nounNorth American & Australian/New Zealand
1A bet in which the person betting forecasts the first three finishers in a race in the correct order.
- Too often, exactas, trifectas, and superfectas are influenced by jockeys who can't win the race and decide to stop riding in the final few strides.
- Vertical and horizontal wagers such as trifectas, superfectas, pick threes, and pick fours should be in $1 pay-offs.
- Professionals don't completely eschew the standard win and place bet, but their focus is overwhelmingly on the exotic bets, especially trifectas.
1.1 [in singular] A run of three wins or grand events: today is a trifecta of birthdays
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- And that should make the Pats' pursuit of the ultimate trifecta - three straight Super Bowl victories - one of pro football's best story lines ever this coming season.
- I don't think anyone predicted a Greece-Germany-France trifecta.
- The Sixers grabbed the lead for the first time just seconds earlier on a rare trifecta by a wide-open Eric Snow.
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