All prices are subject to change and may, on occasion, be restricted to certain stake levels. The prices offered via our different business channels may vary. For example, our shops may offer slightly different prices from those available at our Call Centre or on our Website.
SETTLEMENT OF BETS
Horse racing bets are automatically settled on a Double Result basis unless otherwise stated or as detailed in the 'Double Result' section. The advertised times of all races, the runners, the returns and the results as published in the Racing Post (or where not published in another national newspaper determined by us) will govern the settlement of all bets, errors and omissions excepted.
"Through the Card" type instructions will be determined by reference to the published race programme, as will instructions "first race" etc. In the event of no starting prices being returned, all selections for which a price has not been laid, will be declared void and treated as non-runners for the purpose of settlement.
Unless otherwise advertised by us, bets are accepted only at Starting Price, Board Price, Morning Price or Ante-Post Price. If taken at tote returns in error, win and place singles or accumulative bets will be settled at starting prices. Forecast bets will be settled in accordance with our Rule "Forecasts". Each way doubles, trebles and accumulators are settled win to win and place to place. When three or more selections are made for a race in a wager involving straight forecasts, settlement will be made as a full combination of those selections, unless each required forecast is written individually. In accumulative wagers where bet contingencies are related, stakes will be divided on those selections which therefore clash. Commissions for a horse or greyhound that runs in a race or a meeting not precluded by our rules will be executed for that race unless the selection is specifically timed by the customer or by our Rule "Double Engaged" for another race for which it holds an engagement. Where there is evidence of "price-rigging" of starting prices, we reserve the right to withhold payment of returns pending the outcome of any subsequent inquiry.
If a selection in a single bet is made void the stake will be returned. Void selections in multiple/accumulator bets will be treated as non-runners and the stake will run onto the remaining selections in the bet.
WITHOLDING PAYMENT & OUR RIGHT TO SET OFF LIABILITY
We reserve the right to withhold payment and to declare bets on an event void if we have evidence that the following has occurred:
1. The integrity of the event has been called into question
2. The price(s) or pool has been manipulated
3. Match rigging has taken place
Evidence of the above may be based on the size, volume or pattern of bets placed with us across any or all of our betting channels. A decision given by the relevant governing body of the sport in question (if any) will be conclusive. If any customer owes any money to Boylesports for any reason, we have the right to take that into account before making any payments to that customer.
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) Aggregate Winning Distances
A prediction on the total winning margins (distance between first and second placed horses) of each race at a particular meeting. A fixed odds bet is available on selected Horse Race meetings based on predicting the correct total of the winning distances for all races at that meeting. The following list represents the numeric unit that is used in the calculation for distances less than one length, 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: 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.
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 of a walkover, the distance will be 2 lengths for a Flat race and 6 lengths for National Hunt race. If less than 4 races are run bets are void unless the maximum quote has been attained. If 4 or more races are run and a meeting is subsequently abandoned, default distances of 2 lengths (for Flat races) and 6 lengths (for Nat Hunt races) will be awarded to void races.
For Combined Distance Aggregate (aggregate winning distances across two or more meetings) if one meeting or more are abandoned; the default distances of 2 lengths (for Flat races) and 6 lengths (for Nat Hunt races) will apply to all abandoned races. If there are less than 4 races combined run across all meetings then the market will be void.
Distances for each race at a meeting are settled on a "First Past the Post" basis. Other applying conditions will be displayed on the day. 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.
3) Amendments after the official result
Where a result is amended after the official result (i.e. the weigh-in), for example as a result of a successful appeal, the amendment will be ignored for settlement purposes.
4) Best Odds / Enhanced Prices
Take the price - including early prices and board prices, singles only- and if the SP returns greater we'll pay you out at the bigger price. Maximum stakes may apply which also applies to Enhanced Odds. Applies to single bets only. For example, if you take a price of 3/1 and the selection wins with a Starting Price of 4/1, we pay you 4/1. If you take a price of 3/1 and the selection wins with a Starting Price of 2/1, we pay you 3/1. In the event of a Rule 4, we pay you at the bigger odds, after the Rule 4 deduction has been applied. The offer does not include Ante-Post, Tote/Pools, Betting Without markets, To Win/Not to Win, Place Only, Match Bets. Bets placed after the off do not qualify for this offer. Bets must be placed on the day of the event to qualify. Boylesports reserves the right to remove this offer at any time and from individual Customers.
5) Board Prices Accepted
You can take the current Board Price on your bet. If a horse is withdrawn from a race, no further Board Prices will be available until a new market has been formed and prices may be subjected to a Rule4. Board Prices are relayed directly from the racecourse and displayed on our screens as part of our internet service
6) Bonus/Consolations on Patents, Yankees, Super Yankees, Heinz, Super Heinz & Lucky 15/31/63
Bonus must be clearly marked on all slips. Any bet for races other than those specified will be settled as ordinary multiple bets. All selections must run and win for bonus to apply. Bonus paid in addition to all returns. No bonus will be paid on any bet which contains unnamed favourites. In the event of a dead heat on any bonus bet half the bonus will be paid. No bonus will be paid for the place part of any each-way bet. Only one bonus will apply per bet. No bonuses paid on combination bets or Ante post bets. Bonuses/Consolations apply only to UK, Irish & UAE horseracing, UK Greyhound BAGS and BEGS and all Virtual Racing. Where a cash bonus is offered
– Lucky 15, 10% of total return if all 4 selections win.
– Lucky 31, 20% of total return if all 5 selections win.
– Lucky 63, 25% of total return if all 6 selections win.
Consolation (Lucky 15/31/63)
For all selections, your win single is settled at "Double odds" if only one winner is selected. This applies to the win part only if it was an Each-Way bet and does not apply to unnamed favourites.
7) Dead Heats
In the event of a dead heat customers lose half their stakes and are paid full odds to the other half, e.g. if a customer invests €1.00 on a selection that starts at 20/1 and which Dead-Heats for 1st place, half the stake is lost leaving 50 cents stakes at 20/1. A similar rule applies to place betting where, as a result of a dead heat, more than the required Number of horses are placed. In the event of a multiple dead heat stakes will be divided in proportion.
8) Doubly Engaged
An untimed single bet for a selection which is Doubly Engaged will be taken as for the first race in which it runs, unless an 'if absent' selection is also given on the slip, when this will be taken as timing the bet for the race where both are engaged. Where a selection is "Doubly engaged" and is timed by the customer, it will be settled as a bet for that timed race only. Where it is untimed, or incorrectly timed, the bet will be on the first race in which the selection runs, after the time that the bet was placed. If two selections, one of which is Doubly Engaged, are included in a double, treble or accumulator and run in the same race the one which is Doubly Engaged will be deemed to be timed for the race in which they do not clash. If both are Doubly Engaged, the selection written first will be timed for the race in which it runs and the other timed for the race in which they do not clash. This does not apply to single bets, which are treated as entirely separate bets.
9) Early Prices
Our Early Prices (that is prices offered after the overnight declarations are made) are available daily on selected races up to the first racecourse show.
10) Favourites Index
A fixed odds bet is also available at selected meetings and is based on a points system for the finishing positions of favourites in each race. The aim is to correctly predict the total number of points for the finishing positions of favourites in each race at the specified meeting. 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
• There are no points for a 4th place finish, regardless of whether four places are returned for each way purposes
In the case of joint or co favourites, the favourite will be deemed to be the one with the lowest racecard number. 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, after the weighed-in signal. 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
11) Forecast/Tricast Betting
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 both horseracing and greyhound racing provided 3 or more entries run in any one race.
Subject to the following rules, forecasts are accepted in singles, doubles and trebles only. Any forecast accumulators accepted in error, which do not comply to the format and conditions above, will be settled as forecast trebles, with the stake involved being equally split over the number of trebles available. If the forecast should contain a non-runner, if the same selection is repeated or if the selections run in different races, the forecast will be declared void and treated as a non-runner for the purpose of settling wagers.
Forecasts at Tote Returns, if taken in error, will be settled in accordance with the relevant section of this rule. A Forecast including an unnamed favourite selection will be declared void.
HORSES: Forecasts will be accepted only in races of three or more runners, and will be settled in accordance with the officially declared S.P. Computer Forecast Returns; in races of less than three the forecast will be declared void. Forecasts at Tote Returns are not accepted and, if taken in error, will be settled at Computer Forecast Returns. Where a customer Nominates a dual forecast in a race for which a straight forecast is declared, the stake will be divided and invested as two straight forecasts. If for any reason, no CSF or BAGS/BEGS Forecast is returned, bets will be settled by reference to the N.S.L. Straight Forecast Chart.
In the event that there is only one finisher in a race and no Forecast dividend is returned, all Forecasts bets with the winning selection to finish first will be settled as WIN SP singles on the winning horse.
GREYHOUNDS: Forecasts will be accepted only in races of three or more runners and will be settled in accordance with the official BAGS/BEGS Computerised Forecasts. For races where such forecasts are not declared, settlement will be made by reference to the N.S.L. Straight Forecast Chart and in accordance with the rules printed thereon; in races of less than three runners the forecast will be declared void.
Forecasts for Irish Racing will be settled in accordance with the officially declared S.P. Computer Forecast Returns. In the event of no forecast dividend being returned, winning forecasts will be settled at multiplied odds; e.g. 2/1 Winner, Second 5/1, 2x5 = 10/1
12) Tricast Betting
To select the horses to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in correct order, are accepted in singles only in races for which an official Computer Tricast return is declared. Stakes for any tricast double, treble, etc accepted in error will be divided equally to cover each tricast race in tricast singles only. Selections should be named, although race card numbers will be accepted provided there can be only one interpretation of the required selections. In the event of any ambiguity the Tricast will be declared void. Instructions for permutations must be specific; otherwise, the bet will be settled as a Straight Tricast to the stake available. Tricasts will be settled in accordance with the official Computer Tricast return. Should selections for the Tricast include one non-runner; the stake will be invested as a Computer Straight Forecast on the remaining two selections in the order written, with the non-runner being discounted. For the purpose of settlement, in the case of combination tricasts the total stake will be invested as a reversed forecast on the remaining two selections. It should be noted that a permutation is a series of Straight Tricasts. Should selection for a Tricast include two non-runners, the stake will be void. If, for any reason, a Tricast is taken for a race for which an official Computer Tricast return is not declared, where all three selections run, settlement will be made as a Computer Straight Forecast on the selections nominated to finish 1st and 2nd, with the selection for 3rd being discounted. In the event of a combination Tricast, the bet will be settled as a combination forecast. Any tricast which contains an unnamed favourite, that selection will be settled as a non-runner. Tricasts will be settled in accordance with the official computerised return. If two non-runners are selected in a tricast, the bet will be void. If fewer than three runners finish the race a tricast dividend is declared based on those runners that do finish with the field. If a tricast bet is accepted where less than 4 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. Horse Tricast bets are accepted on all Handicap, Nursery and Rated Stakes Handicap races that are included in our full service provided eight or more horses
How does a non-runner affect my bet?
If your selection becomes a non-runner;
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.
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.
If you have a non-runner in a forecast bet, your bet is void and you will receive your stake back. Please note, the bet is not settled as a single on the remaining selection.
Example 1: €/£1 Forecast A - B, where B is a non-runner, bet will be Void.
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 = Void, A - B = Stands, B - A = Stands, B - C = Void, C - A = Void, C - B = Void.
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: €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 void and you will receive your stake back. Please note, the bet is not settled as a single on the remaining selection.
If another selection in an event you have bet on becomes a non-runner
If a selection other than your own becomes a non-runner, then prices for the remaining selections may need to be reduced to reflect their chances of winning an event. Please refer to our article on Rule 4 Deductions for more information.
13) First past the Post (FPP)
All bets placed on UK, Irish, South African and UAE horse racing only will be settled on First Past the Post AND the official result. This offer applies to winning single and multiple bets and the win part of Each-Way bets. There is no restriction on staking, and payouts are subject to our advertised payout limits.
The exceptions where First Past the Post does not apply and bets are only settled according to the official result are:
A selection taking the wrong course, a selection carrying the wrong weight or the jockey failing to weigh-in, any Ante Post bet, a Forecast or Tricast bet, a void race. any Tote/Pari-Mutuel bet, a selection given as the winner in error by the judge, a bet placed on a two-runner race or a special match bet, a bet placed in a "without the favourite" market, any other special market.
The exceptions where First Past the Post does not apply and bets are only settled according to the official result are:
A selection taking the wrong course, a selection carrying the wrong weight or the jockey failing to weigh-in, any Ante Post bet, a Forecast or Tricast bet, a void race. any Tote/Pari-Mutuel bet, a selection given as the winner in error by the judge, a bet placed on a two-runner race or a special match bet, a bet placed in a "without the favourite" market, any other special market.
Horse racing bets placed on non-UK/Irish UAE meetings are settled on the official result declared by the racecourse judge and confirmed by the 'Weighed-In' announcement. If a winner is disqualified after the official result is announced, the disqualification will not affect the settlement of bet.
HORSE RACING SPECIAL MARKETS
1) Horses and Hounds
Horses and hounds are offered on a daily basis and consist of across the card doubles involving a greyhound and horse. Should there be a non-runner or withdrawn selection in either of the races involved with a price of 10/1 or less the bet will revert to a SP double. Should one of the selections be withdrawn the bet will revert to a SP single on the other selection. Prices are not guaranteed on this product but there is an enhancement built in at time of acceptance. This market is settled on Official Result and First Past the Post.
2) Jollies and Rags
This market will be offered on selected races in Ireland and the UK daily. This bet is a match bet between selected horses at the front of the market (Jollies) against the rest of the runners in the field (Field/Rags). In the event of a horse being withdrawn all bets will revert to SP, i.e. if a jolly is withdrawn all bets will stand on the other runner(s) listed as Jollies. Bets on the Rags will be also settled at SP. Rule 4s may apply in addition to dead heat rules. This market is settled on First Past The Post Result only.
3) Not to Win
This market will be offered on races where there is a short price favourite. The market will allow our customers to bet on the favourite not to win the race, basically if any other horse wins the race they are on a winning bet. Please note that the selected runner must come under starter's orders for bets to stand and if there were any non-runners or withdrawn horses the bets will revert to SP. This market is settled on First Past The Post Result only.
4) How Far- Distance Betting - (Horse Specific)
How far- distance betting is offered on all odds- on horses daily in Ireland and the UK. It consists of 3 options; horse x to win by under x lengths, horse x to win by exactly x lengths and horse x to win by over x lengths. All bets on this market will be void should horse x become a non-runner. All bets will stand on horse x if any other horse is withdrawn but rule 4s may apply. Should horse x not win the race all bets are deemed losers. This market is settled on First Past The Post Result only.
5) Name The Distance - (The Race)
Name the distance betting is offered on all races in Ireland and the UK where How Far distance betting is not applicable. This market is similar to how far distance betting except the customer doesn't need to name the winning horse. Again this market has 3 options as above i.e. the race to be won by under x lengths, the race to be won by exactly x lengths and the race to be won by over x lengths. This market is settled on First Past The Post Result only.
Therefore the difference between How far distance betting and Name the Winning Distance betting is that in how far distance betting the named horse must win whereas in name the winning distance the bet is solely settled by the distance the race is won by.
6) Individual Race Distance Band Betting
We currently offer distance band betting on individual races on all National Hunt races. This product offers our customers a chance to bet on a three way match bet on the winning distance of the race. This bet will appeal to customers who may not like the odds on option of Name The Distance. This product contains three distance bands, namely under x lengths, between x and y lengths and over x lengths. This market is settled on First Past The Post Result only.
7) Winning Distance
Betting on the winning distance will be on races only as displayed by us. The winning distance will be that margin, as officially announced between the winning horse and the second. All Winning Distance bets are settled on a "First Past the Post" basis only, i.e. Double Result does not apply. In the event of a withdrawal resulting in a rule 4 of 10c or greater in a race where we offer "distance betting" the Tattersall's rule 4 amount will be split between the distance options. The following list represents the numeric unit that is used in the calculation for distances less than one length.
Nose =0.05 lengths, Short Head =0.10 Lengths, Head =0.20 Lengths, Neck =0.30 Lengths, Half Length =0.50 Lengths, and 1 Length =1.00 Length etc. At least one horse must finish for winning distance bets to stand. Singles and upwards.
8) How Far Will It Win by
When there are Non Runners that result in a Rule 4 Deduction of 20c or more in a selected how far will it win by race all bets will be settled on the selected Horse to win the Race at SP.
9) Place Accumulators
Place Accumulators are offered at all Irish & UK Meetings. This market consists of a price on all SP Favourites to be placed at the meeting. Place-pot rules apply to this market, in the event of joint or co-favourites winning, the horse with the lowest race card number is the winner. Dead heats count in full for this market.
10) Easy As 1-2-3
Easy As 1-2-3 is combination of horses to win & be placed. One Selected horse must win, another selected runner must finish in the first 2 places and a final selected runner must finish in the first 3 places. In the event of one of the selected horses becoming a non-runner the bet will be settled at SP. In the event of a non-runner in any of the 3 nominated races that is priced 10/1 or shorter, then the bet will be settled at SP. In the event of the place terms altering for the two selected runners to be placed a rule 4 may apply. This market is settled on First Past The Post Result only.
11) Winner Winner
Winner Winner is a special which asks the customer to select a winner from each of the day's meetings in the Ireland & UK only. Prices are not guaranteed on this special. In the event of a non-runner all bets will be settled at SP. Dead Heat & Rule 4's may apply. This market is settled on the official result of the race.
12) Nags To Riches
Nags to riches asks the customer to pick a horse in each race at a certain meeting to be unplaced. Please note that normal placer terms apply for this market. In the event of a nr or withdrawn horse being selected, the longest priced runner at SP odds will be the deemed selection, if there are 2 or more longest priced horses then the lowest racecard number will be the deemed selection. This market is settled on official Result only.
13) Jump Around
Jump Around is based around all runners to complete the course in the named race. All stated runners must run for bets to stand. This market will be settled on the official result of the race.
14) First To Last
First To Last is offered on selected races daily. This Bet asks customers to select the total distance between the first and last placed horses on the selected race. The options will be in the format of up to and including x lengths and over x lengths. The market will be settled on the official result only. All Runners must complete for bets to stand. In the event of a horse(s) not finishing all bets will be void. **Singles only**
15) Forecast / Tricast Specials
Forecast and Tricast Specials will be offered in selected races. Prices will be quoted on the first two in the betting to finish 1st and 2nd in that order for forecasts and for the first three in the betting to finish 1st, 2nd & 3rd in that order for tricasts. Any Other Outcome will also be quoted for this bet. In addition if the forecast/tricast dividend is greater on the stated forecast/tricast the dividend will be guaranteed. This market is settled on Official Result and First Past the Post.
16) I-Bet 2/3 Places
Price offered is for the horse to win the race. If the horse finishes second the bet stake is returned. In the event of a horse being withdrawn, not under starter's orders, stakes on that selection will be returned.
Bets for the remaining horses in the race will be subject to a deduction in accordance with Tattersall's Rule 4(c) based on the win price of the withdrawn horse(s) at the time of withdrawal, (see Tattersall's Rule 4 table) e.g. Horse X priced at 4/1 in the win market and 11/4 in the "I bet 2 Places" market is withdrawn then a Rule 4 deduction of 20c based on the 4/1 win price shall apply to the "I bet 2 Places" market. In the event of a race being reduced to 4 or less runners all bets are void. Normal dead-heat rules apply. Double Result concession does apply to this market
17) Daily Specials
Daily Specials are offered daily on topical horses/meetings/jockeys etc. (e.g. Richard Hughes Double, Kempton Double & Afternoon Good Things) they also include the Hot Pots. Prices are guaranteed on all win doubles in these markets but prices are not guaranteed on any place doubles or mixed doubles as per our rule under Boylesports special offers. Across Card Doubles are not guaranteed as there is an enhancement built it and the time of acceptance. Prices on other specials are not guaranteed. (, Mixed Hot Pot, Place Accumulators, Jockey Specials, Easy As 1-2-3, Horse And Hounds, Winner Winner & Boylemania Special) as there is also an enhancement built in at time of acceptance. These markets are settled on Official Result and First Past the Post.
18) Shoot 6
The Shoot 6 is a Boylesports specialty bet based on the races advertised by us/known as Scoop 6. Simply choose a horse in each of the six selected scoop 6 races (see press or TV). For a €2 unit stake your Shoot 6 Bet consists of: A €1 SP win accumulator + a 25% bonus if all six selections win, A €1 place accumulator, at the placed dividend as per declared on the Scoop 6.
Select horses by name, number or favourite, In the event of a race(s) other than the selected Scoop 6 races being selected, bets will revert to an each-way SP accumulator with no bonus, All selections are settled 'Rules of Racing'.
19) Nominate Horses to Finish the Course Etc
All bets are settled in accordance with the official returns in the Racing Post (excluding obvious errors), or in its absence, the Irish Times (excluding obvious errors), or in both of their absence, the Sporting Life (excluding obvious errors). This market will be settled on the official result of the race.
20) Betting Without
Where we offer prices on an event without a nominated selection (normally the favourite); for settlement purposes the finishing position of the "without" selection 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" selections.
In markets where we are "Betting Without" a nominated selection, the place terms will be based on the remaining number of runners excluding the nominated selection. Any rule 4 deductions will still apply and be based on the price of the withdrawn runner in that market at the time of withdrawal. "Betting Without" bets are settled ignoring the finishing position of the nominated "Without" runner. Where the nominated "Without" selection is withdrawn before the start of a race, all bets on any of the field in this market stand. If 2 or fewer runners start the race, then bets will be void. This market is settled on Official Result and First Past the Post.
21) Match Bets and Triple Headers
Betting is offered to nominate which of two, or more, selections will finish a specified race ahead of the other(s). If one runner does not take part in a match bet then all bets on that match are void. Where all but one, of the nominated horses, fails to complete the course the other horse is automatically the winner. Where all horses in a match fail to complete the course all bets on that match will be void. All bets settled on a F.P.P. basis. Singles and upwards accepted. All bets on the Special Markets must be placed before the off of the race.
No Official Starting Price returns
In the event of no starting prices being returned, all selections for which a price has not been laid, will be declared void and treated as non-runners for the purpose of settlement.
Place Only Bets
Place Only bets are not accepted unless specifically advertised. Any place only bets accepted in error will be void win or lose. In Each Way bets if the amount staked on the place part of the bet is greater than the win part, the excess place stake will be made void. Place Only bets are accepted on specifically advertised races. Where Place Only betting is specifically advertised bets will be settled as follows:
• The number of places paid will be in accordance with our normal each way place terms for horse racing.
• All stakes on any non-runners will be refunded, however the number of places paid will alter as a result of any non-runners. Bets on the remaining horses in the race will be subject to a deduction in accordance with the following table:
Price at time of withdrawal and amount deducted in the € (or equivalent) from winnings:
In the event of there being two or more withdrawals in one event, the total deduction shall not exceed 90c per €1. In the event that the number of runners is the same or less then the number of places paid, all bets will be void. This market will be settled on the Official Result only. Dead-heat rules apply.
If we offer a price on a reserve runner which subsequently runs in the race this runner will count for results purposes on all bets. When/If we price a reserve which is subsequently confirmed a non-runner these withdrawals will not be subject to Rule 4 deductions.
If we do not offer a price on a reserve which subsequently runs in the race we will treat all bets up to the point of the reserve entering the race as having been placed without the reserve runners. In such instance bets struck up to the point of the reserve entering the race will not be subject to our best price guaranteed offer.
RULE 4 DEDUCTIONS
1) What are Rule 4 deductions?
Rule 4 deductions are made to the Returns 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 only made in cases where you have taken a price on your horse. Rule 4 deductions are only made from the Starting Price of a horse when a horse is withdrawn just before the race and there is no time to start or 'reform' a new market. Does not apply to Ante Post bets and backers of the withdrawn horse will have their stakes refunded
2) Why are Rule 4 deductions made?
Rule 4 deductions are made because when a horse is withdrawn from a race it becomes easier for the other runners to win. Put simply, 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.
3) How much are Rule 4 deductions?
The amount taken from your winnings depends on how likely the horse or horses that were withdrawn from the race were to win. For example, if the favourite in a race is withdrawn it will make it much easier for the second favourite to win. However, if an outsider is taken from the race then it will be still difficult for the second favourite to win as it still needs to beat the favourite. The exact amount taken out of your winnings is based on the last price of the withdrawn selection, in that market, at the time it is withdrawn from the race. This is because the price equates to its chances of winnings. Therefore the shorter its price, the bigger its chance of winning and the larger the Rule 4 deduction is. The table below 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 or returns. Hence if you win €10 and there is a 10c Rule 4 deduction you will only receive €9 winnings.
Price at withdrawal Deduction Price at withdrawal Deduction
4) What happens if more than one horse is withdrawn from a race?
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 10c deduction (50c 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 10c 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.
5) Why are they called Rule 4 deductions?
Rule 4 deductions were originally part of Tattersall's Rules of Racing. Tattersall's are one of the organisations which historically helped to organise and codify horse racing in Britain and Ireland. Nowadays Tattersall's are responsible for auctioning race horses. It is called a 'Rule 4' simply because the rule relating to withdrawals and deductions was the fourth in a list of rules which were originally devised to govern racing.
Special Offers - Boylesports
If the S.P return is greater than the Special advertised price for "Win" Jockey/ Trainer Doubles, Trebles & Hotpots - we pay S.P. (This does not apply to any Specials including a 'placed' selection). Prices on other specials are not guaranteed (Across the Card Doubles, Mixed Hot Pot, Place Accumulators, Jockey Specials, Easy As 1-2-3 , Horse And Hounds , Winner Winner & Boylemania Special) as there is an enhancement built in at time of acceptance. In the event of any non-runner, in any of the races selected for these Specials (irrespective of the time it is passed by SIS), that was quoted at less than 10/1 in a Boylesports Early Price Race or, in the absence of an Early Price, at less than 10/1 in the probable S.P. in the RACING POST, bets will be settled at S.P. Where any of the selections are themselves non-runners, accumulators become trebles at S.P, trebles become doubles at S.P. and doubles become S.P. singles. In the event of any non-runners in races from which a place only has been nominated, our place betting terms will automatically apply, i.e., if we advertise a horse to be placed in the first four and due to non-runners the field is reduced to between 8 and 15 runners inclusive, it will automatically become the first three places only. Likewise if we advertise a horse to be in the first three and the field is reduced to between 5 and 7 runners inclusive, it will automatically become first and second only, and so on. All Boylesports Special Doubles, Trebles, Accumulators or place only specials inadvertently accepted after the first show has been given by S.I.S. will automatically revert to S.P. Jockey Specials stand irrespective of who rides the named selections in the Specials. Boylesports money back specials on Horse Racing are settled on F.P.P basis. In the event of a Dead-Heat in any leg of a Special, offered by Boylesports, all settlement will revert to SP.
Two runner races
If a race has 2 runners, all bets are accepted at Early Prices and Board Prices. Forecast bets are not accepted on 2 runner races. If a Forecast bet is accepted in error then it will be made void. If a race is reduced to 2 runners because of non-runners then Rule 4 rules will apply and Forecast/Tricast bets will be made void.
Walkovers / Void races
All bets on races declared a walkover or declared 'void' will be void, win or lose
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 Board Prices prior to withdrawal, will be subject to a deduction. This is based on Tattersalls Rule 4(c) (see above) and is dependent on the non-runner's price at the time it was withdrawn. 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 of the withdrawal. 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 last Boylesports price available at the time the horse is withdrawn.
All horse racing outside Ireland, U.K and UAE are settled on Rules of Racing basis only. In countries where bookmakers do operate and an official starting price is returned, bets are accepted in accordance with our general rules and any conditional rules applicable to the country concerned, as advertised by Boylesports on its screens or IT system in the LBOs or in national newspapers.
In countries where we determine that there is no Starting Price market in operation, bets maybe accepted at the following, where available:-
A) Boylesports Early Prices or SIS Industry shows.
B) For selected meetings when an SIS/Industry S.P. is in operation and advertised, bets not struck at Early or Board price will be settled at the SIS/Industry SP and not at Pari-mutuel returns. (Bets maybe accepted at Pari-mutuel returns for meetings when an SIS/Industry SP is in operation only if we offer this facility and it is requested by the customer - otherwise bets will be settled at the Industry SP.)
C) When there is no SIS/Industry SP in operation bets not placed at an Early or Board price will be settled at Pari-Mutuel returns.
1) United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Customers that do not take a Boylesports price will have bets settled at the industry SP, which is returned by an independent SP reported from odds supplied to SIS by the major bookmakers, SIS will also issue straight forecast dividends.
2) German Racing
German betting is passed by SIS; SIS will provide updated betting based on the German tote pool. These prices can be taken by you provided that you ensure that they are verified by a member of our staff before you place your bet. A straight forecast will be returned on all races of 4 or more runners. Please note that all dividends will be to a 1 unit stake. NB tricasts are not accepted on German racing.
3) French Racing
Prices on show by us for French racing are a guide only; these prices can be taken by you provided that you ensure that they are verified by a member of our staff before you place your bet. As French racing operate a coupling system, if you take a price on a selected runner, your selection is for that runner only however if you do not take a price and your bet is settled at the Pari-Mutual, your selection will be for either of the coupled runners. A forecast dividend will be returned on all races of 4 or more runners.
4) Italian Racing
Prices on show are guide prices only, these prices can be taken by you provided that you ensure that they are verified by a member of our staff before you place your bet. A forecast dividend will be returned on all races of 4 or more runners.
5) South African Racing
Bets are accepted on South African Racing. Bets are settled at SP. Each way bets are settled to the same place terms as UK and Irish racing. SIS will provide shows from the course. You can choose to take a Boylesports Early Price or Boylesports Starting Price when betting on selections in these races if available. The Starting Price will be the last available Boylesports Early Price unless there is an industry returned SP. For some international horse races we offer Pari-Mutual betting (PMU). Two PMU markets will be available - to win or to place. It is not possible to place an each way bet on the PMU. Each Way Place terms differ from country to country and all bets will be settled in accordance with each country's each way terms.
6) US Racing
All Bets are settled to the US Pari-mutuel returns except where there is, an Ante Post Price, a Boylesports Early Price Taken or an Industry SP is declared. In the event of an Industry SP being declared you can select either Industry SP or P-M. Where it is not clearly stated all bets will be settled on the Industry SP. Your bets will be settled using the odds as declared by the US tracks as the official results. All odds and potential dividends displayed on our screens prior to a race starting are for guidance only and are provided to us by the racetracks. Boylesports can only accept bet types that are made available by the relevant track and for which the appropriate betting pool has been opened. Boylesports will refund stakes on any race declared a No Contest by the relevant US track. A simple rule is that when there is a dividend for a bet type declared – then you're on! Boylesports will refund stakes on certain pool bet types when the amount of runners in a race is less than four. All dividends from the track are returned to a $2 unit.
Some US racing terms
- Exacta – Select two horses to finish first and second in the correct order. Reverse option allows the horses to finish in any order. This bet will cost twice the unit stake
- M/L – This stands for Morning Line, which is the press estimate of the odds for each horse
- MTP – This stands for Minutes To Post. As an extra added feature, we include a countdown, telling you how long it is to go before the start of the next race
- Place – Select a horse to finish first or second
- Show – Select a horse to finish first, second or third
- Win – Select a horse to win a race
- Trifecta – Select three horse to finish first, second and third in the correct order. Combination option allows the three horses to finish in any order. This will cost six times the unit stake (3 Selections).
Generic Rules for US Wagering
Boylesports will pay track odds upon results as declared by the US Host Track. Only bet types offered by the US Host Track on individual races will be accepted by Boylesports. Boylesports will refund all moneys wagered on a race that is declared by the US Host Track to be a "No-Contest". Boylesports will refund all moneys wagered on races that due to scratched (non-runners) entrants have insufficient wagering interests remaining to fulfil the requirements of the bet type. Win pools, Exacta pools, and first leg of Double pools offered in contests in which the number of betting interests has been reduced to less than two (2). Place pools, Quinella pools, Trifecta pools, offered in contests in which the number of betting interests has been reduced to fewer than three (3). Show pools offered in contests in which the number of betting interests has been reduced to less than four (4). Boylesports will apply the US Host Track's settlement rules in regard to non-runners, refunds and consolations, these include: Known Non-Runners cannot be selected. Stakes are refunded on Win, Place, Show, wagering where the selection(s) is scratched (non-runner). Stakes are refunded on Exacta, Quinella, Trifecta and wagers that include a scratched (non-runner) selection. In combination) wagers on these bet types, refunds are made on all elements of the multiple wager incorporating the scratched selection(s), wagers stand on elements of multiple wagers devoid of scratched selection(s). Boylesports will apply the individual US Host Track settlement rules in regard to coupled and mutual fields selections. Coupled and mutual fields selections in the US are treated as a single wagering entry in ALL pools. Should any contestant in a coupled entry or mutual field be officially withdrawn or scratched, the remaining contestants in that coupled entry or mutual field shall remain valid betting interests. If all contestants within a coupled entry or mutual field are scratched, then tickets on such betting interests shall be refunded, notwithstanding other provisions of these rules. Boylesports will accept bets up to the closure of wagering at the US Host Track. Bets staked in whole $US.
US Racing – Tote Pool Betting
- Bets on all US races, placed through our US Tote page, will go directly into the relevant racetrack pool. When you bet into the pools you will do so in US dollars.
- Your stakes and your winnings from US racing bets will always be shown in your account history in US dollars.
- All bets need to be confirmed as being accepted into the pool to be valid - this will be confirmed to you via your bet accepted confirmation. In the United States racetrack pools close for betting purposes when the horses begin to enter the stalls so you need to ensure you place your bets in good time.
- Your bets will be settled using the odds as declared by the US tracks as the official results.
BoyleSports can only accept bet types that are made available by the relevant track and for which the appropriate betting pool has been opened.
BoyleSports will refund stakes on any race declared a No Contest by the relevant US track. A simple rule is that when there is a dividend for a bet type declared then you're bet is on.
7) Australian Racing
As no official SP is returned for Australian racing we will return an SP in the same manner as the leading Southern Hemisphere fixed odds operators. On this basis our SP return will be equal to the average of the lower two TAB returns from NSW TAB, QLD TAB and VIC TAB.
Totejackpot bets take place daily at one nominated UK meeting. The aim is to select the winners of all 6 Totejackpot races at the Totejackpot meeting. The Totejackpot races are always races 1 - 6 unless otherwise stated. Bets must be placed before the first Totejackpot race and dividends are declared after the last Totejackpot race. We accept Jackpot bets on UK meetings where a Tote Jackpot is in operation.
The minimum unit stake is €1.
- Where there is no Tote Jackpot in operation, bets on the Jackpot will be settled as S.P. accumulators
- Selections to be indicated by name or race card number or favourite. All favourite selections will be treated as 1st Favourite. In the event of joint-favourites the rules as detailed under Placepots will apply
- Permutations accepted
- Second favourites are not accepted in Jackpots, if taken in error bet will be settled as an S.P. accumulator
- Where there is evidence of Pool Rigging we reserve the right to limit payment to a maximum of twice the S.P. accumulator
- All Jackpot bets will be settled on a Rules of Racing basis
- UK Jackpot dividends are declared to a €1.00 unit
- The UK Jackpot will only operate at one meeting per day
- Jackpots minimum €1 unit stake
- Non-runners are substituted by the race favourite*
- Jackpots are not accepted for Irish Meetings & if accepted in error will be settled as SP Accumulators
- *Where a selection becomes a non-runner it will be replaced by the Starting Price favourite. Where there are joint favourites, the joint favourite with the lowest racecard number will be taken. Should the favourite be withdrawn before coming under Starters Orders and too late for a new favourite to be made, the horse returned at the next shortest price will be taken. Where two or more horses are returned at the next shortest price, the one with the lowest racecard number will be taken.
Tote Placepots / Quadpots
Placepots are accepted for all U.K. and Irish horse meetings where the Tote Pool is in operation.
Quadpots are only accepted for U.K. meetings.
- All Placepots/Quadpots are settled on a Rules of Racing basis
- Boylesports do not accept Quadpots on Irish Racing, any bet taken in error will be settled as an SP Place Accumulator
- A selection is required to reach a place in the designated Placepot/Quadpot races at a nominated meeting and will be successful if: In races of 4 or less runners 1st only
- In races of 5, 6 or 7 runners 1st or 2nd only
- In races of 8 or more runners 1st, 2nd or 3rd only
- In handicap races of 16 or more runners 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th.
(Extra/Bonus Places do not count)
- If the meeting is not specified or an unscheduled meeting is given: - The bet will stand for the day's principal meeting, unless the selections determine that only one meeting corresponds - In any instance other than above the bet will be void
- Selections for Placepots are to be made by race card number or by nominating the first favourite (enter "Fav" on slip). All favourite selections will be treated as 1st Favourite. Where there are joint favourites the one with the lowest race card number will be taken as the selection. If the favourite is withdrawn the shortest price runner will be used but should there be two or more at the shortest price then the one with the lowest race card number will be used. If no starting price is returned a favourite selection will be substituted by the horse with the shortest price as per the Racing Post betting guide
- If a selection is omitted, capable of more than one interpretation, or is a non-runner it will be replaced by the favourite as defined in E above
- Placepot / Quadpot dividends are declared to a €1.00 unit. In the event that a Placepot / Quadpot dividend is not declared, all bets will be settled as place accumulators at S.P. odds
- The minimum total stake per slip is 50 cents (with units of 10 cents and multiples thereof accepted for permutations)
- Where there is evidence of Pool Rigging or unnatural unexplained large pools in the Tote Placepot/Quadpot we reserve the right to limit payment to a maximum of twice the S.P. place accumulator
- Should the favourite be withdrawn before coming under Starters Orders and too late for a new favourite to be made, the horse returned at the next shortest price will be taken. Where two or more horses are returned at the next shortest price, the one with the lowest racecard number will be taken.
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 and any other betting market. Multiple bets will be settled as standard accumulators:
- 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
Select which of two or three named runners will finish first in a race. Dead heat rules apply unless a tie price is made available (e.g. for a handicap match bet). If one runner does not take part in a match bet then all bets on that match are void. If all participating horses in a Match bet fail to complete the race, all bets are void.
SINGLES AND UPWARDS
1) 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
If two or more horses dead heat for first place, then each horse in the dead heat is a winner.
If two horse's dead heat for first place, they fill the first two places. If three horse's dead heat for first place, they fill the first three places, and so on. If two horse's 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.
4) Disqualified Horses
If a horse is disqualified for any reason, all bets on that horse are losing bets.
5) Cancelled or Postponed Races
If a race is cancelled, all bets on that race will be void. If a race is postponed but takes place on the original day, all bets on that race will stand.
6) 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.
* Tattersalls Rule 4 Deductions have been listed above
1) Acceptance of Bets
• Bets are accepted on greyhound races covered live in shop on our full service, the National Greyhound Racing Club(NGRC), tracks Wimbledon and such other NGRC tracks as may be designated for Bookmakers Afternoon & Evening Greyhound Service (BAGS & BEGS) from time to time. We accept bets for Irish Greyhound Racing for Shelbourne Park and other Irish greyhound tracks (Excluding Harold's Cross) run by the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB).
• Bets from tracks not covered in our live service will be accepted up to the advertised start time. Bets accepted in error after the advertised start time will stand if it can be established that the bet was placed before the official off time.
Tricasts may also be made available on certain other races specified by us. Please refer to the Forecast and Tricast sections for specific rules relating to these bets
2) Ante Post
Standard Ante Post rules apply with the following addition: Where a reserve greyhound is re-introduced into a competition, all bets remain 'all in run or not'. If the re-introduced greyhound goes on to win or be placed in the race, all bets stand.
3) Board Prices Accepted
Board Prices are relayed directly from the greyhound stadium and are displayed on our screens as part of our service. You can take the current Board Price on your bet provided there are 3 or more runners. If a greyhound is withdrawn from a race, no further Board Prices will be available until a new market has been formed. Where Board prices are not provided, S.P. betting is available.
We offer long odds prices on selected Coursing events throughout the season.
Singles & Multiples are accepted on these events and are subject to a maximum pay-out of €5,000 per Customer. We also bet Ante-Post Prices on the Coursing Derby & Oaks, any doubles on these events will be subject to a Maximum Payout limit of €20,000 Per Customer. Ante Post Bets - if a Greyhound is withdrawn it is deemed to be a loser. Long Odds Bets will stand when made after the draw provided the Dog is placed in the slips under the slippers control whether or not the dog leaves the slips. If a greyhound listed as a runner is withdrawn from the first round only of an event before it comes under the slippers control bets placed on such greyhound shall be refunded and if the odds on such greyhound immediately before the first course in such round be as set out hereunder the liability of the bookmaker in respect of long odds bets on the winner or placed Greyhounds in the event shall be reduced as follows;
Odds Deduction on Winnings, Odds on 50 Cent in €, Evens up to 3/1 25 cent in €, 10/3 to 15/2 15 cent in €, 8/1 and over Nil. In the event of more than one dog being withdrawn from the first round of a stake only the shortest priced dog shall be considered for the purposes of such deduction. In the event of a final not being run for any reason payment of ante post and Long Odds bets will be as for a Divide
.When a 'divide winner declared' occurs we will treat it as a dead heat with the backers entitled to receive the full odds to half their stake.
5) 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.
Board 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.
6) Reserve Greyhounds
Some races contain reserves, which may or may not be priced in our Early Prices Lists. The finishing positions of any of these reserves will count whether they are priced or not. The price of any Reserves which run will be offset against any Rule 4 deduction applicable from the non-runner(s). Where customer makes a selection by Trap Number only, any reserves running will count for settlement purposes. If you place a bet by dog name and the dog is a non-runner, your bet will be void. Where a "No Race" is re-run, all multiple bets that include the "No race" will stand for the re-run. Single bets will stand unless previously cancelled by mutual consent. All bets struck at board price and not cancelled will be settled at S.P. in the re-run race. When a dog is withdrawn, all bets struck at board price prior to withdrawal, and not cancelled, will be settled at starting price.
7) Trap Challenge
We offer prices on which trap will win the most races at selected meetings. Trap Challenge bets are unaffected by reserves, vacant traps, void races or abandoned meetings (once the meeting has started). If a race finishes as a dead heat, each trap is awarded a win each; likewise if there is a three-way dead heat, each trap will receive a win each. In the event of a meeting not starting, all bets are void. If two or more traps record the same number of wins, dead heat rules apply. In the event of a meeting/meetings being abandoned that are part of a Combined Trap Challenge, all bets will be settled on the result of the races that have taken place at the remaining meetings and any races that have been run at the meeting where part of the card has been cancelled/abandoned.
Multi-meeting trap challenge bets will be void if only one meeting took place in that challenge, as prices for that meeting already exist. This bet is available win only. Multiple bets are accepted as long as the bet is not related. If a related bet is accepted in error, it will be settled by dividing the stake unit equally where the results clash. A Trap Challenge at a BAGS meeting will be settled on the results of the BAGS races only. Any additional races at the meeting will not be included in this bet, unless specifically advertised.
If a greyhound is withdrawn from a race, bets placed prior to the withdrawal at Early/Show prices will be settled at S.P.
1) Odds v Evens
Betting is offered for either an Odd numbered Trap (1, 3, 5) or an Even numbered Trap (2, 4, 6) to win a nominated race. In the event of a withdrawn trap all bets will be void on this market, unless the NR had been declared prior to the opening show. Dead Heat rules apply.
2) To Finish Last
Betting is offered to nominate a selection to finish a nominated race in Last place. All bets on this market will be settled on the official result of the race. In the event of any dog(s) not completing the course all bets on this market will be settled on the last selection that completes the course. Dead Heat Rules apply
3) Name The Winning Distance
Distance betting is offered on all Bags/Begs races covered during ROI shop opening hours. This market is determined by the Official Winning Distance, between the 1st and 2nd placed dogs, in each race. 3 betting options are offered i.e. Under, Over or Exactly a predetermined distance. (Please note that there may be a time delay in the settlement of this market)
4) Horses And Hounds
Horses and hounds are offered on a daily basis and consist of across the card doubles involving a greyhound and horse. Should there be a non-runner or withdrawn selection in either of the races involved with a price of 10/1 or less the bet will revert to a SP double. Should one of the selections be withdrawn the bet will revert to a SP single on the other selection. Prices are not guaranteed on this product but there is an enhancement built in at time of acceptance.