If you place a bet on a horse or greyhound which does not run, the following occurs:
For all day-of race bets and any bets stipulated as being ‘Non-Runner Money Back’, your bet is void and your stake will be refunded.
For ante-post bets, non-runners are settled as losers.
In single bets, your stake will be returned to you. For multiple bets, the bet will continue with the remaining selections.
If a horse is withdrawn before coming under Starters Orders, and after a course market has been formed, then a rule 4 deduction may apply.
For decimal win only and place only markets a Rule 4 deduction will not apply. Instead, a Non-Runner Adjustment (NRA) will be made.
Forecast bets with a non-runner
If a horse becomes a non-runner, forecast bets involving that horse will be settled as a ‘win single’ on the other runner.
In a combination forecast, where a horse or greyhound becomes a non-runner, the total stake of the bet will be divided equally between the possible forecast combinations. This uses the remaining selections and forecasts, including the non-runner, and turns them into singles.
For example, £1 CFC on horses A, B and C, where C becomes a non-runner. The bet then reverts to a £1 RFC on horses A and B plus a £2 win on each of horses A and B.
Tricast bets with a non-runner
If one of the horses selected in a tricast becomes a non-runner then the bet becomes a forecast on the remaining two selections.
If two of the selected horses become non-runners then the bet will be settled as a single on the remaining selection.
Non-runners in Tote bets
If your selection is a non-runner in a Tote single bet it will become void and refunded.
If you have a non-runner in a Jackpot, Scoop 6, Placepot or Quadpot bet then the selection will go onto the unnamed favourite. If 2 or more horses are joint favourites, then the selection will be the one with the lowest racecard number.
Non-runners in an exacta or trifecta will be void.
Any match bets involving a non-runner will be deemed void.
If we offer an enhanced multiple price and one of the selections becomes a non-runner, the bet will be settled on the remaining selections at the starting prices.
The same terms as above apply to bets placed on Greyhound racing. For clarity, betting on a named greyhound that becomes a non-runner will be deemed void. Betting on a trap number which is replaced by a reserve will be settled on the reserve dog.