WSR 97-21-094

PROPOSED RULES

HORSE RACING COMMISSION

[Filed October 20, 1997, 11:42 a.m.]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 97-04-058.

Title of Rule: WAC 260-48-890 Trifecta pools.

Purpose: Amend WAC 260-48-890, removing and replacing subsection (7) to allow only one instance of two horses having common ties in any trifecta race, stakes races excepted with permission of the stewards.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.040.

Summary: As requested by public comment, this change is being implemented.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Bruce Batson, Olympia, Washington, (360) 459-6462.

Name of Proponent: Washington Horse Racing Commission, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: Amend trifecta rules to show a change regarding the coupling on in only one instance of two horses in a mutuel field show common ties, stakes races are excepted with permission of the stewards.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Delete existing subsection (7) and replacing with changes allowing a coupled entry in new subsection (7) in a trifecta race.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These changes will not affect more than 20% or less than 10% of the populations. A small business economic impact statement was not prepared.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: Washington Horse Racing Commission, 7912 Martin Way, Suite D, Olympia, WA 98506, on December 2, 1997, at 1:00 p.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Bruce Batson by December 1, 1997, (360) 459-6462.

Submit Written Comments to: Bruce Batson, Executive Secretary, FAX (360) 459-6461, by December 1, 1997.

Date of Intended Adoption: December 2, 1997.

October 20, 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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