Full Cover Bets

A comprehensive guide about the different types of full cover bets, the number of selections, wagers, and winning requirements for such bets.

A full cover bet is any wager made up of all available multiple bets for a specific number of selections. The idea behind full cover betting is to hedge the risk but full covers do require more cash to start with.

For instance, whilst a regular punter may pick a couple of horses to bet on (win and place, for example), a full cover bettor will pick three to eight runners and place multiple bets to cover all potential combinations.

Think of full cover bets as using a shotgun rather than a sniper.

The most common types of Full Cover bets are:

  • Trixie – a wager on three selections consisting of 3 doubles and a treble
  • Yankee – a wager on four selections and consisting of 6 doubles, 4 trebles, and a fourfold accumulator
  • Super Yankee – a wager on five selections consisting of 10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 fourfolds, and a fivefold accumulator
  • Heinz – a wager on six selections consisting of 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 fourfolds, 6 fivefolds, and a sixfold accumulator
  • Super Heinz – a wager on seven selections consisting of 21 doubles, 35 trebles, 35 fourfolds, 21 fivefolds, 7 sixfolds, and a sevenfold accumulator.
  • Goliath – a wager on eight selections consisting of 28 doubles, 56 trebles, 70 fourfolds, 56 fivefolds, 28 sixfolds, 8 sevenfolds, and an eightfold accumulator.
list of full cover bets
Different Types of Full Cover Betting

Full covers wagers have been enjoyed by punters who go for large prizes and bonuses.

Trixie Bets

A Trixie bet is a wager on 3 selections consisting of 4 separate bets:

  • 3 doubles, and
  • 1 treble.

Trixie bets generally require a minimum of 2 selections to be winning.

Yankee Bets

A Yankee bet is a wager on 4 selections consisting of 11 separate bets:

  • 6 doubles,
  • 4 trebles, and
  • 1 fourfold accumulator.

Yankee bets generally require a minimum of 2 selections to be winning.

Super Yankee Bets (Canadian)

A Super Yankee bet, or Canadian bet, is a wager on 5 selections made up of 26 separate bets:

  • 10 doubles,
  • 10 trebles,
  • 5 fourfolds, and
  • 1 fivefold accumulator.

Super Yankee bets generally require a minimum of 2 selections to be winning.

Heinz Bets

A Heinz bet is a wager on 6 selections made up of 57 separate bets:

  • 15 doubles,
  • 20 trebles,
  • 15 fourfolds,
  • 6 fivefolds, and
  • 1 sixfold accumulator.

Heinz bets generally require a minimum of 2 selections to be winning.

As you may have guessed, the Heinz bet is named after H. J. Heinz Company and their advertising slogan counting “57 varieties“.

Super Heinz Bets

A Super Heinz bet is a wager on 7 selections made up of 120 separate bets:

  • 21 doubles,
  • 35 trebles,
  • 35 fourfolds,
  • 21 fivefolds,
  • 7 sixfolds, and
  • 1 sevenfold accumulator.

Super Heinz bets generally require a minimum of 2 selections to be winning.

Goliath Bets

A Goliath bet is a wager on 8 selections made up of 247 separate bets:

  • 28 doubles,
  • 56 trebles,
  • 70 fourfolds,
  • 56 fivefolds,
  • 28 sixfolds,
  • 8 sevenfolds, and
  • 1 eightfold accumulator.

Goliath bets generally require a minimum of 2 selections to be winning.