Rules of Betting : Quartet Pool

8.1
PURPOSE:
The purpose of the Quartet is to select four horses to finish first, second, third and fourth in that order in a race designated in the official race card as a Quartet Pool race and shall operate where there are four or more runners.

8.2
UNIT OF BETTING AND MINIMUM BET:
Refer to Chapter 11.

8.3
TYPES OF ENTRY:
There shall be 6 types of entry, namely:

8.3.1
A Single Entry where only 4 horses must be selected to finish in the exact order of selection.

8.3.1
A Box Entry where four or more horses may be selected to finish in the first four positions, irrespective of their order.

8.3.3
A Single Floating Banker Entry where one horse must be selected to run either first, second, third or fourth with four or more horses selected to fill the remaining three positions.

8.3.4
A Double Floating Banker Entry where two horses must be selected to fill any two of the first four positions with three or more horses selected to fill the remaining two positions.

8.3.5
A Triple Floating Banker Entry where three horses must be selected to fill any three of the first four positions with two or more horses selected to fill the remaining position.

8.3.6
A Multiple Entry where one or more horses must be selected for each of the first four positions.

8.4
CALCULATION OF DIVIDEND:
8.4.1

The dividend shall be determined by dividing the net pool by the total number of unit bets on the winning combination/s.

8.5
DEAD HEAT:
Notwithstanding the provisions of Rule 8.4, whenever two or more horses dead heat the dividend payable will be calculated in the following manner:

8.5.1
In the event of a dead heat resulting in more than one winning combination, the net pool shall be divided into as many equal portions as there are winning combinations, and each such portion shall then be divided by the number of unit bets on each of the combinations.

8.5.1.1
In the event of a dead heat for the First place between two horses they will be deemed to have run First and Second, Second and First. There will therefore be two winning combinations. Should three or more horses dead heat for First place there will be as many winning combinations as there are possible combinations.

8.5.1.2
In the event of a dead heat for Second place between two horses they will be deemed to have run Second and Third, Third and Second. There will therefore be two winning combinations. Should three or more horse dead heat for Second place there will be as many winning combinations as there are possible combinations.

8.5.1.3
In the event of two or more horses dead heating for Third place they will be deemed to have run Third and Fourth, Fourth and Third. There will therefore be two winning combinations. Should three or more horses dead heat for Third place there will be as many winning combinations as there are possible combinations.

8.5.1.4
In the event of two or more horses dead heating for Fourth place there will be as many winning combinations as there are dead heaters.

8.5.2
Should there be no unit bets on one or more of the winning combinations as provided for under rule 8.5.1. that portion of the net pool shall be carried forward and dealt with in terms of rule 8.8.

8.6
LESS THAN FOUR RUNNERS FINISHING:
In the event of four or more horses starting a race and less than four horses finishing the race for any reason whatsoever, a dividend will be declared on the placed horses completing the race with the field in the other unfilled position/s.

8.7
REFUNDS:
8.7.1

In the event of a selected horse being withdrawn a refund of the investment affected by the withdrawal will be made.

8.7.2
In the event of a Quartet pool race being cancelled or abandoned for any reason whatsoever a full refund will be made.

8.8
CARRY FORWARD:
In the event of there being no ticket on any of the winning combinations, the net pool will be carried forward and added to a net quartet pool selected at the sole discretion of the Club, provided that such carry forward is made within one month of the original pool


 








 
  Example  
 
Triple Roving Banker Quarter
  Roving Banker Boxed Selections
Horses 3, 6, 8 2, 7
To finish All must finish in any three of the first four positions in any order Any two must finish in the remaining two position
     
By increasing the possible combinations, one can increase the chances of winning. The cost of a Quartet can be quickly calculated by using the easy-calculation schedule (which is also on the inside cover of race cards).