Conn. Agencies Regs. § 12-574-B37 - Placing, conditions and purse

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) Placing and money distribution.
(1) Unless otherwise provided in the conditions, all purses shall be distributed on the dash basis with the money awarded according to a horse's position in each separate dash or heat of the race.
(A) Purse money distribution in overnight events shall be limited to five monies.
(2) Dashes. Unless otherwise specified in the conditions, the money distribution in dashes shall be 45 percent, 25 percent, 15 percent, 10 percent, and 5 percent. In early closing races, late closing races or added money events, if there are less than five (5) starters, the remaining premium shall go to the race winner unless the conditions call for a different distribution. In overnight events if there are less than five (5) starters the premium for the positions for which there are no starters may be retained by the track.
(A) If there be any premium or premiums for which horses have started but were unable to finish, due to an accident, all unoffending horses who did not finish will share equally in such premium or premiums.
(B) If there be any premium or premiums for which horses have started but were unable to finish and the situation is not covered by rule (a) (2) (A) of this section, such premium shall be paid to the winner.
(3) Every heat a race. The purse shall be distributed as in dash races with nothing set aside for the race winner.
(4) Placing system. If the placing system is specified in the conditions, the purse shall be distributed according to the standing of the horses in the summary. In order to share in the purse distribution, each horse must complete the race and compete in each heat to which he is eligible. A horse must win two heats to be declared the race winner and such horse shall stand first in the summary. In deciding the rank of the horses other than the race winner, a horse that has been placed first in one heat shall be ranked better than any other horse that has been placed second any number of heats; a horse that has been placed second in one heat shall be ranked better than any other horse that has been placed third in any number of heats, etc.; e.g., a horse finishing 3-6 would be ranked ahead of another horse finishing 4-4. A horse finishing in a dead heat would be ranked below another horse finishing in the same position and not in a dead heat. If there be any premium for which no horse has maintained a position, it shall go to the race winner, but the number of premiums awarded need not exceed the number of horses that started in the race. Unless otherwise specified in the conditions, the money shall be divided 50 percent, 25 percent, 15 percent, and 10 percent.
(5) Two in three. In a two in three race, a horse must win two heats to win the race, and there shall be 10 percent set aside for the race winner. The purse shall be divided and awarded according to the finish in each of the first two or three heats, as the case may be. If the race is unfinished at the end of the third heat, all but the heat winners or horses making a dead heat for first shall be ruled out. The fourth heat when required, shall be raced for the 10 percent set aside for the winner. If there be any third or fourth premiums, etc., for which no horse has maintained a specific place, the premium therefor shall go to the winner of that heat, but the number of premiums distributed need not exceed the number of horses starting in the race. In a two-year-old race, if there are two heat winners and they have made a dead heat in the third heat, the race shall be declared finished and the colt standing best in the summary shall be awarded the 10 percent if the two heat winners make a dead heat and stand the same in the summary, the 10 percent shall be divided equally between them.
(b) Computation and payment of purses. Any association which has an agreement with the horsemen to pay purses of an established percentage of the association's share of the revenue obtained from the money wagered, shall each week post a statement of the previous week's handle, the proposed allotment to horsemen and the amount of purses paid. Such posting shall be on the bulletin board in the entry room.
(c) Delivering of winnings to owners. Winnings from horses shall not be delivered to any owner until the owner has first been duly licensed by the commission for the current season.
(d) Deductions. All purses contested for shall be distributed according to the conditions of the race. No deduction, voluntary or involuntary, may be made from any purse or stake or futurity other than for payments to be made to owners, nominators or breeders of money winning horses and organization or promotion expense stipulated for stakes and futurities.
(e) Special awards. Except for awards to be made to drivers of horses breaking or equaling track or world records, or to leading drivers at a race meeting, no association shall advertise to pay or pay any awards other than to the owners, nominators or breeders of money winning horses.

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Conn. Agencies Regs. § 12-574-B37

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