Superfecta Wheel Betting

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The Superfecta Wheel bet is picking sets of horses to finish in first, second, third, and fourth position. This bet improves your chances of winning because 1 or more horses can be chosen to finish in each position.

Difference between Superfecta Wheel and Superfecta Box Bets?
Superfecta Wheel betting requires a specific order from 4 sets of horses. Superfecta box betting requires any order of 4 or more horses.

The Superfecta "Key" Concept

Keying means selecting a set of horses to finish in a certain position. Superfectas are for first, second, third and fourth position. That means 4 keys must be made for each Superfecta Wheel.

Start with the first position key. Select 1 or more horses. For example, suppose horses 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 are racing.

Example 1st Horse Key: Horses 2,4

That means horses 2 or 4 must finish first. You can only win if 2 or 4 finish first.

Example 2nd Horse Key: Horses 1,3

That means horses 1 or 3 must finish second. You can only win if 1 or 3 finish second.

Example 3rd Horse Key: Horses 5, 6, 7

That means horses 5, 6 or 7 must finish third. You can only win if 5, 6 or 7 finish third.

Example 4th Horse Key: Horses 8

That means horses 8 must finish fourth. You can only win if 8 finishes fourth.

Example Winning Combination with our Keys: 4,3,6,8

Example Losing Combination with our Keys: 2,7,8,5

Why?
Horse 2 is correct.
Horse 7 not in second key.
Horse 8 not in third key.
Horse 5 not in fourth key.

Superfecta Wheel Bets Cost $1 Per Finishing Combination

Consider the following examples. We’ve keyed horses into the first, second and third positions. Superfecta Wheel cost is $1 multiplied by total number of combinations.

Superfecta Wheel Cost Calculation:

The calculation is more complicated because there are more possible combinations. Also, putting the same horse in multiple keys must be considered.

We recommend using an online calculator:

Example 1: Superfecta Part Wheel

Horses 1, 2 are your first key.
Horses 2, 3, 4 are your second key.
Horses 2, 3, 4 are your second key.
Horses 5, 6 are your fourth key.

Total Example Superfecta Part Wheel Cost, $1 per Combination = $16

6 Horse Superfecta Part Wheel Combinations. Assume 2 unique horse first key, 3 unique horse second key, 0 unique horse third key + 3 from second key, 2 unique horse fourth key.
Finishing Order Cost Each
1,2,3,5 $1
1,2,3,6 $1
1,2,4,5 $1
1,2,4,6 $1
1,3,2,5 $1
1,3,2,6 $1
1,3,4,5 $1
1,3,4,6 $1
1,4,2,5 $1
1,4,2,6 $1
1,4,3,5 $1
1,4,3,6 $1
2,3,4,5 $1
2,3,4,6 $1
2,4,3,5 $1
2,4,3,6 $1
Total Cost $16

Example 2: Superfecta Full Wheel (1,2 – ALL – ALL – ALL)

Horses 1 and 2 are your first key.
Horses 3,4,5,6,7,8 are your second key.
Horses 3,4,5,6,7,8 are your third key.
Horses 3,4,5,6,7,8 are your fourth key.
Note: Horses 3,4,5,6,7,8 are in second, third, and fourth keys.
Note: No horses are in all keys.

Total Example Superfecta Full Wheel Cost, $1 per Combination = $240

8 Horse Superfecta Full Wheel Winning Combinations
Assume 2 unique horse first key, 6 unique horse second key, 0 horse unique third key + 6 from second key, 0 horse unique fourth key + 6 from third key.

There are 240 total combinations. Refer to exotic horse bet calculators to figure other superfecta costs.

Superfecta Wheel Cost
The calculation is more complicated because there are more possible combinations. Also, putting the same horse in multiple keys must be considered.

Superfecta Wheel Cost, 1 Horse Key, 3 or more horses second, third and fourth keys, $1 Per Combination.
Horses Cost
3 $6
4 $24
5 $60
6 $120
7 $210
8 $336
9 $504
10 $729
11 $990

Superfecta Part Wheel Cost Table: $1 Per Combination
Each number represents a horse. Read underlined 10, 11 and 12 as two digit numbers in larger fields.
Some horses have been added to multiple keys.
Example:
1/2,3,4/2,3,4/5,6,7 = $18

Combination $1 Cost
1  2  3  45 $2
1  2  3  456 $3
1  2  3  4567 $4
1  2  3  45678 $5
1  2  3  456789 $6
1  2  3  45678910 $7
1  2  3  4567891011 $8
1  2  3  456789101112 $9
1  23  45  45 $4
1  23  456  456 $12
1  23  345  345 $8
1  23  3456  3456 $18
1  23  34567  34567 $32
1  23  345678  345678 $50
1  23  3456789  3456789 $72
1  23  23  45 $4
1  23  23  456 $6
1  23  23  45678 $10
1  23  23  456789 $12
1  23  23  45678910 $14
1  23  23  4567891011 $16
1  23  23  456789101112 $18
1  234  5    6 $3
1  234  56  56 $6
1  234  567  567 $18
1  234  456  456 $14
1  234  4567  4567 $30
1  234  45678  45678 $52
1  234  456789  456789 $80
1  234  234  345 $10
1  234  234  567 $18
1  234  234  5678 $24
1  234  234  56789 $30
1  234  234  5678910 $36
1  234  234  567891011 $42
1  234  234  56789101112 $48
1  2345  6  7 $4
1  2345  67  67 $8
1  2345  678  678 $24
1  2345  456  456 $16
1  2345  4567  4567 $36
1  2345  45678  45678 $64
1  2345  2345  6 $12
1  2345  2345  67 $24
1  2345  2345  678 $36
1  2345  2345  6789 $48
1  2345  2345  678910 $60
1  2345  2345  67891011 $72
1  2345  2345  56789101112 $84
1  2  34  345 $4
1  2  34  56 $4
1  2  34  567 $6
1  2  34  5678 $8
1  2  34  56789 $10
1  2  34  5678910 $12
1  2  34  567891011 $14
1  2  34  56789101112 $16
1  2  345  345 $6
1  2  345  6 $3
1  2  345  67 $6
1  2  345  678 $9
1  2  345  6789 $12
1  2  345  678910 $15
1  2  345  67891011 $18
1  2  345  6789101112 $21
1  2  345  3456 $9
1  2  3456  78 $8
12  34  56  7 $8
12  34  34  5 $4
12  34  567  8 $12
12  34  567  89 $24
12 34  56  56 $8
12  3  456  456 $12
12  3  4567  4567 $24
12  12  34  34 $4
12  12  345  345 $12
12  34  567  567 $24
123  4  5  6 $3
123  4  56  56 $6
123  4  567  567 $18
123  4  5678  5678 $36
123  4  56789  56789 $60
123  45  67  67 $12
123  45  678  678 $36
123  45  6789  6789 $72
123  123  123  4 $6
123  123  123  1234 $12
1234  5  6  7 $4
1234  5  67  67 $8
1234  5  678  678 $24
1234  5  6789  6789 $48
1234  5  678910  678910 $80
1234  56  78  78 $16
1234  56  789  789 $48
1234  567  8  9 $12
1234  567  89  89 $24
See Also
Superfecta Betting
Superfecta Box Betting
Trifecta Betting