Select the first four runners in correct finishing position.
To increase your chances you can take multiple selections in any of the first four finishing positions. This will give you multiple `First 4 combinations.
By taking your selections in the first selection box only, your selections can fill the first four placings in any order.
To place a Roving Banker
To be successful the selected ‘Roving Banker’ must finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th whilst the ‘With’ selections must fill the remaining placings between them.
A customer can select up to three Roving Bankers on a First 4. It is not possible to have four or more Roving Banker’s in a First 4 as this means all four placings must be filled by the Roving Bankers.
When two or three Roving Bankers are selected, for the bet to be successful all ‘Roving Bankers’ must finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th whilst the ‘With’ selections must fill the remaining placings between them.
First 4 is available on selected races as publicised by the TAB.
If any of the runners in your bet have been scratched, you will receive a refund for every eliminated combination. For example, if you only select four runners, all combinations are eliminated when one is scratched and your refund will be the entire value of the bet. In bets containing more than four runners, you will only receive a refund for those combinations in which the scratched runner featured. You will also receive a full refund if the nominated race is abandoned or postponed.
If the correct combination on a First 4 race is not chosen, the entire dividend pool will carryover to the next race at the same meeting. However, if the carryover occurs on the last race of a meeting, it will be allocated to another race at a future meeting as allocated by the TAB.
The jackpot pool will generally be carried over to a meeting of the same code, usually to another race within a week. The pool will keep jackpotting until a winning combination is selected.
If less than 50c is invested on the winning combination, there will be a dividend paid and a partial carryover onto the next race at the same meeting. However, if the partial carryover is on the last race of a meeting, it will jackpot to another race at a future meeting as allocated by the TAB.
Dead heats in any of the first four placings will result in more than one winning combination. Each combination will have a separate dividend. For example, if runner number 1 wins the nominated event, runner number 2 finishes second, runner number 3 finishes third and runners 4 and 5 dead heat for fourth, a First 4 dividend will be paid on both combinations 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124. The net First 4 pool is split with half allocated to each winning combination.
In the event of a dead heat where one First 4 combination is selected and one is not, for example a customer selected 126.96.36.199 but no person selected 188.8.131.52, the pool is then split with half allocated to the combination 184.108.40.206 and the other half of the net pool would jackpot.
A commission rate of 22.5% is deducted from gross First 4 investments.
First 4 pools are combined with Super TAB in most instances; however some pools remain WA only.