HORSE RACING

  • For horse racing related bets which are not detailed in this Horse Racing Section, the rules which will govern the settlement of your bets are that of the Tattersalls Rules of Betting which can be found here - http://www.tattersallscommittee.co.uk/.
  • Unless we detail otherwise, all individual race markets will be determined according to the official result at the time of the "weigh-in" announcement. Subsequent disqualifications, appeals or amendments to the result will be disregarded for the purposes of bet settlement.
  • Unless we detail otherwise, your bet will stand even if there is a change to the scheduled start time of a race which you have bet on.
  • We will void single and multiple bets if the horse you bet on is announced as a non-runner prior to the race. However, for any bet other than an Ante Post bet (see below for further explanation of this bet type), your bet will stand if the horse you bet on comes under starters orders, but doesn't race (including, for stalls starts, where the horse is left in the stalls); or, for tape starts, where the tape is lifted and the horse doesn't go with the field).
  • Any bets other than Ante Post bets (see below for further explanation of this bet type) will be voided by us, if the race is abandoned or declared void by the meeting organisers. If the race is postponed and raced on a different day and the final Declarations stand, all bets will stand providing the venue is not changed, otherwise we shall void your bet.
  • Where a race has been declared a no-race and is re-run, all bets will stand for the horses that take part in the re-run. Prices laid on a no-race will stand for the re-run race unless there is a non runner, in which case all bets will be settled in accordance with Tattersalls Rule 4 (c) Deductions as detailed below.
  • In the event of any incident, including without limitation, a horse false starting which results in a race being re-run, the race is not considered to be 'under starters orders' and stakes will be refunded on selections not taking part in the re-run with any returns on the remaining selections being subject to Tattersalls Rule 4 (c) Deductions as detailed below. The number of runners taking part in the re-run governs the Place Only bet terms as detailed below. Ante Post rules below apply to Ante Post bets.
  • We deem Walkovers and void races as races run, but any selection involved will be treated as a non-runner and we will void your bet. ’Walkover’ means when only one horse takes part in the race.
  • International Horse Racing: For horse races run in any territory other than the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland or the United States of America the rules in this Horse Racing Section shall apply, however the following rules shall take precedence (in case of any conflict with the remainder of the rules in this Horse Racing Section): (i) we will use the results published by the relevant local horse racing authority on the day of the relevant race to settle your bet. Such settlement of your bet will also be subject to any change in the result after any ruling by stewards on the day of the race and any other rules of the relevant local horse racing authority which are applicable; and (ii) if an industry Starting Price (SP) is available, your bet will be settled in accordance with this price, however this will not apply to bets taken at Early Prices (EP) and in such case your bet will be settled at the relevant Early Price. If no industry Starting Price is available, your bet will be settled at the relevant Pari-Mutuel/Tote odds.
  • USA Horse Racing: For horse races run in the United States of America, the rules in this Horse Racing Section shall apply, however the following rules shall take precedence (in case of any conflict with the remainder of the rules in this Horse Racing Section): (i) we will use the results published by the relevant local horse racing authority on the day of the relevant race to settle your bet. Such settlement will also be subject to any change in the result after any ruling by stewards on the day of the race and any other rules of the relevant local horse racing authority which are applicable; (ii) any change to the relevant race’s running surface, will not result in us voiding your bet; (iii) Forecast and Tricast (as applicable) dividends will be based on UK bookmaker industry returns. Local US Pari-Mutuel/Tote dividends will be used in all cases where dividends are not based on UK bookmaker industry returns; (iv) we will settle your bet based on the horse’s name; (v) the UK bookmaker industry Starting Price (SP) will be used for all bets placed at SP and where no UK bookmaker industry SP is available, we will use Local Pari-Mutuel/US Tote dividends to settle your bet. We will void your bet if neither of the following are available: the UK bookmaker industry SP or Pari-Mutuel/Local US Tote dividends.
Type of Bet Rules
Ante Post - are prices which are offered prior to the overnight declaration stage (usually 48 hours prior to the start of a Flat Race or 24 hours for a National Hunt Race)

Ante Post Specials
Ante Post and Ante Post Special
  1. Ante Post bets are accepted on the basis of 'all in', whether the horse or selection (as applicable) participates or not. This means that if the horse or selection (as applicable) does not run or participate in the race or event (as applicable) named you will lose your bet. This applies even if the selection was not entered in the race, as long as there was the possibility that it could have been entered at a later stage.
  2. Tattersalls Rule 4 (c) Deductions (as detailed below) will only apply if we expressly state that they do in the odds offered for the race.
  3. Your Ante Post bet will be voided by us if: (i) the relevant race is abandoned or is declared void by the relevant governing association, body or organization other than where the relevant race is run within 14 days’ from the scheduled start time of the original race and provided all of the conditions of the re-run race are exactly the same as the original race (for example the re-run race is held at the same venue, at the same track and entries are not re-opened); (ii) a horse is balloted out under The Jockey Club Rules of Racing Rule 125; (iii) the venue changes; (iv) the running surface is altered (for example, from turf to all weather); (v) the entries of the race are reopened; or (v) the conditions of the race are altered (as detailed under Tattersalls Rules of Betting) after your bet is made.
  4. Ante Post bets are settled at the odds and Place bet terms in the ‘Each Way and Win’ Section of these rules below applicable when we accept your bet. Should a bet be accepted at the wrong odds or Place Only bet terms (as detailed below), we may void the bet.
  5. If the horse which you bet on does not participate in the race, you will lose your bet.
Daily Favourites
  1. You can bet on a number of Favourites either to Win or Place.
  2. If you bet on a horse Placing, the rules with respect to a Place bet in the ‘Each Way and Win’ Section of these rules below, which are applicable to the relevant race meeting, will apply.
  3. In the event that the SP (as defined in the ‘Prices’ Section of these rules below) leads to two or more horses having the shortest odds, the horse with the lowest race card number will be deemed as the Favourite.
  4. We will void your bet if at least one race is not completed as declared by the relevant race meeting organisers, other than where your bet has been irrevocably determined prior to the abandonment of the relevant race and in such case your bet will be settled in accordance with the relevant outcome which has been irrevocably determined.
  5. The "Favourite" must win the race where there are four or less horses running in the relevant race, for Place Only bet purposes.
Distance General Rules
  1. We will settle Distance bets on the distance between the first and second placed horse past the post as determined by the race meeting organisers. Such horses must have run the relevant course correctly and carried the relevant weight. If a horse has taken the wrong course or is carrying the wrong weight it will be ignored and the aggregate winning distance will then be calculated between the first two runners past the post who have taken the correct course and are carrying the correct weight.
  2. The following numerical values will apply: Nose = 0.05 of a length, Short Head = 0.1 of a length, Head = 0.2 of a length, Neck = 0.3 of a length, Half a length = 0.5 of a length; Three Quarters = 0.75 of a length.
  3. The maximum distance for any one race is 12 lengths for a Flat Race and 30 lengths for a National Hunt race. So by way of example only, if in a National Hunt race the first horse beats the second horse by 32 lengths, we will deem the wining distance as 30 lengths.

Horse Winning Distance
  1. Bets are placed on a listed horse's winning distance in one race meeting.
  2. We will void your bet in the event of a Walkover or if the race meeting organisers do not declare a result with respect to the race.
  3. You will lose your bet, if the horse which you have bet on does not run in the relevant race.

Meeting Winning Distances
  1. Bets are placed on the aggregate of the winning distances from one race meeting.
  2. If at least one race is abandoned or declared void by the race meeting organisers all bets will be voided by us. The foregoing will not apply to any bet, for which the outcome has been irrevocably determined prior to the abandonment of the relevant race and your bet will be settled in accordance with the relevant outcome which has been irrevocably determined.
  3. The following will be added to the total distance in the event of a Walkover or if the race is declared void by the meeting organisers: for Flat Racing, 5 lengths; for National Hunt Racing, 12 lengths.

Race Winning Distance
  1. Bets are placed on the winning distance by a horse in a race.
  2. We will void your bet in the event of a Walkover or if the race meeting organisers do not declare a result.
Each Way and Win
  1. A Win bet is a single stake on your chosen selection winning the race. An Each Way option may also be available for you to bet on. An Each Way bet consists of two parts, the Win part and the Place part. Each part is an equal stake (for example a £20 Each Way bet will cost a total of £40). When you are placing this type of bet you are betting on your selection to either Win or be Placed within the payout terms.
  2. If your selection wins, both the Win and Place parts of your bet will pay out, however if your selection is placed, i.e. comes second, then only the Place part only of your stake is used to calculate your winnings at the place terms (for example, 1/4 for the first four places). In such circumstance the Win part of your bet is lost.
  3. Each Way bets are governed by the Starting Price Place betting terms. This means that the Place part of your bet will be determined by the number of horses coming 'under starter's orders' and not by the number of declared runners when your bet was accepted.
  4. The 'Place' part of Each Way bets will be subject to the following Place terms:
    Non Handicap Races (where the better horses are not required to carry additional weight)
    1. 2 to 4 Runners - Win Only
    2. 5 to 7 Runners - 1/4 the Odds 1, 2
    3. 8 + Runners - Runners 1/5 the Odds 1, 2, 3
    Handicap Races (where the better horses are required to carry additional weight)
    1. 2 to 4 Runners - Win Only
    2. 5 to 7 Runners - 1/4 the Odds 1, 2
    3. 8 to 11 Runners - 1/4 the Odds 1, 2, 3
    4. 12 to 15 Runners - 1/5 the Odds 1, 2, 3
    5. 16+ Runners - 1/4 the odds 1,2,3,4
  5. All Each-Way bets are settled win to win, place to place.
  6. We may provide you with the opportunity of placing a bet on a “Betting Without” offer. In such event you can place a bet on whether a listed horse will be able to finish in a certain position in the race within an Each Way bet as if the listed horse had not taken part in the race. Tattersalls Rule 4(c) Deductions (as detailed below) shall apply in the case of any non-runners with respect to a “Betting Without” offer.
Forecast or Tricast
  1. Forecasts are accepted by us in all races of three or more actual runners and will be settled as a straight forecast (selections to finish first and second in correct order) in accordance with the computer straight forecast dividend. If there are less than three actual runners running in a race then all Forecast bets for that race will be void. Tricasts are accepted in races where an official computer tricast dividend is declared. If any bet is accepted by us on a race where no computer tricast dividend is declared we will void your bet.
  2. Selections should always be named. Unnamed Favourites are not accepted and where your bet is taken in error by us such bet will voided by us.
  3. Forecast Bets are settled in accordance with the computer SP straight forecast returns. If for any reason a Forecast SP return is not given, bets will be voided by us.
  4. We will refund your bet if such Forecast and Tricast bets involve a non runner.
  5. Combination Forecast: This is a bet where you choose three or more selections in a specified race, with any of these selections to finish first and second in the specified race.
  6. Combination Tricast: This is a bet where you choose three or more selections in a specified race, with any of these selections to finish first, second, and third in a specified race.
  7. Straight Forecast (this may also be referred to as a Forecast): This is a bet where you choose two selections to come first and second in the correct order for a specified race.
  8. Reverse Forecast: This is a bet where you choose two selections to finish first and second in either order for a specific race.
  9. Tricast: This is a bet where you choose the selections to finish first, second, and third in the correct order for a specified race.
Match
  1. Match bets are those where you place a bet on which of two horses, finish highest at the end of the race or at the end of a pre-defined part of the race as determined by us (as applicable).
  2. If one of the horses relating to your bet falls or fails to complete the race, we will settle your bet based on the horse which has run the further distance in the race.
  3. We will void your bet, if neither of the horses which relate to your bet start the relevant race.
  4. We will settle your bet based on the result published by the race organisers.
Place Only
  1. A Place Only bet is a bet on your horse to place. Your bet is a winner if your horse places. We will settle your bet in the same way that the Place part of an Each Way bet is settled as detailed above.
  2. Should a horse be withdrawn not under starter’s orders and you have placed a bet on such horse, we will void your bet and the Place Only Tattersalls Rule 4 (c) Deductions (as detailed below) will apply with respect to the remaining horses.
  3. The number of places paid will be determined by the number of horses declared to run on the day of the race. In the event that the number of runners is the same or less than the number of places, we will void your bet.
Prices
  1. When placing a bet you can select from two available pricing options - the price the selection is at the time of placement or the Starting Price (which is referred to in these rules as “SP”). The Starting Price is the odds that apply to your selection at the start of the race. If betting is available during a race, then the SP will be the last available odds for the selection. SP isn't available for Ante Post bets.
  2. Early Prices (which may also be referred to in these rules as “EP”) are the odds normally offered from the morning of the day of the race (although sometimes they may be offered from the evening before). We reserve the right to offer the EP at different times with respect to bets which relate to high profile race meetings and Saturday race meetings.
  3. The alternative possibilities to BP, SP or Industry Prices are normally provided by us 15 minutes before the race begins and we refer to these as “Show Prices”.
  4. Selecting to bet on anything other than SP will result in settlement being calculated from the price taken at the time of placement (subject to these Horse Racing rules as a whole).
  5. Both EP and BP bets are accepted on a "Non-Runner=No Bet" basis, therefore should a horse be withdrawn not under starter’s orders, stakes on that selection will be returned with bets on other horses in the race subject to Tattersalls Rule 4(c) Deductions (as detailed below) where applicable.
  6. Should a horse be withdrawn from a race and a new market (i.e. new set of prices) is provided by us, any bets that were taken at EP, “Show Price” or BP prior to the new market being offered will be subject to a Tattersalls Rule 4(c) Deductions (as detailed below).
  7. Horses offered as 'Price Boosts', will also be subject to a Tattersalls Rule 4(c) Deductions (as detailed below) if there is an applicable non-runner in the race.
  8. Should a horse be withdrawn whereby Tattersalls Rule 4(c) Deductions (as detailed below) would apply, then no EP or “Show Price” can be taken after the time of withdrawal, unless the market has been re-formed.
  9. In the event of a wrong price being offered by us then the bet will be settled at the correct price at the time the bet was struck or at SP whichever is the greater.
  10. You may only bet on races which have two or more horses.
Reserves
  1. We may provide you with Early Prices with respect to a Reserve horse which may replace a runner in a race.
  2. Odds on any Reserve horse which runs in the race will be used to compensate against any Tattersalls Rule 4 (c) Deductions (as detailed below) which would be applicable to non-runners.
  3. There will not be any Tattersalls Rule 4 (c) Deductions (as detailed below) on Reserve horses which have Early Prices available and eventually become non-runners. This will not apply in cases where, after the racecourse declaration stage has passed (45 minutes before scheduled race start), a Reserve horse takes the place of a withdrawn horse, and therefore is considered as an official runner. Following this deadline, should the Reserve horse withdraw, Tattersalls Rule 4 (c) Deductions (as detailed below) will apply.
Unnamed Favourite
  1. We may offer bets on an 'Unnamed Favourite' and 'Unnamed Second Favourite'. These are bets on a selection that hasn't been determined yet: either the Favourite (fav) or second Favourite (2fav).
  2. The horse given in the SP at the shortest odds is the Unnamed Favourite and the horse given in the SP at the second shortest odds is the Unnamed Second Favourite. If there are two or more horses given in the SP at the shortest odds, the horse with the lower race card number will be the Unamed Favourite.
  3. Where a horse is withdrawn not under starter’s orders but is still favourite in accordance with the declared SP, then bets on that favourite are treated as a non-runner.
  4. Should there be a Walkover in any race all bets on such race will be void.

Tattersalls Rule 4 (c) Deductions

  • We will apply Tattersalls’ Rule 4 (c) if a horse is withdrawn and does not come under starter's orders, there is a non-runner or a horse is officially deemed by the starter to have taken no part in the race.
  • Tattersalls Rule 4 (c) Deductions are made in such circumstances because the failure of the horse to race means it becomes easier for the other runners to win - each horse in the race will have one less to beat so it is more likely that it will win. Therefore an amount of money is taken out of winnings to balance the effect of the withdrawn runner. The amount that is deducted from winnings is determined by the Early Price, Board Price or Show Price that applies to the relevant horse which is withdrawn from the race.
  • If the decimal format in the table below is not covered by its fractional equivalent, we shall use the deduction based on the decimal format.
  • With respect to bets based on Early Prices, the deduction will be applied to the odds of the withdrawn horse at the time you placed your bet.
  • Deductions on the horses which are still to race are as follows:
Decimal Odds Fractional Odds Deduction as a Percentage of Winnings
1.12 or shorter 1/9 or shorter 90
1.13 to 1.19 1/8 - 2/11 85
1.20 to 1.27 1/5 - 1/4 80
1.28 to 1.33 7/25 - 8/25 75
1.34 to 1.44 1/3 - 11/25 70
1.45 to 1.57 4/9 - 14/25 65
1.58 to 1.66 4/7 - 13/20 60
1.67 to 1.83 4/6 - 4/5 55
1.84 to 1.99 5/6 - 49 - 50 50
2.00 to 2.24 Evens - 31/25 45
2.25 to 2.59 5/4 - 39/25 40
2.60 to 2.79 8/5 - 7/4 35
2.80 to 3.39 9/5 - 23/10 30
3.40 to 4.19 12/5 - 3/1 25
4.20 to 5.40 16/5 - 22/5 20
5.50 to 6.99 9/2 - 23/4 15
7.00 to 10.99 6/1 - 9/1 10
11.00 to 14.99 10/1 - 14/1 5
15.00 + 14/1 and higher No deduction

Place Only Tattersalls Rule 4 (c) Deductions

  • These deductions will be based on the Place Only odds at the time of the horse's withdrawal.
  • In the event that the decimal options are not covered by their fractional equivalent below, we shall apply Place Only Tattersalls Rule 4 (c) Deductions based on the decimal column below.
  • Deductions are as follows:
Decimal Odds Fractional Odds Deduction as a Percentage of Winnings - For Second Place Deduction as a Percentage of Winnings - For Third Place Deduction as a Percentage of Winnings - For Fourth Place
1.12 or shorter 1/9 or shorter 45 30 20
1.13 to 1.19 1/8 to 2/11 40 30 20
1.20 to 1.27 1/5 to 1/4 40 25 20
1.28 to 1.33 7/25 to 8/25 35 25 20
1.34 to 1.44 1/3 to 11/25 35 25 15
1.45 to 1.57 4/9 to 14/25 30 20 15
1.58 to 1.66 4/7 to 13/20 30 20 15
1.67 to 1.83 4/6 to 4/5 25 20 15
1.84 to 1.99 5/6 to 49/50 25 15 10
2.00 to 2.24 Evens to 31/25 20 15 10
2.25 to 2.59 5/4 to 39/25 20 15 10
2.60 to 2.79 8/5 to 7/4 15 10 10
2.80 to 3.39 9/5 to 23/10 15 10 0
3.40 to 4.19 12/5 to 3/1 10 10 0
4.20 to 5.19 16/5 to 4/1 10 0 0
5.20 + 21/5 + No deduction No deduction No deduction
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