An Emirates Stakes Exacta is an exotic bet type offered on the $2 million Group 1 race that runs over 2000m at Flemington on the first Saturday in November.
Picking the winning Emirates Stakes Exacta involves successfully predicting the first two horses over the line in correct order in the Emirates Stakes results.
Betting on the 2017 Emirates Stakes exacta will be available closer to Melbourne Cup week 2017.
An example of a winning Emirates Stakes Exacta from 2016:
1st – No. 6 Awesome Rock ($18)
2nd – No. 2 Hauraki ($9.50)
Note that this exact order was required for the Emirates Stakes Exacta to win. If Hauraki had beaten the longer-priced Awesome Rock, the exacta would not have paid out but the Emirates Stakes Quinella on the same two horses would have.
How To Pick The Emirates Stakes Exacta
Picking an Emirates Stakes Exacta is far less challenging if you are willing to spend just a bit more to make it a box Emirates Stakes Exacta at Ladbrokes.com.au. From there, you can cover more than 2 horses and don’t need to worry about the finishing order.
When making your Emirates Stakes Exacta picks, make sure you take Crystal Mile runners into consideration – a good lead-up into the Group 1. If you are paranoid about an upset from an unlikely champion, then include long shots with weight advantages or good barrier draws.
Check out the Emirates Stakes Form Guide page for more facts / stats to help you pick this year’s winning Emirates Stakes Exacta.