A Guide to Popular Multiple Bets – Horse Racing Multiple Bets Explained
- Lucky 15 – 4 selections comprising 15 bets (4 singles, 6 doubles, 4 trebles and a fourfold)
- Yankee – 4 selections comprising 11 bets (6 doubles, 4 trebles and a fourfold)
- Patent – 3 selections comprising 7 bets (3 singles, 3 doubles and a treble)
- Trixie – 3 selections comprising 4 bets (3 doubles and a treble)
Multiple bets are popular with punters of all ages, both in shop and online. Multiple bets offer punters the chance to win big from relatively small stakes. There are a multitude of multiple bets but the four most common are a Lucky 15, a Yankee, a Patent and a Trixie. In this article we will look to explain in more details these popular bets.
What is a Lucky15?
A Lucky 15 requires 4 selections and comprises 15 bets made up of 4 singles, 6 doubles, 4 trebles and a fourfold. Lucky 15’s are a popular bet as they are a simplified way to get a full coverage of bets on four fancied selections. A number of bookmakers offer bonuses on Lucky 15’s, with some offering a % bonus if selecting 4 winners or paying double or treble the odds if you only manage to select one winner. A single winner on a Lucky 15 is enough to guarantee a return.
What is a Yankee?
A Yankee requires 4 selections and comprises 11 bets made up of 6 doubles, 4 trebles and a fourfold. Like a Lucky 15, Yankee’s are popular as they allow a full coverage of bets on four selections. Mathematically, If you strongly fancy 4 selections then you should place a Yankee as opposed to a Lucky 15. There is a marked increase in profits (to a level stake) on a Yankee compared to a Lucky 15 if you manage to select 3 or more winners. To guarantee a return on a Yankee bet you require at least 2 winners.
What is a Patent?
A Patent requires 3 selections and comprises 7 bets made up of 3 singles, 3 doubles and a treble. Offering a full coverage of bets in one simple bet, a single winner on a Patent is enough to guarantee a return.
A trixie requires 3 selections and comprises 4 bets made up of 3 doubles and a treble. Again, mathematically, if you strongly fancy your 3 selections you should place a Trixie as opposed to a Patent to ensure an increased profit to level stakes if you were to select 2 or more winners. To guarantee a return on a Trixie you require at least 2 winners.
From our guide you can see that multiple bets are an easy way to combine selections in the hope of hitting a big payout. Do remember to keep in mind though about the potential profit difference between the bets as this can add up to a significant amount if you are lucky enough to hit 3 or 4 winners.