Horse racing

Aside from the following special betting rules, the common betting rules apply. The special rules will take precedence over the common rules nevertheless.

Please note that the horse racing betting line-up might not be available in your country or on your device.

1. Abandoned/Postponed races or meetings: Bets will be void if:

  • The race is abandoned.
  • The race is declared void.
  • Any of the race conditions or entries change.
  • If the overnight declarations do not stand, all bets are void.

2. Re-scheduled races or meetings: If a race or meeting is re-scheduled to later in the day and overnight declarations stand (meaning that the race is not reopened) then all bets stand, unless a refund is requested prior to the off of the re-scheduled race. If at the discretion of the Racecourse Stewards, a race is restarted (from any point of the Stewards' choosing), then all bets on the race stand provided an official result is declared. Any bet struck on a horse that does not take part in a restarted race will be deemed a loser. If a Board or Early Price has been taken on a re-scheduled race, bets will revert to SP. Horses which came under Starter's orders in the original race but do not take part in the re-scheduled race will be treated as non-runners and returns on the remaining runners will be subject to Tattersalls' Rule 4(c).

3. Postponed race(s)/meetings – race(s) run another day: Depending on when bets were placed, bets will be settled differently.
a.) ALL ANTE-POST BETS PLACED BEFORE FINAL DECLARATION STAGE :
Bets will be void if:

  • The race is abandoned.
  • The race is declared void.
  • Any of the race conditions or entries change e.g. changes to a different racetrack or run over a different distance.
  • Bets will stand if the race is run on a later date at the same venue.

b.) ALL BETS PLACED AFTER FINAL DECLARATION STAGE:
If the overnight declarations do not stand, all bets are void.

Acceptance of bets: We accept bets on specified races staged under Jockey Club and National Hunt Rules in Great Britain. We are also pleased to accept horseracing bets on major races taking place across the world. Details of these races will appear on our website.

c.) No finishers: Bets are accepted on horse races where 2 or more horses start; if no selections finish a race, all bets will be void. In "Betting Without" markets, if the only finisher is the "Without" selection, bets on the other selections will be void.

4. Un-named favourite: If the favourite is withdrawn and no new market is formed, bets placed on the Unnamed Favourite will be void; the same applies for the Unnamed 2nd Favourite, where the 2nd Favourite is withdrawn and no new market is formed, bets placed on the Unnamed 2nd Favourite will be void.  
a.) In any race favourites will be qualified as follows:

  • the favourite is the horse quoted in the official SP return at the shortest odds;
  • the second favourite is the horse quoted at the next shortest odd, etc.
  • if two horses are quoted at the same odds and if these odds are shorter than those quoted against any other horse then these two horses are the joint first and second favourites.

b.) By using the term "favourite", "second favourite" or "third favourite" to indicate your selection, your stake will be invested on the horse as defined in this section.
c.) If two or more "favourites" horses are selected the stake will be divided and invested equally amongst each of the selected horses. However if these joint favourites are returned at a price whereby, irrespective of result, no profit could accrue to a backer of the favourite, then the unnamed favourite will be regarded as a non-runner.
d.) SP bets for unnamed favourites and/or second or third unnamed favourites are acceptable win only. If each way is taken in error, the bet will be settled all up to win.
e.) For settlement purposes, dead heat rules apply when an unnamed favourite returns joint or co favourites.

For example:
9/2 Horse Number 1
9/2 Horse Number 2

Horse Number 2 wins the race
Un-named fav is a dead-heat winner of 2
Un-named second fav is a dead-heat winner of 2

5. Early Price betting: An 'Early Price' bet is defined as a bet struck with a price taken after the final declarations for the race have been made and before the first live traded or racecourse show offered is displayed.
a.) Early Price bets are accepted on the following basis:

  • if the selection does not run, stakes will be returned, which can also be referred to as "non-runner money back" ;
  • in the event of non-runners, stakes are liable to rule 4 deductions (see Rule 4 deduction table);
  • if a bet is placed after the final declarations but the race is postponed to another day then all bets will be void.

6. Board Price betting: A board price confirms the odds immediately before the start of the race and is generated via the live traded show or from the racecourse where the race is run as offered.
a.) Board price bets are accepted on the following basis:

  • we may decide to adjust the bets to the official price if there is an official correction to a displayed board price This requirement for change may be the result of the original price being incorrect due to invalid information at the time the bet was struck with you;
  • Board prices are accepted on the basis of "non-runner money back" and are liable to a Rule 4 deduction in the event of any non-runners (see Rule 4 deduction table).

7. Starting Price betting: If you do not confirm that you want the currently available price at the time of bet placement the bet will be settled at the starting price (SP). Starting price (SP) bets apply to the officially returned SP from the racecourse where the race is run.
a.) SP bets are accepted on the following basis:

  • all starting price bets are accepted on the basis of "non-runner money back";
  • a Rule 4 deduction will only apply to a starting price bet where a horse is withdrawn prior to the start of a race and a new course betting market is not formed prior to the start of the race.

8. Best odds guaranteed: Take the price - including early prices, board prices, singles and multiples - and if the SP returns greater we'll pay you out at the bigger price. Best Odds Guaranteed is available on all UK and Irish horse and greyhound races Best Odds Guaranteed will be offered as displayed on the website to online UK & Irish horse races bets only on the day of the event unless otherwise stated.
a.) Where Best Odds Guaranteed is offered bets will be settled at the Starting Price (SP) if the SP is bigger than the price originally taken. e.g. Early/Board Price taken 4/1 and S.P is 5/1 we will pay out at the bigger price. In the event of a Rule 4 applying to a price taken we will pay at the bigger odds after the Rule 4 deduction has been made. Bets placed after off do not qualify.
b.) Best Odds Guaranteed does not apply to Ante-Post racing, Tote, pari-mutuel, enhanced price markets, Price Bomb, Green Tick, betting without, win only, place only markets, Top Finish Markets (Top 2/3 Finish), 'To finish 2nd/3rd', match bets and insurance bets. We reserve the right to withdraw this guarantee at any time and to withdraw the BPG offer from a customer account at any time.
c.) Bets placed after the off do not qualify for this offer. Bets placed in-running will not apply. In the event of a Rule 4, we pay you at the bigger odds, after the Rule 4 deduction has been applied.
d.) The maximum benefit for Best Odds guarantee is capped at £50,000 per customer per day across all applicable channels.

9. Standard Each Way terms: Unless stated otherwise each way bets are settled at standard place terms.
a.) Standard place terms are as follows:

  • Non-handicap races

If there are 2-4 runners then it's Win Only;
If there are 5-7 runners then it's 1/4 the odds a place for horses placed first and second;
If there are more than 8 runners then it's 1/5 the odds a place for horses placed first, second and third.

  • Handicap races

If there are 2-4 runners then it's Win Only;
If there are 5-7 runners then it's 1/4 the odds a place for horses placed first and second;
If there are 8-11 runners then it's 1/5 the odds a place for horses placed first, second and third;
If there are 12-15 runners then it's 1/4 the odds a place for horses placed first, second and third;
If there are 16 or more runners then bets will be settled at 1/4 the odds a place for horses placed first, second, third or fourth.

  • Additional rules

If bets are struck after the final declarations the applicable place terms are determined by the number of actual runners, rather than the number of declared runners;
for all ante-post bets the place terms offered at the time the bet was struck will stand regardless of the number of actual runners.

10. Withdrawals / Non-Runners: If a horse comes under Starter's Orders but refuses to race, the bet will be a loser. In all horse races where a runner is withdrawn or adjudged not to have started - and therefore been declared a Non-Runner by the starter - stakes on that selection will be refunded. (The exception to this being Ante Post bets). Bets on the remaining runners in that race, taken at Early Prices or at Show Prices prior to withdrawal, will be subject to a deduction. This is based on Tattersalls Rule 4(c) (see below) and is dependent on the Non-Runner's price at the time of bet placement. In reformed markets, the total deduction on the two or more horses - one in the original market and one in the reformed market - will be calculated on the prices applicable in the original market. Bets on horses in subsequent markets that then have one or more withdrawn horses will have a deduction calculated on the prices applicable to that market at the time the bet was placed.
In the event that there is insufficient time to form a new market on the race, S.P. bets may also be subject to a deduction based on Tattersalls Rule 4(c).For bets at Early Prices, the application of Rule 4(c) will be determined by the price available at the time of bet placement for the horse that is withdrawn. Rule 4 deductions are made to the money or winnings you receive back when the horse you have backed wins or is placed. These deductions are only made when one or more horses are withdrawn from the race after you have placed your bet. Rule 4 deductions are normally made in cases where you have taken a price on your horse. Rule 4 deductions can be made from the Starting Price of a horse when a horse is withdrawn just before the race and there is no time to create a new a market. Rule 4 deductions are made when a horse is withdrawn from a race because 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. If bookmakers did not make Rule 4 deductions from winnings then in some cases customers would be able to back all the horses in one race and make money whichever horse won. For example, suppose there are three horses in a race. Horse A is 1/3 favourite, horse B is 3/1 and horse C is 12/1. Now suppose horse A is withdrawn and there are no deductions made to the prices of horse B and C. In this case if you placed £1 on horse B and £1 and horse C you would win more than the £2 staked whichever horse won. If horse B won you would win £4 and if horse C won you would win £13. Therefore Rule 4 deductions are made to take into account the additional advantage a customer has when a horse is withdrawn from a race. If a horse is withdrawn before coming under ‘Starters Orders' then bets will be settled using the Tattersall's Rule 4 deduction scale. The Tattersall's Rule 4 deduction scale adjusts prices to reflect the absence from the book of any non-runner. The following deductions are made per pound won and relate to the price of the withdrawn horse at the time a customer places their bet. If two or more horses are withdrawn before coming under Starter's Orders, then the total deduction will be the sum of the individual deductions, up to a maximum of 90p per pound won.
Rule 4(c): When there is a non-runner a rule 4 may apply. Price at time of bet placement and amount deducted in the £ (or equivalent) from winnings:

Price at bet placement

Decimals

Deduction

1/9 or shorter

1.11 or shorter

90p

2/11 to 2/17

1.18 to 1.12

85p

1/4 to 1/5

1.25 to 1.20

80p

3/10 to 2/7

1.30 to 1.29

75p

2/5 to 1/3

1.40 to 1.33

70p

8/15 to 4/9

1.53 to 1.45

65p

8/13 to 4/7

1.62 to 1.57

60p

4/5 to 4/6

1.80 to 1.66

55p

20/21 to 5/6

1.95 to 1.83

50p

Evens to 6/5

2.00 to 2.20

45p

5/4 to 6/4

2.25 to 2.50

40p

8/5 to 7/4

2.60 to 2.75

35p

9/5 to 9/4

2.80 to 3.25

30p

12/5 to 3/1

3.40 to 4.00

25p

16/5 to 4/1

4.20 to 5.00

20p

9/2 to 11/2

5.50 to 6.50

15p

6/1 to 9/1

7.00 to 10.00

10p

10/1 to 14/1

11.00 to 15.00

5p

Over 14/1

Over 15.00

No deduction

In the event of there being two or more withdrawals in one event, the total deduction shall not exceed 90p per £1.

We will waive any individual 5p Rule 4's that apply to a particular race. However, if there is more than one Rule 4 deduction of 5p or more then all deductions will apply. So, for example, is a horse at 14/1 is withdrawn and then later on a horse at 10/1 is withdrawn, the total rule 4 deduction for bets placed before the first withdrawal will be 10p. If only one horse is withdrawn at a price of between 10/1 and 14/1 no 5p deduction will be applied. This table shows the amount of the deductions based on the price of individual selections. These deductions are the amount of money that is taken from each £1 in winnings. Hence if you win £10 and there is a 10p Rule 4 deduction you will only receive £9 winnings. More than one Rule 4 deduction can apply if more than one horse is withdrawn from a race. For example, if a horse at 5/4 is withdrawn at 9:30 and a horse at 6/1 is withdrawn at 11:00, then a 40p and 10p deduction (50p in total) will apply to bets placed before 9:30. However if a new market is formed after 9:30 once the 5/4 horse had been withdrawn then only a 10p deduction will apply to bets placed between 9:30 and 11:00. This is because the prices for the market formed after 9:30 will not include the horse that has been withdrawn at 9:30. We will waive any individual 5p Rule 4's that apply to a particular race. However, if there is more than one Rule 4 deduction of 5p or more then all deductions will apply. So, for example, is a horse at 14/1 is withdrawn and then later on a horse at 10/1 is withdrawn, the total rule 4 deduction for bets placed before the first withdrawal will be 10p. If only one horse is withdrawn at a price of between 10/1 and 14/1 no 5p deduction will be applied.

Multiple Bets
If you've placed a multiple bet such as a double, treble or Lucky 15, your bet will stand on the remaining selections. So a double becomes a single, a treble becomes a double, and so on.

Forecast
If you have a non-runner in a forecast bet, your bet is settled as a single at SP on the remaining selection.

Example 1: £1 Forecast A - B, where B is a non-runner, bet will be a £1 win single on A.
Example 2: A combination forecast (6 bets, total stake £6) A - B - C, where C is a non-runner, will be settled as:
A - C = Single on A
A - B = Stands
B - A = Stands
B - C = Single on B
C - A = Single on A
C - B = Single on B

Tricast
If you have a non-runner in a tricast bet, your bet is settled as a forecast on the remaining selections in the order they were selected.
Example: £1 Tricast A - B - C, where B is a non-runner, will be settled as a £1 forecast A - C.
Combination bets follow the same rules, with each combination settled separately.
Example 2: £1 Combination Tricast A - B - C, where C is a non-runner, will be settled as:
A - B - C = Stands as A- B
A - C - B = Stands as A - B
B - A - C = Stands as B - A
B - C - A = Stands as B - A
C - A - B = Stands as A - B
C - B - A = Stands as B - A
If you have 2 non-runners in a tricast bet, your bet is settled as a single at SP on the remaining selection.

11. Doubly engaged: A bet placed online, on a doubly engaged horse, will only stand if it runs in the race displayed on the website.
a.) For bets placed via the telebetting service, if a specific race is requested then bets will stand on that race but bets will be void should the selection run in an alternative event. Should a specific race not be requested then when the bet is confirmed by the operator for a particular race the onus is on you / the customer to query the race at that time otherwise the bet will stand for the race given.

12. Reserves: If reserves are contained within the final declaration stage for a race, then we will offer an early price for all the declared runners, including the reserves.
a.) If a declared runner is announced as a non-runner, then we will revise the market. All bets struck prior to this announcement will then be subject to a Rule 4 deduction, so long as the price of the non-runner means that a Rule 4 deduction should apply. This Rule 4 deduction will be applied to all bets struck prior to the non-runner being announced, even if the non-runner was one of the reserves.

13. International racing: We accept bets on horse racing from around the world. Bet acceptance rules differ from country to country. Customer facing screens both online and shops will clearly display which rules apply for any given event. In general the following rules will apply to bets placed on international horse racing:
a.) Early Prices: Where early prices are offered on international horse racing then standard place terms will apply and in the event of any non-runners rule 4 may apply.
b.) Industry show prices and industry starting prices: On selected international racing industry shows and SPs will be in operation.

  • Where no industry show price or Coral early price has been taken then all bets will be settled at the industry SP.
  • Bets on unnamed favourites are accepted.
  • Straight Forecast (SFC) in operation.
  • Tricast dividends will be returned in all handicaps with 8 or more declared runners and may also be returned for selected high profile races that do not fit this criteria.
  • Double result does not apply.
  • Standard place terms apply
  • In the event of any non-runners rule 4 may apply.

c.) Our show prices and starting prices: On selected international racing we covered where industry shows and SPs are not in operation our own shows and SPs may be implemented.

  • Where no own show price or our own early price has been taken then all bets will be settled at our SP.
  • Bets on unnamed favourites are accepted.
  • Straight Forecast (SFC) in operation.
  • Double result does not apply.
  • Standard place terms apply.
  • In the event of any non-runners rule 4 may apply.

d.) Pari-Mutuel/Tote Betting: On selected international racing customers may place bets in accordance with local PMU/Tote rules. Customers must clearly request PMU/Tote on slips and Coral reserve the right to not offer betting at PMU/Tote returns.

  • All bets will be settled as per local rules, including in the event of the coupling of horses.
  • Any pari-mutuel bet taken in error on a race where we are not offering pari-mutuel betting will be considered void.
  • PMU bets are not accepted on unnamed favourites. If accepted in error these bets will be regarded as non-runners.
  • Double result does not apply.

Match Betting: Where we have selected match bets between two horses, in the same race, then the following conditions apply:

  • 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.
  • Singles and upwards.

14. Aggregate winning distance betting: A prediction on the total winning margins (distance between first and second placed horses) of each race at a particular meeting.
e.g. Newmarket aggregate winning distances is the sum of the distances between the first and second horses in all races from Newmarket on that day.
Six races won by 3 lengths, 1 length, ½ length, 6 lengths, 2 lengths and 1 length would equal a total of 13½ lengths.
This market will be displayed in three bands.

e.g. Newmarket Aggregate winning distances:
Under x lengths 13/8
Between x and y lengths 6/4
Over y lengths 15/8
For races won by less than a length, the following is awarded:
Dead Heat = 0 lengths
Nose = 0.05 lengths
Short head = 0.1 lengths
Head = 0.2 lengths
Neck = 0.3 lengths
½ length = 0.5 lengths
¾ length = 0.75 lengths

a.) The maximum winning distance for a National Hunt race is 30 lengths (including National Hunt Flat races). The maximum winning distance for a flat race is 12 lengths. In the event that only 1 horse finishes the course, the maximum distance for the race type is awarded. In the event of a walkover, the distance will be 5 lengths for a flat race and 12 lengths for a National Hunt race (including National Hunt Flat races).
b.) If a meeting has one or two races abandoned or declared void, then bets will be settled with a default distance used for each abandoned or void race: 2 lengths for a flat race and 6 lengths for a National Hunt race (including National Hunt Flat races). If a meeting has three or more races abandoned or declared void, then all bets will be void unless the winning over bands for the market has already been established, in which case all bets will stand.
c.) Any runner subsequently disqualified for taking the wrong course or carrying an incorrect weight will be ignored when the winning distance is calculated. The winning distance in such a race will be settled on the officially declared distance between the first two horses past the post that have followed the correct course and carried the correct weight. This only includes races on the regular card, it does not include charity races or any other race not run under the Rules of Racing.

15. Winning distance specials: In this market we nominate a horse to win a specified race and you have the opportunity to bet on whether or not this horse will win the race by over or under a specified number of lengths. The following rules will apply to this market:

  • all bets will be losers unless the nominated horse wins the race. However if the nominated horse is a non-runner then all bets will be void, unless it was an ante-post bet on an all-in run or not basis;
  • if there are other non-runners in the race, then a rule 4 deduction may be applied to the prices for both winning over and under the specified number of lengths;
  • all bets will be settled on a first past the post basis. However, if one of the first two horses home has taken the wrong course or is carrying the incorrect weight, then the winner will be deemed to be the first horse past the post who has taken the correct course. The winning distance will then be taken from the first horse to legitimately complete the course back to the second horse to legitimately complete the course;
  • Dead-heat rules apply. If the nominated horse dead-heats with another runner then bets on the nominated horse to win under the specified distance will be settled as winners at half the initial stake.

Winning horse and distance: Predict both the winning horse and the winning distance from the runners and distances listed (distances offered may change depending on the race).
In the event of any non-runners, a Rule 4 deduction may apply based on the price of the non-runner at the time of bet placement. Singles only, dead heat rules apply.

16. Forecasts: Forecast bets are only accepted in races with at least three runners. The following rules will apply to this bet type:
a.) A "straight forecast" is a bet where you name two selections to come 1st and 2nd in the correct order for a specified event.
b.) A "reversed forecast" is when you name two selections to finish 1st and 2nd in any order for a specific event.
c.) 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.
d.) Straight, reversed and combination forecasts are available on both horseracing and greyhound racing provided 3 or more entries run in any one race.
e.) Forecast bets are settled in accordance with the industry Forecast Dividend, except where stated below:
f.) If a Straight Forecast is accepted for a race where no dividend is declared, the bet will be settled as a win single on the first selection stated
g.) If you select a Non-Runner in a Forecast bet, the bet will be settled as a single at SP on the remaining selection. If you select a Non-Runner in a Combination Forecast, all bets featuring the non-runner will be settled as singles.
h.) You can bet forecast singles and forecast doubles and these can be placed as either straight, reversed, or combination forecast bets.
i.) In races where only 1 horse finishes, forecast bets with the correct 1st place horse will be paid as an SP single on that selection. All other forecast bets will be losers.
j.) Customers are not allowed to include 'unnamed favourite' in forecast bets online.

17. Tricasts: 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.
a.) Horse Tricast bets are accepted on all Handicap, Nursery and Rated Stakes Handicap races where eight or more runners are declared and six or more actually run. Tricasts are also available on other advertised races outside of our Full Service.
b.) If a tricast bet is accepted where less than 6 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.
c.) If a Tricast has been 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 is 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.
d.) If one non-runner is selected, the tricast will be settled as a Straight Forecast on the remaining 2 selections.
e.) If two non-runners are selected in a tricast, the bet will be settled as a single at SP on the remaining selection.
f.) In races where fewer than 3 horses finish, tricast bets will be settled as follows:
g.) When only 2 horses finish, tricast bets with the 1st and 2nd in the correct order will be paid as forecast winners. All other tricast bets will be losers.
h.) When only 1 horse finishes, tricast bets with the correct 1st place horse will be paid as an SP single on that selection. All other tricast bets will be losers.
i.) Customers are not allowed to include 'unnamed favourite' in tricast bets.
j.) If your selection becomes a non-runner: Single Bet
k.) If you have a non-runner, your bet is void and you receive your stake back. Please note, this does not apply if your bet was placed under Ante Post rules, in which case your bet will be settled as a loser.

18. Favourites Index : The 'Favourites Index' market relates to the aggregate performance of favourites over the course of a race meeting. The scoring system is as follows:

  • Win = 25 points
  • 2nd = 10 points
  • 3rd = 5 points

In the case of joint or co favourites, the favourite will be deemed to be the one with the lowest trap number. In the event of no Starting Price being returned, the favourite will be the runner with the lowest price as published in the Racing Post.
If there is a dead heat for any placing, the points for these runners will be added together and divided equally between the number of positions. All bets will be settled on the official result.
If the meeting has 3 or more races abandoned or declared void, then all bets will be void unless a winning market has already been established, in which case all bets stand. When only 1 or 2 races are abandoned or declared void, bets will be settled with a default figure of 10 points applied to each abandoned or void race. In the event of a walkover, bets will be settled with a default figure of 10 points applied to that race.
If the favourite is withdrawn at the start of the race and no new market is formed, points will be awarded dependent on the price of the favourite at the time of withdrawal:

  • Evens or less = 15 points
  • 11/10 to 9/2 = 10 points
  • 5/1 or bigger = 5 points

If the favourite starts but does not finish the course, no points are awarded.

19. Horse Racing specials: We offer a variety of special bets.
a.) Top Jockey/Trainer/Owner: Where there is a tie, governing body rules will be used to separate the selections. For example in Top Jockey, if two selections have equal number of wins, the selection with the highest number of second place finishes will be the winner, or where tied again, the number of third place finishes will be used to declare the winner.
b.) Top 'Festival/Meeting' Jockey/Trainer: Where there is a tie, governing body rules will be used to separate the selections. For example in Top Jockey, if two selections have equal number of wins, the selection with the highest number of second place finishes will be the winner, or where tied again, the number of third place finishes will be used to declare the winner.
c.) Points betting: We sometimes use a 'points system' for certain bets. In these cases, five points are awarded for a win, three for a second place and one for a third place.
d.) Jockey Specials: Bets are accepted on jockey specials markets on the understanding that a winning outcome is possible in the given market at the time the bet was confirmed.
If a subsequent factor, event or change of circumstances means that a winning outcome is no longer possible, bets placed on jockey specials markets will have lost.
The given rider must take part in at least one race at the meeting, otherwise all bets are void.
Walkovers will not count towards the jockey's winners' total.

20. Late bets: All bets placed after the official 'off' time will be voided unless Betting In Play is available, with the following exception: For all horse races that do not offer betting in running, an acceptance 'grace period' of three seconds will apply. This means that bets will be accepted up to a maximum of three seconds after the official off time. Bets placed after this time will be declared void, irrespective of whether the bet wins or loses.

21. Named jockey's number of winners at an individual meeting: Number of winners a jockey will have at a named meeting.
a.) Bets are settled on the official result.
b.). First past the post does not count for bets placed on this market.
c.). Charity races and Arab races do not count for bets placed on this market.
d.) If the named jockey does not have at least one ride at the meeting, bets placed on this market will be void.
e.) If the named jockey rides in fewer races than originally intended, bets placed on this market will stand.
f.) If the named jockey finishes in a dead heat for first place, they will be awarded one win for bets placed on this market.
g.). If the named jockey rides in a walk-over, that race will not count towards this market.
h.) If one or two races are abandoned or made void at the selected meeting, bets placed on this market will stand.
i.) If three or more races are abandoned or made void at the selected meeting, bets placed on this market will be void unless a winning selection has been established in this market. 
j.) If three or more races are abandoned or made void at the selected meeting and a winning selection has been established in this market, bets placed on that selection in this market will have already won and will be settled as winners.

22. Named trainer's number of winners at an individual meeting: Number of winners a trainer will have at a named meeting.
a.) Bets are settled on the official result.
b.). First past the post does not count for bets placed on this market.
c.) Charity races and Arab races do not count for bets placed on this market.
d.) If the named trainer does not saddle at least one runner at the meeting, bets placed on this market will be void.
e.) If the named trainer saddles fewer runners than originally intended, bets placed on this market will stand.
f.) If the named trainer finishes in a dead heat for first place, they will be awarded one win for bets placed on this market.
g.) If the named trainer saddles a runner in a walk-over, that race will not count towards this market.
h.) If one or two races are abandoned or made void at the selected meeting, bets placed on this market will stand.
i.) If three or more races are abandoned or made void at the selected meeting, bets placed on this market will be void unless a winning selection has been established in this market. 
j.) If three or more races are abandoned or made void at the selected meeting and a winning selection has been established in this market, bets placed on that selection in this market will have already won and will be settled as winners.

23. How many winning SP favourites will there be at each individual meeting: Number of winning favourites there will be at a named meeting. 
a.) For settlement purposes in the event of co favourites or joint favourites, the one with the lowest race card number will be deemed favourite. Where a favourite is involved in a dead-heat for first, half a win is given.
b.) If any favourite is withdrawn and no market is reformed, the favourite will be the second favourite with the lowest race card number.
c.) If a meeting is abandoned bets will be void, unless the specified number of favourites have already won. 
d.) First past the post does not count for bets placed on this market.

24. All SP favourites to be placed at each individual meeting: Bet is for all SP favourites to be placed at named meeting. 
a.) For settlement purposes in the event of co favourites or joint favourites, the one with the lowest race card number will be deemed favourite.
b.) If any favourite is withdrawn and no market is reformed, the favourite will be the second favourite with the lowest race card number.
c.) If a meeting is abandoned bets will be void, unless the specified number of favourites have already placed. 
d.) SP place terms apply.
e.) First past the post does not count for bets placed on this market.

25. Individual horse winning distance specials: Named Horse to win a race by nominated distance. 
a.) All bets will be losers unless the nominated horse wins the race. However if the nominated horse is a non-runner then all bets will be void, unless it was an ante-post bet on an all-in run or not basis. 
b.) If there are other non-runners in the race, then a rule 4 deduction may be applied to the prices for both winning over and under the specified number of lengths.
c.) All bets will be settled on a first past the post basis. However, if one of the first two horses home has taken the wrong course or is carrying the incorrect weight, then the winner will be deemed to be the first horse past the post who has taken the correct course. The winning distance will then be taken from the first horse to legitimately complete the course back to the second horse to legitimately complete the course. 
d.) Dead-heat rules apply. If the nominated horse dead-heats with another runner then bets on the nominated horse to win under the specified distance will be settled as winners at half the initial stake.

26. Horse to win today & a relevant future ante-post race: Price is for a horse to win a race today and a named future race. 
a.) All bets will be losers unless the nominated horse wins both nominated races.
b.) In the event of the horse becoming a non-runner in the day of race event then bets revert to an ante-post single on the nominated ante-post race (Price at the time of bet placement). 
c.) In the event of the horse becoming a non-runner in the ante-post event then bets are losers.
d.) Dead-heat rules apply. If the nominated horse dead-heats with another runner then bets on the nominated horse to win will be settled as winners at half the initial stake.
e.) In the event of the day of race event being abandoned/postponed then bets revert to an ante-post single on the nominated ante-post race (Price at the time of bet placement).
f.) In the event of the ante post race being abandoned and not taking place bets revert to a day of race single on the nominated race (Price at the time of bet placement).
g.) In the event of the ante post race being postponed and taking place at the same track at a later date then all ante-post bets will stand. 

27. Total winning distances at a nominated meeting: Total winning distances at named meeting. 
a.) Bets are placed on the aggregate of the winning distances from one race meeting; if the winning distance is under one length the following numerical values will apply:
Nose = 0.05, Short-Head = 0.1, Head = 0.2, Quarter of a length = 0.25, Neck = 0.3, Half a length = 0.5 and Three quarters of a length = 0.75
b.) The maximum distance for any one race is 12 lengths for a flat race and 30 lengths for a National Hunt race, which includes National Hunt flat races.
c.) in the event of a walkover the following distances will apply:

  • 30 lengths for a National Hunt race, including National Hunt flat races. 
  • 12 lengths for a flat race. 
e.) In the event of only one horse finishing in a race then the following distances will apply:
  • 30 lengths for a National Hunt race, including National Hunt flat races.
  • 12 lengths for a flat race.
f.) All distance bets will be settled on the original distance recorded by the winner who was first past the post. However, if a horse has taken the wrong course it will be ignored for distance betting and the aggregate winning distance will then be calculated between the first two runners past the post who have taken the correct course;
g.) If a meeting has three or more races abandoned or declared void, then all bets will be void unless the winning over band for the market has already been established, in which case ALL bets will stand (win or lose).
h.) If only one or two races are abandoned or declared void, bets will be settled with a default distance used for each abandoned or void races: 6 lengths for National Hunt races, including National Hunt Flat races and 2 lengths for Flat races.

28. Race to have the longest winning distance at the meeting: Biggest individual winning distance race
a.) if the winning distance is under one length the following numerical values will apply: Nose = 0.05, Short-Head = 0.1, Head = 0.2, Quarter of a length = 0.25, Neck = 0.3, Half a length = 0.5 and Three quarters of a length = 0.75
b.) Bets are settled on the official result.
c.) The officially declared winning distance is calculated between the first two horses past the post that have completed the race having followed the correct course and carried the correct weight.
d.) In the event of only one horse finishing in a race then the following distances will apply:

  • 30 lengths for a National Hunt race, including National Hunt flat races. 
  • 12 lengths for a flat race. 
e.) If there is a tie for the race with the longest winning distance, the stake will be divided equally by the number of races involved in that tie.
f.) Charity races And Arab races do not count for bets placed on this market.
g.) If a race is abandoned, declared void or is a walk-over, bets placed on that race in this market will be void and bets placed on other selections in this market may be subject to a Rule 4 deduction.
h.) If one or two races are abandoned or made void at the selected meeting, bets placed on this market will stand.
i.) If three or more races are abandoned or made void at the selected meeting, bets placed on this market will be void.

29. Race to have the shortest winning distance at the meeting: Shortest individual winning distance race
a.) if the winning distance is under one length the following numerical values will apply:
Nose = 0.05, Short-Head = 0.1, Head = 0.2, Quarter of a length = 0.25, Neck = 0.3, Half a length = 0.5 and Three quarters of a length = 0.75
b.) Bets are settled on the official result.
c.) The officially declared winning distance is calculated between the first two horses past the post that have completed the race having followed the correct course and carried the correct weight.
d.) In the event of only one horse finishing in a race then the following distances will apply:

  • 30 lengths for a National Hunt race, including National Hunt flat races. 
  • 12 lengths for a flat race. 
e.) If there is a tie for the race with the shortest winning distance, the stake will be divided equally by the number of races involved in that tie.
f.) Charity races And Arab races do not count for bets placed on this market.
g.) If a race is abandoned, declared void or is a walk-over, bets placed on that race in this market will be void and bets placed on other selections in this market may be subject to a Rule 4 deduction.
h.) If one or two races are abandoned or made void at the selected meeting, bets placed on this market will stand.
i.) If three or more races are abandoned or made void at the selected meeting, bets placed on this market will be void.

30. Every race at a meeting to be won by over X lengths: Shortest individual winning distance race.
a.) If the winning distance is under one length the following numerical values will apply:
Nose = 0.05, Short-Head = 0.1, Head = 0.2, Quarter of a length = 0.25, Neck = 0.3, Half a length = 0.5, and Three quarters of a length = 0.75
b.) Bets are settled on the official result.
c.) The officially declared winning distance is calculated between the first two horses past the post that have completed the race having followed the correct course and carried the correct weight.
d.) In the event of only one horse finishing in a race then the following distances will apply:

  • 30 lengths for a National Hunt race, including National Hunt flat races. 
  • 12 lengths for a flat race. 
e.) If a race is abandoned, declared void or is a subsequent walk-over, bets placed on this market will be void.

31. Will there be a race at each individual meeting where the winning distance is a dead-heat, Nose or Short Head: A dead-heat , nose or short head to happen at all the nominated meetings.
a.) The following numerical values will apply: Dead-heat= 0, Nose = 0.05 ,Short-Head = 0.1., Head = 0.2, Quarter of a length = 0.25, Neck = 0.3, Half a length = 0.5 and Three quarters of a length = 0.75
b.) Bets are settled on the official result.
c.) The officially declared winning distance is calculated between the first two horses past the post that have completed the race having followed the correct course and carried the correct weight. 
d.) Charity races and Arab races do not count for bets placed on this market.
e.) If a race is abandoned, declared void or is a subsequent walk-over, bets placed on this market will stand.

32. Will there be a race on the day where the winning distance is a dead-heat, Nose or Short Head: At least one race to be A dead-heat , nose or short head at any meeting
a.) The following numerical values will apply: Dead-heat= 0, Nose = 0.05 ,Short-Head = 0.1., Head = 0.2, Quarter of a length = 0.25, Neck = 0.3, Half a length = 0.5, and Three quarters of a length = 0.75
b.) Bets are settled on the official result.
c.) The officially declared winning distance is calculated between the first two horses past the post that have completed the race having followed the correct course and carried the correct weight.
d.) Charity races and Arab races do not count for bets placed on this market.
e.) If a race is abandoned, declared void or is a subsequent walk-over, bets placed on this market will stand.

33. Horse race special handicap betting: We will offer a special distance handicap market in certain races. The idea of the handicap market is that each horse improves their finishing result in the actual race by the distance they have been allotted on the handicap. The result of the handicap market is the finishing result once all of the individual horse handicaps have been added to the final result of the race. If a horse comes under starters orders but fails to finish the race for any reason, they will be a losing bet in this market. If a horse is declared a NR prior to the race, Rule 4 may apply to this market and the horse will simply be removed from calculations when working out the final result, with the other horses' distance handicaps remaining unaffected. Dead heat rules apply. Result will be settled on the ‘First Past The Post' result and subsequent amendments will not affect the result of this market*. (*If a horse has carried the wrong weight or taken the wrong course, it will be deemed a loser in this market and ignored in the settlement of the result).

Example:
We offered the following handicap on the Middle Park Stakes 2018.

Horse Distance Handicap
Ten Sovereigns Scratch (0 lengths)
Jash +1.5 lengths
Emaraaty Ana +2.5 lengths
Rumble In The Jungle +2.5 lengths
Legends Of War +3.5 lengths
Rumble In The Jungle +4 lengths
Marie's Diamond +6 lengths
Space Traveller +6 lengths

The final result of the actual race was as follows: 

Pos Horse Distance To Winner
1 Ten Sovereigns 0
2 Jash 0.5 lengths
3 Rumble In The Jungle 4 lengths
4 Marie's Diamond 4.5 lengths
5 Emaraaty Ana 5.25 lengths
6 Legends Of War 6.75 lengths
7 Sergei Prokofiev 7.25 lengths
8 Space Traveller 7.5 lengths

To calculate the final handicap score we simply subtract each horse's ‘Distance Handicap' from their ‘Distance To Winner' result. For example: Jash finished 0.5 lengths behind the winner and had a handicap of +1.5 lengths, so his final handicap score would be 0.5 – 1.5 = -1 length.

The winner of the handicap market is the horse with the lowest handicap score and in this example, Marie's Diamond was the winner of the market. (Note - dead heat rules apply on this market and there was a dead heat for 3rd place in this example).
Pos Horse Final Handicap Score
1 Marie's Diamond -1.5 lengths
2 Jash -1 length
3DH Ten Sovereigns 0 lengths
3DH Rumble In The Jungle 0 lengths
5 Space Traveller +1.5 lengths
6 Emaraaty Ana +2.75 lengths
7 Legends Of War +3.25 lengths
8 Sergei Prokofiev +4.75 lengths

34. Meeting aggregate favourite's points based performance: Predict the range that contains the aggregate number of points awarded for favourites at the specified meeting. Points are allocated for the finishing position of the favourite in each race using the following points system: first place 25 points | second place 10 points | third place 5 points
a.) Bets are accepted for horse race meetings held under the rules of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) and are settled on the official result.
b.) Bets are accepted at the advertised special price. All odds are subject to fluctuation and bets placed will be settled at the price at the time the bet was confirmed.
c.) First past the post does not count for bets placed on this market.
d.) Charity races and Arab races do not count for bets placed on this market.
e.) If any race at the selected meeting finishes in a dead heat, the points awarded will be divided equally across each affected place. Example: if a favourite is involved in a dead heat for first and second place, the points awarded will be 17.5 (half of 25 points for first place plus half of 10 points for second place).
f.) If any race at the selected meeting has only one runner (also known as a walk-over), all bets placed on this market will be awarded 25 points.
g.) If joint or co-favourites are returned in any race at the selected meeting, the favourite will count as the horse with the lowest race card number.
h.) If the favourite is withdrawn from the race before coming under starter's orders, and a new market is not formed, the second favourite will count in this market.
i.) Where a market is offered for one meeting, if one or two races are abandoned or made void at the selected meeting, all bets placed on this market will be awarded a default figure of 10 points for each abandoned or void race.
j.) Where a market is offered for one meeting if three or more races are abandoned or made void at the selected meeting, all bets placed on this market will be void unless the over selection in the market has been won.
If three or more races are abandoned or made void at the selected meeting and the over selection in the market has been won, bets placed on that selection in this market will have already won and will be settled as winners. Bets placed on other selections in this market will have already lost.
If three or more races are abandoned or made void at the selected meeting and the over selection in the market has not been won, bets placed on this market will be void.
k.) Where a market is offered for two or more meetings combined, a default figure of 10 points will be used for every abandoned or void race.
l.) If a Coral SP is returned this will take precedence over any other declared SP and the favourite will be determined by the final show of betting.
m.) If no SP is returned the favourite will be determined by the final show of betting transmitted by our service provider.
n.) Adjustments to settlement will not be made for amended results or adjudications made by governing bodies after the weigh-in when the official result is declared.

35. Meeting aggregate winner's SP market rules: Predict the range that contains the combined SP (starting price) total of winning horses at a specified meeting. The combined SP will be calculated by awarding points for the SP of each winning horse. Example: 1/2 = 0.50 point | 10/11 = 0.91 point | Evs = 1.00 point | 6/4 = 1.50 points | 15/8 = 1.88 points | 2/1 = 2 points | 5/2 = 2.50 points | 5/1 = 5.00 points | 10/1 = 10.00 points | 25/1 = 25.00 points
a.) Bets are accepted for horse race meetings held under the rules of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) and are settled on the official result.
b.) Bets are accepted at the advertised special price. All odds are subject to fluctuation and bets placed will be settled at the price at the time the bet was confirmed.
c.) First past the post does not count for bets placed on this market.
d.) Charity races and Arab races do not count for bets placed on this market.
e.) If any race at the selected meeting finishes in a dead heat, the points awarded will be divided equally across each affected place. Example: if two horses are involved in a dead heat for first and second place priced at 3/1 and 7/1, the points awarded will be 5.00 (half of 3.00 points plus half of 7.00 points).
f.) If any race at the selected meeting has only one runner (also known as a walk-over), all bets placed on this market will be awarded a default of 1.00 point.
g.) If one or two races are abandoned or made void at the selected meeting, all bets placed on this market will be awarded a default point total, which is calculated by halving the number of declared runners at the time the race was abandoned or made void. Example: a race with 10 declared runners will be awarded 5.00 points and a race with seven declared runners will be awarded 3.50 points etc.
h.) Where a market is offered for one meeting if three or more races are abandoned or made void at the selected meeting, all bets placed on this market will be void unless the over selection in the market has been won.
If three or more races are abandoned or made void at the selected meeting and the over selection in the market has been won, bets placed on that selection in this market will have already won and will be settled as winners. Bets placed on other selections in this market will have already lost.
If three or more races are abandoned or made void at the selected meeting and the over selection in the market not been won, bets placed on this market will be void.
i.) Adjustments to settlement will not be made for amended results or adjudications made by governing bodies after the weigh-in when the official result is declared.

36. Any number of horses to win::This bet is for a number of horses to win from a number of selections e.g. Any 2 horses from 3 horses to win. All selections must run for these bets to stand. If any named horses do run then the bet is void.

37. Trotting: All bets are settled according to the declared official result. No subsequent change to the result will affect the settlement of the race in question. All bets on Trotting are accepted at stated prices only. This is true of win only bets, place only bets and any other betting market. Multiple bets will be settled as standard accumulators.
a.) Win Only Bets: Win only bets are available on all trotting races displayed on our websites.
Please note that Each Way bets on Trotting races are not available.
b.) Place Only Bets: Place only bets are offered for the majority of Trotting races. However, the number of places available are affected by the number of runners taking part in the race and these terms are as follows:

  • All races of 8 or more runners - 3 places
  • All races of 4, 5, 6 and 7 runners - 2 places
  • Races with less than 4 runners - Place betting will not be offered for races of less than 4 runners. If a race originally has 4 or more runners but there are enough non-runners to reduce the field to less than 4, all bets previously accepted as place only bets will be void and stakes returned

c.) Daily Double: As well as being able to place multiple bets by combining selections from different races, it is also possible to bet on Daily Doubles when this event is offered. The Daily Double involves two specifically nominated races each day. Returns for the Daily Double will be based not on the multiplied returns of the two winners but will instead be based on the official returns for the Daily Double. If there is a dead heat for first place in either or both of the Daily Double races, then all horses involved in the dead heat are considered to be winners of their race.
d.) Dead Heats: Dead heat is a term that describes when two or more participants in an event tie. If a "dead-heat" is declared on any event, half the stake is applied to the selection at full odds and the other half is lost. If more than two "dead-heat", the stake is proportioned accordingly.
e.) Win: If two or more horses dead heat for first place, then each horse in the dead heat is a winner.
f.) Place: If two horses dead heat for first place, they fill the first two places. If three horses dead heat for first place, they fill the first three places, and so on. If two horses dead heat for second place, they fill the second and third places. If three horses dead heat for second place, they fill the second, third and fourth places.
g.) Non Runners: In the event of a non runner participant the odds on the remaining runners are reduced in accordance with Tattersalls Rule 4 (c) as outlined below.
All bets on a horse declared a non runner are void and stakes will be refunded. Any bets on the Daily Double are void if either horse included in the bet is a non runner.