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In American horse racing terminology, a **trifecta** is a parimutuel bet in which the bettor must predict which horses will finish first, second, and third in exact order. The word comes from the related betting term, "perfecta". A trifecta is known as a *tricast* in the United Kingdom,^{[1]} as a *tiercé* in France and Hong Kong and as a *tris* in Italy.

A "boxed" Trifecta is where any option in a wager can be correct and the player bets the spread. These are effectively betting on every possible outcome of the three contenders and is calculated.

While a trifecta box is only 3 options (so 9 bets in total) this term is sometimes used, incorrectly, for all boxed bets (e.g. 4 options with 24 total bets, etc.),

It is also used to describe a situation when three elements come together at the same time.^{[2]}

- Superfecta
*Devil's Trifecta*, the ninth episode of the tenth season of the American police procedural drama*NCIS*

**^**"Forecast & Tricast Bets – Help - Sky Bet". Support.skybet.com. Retrieved 2013-10-20.**^**Itkowitz, Colby (2010-03-15). "Specter trifecta in DC publication".*Morning Call*.

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