LAUREL -- Four new Maryland Racing Commission rules involving the bettor went into effect yesterday, including one that concerns the carry-over of the Double Triple pool on the final day of a meeting.
That rule eliminates a special distribution of the pool money in the exotic wager, which requires a patron to pick the first three finishers in both the third and fifth races on any day's program. Instead, the pool money will be carried over to the beginning of the next meeting at either Laurel or Pimlico race courses.
The situation will arise Tuesday, when the winter meeting closes atLaurel and racing shifts to Pimlico.
"What was taken into consideration was the same management at both tracks," said Jim Mango, Laurel-Pimlico vice president of operations.
Under another rule change involving the Double Triple, a ticket for the first of the two races must contain the horses picked in the exact order of finish (1-2-3) to be eligible for an exchange for the second half.