ex·​ac·​ta | \ig-ˈzak-tə \

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Thursday’s result: Got one-third of my exacta/trifecta box home with Upo but my other two longshot partners were nowhere to be found in the fifth race. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Racing! Jon White’s first Belmont rankings," 25 May 2018 Bet Come On Spanky to win and make a 3-5 exacta box. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Racing! Still no clarity on Golden Gate," 22 June 2018 Wheel Justify over Bravazo, Vino Rosso, Noble Indy and Blended Citizen in exacta and trifecta wagers. Liam Durbin, baltimoresun.com, "How to bet the 2018 Belmont Stakes," 7 June 2018 Real-time odds and exacta will-pays can be viewed throughout the three-day pool at KentuckyDerby.com and TwinSpires.com. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "Odds set for final Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool; Bolt d'Oro favored at 5-1," 5 Apr. 2018 Saturday’s result: Favorite Baby Gronk finished second again and price contender Old Indian Trick finished a very distant third, so no glory in the exacta or trifecta. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Racing! Omaha is 11th in Triple Crown poll," 27 May 2018 Might be able to sustain his bid and complete the exacta. Bob Clancy, courant.com, "Clancy's Call: Handicapping The Preakness Stakes," 18 May 2018 Bet him confidently to win and on top in your exacta over Taco Supreme and Flash Attack. Liam Durbin, baltimoresun.com, "Preakness 2018 picks and betting tips," 18 May 2018 Mike Jensen has Lone Sailor in his Preakness exacta. Ed Barkowitz, Philly.com, "Preakness Stakes: Odds, TV info, post time, picks and some live longshots," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of exacta

1964, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for exacta

probably borrowed from American Spanish (quiniela) exacta "exact quiniela"

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The first known use of exacta was in 1964

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