All individual race markets will be settled based on the official result at the time of the ‘weigh-in’ announcement. Subsequent disqualifications, appeals or amendments to the result will be disregarded.
Card numbers are posted as a guide only: bets are placed on a named horse. Information such as jockey silks and saddlecloth numbers is provided for guidance only. We do not guarantee the accuracy of this information, and the use of it to place bets is entirely at a customer’s own risk.
If the scheduled venue is changed after a bet is placed, all bets will be void. If a scheduled surface type is changed (for example, turf to dirt), all bets will stand.
The favorite is the selection quoted in the official starting price returns at the shortest odds. The second favorite is the horse quoted at the next shortest odds. If two horses are quoted at the same odds, and these odds are shorter than those quoted against any other horses, then these two are equal first favorite and equal second favorite. If two or more co-favorites are thus selected, the stake will be divided equally between them.
If a race is abandoned or otherwise declared void, or in the event of a walkover, all bets on that race will be void.
If a race does not take place on its scheduled date, all bets will be void.
If a horse comes under starter's orders but refuses to race, bets on that horse will be settled as losers.
With the exception of Ante Post bets, if a runner is withdrawn or adjudged not to have started, it will be deemed a non-runner, and bets will be void.
Bets on the remaining runners in that race, where a price has been taken, may be subject to a deduction based on Tattersalls Rule 4(c) (see below) which is dependent on the withdrawn horse's price at the time it was withdrawn.
Bets on horses in reformed markets that subsequently have one or more withdrawn horses may also have a deduction applied based on the prices of any withdrawn horse(s) at the time of the withdrawal(s).
If there is insufficient time to form a new market on the race, bets placed at starting price may also be subject to a deduction based on Tattersalls Rule 4(c).
For bets where a price is taken, the application of Rule 4(c) will be determined by the last price available at the time the relevant horse is withdrawn.
Deductions in the €/$/£ will be applied based on the odds of any withdrawn horse as follows:
|Price of selection
|Price of selection
|1/9 or shorter
|6/5 to Evens
|2/11 to 2/17
|6/4 to 5/4
|1/4 to 1/5
|7/4 to 13/8
|3/10 to 2/7
|9/4 to 15/8
|2/5 to 1/3
|3/1 to 5/2
|8/15 to 4/9
|4/1 to 10/3
|8/13 to 4/7
|11/2 to 9/2
|4/5 to 4/6
|9/1 to 6/1
|20/21 to 5/6
|14/1 to 10/1
If there are two or more withdrawals in one event, the deduction will not exceed €/$/£ 0.90. If the price of a withdrawn selection is not quoted in the above table, then Rule 4(c) will be applied at the next highest price quoted. For example, 21/5 would be classed in the 9/2 bracket for Rule 4 purposes.
In races with reserves, reserves will generally be priced up within the market. However, if any bets are taken prior to a reserve horse being declared to run and where the reserve was not priced up at the time the bet was placed, then any such bets will be settled on the result 'without the reserve runner(s)'. Each way bets settled on the result ‘without the reserve runner(s)’ will be based on the number of runners, excluding reserves, that start the race. In races where reserves are priced but do not run, Rule 4 deduction may apply.
If a horse is removed from a market but subsequently takes part in the race, bets on that selection will be void and stakes refunded at the point that the selection was removed from the market. At the point that the horse is re-instated in the market, all original bets will be replaced, subject to customers having available funds in their account. If a customer does not have available funds within their account at the time of reinstatement, the voided bet will not be replaced.
For the avoidance of doubt, Ante Post and Future Racing bets refer to the same market type, and either term may be used interchangeably.
Ante Post bets are those placed at our quoted prices on horses and prior to the race becoming classed as ‘day of event’ (‘day of event’ is a term used to describe the time at which declarations are made, usually 48 hours in advance).
Ante Post bets will be settled on a Rules of Racing basis only.
Ante Post bets are accepted at quoted prices, up to and including the day prior to the event, on an ‘all in’ basis, run or not, entered or not. Therefore, selections not taking part in the race/event concerned are deemed losers.
Bets placed after the overnight declaration stage will be settled in accordance with our early prices/day of race rules.
In line with principles laid down by Tattersalls Rules of Racing, Ante Post bets will be void under the following circumstances; otherwise, bets will stand:
Starting Price (SP) bets will be settled on the official Industry Starting Price.
If no official Industry Starting Price or Industry Off Course Starting Price is returned, bets where no price is taken (including forecasts, tricasts and unnamed favorites) will be settled at the last price quoted prior to the ‘off’ of the race.
All bets placed on UK and Irish horse racing will be settled on First Past the Post and the official result on the day. Any subsequent disqualification will not affect the settlement of bets.
This offer applies to winning single and multiple bets and the win part of each way bets only.
The exceptions where Double Result does not apply, and bets are only settled according to the official result are:
Each way bets (Win and Place) are offered for the majority of races. For all horse races (at Early Price and Starting Price) the each way terms are affected by the type of race and the number of runners taking part and these terms are, unless indicated otherwise, as follows:
|No. of Runners
|No. of Places
|4 or less
The 'win' and 'place' part of each way multiple bets are settled separately (that is, win-to-win and place-to-place).
Once opened, the number of winners in To Be Placed markets may be affected by further non-runners.
From time to time, we may run offers that pay out on extra placings in a horse race. In these instances, we reserve the right to alter the standard place terms as set out above (for example, we may offer to pay out 5 or 6 places in a handicap with 16 or more runners but to do so at 1/5 of the odds as opposed to the standard 1/4). These offers are not confined to handicaps. The onus is on the customer at all times to check the each way terms on offer (particularly in those races where we are offering additional place payouts).
For a horse to be deemed not to have been placed in a given race, it must have started that race.
If the number of placed horses is less than the number of potential winners, the winners will only be the placed horse or horses.
If a market is not scheduled to be turned In-Play, but we fail to suspend the market at the relevant time, bets placed after the official ‘off’ time will be void.
If a market is scheduled to be turned In-Play, but we fail to suspend the market at the official time of the ‘off’ and the market is not turned In-Play at any time during the event, all bets placed after the official ‘off’ time, rather than the scheduled ‘off’ time, will be void.
For the purposes of this bet, the ‘Without’ selections will be the shortest price horses as determined by our early prices at the time the market is created.
For settlement purposes the ’Without‘ selection's finishing position will be ignored.
Any each way terms advertised are settled on the actual number of runners who take part in the race, excluding the ‘without’ selection.
Each way terms are specified onsite on the relevant race.
A ‘straight forecast’ is a bet where you name two selections to come 1st and 2nd in the correct order for a specified event.
A ‘reversed forecast’ is when you name two selections to finish 1st and 2nd in any order for a specific event.
A ‘combination forecast’ is when you choose three or more selections in an event, with any of these to finish 1st and 2nd in the race.
Straight, reversed and combination forecasts are available on horse races provided three or more entries run in any one race.
Bets will be settled in accordance with the industry Forecast Dividend, except:
Customers are not allowed to include ‘unnamed favorite’ in forecast bets.
A tricast is a bet where you name the selections to finish 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the correct order for a specified race. All tricast bets are settled in accordance with the appropriate industry dividend except where stated below.
Bets are accepted on all races for which a computer tricast dividend is declared.
If a tricast bet is accepted where less than four runners take part in the race, it will be settled as a straight forecast on the selections nominated to finish 1st and 2nd, with the selection nominated to finish 3rd ignored.
If a tricast bet is accepted for a race where no dividend is declared, it will be settled as a straight forecast on the selections nominated to finish 1st and 2nd. The 3rd will be ignored for settlement purposes. If the bet is a combination tricast, every tricast within that combination will be settled as a straight forecast, with the 3rd selection ignored for settlement purposes.
If one non-runner is selected, the tricast will be settled as a straight forecast on the remaining two selections in the order they were selected. Combination bets follow the same rules, with each combination settled on its own merit. If two non-runners are selected, the tricast will be void.
If only two runners finish a race, all tricast bets which have correctly selected the 1st and 2nd placed finishers will be settled as a straight forecast. All other tricast bets will be deemed losers.
If only one runner finishes a race, all tricast bets which have correctly selected the 1st placed finisher will be settled as an SP single on that selection. All other tricast bets will be deemed losers.
If a tricast bet is accepted on a race from a territory where no official Industry Tricast has been declared, the dividend will be calculated from the last prices prior to the start of the race.
If a customer selects an unnamed favorite in a tricast bet, the selection will be deemed a non-runner and the bet settled on the remaining selections in the order selected. Combination tricast bets follow the same rule, with each combination settled on its own merit.
If there are any non-runners in a race, bets will be settled at Industry Dividends.
If any selection included within a fixed odds forecast or fixed odds tricast bet is a non-runner, the entire forecast or tricast bet in question will be void.
Bets will be settled in accordance with the Rules of Racing of the British Horse Racing Authority, which are then in force, and results will be determined according to the official returns in the following day's Racing Post.
Bets will be settled on the best finishing position.
For flat racing, if two or more of the named horses do not complete the course, the placing of those horses in relation to each other shall be determined, and bets will be settled, according to the distance traveled by each horse.For National Hunt racing, if two or more of the named horses do not complete the course, the placing of those horses in relation to each other shall be determined, and bets will be settled, according to the number of obstacles cleared by each horse. If both horses clear the same number of obstacles, bets will be void.
On certain US race meetings, we offer fixed odds betting on US racing. Customers may take the fixed odds price or the Starting Price on these events. If bets are accepted at Starting Price, when no official Industry Starting Price has been declared, all bets will be settled at the last price prior to the ‘off’.
On other US meetings, if no fixed odds are offered, bets placed at Starting Price will be settled to the US pari-mutuel dividends. Please note that all declared dividends are quoted to $2 which means that the actual return to a €/$/£1 stake is half of the declared dividend.
Bets placed at the US pari-mutuel odds will be settled at the odds declared by the US host track. Only bet types that have dividends declared by the host track will stand. Any bets not covered by a dividend at the host track will be void.
If a race is declared a No Contest by the host track, all bets will be void.
When no fixed odds have been offered on a US race, Win bets will be settled to the win pool. Each way bets on races with eight or more runners will be settled to the win and show pool. In races with five to seven runners inclusive, the place part of the bet will be settled to the place pool.
Exacta and Trifecta bets will be settled to the relevant dividend where no fixed odds have been offered.
Coupled horses in the US are coupled across all markets, not just in the win pools. If you place a bet on a coupled runner, the bet will include all runners under the number (for example, 1, 1a, 1b, etc.). If one of the entries is a non-runner, your bet will stand on the remaining coupled selection(s).
Coupled horses will not apply to US races where fixed odds have been offered as the runners will be priced separately for betting purposes.
Bets placed at Starting Price will be settled at the last priced offered prior to the ‘off’ of the race. If no Fixed Odds prices are offered, bets will be settled at the last industry price prior to the off of the race.
Forecast and Tricast bets will be settled at the last shown price prior to the ‘off’ of the race if an industry dividend has not been declared.
Coupled horses will not apply to Latin American races when fixed odds betting has been offered, as the runners will be priced separately for betting purposes.
Bets will be settled based on the official result provided upon weigh-in.
If fixed odds bets are offered, the last price shown prior to the off will be deemed the Starting Price
Forecast and tricast bets will be settled at the last shown prices prior to the ‘off’ of the race if an industry dividend has not been declared.
If fixed odds prices are not offered, all bets placed at Starting Price will be settled to the local tote dividends (coupling may apply).
Bets on races in all international territories, excluding those detailed above, will be settled on a Rules Of Racing basis. Territories offered, where an official Starting Price is returned, will be governed by our general rules.
If fixed odds bets are offered, the last price shown prior to the ‘off’ will be deemed the Starting Price.
If an Industry/SIS SP is declared, bets placed at the Starting Price will be settled at those odds and not at the relevant pari-mutuel dividend.
If no Industry/SIS SP is declared and no fixed odds prices are offered, bets will be settled at the relevant tote dividends sourced from the local tote authority.
Forecast and tricast bets will be settled at the last shown prices prior to the ‘off’ of the race, if an industry dividend has not been declared.
The Sportsbook General Rules will apply for any category of bets or markets not referred to in these Specific Sports Rules.