Re: What happens to the Derby Futures bets? (231 Views)
Posted by: BitPlayer
Date: March 17, 2020 10:17AM
I do have a couple of "all others" tickets and looked at the rules the other day. I would say it is not clear. The rules talk about the Derby being run on May 2 and the Oaks being run on May 1 and say that if the race is not run, there will be refunds. Does not run in May equal "not run?" The rules also have clause dealing with "unforeseen" circumstances. It says that CDI will exercise "reasonable discretion" guided by general parimutuel practice, subject to agreement by the stewards and the Kentucky racing commission.
I agree that a refund is probably in order, but understand that the future wager is probably not high on the list of concerns at the moment. If this is not clarified immediately, I suspect clarity will come when the time for the final pool rolls around.