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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 8TEXAS RACING COMMISSION
CHAPTER 321PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING
SUBCHAPTER CREGULATION OF LIVE WAGERING
DIVISION 2DISTRIBUTION OF PARI-MUTUEL POOLS
RULE §321.315Tri-Superfecta

(a) The tri-superfecta is not a parlay and has no connection with or relation to the win, place, or show pools on the tote board. All tickets on the tri-superfecta shall be calculated as a separate pool.

(b) The tri-superfecta requires selection of the first three finishers, in exact order, in the first of two designated races. Each winning ticket for the first tri-superfecta race must be exchanged for a free ticket on the second tri-superfecta race to remain eligible for the second-half tri-superfecta pool. Such tickets may be exchanged only at designated attended ticket windows before the start of the second tri-superfecta race. Winning first-half tri-superfecta wagers will receive both an exchange and a monetary payout. Both of the designated tri-superfecta races shall be included in one tri-superfecta pool.

(c) After wagering closes for the first-half of the tri-superfecta and commissions have been deducted from the pool, the net pool shall then be divided equally into two separate pools: the first-half tri-superfecta pool and the second-half tri-superfecta pool.

(d) In the first tri-superfecta race only, the first-half tri-superfecta pool shall be distributed according to the following precedence, based upon the official order of finish for the first tri-superfecta race:

  (1) As a single price pool to those whose combination finished in correct sequence as the first three betting interests; but if there are no such wagers, then

  (2) As a single price pool to those whose combination included, in correct sequence, the first two betting interests; but if there are no such wagers, then

  (3) As a single price pool to those whose combination included, in correct sequence, the first and third betting interests; but if there are no such wagers, then

  (4) As a single price pool to those whose combination correctly selected the first-place betting interest; but if there are no such wagers, then

  (5) As a single price pool to those whose combination included, in correct sequence, the second and third betting interests; but if there are no such wagers, then

  (6) As a single price pool to those whose combination correctly selected the second-place betting interest; but if there are no such wagers, then

  (7) As a single price pool to those whose combination correctly selected the third-place betting interest; but if there are no such wagers, then

  (8) The tri-superfecta pool shall be canceled and the entire pool shall be carried forward to the next consecutive performance and combined with that performance's second-half tri-superfecta pool.

(e) If no first-half tri-superfecta ticket selects the first three finishers of that race in exact order, no exchange tickets for the second-half tri-superfecta pool will be issued and the second-half tri-superfecta pool shall be carried over and added to the tri-superfecta carryover pool.

(f) A first-half tri-superfecta ticket that selects the first three finishers of that race in exact order may be exchanged for a ticket selecting the first four finishers of the second tri-superfecta race. The second-half tri-superfecta pool shall be distributed according to the following precedence, based upon the official order of finish for the second tri-superfecta race:

  (1) As a single price pool, including the carryover, to those whose combination finished in correct sequence as the first four betting interests; but if there are no such tickets, then

  (2) The second-half tri-superfecta pool for that contest shall be carried forward to the next consecutive performance and shall be combined with that performance's second-half tri-superfecta pool.

(g) If a winning first-half tri-superfecta ticket is not presented for cashing and exchange before the start of the second tri-superfecta race, the ticket holder may collect the monetary value associated with the first-half tri-superfecta pool but forfeits all right to a distribution of the second-half tri-superfecta pool.

(h) If fewer than six horses of different betting interests leave the paddock for the first tri-superfecta race or fewer than six greyhounds start the first tri-superfecta race, the tri-superfecta contest shall be canceled and the entire tri-superfecta pool for that performance shall be refunded.

(i) Before the running of the first tri-superfecta race, if due to a scratch the second tri-superfecta race has fewer than seven horses of different betting interests or fewer than seven greyhounds of different betting interests, the tri-superfecta shall be canceled and the entire tri-superfecta pool for that performance shall be refunded.

(j) After the running of the first tri-superfecta race, if due to a late scratch, the second tri-superfecta race has fewer than seven horses of different betting interests that start or has fewer than seven greyhounds of different betting interests that start, all exchange tickets and outstanding first-half winning tickets shall be entitled to the second-half tri-superfecta pool for that performance as a single price pool, but not the tri-superfecta carryover.

(k) Coupled entries and mutuel fields may not be permitted in a tri-superfecta horse contest unless there are six or more betting interests and seven or more betting interests in the second race. Coupled entries or mutuel fields in a tri-superfecta race shall race as a single betting interest for the purpose of mutuel pool calculations and payout to the public.

(l) If a betting interest in the first tri-superfecta race is scratched, all tri-superfecta wagers including the scratched betting interest shall be refunded.

(m) If a betting interest in the second tri-superfecta race is scratched, an announcement concerning the scratch shall be made and a reasonable amount of time shall be provided to exchange tickets that include the scratched betting interest.

(n) If there is a dead heat or multiple dead heats in either the first or second tri-superfecta race, all tri-superfecta wagers selecting the correct order of finish, counting a betting interest involved in a dead heat as finishing in any dead-heated position, shall be a winner. In the case of a dead heat occurring in:

  (1) the first tri-superfecta race, the payout shall be calculated as a profit split; and

  (2) the second tri-superfecta race, the payout shall be calculated as a single price pool.

(o) If either of the tri-superfecta races are canceled prior to the first tri-superfecta race, or if the first tri-superfecta race is declared "no contest", the entire tri-superfecta pool for that performance shall be refunded and the second-half pool shall be canceled.

(p) If the second tri-superfecta race is canceled or declared "no contest" on a:

  (1) non-designated mandatory payout performance, all exchange tickets and outstanding first-half winning tri-superfecta tickets shall be entitled to the net tri-superfecta pool for that performance as a single price pool, but not the tri-superfecta carryover. If there are no such tickets, the net tri-superfecta pool shall be carried over to the next consecutive performance and combined with that performance's second-half tri-superfecta pool; and

  (2) designated mandatory payout performance, all exchange tickets and outstanding first-half winning tri-superfecta tickets as determined by subsection (s) of this section shall be entitled to the net tri-superfecta pool for that performance and the tri-superfecta carryover as a single price pool.

(q) An association may file a written request for permission to distribute the tri-superfecta carryover on a specific performance with the executive secretary. The request must contain justification for the distribution, an explanation of the benefit to be derived, and the intended date and performance for the distribution.

(r) Distribution on Mandatory Payout.

  (1) Notwithstanding subsections (e) and (t) of this section, on the last performance of a race meet or a designated mandatory payout performance, exchange tickets will be issued for those combinations selecting the greatest number of betting interests in the first tri-superfecta race in the following order:

    (A) As a single price pool to those whose combination finished in correct sequence as the first three betting interests; but if there are no such wagers, then

    (B) As a single price pool to those whose combination included, in correct sequence, the first two betting interests; but if there are no such wagers, then

    (C) As a single price pool to those whose combination included, in correct sequence, the first and third betting interests; but if there are no such wagers, then

    (D) As a single price pool to those whose combination correctly selected the first-place betting interest; but if there are no such wagers, then

    (E) As a single price pool to those whose combination included, in correct sequence, the second and third betting interests; but if there are no such wagers, then

    (F) As a single price pool to those whose combination correctly selected the second-place betting interest; but if there are no such wagers, then

    (G) As a single price pool to those whose combination correctly selected the third-place betting interest.

  (2) Notwithstanding subsections (e) and (t) of this section, on the last performance of a race meeting or a designated mandatory payout performance, if there are no wagers selecting the finishers in the order described in paragraph (1) of this subsection and there is a carryover, all first-half tickets are considered winners and the tri-superfecta pool for that performance and the tri-superfecta carryover shall be distributed equally among them.

  (3) Notwithstanding subsections (e) and (t) of this section, on the last performance of a race meeting or a designated mandatory payout performance, if there are no wagers selecting the finishers in the order described in paragraph (1) of this subsection and there is no carryover, the tri-superfecta shall be canceled and the entire tri-superfecta pool shall be refunded.

(s) Notwithstanding subsections (f) and (t) of this section, on the last performance of a race meeting or on a designated mandatory payout performance, the following precedence will be followed in determining winning tickets for the second-half of the tri-superfecta:

  (1) As a single price pool to those whose combination finished in correct sequence as the first four betting interests; but if there are no such wagers, then

  (2) As a single price pool to those whose combination included, in correct sequence, the first three betting interests; but if there are no such wagers, then

  (3) As a single price pool to those whose combination included, in correct sequence, the first two betting interests; but if there are no such wagers, then

  (4) As a single price pool to those whose combination correctly selected the first-place betting interest; but if there are no such wagers, then

  (5) As a single price pool to those whose combination included, in correct sequence, the second-place betting interests; but if there are no such wagers, then

  (6) As a single price pool to those whose combination correctly selected the third-place betting interest; but if there are no such wagers, then

  (7) As a single price pool to those whose combination correctly selected the fourth-place betting interest; but if there are no such wagers, then

  (8) As a single price pool to holders of valid exchange tickets; but if there are no such persons, then

  (9) As a single price pool to holders of outstanding first-half winning tickets.

(t) Cap on Carryover.

  (1) The tri-superfecta carryover may be capped at a designated level approved by the executive secretary so that if, at the close of any performance, the amount in the tri-superfecta carryover equals or exceeds the designated cap, the tri-superfecta carryover will be frozen until it is won or distributed under other provisions of this section. After the tri-superfecta carryover is frozen, 50% of the tri-superfecta pool shall be distributed to winners of the first tri-superfecta contest using the following precedence:

    (A) As a single price pool to those whose combination finished in correct sequence as the first three betting interests; but if there are no such wagers, then

    (B) As a single price pool to those whose combination included, in correct sequence, the first two betting interests; but if there are no such wagers, then

    (C) As a single price pool to those whose combination included, in correct sequence, the first and third betting interests; but if there are no such wagers, then

    (D) As a single price pool to those whose combination correctly selected the first-place betting interest; but if there are no such wagers, then

    (E) As a single price pool to those whose combination included, in correct sequence, the second and third betting interests; but if there are no such wagers, then

    (F) As a single price pool to those whose combination correctly selected the second-place betting interest; but if there are no such wagers, then

    (G) As a single price pool to those whose combination correctly selected the third-place betting interest; but if there are no such wagers, then

Cont'd...

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