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, E-Mail: email@example.com.
complete version of the CPMA regulations can be found at http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-91-365/.
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
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
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.
“Mutuel 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 Mutuel Field.
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
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)
EXACTA (Also known as Exactor)/TRIFECTA (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
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, 6th.
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 & 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 &
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 on 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.
tickets for the Japan Pick 5 are paid out to ticket holders selecting the
winners of all legs. If there are no
winners, 75% of the net pool is carried over to the next card and 25% of the
net pool is paid out to the ticket with the most number of winning legs.
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.
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 websites.
The Pick(n) pool shall be cancelled and all
Pick(n) wagers for the individual performance shall be refunded if:
- Pick-3: at
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
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.
POOL WAGERING (INTERTRACK BETTING)
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.
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, Rexdale, Ontario, 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 between the horsepeople, host and simulcast
associations and the Ontario Racing Commission.
WOODBINE LIVE: Win 11.65%, Place and Show: 13.65%. Exacta 17.2%. Trifecta: 19.7%. Pick 4 & 5: 21.7%. Double & Jackpot Hi-5: 11.7%. All other Wagers 23.0%
AJAX DOWNS: Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Double, Trifecta & Superfecta Wagers: 21.3%.
ASSINIBOIA: Win, Place & Show: 15.7%. Double, Exacta, Quinella: 22.7%, Trifecta: 23.7%. Pick 4:11.7 %. All other wagers: 25.7%
FORT ERIE: Win, Place & Show: 13.65%.Pick 4: 14%. All other wagers 22.9%.
HASTINGS: Win, Place & Show: 11.7%. Exacta & Quinella: 18.5%. Trifecta 22%. Superfecta & Super Hi-5: 23.00%. All other wagers: 11.7%
MARQUIS: Win, Place & Show Wagers: 22.50%. Exacta, Quinella & Double 27.2%. Trifecta: 26.5% All other wagers 28.5%
NORTHLANDS: Win, Place & Show: 13.7%. Exacta, Double Tri 21.5%. All other wagers 23.5%
AUSTRALIA: Win, Place & Show Wagers: 14.70%. Quinella, Exacta: 21.50%. Trifecta: 22.50%. All other 23.00%.
JAPAN: WPS: 13.5%. Exacta, Quinella, Double: 21.5%, Trifecta: 22.5%. All other wagers 23
Horsepeople 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 the provision of drug control, photo-finish, video patrol and audit services.