AIM OF THE BET
To select the first two finishers in either order.
POOL DEDUCTION RATE
UK Tote pools 25% (The net pool is therefore 75% of the gross pool)
CALCULATION OF DIVIDENDS
The total of the funds invested plus any funds brought forward form the gross pool. If the gross pool is guaranteed to a particular amount, then this amount forms the gross pool unless the total of the funds invested plus any funds brought forward is greater than the guarantee.
The net pool is divided by the total stakes on the winning totequinella combination to obtain a calculated dividend. The calculated dividend is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend declared to a £1 stake, with the following exceptions:
(i) If the calculated dividend is less than £1.10, the payable dividend will be £1.10.
(ii) Notwithstanding (i) above, in the case of a dead heat for either 1st or 2nd if the calculated dividend is 60p or below, the payable dividend will be 60p. (See rule on Dead Heats below.)
Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.
If the winning totequinella combination is partbacked, i.e. there is less than £1 of winning tickets in the pool, then the net pool is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the gross pool which has not been won will be carried forward to another race as decided by Tote. The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so this is added back to the net rollover to be included within a subsequent pool.
If the winning totequinella combination is not backed, then the entire gross pool will be carried forward to another race as decided by Tote.
Note that any guarantee is disregarded for the purposes of carryforwards.
VOID/ABANDONED RACES/MEETINGS
If the race is void or abandoned and is not rerun on the same day, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded, unless otherwise stated. This is irrespective of whether the race is rescheduled for a later date or not.
REDUCED FIELD SIZE
If the number of runners in any race falls below 3, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.
MULTIPLE SELECTIONS, BANKERS & PERMUTATIONS
Bankers are permitted and are limited to one per bet. A banker allows you to combine one horse you are confident will finish in the first two places with any number of other horses to fill the other first or second place.
Permutations (two from any number of horses to finish in the first two places) are accepted.
INSUFFICIENT FINISHERS
If only 1 horse officially finishes the race, the dividend will be declared on that horse with any other.
If the official result is that there are no finishers, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.
DEAD HEATS
In the event of a deadheat involving 3 or more horses for first place or 2 or more horses for second place, the net pool will be divided into as many equal parts as there are winning combinations which have been backed.
The proportion of the net pool allocated to each winning combination of the totequinella in the event of a deadheat is as follows:
3 runners in 1st place
1st(A) + 1st(B) 1/3
1st(A) + 1st(C) 1/3
1st(B) + 1st(C) 1/3
2 runners in 2nd place
1st + 2nd(A) 1/2
1st + 2nd(B) 1/2
3 runners in 2nd place
1st + 2nd(A) 1/3
1st + 2nd(B) 1/3
1st + 2nd(C) 1/3
The part of the net pool allocated to each combination is then divided by the total stakes on that combination to obtain a calculated dividend. The calculated dividend is then determined in accordance with the calculation of dividends above.
Holders of winning tickets are paid in proportion to their stakes.
If a combination involving deadheating horses is not fully backed, i.e. there is less than £1 of tickets in the pool on that combination, then the net pool assigned to that combination is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the net pool assigned to that combination which has not been won will be carried forward to another race as decided by Tote. The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so this is added back to the net rollover to be included within a subsequent pool.
Example 13
Suppose we have a totequinella pool where the net fund available for distribution after the deduction has been removed is £1,000 and there is a deadheat for 2nd place between two horses, A and B with the following amounts invested on each winning totequinella combination:
1st + 2nd(A) £100.00
1st + 2nd(B) £0.90
The net pool is divided into 2 equal parts, and £500 is allocated to each of the two winning combinations.
The £500 allocated to combination '1st + 2nd(A)' is then divided by the £100 of stakes on that combination, so the calculated dividend for that combination is £5.00.
As combination '1st + 2nd(B)' is partbacked, then the £500 allocated to that combination is the calculated dividend.
The total amount paid out on combination '1st + 2nd(B)' is only (0.9 x £500) = £450, so the remaining £50 which has not been won will be carried forward to a subsequent totequinella pool.
The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so the 25% deduction is added back to the net funds carried forward. Therefore, the gross carryforward in this example is £50.00 / (1  25%) = £66.67.
If a combination involving deadheating horses is not backed, the portion of the pool assigned to that deadheating combination will be carried forward to another totequinella pool. The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so this is added back to the net rollover to be included within a subsequent pool.
The minimum dividend payable on a totequinella involving deadheating horses will be 60 pence.
