# Your question: How does a quinella bet work?

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## How much does it cost to Box 5 horses in a 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. \$2 quinella with 5 horses: \$20.

## 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. There is no maximum bet amount.

## Why does quinella pay more than exacta?

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 does quinella bet work?

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! Yes: this is the same bet as an Exacta Box, but it’s a separate betting pool, so there is a different payout on Quinella betting.

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## What is the difference between a quinella and a boxed quinella?

In fact, with an exacta box, you essentially get the same thing as a quinella, where you win the bet regardless of what order the horses in the top two finish. Yet it’s also important to remember that an Exacta box costs more than a quinella, since it is essentially two Exacta bets mashed together.

## How much does a 4 horse quinella cost?

The cost of a quinella depends on how many selections are included to fill the first two places. If 3 horses are selected, the quinella will cost \$3, if 4 horses are selected \$6, 5 = \$10, 6 = \$15. Quinellas can be combined with a flexi bet to reduce the cost of the bet.

## How much does a box trifecta cost for 5 horses?

Common alternatives are the four and five-horse trifectas which cost more, but gives punters a better chance of success. A four-horse boxed trifecta costs \$12 and a five-horse trifecta costs \$60.

## How much does it cost to Box 5 horses in a trifecta?

Trifecta Box Costs:

\$1 Trifecta Box with three horses \$6 (6 possible combinations)
\$1 Trifecta Box with five horses \$60 (60 possible combinations)
\$1 Trifecta Box with six horses \$120 (120 possible combinations)
\$1 Trifecta Box with seven horses \$210 (210 possible combinations)

## How much is a \$2 quinella bet?

In a quinella wheel bet, the bettor would make a \$2 quinella bet as 2-6-7. The total bet size would be \$6: 4-2 and 2-4, 4-6 and 6-4, and 4-7 and 7-4 are all winning combinations.

## How is quinella calculated?

By multiplying the expected win dividends (4 x 6) and dividing by two, you can reasonably expect the quinella to pay \$12. Thus you know that you will need to place at least \$4 and probably \$5 on the quinella. A \$5 bet on the quinella could return you around \$60.

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## What is a quinella bet?

noun. a type of bet, especially on horse races, in which the bettor, in order to win, must select the first- and second-place finishers without specifying their order of finishing. a race in which such bets are made. Also qui·nel·a, quiniela.