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International betting Rules

New Zealand Betting Rules and Deduction Rates

Key points where the New Zealand betting rules differ from the SuperTAB betting rules are as follows:

  • For the Quinella pool:
    • If the winning combination of the first and second placegetter is unbacked, a countback is performed to first and third placegetter and then, if that is not backed, to second and third placegetter. If both these combinations are unbacked, the Quinella pool is refunded less any commissions.

Singapore Betting Rules and Deduction Rates

Key points where the Singapore betting rules differ from the SuperTAB betting rules are as follows:

  • Dividends are rounded down to the nearest 20c.
  • For the Win pool:
    • Minimum dividend is $1.06
    • Minimum starters is 4
    • If the winner is unbacked, a countback is performed to the second placegetter and third placegetter, if required. If both the second and third placegetters are unbacked, the Win pool is refunded.
  • For the Place pool:
    • Minimum dividend is $1.02
    • Minimum starters is 4
    • 3 place dividends will be paid when there are 7 or more starters.
    • 2 place dividends will be paid when there are 4, 5 or 6 starters.
    • If there are less than 4 starters, the pool is refunded

    Note: Singapore Turf Club may choose to lower the takeout rate applying to any individual Win pool after the pool has opened for selling and before betting closes.

South African Betting Rules and Deduction Rates

Key points where the South African betting rules differ from the SuperTAB betting rules are as follows:

  • There are a maximum of 20 runners allowed in a race.
  • The Win pool will jackpot if the winner is unbacked.
  • For the Place pool:
    • Minimum starters is 6
    • A dividend is paid for the 4th place getter if there are 16 or more starters
    • 3 place dividends will be paid when there are 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 or 15 starters
    • 2 place dividends will be paid when there are 6 or 7 starters
    • If there are less than 6 starters, the pool is refunded
    • The Place pool will jackpot if all place getters are unbacked.

Hong Kong Betting Rules and Deduction Rates

For all racing materials provided for Hong Kong meetings:

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Key points where the Hong Kong betting rules differ from the SuperTAB betting rules are as follows:

  • For the Win pool:
    • Dividends are rounded to the nearest 5c.
    • Minimum dividend is $1.05
    • If the winner is unbacked, a countback is performed to the second placegetter and third placegetter, if required. If both the second and third placegetters are unbacked, the Win pool is refunded.
  • For the Place pool:
    • Dividends are rounded to the nearest 5c.
    • Minimum dividend is $1.01
    • Number of Dividends declared is
      • 3 place dividends if 7 or more declared starters at the commencement of betting and refund if less than 4 starters
      • 2 place dividends if 4, 5 or 6 declared starters at the commencement of betting and refund if less than 3 starters
  • For the Quinella pool:
    • Dividends are rounded to the nearest 5c.
    • Minimum dividend is $1.05
    • If the winning combination of the first and second placegetter is unbacked, a countback is performed to first and third placegetter and then, if that is not backed, to second and third placegetter. If both these combinations are unbacked, the Quinella pool is refunded.
  • For the Trifecta pool:
    • Dividends are rounded to the nearest 10c.
    • Minimum dividend is $1.10
    • If the winning combination of the first, second and third placegetters in order is unbacked, a countback is performed to first, second and third placegetters in any order. If both these combinations are unbacked, the Trifecta pool is refunded.
    • The Trifecta pool is called 'Tierce' in the Hong Kong betting rules.

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