|Rule No.||Rule Title|
|1976.8||Place Pick (n).|
|Rule Text||(a) The Place Pick (n) is a separate pari-mutuel pool established by the association on a designated number of races. The pool consists of amounts wagered on a horse to finish first or second in each of the races. It is not a parlay and has no connection with or relation to other pools conducted by the association, except for the provisions in subsection (e), or to rules governing the distribution of other pools.
(b) A valid Place Pick (n) ticket shall be evidence of a binding contract between the holder of the ticket and the association and shall constitute an acceptance of Place Pick (n) provisions and rules contained in this Article.
(c) A Place Pick (n) may be given a distinctive name by the association conducting the meeting, subject to Board approval.
(d) If a ticket in any Place Pick (n) race designates a selection that is scratched, excused or determined by the stewards to be a nonstarter in the race, or designates a selection that runs for purse only in accordance with Rule 1974 of this article, the association may substitute the actual favorite, which is determined by the amounts wagered in the win pool at the time of the start of the race, or may allow patrons the option of selecting an alternate wagering interest. The actual favorite or the alternate wagering interest will be substituted for the non-starting selection or the selection designated to run for purse only for all purposes.
(e) In a dead heat for win between two or more horses, only the horses in such dead heat shall be considered winning horses.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (e), a dead heat for second between two or more horses, all such horses together with the horse which finished first shall be considered winning horses.
(f) The association shall distribute the net pool to holders of valid tickets that correctly selected the most first or second place finishers.
(g) All tickets shall be refunded if all races comprising the Place Pick (n) are cancelled or declared as no contest. The entire pool shall be refunded if less than four races are completed and if four or more races are completed the net pool shall be distributed pursuant to subsection (f).
(h) After wagering closes on the first race comprising the Place Pick (n) no ticket shall be sold, exchanged or cancelled. No person shall disclose the number of tickets sold in the Place Pick (n) or the number or amount of tickets that selected winners of Place Pick (n) races until the stewards declare the last race official.
(i) If the racing surface changes from turf to dirt or dirt to turf in any race of a Place Pick (n), and such change is not announced to the public before the close of wagering on the Place Pick (n) pool, all wagers on such race shall be considered winning wagers for the purposes of the Place Pick (n).
NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 19440 and 19590, Business and Professions Code.
Reference: Sections 19593 and 19594, Business and Professions Code.
1. New rule filed 6-4-92; effective 7-4-92.
2. Amendment filed 6-7-94; effective 7-7-94.
3. Amendment filed 7-19-96; effective 8-18-96.
4. Amendment filed 9-26-06; effective 10-25-06
5. Amendment filed 7-12-11; effective 8-11-11