Multi-Selection Betting: Forecast and Tricast Bets

Q: Do you get your stake back with a forecast bet and a tricast bet if you win?

Yes. This is like any other standard horse racing bet. Therefore, if you win a forecast bet or a tricast bet, your total return will include your stake and your win payout/profit. For example, if your stake was €5 and the odds were 10/1, the profit on a win would be €50. Therefore, your total return would be €50 (profit) + 5 (stake) = €55.

Q: What happens to your forecast if a horse is withdrawn?

As we’ve noted earlier in this guide, if one horse is withdrawn, your forecast bet becomes a straight bet and is settled accordingly. If both horses are withdrawn, your bet is void. If the race has been declared, the withdrawn horses will be known as non-runners and you’ll get your stake back. If not, you lose your money.

Q: What happens to a tricast bet if a horse is withdrawn?

The rules for tricast withdrawals are the same as they are forecasts. If one horse is withdrawn, it becomes a forecast. If two horses are withdrawn, it becomes a straight bet.  If all three are withdrawn, the bet is void.

Q: What’s the difference between a trifecta and tricast?

In reality, there is no difference between a tricast and a trifecta. These are basically the same type of bet, just with different names. In the UK, selecting the first three finishers in the correct order is a tricast. Elsewhere in the world, in countries such as the US and Australia, this bet is known as a trifecta. Additionally, you may find that Tote betting outlets call tricasts bets trifectas.

Q: What’s the difference between a forecast and exacta?

As above, forecast and exacta are the same thing. However, in some countries or settings, the process of betting on the top two finishers will either be called a forecast or an exacta. Therefore, when you’re betting online, you may see either term used or both. Whatever notation an operator uses, just know that the aim is to predict the top two finishers in the exact order.

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