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Amendments to the Betting Rules

Pursuant to section 52 of the Racing Act 2003, the New Zealand Racing Board hereby gives notice of the following amendments to the Betting Rules published as a Supplement to the New Zealand Gazette, 25 August 2003, No. 113, page 2981.
Change #1
Rule 3.1 is amended by adding the following new definition:
3.1 In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires:
(q) "Late Scratching" in the case of:
(i) New Zealand racing means a Scratching made after 9.00am on the day of the Race Meeting; and
(ii) Overseas racing means a Scratching made after the official Scratching time of the Race Meeting as determined by the controlling body in the relevant jurisdiction.
Change #2
Rules 3.1 and 10.1 are amended by removing the following definition from Rule 10.1 and adding it to Rule 3.1:
3.1 In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires:
(aa) "Scratching" means the declaration in accordance with the Rules of Racing that a Race Entrant is a non-Starter, and includes the withdrawal of a Race Entrant.
Change #3
Rule 12 CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO FIXED ODDS RACE BETTING is amended by the addition of new definitions in 12.1, and new Rules 12.14, 12.15 and 12.16 as follows:
12.1 Interpretation
In Rule 12, unless the context otherwise requires:
"Group Betting" means a Fixed Odds Race Betting option involving a finite number of Race Entrants selected by the Board from either a Race, or any combination of Races, at a Race Meeting as determined by the Board.
"Void" refers to a situation where a Race Entrant does not take part in a Race in which case bets on such Race Entrants are declared Void and Investments are refunded.
12.14 Head to Head Betting
(a) Head to head Race betting is offered on all three racing Codes.
(b) Odds are quoted on two Race Entrants in the same Race. The Winning Selection is the Race Entrant with the better finishing position.
(c) If one or both of the Race Entrants do not start in the Race, all bets will be declared Void.
(d) Bets will be declared Void if both Race Entrants fail to complete the Race.
(e) Rule 12.11 Dead Heats applies.
12.15 Group Betting
(a) Group Betting is offered on all three racing Codes.
(b) From time to time Group Betting will be offered on a group of Race Entrants. This group may be Race Entrants trained by the same trainer or sired by the same sire, or can be any other grouping determined by the Board from time to time and explained at the time the Group Betting option is opened.
(c) The Winning Selection will be the Race Entrant in the group with the best finishing position.
(d) If any of the Race Entrants named in the group do not start in the Race, all bets will be declared Void.
(e) Bets will be declared Void if all Race Entrants named in the group fail to complete the Race.
(f) Rule 12.11 Dead Heats applies.
12.16 Greyhound Racing Specific Rules
12.16.1 Odds v Evens Box Numbers
(a) Odds v Evens Box Numbers betting is only offered on greyhound Races.
(b) The Odds v Evens Box Numbers option groups the even numbered box numbers against the odd numbered box numbers in a Race.
(c) The Winning Selection will be either Odds or Evens, determined by the box the winning greyhound Race Entrant runs from.
(d) In the event that, for any reason, including where a reserve greyhound runs in the Race, a greyhound’s rug number and box number are not the same, the Board will pay out on the Winning Selection determined by the box number of the winning greyhound, regardless of the greyhound’s rug number. For example, if the greyhound reserve’s rug number is 9 and the box number is 2, the option is paid on the evens box number.
(e) If there are any Late Scratchings in the Race all bets are Void.
(f) Rule 12.11 Dead Heats applies.
These Rules come into force on 28 January 2010.
Full copies of the Betting Rules may be inspected on request at TAB offices, downloaded from the New Zealand Racing Board website
www.nzracingboard.co.nz
or may be purchased from the New Zealand Racing Board, PO Box 38899, Wellington Mail Centre, Lower Hutt 5045.
Dated at Wellington this 28th day of January 2010.
ANDREW BROWN, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Racing Board.