what’s an exacta box in horse racing

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The Mighty Exacta Box

An exacta box is a type of bet in horse racing where you select two horses to finish first and second in any order. This is a more specific bet than an exacta, which requires you to select the horses in the exact order they finish. An exacta box is a good option if you are not sure which horse will win but you have a good idea which two horses will finish in the top two.

To place an exacta box bet, you simply need to select the two horses you want to bet on and indicate that you want to make an exacta box bet. The cost of an exacta box bet is twice the cost of a regular exacta bet, as you are essentially placing two separate bets.

Here is an example of an exacta box bet:

  • You select Mightybold and Mighty-bold as your two horses.
  • You place an exacta box bet on Mightybold and Mighty-bold.
  • The cost of your bet is $2.

If Mightybold and Mighty-bold finish first and second in either order, you will win your bet. The amount you win will depend on the odds of the horses you selected.

FinishPayout
Mightybold wins, Mighty-bold second$10
Mighty-bold wins, Mightybold second$10

Cheers for sticking with me through this quick lesson on exacta boxes in horse racing. I hope it’s cleared up any confusion and given you a solid understanding of how they work. Remember, practice makes perfect, so don’t be afraid to try out a few exacta boxes next time you’re at the track. And if you have any more questions or want to dive deeper into the world of horse betting, be sure to visit again. There’s always something new to learn, and I’m here to help you expand your knowledge. Thanks again for reading, and see you soon!