Exactor Boxes

Example of exactor box ticketBoxing numbers in an exactor bet means that all numbers you choose are put in every possible combination to provide a greater possibility of correctly selecting the first two finishers.

If the numbers 1, 2, and 5 are boxed, the combinations of 1-2, 1-5, 2-1, 2-5, 5-1, and 5-2 are covered.

As long as the first two finishers involve the numbers 1, 2, or 5, the boxed ticket is a winner. The more numbers used in a box, the greater the number of possibilities covered. However, the more numbers boxed, the greater the cost to cover the wager.

# of choices# of combinations$ amount of betCost of bet
A simple rule to remember to compute the cost of a boxed exactor wager would be as follows: the number of horses to be boxed MULTIPLIED by the next lowest number MULTIPLIED by the dollar amount of the wager. EXAMPLE: A five-horse exactor box for $3 would be computed 5 (number of horses to be boxed) x 4 (next lowest number) x 3 dollar amount of the wager) = $60.
2 2 $1 ($2) $2 ($4)
3 6 $1 ($2) $6 ($12)
4 12 $1 ($2) $12 ($24)
5 20 $1 ($2) $20 ($40)
6 30 $1 ($2) $30 ($60)
7 42 $1 ($2) $42 ($84)
8 56 $1 ($2) $56 ($112)
9 72 $1 ($2) $72 ($144)
10 90 $1 ($2) $90 ($180)
11 110 $1 ($2) $110 ($220)
12 132 $1 ($2) $132 ($264)
13 156 $1 ($2) $156 ($312)
14 182 $1 ($2) $182 ($364)