WSR 98-01-148

PERMANENT RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION

[Filed December 19, 1997, 1:52 p.m.]

Date of Adoption: December 17, 1997.

Purpose: Amend WAC 260-48-890 to allow only one instance of two horses having common ties in any trifecta race, stakes races excepted with permission of the stewards.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 260-48-890.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-21-094 on October 20, 1997.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Clarifying grammatical corrections.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

December 18, 1997

Bruce Batson

Executive Secretary

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-10-014, filed 4/19/96)

WAC 260-48-890 Trifecta pools. (1) The trifecta requires selection of the first three finishers, in their exact order, for a single race.

(2) The net trifecta pool shall be distributed to winning wagers in the following precedence, based upon the official order of finish:

(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 correctly selected the first-place betting interest only; but if there are no such wagers, then

(d) The entire pool shall be refunded on trifecta wagers for that race.

(3) If less than three betting interests finish and the race is declared official, payoffs will be made based upon the order of finish of those betting interests completing the race. The balance of any selection beyond the number of betting interests completing the race shall be ignored.

(4) If there is a dead heat for first involving:

(a) Horses representing three or more betting interests, all of the wagering combinations selecting three betting interests which correspond with any of the betting interests involved in the dead heat shall share in a profit split.

(b) Horses representing two betting interests, both of the wagering combinations selecting the two dead-heated betting interests, irrespective of order, along with the third-place betting interest shall share in a profit split.

(5) If there is a dead heat for second, all of the combinations correctly selecting the winner combined with any of the betting interests involved in the dead heat for second shall share in a profit split.

(6) If there is a dead heat for third, all wagering combinations correctly selecting the first two finishers, in correct sequence, along with any of the betting interests involved in the dead heat for third shall share in a profit split.

(((7) Coupled entries and mutuel fields shall be prohibited in trifecta races.))

(((8))) (7) There shall be only one instance of two horses having common ties ((through a trainer)) in any trifecta race, stakes races are excepted with permission of the stewards.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.040. 96-10-014, 260-48-890, filed 4/19/96, effective 6/11/96.]

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