Horse Racing General rules Horse racing data is licensed from the British Horse Racing Authority. Bets on racing are automatically settled on the double result basis, unless otherwise stated or as detailed in the double result section below. Ante-post bets (including non runner no bet) are settled at the price and place terms applicable at the time of acceptance. 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. Should a wrong price or place term be given in error, we reserve the right to settle the bet according to the correct price/place terms available at the time of the bet. When a result is amended after the official result (i.e. the weigh-in), such as a result of a successful appeal, the amendment will be ignored for settlement purposes. We cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions in respect of accuracy in publishing or issuing of prices or information, despite every effort being made to ensure total accuracy. We reserve the right to correct these errors. International racing In the event of the local stewards declaring a horse is running for purse money only, bets will be made void on that selection. Dividends on forecast and tricast bets are settled at industry prices as will bets placed at SP. Coupled runners are de-coupled for fixed odds betting purposes and are priced and settled individually. Acceptance of bets and settlement If no official starting price (SP) or industry off-course starting price is returned, your bet will be settled at the last price displayed on the website for each runner at the off time. All bets will be made void in the following circumstances: If a race is cancelled or abandoned. The terms/conditions of the race change (as detailed under Tattersalls Rules in the racing glossary), such as the venue and/or surface. Any bets placed after the change of race conditions are announced will stand. If the race is officially declared a ‘walkover’ or ‘void’. If a race is postponed but takes place at the same venue later on the planned day, all bets on that race will stand. If the selected horse is withdrawn from a race after coming under starter’s orders, bets placed on that horse will have lost as it will be deemed to have been a losing participant in the race. Any reserves listed in UK or Irish races will be listed for betting for the purposes of quoting an early price, before it is clear whether the reserve will take part. Once reserves have been declared to run or not, a new runners list (book) will be formed until the first show from the course. Ante-post For many major races you can place your bet well in advance of the day. In the case of the Classics or big National Hunt races, such as the Grand National, this could be a year or more before the race takes place. The price of the horse you bet on is usually bigger than you would expect to see on the day as it reflects the fact the horse is not guaranteed to line up in the race. Betting under ante-post rules means your bet will be a loser if your horse doesn’t run, except where specifically stated otherwise (non-runner no bet). Ante-post bets are losers if a selection does not take part in the race, but no Rule 4 deduction is made from winning ante-post bets with the possible exception of the circumstances below: Stewards or racing authorities have the option of reducing the numbers in a race for the safety of horses and jockeys if, at the final declaration stage, too many have been left in. Ante-post bets on horses compulsorily withdrawn will be void and stakes returned. Bookmakers in these circumstances are authorised to make appropriate deductions from winning bets on the race, depending on the price(s) of the withdrawn horse(s) at the time of withdrawal in accordance with Rule 4 deductions. On the odds available on the day for horses, Rule 4 deductions may also apply. Ante-post bets are settled at the price and place terms displayed to you at the time of bet acceptance, but we reserve the right to amend any incorrect prices or place terms given in error. Unnamed favourites Bets are accepted on the unnamed favourite and/or second unnamed favourite (SP only). This is the runner returned at the shortest starting price, or in the case of the second unnamed favourite, the second shortest starting price. If two or more runners are returned at the shortest starting price, the stake is equally divided across the number of favourites returned (which will also incorporate second favourite bets). Unnamed favourites may not be included in forecast/tricast bets or any each-way bets. Best odds guaranteed Take the price — including early prices and board prices on single and multiple bets — and if the SP returns greater than that listed when you placed your bet, your bet will be settled at the higher price. Best odds guaranteed is available from 10AM on the day for all UK and Irish horse races in the standard race winner market only. Maximum enhancement from best odds guaranteed is £50,000 per customer per day. We reserve the right to withdraw this guarantee at any time and to apply exemptions to selected customers or bet types. The offer does not include ante-post bets, betting in running or any derived market. In the event a Rule 4 deduction applies, we would settle at the larger odds after the deduction has been made. For example, if you were to have a bet at an early price of 5/2 which was subject to a 30p in the £1 Rule 4 deduction and the horse returned at a SP of 2/1 with no Rule 4 deduction, we would pay out on the SP. This is due to the SP paying out more than the original price because the Rule 4 doesn’t apply to the SP. Double result concession Concession only applies to bets placed on UK & IRE racing. Double result means you get paid as a winner if your horse finishes 'first past the post'. However, should your horse be awarded the race or promoted to a place as a result of a stewards' inquiry or objection announced before the weigh in, we will also pay you. All bets placed on UK and Irish horse racing will be settled on first past the post AND the official result (the weighed In result). The rules will be applied so that the settlement is always in favour of the customer. Double result concession does not apply in the following circumstances: Aintree Grand National Any race held outside of UK and Ireland Any Uk or Irish race that does not return an SP Horses who take the wrong course Horses who carry the incorrect weight or fail to weigh-in Ante-post bets Forecast/tricast bets Void races Incorrect result announced Any other derived markets Win and each-way singles Win single bets are available on all horse races. Each-way bets (a bet on a horse achieving either the win or a place where 50% of the total stake is on the win and 50% on the place) are offered for the majority of horse races. The each-way terms available are governed by the number of runners and type of race and, unless otherwise stated at the time you place your bet, are as follows: Handicaps with 16 or more runners: 1/4 odds first four places. Handicaps with 12 to 15 runners: 1/4 odds first three places. All races of eight or more runners: 1/5 odds first three places. All races of five, six or seven runners: 1/4 odds first two places. In races that get reduced to fewer than five runners, the place stake of an each-way bet will go on to the win stake because the place terms of the race will be reduced to win only. Please note that non-runners following the placement of your bet can affect the place terms. For each-way bets, if an insufficient number of horses finish the race to fulfil the advertised place terms, bets will be settled only on the horses that actually finish the race. Bets placed on horses that do not finish the race will have lost. Withdrawals/non-runners (Rule 4) Where a horse is withdrawn, or adjudged not to have started, and is therefore officially declared a non-runner, bets on that selection will be void (ante-post bets are the exception to this). Bets on the remaining runners in that race may be subject to a deduction based on what are known as Tattersalls Rules. The amount of the deduction will be determined by the non-runner’s price as quoted by us at the time the horse is declared a non-runner. Bets on horses in subsequent markets on the same race 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. The Tattersalls Rules state that the following formula will be applied to the price at the time of withdrawal to calculate the amount deducted in each £1 from winnings: Price Deduction from winnings 1/9 90p in the £1 2/11 to 2/17 85p in the £1 1/4 to 1/5 80p in the £1 3/10 to 2/7 75p in the £1 2/5 to 1/3 70p in the £1 8/15 to 4/9 65p in the £1 8/13 to 4/7 60p in the £1 4/5 to 4/6 55p in the £1 20/21 to 5/6 50p in the £1 Evens to 6/5 45p in the £1 5/4 to 6/4 40p in the £1 13/8 to 7/4 35p in the £11 15/8 to 9/4 30p in the £1 5/2 to 3/1 25p in the £1 10/3 to 4/1 20p in the £1 9/2 to 11/2 15p in the £1 6/1 to 9/1 10p in the £1 10/1 to 14/1 5p in the £1 14/1 No deduction If there are two or more withdrawals in one event, the total deduction shall not exceed 90p in the £1. Example: Early prices are available at 7am. First non-runner declared at 10am. Bookmaker applies Rule 4 deduction at 10.05am. Winning bets on prices taken between 7am to 10.05am will be deducted according to the non-runner's last available odds. Second non-runner then declared at 11.30am. Bookmaker applies second Rule 4 deduction at 11.35am. Winning bets on prices taken between 10.06am to 11.35am will be subject to the second Rule 4 deduction. Winning bets on prices taken between 7am to 10.05am will also be subject to the second deduction but the sum of the deduction will not exceed 90p. Reserves Some races contain reserves, who may or may not be priced in our early prices. Provided they start the race, the finishing position of any of these reserves will count regardless of whether they are priced or not prior to the race commencing. If a reserve horse is offered with an early price and subsequently becomes a non-runner, the normal Rule 4 deduction will be applied to all bets struck prior to the confirmation of the non-runner as a result of the withdrawal. No finishers Bets are accepted on all races where two or more runners start. In any race where no horse completes the race correctly, all bets will be void. Dead heats When a dead heat occurs for first place, the stake money on the winning selection will be divided by the number of winners, with full odds paid at the reduced stake. The remainder of the stake is lost. Where an each-way bet involves a dead heat winner, the win part of the bet will be settled as above and the place part will be settled in full, in accordance with the relevant place terms. Should the dead heat involve placed selections and results in more than the allocated number of places, the stakes will be divided as before and settled to the full place terms. Multiple bets The win and place element of each-way multiple bets are settled separately (that is, win-to-win and place-to-place). Forecast betting Predict which horses will finish first and second in the correct order for a particular race. You can place bets as straight forecasts or reversed forecasts. A straight forecast is a bet where two horses are named to come first and second in the correct order for a particular race. In a reversed forecast, the two horses are named to come first and second in either order for a particular race. Straight and reversed forecasts are available provided three or more horses run in the race you wish to bet on. If one of the selections becomes a non-runner in a forecast bet, the total stake will be placed on the other remaining selection as a win single bet at SP. Example:If you had a Forecast on horse 1 to beat horse 2, and 2 becomes a non-runner, the bet will be a win single on horse 1. In races where a horse finishes alone and no forecast dividend is returned then all forecast bets nominating that horse to finish first will be settled as a Win single at SP on the winning horse. All other forecast bets in the race are lost. In a combination Forecast, where a selection becomes a non-runner, the total stake of the bet will be divided equally between the possible forecast combinations, using the remaining selections and the forecasts, including the non-runner, becoming singles. Example 2:A combination forecast (6 bets) horse 1, horse 2, horse 3, where hose 3 is a non-runner, will be settled as: 1,3 -> single on horse 1 1,2 -> bet stands 2,1 -> bet stands 2,3 -> single on horse 2 3,1 -> single on horse 1 3,2 -> single on horse 2 In the event of a dead heat, separate dividends will be declared for all the horses involved in the dead heat and forecast. We do not accept selecting an unnamed favourite in forecast bets. Forecast bets are accepted on races where three or more horses actually run. Tricast betting Predict which horses will finish first, second and third in the correct order for a particular race. We accept horse racing tricast bets on selected races only and all tricast bets are settled in accordance with the official industry computer returns, except in the event that: (a) If a tricast bet is accepted on a race where no tricast dividend is declared, it will be settled as a straight forecast on the selections nominated to finish first and second, with the selection nominated to finish third ignored. Combination tricast bets will be settled as a combination straight forecast (that is, covering first and second places in any order) with your total stake proportioned accordingly. (b) If one non-runner is selected, the tricast will be settled as a straight forecast on the remaining two selections. If one non-runner is selected in a combination tricast, the bet will be settled as a reverse forecast on the other two selections. Example: If you had a tricast on horse 1, horse 2, horse 3, where horse 2 is a non-runner, the bet will be settled as a forecast on horse 1 to beat horse 3. Example 2:In a Combination tricast on horse 1, horse 2, horse 3, where horse 3 is a non-runner, the bet will be settled as follows: 1,2,3, -> bet stands as a 1,2 forecast 1,3,2 -> bet stands as a 1,2 forecast 2,1,3 -> bet stands as a 2,1 forecast 2,3,1 -> bet stands as a 2,1 forecast 3,1,2 -> bet stands as a 1,2 forecast 3,2,1 -> bet stands as a 2,1 forecast In the event of two or more horses dead-heating for first, second or third place then separate dividends will be declared and paid to each qualifying tricast. In fixed price tricasts the full odds will be paid with the stake being split according to the number of horses which dead-heat. (c) If two non-runners are selected in a tricast, the bet will be settled as an SP win single on the remaining runner. (d) If fewer than three runners finish the race, a tricast return is declared based on those runners that finish with the field. We do not accept selecting an unnamed favourite in tricast bets. Tricast bets are available on handicap races where eight or more runners are declared prior to the off, and where at least six runners actually run. Betting without Predict the result of a given race excluding the nominated horse(s). The finishing position of the nominated horse(s) will be ignored for bets placed on this market. For example, a bet placed on Cue Card without Don Cossack (the favourite) will win if either Cue Card wins the race or finishes second to Don Cossack. The bet will have lost in all other circumstances. In markets where we offer betting without a nominated selection/s, the place terms will be based on the remaining number of runners excluding the nominated selection/s. Any Rule 4 deductions will still apply and will 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 two or fewer runners start the race, bets will be void. Dead heat rules apply. Place only betting Predict a horse to finish in one of the designated places. In the event of a horse being withdrawn, not under starter’s orders, stakes on that selection will be refunded. Bets for the remaining horses in the race will be subject to a deduction in accordance with the Rule 4 deductions table below, based on the price in the place only market of the withdrawn horse(s) at the time of withdrawal. Price at time of withdrawal Number of places offered Fractional Place 2 Place 3 Place 4 1/18 or shorter 50p in the £1 35p in the £1 25p in the £1 1/9 to 1/16 45p in the £1 30p in the £1 25p in the £1 2/11 to 2/17 45p in the £1 30p in the £1 20p in the £1 1/4 to 1/5 40p in the £1 30p in the £1 20p in the £1 3/10 to 2/7 40p in the £1 25p in the £1 20p in the £1 2/5 to 1/3 35p in the £1 25p in the £1 20p in the £1 8/15 to 4/9 35p in the £1 25p in the £1 20p in the £1 8/13 to 4/7 30p in the £1 20p in the £1 15p in the £1 4/5 to 4/6 30p in the £1 20p in the £1 15p in the £1 20/21 to 5/6 25p in the £1 20p in the £1 15p in the £1 Evs to 6/5 25p in the £1 15p in the £1 10p in the £1 5/4 to 6/4 20p in the £1 15p in the £1 10p in the £1 13/8 to 7/4 20p in the £1 15p in the £1 10p in the £1 13/8 to 7/4 15p in the £1 15p in the £1 10p in the £1 15/8 to 9/4 15p in the £1 10p in the £1 10p in the £1 5/2 to 3/1 15p in the £1 10p in the £1 No deduction 10/3 to 4/1 15p in the £1 10p in the £1 No deduction 9/2 and above No deduction If two or more horses are withdrawn, the total deduction will not exceed 90p in the £1. In the event of non-runners, the number of places paid will remain the same, unless the number of runners in the race is equal to or less than the number of places paid, in which case all bets will be void. Dead heat rules apply. Match betting Predict which of two named runners will finish ahead of the other in a race. Dead heat rules apply. unless a tie price is made available when you placed your bet (for example, for a handicap match bet). One of the two selections in any match bet must complete the course for the bets to stand, otherwise match bets are void. Both selections must start for bets to stand, otherwise Match Bets are void. Horse Racing Specials and Boosts In cases of non-runners for Special win and/or place multiples, bets will be voided. Jockey/Trainer & Winning Distance Specials/Boosts will be paid out in full regardless of non-runners. Bets settled on first past the post basis. i.e. Double result does not apply. Place accumulators consist of a price on all the SP Favourites to be placed at a meeting. Place-pot rules apply to this market, in the event of joint or co- favourites, the horse with the lowest racecard number will be deemed the winner. Dead heats count in full for this market. Winning distances will be settled from the official result source, for UK & Irish racing –www.sportinglife.com or www.racingpost.com. For US Horse racing distances will be settled from www.equibase.com. Ante post price boosts/specials will be settled according to our ante post racing rules unless stated otherwise. All racing specials/boosts will be settled on basis of standard each way terms. Glossary Term Description Accumulator bets means each bet placed by you using your account and accepted by us via our app/website. The term ‘betting’ shall be construed accordingly. Bets means each bet placed by you using your account and accepted by us via our app/website. The term ‘betting’ shall be construed accordingly. Dead heat heat means an equal tie between two or more participants in a specified sporting event (most commonly horse or greyhound racing, but also possible in other betting markets such as athletics and golf). Multiple bets means where you place two or more bets simultaneously via your account. These bets may be either single bets, accumulator bets, combinations of both or a system bet. Odds means the numerical expression (either decimal or fractional) which determines the winnings payable to you if your bet is successful. A bet is placed at certain odds based on the probability of a sports event occurring and other factors. Related contigency means an outcome of a sports event likely to have a direct impact on the outcome of another related one. Rule 4 Deduction means the amount deducted from any winnings you are due from a successful bet on a multiple competitor event, where one or more withdrawals of other competitors occurs following our acceptance of your bet. Settle means an individual bet placed on one outcome in accordance with the relevant sport rules. Stake means the money you use to place a bet via your account. Void means where a benefit or action of your account is made null and void by us. This includes but is not limited to when a bet is cancelled following acceptance, where winnings are cancelled following settlement, or where a reward or bonus is cancelled at any time, in all such circumstances for any valid reason as specifically set out in any game terms or the sport rules. Website means the website operated and controlled by or on behalf of us and located at the principle URL www.livescorebet.com. It includes all versions for desktop, any mobile or device and any related mobile or device applications of such website branded ‘Livescore Bet’ Winnings means the amount of money credited to your account when your bet or wager wins and is settled in your favour. Related articles How do I verify my account? MMA Football Betting Rules Best odds guaranteed What's a handicap bet?