Exacta or Exactor
At the ticket window, choose the two horses that will finish in first and second place in the EXACT order. You win your bet when the horses you pick finish in second and first position in the EXACT order. The minimum amount that can be wagered is $1 but remember that payouts could be paid out at half as the chances are calculated at a $2 wager worth.
Having an Exacta Box you will win your bet when the horses you pick finish in second and first place in either order with as many horses as you wish.Exacta boxes they’re the most popular method of playing exactas because they are easier to understand and offer the best possibility of cashing a ticket.
It’s important to be aware that this isn’t a wise gambling strategy only because each one the horses in the box don’t have the identical chance of finishing first or second. Your ticket may pay out at a reduction.
Since exacta boxes speed each mix from the box as using the specific same odds of winning (which is never the case) they produce a bias in the exacta betting pools. It’s this bias that smart bettors look for and attempt to take advantage of.
Pick a horse to finish either first or second and wheel it in the exacta, you cover every combination so that if your horse finishes in the second or first place, you will have the winning combination.
By way of example, if you were to play a $1 exacta wheel with a’key’ horse of #3 to come first, the #3 horse would have to win and any of 1,2,4,5,6,7,8 would have to complete second to allow you to cash the ticket.
Or, if you think that the’key’ horse #3 has a better prospect of finishing second, you might play with a $1 exacta wheel. In this case any horse in the race could win along with the 3 horse would have to finish second in order for you to cash your ticket.
In any event, in an eight-horse area it might cost you $7 as you are wagering 7 separate $1 exactas gambling horses 3-1, 3-2, 3-4, 3-5, 3-6, 3-7, 3-8 or horses 1-3, 2-3, 4-3, 5-3, 6-3, 7-3, 8-3.
Exactas may also be played as part-wheels where you could play with a $1 exacta part-wheel horse #3 with 2, 4, 5 (three potential winning combinations of 3-2, 3-4, 3-5) in a cost of $3. Or maybe you play the part-wheel another way, 2, 4, 5 (also three potential winning combinations of 2-3, 4-3, 5-3) at a cost of $3. Part exacta wheels reduce some of the bias of gambling exacta boxes.
Exacta Betting Strategies
Through handicapping you determine horse #5 has a 50% chance of winning the race, horse #6 has a 20% chance of winning and horse #7 has a 10% chance of winning. You will be spending $60 on this race.
You play an exactor box of 5-6-7 that will be 6 exactas at $10 each.