No. S 280
Singapore Totalisator Board Act
(Chapter 305A)
Variation of the Singapore Totalisator Scheme
Pursuant to section 11(5) of the Singapore Totalisator Board Act, it is hereby notified for general information that the Singapore Totalisator Board has, with the approval of the Minister for Finance, varied the Singapore Totalisator Scheme, with effect from 1st June 2001, in the manner set out in paragraph 2.
2.  The Schedule to the Singapore Totalisator Scheme (Sch 1) is varied —
(a)by inserting, immediately after the definition of “box betting” in paragraph 1.8 in Part I, the following definitions:
1.8A  “bracket” means a starter number which includes 2 or more starters in a race.
1.8B  “bracketed starter” means each of the 2 or more starters included in a bracket.”;
(b)by inserting, immediately after the definition of “Government tax” in paragraph 1.16 in Part I, the following definition:
1.16A  “horse No.” means the number carried by the horse in a race which is allocated by the racing authority under whose rules of racing the race is to be run.”;
(c)by deleting the definition of “Singapore Pools” in paragraph 1.25A in Part I and substituting the following definitions:
1.25A  “saddle cloth number” has the same meaning as “horse No.”.
1.25B  “Singapore Pools” means Singapore Pools (Private) Limited.”;
(d)by deleting the definition of “starter” in paragraph 1.27 in Part I and substituting the following definitions:
1.27  “starter” means each horse, including each bracketed starter, which is not subsequently declared by the stewards to be a non-starter in accordance with the Rules of Racing.
1.27A  “starter number” means the number allocated by the Club, at its discretion, to each starter in each race, to the exclusion of any number allocated by the racing authority under whose rules of racing the race is to be run.”;
(e)by inserting, immediately after by-law 2.23 in Part II, the following by-law:
(2.23A)  If there is more than one dead-heat in one or more places for which the payment of dividends has not been specifically provided in the Regulations in Part III, the winning combinations and payment of dividends shall be determined in accordance with the applicable principles for determining the winning combinations and payment of dividends in a dead-heat as set out in the Regulations and the dividends declared by the Board will be binding on all investors.”;
(f)by inserting, immediately after regulation 7 in Part III, the following regulation:
Place Forecast Betting Regulations
7A.—(7A.1)    
“Place Forecast” means the type of betting where the investor has to select any 2 of the 3 horses placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the race in any finishing order. The winning combination is the selection of any 2 of the 3 horses placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in any finishing order.
(7A.2)  If there are less than 7 starters, there will be no Place Forecast pool.
(7A.3)  If there is any withdrawal, such bets which include the withdrawn selection will be refunded.
(7A.4)  From the total of the Place Forecast pool shall be deducted Government tax and the Board’s commission and the net pool shall be divided into as many equal parts as there are winning combinations which are backed and each such part shall be divided by the respective number of unit bets on each of such winning combinations.
(7A.5)  Dead-Heats
If there is a dead-heat, the net pool will be allocated to the winning combinations in the following manner:
(7A.5.1)  Dead-heat 1st
Winning Combinations
 
2 horse dead-heat
 
3 horse dead-heat
1st and 1st
 
1/3
 
1/3 each
1st and 3rd
 
1/3 each
 
nil.
(7A.5.2)  Dead-heat 2nd
Winning Combinations
 
2 horse dead-heat
 
3 horse dead-heat
1st and 2nd
 
1/3 each
 
1/6 each
2nd and 2nd
 
1/3
 
1/6 each.
(7A.5.3)  Dead-heat 3rd
Winning Combinations
 
2 horse dead-heat
 
3 horse dead-heat
1st and 2nd
 
1/3 each
 
1/3
1st and 3rd
 
2/15 each
 
2/27 each
2nd and 3rd
 
2/15 each
 
2/27 each
3rd and 3rd
 
2/15 each
 
2/27 each.
(7A.6)  If a winning combination is unbacked, the winning combinations which are backed will share the net pool.
(7A.7)  If all winning combinations are unbacked, all bets will be refunded.
(7A.8)  If there are insufficient finishers, the following shall apply:
(7A.8.1)If there are 2 finishers, pay all bets selecting the finishers as 1st and 2nd.
(7A.8.2)If there is 1 finisher, pay all bets selecting the finisher as 1st.
(7A.8.3)If there is no finisher, all bets will be refunded.
(7A.9)  Should the race be declared void, all bets will be refunded.”;
(g)by inserting, immediately after regulation 8 in Part III, the following regulation:
8A.  Trio Betting Regulations
8A.1    
“Trio” means the type of betting where the investor has to select the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed horses in a race nominated by the Club in any finishing order. The winning combination is the selection of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd horses in any finishing order.
8A.2  If there are less than 4 starters, there will be no Trio pool.
8A.3  If there is any withdrawal, bets which include the withdrawn selection will be refunded.
8A.4  Dead-Heats
(8A.4.1)If there is a dead-heat for 1st place, say, horses No. 10 and No. 8 run dead-heat for 1st place and horse No. 4 is 3rd, the winning combination will be:
horses No. 4-8-10.
(8A.4.2)If there is a dead-heat for 2nd place, say, horse No. 10 is 1st, and horses No. 8 and No. 4 run dead-heat for 2nd place, the winning combination will be:
horses No. 4-8-10.
(8A.4.3)If there is a dead-heat for 3rd place, say, horses No. 8 and No. 4 are first and 2nd respectively, and horses No. 5 and No. 10 run dead-heat for 3rd place, the winning combinations will be:
horses No. 4-5-8
horses No. 4-8-10.
8A.5  Triple Dead-Heats
(8A.5.1)If there is a triple dead-heat for 1st place, say, between horses No. 4, No. 8 and No. 10, the winning combination will be:
horses No. 4-8-10.
(8A.5.2)If there is a triple dead-heat for 2nd place, say, horse No. 8 is 1st, and horses No. 4, No. 9 and No. 10 run triple dead-heat for 2nd place, the winning combinations will be:
horses No. 4-8-9
horses No. 4-8-10
horses No. 8-9-10.
(8A.5.3)If there is a triple dead-heat for 3rd place, say, horse No. 8 is 1st, horse No. 4 is 2nd, and horses No. 9, No. 10 and No. 11 run triple dead-heat for 3rd place, the winning combinations will be:
horses No. 4-8-9
horses No. 4-8-10
horses No. 4-8-11.
8A.6  From the total of the Trio pool shall be deducted Government tax and the Board’s commission and the net pool shall be divided into as many equal parts as there are winning combinations which have been backed and each such part shall be divided by the respective number of unit bets on each of such winning combinations.
8A.7  If the winning combination is unbacked, the net pool shall be carried forward as a jackpot to the next pool unless otherwise decided by the Board.
8A.8  If there are 2 finishers, all bets selecting the 1st and 2nd horses will be paid.
8A.9  If there is 1 finisher, all bets selecting the 1st horse will be paid.
8A.10  If there is no finisher, all bets will be refunded.
8A.11  Should the race be declared void, all bets will be refunded.”;
(h)by inserting, immediately after regulation 13 in Part III, the following regulation:
13A.  Bracketing Regulations
13A.1  A unit bet on a starter number having 2 bracketed starters shall cost the same as a unit bet on a starter number having only one starter.
13A.2  The Club shall, at its discretion, determine which of the starters are to be bracketed starters and which starter number to allocate to the bracketed starters and such allocation shall be to the exclusion of any allocation by the overseas racing authority under whose rules of racing the race is being conducted.
13A.3  If one or more, but not all, starters in the same bracket are withdrawn, all bets on the remaining starters shall continue to be valid to the exclusion of the withdrawn horse or horses.
13A.4  Win Betting
(13A.4.1)If a bracketed starter wins, the starter number allocated to the bracketed starter shall be the winning selection in accordance with regulation 5.1.
(13A.4.2)If there is a dead-heat by a bracketed starter with one or more other starters for 1st place, the dividends shall be paid in accordance with regulation 5.5.
(13A.4.3)If there is a dead-heat by bracketed starters included in the same bracket, there will be one Win dividend which will be payable with respect to each unit bet on the starter number of the dead-heating bracketed starters.
(13A.4.4)If 2 bracketed starters in the same bracket run a dead-heat for 1st place with one other starter, say, horses No. 10 and No. 28 from the same bracket of starter number 10 finish in a dead-heat with horse No. 9 for 1st place, the net pool will be divided into 3 equal parts and —
(a)2 such equal parts will be divided among the number of unit bets on the starter number of the bracketed starters; that is to say, 2 equal parts will be allocated to starter number 10 (for horses No. 10 and No. 28); and
(b)one such equal part will be divided among the number of unit bets on the starter number of the other starter running the dead-heat; that is to say, one such equal part will be allocated to horse No. 9.
13A.5  Place Betting
(13A.5.1)If a bracketed starter runs 1st, 2nd or 3rd, the starter number allocated to that bracketed starter shall be the winning selection in accordance with regulations 6.1 and 6.2.
(13A.5.2)If 2 bracketed starters included in the same bracket finish in 1st and 2nd place, 1st and 3rd place, 2nd and 3rd place, or in a dead-heat for 1st or 2nd place, or 1st place and in a dead-heat for 2nd place with another starter, or in a dead-heat for 1st place with another starter and 3rd place, 2/3 of the net pool referred to in regulation 6.5 will be divided among the number of unit bets on the starter number of the bracketed starters and the remaining 1/3 will be divided by the number of unit bets on the other placed starter number.
(13A.5.3)If 2 bracketed starters included in the same bracket finish in a dead-heat for 3rd place, 1/3 of the net pool referred to in regulation 6.5 will be divided among the number of unit bets on the starter number of the bracketed starters and each 1/3 of the remaining 2/3 will be divided by the respective number of unit bets on the other 2 placed starter numbers.
(13A.5.4)If 2 bracketed starters included in the same bracket run a dead-heat for 1st place with another starter, 2/3 of the net pool referred to in regulation 6.5 will be divided among the number of unit bets on the starter number of the bracketed starters, and the remaining 1/3 will be divided among the number of unit bets on the starter number of the other starter dead-heating for 1st place; that is to say, if horses No. 10 and No. 28 from the same bracket of starter number 10 and horse No. 11 dead-heat for 1st place, 2/3 of the net pool will be allocated to starter number 10 and 1/3 of the net pool will be allocated to horse No. 11.
(13A.5.5)If 2 bracketed starters included in the same bracket run a dead-heat for 2nd place with another starter, 4/9 of the net pool referred to in regulation 6.5 will be divided among the number of unit bets on the starter number of the bracketed starters, and 2/9 of the net pool will be divided among the number of unit bets on the starter number of the other starter dead-heating for 2nd place; that is to say, if horses No. 10 and No. 28 from the same bracket of starter number 10 and horse No. 9 dead-heat for 2nd place, 4/9 of the net pool will be allocated to starter number 10 and 2/9 of the net pool will be allocated to horse No. 9.
(13A.5.6)If 2 bracketed starters included in the same bracket run a dead-heat for 3rd place with one other starter, 2/9 of the net pool referred to in regulation 6.5 will be divided among the number of unit bets on the starter number of the bracketed starters and 1/9 of the net pool will be divided among the unit bets on the starter number of the other starter dead-heating for 3rd place; that is to say, if horses No. 10 and No. 28 from the same bracket of starter number 10 and horse No. 9 dead-heat for 3rd place, 2/9 of the net pool will be allocated to starter number 10 and 1/9 of the net pool will be allocated to horse No. 9.
(13A.5.7)If any one of the 2 bracketed starters included in a bracket runs for 1st or 2nd place and the other bracketed starter runs a dead-heat for 3rd place with another starter, 1/2 of the net pool referred to in regulation 6.5 will be divided among the number of unit bets on the starter number of the bracketed starters, 1/3 of the net pool will be divided among the unit bets on the starter number finishing in 1st or 2nd place, as the case may be, and 1/6 of the net pool will be divided among the unit bets on the other starter number finishing in 3rd place.
(13A.5.8)If any one of the 2 bracketed starters included in a bracket runs for 1st place and the other bracketed starter finishes in a triple dead-heat with 2 other starters for 2nd place, 5/9 of the net pool referred to in regulation 6.5 will be divided among the number of unit bets on the starter number of the 2 bracketed starters, and each of 2/9 of the net pool will be divided among the respective number of unit bets on the 2 other starter numbers finishing in the triple dead-heat for 2nd place.
(13A.5.9)If any one of the 2 bracketed starters included in a bracket runs 1st or 2nd and the other bracketed starter finishes in a triple dead-heat for 3rd place with 2 other starters, 4/9 of the net pool referred to in regulation 6.5 will be divided among the unit bets on the starter number of the 2 bracketed starters, 1/3 of the net pool will be divided among the unit bets on the starter number finishing in 1st or 2nd place, as the case may be, and each of 1/9 of the net pool will be divided among the respective unit bets on the 2 other starters finishing in the triple dead-heat for 3rd place.
13A.6  Forecast Betting
(13A.6.1)If 2 bracketed starters included in the same bracket finish in 1st and 2nd place or dead-heat for 1st place, the selection of that starter number with any other starter number shall be the winning selection; that is to say, if horses No. 10 and No. 28 from the same bracket of starter number 10 are placed 1st and 2nd or run a dead-heat for 1st place, the selection of starter number 10 and any other starter number in the field will be the winning combination.
(13A.6.2)If 2 bracketed starters included in the same bracket finish dead-heat for 2nd place, the selection of the starter number that finished 1st and the starter number of the 2 bracketed starters will be the winning selection; that is to say, if horse No. 11 finishes in 1st place and horses No. 10 and No. 28 from the same bracket of starter number 10 run a dead-heat for 2nd place, the net pool referred to in regulation 7.5 will be divided among the unit bets on starter number 10 and starter number 11.
(13A.6.3)If any one of the 2 bracketed starters included in a bracket finishes in 1st place and the other bracketed starter finishes in a dead-heat with one other starter for 2nd place, 1/2 of the net pool referred to in regulation 7.5 will be divided among the unit bets on the selection of the starter number of the bracketed starters and any other starter number and the other 1/2 of the net pool will be divided among the unit bets on the selection of the starter number of the bracketed starter and the other starter number running a dead-heat for 2nd place; that is to say, if horse No. 10 from the bracket of starter number 10 finishes in 1st place and horse No. 28 from the same bracket and horse No. 9 dead-heat for 2nd place, 1/2 of the net pool will be divided among the unit bets on starter number 10 and any other starter number in the field (including starter number 9) and the other 1/2 of the net pool will be divided among the unit bets on the selection of starter number 10 and starter number 9.
(13A.6.4)If 2 bracketed starters included in the same bracket and another starter finish dead-heat for 1st place, 1/3 of the net pool referred to in regulation 7.5 will be divided among the unit bets on the selection of the starter number of the bracketed starters and any other starter number, and 2/3 of the net pool will be divided among the respective unit bets on the selection of the starter number of the bracketed starter and the other starter number dead-heating for 1st place; that is to say, if horses No. 10 and No. 28 from the bracket of starter number 10 and horse No. 9 dead-heat for 1st, 1/3 of the net pool will be divided among the unit bets on the selection of starter number 10 and any other starter number in the field and 2/3 of the net pool will be divided among the unit bets on the selection of starter number 10 and starter number 9.
(13A.6.5)If any one of the 2 bracketed starters included in a bracket finishes in 1st place and the other starter in that bracket finishes in a dead-heat with 2 other starters for 2nd place, 1/3 of the net pool referred to in regulation 7.5 will be divided among unit bets on the selection of the starter number of the bracketed starter placed 1st and any other starter number, and each of 1/3 of the remaining 2/3 of the net pool will be divided among unit bets on each of the selection of the starter number placed 1st and one of the starter number of the starters finishing in a dead-heat for 2nd place; that is to say, if horse No. 28 from the bracket of starter number 10 is placed 1st and horse No. 10 included in the same bracket of starter number 10 and horses No. 9 and No. 11 dead-heat for 2nd place, 1/3 of the net pool will be divided among the unit bets on the selection of starter number 10 and any other starter number in the field, 1/3 of the net pool will be divided among the unit bets on the selection of starter number 10 and starter number 9, and 1/3 of the net pool will be divided among the unit bets on the selection of starter number 10 and starter number 11.
(13A.6.6)If 2 bracketed starters included in the same bracket and another starter finish dead-heat for 2nd place, 2/3 of the net pool referred to in regulation 7.5 will be divided among the unit bets on the selection of the starter number finishing in 1st place and the starter number of the bracketed starters, and the remaining 1/3 will be divided among the unit bets on the selection of the starter number finishing in 1st place and the other starter number running a dead-heat for 2nd place; that is to say, if horse No. 11 finishes in 1st place and horses No. 10 and No. 28 from the same bracket of starter number 10 and horse No. 9 dead-heat for 2nd place, 2/3 of the net pool will be divided among the unit bets on the selection of starter number 11 and starter number 10, and 1/3 of the net pool will be divided among the unit bets on the selection of starter number 11 and starter number 9.”; and
(i)by deleting the Dividend Calculation Illustration Table in Part III and substituting the following Table:
DIVIDEND CALCULATION ILLUSTRATION

Pool

Dividend Qualification

Withdrawals
Minimum Starters Before Termination of Pool

Dead-Heat

Unbacked

Insufficient Finishers

Void Races
WIN
1st in a race of 2 or more declared starters.
Refund.
Less than 2.
Share net pool among horses in dead-heat for 1st place.
Pay 2nd or, if unbacked, pay 3rd or, if also unbacked, refund.
If no finisher, refund.
Refund.
PLACE
1st, 2nd or 3rd in a race of 7 or more starters.
1st or 2nd in a race of 4, 5 or 6 starters.
Refund.
Less than 4.
Share net pool among horses in dead-heat for Place but where additional horses are eligible for dividend, share the pool equally after deduction of allocation for horses placed ahead.
Share pool among placed horses backed.
If no placed horses are backed, refund.
2 finishers — pay 1st and 2nd.
1 finisher — pay 1st, then refund.
Refund.
FORECAST
1st and 2nd in either order in a race of 7 or more declared starters.
1st and 2nd in correct order in a race of 3, 4, 5 or 6 declared starters.
Refund.
Less than 3.
Share net pool among winning combinations.
Either order —
pay 1st and 3rd or, if unbacked, pay 2nd and 3rd or, if also unbacked, refund.
Correct order —
pay 2nd and 1st or, if unbacked, pay 1st and 3rd or, if unbacked, pay 3rd and 1st or, if unbacked, pay 2nd and 3rd or, if unbacked, pay 3rd and 2nd or, if also unbacked, refund.
1 finisher:
Either order — pay all bets which include the declared finisher.
Correct order — pay all bets selecting the finisher as 1st, or, if unbacked, as 2nd, then refund.
Refund.
PLACE
FORECAST
1st and 2nd or 1st and 3rd or 2nd and 3rd in either order in a race of 7 or more declared starters.
Refund.
Less than 7.
Share net pool among winning combinations but where additional winning combinations are eligible for dividend, share the net pool proportionally.
Share pool among winning combinations backed.
If all winning combinations are unbacked, refund.
2 finishers — pay 1st and 2nd.
1 finisher — pay 1st, then refund.
Refund.
TIERCE
1st, 2nd and 3rd in correct order.
Refund affected combinations; other investments stand.
Less than 3.
Share net pool among winning combinations.
Jackpot 50% to next pool, pay 1st 3 placed horses in any order or, if unbacked, jackpot balance of pool to next pool.
If less than 3 finishers, refund.
Refund.
TRIO
1st, 2nd or 3rd in any order in a race of 4 or more declared starters.
Refund affected combinations; other investments stand.
Less than 4.
Share net pool among winning combinations.
If unbacked, jackpot the net pool to the next pool.
2 finishers — pay 1st and 2nd.
1 finisher — pay 1st, then refund.
Refund.
QUARTET
JACKPOT
1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in correct order.
Refund affected combinations; other investments stand.
Less than 4.
Share net pool among winning combinations.
If unbacked, jackpot the net pool to the next pool.
If less than 4 finishers, refund.
Refund..
DOUBLE
1st in both legs.
Substitute favourite for each withdrawn horse notwithstand-ing prior selection of favourite.
Less than 2 starters in both legs.
Share net pool among winning combinations.
If unbacked, jackpot the net pool to the next pool.
If no finisher in a leg, pay winner of other leg.
If no finisher in both legs, refund.
Both races void, refund.
1 race void, pay as a Win bet on 1 leg.
DOUBLE
FORECAST
1st and 2nd in any order in both legs.
Substitute favourite or 2nd favourite if favourite is already a selection.
Less than 3 starters in both legs.
Share net pool among winning combinations.
Pay 1st and 2nd with 1st and 3rd, then 1st and 2nd with 2nd and 3rd, then 1st and 2nd with any selection or, if unbacked, jackpot the net pool to the next pool.
If 1 finisher in a leg, pay 1st with winning combination in other leg.
If no finisher in 1 leg, pay winning combination in other leg.
If 1 finisher in both legs, pay 1st and 1st.
If no finisher in both legs, refund.
Both races void, refund.
1 race void, pay as a Forecast bet on 1 leg.
DOUBLE
TRIO
1st, 2nd and 3rd in any order in both legs.
One withdrawal — substitute the favourite, or 2nd favourite if the favourite is already a selection, or 3rd favourite if both 1st and 2nd favourites are already the selections.
Less than 4 starters in both legs.
Share net pool among winning combinations.
Pay 1st, 2nd and 3rd in any order in 1st leg and ignore 2nd leg or, if unbacked, jackpot the net pool to the next pool.
If less than 3 finishers in one leg, pay bets selecting the 1st, 2nd and 3rd horses in any order in the other leg.
If less than 3 finishers in both legs, refund all bets.
Both races void, refund.
1 leg void, pay 1st, 2nd and 3rd horses in any order in the other leg.
 
 
Two withdrawals — substitute the favourite and 2nd favourite, or 2nd favourite and 3rd favourite, or the favourite and 3rd favourite, as the case may be, if the favourite or 2nd favourite is already a selection.
Three withdrawals — substitute the favourite, 2nd favourite and 3rd favourite.
 
 
 
 
 
SIX UP
1st or 2nd in each of the legs nominated to comprise the Six Up.
Substitute favourite for each withdrawn horse.
Less than 2 starters in all legs.
Consider any horse dead – heating for 1st or 2nd place as forming part of winning combinations but do not subdivide the pool.
Pay 1st or 2nd in 1st 5 legs or, if unbacked, pay 1st or 2nd in 1st 4 legs or, if unbacked, pay 1st or 2nd in 1st 3 legs or, if unbacked, jackpot the net pool to the next pool.
If no finisher in a leg, pay winners of legs where there are finishers.
If no finisher in all legs, refund.
All races void, refund.
5 races void, pay 1st or 2nd in remaining leg.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
No. of Races Void
Pay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4
1st or 2nd in 2 legs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3
1st or 2nd in 3 legs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
1st or 2nd in 4 legs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
1st or 2nd in 5 legs
Made this 25th day of May 2001.
LORETTA BOON
Board Secretary,
Singapore Totalisator Board.
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