Full Cover Bets in horse racing betting, are bets consisting of all possible doubles, trebles, and fourfold and above accumulators (if appropriate) across a given number of selections. As long as at least two of your horses win, you will get something back (although this does not necessarily mean you will profit overall).
- Trixie – Choose three horses you think will win (from three different horse races). Your bet consists of four separate bets (three doubles, and one treble). If you wish to include the 3 singles too (Trixie, plus 3 singles), the bet is called a Patent.
- Yankee – This time you pick four horses to win, from four different races. Your bet consists of six doubles, four trebles, and one fourfold accumulator. That’s 11 separate bets. If you wish to include the 4 singles too (Yankee, plus 4 singles), the bet is called a Lucky 15 (as 15 separate bets are placed).
- Canadian – Make five selections from five different races to win. 26 separate bets are placed (10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 fourfold accumulators, and one fivefold accumulator). If you wish to include the 5 singles too (Canadian, plus 5 singles), the bet is called a Lucky 31.
- Heinz – Choose six horses from six different races to win. 57 separate bets are placed – i.e. 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 fourfold accumulators, 6 fivefold accumulators, and 1 sixfold accumulator. If you wish to include the 6 singles too (Heinz, plus 6 singles), the bet is called a Lucky 63.
- Super Heinz – Pick 7 selections from 7 different races. 120 separate bets are placed – 21 doubles, 35 trebles, 35 fourfold accumulators, 21 fivefold accumulators, 7 sixfold accumulators, and one seven fold accumulator. If you wish to include the 7 singles too (Super Heinz, plus 7 singles), 127 bets are placed – although this is not usually called a Lucky 127.
Obviously the more separate bets being placed as part of your Full Cover Bets, the higher your stake. A £1 Trixie, will cost you £4 in stakes (as 4 separate £1 bets are placed). A £1 Patent will cost you £7 in stakes (as 7 separate £1 bets are placed).