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23:52 Jul 17, 2005
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Sports / Fitness / Recreation / Bettting rules for horse races
French term or phrase: cinq à cinq (in horse racing)
Dans le cas de « dead heat » de cinq chevaux ou plus classés à la première place, les combinaisons
payables à un rapport « Quinté » sont toutes les combinaisons des chevaux classés premiers pris cinq à cinq.

I don't need the whole sentence translated, but does anyone know how the "cinq à cinq" part is normally said in English when referring to horse racing?
Carolyn Denoncourt
United States
Local time: 11:41
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Summary of answers provided
4 +3five-horse combination
lenkl
1 +3five out of five?
mariamanuela
2Actually, given the context......Anna Maria Augustine at proZ.com


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cinq à cinq (in horse racing)
five out of five?


Explanation:
well , I tried...

mariamanuela
Native speaker of: Native in RomanianRomanian
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Thank you all for your efforts. Unfortunately none of these really applied to this sentence. The horses are "pris" "cinq a cinq" to make all the possible combinations. I finally translated it "by fives"

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agree  Nick Lingris: Can't think of anything else, either. This is a French system. Here's an interesting link: http://aurelis.free.fr/main.htm
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agree  chinesetrans
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agree  Sinziana Paltineanu
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Comment: Thank you all for your efforts. Unfortunately none of these really applied to this sentence. The horses are "pris" "cinq a cinq" to make all the possible combinations. I finally translated it "by fives"

6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
cinq à cinq (in horse racing)
five-horse combination


Explanation:
Your're looking too far. This is not a specific horse-betting term. What it says is that, in a "quinella" race, if five or more horse finish first in a dead heat, the winning bets are all combination of five horses from those that arrived first. "Cinq à cinq" simply means that the combinations are only those involving five horses (cinq par cinq would be an other way of putting it). Now for the odds of five horses finishing in a dead heat...

lenkl
Local time: 17:41

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Charlie Bavington: see also http://www.iasbet.com/site/Help/help.aspx?Index=16&Page=Help...
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agree  xxxBesmir: What lenkl said is exactly what this horse farm guy just told me: it is not a horse betting term at all, it refers to the breed of the horse meaning that if 5 Arabian stallions raced and all 5 come first then it's 5 a 5. Leave it as it is in translation
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agree  Michele Fauble
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5
cinq à cinq (in horse racing)
Actually, given the context......


Explanation:
my note to you might be right but I can't go ask at the PMU café near me till around 4pm Monday and someone else might be able to help out before than.
I will check back here tho just in case.

Anyway, say you bet on five horses and they all came in, in the order you placed the bets....well it is well nigh impossible but you win high stakes if it happens. You stand a better chance of winning on two horses coming in in a row but if you bet on five, and they come in, well it's the jackpot! But, you win more than five times the amount you bet.

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Note added at 17 hrs 55 mins (2005-07-18 17:48:06 GMT)
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Well, at the PMU café near me, they said it means you bet 5 euros plus 5 euros meaning ten euros, then if the horse you bet on comes in first you win a jackpot.

Anna Maria Augustine at proZ.com
France
Local time: 17:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
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