## How do you calculate an exacta?

A box exacta is calculated by multiplying the number of selections for first by the number of selections for second, minus one.

**How does exacta calculate payout?**

Here is how to read this formula. The Fair Payoff for an Exacta equals the size of the bet, such as a $2 Exacta, multiplied by the (win horse’s odds-to-1) multiplied by the (place horse’s odds-to-1 plus 1). The odds are each horse’s going-off win odds.

**How much does a $2 exacta box pay?**

$2 Exacta Box Costs

Exacta Box 1,2 | $4 (two combinations) |
---|---|

Exacta Box 1,2,3 | $12 (six combinations) |

### How much is a $1 exacta?

Exacta Box

# of Horses | $1 Base Bet Cost |
---|---|

6 | $30.00 |

7 | $42.00 |

8 | $56.00 |

9 | $72.00 |

**How are horse bets calculated?**

The amount paid out is normally calculated in the following way:

- Dividing your total stake by the number of horses included in the dead heat.
- Multiplying that figure by the odds at which the bet was placed.

**How much is a $2 exacta box with 3 horses?**

A $2 box of three horses would be (3 x 2 x 2) = $12. A $2 box of four horses would be (4 x 3 x 2) = $24. As you can see the cost of the exacta box increases greatly with each additional horse. Also remember that you can wager a $1 exacta box.

#### How much does a 4 horse exacta cost?

Exacta Box Bet Combinations and Costs

# of Horses | Combinations | Bet Size |
---|---|---|

2 Horses | 2 | $2 |

3 Horses | 6 | $6 |

4 Horses | 12 | $12 |

5 Horses | 20 | $20 |

**How does an exacta box work?**

Simply, an exacta box is a way to play every exact combination with a group of horses. If you liked three horses in a race equally, for example, then you could do a three horse exacta box. There are six different exacta combinations involving those three horses – #1 first and #2 second, 1-3, 2-1, 2-3, 3-1 and 3-2.

**How much is a $2 exacta box with four horses?**

A $2 box of four horses would be (4 x 3 x 2) = $24. As you can see the cost of the exacta box increases greatly with each additional horse. Also remember that you can wager a $1 exacta box. This reduces the amount of your wager by 50% but also reduces your earnings by 50%.

## How do exacta bets work?

Exacta and exactor bets are two names for the same type of bet. These are bets in which you select two horses that you think will finish in the top two slots. You must select the horses in the correct order, or you’ll win nothing even if they still win and place.

**How much is a $2 horse exacta with 4 horses?**

**Is an exacta box a good bet?**

Exacta box bets are attractive to bettors because they are much easier to win than straight exactas but still provide healthy payout potential. Experienced horse racing handicappers have a hard enough time identifying the two best horses in a race, let alone predicting their exact finishing order.