Quintella wagering provides bettors who like to combine horses with an option other than exacta betting, at half the price. Quintella betting requires you to select the first two finishers in a race in either order.
There are three different methods of betting quintellas as follows:
The first method of betting quintellas is straightforward. A $2 quinella 4-5 returns the full $2 quintella payoff if the final order of finish in the race is 4-5 or 5-4.
Quintella wheels and part-wheels allow you to wheel a horse (or more than one horse) with a number of other horses in the quintella.
If you like the 3 horse to finish first or second but cannot decide among horses 4,5,6 which one will complete the quintella you could play a $2 quintella part-wheel of 3 with 4,5,6 at a cost of $6. Essentially, you would be playing three $2 quintella tickets of 3-4, 3-5 and 3-6 which would pay off if the order of finish was 3-4, 4-3, 3-5, 5-3, 3-6 or 6-3.
A full quintella wheel would include one or more horses with all the remaining horses in a field.
For example, in an eight horse, a $2 quintella wheel 2 with ALL would include 7 combinations: 2-1, 2-3, 2-4, 2-5, 2-6, 2-7 and 2-8 at a cost of $14 and would pay the full $2 quintella payoff if the order of finish was 1-2, 2-1, 2-3, 3-2, 2-4, 4-2, 2-5, 5-2, 2-6, 6-2, 2-7, 7-2, 2-8 or 8-2.
Quintella boxes are a favorite among many players. They allow for multiple combinations on one ticket. You can combine an entire field into one quintella box if you like, although this would be a highly unprofitable wager. Many casual bettors will play three or four contenders in a quintella box when their handicapping fails to turn up a solid win play, or simply because they want to make sure they cash a ticket.
To calculate the cost of a quintella box you multiply the number of horses in the box by the number of horses in the box minus one. For example, a $2 quintella box 3,4,5 would cost (3 x 2) = $6 and include the combinations 3-4, 4-3, 3-5, 5-3, 4-5 and 5-4.
Below are the costs associated with $2 quintella boxes in fields of up to 10 horses.
$2 Quinella box of 3 horses = (3 x 2) = $6
$2 Quinella box of 4 horses = (4 x 3) = $12
$2 Quinella box of 5 horses = (5 x 4) = $20
$2 Quinella box of 6 horses = (6 x 5) = $30
$2 Quinella box of 7 horses = (7 x 6) = $42
$2 Quinella box of 8 horses = (8 x 7) = $56
$2 Quinella box of 9 horses = (9 x 8) = $72
$2 Quinella box of 10 horses = (10 x 9) = $90
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