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A method of betting, as on a horserace, in which the bettor must correctly pick those finishing in the first and second places in precisely that sequence. Also called perfecta.

[From American Spanish quiniela exacta, exact quiniela (a game of chance), from Spanish exacta, feminine of exacto, from Latin exāctus; see exact.]
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(ɪkˈsæktə; ɪɡˈzæktə)
(Gambling, except Cards) gambling a horse-racing bet in which the first and second horses are predicted in order
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(ɪgˈzæk tə)

n., pl. -act•as.
a type of bet, esp. on horse races, in which the bettor must select the first- and second-place finishers in exact order.
[1960–65; ellipsis of American Spanish quiniela exacta exact quinella]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exacta - a bet that you can pick the first and second finishers in the right order
wager, bet - the act of gambling; "he did it on a bet"
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The Breeders' Cup win, place and exacta Tote pools regularly top PS1 million - last year's Classic exacta pool was PS2,967,367 - and punters at home can grab a slice of the action.
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The results of a survey conducted by Sofia-based think-tank Institute of Modern Politics (IMP) from July 20 to July 25 are broadly in line with the findings of a similar poll conducted by Exacta Research between July 10 and July 15, which gave GERB 26% of the vote versus 15% for the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP).
LIVERPOOL have confirmed they will be sending a mixture of reserve and academy players to Chester for a pre-season friendly at the Exacta Stadium next Wednesday, writes Neil Turner.
Call it a niche, but from where Exacta sits, it's a pretty big niche.
Tote: pounds 2.80 pounds 2.60 pounds 2.80 Exacta: pounds 20.80.
R Hannon Tote: pounds 26.10 Pl: pounds 5.00 pounds 4.30 pounds 2.60 pounds 2.70 Tote Exacta: pounds 443.70.
Exacta is an advanced generation synthetic cultivar selected from the maternal half-sib progenies of 51 clones, each containing a fungal endophyte [Neotyphodium lolii (Latch, Christensen, and Samuels) Glenn, Bacon, Price, and Hanlin].