Rules of Betting : Trifecta Pool

7.1.
PURPOSE:
The purpose of the Trifecta is to select three horses to finish first, second and third in that order in a race designated in the official race card as a Trifecta Pool race and shall operate where there are three or more runners.

7.2.
UNIT OF BETTING AND MINIMUM BET:
Refer to Chapter 11.

7.3.
TYPES OF ENTRY:
There shall be 5 types of entry, namely:

7.3.1.
A single entry where only 3 horses must be selected to finish in the exact order of selection.

7.3.2.
A box entry where three or more horses may be selected to finish in the first three positions, irrespective of their order.

7.3.3.
A Single Floating Banker Entry where one horse must be selected to run either first, second or third with three or more horses selected to fill the remaining two positions.

7.3.4.
A Double Floating Banker Entry where two horses must be selected to fill any two of the first three positions with two or more horses selected to fill the remaining position.

7.3.5.
A Multiple Entry where one or more horses must be selected for each of the first three positions.

7.4.
CALCULATION OF DIVIDEND:
7.4.1.

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

7.5.
DEAD HEAT:
Notwithstanding the provisions of Rule 7.4. Whenever two or more horses dead heat, the dividend payable will be calculated in the following manner:

7.5.1.
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.

7.5.1.1.
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.

7.5.1.2.
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 horses dead heat for Second place there will be as many winning combinations as there are possible combinations.

7.5.1.3.
In the event of two or more horses dead heating for Third place there will be as many winning combinations as there are dead heaters.

7.5.2.
Should there be no unit bets on one or more of the winning combinations as provided for under Rule

7.5.1.
that portion of the net pool shall be carried forward and dealt with in terms of rule 7.8.

7.6.
LESS THAN THREE RUNNERS FINISHING:
In the event of three or more horses starting a race and less than three horses finishing the race for any reason whatsoever, a dividend will be declared on the first and second placed horses with the field as the third place, or if only one horse finishes, a dividend will be declared on that horse with the field for second place and the field for third place.

7.7.
REFUNDS:
7.7.1.

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

7.7.2.
In the event of a Trifecta pool race being cancelled or abandoned for any reason whatsoever a full refund will be made.

7.8.
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 trifecta pool selected at the sole discretion of the Club, provided that such carry forward is made within one month of the original pool. pool.


 








 
  Some Examples
 
Straight line Trifecta
Horses 3 4 8
To finish 1st 2nd 3rd
   
 
Boxed Trifecta
Horses 3,4,8
To finish 1st, 2nd of 3rd
   
 
 
Single Roving Banker Trifecta
  Roving Banker Boxed Selections
Horses 8 3, 4, 7
To finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd 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 Trifecta can be quickly calculated by using the easi-calc schedule (which is also on the inside cover of race cards).