In these rules, unless inconsistent with the context, the singular shall include the plural and vice versa, the male shall include the female and the following terms shall have the meaning set against them respectively.
3.1 "bearer" means the person who presents a valid ticket for payment.
3.2 "bet" means the selection of the stables and/or jockeys required to qualify for a
dividend under the rules pertaining to a particular form of betting
in such a manner that the gross pool is incremented in respect of
any participant or combination of participants.
3.3 "branded ticket" means any ticket bearing a vertical figure or vertical figures generated by the electronic equipment of the company and being either a cancelled or a refunded or a paid ticket.
3.4 "cancelled ticket” means a ticket which is registered as a cancelled ticket in the computer record of the company.
3.5 "closing of bets" means the time at which the company stops to accept bets in relation to a specific event, namely at the start of the first race under the Rules of Racing of the Club.
3.6 "Club" means the Mauritius Turf Club.
3.7 "Company" means Automatic Systems Limited.
3.8 "dividend" means the amount declared to be payable to bearer of winning tickets in
respect of each unit bet calculated in accordance with these rules as they apply to each form of betting.
3.9 "employee" means a person employed, whether in a permanent or temporary
capacity by the company or its agent.
3.10 “event” means stable challenge and jockey challenge being held under the
stable challenge and jockey challenge Rules of the MauritiusTurf Club.
3.11 "gross pool" means the gross amount collected as bets in respect of a specific
form of betting, less any refunds.
3.12 "investment" means the money invested on a particular event in accordance with the
provisions of these rules.
3.13 "issue" means (in respect of a ticket) that such ticket is issued in accordance
with the provisions of these rules.
3.14 "leg" means each nominated event in those forms of betting where selections
are required in more than one event. Each nominated event is termed a "leg".
3.15 "net pool" means the gross pool less tax and commission.
3.16 "official" means a person acting as such, whether in a permanent or temporary
capacity, on behalf of the Club, and includes a steward.
3.17 "paid ticket" means a ticket which is registered as a paid ticket in the computer record of the company.
3.18 “participant” means a jockey or stable
3.19 "placed participant" means in respect of each type of betting, the participants occupying the places which qualify for a dividend or dividends in accordance with
3.20 "punter" means any person who places a bet pursuant to these rules.
3.21 "race card" means the official programme issued by the Club for a specific race or
3.22 "refunded ticket "means a ticket which is registered as a refunded ticket in the computer record of the company.
3.23 "refund " means has the meaning assigned to it in reference to rule 1.1.6 & 2.2.6
3.24 "rules" means the rules herein contained and as amended from time to time.
3.25 "runner" means a jockey or stable declared to participate in the event in
accordance with the stable challenge and jockey challenge
Rules of the Club.
3.26 " stake" means the act of placing a bet in monetary terms on a particular horse or
horses in accordance with the provisions of these rules.
3.27 "steward" means a person acting as such, whether in a permanent or temporary
capacity, on behalf of the Club.
3.28 "ticket" means the official betting ticket issued, subject to the provisions of these
rules, by the company.
3.29 "Totalisator Favourite " means in respect of the jockey or stable on which the highest number of WIN bets have been placed at closing of bets. Should two or more participants have exactly the same number of units placed on them, joint favourites shall be declared.
3.30 "unclaimed funds" means unclaimed dividends, unclaimed refunds, any amount unpaid in respect of lost or mutilated tickets and any amount remaining after payment of dividends, government tax and Company’s commission in accordance with rule 2.2.1.
3.31 "valid ticket” means the official betting ticket issued by the company not being a
branded ticket or a cancelled ticket or a refunded ticket or a paid ticket and bearing the number generated by the electronic equipment, the participant number, the race number and the bet type.