(A) The object of the trifecta is to select, in one combination and on one ticket, in exact order, the first, second and third place horses (or first, second and third separate wagering interests if entry or field horses are entered) as officially posted in the designated trifecta race.
(B) The trifecta is calculated as an entirely separate pool and, except for the contingencies below, is calculated in the same general manner as a win pool.
(C) If a horse is scratched or excused from racing, no further tickets shall be sold designating such horse and all tickets sold designating such horse and all tickets sold designating such horse shall be refunded immediately and the money deducted from the gross pool, except in the case of tickets with multiple bets, when the combinations containing the scratch horse shall be refunded after the race is official. The money thus refunded will be deducted from the gross pool.
(D) When there is no ticket sold in the trifecta pool coupling the horses finishing first, second and third, in the exact order of official result, the net pool shall be apportioned equally to those who select correct ticket combinations in the following order of priority:
(1) (1-2-all) if none, then
(2) (1-all-all) if none, then
(3) (all-all-all) (refund)
Failure to select the first horse to win shall cause a full refund of the trifecta pool to those who purchased trifecta tickets.
(E) In the event of a dead heat for first place in a trifecta, the payoff price shall be calculated as in a place pool. The winning combinations shall include the first two horses finishing in either position and the horse finishing third.
(1) In the event of a dead heat for second position in a trifecta, the payoff prices will be calculated as in a place pool. The winning combinations shall include the horse finishing first, and the two horses finishing in a dead heat for second, as finishing in either position.
(2) In the case of a dead heat for third in a trifecta, the payoff prices will be calculated as in a place pool. The winning combinations shall include the horse finishing first, the horse finishing second, and either of the two horses finishing in a dead heat for third.
(3) In the case of a dead heat where there is no winning ticket on one dead heat combination, the entire net pool will go to the other winning combination(s).
(F) If entry or field horses are entered in a trifecta and finish in two or three of the first three positions or if such entry or field horses finish in a dead heat for the first, second or third position, then the next separate wagering interest or interests shall be selected so that the first three separate wagering interests are used in calculating the trifecta payoff for each eligible combination.