# Frequent question: How do you bet a quinella?

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What exactly is a Quinella bet in horse racing? The definition of a Quinella bet is fairly straight forward: select two horses to finish one and two. As long as those are the first two finishers – in either order – you’re a winner!

## What is the difference between a quinella and an exacta box?

What is the difference? The Quinella is one bet, while the Exacta Box is two. If you bet a \$2 Quinella, the price of the ticket is \$2. … This percentage varies depending on where you place your bets, but typically the take out is higher in an Exacta Box as it is two bets in one, where the Quinella is a single bet.

## How much does a quinella bet cost?

Types of Quinella

A two-horse quinella costs \$1 for a 100 per cent return of the quinella payout. A three-horse quinella for \$1 will cost \$3 — \$1 for every runner. If you were to select five runners in your boxed quinella, this would cost \$10 for a \$1 unit.

## Is quinella a good bet?

Quinella betting for horse racing gives you a good chance at solid payback for a relatively simple wager. It comes into play whenever you can correctly predict the first two horses in the official order of finish of a horse race.

## How Much Does a Win Place Show bet pay?

The takeout is the cut the track takes to pay purses and expenses. The “take” on Win Place Show wagers is generally around 17% depending on the jurisdiction. The takeout on Exactas and Trifectas can range from 19% to as much as 30% at some tracks.

## What’s one more than a trifecta?

The superfecta is a type of wager in USA and Canada parimutuel betting in which the bettor, in order to win, must pick the first four finishers of a race in the correct sequence. …

## Is quinella or exacta better?

Since the exacta calls for a handicapper to pick the first two finishers in exact order and the quinella has more flexibility, requiring just the first two finishers in either order, the exacta will inherently pay better. But that doesn’t mean there are not times when the quinella can offer some wagering value.

## How is quinella payout calculated?

You round them off to the nearest dollar, then multiply them and divide by 2. For example: Horse A is paying \$4.70, Horse B is paying \$8.20. That means you multiply 5 x 8 which gives you 40. … The quinella, then, will probably pay around the \$20 mark for \$1 (give or take a dollar or two either way).

## How much is a 2 dollar exacta?

If you place a \$2 exacta key bet, then you will pick one horse to win in each race, and all the others must place. This will cost you \$12.

## What is a \$2 quinella?

Quinella Wagering

A Quinella wager involves picking two horses, and you are a winner if they come in first and second in the race in any order. If you choose the #1 and #2 horse, you are a winner on a Quinella bet if they finish #1-#2 or #2-#1.

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## How much is a \$2 quinella?

\$2 quinella with 4 horses: \$12. \$2 quinella with 5 horses: \$20. \$2 quinella with 6 horses: \$30. \$2 quinella with 7 horses: \$42.

## What is a 4 horse bet called?

Superfecta — Pick four horses. If they finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, in exact order, you win. Daily Double — Two specific races make up the Daily Double.