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Quinella Boxes

Boxing numbers in a quinella bet means that all numbers chosen 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, and 2-5 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. The more numbers boxed, however, the greater the cost to cover the wager.

# of choices # of combinations $ amount of bet Cost of bet
A simple rule to remember to compute the cost of a boxed quinella wager would be as follows: number of horses to be boxed MULTIPLIED by the next lowest number DIVIDED by 2 ( because each bet is a combination ) MULTIPLIED by the dollar amount of the wager. EXAMPLE: A five-horse quinella box for $3 would be computed 5 (number of horses to be boxed) x 4 (next lowest number) DIVIDED BY 2 (because each bet is a combination) x 3 (dollar amount of the wager) = $30
2 1 $2 $2
3 3 $2 $6
4 6 $2 $12
5 10 $2 $20
6 15 $2 $30
7 21 $2 $42
8 28 $2 $56
9 36 $2 $72
10 45 $2 $90
11 55 $2 $110
12 66 $2 $132
13 78 $2 $156
14 91 $2 $182