AIM OF THE BET
To select the winner, the second and the third horse in the correct order. It is Tote's version of the tricast bet.
RACES ON WHICH POOL IS OPERATED
The totetrifecta pool is operated on all UK races with 3 or more declared runners unless otherwise stated.
POOL DEDUCTION RATE
UK Tote pools 25% (The net pool is therefore 75% of the gross pool) and Tote Ireland pools 30% (The net pool is therefore 70% 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 totetrifecta 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 1st, 2nd or 3rd 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 totetrifecta combination is part backed, 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 totetrifecta 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 reran 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
Fixed bankers are permitted, either one or two per bet. Some outlets also allow floating bankers, again either one or two per bet.
One fixed banker allows you to combine one horse you are confident will finish in first place with any number of other horses to fill the other two place(s). Two fixed bankers allow you to combine the horses you are confident will finish in first and second place with any number of other horses to fill third place.
Floating bankers allow you to combine either one or two horses you are confident will finish in any of the first three places with any number of other horses to fill the other place(s).
'Allways' trifectas (1st, 2nd and 3rd in any order) and permutations (three from any number of horses to finish in the first three places) are accepted.
INSUFFICIENT FINISHERS
If only 2 horses officially finish the race, the dividend will be declared on the first and second in the correct order, with any other runner for third.
If only 1 horse officially finishes the race, the dividend will be declared on that horse with any other runner for second and any other runner for third.
If the official result is that there are no finishers, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.
DEAD HEATS
When two or more horses deadheat for first, second or third place, the net pool will be divided into as many equal parts as there are winning combinations.
The proportion of the net pool allocated to each winning combination of the totetrifecta in the event of a deadheat is as follows:
2 runners in 1st place
1st(A) + 1st(B) + 3rd 1/2
1st(B) + 1st(A) + 3rd 1/2
2 runners in 2nd place
1st + 2nd(A) + 2nd(B) 1/2
1st + 2nd(B) + 2nd(A) 1/2
2 runners in 3rd place
1st + 2nd + 3rd(A) 1/2
1st + 2nd + 3rd(B) 1/2
3 runners in 1st place
1st(A) + 1st(B) + 1st(C) 1/6
1st(A) + 1st(C) + 1st(B) 1/6
1st(B) + 1st(A) + 1st(C) 1/6
1st(B) + 1st(C) + 1st(A) 1/6
1st(C) + 1st(A) + 1st(B) 1/6
1st(C) + 1st(B) + 1st(A) 1/6
3 runners in 2nd place
1st + 2nd(A) + 2nd (B) 1/6
1st + 2nd(A) + 2nd(C) 1/6
1st + 2nd(B) + 2nd(A) 1/6
1st + 2nd(B) + 2nd(C) 1/6
1st + 2nd(C) + 2nd(A) 1/6
1st + 2nd(C) + 2nd(B) 1/6
3 runners in 3rd place
1st + 2nd + 3rd(A) 1/3
1st + 2nd + 3rd(B) 1/3
1st + 2nd + 3rd(C) 1/3
2 runners in 1st place, 2 runners in 3rd place
1st(A) + 1st(B) + 3rd(A) 1/4
1st(A) + 1st(B) + 3rd(B) 1/4
1st(B) + 1st(A) + 3rd(A) 1/4
1st(B) + 1st(A) + 3rd(B) 1/4
2 runners in 1st place, 3 runners in 3rd place
1st(A) + 1st(B) + 3rd(A) 1/6
1st(A) + 1st(B) + 3rd(B) 1/6
1st(A) + 1st(B) + 3rd(C) 1/6
1st(B) + 1st(A) + 3rd(A) 1/6
1st(B) + 1st(A) + 3rd(B) 1/6
1st(B) + 1st(A) + 3rd(C) 1/6
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 then 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 14
Suppose we have a totetrifecta pool where the net fund available for distribution after the deduction has been removed is £1,000 and there is a deadheat for 1st place between two horses, A and B with the following amounts invested on each winning trifecta combination:
1st(A) + 2nd + 3rd £100.00
1st(B) + 2nd + 3rd £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(A) + 2nd + 3rd' is then divided by the £100 of stakes on that combination, so the calculated dividend for that combination is £5.00.
As combination '1st(B) + 2nd + 3rd' is partbacked, then the £500 allocated to that combination is the calculated dividend.
The total amount paid out on combination '1st(B) + 2nd + 3rd' is only (0.9 x £500) = £450, so the remaining £50 which has not been won will be carried forward to a subsequent totetrifecta 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 totetrifecta 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 totetrifecta involving deadheating horses will be 60 pence.
