(A) The object of the twin trifecta is to select in one combination on one ticket, the first three horses (or the first, second and third separate wagering interests if there are entry or field horses entered), in exact order as officially posted, in the first designated race. Then, after exchanging such winning tickets, to select three horses to finish in exact order as officially posted, in the second designated race. Permit holders may give different names to this wager, but should notify the commission of such choice of names. Not more than two races may elapse between the first and second races of this wager, and such races must be clearly designated in the program.
(B) The twin trifecta will be calculated as an entirely separate pool and will be calculated in the general manner of a win pool.
(C) After wagering closes for the first race of the designated two races of the twin trifecta, all applicable commissions will be deducted from the pool in accordance with the laws of the state of Ohio. The remaining net pool will then be divided into two separate pools of equal amounts.
(D) The money in the first part of the divided pool will be distributed to the holders of the twin trifecta tickets selecting the first three horses in exact order of finish, in the first designated twin trifecta race. The term "first part of divided pool" shall mean one half of the net distributable pool of the total money wagered in the twin trifecta on the current day's program only. Specifically excluded therefrom shall be any carryover of any twin trifecta pool from any previous day's program.
(E) The second half of the divided pool will be placed in a separate pool to be distributed to the holders of "second half" twin trifecta tickets selecting the first three horses, in exact order, on the second designated twin trifecta race.
(F) In the first race of the twin trifecta only, except on mandatory payout days, if there is a failure to select the first three horses, in exact order of finish, no exchange tickets will be issued and only monetary payoffs shall be made on twin trifecta tickets selecting horses in the following order of priority:
(1) (1-2-all) if none, then
Failure of any ticket to select one of the above combinations will result in a complete refund of that day's twin trifecta pool to all persons holding current twin trifecta tickets (all-all-all). Any ticket within the applicable order of priority as aforesaid shall be deemed a winning ticket entitling the holder thereof to the applicable payoff from the first part of the divided pool. On mandatory payout days only, if no ticket selects the first three horses in exact order, the above order of priority will be used to issue an exchange ticket as well as pay the applicable share of the first part of the divided pool.
(G) After the official declaration of the first three horses to finish in the first race of the twin trifecta, each bettor holding a winning ticket must, prior to the running of the second designated race of the twin trifecta, exchange such winning ticket for both:
(1) the monetary value from the first part of the divided pool, as established by the mutuel department of the permit holder, and
(2) a twin trifecta exchange ticket which designates the bettor's selection of the three horses for finish in that order in the second designated race of the twin trifecta. No further money shall be required of the holder of the winning ticket in order to make the exchange. Until the second race of the twin trifecta has been declared official, no person shall disclose the number of winning twin trifecta tickets eligible for exchange in the second twin trifecta race, nor shall any person disclose any information regarding those tickets during the exchange process.
(H) No twin trifecta exchange tickets upon the second race of the twin trifecta shall be issued except upon surrender of the winning twin trifecta ticket from the first race of the twin trifecta as described in this rule. Windows for the purpose of cashing and exchanging twin trifecta tickets shall be open only after the first race of the twin trifecta has been declared official and such windows shall close when wagering closes for the race designated as the second race of the twin trifecta.
(I) If a winning twin trifecta ticket from the first race is not presented for cashing and exchange within the time provided above, the bettor may still collect the monetary value attached to the ticket but forfeits all rights to any distribution of the second race twin trifecta pool.
(J) If a horse is scratched or declared a nonstarter in the first race of the twin trifecta, all twin trifecta tickets issued which include the scratched horse will be refunded. If a horse is scratched late in the second race of the twin trifecta, public address announcements will be made and a reasonable time, as determined by the mutuel manager and presiding judge, will be given for exchange of tickets on the scratched horse. If such an announcement and reasonable time cannot be made, the stewards may provide for the distribution of the second part of the program's divided pool as provided for in paragraph (M) of this rule. A horse which is declared a non-starter in the second race of the twin trifecta shall be deemed a starter for the purposes of paragraphs (L) and (N) of this rule.
(K) In the event of a dead heat or dead heats in either the first or second half of the twin trifecta, all twin trifecta tickets selecting the correct order of finish counting a horse in a dead heat as finishing in any position deadheated shall be winning tickets. In the case of a dead heat occurring in either the first or last half of the twin trifecta, the pools shall be calculated as a place pool.
(L) In the event there is no twin trifecta ticket issued accurately selecting the officially declared first three finishers of the second twin trifecta race in the exact order, such second race pool, as divided earlier, shall be held for the next consecutive racing day program and combined with that program's second race twin trifecta pool. This sum shall be termed the "carryover jackpot." Distribution of this special cumulative second race twin trifecta pool shall be made only upon the accurate selection, in exact order, of the first three officially declared finishers of the designated second race of the twin trifecta except on designated mandatory payout performances (see paragraph (N) of this rule).
(M) If, for any reason, the second half of the twin trifecta contest is officially cancelled or officially declared "no contest", all exchange tickets and outstanding first half winning twin trifecta tickets shall be entitled to the remaining amount of the current program's divided pool. The carryover pool will remain undistributed.
(N) On a mandatory distribution performance, the current carryover jackpot plus the second half pool from the program will be combined and distributed to the holders of exchange tickets who selected horses in exact official order of finish in the following order of priority:
(1) (1-2-3) if none, then
(2) (1-2-all) if none, then
(3) (1-all-all) if none, then
(O) On a scheduled mandatory distribution performance, if there are no first half tickets selecting one of the combinations in paragraph (F) of this rule, then aside from the refund of all twin trifecta tickets referred to in paragraph (F) of this rule, the current carryover jackpot will not be distributed, but will carry over to the next racing day. That next day must also be designated a mandatory distribution performance for which the same order of priority rules in paragraph (F) of this rule apply. When advertising a mandatory distribution performance, permit holders should include a disclaimer covering this one exception.
(P) On a scheduled mandatory payout day, if the second half of the twin trifecta contest is officially cancelled or declared "no contest", all exchange tickets and outstanding first half winning twin trifecta tickets will be entitled to share in the carryover pool.
(Q) Sales of twin trifecta tickets other than from the permit holder's ticket-issuing machines or from one individual to another shall be deemed illegal and prohibited. Exchange tickets shall be nontransferable. Holders of transferred exchange tickets shall not be entitled to any winnings. Persons involved in the unauthorized transfer of exchange tickets shall be subject to ejection from the parimutuel facility.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates:
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3769.03
Rule Amplifies: 3769.03
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/1985, 5/21/1990, 6/1/1993, 9/1/1994, 6/1/1995, 1/1/2004