Conn. Agencies Regs. § 12-574-A19 - Trifecta

(a) Rules governing. At tracks which have the trifecta pool, the rules of this section will govern the system used.
(b) Permitted. Trifecta wagering shall be permitted only in accordance with section 12-574-A16 of these regulations.
(c) Rules printed in program. The rules for trifecta shall be printed in the daily racing programs sold to the public within the premises of the racing association.
(d) Definition. The trifecta is a contract by the purchaser of a ticket combining three (3) horses in a single race, selecting the first three (3) finishers in the exact order of finish as officially posted.
(e) No exchange of tickets. There positively shall be no exchange of tickets after the purchaser thereof has left the sales window.
(f) Not a parlay. The trifecta is not a "parlay" and has no connection with or relation to any other pool, and is no part of the win, place and show pools, daily double, exacta, quinella, superfecta, or other wagering pool. All tickets will be calculated in an entirely separate pool.
(g) Selected by numbers. Selections are to be made by program numbers and not necessarily by post position numbers. Image numbers appearing on the tickets are program numbers of the horses.
(h) Calculation and distribution of pools. The trifecta shall be calculated and distributed as follows: the net pool divided by the amount wagered on the winning combinations determines the payoff per dollar bet, including profit and wager.
(i) Entries, fields. Coupled entries and fields are prohibited in trifecta races.
(j) Determination of winner, refund. If no ticket is sold on a winning combination of a trifecta pool, the net pool shall then be apportioned equally between those having tickets selecting the first and second place horses. If no ticket is sold selecting the first and second horse in the trifecta pool, the net pool shall then be apportioned equally between those having tickets selecting the horse or horses that finished first in the trifecta race. Failure to select the winner to win shall cause a refund to all trifecta ticket holders.
(k) Scratched or excused horse. Should any horse entered in an trifecta race be scratched or excused by the stewards after wagering has commenced, or should any horse be prevented from racing because of the failure of the starting gate to open, all tickets including such horse shall be deducted from the trifecta pool and money refunded to the purchasers of tickets on the horse so excused or prevented from racing.
(l) Dead heat. In the event of a dead heat or dead heats, all trifecta tickets selecting the correct order of finish, counting a horse in a dead heat as finishing in either position dead heated, shall be winning tickets and contrary to the show pool practice the aggregate number of winning tickets shall divide the net pool and be paid the same payoff price.
(m) Design of tickets. The design of trifecta tickets shall be clearly and immediately distinguishable from other pari-mutuel tickets.
(n) Denominations and machines. Trifecta tickets shall be sold only in denominations approved by the commission and only from machines capable of issuing three numbers.
(o) Hold tickets. Tickets should be retained until the results have been declared official.
(p) Permitted sales. Sale of trifecta tickets other than through pari-mutuel machines shall be deemed illegal and is prohibited.


Conn. Agencies Regs. § 12-574-A19

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