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UK & Irish Racing Rules: Betting Without

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Predict the result of a given race excluding a named horse. The finishing position of the named horse will be ignored for bets placed on this market. For example, a bet placed on Kingston Hill without Australia will win if Kingston Hill wins the race and, if Kingston Hill finishes second to Australia. The bet will have lost in all other circumstances.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. If the selected horse finishes in a dead heat of two for first place, the stake will be divided equally by the number of horses involved in that dead heat. Example: if a £10 bet is placed on a horse priced at 3/1 that is involved in a dead heat of two, the stake will be divided equally across first and second place and will return £20.
  4. If the selected horse is withdrawn from the race before coming under starter’s orders, bets placed on that horse will be void.
    • If the selected horse is withdrawn from a race after coming under starter’s orders, bets placed on that horse at will have lost as the horse will be deemed to have been a participant in the race.
    • If any other horse is withdrawn from the race before coming under starter’s orders, bets placed on this market may be subject to a Rule 4 deduction.
    • If the excluded horse is withdrawn, bets placed on this market will be settled as an SP win single on the horse selected.
  5. If a race is abandoned, declared void or has only one runner (also known as a walk-over), bets placed on horses in that race will be void.
    • 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.
  6. If a race has no finishers, or if only the favourite finishes, bets placed on horses in that race will be void.
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