ex·​ac·​ta | \ ig-ˈzak-tə How to pronounce exacta (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Could even have exactas for last two, or maybe first and last. Los Angeles Times, "Racing! Here are the bets you want at Santa Anita," 4 Oct. 2019 Wednesday’s result: Toinette got the money at a very short price as expected but we were split in the exacta by the second choice, finishing first and third (at 15-1), which returns zero dollars. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Racing! Welcome back Colonial Downs," 8 Aug. 2019 The $2 exacta paid $96, and the $1 trifecta paid $1,244. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al.com, "Belmont Stakes 2019: Results, payouts, order of finish," 8 June 2019 Except for exacta bettors, few will care about the identity of the runner-up. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Of course Audible scratched. WinStar Farms has too much money at stake," 25 May 2018 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

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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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“Exacta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exacta. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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