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  • Quaddies can be placed on all three racing types
Tommy Berry striking a familiar pose to those who are still alive heading into the final leg of a quaddie (Getty Images)
Bets.com.au Staff 08 Jul 2021
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A Quaddie bet, or Quadrella bet as it is fully known, is available on most thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race meetings.

A quaddie is betting on the winners of four nominated races, which are usually the final four races of any meeting, and is a very popular bet. All quaddie bets go into a pool and a dividend is paid out for those successfully predicting the four winners of the races in question. 

Punters can pick one horse per race or opt for several horses per race and hope the one of the selected runners win in each of the races, which will diminish the potential return.

To win a quaddie, you must have selected all four winners. A dividend is then paid out and declared as a $1 unit, and can range from $50 up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

With a quaddie, you can set the budget you are willing to spend and ensure your spending does not get out of control.


You can place quaddie bets with all major bookmakers. Bookies such as Bookmaker, TAB and Sportsbet.

You can select any number of runners in each race to maximise your chances of picking the winner. For every runner you do select, however, you are reducing the percentage of the dividend you will collect.


To calculate the quaddie you have to multiply how many runners you have nominated for each leg. For example if you select four runners in the first leg, three in the second, one in the third and two in the fourth your outlay will be $24 to get a 100% return on your bet.

If one or more of your selections are declared non-runners or are scratched after you have placed your bet, your scratched runner will be replaced by the substitute runner which is declared by the based on the runner with the greatest number of win units invested upon it.

Quaddie FAQ

What is a Quaddie?

A quaddie is a bet on the winners of the final four races of any meeting.
This means on an eight race card races 5-8 are in the quaddie.

Can you only place a Quaddie bet on horse racing?

For those who are fans of harness and greyhound racing you are in luck.
Quaddies extend to both codes of racing and the same rules apply - picking the winners from the last four races on the card.

What is an early Quaddie?

An early quaddie is the same as the regular quaddie but it is held earlier in the racing card.
The early quaddie is the inverse of the regular quaddie. Races 1-4 are the events subject to an early quaddie.


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