I was reading up on the Group Bet that will be offered in NJ (http://www.thebigm.com/RACINGNEWSDETAIL.ASP?NEWSID=5351
), and it gave me a kind of crazy idea...
You could use the same concept
on exactas and trifectas, essentially "creating" quinellas and "trios" (the "quinella" version of a trifecta) BUT, keeping the wagers in the same pools. This way, you offer new exotic bet types new patrons, without cannbalizing the current pools!
Here's the idea:
If you bet a $2 "Quinella" the money would be allocated into the perfecta pool using dutching principles as follows:
(you bet a 1-2 "Quinella")
Say the 1-2 exacta is paying $41.00, and the 2-1 exacta is paying $82.00. The computer automatically bets $1.33 on the 1-2 for you, and 67 cents on the 2-1. No matter what combination comes in, your "quinella" return is $27.20.
You could do the exact same concept with the Trifecta.
This creates totally new wagers and builds/doesn't hurt the current pools in place. A good idea?