A box quinella allows the bettor to select any number of horses to fill the first two placing’s. Similar to a quinella the order for 1st and 2nd is not important. Whilst easier to win, the box quinella costs more than a standard quinella and gets more expensive the more selections that are added to the bet. A box quinella is also referred to as a boxed quinella.
The cost of a box quinella depends on how many selections are included to fill the first 2 places. If 3 horses are selected, the quinella will cost $3, if 4 horses are selected $6, 5 = $10, 6 = $15.
A Standout Quinella is where only one horse is selected finish 1st or 2nd. Any number of selections can be made to fill the other place. The quinella will still pay the same dividend, however, the roving banker is less expensive than a quinella if you are sure of the winner.
The example shows a box quinella bet where 4 horses have been selected to fill the first 2 places. The horses can finish either 1st or 2nd so long as 2 of the 4 horses fill the first 2 places the quinella bet will be sucessful.
All bookmakers offer box quinella betting. The bookmakers simply payout the dividend declared by the tote.