from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
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- n. A bet in which the bettor must correctly pick the two runners who finish first and second, in the correct order.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a bet that you can pick the first and second finishers in the right order
Combine Friesan Fire, Rachel Alexandra and Pioneerof the Nile in exacta boxes.
"I thought you said the exacta was a sucker's bet."
This year, people are actually doing an 'exacta' where they can bet on the first and second place runners in the race. "
I found a couple of nags I liked in a race at Hollywood Park, so I boxed them in an exacta, but they finished one-three, so I was out another ten bucks.
The exacta has been forecast already, so for trifecta and superfecta players, key the above two with Papa Clem, I Want Revenge and Dunkirk.
So leave it at that; box Friesan Fire and Pioneerof the Nile in the exacta and be done with it?
Dinner with speakeasy drinks at 732 Social and brunch at Toast on Market the next day are a winning exacta bet.
Since 1980, only three other teams have produced the exacta of a 100-win regular season and World Series title: the 1984 Detroit Tigers, '86 New York Mets and the' 98 Yankees, the only other team to do it since the playoffs expanded to three series in 1995.
The 100-win/championship exacta was fairly common in the 1970s when the league championship series were best-of-five.
As often as Ryan despairs over the high burden taxpayers face, it often goes unsaid that Ryan's own tax plan is an idiot exacta: It slashes government revenues while simultaneously raising taxes on 90 percent of taxpayers.
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