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Horse racing bets are automatically settled on a Double Result basis unless otherwise stated or as detailed in the ‘Double Result’ section. Ante-post bets are settled according to the Rules of Racing unless otherwise advertised. Where a result is amended after the weigh-in, for example as a result of a successful appeal, the amendment will be ignored for settlement purposes. The advertised times of races, the runners, returns and results as published in The Racing Post, or the national press will govern settlement of all bets, excepting errors and omissions. Unless otherwise provided for in these rules, all bets will be settled at Starting Price, with the place part of each-way bets settled as per place terms set out in these rules and on display in our offices.

For overseas racing please refer to Overseas Racing section. In the event of a walk-over named or unnamed selections will be void and treated as non-runners for settlement purposes. Queries regarding errors should be made within 14 days of settlement of the bet.

An each way bet consists of one bet to win on the selection and one bet to place on the selection in accordance with the place terms for the event.

In single and accumulative bets on horse and greyhound racing place terms will be determined by the actual number of runners that run in the race. In any race of fewer than five starters, all place money goes onto win. With the exception of Ante-Post bets, the below each-way terms for horse and greyhound racing events are settled on the actual number of runners which are deemed to have run in the race and not the number of initial 'declared runners'.

Handicaps of more than 16 runners - 1/4 odds 1-2-3-4. Handicaps of 12-15 runners - 1/4 odds 1-2-3. All other races of more than 8 runners - 1/5 odds 1-2-3 All races of 5-7 runners - 1/4 odds 1-2 All races of less than 5 runners - Place money goes on to win. Please note that win only betting may only be available on selected races. The place terms displayed on our website supercede these rules. Place bets are not accepted unless at least an equal amount is invested to win. Any place money inadvertently accepted in excess of the win stake will be void. However on occasion place only betting maybe advertised for selected events and any bets placed will be valid. For the purpose of settlement each way accumulative bets are settled win-to-win and place-to-place.

In a DEAD HEAT the stake money on a selection is divided by the number of runners involved in the dead heat. The full odds are then paid to the divided stake with the remainder of the stake money being lost.

When a selection is made void or does not run, then in single bets the stake will be returned. In accumulative bets the stake will run on to the remaining selection(s) with a double becoming a single and so on up. Forecasts & Tricasts: Forecasts: Forecast bets are accepted on all Horse and Greyhound races, in the UK and Ireland, which have 3 or more runners. Forecast bets are settled from the returns declared by the CSF or BAGS/BEGS F/C. Forecast bets are void when: One of the selections does not run. Less than 3 runners take part in the event. One of the selections is the Unnamed Favourite. Tricasts: Horse and Greyhound (BAGS/BEGS) Tricasts are only accepted on races for which a Computer Tricast dividend is declared. Tricasts will be settled in accordance with this official computerised return. Should a tricast include a non-runner, the total stake will be settled as a computerised straight forecast on the remaining two selections in the order they appear on the betslip. In the case of combination tricasts, the total stake will be settled as a reversed straight forecast on the remaining two selections. Should a tricast include two non-runnners, the stake will be void.

Related Contingencies
Multiple bets are not accepted where the outcome of one event contributes wholly or partly to the outcome of the other. If taken in error the stakes will be equally divided where they clash. For example: €20/£20 double Chelsea to win the FA Cup Semi-final 1-0 @7/1 and Chelsea to qualify for the final @4/6 is settled as 2x €10/£10 singles. However where the related parts of the bet are resolved at different times the bet will be settled as instructed, with the price for the second or subsequent legs being determined at each individual stage. For example: A €20/£20 double Chelsea to win the semi-final of the FA Cup and Chelsea to win the FA Cup outright is settled as instructed with the price for Chelsea to win the FA Cup outright being the next price on offer by Paddy Power after the semi-final has been concluded. Should Chelsea lose either the semi-final or final then the bet is a loser.



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