3769-3-36 Exacta (n).

(A) The exacta(n) requires selection of the first two finishers, in their exact order, in each of a designated number of contests. The association must obtain written approval from the commission concerning the scheduling of exacta(n) contests, the designation of one of the methods prescribed in paragraph (B) of this rule, and the amount of any cap to be set on the carryover. Any changes to the approved exacta(n) format require prior approval from the commission.

(B) The exacta(n) pool shall be apportioned under one of the following methods:

(1) Method one, exacta(n) with no minor pool and no carryover: The net exacta(n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool to those who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in each of the exacta(n) contests, based upon the official order of finish. If there are no wagers selecting the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in each of the exacta(n) contests, the net exacta(n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool to those who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in the greatest number of exacta(n) contests. If there are no winning wagers, the entire pool shall be refunded on exacta(n) wagers for those contests.

(2) Method two, exacta(n) with no minor pool and carryover instead of a refund: The net exacta(n) pool and the carryover, if any, shall be distributed as a single price pool to those who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in each of the exacta(n) contests, based upon the official order of finish. If there are no wagers selecting the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in each of the exacta(n) contests, the net exacta(n) pool and the carryover shall be distributed as a single price pool to those who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in the greatest number of exacta(n) contests. If there are no winning wagers, the net exacta(n) pool shall be added to the carryover.

(3) Method three, exacta(n) with no minor pool and carryover: The net exacta(n) pool and the carryover, if any, shall be distributed as a single price pool to those who selected the first and second place finishers, in the exact order, in each of the exacta(n) contests, based upon the official order of finish. If there are no winning wagers, the net exacta(n) pool shall be added to the carryover.

(4) Method four, exacta(n) with minor pool and no carryover: The major share of the net exacta(n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool to those who selected the first and second finishers, in exact order, in each of the exacta(n) contests, based upon the official order of finish. The minor share of the net exacta(n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool to those who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in the second greatest number of exacta(n) contests, based upon the official order of finish. If there are no wagers selecting the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in each of the exacta(n) contests, the major share of the net exacta(n) pool shall be combined with the minor share for distribution as a single price pool to those who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in the greatest number of exacta(n) contests. If there are no wagers selecting the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in a second greatest number of exacta(n) contests, the minor share of the net exacta(n) pool shall be combined with the major share for distribution as a single price pool to those who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in each of the exacta(n) contests. If there are no winning wagers, the pool shall be refunded on exacta(n) wagers for those contests.

(5) Method five, exacta(n) with minor pool and carryover: The major share of the net exacta(n) pool and the carryover, if any, shall be distributed as a single price pool to those who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in each of the exacta(n) contests, based upon the official order of finish. The minor share of the net exacta(n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool to those who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in the second greatest number of exacta(n) contests, based on the official order of finish. If that are no wagers selecting the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in each of the exacta(n) contests, the minor share of the net exacta(n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool to those who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in the greatest number of exacta(n) contests, and the major share shall be added to the carryover. If there are no wagers selecting the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in a second greatest number of exacta(n) contests, the minor share of the net exacta(n) pool shall be combined with the major share for distribution as a single price pool to those who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in each of the exacta(n) contests, or if there are no such winning wagers, added to the carryover.

(6) Method six, exacta(n) with minor pool based upon any one exacta, and no carryover: The major share of the net exacta (n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool to those who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in each of the exacta (n) contests, based upon the official order of finish. The minor share of the net exacta (n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool to those (including recipients of the major share of the net exacta (n) pool) who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in at least one of the exacta (n) contests, based upon the official order of finish. If there are no wagers selecting the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in each of the exacta (n) contests, the major share of the net exacta (n) pool shall be combined with the minor share for distribution as a single price pool to those who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in at least one of the exacta (n) contests. If there are no winning wagers, the pool is refunded.

(7) Method seven, exacta (n) with minor pool based upon any one exacta, and carryover: The major share of the net exacta (n) pool and the carryover, if any, shall be distributed as a single price pool to those who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in each of the exacta (n) contests, based upon the official order of finish. The minor share of the net exacta (n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool to those (including recipients of the major share of the net exacta (n) pool) who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in at least one of the exacta (n) contests, based upon the official order of finish. If there are no wagers selecting the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in each of the exacta (n) contests, the major share shall be added to the carryover. If there are no wagers selecting the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in any of the exacta (n) contests, the minor share of the net exacta (n) pool shall also be added to the carryover.

(8) Method eight, exacta (n) with minor pool based upon individual exactas, and no carryover:

(a) The major share of the net exacta (n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool to those who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in each of the exacta (n) contests, based upon the official order of finish. The minor share of the net exacta (n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool based upon the sum of the dollar value of wagers for each of the exacta (n) contests considered separately, in which the first and second place finishers, in exact order, were correctly selected, based on the official order of finish. The minor share of the net exacta (n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool to those (including recipients of the major share of the net exacta (n) pool) who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in one or more of the exacta (n) contests. Each recipient of a minor share shall receive an amount equal to the single price times the number of exacta (n) contests in which the recipient correctly selected the winning combination.

(b) If there are no wagers selecting the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in all exacta (n) contests, the major share shall be combined with the minor share and the entire net exacta (n) pool shall be distributed in accordance with the rules in the preceding paragraph for distributing the minor share of the net exacta (n) pool. If there are no winning wagers, the pool shall be refunded.

(9) Method nine, exacta (n) with minor pool based upon individual exactas, and carryover:

(a) The major share of the net exacta (n) pool and the carryover, if any, shall be distributed as a single price pool to those who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in each of the exacta (n) contests, based upon the official order of finish. The minor share of the net exacta (n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool based upon the sum of the dollar value of wagers, for each of the exacta (n) contests considered separately, in which the first and second place finishers, in exact order, were correctly selected, based on the official order of finish. The minor share of the net exacta (n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool to those (including recipients of the major share of the net exacta (n) pool) who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in one or more of the exacta (n) contests. Each recipient of a minor share shall receive an amount equal to the single price times the number of exacta (n) contests in which the recipient correctly selected the winning combination.

(b) If there are no wagers selecting the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in all exacta (n) contests, the minor share shall be distributed in accordance with the rules in the preceding paragraph for distributing the minor share of the net exacta (n) pool, and the major share shall be added to the carryover; except that if there are no winning wagers in either the major or the minor pool, to performance's pool shall be refunded and the carryover shall be carried over.

(10) Method ten, exacta (n) with minor pool based upon individual exactas, and carryover; one hundred per cent carryover if no winning wagers:

(a) The major share of the net exacta (n) pool and the carryover, if any, shall be distributed as a single price pool to those who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in each of the exacta (n) contests, based upon the official order of finish. The minor share of the net exacta (n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool based upon the sum of the dollar value of wagers, for each of the exacta (n) contests considered separately, in which the first and second place finishers, in exact order, were correctly selected, based upon the official order of finish. The minor share of the net exacta (n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool to those (including recipients of the major share of the net exacta (n) pool) who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in one or more of the exacta (n) contests. Each recipient of a minor share shall receive an amount equal to the single price times the number of exacta (n) contests in which the recipient correctly selected the winning combination.

(b) If there are no wagers selecting the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in all exacta (n) contests, the minor share shall be distributed in accordance with the rules in the preceding paragraph for distributing the minor share of the net exacta (n) pool, and the major share shall be added to the carryover. If there are no winning wagers, the minor share shall also be added to the carryover.

(C) Dead heats. In the event of a dead heat in any of the exacta (n) contests, the net exacta(n) shall be distributed to winning wagers in the following precedence, based upon the official order of finish, for each exacta contest within the exacta(n) wager:

(1) If there is a dead heat for first in any of the exacta (n) contests involving contestants representing the same betting interest, the exacta (n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool to those selecting the coupled entry or mutuel field combined with the next separate betting interest in the official order of finish for that contest.

(2) If there is a dead heat for first in any of the exacta (n) contests involving contestants representing two or more betting interests, the exacta (n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool with a winning wager including each betting interest involved in the dead heat.

(3) If there is a dead heat for second in any of the exacta (n) contests involving contestants representing the same betting interest, the exacta (n) pool shall be distributed as if no dead heat occurred.

(4) If there is a dead heat for second in any of the exacta (n) contests involving contestants representing two or more betting interests, the exacta (n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool with a winning wager including the betting interest which finished first together with any betting interest involved in the dead heat for second.

(D) Scratches:

(1) Should a betting interest in any contest of the exacta (n) be scratched or excused from the contest prior to the first exacta (n) contest being declared official, all money wagered on combinations including the scratched betting interest shall be deducted from the exacta (n) pool and refunded.

(2) Should a betting interest in any contest of the exacta (n) be scratched or excused from the contest after the first exacta (n) contest has been declared official, all money wagered on combinations including this betting interest shall remain in the exacta (n) pool and the ticket holder may still collect the monetary value of any distribution evidenced by the ticket containing the scratched betting interest.

(3) If, due to a late scratch, the number of betting interests in a contest of the exacta (n) is reduced to fewer than two, for purposes of the exacta (n) such contest shall be declared "no contest" and the exacta (n) pool shall be subject to the rules set forth in paragraph (E) of this rule.

(E) Cancelled contests:

(1) If any of the exacta (n) contests are cancelled or declared "no contest" prior to the first exacta (n) contest being declared official, the entire exacta (n) pool shall be refunded on exacta (n) wagers for those contests.

(2) If all remaining exacta (n) contests are cancelled or declared "no contest" after the first exacta (n) contest is declared official, the net exacta (n) pool shall be distributed as a single price pool to wagers selecting the winning combination in the first exacta (n) contest, but not the exacta (n) carryover. However, if there are no wagers selecting the winning combination in the first exacta (n) contest, the entire exacta (n) pool shall be refunded on Exacta (n) wagers for those contests.

(3) If any of the remaining exacta (n) contests are cancelled or declared "no contest" after the first exacta (n) is declared official, the net exacta (n) pool shall be distributed in accordance with rules governing distribution of the minor share where there is no winner of the major share.

(F) Mandatory distribution:

(1) A written request for permission to distribute the exacta (n) carryover on a specific performance may be submitted to the commission. The request shall contain justification for the mandatory distribution, an explanation of the benefit to be derived, and the intended date and performance for the distribution. The association must notify the commission at least ten days prior to implementation. If the exacta (n) pool cannot be distributed during a designated performance, the mandatory distribution shall resume on the next scheduled mandatory distribution performance.

(2) If the exacta (n) carryover is designated for distribution on a specified date and performance, the following precedence shall be followed in determining winning tickets for the net exacta (n) pool and the carryover pool:

(a) As a single price pool to those who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in each of the exacta (n) contests, based upon the official order of finish. If there are no wagers selecting the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in all exacta (n) contests, then;

(b) As a single price pool to those who selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in at least one of the exacta (n) contests, based upon the official order of finish.

(c) If there are no wagers which correctly selected the first and second place finishers, in exact order, in at least one of the exacta (n) contests, based upon the official order of finish, then all exacta (n) tickets shall become winners and receive one hundred per cent of that performance's net exacta (n) pool and the exacta (n) carryover pool as a single price pool.

(G) If, for any reason, the exacta (n) carryover must be held over to the corresponding exacta (n) pool of a subsequent meet, the carryover shall be deposited in an interest-bearing account approved by the commission. The exacta (n) carryover plus accrued interest shall then be added to the net exacta (n) pool of the following meet on a date and performance so designated by the commission.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/29/2013 and 09/11/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3769.03
Rule Amplifies: 3769.03
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/09