Tote Scoop6 Rules

Aim Of The Bet

(i) To select the winning horse in each of 6 specific races nominated by totepool in order to qualify for a dividend from the totescoop6 win fund.
(ii) To select a horse to be placed in each of the same 6 races in order to qualify for a dividend from the totescoop6 place fund.
(iii) Winners of the totescoop6 win fund who have correctly selected the winning horse in all 6 legs of the totescoop6, to select the winner of the bonus race nominated by totepool the following Saturday in order to qualify for a dividend from the totescoop6 bonus fund.

With regard to the totescoop6 place fund, the finishing positions which constitute a place in any leg, unless otherwise stated, are as follows:
2 - 4 runners - 1st
5 - 7 runners - 1st & 2nd
8 - 15 runners - 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Non-handicap of 16 or more runners - 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Handicap of 16 or more runners - 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

Races On Which Pool Is Operated

There are generally two separate 'sequences' of scoop6 pools operating:
(i) The main totescoop6 operates every Saturday and occasionally on other selected days as indicated in the national and sporting press.
(ii) The 'FridayScoop6' operates most Friday evenings during the winter season.

Any funds carried forward are rolled over to the next totescoop6 pool within the same respective totescoop6 sequence. This is usually 7 days later unless indicated otherwise in the national and sporting press.

Placing Bets

Minimum unit stake = £2, Minimum total stake = £2.

Permutation bets in units of £2 are accepted.

Pool Deduction Rate

30% (The net pool is therefore 70% of the gross pool)

Calculation Of Dividends

The totescoop6 pool will be allocated to three different prize funds: totescoop6 win fund, totescoop6 place fund, and totescoop6 bonus fund, in the ratio 7:4:3 respectively.

The total of the money invested plus any money brought forward into any fund will form the gross fund, unless one or more legs are abandoned (see rule below). If any gross fund is guaranteed to a particular amount, then this amount forms the gross fund unless the total of the money invested plus any money brought forward in that fund is greater than the guarantee.

Each net prize fund is divided by the total number of winning tickets in that fund to obtain a calculated dividend. If the totescoop6 bonus fund is operated, i.e. if any customer selected all six winners of the totescoop6 win fund the previous Saturday, the fund will be divided by the total number of winning tickets in that fund on the bonus race to obtain a calculated dividend.

The calculated dividend is rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend declared to the stake unit. In any event, the minimum totewin dividend will be £1.10.

Only one dividend is declared for each fund.

If there is no outright winner of the totescoop6 win fund or the totescoop6 place fund, the respective portion of the gross pool will be rolled over to the next totescoop6 win fund within the same sequence of totescoop6 pools.

Note that any guarantee is disregarded for the purposes of carry-forwards.

Favourite Investment

Bets on the un-named favourite are accepted and are represented by the starting price favourite. (See rule on non-runners below.)

Non-Runners

Bets 'stand' on horses which do not compete after coming under starter's orders.

Non-runner selections are not void but are replaced by the starting price favourite.

When there are joint or co-favourites, the horse with the lowest racecard number will be taken. Should the favourite be withdrawn before coming under starter’s orders but too late for the SP market to be re-formed, the horse with the shortest returned starting price will be used, but should there be two or more runners at the shortest starting price, the one with the lowest racecard number will be taken. If there are no starting prices returned, the first runner quoted in the Racing Post betting forecast will be substituted. If there is no betting forecast and hence no substitute horse can be determined in accordance with any specific rules then the runner with the highest number of totewin pool units in the relevant race will be substituted. If two or more runners have an equal number of totewin pool units then the one with the lowest racecard number will substitute. If no totewin pool is operated then the lowest racecard number will substitute.

Walkovers / Void / Abandoned Races / Meetings

If any leg of the totescoop6 is a walkover, or is void, or is abandoned, or there is no official result declared for any reason, and is not re-ran on the same day, then the totescoop6 win fund and the totescoop6 place fund will be settled on the remaining legs, i.e. every selection in that leg is deemed to have been successful in both the totescoop6 win fund and the totescoop6 place fund, provided at least one leg of the bet takes place.

If the totescoop6 bonus race is void, or is abandoned, or there is no result declared for any reason, and is not re-run on the same day, then all registered qualifiers will be entitled to make a selection in an alternative bonus race to be nominated by totepool.

If the totescoop6 bonus race is reduced to a walkover, then the race is considered to have taken place for the purposes of all funds of the totescoop6, and all tickets in the totescoop6 bonus fund will be deemed to have been successful.

If none of the legs of the totescoop6 take place, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.

Provided at least one leg takes place, a dividend will be declared for the totescoop6 win fund and the totescoop6 place fund, in accordance with these rules.

If one or more legs are abandoned, whether before or after the first leg has begun, the funds will solely be comprised of money invested on that day’s totescoop6 pool. Any stakes brought forward in rollovers from the previous week in the totescoop6 win fund or totescoop6 place fund will roll directly into the respective funds in the following week’s totescoop6.

If the totescoop6 is decided on fewer than six legs, then winners of the totescoop6 win fund will not be eligible to go for the bonus fund the following week. The day's stakes which would otherwise have been allocated to the bonus fund will be re-distributed between the totescoop6 win fund and the totescoop6 place fund in the appropriate ratio shown above. This excludes stakes brought forward in rollovers from the previous totescoop6 bonus fund within the sequence, which will rollover directly to the next totescoop6 bonus fund within the sequence.

Multiple Selections, Bankers And Permutations

Permutations are permitted. To calculate the number of permutations, customers should multiply together the number of selections in each leg.

Insufficient Finishers

If in any leg the official number of finishers is fewer than the number of standard places, only the runners which finish will be deemed to have been placed for the purposes of the totescoop6 place fund.

If in any leg the official result is there are no finishers, the win fund and place fund will be settled on the remaining legs, i.e. every selection in that leg is deemed to have been successful.

If in the bonus race the official result is that there are no finishers, all registered qualifiers will be entitled to make a selection in an alternative bonus race to be nominated by totepool.

Dead Heats

With regard to the totescoop6 win fund, in the event of a dead-heat for first place in any leg of the bet, all such dead-heating horses are considered to be full winners in that race.

With regard to the totescoop6 place fund, in the event of a dead-heat for any position which constitutes a place in any leg of the bet, all such dead- heating horses are considered to be fully-placed in that race.

With regard to the totescoop6 bonus fund, in the event of a dead-heat for first place, the bonus fund will be divided into as many equal parts as there are dead-heating runners. The part of the fund allocated to each dead-heating horse is divided by the total number of tickets on that runner to obtain a calculated dividend for each dead-heating horse. If a dead-heating horse is not covered by any tickets, then the proportion of the bonus fund allocated to that dead-heating horse will be carried forward.

totescoop6 Starting Fund

In any totescoop6 pool, 5% of the amount invested will be allocated to the totescoop6 starting fund. These funds will be held in reserve until after the totescoop6 win fund is next won. At this point, the entire amount held in the totescoop6 starting fund will be carried forward to the next totescoop6 win fund within the sequence in order to boost the size of that fund.

totescoop6 Bonus Fund

Totescoop6 win fund winners who have correctly selected each of the winners of the six totescoop6 legs will qualify to register to compete in the totescoop6 bonus fund. Claimants must call the totescoop6 bonus race hotline on 0800 028 4418 (or such other number as announced by totepool in the national and sporting press) with their winning receipt, to register as bonus race qualifiers. Claimants should also state if they have more than one winning line as they will be entitled to one entry per winning line. The deadline for registration is 6pm on the Thursday before Saturday’s nominated bonus race. Failure to register will mean the claimant will not be eligible to compete for the totescoop6 bonus fund.

The nominated bonus race will be announced by 12.30pm on the Friday before the bonus race. Registered qualifiers must call the bonus race hotline on the day of the bonus race anytime from 9am up to one hour before the bonus race publicised 'off-time'. It is the registered qualifier's responsibility to register their selection (or selections if they have more than one winning line). Should no selection be received within one hour of the publicised 'off-time' of the bonus race, registered qualifiers will be allocated the starting price favourite in accordance with these rules.

Totepool may contact qualifiers for the totescoop6 bonus fund to request their participation in media publicity, although agreement to participate is entirely at the customer's discretion.

The totescoop6 bonus fund will operate only if all six legs of totescoop6 have been run the previous week. If the totescoop6 is decided on fewer than six legs, then the bonus fund will not apply.

If there are no qualifiers for the totescoop6 bonus fund, the fund will be rolled over to the next bonus race within the sequence as decided by totepool.

If no one selects the winner of the bonus race, the totescoop6 bonus fund will be rolled over to the next bonus race within the sequence as decided by totepool.

In the event of the nominated bonus race being void or abandoned and not re-ran on the same day, totepool reserves the right to nominate any future race on any day as the bonus race. All registered qualifiers will be entitled to make a new selection.

Should a bonus race selection be a non-runner, registered qualifiers will have the option to make a new selection on condition that no new selection can be made within 30 minutes of the publicised 'off-time' of the bonus race. Should no new selections be received or should a selection become a non-runner within 30 minutes of the publicised 'off-time' of the bonus race, registered qualifiers nominating the non-runner will be allocated the starting price favourite in accordance with these rules.

Payment will be made on the official result on the day, once the weighed-in has been announced.

Guarantees

Where Totepool offers a guarantee in the totescoop6 win fund, then such guarantee shall not apply where one or more of the 6 legs are abandoned, void, or no result is returned for any reason, and is not re-ran on the same day.

Where the totescoop6 win fund is guaranteed, Totepool reserves the right at its reasonable discretion to withdraw such a guarantee should any technical circumstances arise beyond Totepool's control which materially affects the total amount invested into the pool.

Where the totescoop6 win fund is guaranteed, Totepool reserves the right to withdraw such a guarantee where any leg falls below 6 runners.

Special Pools Operated

From time to time totepool may operate standalone totescoop6 pools with separate rollover arrangements. These may be subject to some rule variations. Terms will be advertised in the national and/or sporting press and/or the totesport website.

The rules posted here are for information only and you should check the latest official rules with totepool before taking part in the Scoop6