One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A bet in which the winners of four specified races, matches, etc. must be predicted.‘they took a decent amount of money and invested it in a quadrella’
- ‘Punters generally had the better of the battle yesterday but many were thrown out of the quadrella when $21.00 chance Overproof won the first leg.’
- ‘He could well claim three legs of the Canterbury quadrella as they have him booked for Number One Gun in the final event.’
- ‘Today he gets the chance to try for the quadrella.’
- ‘"Most of us like me use the word tragedy if we miss out on a quadrella or our horse gets beaten in a photo finish," he said.’
- ‘During the carnival, Bourke has been trying to guide readers to a quadrella win.’
- ‘She took a break in the next two races before launching her streak, winning the next four races on the eight-race meeting to land the quadrella.’
- ‘There are always one or two dead certs, perhaps even enough for a quadrella.’
- ‘He wanted to have the Defence Force Cup as part of the day's quadrella.’
- ‘The trainer must have destroyed the dreams of quadrella punters when his gelding arrived late on the scene.’
- ‘The horse knocked out just about everyone in the first leg of the quadrella when he beat the favourite by a half neck.’
1970s: from quadri-, modelled on quinella.
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