Exotic horse racing bets are bets other than the usual win, place or each way bets.
To place exotic bets, you simply have to click or tick on the corresponding order of finish for your selected horses. Payouts for each exotic bet varies, so make sure to check which tote your bookie uses to calculate the payout.
Exotic bets include:
A Quinella means that you are betting on two horses to finish either first or second, in any order. Your selected horses should cross the line in either first or second place for you to win the bet.
A Standout Quinella means you can select as many runners as you like from the same race, however you must nominate the horse you think will place First or Second to the nominated selection. One of the other selections must finish either First or Second to the nominated standout selection.
A Box Quinella is when you make more than two selections, up to the total number of runners in that event. However two of the selections must place First or Second in any order for the wager to be successful. The more runners that are “Boxed” in a Quinella, the higher the number of combinations.
An Exacta bet, also known as an Exactor bet or Perfecta bet, means that you are betting on two horses to finish first and second, in EXACT order. Both of your selected horses must finish in your chosen order to win the bet.
A Trifecta bet means selecting the first three horses to cross the line in that order. For example, you selected horse number 5 to win, 3 to come second and number 6 to come third in your Trifecta bet. Your selected horses would have to cross the line in that exact order for you to win the bet.
A First Four bet, as the name suggests, means selecting the first four horses to cross the line in that order. For example, you selected horse number 1 to win, 4 to come second, number 5 to come third and number 2 to finish fourth. Your selected horses would have to cross the line in that exact order for you to win the bet.
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