A. The triple is a contract by the purchaser of a ticket combining three horses that will subsequently finish first, second, and third in that race. Payment of the ticket shall be made only to the purchaser who has selected the same order of finish as officially posted.
B. The triple is not a parlay and has no connection with or relation to the win, place and show betting and will be calculated as an entirely separate pool.
C. Triple tickets shall be sold in not less that $1 denominations.
D. If no ticket is sold on the winning combination of a triple pool, the net pool shall be distributed to the holders of tickets selecting the win and place finishers in that order. If no ticket is sold combining the win and place finish, the net pool will be distributed to the holders of tickets selecting the winner and show horses. If no ticket is sold combining the win, place or show finishers, the net pool will be distributed to the holders of tickets selecting the winner. If less than three horses finish, the payoff will be made to holders of tickets selecting the finishing horses in order, ignoring the balance of the selection.
E. If no ticket is sold that would require distribution of the net triple pool to a winner as above defined, the association shall make a full refund of the triple pool.
F. In the event of a dead heat or dead heats, all triple tickets selecting the correct order of finish, counting a horse in a dead heat as finishing in either position dead heated, shall be winning tickets. The payoff will be calculated as a place pool by dividing the net triple pool by the total purchase price of winning tickets.
G. In the event of a scratch in the triple, no exchanges will be made. All tickets which include the scratched horse are eliminated from further participation in the triple pool and shall be refunded. Refunds on key horse wheel tickets may be made after the triple race is official. Key horse wheel tickets shall be sold during the entire triple wagering period at the posted price used when triple wagering opens.
H. Coupled entries are permitted but fields are prohibited in triple races.
H-1. If the horses in a coupled entry finish in more than one of the first three positions, one or more of the horses, as necessary, finishing directly after the first three horses shall be used to complete a winning selection consisting of three different numbers.
I. Triple tickets shall be sold only by the licensee through pari-mutuel machines programmed to print all selections on one ticket. Resale of such tickets from one individual to another is prohibited and shall be grounds for ejection.
J. Each association shall print in heavy type in a conspicuous place in its printed program all the provisions of this section.