perfecta or exacta

(Straight Forecast, UK)
A wager in which you pick the first two finishers in a race, in exact order of finish. The Perfecta is similar to the Quiniela, except the two horses must finish in the exact order. To bet you say '$3 Perfecta, 5-6'. Only if the horses finish 5-6 you win.

Equestrian sports dictionary . 2013.

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  • exacta — ☆ exacta [eg zak′tə, igzak′tə ] n. PERFECTA …   English World dictionary

  • exacta — noun Etymology: American Spanish (quiniela) exacta exact quiniela Date: 1964 perfecta …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • exacta — /ig zak teuh/, n. 1. a type of bet, esp. on horse races, in which the bettor must select the first and second place finishers in exact order. 2. a race in which such bets are made. Cf. quinella. Also called perfecta. [1960 65; ellipsis of AmerSp… …   Universalium

  • perfecta — /peuhr fek teuh/, n. exacta. [1965 70; ellipsis of AmerSp quiniela perfecta perfect quinella] * * * …   Universalium

  • exacta — [ɪg zaktə] noun US another term for perfecta. Origin 1960s: from Amer. Sp. quiniela exacta exact quinella …   English new terms dictionary

  • perfecta — per•fec•ta [[t]pərˈfɛk tə[/t]] n. pl. tas cvb spo exacta • Etymology: 1965–70; ellipsis of AmerSp quiniela perfecta perfect quinella …   From formal English to slang

  • exacta — (Also, Perfecta) A wager that picks the first two finishers in a race in the exact order of finish. (Straight Forecast in the UK.) …   Equestrian sports dictionary

  • exacta — noun a bet that you can pick the first and second finishers in the right order • Syn: ↑perfecta • Hypernyms: ↑bet, ↑wager …   Useful english dictionary

  • ex|ac|ta — «ehg ZAK tuh», noun. U.S. and Canada. a form of betting on a horse or dog race in which the bettor must pick the winners of the first and second place in their exact order; perfecta: »Since exacta wagering calls for the bettor to pick the precise …   Useful english dictionary

  • forecast — A wager that involves correctly predicting the 1st and 2nd for a particular event. This bet can be straight, reversed or permed. (USA, Perfecta or Exacta) …   Equestrian sports dictionary

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