Rules for Greyhound and Horse Racing

Greyhound Racing


All our general rules apply to both horse and greyhound racing, exceptions being when they are superseded by the rules below, which are specifically applicable to greyhound racing.

Bets on named greyhounds which do not run will be made void. If only the trap number is selected, then the reserve will be substituted.

Bets are accepted win or each way at starting price, show price or early price where available.

Place only bets are not accepted and if taken in error will be void.

If a greyhound is withdrawn from a race, bets placed prior to the withdrawal at Early or Show prices will be settled at Starting Price (SP).

Reserve Greyhounds; Customers have two options when placing bets on greyhound races. You can either place the bet by trap number or by dog name. If placing a bet by trap number, then your bet will be settled on the trap regardless of whether or not a reserve is running. If you place a bet by dog name and the dog is a non-runner, your bet will be void. Acceptance of bets; Bets placed after the official "off" time will be voided irrespective of whether the bet wins or loses.

Tote Bets; We do not accept tote bets on greyhound racing. Any such bets accepted in error will be settled at the starting price equivalent.



Place terms:
In races of 5-7 runners we pay 1/4 odds 1st and 2nd places.
In races of 8 runners, we pay 1/5 odds 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
Where races have 4 runners or less, each way bets go all on to win.

Re-Scheduled Greyhound Races; Bets placed on a void race, which is re-scheduled to be run later on the same day, will be settled as follows:

Single Bets (Including Single Forecasts and Tricasts); All bets stand, unless a refund is requested prior to the off of the re-scheduled race.

Show Prices and Early Prices; Bets taken at prices on a Void Race will revert to S.P. for the re-scheduled race.

Multiple Bets; All selections in Void Races within multiple bets will stand for the re-scheduled race. In the event that the race is not re-scheduled, all selections in that race will be treated as non-runners within multiple bets.

Favourites

Wagers will be accepted win only at starting price for the favourite. The Place part of any wager inadvertently accepted for unnamed favourites will be settled as a Win stake.

In the event of two selections starting joint favourites then stakes are divided equally. Where three or more selections start co-favourites, stakes will be divided proportionately. However, if such joint favourites or co-favourites are returned at a price whereby, irrespective of result, no profit could be accrued by the backer of the favourite, the unnamed favourite will be treated as a non-runner, in both single and accumulative bets

Dead Heat
If two or more selections tie then dead heat rules may be used to settle bets. This is calculated by dividing the total stake by the number of selections in the dead heat then multiplying by the odds at which the best was placed/calculated. Effectively when you have a dead heat, one part of your bet is treated as a winner, and one part as a loser For example, a stake of £10 at 5/1 in a two way dead heat becomes £10 / 2 = 5 * 5/1 giving a return of £30.

Horse Racing


UK and Ireland Horse Racing
Horseracing data licensed from the British Horseracing Board Limited.
If no official SP is returned, if no price is taken, then all bets will be settled at the last Industry show passed. If no Industry show is given, then bets will be settled at Tote odds.

If on the day of a race the surface is altered (e.g. Turf to All Weather or vice versa), then bets will stand.

AntePost/Future Horse Racing
AntePost wagers are accepted on the basis all-in run or not, entered or not. Except where specifically stated otherwise, stakes are lost on an AntePost bet if a selection does not take part and no Rule 4 (Deductions) is made from winning AntePost bets.

When the same horse is taken to win two or more races in AntePost doubles, trebles and accumulators special reduced odds will be offered.

On days when classic or other trials occur, AntePost betting may be suspended and new prices issued.

Jockey Club Rule 121 decrees that Stewards are empowered to reduce the numbers in a race if, at the overnight declaration stage, too many have been left in for the safety of horses and jockeys. AntePost bets on horses compulsorily withdrawn will be void and stakes returned. Bookmakers in these circumstances are authorised to make appropriate deductions from winning bets on the race, depending on the Price(s) of the withdrawn horse(s) at the time of withdrawal in accordance with Rule 4 (Deductions). On the 'Day of the Race Prices' Rule 4 (Deductions) will also apply.

AntePost bets are settled at the Price and Place terms applicable at the time of acceptance. Should a wrong Price or Place terms be given in error we reserve the right to settle the bet at the correct Price/Place terms that were available at the time the bet was struck.

Should a wager struck at a Price on the day of an event couple selection(s) in that event with selection(s) in future event(s) then if the first selection(s) does not run the wager will be executed on the remaining selection(s) on the basis of all-in, run or not.

Postponed Races
If a race is postponed to another day and final declarations stand then bets stand. However, single bets on horse racing will be made void and any selection involved in accumulative bets will be treated as a non-runner if:

The race is abandoned.

The race is officially declared void.

The conditions of the race are altered after bets are made (as defined under Tattersalls rules).

The venue is altered.

The running surface is altered (e.g. Turf to Dirt/All Weather or vice versa).

Each-Way Betting
Bets are settled to win unless Each-way is selected. An Each-way bet is a bet of twice the selected unit stake. It contains one bet of unit stake on the selection to Win and one bet of unit stake on the selection to be Placed according to the terms advertised for the event. In general, for UK horse racing the Place part of Each-way bets will be settled as per the following Place terms:

Handicaps 16 or more runners one quarter the odds first four Places

Handicaps 12 15 runners one quarter the odds first three Places

All other races of 8 or more runners one fifth the odds first three Places

Races of 5, 6 or 7 runners one quarter the odds first two Places Less than 5 runners the Place money is invested to Win

In all races the number of runners shall be the number of runners coming under starters orders. Bets will not be accepted where the Place stake exceeds the Win stake. Each-way doubles, trebles and accumulators will be settled Win to Win and Place to Place in accordance with the above.

Dead-Heats
Where two selections dead-heat half the stake money is lost, and the full odds are paid to the other half. If more than two dead-heat the stake is proportioned accordingly.

Favourites/2nd Favourites
Wagers will be accepted win only at starting price for 1st and 2nd favourites. The Place part of any wager inadvertently accepted for unnamed favourites will be settled as a Win stake.

In the event of two selections starting joint favourites then stakes are divided equally. Where three or more selections start co-favourites, stakes will be divided proportionately. However, if such joint favourites or co-favourites are returned at a price whereby, irrespective of result, no profit could be accrued by the backer of the favourite, the unnamed favourite will be treated as a non-runner, in both single and accumulative bets.

Should the favourite be withdrawn before coming under starter's orders but too late for a new market to be formed then bets on the favourite in that particular race are void. In the event a joint or co-favourite being withdrawn then the proportion of stakes on that selection will be void and the remaining proportion of stakes will be divided equally on the selections that do run.

Forecast Betting
Forecasts are accepted for all races of 3 or more actual runners and will be settled as a straight forecast (selections to finish 1st and 2nd in correct order) in accordance with the computer straight forecast dividend. If there are less than 3 actually running in a race, then all forecasts for that race will be void. In the event of no straight forecast dividend being declared then forecasts will be settled in accordance with the NSL straight forecast chart provided that 3 or more actually run in that race.
You may take early prices or show prices in straight forecasts when available, in a fixed price forecast. If any withdrawals result in a total Rule 4 (Deductions) of £0.10 in the £ or greater than a fixed price forecast will be settled at the computer forecast dividend.

Where a client selects combination forecasts A B C and stakes for 6 bets this will be settled as 6 straight forecasts as follows:

AB BA
AC CA
BC CB

Forecast bets are not accepted containing unnamed favourites.

Should any forecast contain a non-runner then the total stake will be placed to Win on the other selection. In fixed price forecasts the remaining selection will be settled at SP.

In races where a horse finishes alone and no forecast dividend is returned then all forecast bets nominating that horse to finish first will be settled as a Win single at SP on the winning horse. All other forecast bets in the race are lost.

In the event of two or more horse’s dead-heating for first or second place then separate dividends will be declared and paid to each qualifying forecast. In fixed price forecasts the full odds will be paid with the stake split according to the number of horses which dead-heat.

Tricast Betting
You may take early prices or show prices in straight Tricasts when available, in a fixed price Tricast. This is available on all horse races of 8 or more runners. If any withdrawals result in a total Rule 4 (Deductions) of £0.10 in the £ or greater than a fixed price Tricast will be settled at the computer Tricast dividend. However, if no computer Tricast dividend is declared (e.g. in non-handicaps) then a fixed price Tricast will be settled as a computer straight forecast on the first two named selections irrespective of where the third named selection finishes.

The following applies to both Tricasts and fixed price Tricasts: if one selection is a non-runner then the bet will be settled as a straight forecast at the computer forecast dividend. If there are two non-runners, then the bet will be settled as an SP single on the remaining selection.

Tricasts are not accepted including unnamed favourites.

In the event of two or more horse’s 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 split according to the number of horses which dead-heat. Tricasts are accepted for singles only.

Show/Board Prices
Should a horse be withdrawn no show/board price will be laid after the time of withdrawal unless the market is reformed.

Early Morning Prices/Day of Event Prices
After the final declarations stage, non-runner no bet. Rule 4 (Deductions) will apply.

Reserves
In races with reserves, any bets taken prior to a reserve horse being declared to run and if 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, no Rule 4 (Deductions) will be applicable.

Withdrawals Other Than AntePost/Future Horse Racing
Where a horse is withdrawn before coming under starter's orders, or is officially deemed by the starter to have taken no part in the race, then stakes will be returned on the withdrawn horse and winning bets will be subject to deductions in accordance with Rule 4 (Deductions). The rate of deduction will be based on the price of the withdrawn horse at the time of its withdrawal on the following scale:

Rule 4 (Deductions) Table

Deduction table for withdrawals other than AntePost

1/9 or shorter - £0.90
2/11 to 2/17- £0.85
1/4 to 1/5 - £0.80
3/10 to 2/7 - £0.75
2/5 to 1/3 - £0.70
8/15 to 4/9 - £0.65
8/13 to 4/7 - £0.60
4/5 to 4/6 - £0.55
20/21 to 5/6 - £0.50
EVS to 6/5 - £0.45
5/4 to 6/4 - £0.40
8/5 to 7/4 - £0.35
9/5 to 9/4 - £0.30
12/5 to 3/1 - £0.25
16/5 to 4/1 - £0.20
9/2 to 11/2 - £0.15
6/1 to 9/1 - £0.10
10/1 to 14/1 - £0.05p
over 14/1 - no deduction

In the event of two or more horses being withdrawn before coming under starter's orders then the total deductions shall not exceed £0.90 in the £.

Should a horse be withdrawn, and a new market formed then any bets laid at show prices prior to the new show will be subject to the above deductions. In the event of a further withdrawal after the market has been reformed then bets placed at show prices in the original market will be subject to a further deduction based on the price of the withdrawn horse in the original market. Bets placed in the new market will be subject to a deduction based on the current price.

The above scale will also apply in the case of non-runners in early price races and will be used for other events where we specifically advertise that deductions in line with Rule 4 (Deductions) will apply.

ReRuns
In the event of a false start, etc. resulting in a race being rerun, 'under starter's orders' is negated and stakes will be refunded on horses taking no part in the rerun. Returns on the remaining runners subject to Rule 4 (Deductions). The number of runners taking part in the rerun governs Place terms.

Walkovers and Void Horse Races

Walkovers and void races count as races, but any horse so involved will be treated as a non-runner for settlement purposes.

Non UK and Ireland
For some of the major overseas horse races an industry SP and Forecast/Tricast may be declared. In these cases, if no price is taken and Tote (Pari-mutuel) is not requested, then bets will be settled based on the industry declared SP and Forecast/Tricast dividends. Normal place terms will apply for Each-way betting.

If on the day of a race the surface is altered (e.g. Turf to All Weather or vice versa), then bets will stand.