1. If a horse is scratched, all the Win/Place/Show bets will be refunded and the portion of the Exacta/Trifecta/Superfecta/Quinella Combos that contain the scratched horse will be refunded (please see the rule regarding entries).
2. For Daily Doubles, if the Scratch is in the first leg, there is a refund for all combinations involving the scratched runner. If the scratched horse is in the second leg, after the start of the first leg, there is no refund; however, if the winner was selected in the first leg, there will be a consolation payout for the scratch in the second leg. If the scratch is in the second leg before starting the first leg, the combination with the scratched runner will be refunded. If the winner was not played in the first leg, it is a losing ticket with no refund.
3. For Pick 3 and Pick 4 we use the same rules and payouts as the track regarding consolations and ALL when there are early and late scratches.
- In all states and Fort Erie except NY, KY, FL, CA, DE*, and WV, the post time favorite is substituted for the scratched runner. In NY, KY, FL, CA, DE*, and WV there is a refund if the horse is scratched before the start of the first leg (once the final leg is declared official). If the horse is scratched after the start of the first leg, there will be a consolation payout. In NY and DE, this applies to thoroughbred tracks. In harness tracks, the scratched runners are substituted for the favorite post time.
- At Fair Grounds (in LA), if the horse is scratched in the first leg, the bet will be refunded, and if it is scratched in a subsequent leg, it will be substituted for the favorite post-time.
Pick 4, Pick 5, Pick 6, Place Pick All, and Grand Slam
- The favorite post time is substituted for the scratched runner.
- The rules for instances where the surface has changed are indicated below (i.e. dirt changed to turf, etc.). Certain states, and specific tracks may change their rules before a race has started.
- In some cases, a change in surface may declare a race as “all win” for specific bet types.
New York Main Track to Turf change- Pick 4, Pick 6, and Grand Slam
- When the condition of the turf course(s) warrants or makes necessary a change of racing surface in any of the legs of the Pick 4 and/or Pick 6, and such change has not been known to the public before the close of wagering for the Pick 4 and/or Pick 6, the stewards will declare the changed leg(s) as “all win” for Pick 4 and/or Pick 6 wagering purposes only. An “all win” race will assign the winner of that race to each Pick 4 and/or Pick 6 ticket holder as their selection for that race.
Kentucky and California Tracks Turf Surface Change- Pick 4 and Pick 6
- When the condition of the turf warrants a change of the racing surface in any legs of the Pick 4 or Pick-6, and such change has not been disclosed to the public before the “off time” of the first race of the Pick 6, the stewards will declare the changed races as 'all win' for Pick 4 or Pick 6 wagering purposes only.
Florida Tracks Turf Surface Change- Pick 4 and Pick 5
- When the condition of the turf course warrants a change of racing surface in any legs of the Pick 4 or Pick 5, and such change has not been disclosed to the public before the “off time” of the first race of the Pick 4 or 5, the stewards will declare the changed races as “all win” for Pick 4 or 5 wagering purposes only.
- In case a bet is made before the early scratches are announced, it will not be refunded. If your bet has scratched horses, they will be treated as early scratches.
4. If a horse runs for Purse Money Only, we follow the track payout rules as determined by the host track.
5. If a horse is inadvertently shown as scratched on our wagering menu but runs, there will be no refund for any bets made in said race.