Horse Racing

General

Bets on Racing are settled on the official result (Jockey Club rules of racing).

We cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions in respect of accuracy in publishing or issuing of prices or information, despite every effort being made to ensure total accuracy. We reserve the right to correct these errors.

When a result is amended after the official result (i.e. the weigh-in), for example as a result of a successful appeal, the amendment will be ignored for settlement purposes.

Ante-post bets are settled at the price and place terms applicable at the time of acceptance. Should a wrong price or place term be given in error we reserve the right to settle the bet according to the correct price/place terms available at the time of the bet.

Best Odds Guaranteed

For UK & Ireland : We will apply best odds guaranteed to horse racing events for races. This means that if you place your bet on fixed odds, your final price will be the fixed odds or SP odds, whichever is highest.

Best Odds Guaranteed will apply to single and combo bets.

Best Odds Guaranteed will apply to board prices and early prices.

Best Odds Guaranteed will not apply to ante post bets, including ‘non-runner no bet’ events unless otherwise stated.

In the event of a Rule 4, we pay you at the bigger odds, after the Rule 4 deduction has been applied.

Best Odds Guaranteed is available from 09:00 AM UK time each day on all UK and Irish horse races.

Best Odds Guaranteed can be withdrawn at any time and we reserve the right to apply exemptions to selected customers.

Each way

Bets are acceptable win or each way. 'Place Only' bets are not acceptable. Using the each way checkbox will double the unit stake placed on the winner selection.

It will contain one bet on the Winner and another bet on the Place, Terms will be written at the header of the event eg. E/W 1/4 1-2-3

For horse racing, the each way bets will be determined according to the number of runners and the table:

Number of Runners

Not Handicap race

Yes Handicap race

1 –4

Win Only

Win Only

5 – 7

¼ odds , for Place 1,2

¼ odds , for Place 1,2

8 – 11

1/5 odds , for place 1,2,3

1/5 odds , for place 1,2,3

12 – 15

1/5 odds , for place 1,2,3

¼ odds , for place 1,2,3

16 +

1/5 odds , for place 1,2,3

¼ odds , for place 1,2,3,4

Number of runners coming under starters orders will be the number which will determine the each way terms for non-ante post races.

If non-runners take the race to less than five runners the place money goes on to win.

Some races can have enhanced odds or places and we keep the right to offer different odds and places.

Dead Heats

When a dead heat occurs for first place, the stake money on the winning selection will be divided by the number of winners, with full odds paid at the reduced stake. The remainder of the stake is lost. Where an each-way bet involves a dead heat winner, the win part of the bet will be settled as above, and the place part will be settled in full, in accordance with the relevant place terms. Should the dead heat involve placed selections and results in more than the allocated number of places, then the stakes will be divided as before, and settled to the full place terms.

Ante post

Ante post events will be available in advance to customers, more than 48 hours before the race. Bets on non-runner horses in ante post events will be considered lost, unless otherwise stated.

Ante post events may be suspended on days when races related to the event occur.

Ante post bets will be settled according to the price and place terms at the time the bet has been placed.

We reserve the right to cancel wagers on ante post prices/places which have been presented due to typing or human errors.

Postponed races

If a race is postponed and final declarations stand, then the bets will stand. Bets will be void if:

  • The race is declared void
  • The race is abandoned
  • The condition of the race has been changed
  • The venue has been changed
  • The surface has been changed

Rule 4 Deduction

Rule 4 deduction will apply according to the following table:

Price of non-runner at time of withdrawal

Amount deducted from winnings

1/9 or longer odds on

90p in the £

2/11 to 2/17

85p in the £

1/4 to 1/5

80p in the £

3/10 to 2/7

75p in the £

2/5 to 1/3

70p in the £

8/15 to 4/9

65p in the £

8/13 to 4/7

60p in the £

4/5 to 4/6

55p in the £

20/21 to 5/6

50p in the £

Evens to 6/5

45p in the £

5/4 to 6/4

40p in the £

13/8 to 7/4

35p in the £

15/8 to 9/4

30p in the £

5/2 to 3/1

25p in the £

10/3 to 4/1

20p in the £

9/2 to 11/2

15p in the £

6/1 to 9/1

10p in the £

10/1 to 14/1

5p in the £

Over 14/1

No deduction

In the case of a non-runner, the deduction will apply according to the non-runner odds right before the withdrawal.

R4 will apply on ‘ Day of event race ’ , less than 48 hours before the race.

If 2 or more horses are withdrawn, the total deduction will not exceed 90p.

Rule 4 deductions will apply to all winning bets placed before the non-runner has been declared.

Example: prices available at 9:00 am.

1st non-runner declared: 10:00 am.

Bookmaker applies Rule 4 at 10:05 am.

Winning bets on fixed odds between 9:00 am and10:05 am will be deducted according to the non-runner's last odds.

2nd non-runner declared: 11:30 am.

Bookmaker applies 2nd Rule 4 at 11:35 am.

Winning bets on fixed odds from10:06 am to 11:35 am: 2nd Rule 4 will apply.

Winning bets on fixed odds between 9:00 am and 10:05 am: 2nd Rule 4 will apply but the sum of the deduction will not exceed 90p.

Reserves

Some races contain reserves, who may or may not be priced in our early prices lists. The finishing position of any of these reserves will count regardless of whether they are priced or not.

If a reserve horse is offered with an early price and becomes a non-runner, then no Rule 4 deduction will be applied as a result of the withdrawal.

If a reserve horse is declared an official runner at the racecourse before the declaration stage and if it is subsequently withdrawn, normal Rule 4 rules will apply to the reserve horse from this point.

Forecasts

A Straight Forecast is a bet where you name two selections to finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order for a specified event.

A Reverse Forecast is a bet where you name two selections to finish 1st and 2nd in any order for a specific event.

A Combination Forecast is a bet where you choose three or more selections with any of these to finish 1st and 2nd for a specific event.

Forecasts will be accepted only in races of three or more runners and will be settled in accordance with the officially declared SP Computer Forecast Dividend. In races with less than three runners the forecast bet will be declared void. If one of the selections becomes a non-runner in a forecast bet, the total stake will be placed on the other remaining selection as a win single bet at SP.

In a Combination Forecast, where a selection becomes a non-runner, the total stake of the bet will be divided equally between the possible forecast combinations, using the remaining selections and the forecasts, including the non-runner, becoming singles.

In the event of a dead heat, separate dividends will be declared for all the horses involved in the dead heat and forecast.

Unnamed favourites are not accepted for forecast betting.

Tricasts

A Tricast is a bet where you name the first three selections to finish first, second and third in the correct order for a specified race, in races where a Computer Forecast Dividend is declared.

A Combination Tricast is a bet where you name three selections to finish first, second and third in any order.

Any winning Tricast is paid out according to the official Computer Tricast return which is declared to a £1 stake.

Tricasts are offered on all handicap races in which there are eight or more runners declared. If there are less than 8 runners – all bets will be void.

If one of the selections becomes a non-runner in a tricast bet, the bet will be settled as a forecast on the remaining selections in the order they were selected. If two of the selections become non-runners in a tricast, the bet will be settled as a win single on the remaining runner.

In the event of two or more horses dead-heating for first, second or third place then separate dividends will be declared and paid to each qualifying tricast. In fixed price tricasts the full odds will be paid with the stake being split according to the number of horses which dead-heat.

Unnamed favourites are not accepted for tricast betting.

Tricasts are accepted for singles only.

Favourites

Bets on First and Second favourites are accepted win-only at starting price. Early prices or board prices cannot be taken on unnamed favourites.

The favourite is the horse quoted at the shortest odds in the official starting price.

The second favourite is the horse quoted at the next shortest price.

If two horses are quoted at the same odds and these odds are shorter than those quoted against any other, then these two are equal first favourite and equal second favourite.

If two or more co-favourites are selected, the stake will be divided equally between them and paid at full odds.

Betting Without

Predict the result of a given race excluding a Favourite horse. The finishing position of the Favourite horse will be ignored for bets placed on this market. For example, a bet placed on Cue Card without Don Cossack (favourite) will win if Cue Card wins the race or finishes second to Don Cossack. The bet will have lost in all other circumstances.

In markets where we offer 'Betting Without' a nominated selection, the place terms will be based on the remaining number of runners excluding the nominated selection.

Any each-way terms advertised are settled on the actual number of runners who take part in the race, excluding the 'without' selection.

Any rule 4 deductions will still apply and will be based on the price of the withdrawn runner in that market at the time of withdrawal.

Betting Without bets are settled ignoring the finishing position of the nominated ‘without’ runner. Where the nominated ‘without’ selection is withdrawn before the start of a race, all bets on any of the field in this market stand.

Where the nominated “Without” selection is withdrawn before the start of a race, all bets on any of the field in this market stand.

If 2 or fewer runners start the race, bets will be void.

Normal dead-heat rules apply.

Place Only Betting

Place Only 2 - Predict a horse to finish in one of the first two places. Place only bets are accepted on horse races of five or more runners.

Place Only 3 - Predict a horse to finish in one of the first three places. Place only bets are accepted on horse races of eight or more runners.

In the event of a horse being withdrawn, not under starter’s orders, stakes on that selection will be returned. Bets for the remaining horses in the race will be subject to a deduction in accordance with the Rule 4 table below based on the price in the Place Only market of the withdrawn horse(s) at the time of withdrawal.

Place Only Rule 4 Deductions Table

 

Amount deducted from winnings

Price of non-runner at time of withdrawal

Place Only 2

Place Only 3

Place Only 4

1/18 or longer odds on

50p in the £

35p in the £

25p in the £

1/9 to 1/16

45p in the £

30p in the £

25p in the £

2/11 to 2/17

45p in the £

30p in the £

20p in the £

1/4 to 1/5

40p in the £

30p in the £

20p in the £

3/10 to 2/7

40p in the £

25p in the £

20p in the £

2/5 to 1/3

35p in the £

25p in the £

20p in the £

8/15 to 4/9

35p in the £

25p in the £

15p in the £

8/13 to 4/7

30p in the £

20p in the £

15p in the £

4/5 to 4/6

30p in the £

20p in the £

15p in the £

20/21 to 5/6

25p in the £

20p in the £

15p in the £

Evens to 6/5

25p in the £

15p in the £

10p in the £

5/4 to 6/4

20p in the £

15p in the £

10p in the £

13/8 to 7/4

20p in the £

15p in the £

10p in the £

15/8 to 9/4

15p in the £

10p in the £

10p in the £

5/2 to 3/1

15p in the £

10p in the £

No Deduction

10/3 to 4/1

10p in the £

10p in the £

No Deduction

9/2 and above

No Deduction


If 2 or more horses are withdrawn, the total deduction will not exceed 90p.

If the selected horse is withdrawn from a race after coming under starter’s orders, bets placed on that horse will have lost as the horse will be deemed to have been a participant in the race.

In the event of non-runners, the number of places paid will remain the same, unless the number of runners in the race is equal to or less than the number of places paid, in which case all bets will be void. This market is settled on the official place terms of the race. If an 8 horse race with each way terms of 3 places is reduced to a race of 7 or less runners, we will still pay 3 places on the Place Only market.

Normal dead-heat rules apply.


Match Betting

Predict a horse to finish one place ahead of another horse in a direct Head-To-Head during Race event.

A Match bet is based on one selection beating another according to the specific conditions advertised. Dead heat rules apply unless a tie price is made available (e.g. for a handicap match bet). One of the two selections in any match bet must complete the course for the bets to stand, otherwise bets are void.

Both selections must start for bets to stand, otherwise Match Bets are void.

Settlement of bets will be based on the official declared result.

If neither horse finishes a race with hurdles/fences, the number of hurdles/fences successfully completed in the race will determine the winner.

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