A quinella is a bet type where bettors must select horses to finish 1st and 2nd in any order. A quinella bet is different to an exacta. Unlike an exacta, the order is not important so long as the nominated horses fill the first two places the quinella bet will be deemed successful.
A quinella is a pari-mutuel bet type so the winning dividend varies according to the odds of the horses that fill the first two places.
The cost of a 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. If just 1 horse is elected to run 1st and 5 are selected for 2nd place, the quinella will cost $5.
The example shows a the bet for a standard quinella where only 2 selections have been made to fill the first 2 places. The horses can finish either 1st or 2nd so long as it is those 2 horses that fill the first 2 places the quinella bet will be sucessful.
All bookmakers now offer quinella bet types. For more information on each bookmaker visit our bookmakers page.