3769-13-25 Tri-super wagering.

(A) The object of the tri-super is to select in one combination, and on one ticket, three horses or separate betting interests (if field or entry horses are involved), that will finish first, second, and third in exact order, as officially posted, in the first designated race. Then, after exchanging such winning tickets, select four horses or betting interests that will finish first, second, third, and fourth in exact order in the second designated race, as officially posted. Permit holders may give different names to this type of wagering but should notify the commission of such choice of names. Not more than one race may elapse between the first and second races of this wager and such races must be clearly designated in the program.

(B) The tri-super is calculated as an entirely separate pool and is calculated as a win pool.

(C) After wagering closes on the first half of the tri-super, the commission on the pool will be deducted in accordance with the laws of the state of Ohio and the remaining net pool will be divided into two separate pools of equal amounts.

(D) The money in the first part of the divided pool shall be distributed to the holders of tickets selecting the first three horses in exact order of the first race of the designated tri-super. The term "first part of divided pool" refers to one-half of the net pool of the total money wagered in the tri-super on the current day's program only, and specifically excludes any cumulative pool from previous days' programs.

(E) The second half of the net pool will be placed in a separate pool, called the carryover pool, for those holders of "second-half" tickets that select the first four horses in exact order in the second designated race.

(F) In the first designated race only, except on mandatory payout days, if no ticket is sold selecting the first three finishers in exact order, no exchange tickets will be issued and only monetary payoffs will be paid to those winners selecting finishers in the following order of priority:

(1) (1-2-all) if none, then

(2) (1-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. If none of the above combinations produce a winning ticket, the tri-super shall be canceled for the day and a complete refund of the day's tri-super pool shall be made to all holding valid tri-super tickets (all-all-all). On mandatory payout days only, if no ticket selects the first three horses of the first race of the tri-super in exact order, the above order 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) In the event of a dead heat in either the first or second race of the tri-super, all tickets with the correct order of finish counting a horse in the dead heat as finishing in any position dead-heated shall be a winning ticket and the payoff shall be calculated as a place pool. 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).

(H) After the first race of the designated tri-super is declared official, each bettor holding a winning ticket must, prior to the second designated race, exchange such ticket for the monetary value as determined by the mutuel department and a tri-super exchange ticket selecting the first four finishers of the second designated race in exact order. No further money shall be required to make such exchange. Until the second race of the tri-super has been declared official, no person shall disclose the number of winning tri-super tickets eligible for exchange in the second tri-super race, nor shall any person disclose any information regarding those tickets during the exchange process.

(I) No tri-super exchange ticket can be issued except upon surrender of a winning ticket from the first race of the tri-super as described above. If a winning ticket from the first race is not presented for cashing and exchange before the closing of the second race, the holder may still collect the monetary value but forfeits all right to any distribution of the second race pool of the tri-super.

(J) If a horse is scratched or declared a non-starter in either race of this wager before the running of the first race, all tri-super tickets on the scratched horse or horses will be refunded and reasonable time will be made available for new selections. If a horse is scratched in the second race after the first race has become official and the exchange has begun, then all tri-super exchange tickets on the scratched horse or horses may be re-exchanged. If a horse is scratched late in the second race of the tri-super, public address announcements will be made and reasonable time, as determined by the mutuel manager and state steward, will be allowed for such exchange. If such an announcement and reasonable time cannot be made, the stewards may provide for the distribution of the second part of the programs divided pool as provided for in paragraph (L) of this rule. A horse which is declared a non-starter in the second race of the tri-super shall be deemed a starter for the purposes of paragraphs (K) and (N) of this rule.

(K) In the event there is no tri-super exchange ticket selecting the first four horses in exact order as officially posted, the second half of the divided pool shall be held for the next consecutive racing program and placed in the carryover pool. Distribution of this pool will be only to those who select the first four runners of the second designated race of the tri-super in exact order as officially posted, unless there is a "mandatory" payout.

(L) If, for any reason, the second half of the tri-super contest is officially cancelled or officially declared "no contest", all exchange tickets and outstanding first half winning tri-super tickets shall be entitled to the remaining amount of the current program's divided pool. The carryover pool will remain undistributed.

(M) On a scheduled mandatory payout performance, first half tickets must select one combination in order of priority in paragraph (F) of this rule. If there are no first half tickets with such selections, then aside from the refund of all tri-super tickets referred to in paragraph (F) of this rule, the carryover jackpot will not be distributed but will carry over to the next racing day. The next day will also be designated a mandatory payoff performance for which the same order of priority in paragraph (F) of this rule will apply. When advertising such a mandatory payoff distribution, permit holders should include a disclaimer covering this one exception.

(N) On a scheduled mandatory distribution performance, the current carryover jackpot plus the second half pool from the current program will be combined and distributed equally to holders of exchange tickets selecting horses in exact official order of finish in the following order of priority:

(1) (1-2-3-4) if none, then

(2) (1-2-3-all) if none, then

(3) (1-2-all-all) if none, then

(4) (1-all-all-all) if none, then

(5) (all-all-all-all)

(O) On a scheduled mandatory payout day, if the second half of the tri-super contest is officially cancelled or declared "no contest", all exchange tickets and outstanding first half winning tri-super tickets will be entitled to share in the carryover pool.

(P) Sales of tri-super 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 pari-mutuel facility.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/11/2008 and 09/11/2013

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 3769.03

Rule Amplifies: 3769.03

Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/85, 5/21/90, 3/20/95, 1/1/04