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|Rule Text||(a) The Trifecta is a separate pari-mutuel pool established on a single race. The pool consists of amounts wagered on horses to finish first, second and third in that exact order. It is not a parlay and has no connection with or relation to other pools conducted by the association or to rules governing the distribution of other pools.
(b) A valid Trifecta ticket is evidence of a binding contract between the holder of the ticket and the association and constitutes acceptance of Trifecta provisions and rules contained in this article.
(c) No Trifecta pool shall be established for a race with less than four wagering interests scheduled to start when the Trifecta pool opens for wagering in California.
(d) After the stewards' official order of finish is posted, the association shall distribute the net pool to holders of valid tickets that correctly selected the first, second and third finishers.
(e) In a dead heat for first or second position, only tickets selecting the correct order of finish for the first three finishers shall be winning tickets; that is, two horses in a dead heat for first shall be first and second, in either position; and two horses in a dead heat for second shall be second and third, in either position. In a triple dead heat for first, the three horses shall be the winning combination regardless of the order of selection. In a triple dead heat for second, tickets with the correct first selection and two of the three horses shall be winning tickets. In a triple dead heat for third, tickets with the correct first and second selection and one of the three horses shall be winning tickets.
(f) If no ticket correctly selected the first, second and third position, the net pool shall be paid for tickets that selected first and second. If no ticket selected first and second the net pool shall be paid for tickets that selected first. The association shall refund the entire pool if no ticket selected first.
(g) If the stewards scratch a horse or designate a horse to run for purse only in accordance with Rule 1974 of this article before wagering is closed, the association may exchange any ticket that includes the scratched or designated horse. After wagering is closed, tickets selecting a scratched or designated horse, or a horse the stewards declared a nonstarter, shall be eliminated from the pool and the purchase price refunded.
NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 19440, and 19590, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 19590, Business and Professions Code.
1. New rule filed 3-15-91; effective 3-15-91.
2. Repealer of subsections (l) and (m) filed 1-27-92; effective 1-27-92.
3. Amendment of subsection (e) and repealer of subsection (k) filed 6-9-92; effective 7-8-92.
4. Amendment filed 6-5-96; effective 6-5-96.
5. Amendment filed 9-30-99; effective 9-30-99.
6. Amendment filed 12-11-01; effective 1-10-02.
7. Amendment filed 7-21-09; effective 8-20-09.
8. Amendment filed 7-12-11; effective 8-11-11.