# Is quinella the same as exacta box?

**Asked by: Dr. Belle Herman**

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**An exacta box and quinella are similar**, but definitely not the same. When you 'box' a bet, this provides more than one option or way to win. However, there is a cost to this method compared to a quinella.

## What is boxed quinella?

Boxed Quinella - A Boxed Quinella **lets you combine as many runners as you like in your Quinella bet**. If any two of your selections finish 1st and 2nd, your Quinella is resulted as a winning bet. Banker Quinella - If you fancy a runner as a certainty to win, then a Banker Quinella is what you're after.

## What is a quinella in horse racing?

A Quinella is **an exotic bet type that requires the punter to select the horses that finish 1st and 2nd, in any order**. Quinellas are not to be mistaken with Exactas, which require the punter to correctly select the 1st and 2nd horses home IN order!

## 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.

## What is an exacta boxed?

The Exacta Box means **your selections can finish first or second in any order**. When using three or more horses in your Exacta Box, any two of your horses must finish first and second.

## Mobile Betting 101 - Quinella and Exacta bet types

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### What does a $2 exacta pay?

If you place a $2 exacta box with both combinations, that will cost you a total of **$4**, because it means that both combinations of showings can net you a payout rather than just one. If you place a $2 bet on a combination of three horses, this will now set you back $12 instead of $4.

### How much do you win if you bet a horse to show?

A fairly safe way of wagering is to bet a horse across the board, meaning you bet an equal amount to win, place, and show. A typical across the board bet costs $6, because it's three different bets: **$2 to win**, $2 to place, and $2 to show. If your horse wins, you collect all three wagers.

### What is a $2 quinella?

Quinella betting requires you to select the first two finishers in a race in either order. For example, a $2 Quinella bet of **4-5 would pay off if the first two finishers in a race** were 4-5 or 5-4. The minimum denomination for a Quinella bet at most tracks is $2.

### Does quinella or exacta pay more?

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**.

### How much is a $2 quinella?

The cost of a quinella box bet rises rapidly as more horses are added to the ticket: **$2 quinella with 3 horses: $6**. $2 quinella with 4 horses: $12.

### What will a quinella pay?

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.

### What is a 4 horse bet called?

**Superfecta** — Pick four horses. If they finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, in exact order, you win.

### What does boxed first 4 mean?

Box First 4

This means **having four or more selections** and they can finish in any order as long as they fill the first four positions. If you have boxed four horses then to receive 100 per cent of the dividend, you must place $24 at stake.

### Why is it called a quinella?

quinella (n.)**form of betting in which the bettor picks the first and second horses in a given race, 1942, American English**, from American Spanish quiniela, originally a ball game with five players, from Latin quini "five each," from quinque "five" (from PIE root *penkwe- "five").

### How is quinella calculated?

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. This is then divided by 2, and the answer is 20. The quinella, then, will probably pay **around the $20 mark for $1** (give or take a dollar or two either way).

### Can you bet 4 horses in a trifecta?

any three selections in a boxed trifecta is 6 bets. any four selections in a boxed trifecta is **24 bets**. any five selections in a boxed trifecta is 60 bets. any six selections in a boxed trifecta is 120 bets.

### What is quinella exacta trifecta?

Exacta: The bettor must correctly pick the two runners which finish first and second. Quinella: The bettor must pick the two runners which finish first and second, but need not specify which will finish first. Trifecta: The **bettor must correctly pick the three runners which finish first, second, and third**.

### What is a exacta bet?

The definition of an Exacta is **to select the first two finishers in a horse race in exactly the right order**. Exacta betting is available on the most famous races like the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, the Belmont Stakes and almost every other horse race in the world!

### How do you bet the top 3 horses?

In boxed bets, the horses you select just have to finish within either the top 2 (exacta), top 3 (**trifectas**), or top 4 (superfecta). For example, in a boxed exacta bet, of the two horses you select, either could finish in first as long as the second horse comes in second place.

### Can you bet a quinella in the Kentucky Derby?

What Are Boxed Wagers in Kentucky Derby Betting? **Bet on any number of hoses to cross the finish line in any order**. A quinella is essentially a boxed exacta, where the two horses you pick can finish 1-2 or 2-1.

### What is a quinella flexi bet?

Flexi Betting allows **you to take virtually as many combinations in a Quinella as you wish and you nominate the total amount you wish to spend**. TABtouch calculates the Flexi percentage of the investment you have placed by dividing the total spend by the number of combinations selected.

### Can you bet a horse to win place or show?

The basic bet types are of course win, place and show. **A win bet means your horse must win**, a place bet means it must finish first or second and a show bet means it must be first, second or third though of course this means a lower payout.

### What is the most profitable bet in horse racing?

Unexcitingly, but unequivocally, the most profitable type of bet for the punter or, conversely, the least profitable type of bet for the bookmaker, as far as horse racing is concerned is **a single win bet**, on just one horse in a race.

### What happens if you bet a horse to show and he wins?

If your horse wins the race, **you get win, place and show payoffs**. If your horse finishes second you receive place and show payouts, and if your horse comes in third, you only get the show payout. This bet is named in reference to the tote board.