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Ante post bets (rule 15)

(1)

With the exception of starting price bets, should any selection not run for any reason other than the abandonment of the race itself:

(a) an ante post bet shall be lost and the customer shall forfeit his stake; and

(b) ante post bets struck on other horses/contestants in the race concerned shall not be subject to any adjustment in betting odds.

(2)

Where a race is abandoned, all ante post selections that are still live or undetermined involving the race concerned, shall become void.

(3)

Should a selected horse/contestant in any leg of a multiple event bet be scratched, withdrawn or not accepted prior to the bet becoming void or being won, the bet shall be regarded as lost, notwithstanding the fact that any included race is abandoned.

Displaying of odds (rule 16)

(1)

A bookmaker laying ante post bets shall display the prices on the betting display indicator, whether on the physical bookmaker premises or an Internet Website, and indicate a price against the name of each and every horse/contestant in the race.

(2)

In all races on which a bookmaker is laying bets a price shall be shown against each and every horse not officially scratched.

(3)

Doubtful starters must be indicated as such.

Betting "with a run" (rule 17)

(1)

Where a single bet is made "with a run” and the selected horse/contestant is scratched the bet shall become void.

(2)

All bets struck "with a run” on the remaining horses/contestants in a race where one or more horses/contestants have been scratched, shall be subject to the deductions detailed in rule 18.

(3)

Where a deduction applies to remaining runners in any event of a multiple event bet "with a run”, the relevant deduction in terms of rule 18 shall be applied to the runner/contestants of the event where the scratching occurred, and the entire bet recalculated in respect of the event from which the horse was scratched.

(4)

Any bets "with a run” struck after the official announcement of the withdrawal of one or more horses/contestants shall not be subject to any deduction, unless there is a further withdrawal or withdrawals.

(5)

Where a race is abandoned, all selections "with a run” on the race concerned shall become void.

(6)

In starting price multiple bets "with a run”, winnings on winning bets shall be calculated and paid at the official starting prices, subject to the provisions of rule 22.

Deductions (rule 18)

(1)

Where a horse/contestant is withdrawn before or after coming under starter’s orders, all fixed odds bets on that horse/contestant shall be void, and all bets struck as fixed odds on the remaining horses/contestants on the day of the race or "with a run” shall be subject to deduction calculated in accordance with the following table-

ODDS OF WITHDRAWN HORSE OR CONTESTANT
DEDUCTIONS
25/1 and bigger
No deduction
13/1 to 20/1
5%
9/1 to 12/1
10%
6/1 to 8/1
15%
4/1 to 11/2
20%
3/1 to 7/2
25%
22/10 to 28/10
30%
16/10 to 2/1
35%
13/10 to 15/10
40%
11/10 to 12/10
45%
1/1
50%
8/10 to 9/10
55%
6/10 to 7/10
60%
5/10
65%
4/10
70%
1/3 and shorter
80%

Note: Any prices that fall between two ranges will default to the lower deduction percentage.

(2)

Any bets struck "with a run” after the official announcement of the withdrawal of one of or more horses/contestants shall not be subject to any adjustment unless there are further withdrawals.

(3)

Should two horses/contestants be withdrawn simultaneously and both are subject to a deduction on any winning bets, the deduction s shall be applied separately and not simultaneously.

(4)

Deductions shall not apply to starting price bets, unless a late withdrawal(s) occurs.

Postponed races (rule 19)

Where a race advertised to be run on a certain date is postponed to any future date-

(1)

all ante post bets on such race shall stand;

(2)

within 48 hours after the original advertised date at the same venue, all bets "with a run” shall stand;

(3)

more than 48 hours after its initial scheduling, the race shall be deemed to have been abandoned for betting purposes, and bets "with a run” shall be treated as described in rule 17.

Change of venue or track (rule 20)

Where the venue of a race or track is changed from that originally advertised, the race shall be deemed to have been abandoned and such bets shall be treated as described in rule 19 mutatis mutandis.

Dead heats (rule 21)

(1)

In the case of a dead heat in a match race the bet shall be void, unless odds were offered on the outcome being a dead heat.

(2)

In the case of a two horses/contestants dead heat in races other than "match races”, and also in winning multiple event bets where one race results in a dead heat, the customer shall lose half of the amount staked and the entire bet is then recalculated as a result of the event where the dead heat occurred.

(3)

In winning multiple events bets where two races result in dead heats, the customer shall win the odds to one quarter of the stake and lose the other three quarters, and so on for further dead heats.

(4)

Notwithstanding the provisions of rule 21(2), in the case of a three horse/contestant dead heat in a multiple event bets, where one race/event results in a triple dead heat, the customer shall lose two thirds of the odds in the event where the dead heat occurs and lose two thirds of the stake and the entire bet is recalculated as a result of the event where the dead heat occurred.

Starting prices and tote odds (rule 22)

(1)

In starting price bets, the starting price shall be the last official fixed price disseminated either from the race track or recognised dissemination facility, as displayed on the betting board indicator at the start of the event.

(2)

In the event of a late withdrawal where no new betting is displayed before the start of a race, the starting price shall be the last price displayed, subject to the adjustment reflected in the deduction table in rule 18.

(3)

Unless otherwise stipulated in the form of limits, any place betting at tote odds shall be settled in accordance with tote dividends. The bookmaker can however pay more than the official tote dividend, subject to this being agreed to at the time the bet is struck.

(4)

In starting price bets and open bets, any limits to actual dividends, odds and payouts which apply, shall be prominently displayed and be made available at all times by the bookmaker.

Open bets (rule 23)

The following shall apply to "open bets”-

(1)

all open bets offered by a bookmaker shall be subject to limits as determined by the bookmaker if any;

(2)

the limits and conditions applicable to any bet type must be clearly displayed on the notice board, website or other relevant media of the bookmaker concerned.

Place betting at fixed odds (rule 24)

The following shall apply to place betting at fixed odds:

(1)

in races of 4-7 carded runners the 1st and 2nd place will be payable;

(2)

in races of 8-13 carded runners the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be payable;

(3)

in races of 14 or more carded runners the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places will be payable;

(4)

all place bets are subject to the rules relating scratching, deductions and dead heats;

(5)

a bookmaker laying place bets shall display his prices on the betting display indicator or his notice board.

Races re-run (rule 25)

In the event of any race being ordered to be re-run-

(1)

"starting price” bets shall be calculated and paid at the current price at the time the race is finally run;

(2)

"with a run” bets on any horse/contestant, which started on the first occasion and which were subsequently scratched, that bet shall be void and the deductions in terms of rule 18 shall apply; and

(3)

all place bets are subject to the rules relating scratching, deductions and dead heats;

(4)

"ante-post” bets shall stand.