Late Wagering Caused By Wiring Malfunction Forces Refund On Tuesday Race At Thistledown

Wagers on Tuesday’s sixth race at Thistledown was refunded when it was discovered that betting was not stopped until 52 seconds after the start, reports Horse Racing Nation.

According to Patrick Ellsworth, director of racing at Thistledown, betting is typically locked when judges press a button in their stand, and another button is pressed in the tote room. In this case, wires had become dislodged. When officials became aware of the issue, a manual override was engaged to stop betting.

“The cables that had been determined to be dislodged have been replaced, tested,” Ellsworth said. “We don’t anticipate this being a problem going forward, but extremely unfortunate.”

All wagers on the sixth race were refunded and the race was declared a “no contest” for wagering purposes. The issue was repaired in time for the seventh and eighth races to be held without issue.

Read more at Horse Racing Nation.

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