets that are placed in the process.

Other variations of this bet includes an each way bet, this doubles the stake. If a horse places, then you may still get a pay-out but it will be less. This is calculated via the each way odds.

How to Calculate Winnings

The maximum potential winnings will be shown when you place the bet. If you have a double come in, then you will need to calculate the odds of each.

The best way to get this accurate calculation is to use an official online bet calculator.

Why Make a Trixie Bet?

The main reason for placing a bet of this nature is to give yourself an increased chance of winning, that in itself adds more excitement. A Treble can lose if one selection is wrong.

If you bet on a sport and the team you backed are losing early on, you may lose the anticipation right away. With a Trixie, there is still a chance that your best bets could win and give you a return of some kind.

Other Bet Types

Here is the full list of horse racing betting types:


The Trixie bet has three selections and four bets. It’s a great way to back up your bet without it costing too much on the stake. It is three doubles and one treble, the bet is popular to use on all sports.