All pari-mutuel pools are calculated and distributed in accordance with
the regulations and directives as issued by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
(“the Regulations”), under the approval and supervision of the Canadian
Pari-Mutuel Agency. The Canadian
Pari-Mutuel Agency can be contacted at 1-800-268-8835 or 613-759-6100 or Email:
complete version of the CPMA regulations can be found at http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-91-365/
All tickets should be held until the result
of the race is declared official and prices are posted.
No person under the age of 18 shall purchase
or cash a ticket or voucher.
A claim of receiving an incorrect payment or incorrect
change must be made to the Mutuel office of the association within twenty four
hours of buying or cashing a valid ticket or voucher.
No ruling made by the Stewards/Judges or the Ontario Racing Commission
with regard to distribution of purse money or the placing of horses in the
order of finish, after the race has been declared official, shall have any
bearing on the pay-out prices or distribution of pari-mutuel pools.
Change boards and Photo Finish display monitors are
located in the Grandstand. In addition, Photo Finish pictures are shown on the
closed-circuit television system. Customers are reminded that mutuel clerks are
responsible for all shortages. When making a wager, customers must present
sufficient funds at the time of purchase to cover the wagers requested.
ENTRIES AND MUTUEL FIELDS
“Entry” means two or more horses in the same race
which, for the purpose of pari-mutuel betting, are coupled or considered as the
same betting interest. The most common reason for the coupling of horses in an
Entry is the fact that they are owned by the same person.
uel Field” means two or more horses in the same
race which, for the purpose of pari-mutuel betting, are coupled because the
number of horses in the race exceeds the number which can be handled separately
by the pari-mutuel system. Subject to the Regulations, a bet on one horse of an
Entry or Mutuel Field shall be considered a bet on all horses in that Entry or
DAILY DOUBLE BETTING (INCLUDING LATE DOUBLE)
A Daily Double bet is a betting transaction in which a
purchaser of a ticket undertakes to select the official winners of each of the
two races specified for the Daily Double. Tickets not selecting the winner of
the first half of the Daily Double and all tickets in the second half of the
Daily Double not coupled with the declared official winner of the first half of
the Daily Double are not winners and are not refunded no matter what
circumstances affect the running of the second half of the Daily Double.
Should a horse or horses (not coupled with another starter) be excused
from starting in the second race of the Daily Double after the first race of the
Daily Double has closed for betting, holders of all Daily Double tickets on
such horses, coupled with the winner of the first Daily Double race, shall
participate in a Consolation Double pool. (Effective Jan 1, 2012
EXACTA (Also known as Exactor)/TRIFETA (Also known as Triactor)/SUPERFECTA
An Exacta, Trifecta, Superfecta is a betting
transaction in which a purchaser of a ticket undertakes to select the first
two, three and four horses respectively, representing different betting
interests to finish in the exact official order of finish, in the race on which
the pool is operated. The above stated pools on races that have an entry (i.e.
1 & 1A and/or 2 & 2B) will not offer a wager combining both halves of
the same betting interest. Example: If the same betting interest finishes first
and second in an Exacta wager, the Exacta payout will be on first and third.
A Jackpot Hi-5 bet
is a betting transaction in which a purchaser of a ticket undertakes to select
the exact order of finish of the first 5 runners in the
specified Jackpot Hi-5 race. If there are races that have an
entry, (i.e. 1 & 1A and/or 2 & 2B), Jackpot Hi-5 will
not offer a wager consisting of both halves of the same betting interest.
Example: If the same betting interest finishes first and second in a Jackpot Hi-5,
the payout would be 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th,
That jackpot portion
of the pool will only be paid out if there is a single winning ticket. If there
are multiple winning tickets that have correctly chosen the first 5 runners of
the race, they will receive 50% of the pool for that day. The other 50% will go
over into the Jackpot carryover. If there are no winning
tickets with the exact order of finish of the first 5 runners, 100% of the
current day’s pool will be carried over into the Jackpot.
PICK 3, PICK 4 AND PICK 5 BETTING
The Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5 bets are
betting transactions in which a purchaser of a ticket undertakes to select the
official winners of each of three, four or five successive races specified for
the Pick 3, Pick 4 or Pick 5 respectively.
Winning tickets for the Pick 3, Pick 4 and
Pick 5 are determined in the following sequence: A) winners of all legs, B)
most winners, then refund. If there is a change of surface in any leg that is
NOT made known to the public prior to wagering for that pool closing, that leg
will pay on all runners. If there are no winners in any leg of a pool, the
entire pool is refunded.
PICK 3, PICK 4 & PICK 5 SCRATCHES
In the event a Pick 3, Pick 4 or Pick 5
ticket designates as a selection a horse which is scratched, excused or
determined by the Stewards/Judges to be a non-starter in any of the races
comprising the Pick 3, Pick 4 or Pick 5 the favourite, as evidenced by the
amount wagered in the win pool at the time of the start of the race in which
the scratch occurred, will be substituted for the non-starting selection. In
the event that the money bet in the win pool for two or more favourites is
identical, the selection with the lowest program number shall be substituted
for the non-starting selection.
However, if a scratch occurs in any leg of
the Pick 3, Pick 4 or Pick 5 pools before the pool is closed, a ticket
including the scratched horse may be cancelled.
Subject to the Regulations, all monies in
all pools on a race are refunded in the event that the race is cancelled,
declared off or declared no contest, and all monies bet on a horse are refunded
if the horse is a late scratch or does not receive a fair start. These refunds will be communicated to the
public through various means such as betting terminals, video display, changes
boards and our website.
The Pick(n) pool shall be cancelled and all
Pick(n) wagers for the individual performance shall be refunded if:
least 2 legs are declared no contest or cancel. (Effective Jan 1, 2012)
Pick-4, 5 or
6: at least 3 legs are declared no contest or cancel. (Effective Jan 1, 2012)
Where a horse that is part of an Entry is a
late scratch or does not receive a fair start and at least one horse of that
Entry receives a fair start in the race, all tickets purchased on the Entry
remain valid and the purchase price of any such ticket shall not be refunded.
COMMON POOL WAGERING (INTERTRACK BETTING)
In the unlikely event of a communications or
computer system failure that prevents pools from merging with the host track’s
pools before the end of a race, CPMA regulations require that the site must
refund all tickets for that race. This
refund will be communicated to the public through various means such as video
displays, change boards and messages on our website.
If a horse has reached the Fair Start Pole
(located 200 feet before the Starting Pole) by the time the mobile gate has
reached the Starting Pole, that horse is deemed to have had a fair start. It
makes no difference whether or not the horse is on or off stride at that
precise moment. Under current policy and regulations, which are designed to be
as fair as possible to all bettors on all starters, there is no Recall - a
repeat of the entire starting procedure - when a horse does not reach the Fair
Start Pole before the gate reaches the Starting Pole. Monies bet on such a
horse are refunded in accordance with the regulation concerning refunds.
LOST & OLD TICKETS
WEG issued tickets or vouchers are valid
indefinitely, however, they cannot be cashed at a mutuel teller after 2 years
from date of issue. Please mail tickets, along with your name and address, to
Mutuel Manager, P.O. Box 156,
M9W 5L2, keeping a
photocopy for future reference.
For “Lost Tickets” originally sold at a
Woodbine Entertainment Group racetrack or Teletheatre, please enquire at the
Mutuel office at Woodbine, Greenwood Teletheatre, or Mohawk. Policy may be
subject to change retroactively in the event regulatory bodies amend existing
ASSOCIATION PERCENTAGE, AND TAXATION/LEVY
The Woodbine Entertainment Group deducts and
retains the following percentages from wagers placed at our own licensed sites
which are then shared with the horsepeople, host and simulcast associations and
the Ontario Racing Commission.
WOODBINE\MOHAWK LIVE: Win, Place & Show: 13.65%. Trifecta & Pick 4: 21.7%.
Double & Exacta 17.2%. Jackpot Hi-5 & Pick 5: 11.7%. All other 23.0%
GRAND RIVER: Win, Place & Show: 13.65%, Exacta 17.2%, Trifecta 21.7%, Superfecta
23%. All other wagers 11.7%
FLAMBORO & GEORGIAN: Pick 4 & Jackpot Hi-5: 11.7%. All other wagers
FRASER DOWNS: Win, Place & Show: 13.5%, Double, Exacta & Trifecta: 20.5%, All
other wagers 22.5%
HIAWATHA & HANOVER: All wagers 21.3%
KAWARTHA: Win, Place, Show, Trifecta & Double: 18.0%, All other wagers 21.3%
NORTHLANDS: Win, Place & Show: 12.5%, Trifecta: 19.5% All other wagers 21.5%
RIDEAU CARELTON: Tractor: 21.95%, All other wagers 20.75%
WESTERN FAIR: Win, Place & Show: 18.1%, Pick 3,4 & Jackpot Hi-5: 11.7%, All
receive a further 2% on all wagers, except Trifecta wagering where it is 4%.
The Ontario Provincial Government retains 0.5% on all bets placed in Ontario. The Canadian
Government (through a revolving fund cost recovery basis) retains 0.8% on all
wagers placed in Canada
for provision of drug control, photo-finish, video patrol and audit services.