Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A method of betting in which the bettor, in order to win, must pick the first four finishers of a race in the correct sequence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A method of betting in which the bettor, in order to win, must pick the first four finishers of a race in the correct sequence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a bet that you can pick the first four finishers in a race in the right order

Etymologies

super- + (per)fecta.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of super and perfecta (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And you can take a shot of the "superfecta" (pick the 1-2-3-4 finishers of certain races) for multiples of 10 cents.

    The Buffalo News: Home

  • Key Lucky first and second in trifecta and superfecta bets, using American Lion, Dublin and Backtalk in the other positions.

    Analysis: Consistent colt Lookin At Lucky bred to go distance

  • The exacta has been forecast already, so for trifecta and superfecta players, key the above two with Papa Clem, I Want Revenge and Dunkirk.

    Kentucky Derby analysis: Use history when picking

  • You get a large enough superfecta betting pool at the bigger of tracks you can be looking at $20-$50K, minus your initial investment.

    A little math help

  • By screwing up the field with high-frequency electronic warfare measures or as simple as a dog whistle at whatever you feel is the right moment given how all eight run at the quarter, backstretch, far turn, and down the stretch you can feasibly knockout the favorites and have a string of long shots come in and recoup what would be a $1,680.00 bet if you superfecta boxed the entire field.

    A little math help

  • A rigged election, ethnic violence, economic dysfunction and now a political assassination -- the crisis in Kenya has hit a sad superfecta.

    Kenya's Collapse

  • Did you know that the $2 superfecta (first four finishers in exact order) for the Derby paid nearly two MILLION?

    haloaskew Diary Entry

  • TONY'S LEGACY, who has a 23-race losing streak, figures to be involved in the superfecta.

    The Seattle Times

  • That's a little like nailing the superfecta at Aqueduct.

    NYT > Home Page

  • I'm going to box Animal Kingdom, Soldat, Santiva, and Master of Hounds in the superfecta, because they all faced my horse Willcox Inn in previous races.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Local News

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