Game Rules

1. Product Offering

At Betsafe.com you can bet on a vast array of horse and greyhound races from all over the world.

Separate from the distinction of horse and greyhound racing we can further break down the main types of horse racing into two different categories: Gallop Racing and Trotting.

Gallop

Gallop racing is broken down into two separate race types, flat and jump racing.
Flat racing is typically over a shorter distance than jump racing and the horses will not have to overcome any obstacles.

Jump racing in the UK has a wide variety of race types such as national hunt, hurdles, chases and steeplechases. The runners will have to overcome a number of obstacles, which will either be hurdles or fences.

A race over fences will be known as a chase, or steeplechase.

Trotting

Trotting races are entirely different. The person that is controlling the horse is called the driver as in most of the races they do not sit on the horse's back. Instead, they are pulled-along in a two-wheeled cart which is known as a sulky. Only in very few Trot races, so called monte races, the horse is ridden by a jockey.

The horse is required to travel at a specific gait. Any runner that breaks into a full gallop will be disqualified from the race. Trotting races are slower than Gallop fixtures. Track-position is key and the races are very tactical.

2. Betting Odds

A major difference between horse betting compared to sports betting are the different kinds of odds available. While sports betting usually allows you to place a fixed-odds bet, in horse and greyhound betting there are different kind of odds offered depending on the event country and race type.

Fixed-Odds

Fixed-odds are prices being offered by Betsafe on selected races and for special bets. Once the bet has been accepted, you are guaranteed to get that price - even if the odds offered shorten after the bet has been made. Rule 4 deductions can still take place, if any horses are subsequently declared to be non-runners.

Starting Prices

For fixtures taking place in the UK, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates the Starting Price (SP) represents the odds prevailing on a horse in the on-course fixed-odds betting market at the time a race begins. When you make a SP bet, you will not know the odds you are getting. The odds will not be known until the fixture is underway. Any odds that are shown in the SP column, on our race cards, are only a guide to the likely SP based on the current market.

We may refer to Starting Prices in races run in other countries than the one's mentioned above. In such cases the Tote Odds are deemed to be the SP.

Please refer to the Industry SP section for detailed information.

Tote Odds

Tote betting refers to wagers that are forwarded by Betsafe into a Totalisator pool, also known as Parimutuel Betting. It is a betting system in which all bets of a particular type are placed together in a pool; when the pool is closed taxes and the "house-take" are removed and the payoff odds are calculated by sharing the pool among all winning bets.

Similarly, to SP betting, you will not know the odds you are getting when placing a Tote bet. The odds will not be known until the fixture is underway. Any odds that are shown in the Tote column, on our race cards, are only a guide to the likely Tote odds based on the current market.

Please refer to the Tote Betting section for detailed information on the Tote Pools that are offered via Betsafe.

3. Markets

Ante Post

Ante-Post prices are offered prior to the race becoming classed as 'Day-of-Race'. Ante Post markets are offered up to and including the day prior to the event. If, during the course of any Ante Post Entry/Forfeit or Declaration stage, odds are incorrectly left up on the website, these bets will be void.

Non-Runner No Bet (NRNB) markets are clearly marked as such when the stake will be refunded if your selection does not participate.

If your bet was placed on an Ante-post market when NRNB was not applied and your selection does not participate, this is settled as a losing bet.

Early Prices

Early Price markets are offered on most if not all UK, Irish, German, French and South African markets and is the term used for when fixed odds are available. For UK and Irish markets, the term 'Early Prices' can also be used to describe the odds before the show or board prices become available.

Day-of-Race

Day-of-Race markets are those offered at the time at which overnight declarations have been made. If there are any withdrawals, then Rule 4 will also apply.

Head-to-Head

Head-to-Head bets may be offered on certain races, with markets available for match-ups chosen by us. Fixed-odds will be on offer for either horse to finish the race ahead of the other one.

We will always try to match runners that we feel have a similar chance of winning the race. However, it is important to remember that your horse does not need to win the race for you to win your bet. Your horse only has to finish in front of the horse that it is matched with in the head-to-head market.

Should none of these runners finish the race or any of these runners become a non-runner, all bets on the according Head-to-Head market shall be voided and the stake money refunded.

Special Bets

We offer a number of Special Bets with fixed-odds and the rules of these markets may vary. For example, we might pose the question ‘Who will be the Top National Hunt Trainer in the forthcoming National Hunt season?’. We clearly define how the outcome will be reached and your bet would be based on our definition. We might choose ‘Total Prize-Money Won’, ‘Number of Races Won’, or something similar.

There are a number of specific Special Bets markets defined in more detail in our Betting Rules:
Favourites Index
Number of Wins
Trainer Champion/Jockey Champion
Winning Distances

3.1 Markets: Favourites Index

Favourites Index markets relate to the aggregate performance of Favourites over the course of a meeting, while a Favourite is defined as the runner of a race with the lowest Starting Price. In the case of two or more joint Favourites, the runner with the lowest program number will be deemed Favourite. In the event of no SP being returned for an event, the Favourite will be determined basing on the prices published in the Racing Post prior to the race.

The following points are awarded if a Favourite is placed on one of the first three places:

PositionPoints
1st place25 points
2nd place10 points
3rd place5 points

The official race results shall prevail.

In the event of a Dead Heat, the points awarded are determined by dividing the total points of the affected places by the number of affected places.

First Past the Post
1. If the result of a race is amended before the weigh-in, when the official result is declared, win single/multiple bets and the win part of each way single/multiple bets will be paid on both the official result and first past the post with the following exceptions: - The Grand National, ante post bets, forecast or tricast bets, void races, a selection taking the wrong course, a selection given as the winner in error by the judge, a selection carrying the wrong weight, a jockey failing to weigh-in, bets placed on a two runner race, special match bets, 'without the favourite' markets, match bets.

2. First past the post is applicable to win single/multiple bets and the win part of each way single/multiple bets only. It is not applicable to placed horses that are demoted.

3. Staking restrictions do not apply

If the meeting has three or more races abandoned or declared void, all bets will be void unless a winning market has already been established, in which case all bets stand. When only one or two races are abandoned or declared void, bets will be settled with 10 points being applied for each abandoned or void race. In the event of a walkover, bets will be settled with 10 points being applied to that race.

If the Favourite is withdrawn at the start of the race and no new market is formed, points will be awarded depending on the odds of the Favourite at the time of withdrawal:

OddsPoints
Evens or less15 points
Above Events to 9/210 points
Above 9/25 points

3.2 Markets: Number of Wins

For cases other than Trainer Champion and Jockey Champion markets, where the number of wins of a trainer or jockey ('Participant') matters, it is irrelevant whether the chosen Participant contests in fewer races relative to those known upon bet placement (i.e., non-runner, injury). Should the Participant fail to start in any race, the stakes shall be refunded. The same applies in case of cancellation of all the races.

Should the Participant have more starts/runners than known upon bet placement (e.g., replacement of another jockey), these additional starts shall not count and be treated as if he had not participated in such races.

3.3 Markets: Trainer Champion/Jockey Champion

If not stated elsewise in such market you are betting on the number of wins of a trainer/jockey in all flat races of a meeting ('Meeting Championship') or within one calendar year ('Annual Championship').

In case of a tie, the number of second places and, in case of a further tie, the number of third places shall be used. If not distinct result can be determined following these rules, the Dead Heat rules for fixed odds bets shall apply.

At the 'Annual Championship', only domestic races of the Category A shall be considered.

The official race results shall prevail. Should a trainer/jockey have no runners/starts for any reason, the bets placed on such selection will be lost and no stakes will be refunded.

3.4 Markets: Winning Distances

Winning Distances markets relate to the total winning margins (distance between first and second placed runners) of each race at a particular meeting. For races won by less than half a length, the following is awarded:

DistanceLengths
Nose0.05 lengths
Short Head0.1 lengths
Head0.2 lengths
Neck0.3 lengths


The maximum winning distance awarded for a National Hunt race is 30 lengths (including National Hunt Flat races). The maximum winning distance awarded for a flat race is 12 lengths. In the event of a walkover, the 5 lengths will be awarded for a Flat race and 12 lengths for a National Hunt race.

If a meeting has one or two races abandoned or declared void, then bets will be settled with a default distance used for each abandoned or void race: 2 lengths for a Flat race and 10 lengths for a National Hunt race. If more than two races are abandoned or void, then all bets will be void, unless a winning market has already been established.

Any runner subsequently disqualified for taking the wrong course or carrying an incorrect weight will be ignored when the winning distance is calculated. The winning distance in such a race will be settled on the officially declared distance between the first two horses past the post that have followed the correct course and carried the correct weight.

This only includes races on the regular card, it does not include charity races or any other race not run under the Rules of Racing.

4. Bet Categories

When placing a bet with Betsafe you can choose if you want to place your bet as Fixed-Odds, Starting Price or Tote Bet. Depending on the bet you are placing either all, two or only one of these options might be available. There are major differences between these three categories and we display them for you in the following overview:

Fixed-Odds Bet

Payout Odds

Fixed-Odds

Role of Betsafe

Bookmaker, any winnings are paid directly from us.

Markets

Early Prices
Day-of-Race
Head-to-Head
Special Bets
Ante-Post

Track Countries or Regions

All countries

Bet Types

Win, Place and Each-Way.

Multiples

Often possible.

Odds

Fixed in the moment the bet is accepted.
Rule 4 deductions can still take place.

Rule 4

Might apply in Early Prices and Day-of-Race markets if stated in the race card.

Number of Places and Place Odds

Place: Fixed and stated when placing the bet.
Each Way: Following the Each-Way Terms.
Special terms might apply when stated in the market.

Limits

Limits as per Terms & Conditions and winning limits apply.

Non-Runners

Stakes refunded only in markets with Rule 4 and in NRNB markets.

Coupled Runners

Do not apply

Dead Heats

Stake money is divided by the number of runners involved in the Dead Heat.



Industry SP

Payout Odds

Starting
Price

Tote
Odds

Role of Betsafe

Bookmaker, any winnings are paid directly from us.

Bookmaker, any winnings are paid directly from us.

Markets

Day-of-Race

Day-of-Race

Track Countries or Regions

United Kingdom, Ireland, United Arab Emirates

All countries not listed in the Starting Price column.

Bet Types

Win, Each-Way, Ita, Trita, Forecast, Tricast, Trio

Win, Place, Ita, Trita, Forecast, Tricast, Quinella, Swinger and Trio.

Multiples

Often possible.

Often possible.

Odds

Betting Shows are displayed in the race card.
Payouts base on Starting Prices determined after the start of the race.

Indicators for Win Odds might be shown in the race card.
Payouts base on final Tote odds determined after the start of the race.
Reserve odds might apply.

Rule 4

Rule 4 deductions can be made from the Starting Price when a horse is withdrawn just before the race and there is no time to create a new a market.

Does not apply.

Number of Places and Place Odds

Each-Way Terms

As defined in the Totalisator regulations.

Limits

Limits as per Terms & Conditions and winning limits apply.

Limits as per Terms & Conditions and winning limits apply.

Non-Runners

Stakes are refunded.

Stakes are usually refunded.
Special rules might apply for coupled runners and exotic bets.

Coupled Runners

Do not apply

France, Italy, Turkey and PMU Markets: Win bets
North and South America: All betting types

Dead Heats

Stake money is divided by the number of runners involved in the Dead Heat, unless the Totalisator already applied a special rule when determining the odds.



Tote Bet

Payout Odds

Tote
Odds

Role of Betsafe

Agent, forwarding your bet into a totalisator pool. Any winnings are taken from such pool.

Markets

Day-of-Race

Track Countries or Regions

Germany, Malta, North and South America

Bet Types

As offered at the Totalisator.

Multiples

As offered by the Totalisator (e.g. Pick bets).

Odds

Indicators for Win Odds might be shown in the race card.
Payouts base on final odds determined after the start of the race.

Rule 4

Does not apply.

Number of Places and Place Odds

As defined in the Totalisator regulations.

Limits

No Betsafe imposed limits apply.

Non-Runners

Stakes are usually refunded.
Special rules might apply for coupled runners and exotic bets.

Coupled Runners

USA: All betting types

Dead Heats

As defined in the Totalisator regulations.




4.1 Bet Categories: Fixed-Odds Betting

When you make a fixed-odds bet, you are making a wager at a fixed price that is being offered by us. Once the bet has been accepted, you are guaranteed to get that price - even if the odds offered shorten after the bet has been made.

Fixed-odds bets are offered on selected races only. Rule 4 deductions can still take place, if any of the horses are subsequently declared to be non-runners.

Each Way Terms

The standard Each Way Terms apply and are determined by the number of actual starters, and not by the number of the declared runners when the price is laid. For ante-post bets special place terms might apply when stated at the time of placing the bet.

Non-Runners

Should a runner become a non-runner, run "without bets", or is not eligible to run, all bets on such selection shall be deemed lost unless it is stated in the market that the Rule 4 applies.

Should a horse be withdrawn without coming under starters orders in an fixed-odds market where it is stated that the Rule 4 applies, stakes on that selection will be returned, with bets on other runners in the race being subject to a deduction in accordance with Tattersalls' Rule 4, based on the price of the non-runner at the time it is withdrawn. However, if the market has been re-formed because of an earlier non-runner, then the deduction for bets placed in the original market will be based on the latest fixed-odds offered for the non-runner in that market. If the Rule 4 is applied in markets where the withdrawal time of non-runners is not announced, the last published fixed-odds of the non-runner are used as base for the deduction.

Abandoned Races

For abandoned races, bets shall remain valid if the race was postponed and rescheduled within 48 hours (ante-post bets: 14 days) on the same track and the entries have not been re-opened. Otherwise, the bets shall be voided and the stake money refunded.

If no totalisator betting is offered or all tote bets are voided for technical reasons, fixed-odds bets shall retain their validity, provided that an official race result is determined.

Re-run Races

If the Rule 4 applies, in the event of a false start etc. resulting in a race being re-run, 'under orders' is negated and stakes will be refunded on horses taking no part in the re-run, with returns on the remaining runners subject to Tattersalls' Rule 4. Place terms are governed by the number of runners taking part in the re-run.

Change of conditions

If the general conditions for a race such as the racetrack, surface, or distance be changed by the operator, Betsafe shall be entitled to void any fixed-odds bets before the start of the race and refund the stake money.

Dead Heat

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.

Walkover

In the event of a walkover, a race involving only one runner, all fixed-odds bets shall be voided and the stake money refunded.

4.2 Bet Categories: Industry SP

Industry Starting Price betting refers to bets other than fixed-odds bets held by us at our own risk. Characteristic for SP bets is further that you will not know the odds you are getting in the moment you are placing such bet. They will not be known until the race is underway. Any odds other than fixed-odds that are shown on our race cards, are only a guide to the likely odds based on the current market.

UK, Ireland and United Arab Emirates

For fixtures taking place in the UK, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates the Starting Price (SP) represents the odds prevailing on a horse in the on-course fixed-odds betting market at the time a race begins. Betsafe is basing its payouts for these countries on the Starting Prices determined by the Satellite Information Services Ltd. (SIS) in the UK. If no SP is returned settlement of bets will be based on the final betting shows transmitted by SIS. Where no betting shows are transmitted bets will be settled at Tote odds.
Where a horse is withdrawn before coming under starter's orders, or is officially deemed by the starter to have taken no part in the race, and no new SP market has been formed, stakes will be returned on the withdrawn horse and winning bets will be subject to deductions in accordance with Tattersalls' Rule 4.

All other Countries

In all other countries, we will settle starting price bets on the final dividends published by the Totalisator. However, this does not mean that the money from your bet will be added to the Tote Pool. Your bet is made with Betsafe and any winnings are paid directly from us.

Mainland

Country

Race Type

Default Tote Operator

Alternative Tote Operators (when stated in the market)

Africa

All

All

Phumelela

America

Argentina

All

Host Track (Magna Entertainment)

PMU

America

Brazil

All

Host Track

America

USA

All

Host Track (Magna Entertainment)

America

Canada

All

Host Track (Magna Entertainment)

America

Chile

All

Host Track (Magna Entertainment)

PMU

America

Puerto Rico

All

Host Track

America

Uruguay

All

Host Track (Magna Entertainment)

PMU

Asia

Hong Kong

All

Host Track (Hong Kong Jockey Club)

Asia

India

All

Host Track

Asia

Japan

All

Host Track (Japan Racing Association)

Asia

Macau

All

Phumulela

Asia

Singapore

All

Phumulela

Host Track

Asia

Turkey

All

Host Track (Turkey Jockey Club)

Australia

Australia

All

Host Track (Tab)

Australia

New Zealand

All

Host Track (Tab)

Europe

Germany

All

Host Track (Sportech)

PMU

Europe

Austria

All

PMU

Europe

Belgium

All

PMU

Europe

Czech Republic

All

Host Track

Europe

Denmark

All

ATG

Europe

Finland

All

Host Track (fintoto)

ATG

Europe

France

All

PMU

PMH

Europe

Italy

All

Host track (hippoweb)

Europe

Netherlands

All

PMU

Europe

Norway

All

Host Track (Rikstoto)

ATG

Europe

Spain

All

Host Track

PMU

Europe

Sweden

All

ATG

Europe

Switzerland

All

Host Track

PMU


Please be aware that Betsafe might offer bookmaker betting for the same race basing on two or more Totalisators. This is for example the case for selected races run in Germany that are offered on the base of the Totalisator operated by the respective host track but also on the basis of a Totalisator operated by the French PMU. As mentioned above we will clearly state in the race card if a bookmaker market is based on any other Totalisator than the one defined in the list above.

4.3 Bet Categories: Tote Betting

Tote betting refers to wagers that are forwarded by Betsafe into a Totalisator pool, also known as Parimutuel Betting. It is a betting system in which all bets of a particular type are placed together in a pool; when the pool is closed taxes and the "house-take" are removed and the payoff odds are calculated by sharing the pool among all winning bets.

Similarly, to SP betting, you will not know the odds you are getting when placing a Tote bet. The odds will not be known until the fixture is underway. Any odds that are shown in the Tote column, on our race cards, are only a guide to the likely Tote odds based on the current market.

While Betsafe usually refers to the Tote Pool operated by the track hosting the race, on some occasions different Tote Pools might be operated for the same race. The following list shows the Tote Pools in that you can place your bets via Betsafe:



MainlandCountryRace TypeTote OperatorRegulations*
EuropeGermanyAllHost Track· Gallop: "Vorschriften für den Wettbetrieb" of the Direktorium für Vollblutzucht und Rennen e.V.
· Trot: "Vorschriften für den Wettbetrieb" of the TRS Trabsrennsport AG
EuropeMaltaAllHost Track
"MRC Totalisator General Regulations" of the Malta Racing Club
North AmericaAllAllHost Track
"Totalisator-Reglement" of the Magna Entertainment Corp. and regulations of the respective Tote operator
South AmericaAllAllSimulcast Pool, as stated in the race card"Totalisator-Reglement" of the Magna Entertainment Corp. and regulations of the respective Tote operator



* The regulations are linked for information purposes only. Betsafe shall assume no guarantee that such link refers to the latest version of each document.

5. Bet Types

Depending on the market, race type, event country and bet category you can choose from one or more of the following bet types:

Win Bet
Place Bet
Show Bet
Win/Place/Show Bet
Each-Way Bet
Ita Bet
Trita Bet
Forecast Bet
Quinella Bet
Tricast Bet
Trio Bet
Swinger Bet
Superfecta Bet
Pick Bets


5.1 Bet Types: Win Bet

Availability and Naming

Bet CategoryNaming
Fixed-Odds BettingWin
Industry SPWin
Tote BettingWin


Rules

The simplest and most popular bet. When you make a win bet, you are betting on your selection to win the race. Your bet will only be successful if your selection finishes first.


5.2 Bet Types: Place Bet

Availability and Naming

Bet CategoryNaming
Fixed-Odds BettingPlace
Industry SPPlace
Tote BettingNorth/South America: Place and Show


Rules

Your bet will simply be on the horse to place and the payout will be unaffected if your horse wins the race.
Betsafe follow the rules of the Tote for any SP Place bets that are accepted. In the UK, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates, only Each Way bets will be accepted.

A Tote place bet falls under the regulations of the Tote itself. In general, 2-4 horses will count as being placed, even if the Totalisator might pay on more than 4 places in certain cases. The number of places paid depends on the number of runners that start the race and can be found in the following table:

MainlandCountryRace TypePlaces Paid
EuropeGermanyGallopLess than 4 runners: Bets void
4 to 7 runners: 2 places paid
8 to 11 runners: 3 places paid
12 or more runners: 3-4 places paid, as determined by the Totalisator operated by the track
AmericaAllAllTote bet: 2 places
Bookmaker bet: 3 places (using the show odds of the Tote, if applicable)


Special rule for North and South America
If you make a place bet on the Totalisator for races in North and South America, only the first two finishers will count as being placed. Show bets, on such Totes, pay-out on the first three finishers. When we allow bookmaker place bets to be made, on races at tracks where both place and show betting is offered by the local Totalisator (i.e. races in North and South America), we will pay-out winning place bets based upon the rules and dividends for show bets at the track in question.


5.3 Bet Types: Show Bet

Availability and Naming

Bet CategoryNaming
Fixed-Odds Betting-
Industry SP-
Tote BettingShow


Rules

Show bets are only offered in Totalisators in North and South America. They follow the rules of the place bet with the difference being that they pay-out on the first three finishers.


5.4 Bet Types: Win/Place/Show Bet

Availability and Naming

Bet CategoryNaming
Fixed-Odds BettingWin/Place
Industry SPWin/Place
Tote BettingWin/Place, Win/Show, Place/Show, Win/Place/Show


Rules

Win, place and show combination bets will still be treated as separate wagers. The combination bet facility merely helps you to place these wagers more easily.


5.5 Bet Types: Each-Way Bet

Availability and Naming

Bet Category

Naming

Fixed-Odds Betting

Each Way

Industry SP

Each Way

Tote Betting

-


Rules

When you make an each-way bet, you are making two separate wagers. The stakes will be exactly the same for each of the two bets.

One bet is a standard win bet, while the other is a place bet following the each-way terms below. The number of horses that will be deemed to have placed depends on the number of horses that start the race. The place dividend is worked-out by applying a fractional calculation to the win odds.

If your horse wins the race, then both the win bet and the place bet will be successful. If the horse does not win, but is placed, then just the place bet will be a winner.

Each-way bets can be made at fixed-odds or at SP (when available). For SP betting the current each-way terms are displayed at the top of the race card. They are however subject to change in case of non-runners as they are depending on the number of runners that are actually starting in a race.

For fixed-odds bets the each-way terms are displayed in the according betting dialog. While they are fixed for ante-post bets for all other fixed-odds bets they are subject to change in case of non-runners as they are depending on the number of runners that are actually starting in a race.

Each-Way Terms

Number of Runners

Handicap Races

Non-Handicap Races

2 to 4 runners

Win only

5 to 7 runners

2 places @ 1/4 odds

2 places @ 1/4 odds

8 to 11 runners

3 places @ 1/5 odds

3 places @ 1/5 odds

12 to 15 runners

3 places @ 1/4 odds

3 places @ 1/5 odds

16 or more runners

4 places @ 1/4 odds

3 places @ 1/5 odds



5.6 Bet Types: Ita Bet

Availability and Naming

Bet Category

Naming

Fixed-Odds Betting

-

Industry SP

Ita

Tote Betting

-


Rules

The ita bet is very similar to a win bet. The only difference is that you are backing the runner to finish specifically in second place. Your bet will be unsuccessful if the horse wins, or finishes in any position other than second.
The ita odds are determined by multiplying the place odds of the second finisher by 2, if two places are paid, or 2.5, if three or more places are paid in such race. If no place odds are provided by the Totalisator, 1.00 shall be deemed to be the place odds of the second finisher for the purpose of this calculation. The resulting ita odds shall be at most the forecast odds of such race.

All ita bets are lost should less than two runners finish the race.


5.7 Bet Types: Trita Bet

Availability and Naming

Bet Category

Naming

Fixed-Odds Betting

-

Industry SP

Trita

Tote Betting

-


Rules

The trita bet is very similar to a win bet. The only difference is that you are backing the runner to finish specifically in third place. Your bet will be unsuccessful if the horse wins, or finishes in any position other than third.
The trita odds are determined by multiplying the place odds of the third finisher by 2.5. If no place odds are provided by the Totalisator, 1.00 shall be deemed to be the place odds of the third finisher for the purpose of this calculation. The resulting trita odds shall be at most the tricast odds of such race.

All trita bets are lost should less than three runners finish the race.


5.8 Bet Types: Forecast Bet

Availability and Naming

Bet Category

Naming

Fixed-Odds Betting

-

Industry SP

Forecast

Tote Betting

Exacta


Rules

For a forecast bet to be successful, you must correctly predict the runners that occupy the first two finishing positions in the correct order.

If less than two runners finish a race, all forecast bets shall be lost, unless the Totalisator determined exacta odds.

Starting Price Markets

In markets with Starting Prices forecast bets are settled as straight forecasts in accordance with the SP forecast returns. Where an Industry SP is returned this will take precedence over any other declared SP and the forecast dividend will be calculated on this SP. Where no SP is returned the forecast dividend will be based on the final show of betting broadcast by SIS. Where no betting shows are broadcast forecast bets will be settled at Tote odds.

Forecasts are accepted in horse races of 3 or more runners. Forecasts inadvertently accepted in races with only 2 runners will be voided and the stake money refunded.

In races where a runner finishes alone, all forecast bets nominating that horse to finish 1st will be settled as a win bet at starting price. All other forecast bets in the race are lost.

Should no runner cross the finishing line all forecast bets shall be voided and the stake money refunded.


5.9 Bet Types: Quinella Bet

Availability and Naming

Bet Category

Naming

Fixed-Odds Betting

-

Industry SP

Quinella

Tote Betting

Quinella



Rules

For a quinella bet to be successful, you must correctly predict the runners that occupy the first two finishing positions. You do not need to predict the correct order in which they will finish.

This makes quinella bets somewhat similar to reverse forecast bets. However, the quinella bet involves just one single wager and has its own odds determined by the Totalisator. Betsafe will only offer quinella betting when it is also available on the Tote.

If less than two runners finish a race, all quinella bets shall be lost, unless the Totalisator determined quinella odds.


5.10 Bet Types: Tricast Bet

Availability and Naming

Bet Category

Naming

Fixed-Odds Betting

-

Industry SP

Tricast

Tote Betting

Trifecta


Rules

For a tricast bet to be successful, you must correctly predict the runners that occupy the first three finishing positions in the correct order.

If less than three runners finish a race, all tricast bets shall be lost, unless the Totalisator determined trifecta odds.

Starting Price Markets


In markets with Starting Prices, tricast odds are published via SIS System. The tricast odds shall be determined using the following formula:
SP1 x (1 : (((1 : SP2) : (0,1 - 1 : SP1)) x ((1 : SP3) : (0,11 - 1 : SP1 - 1 : SP2)))) / 10

Whereas:
• SP1, SP2 and SP3 are the decimal representations of the SPs, respectively last show price if no SP is announced, of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd finisher multiplied by 10;
• SP2 and SP3 have a maximum value of 150 in races with less than 7 runners, 250 in races with 7 to 9 runners, 350 in races with 10 to 12 runners or 500 in races with more than 12 runners; and
• Should less than 10 horses run in a given race, the resulting odds are limited by the x-multiple of the forecast odds, where x is the number of runners in that race.

Should a race start with less than 6 runners, all tricast bets shall be refunded provided that no tricast dividends are published in the SIS system.

In case of a dead heat, tricast odds are calculated with the corresponding SPs for the various finishers.
In races where only two horses finish, all tricast bets nominating those horses to finish 1st and 2nd in that order will be settled as forecast bets. In races where a horse finishes alone, all tricast bets nominating that horse to finish 1st will be settled as a win single at starting price. All other tricast bets in those race are lost.
Should no runner cross the finishing line all tricast bets shall be refunded.

Odds

Generally, the tricast odds used for the payout of bookmaker bets are the odds provided by the Totalisator or the respective reserve odds if the Totalisator did not determine such odds. However, the following special rules apply.

PMU markets

Tricast odds for races in France or in other markets being settled on the basis of the PMU Tote are calculated on the basis of the win and place odds of such race, if the Totalisator does not provide 'trio ordre' odds:
Tricast odds = Win odds x 2nd Place odds x 3rd Place odds / 15 x 100
Should the Tote not determine win odds, win odds of 1.00 shall be assumed for the purpose of such calculation. Should the Tote not determine any place odds for one or more of the places, odds of 1.00 shall be assumed for such places for the purpose of such calculation.

Should a coupled runner win and the win odds are less than the first Place odds, the first place odds times 2.5 shall be used instead of the Win odds. Should the resulting tricast odds be lower than the trio odds, then the trio odds shall be multiplied by 1.1 to determine the tricast odds.

If the trio odds are 15.00 or less, the resulting tricast odds shall be at most 7 times the trio odds.

Races in Nordic Countries

Tricast odds for races in Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden) are being calculated on the basis of the win and place odds of such race, if the Totalisator does not provide such odds:
Tricast odds = Win odds x 2nd Place odds x 3rd Place odds / 15 x 100
The resulting tricast odds shall be at most the reserve odds. Should the Totalisator not determine win or place odds, the reserve odds shall apply.


5.11 Bet Types: Trio Bet

Availability and Naming

Bet Category

Naming

Fixed-Odds Betting

-

Industry SP

Trio

Tote Betting

Trio


Rules

For a trio bet to be successful, you must correctly predict the runners that occupy the first three finishing positions. You do not need to predict the correct order in which they will finish.

If less than three runners finish a race, all trio bets shall be lost, unless the Totalisator determined trio odds.

Odds

Generally, the trio odds used for the payout of bookmaker bets are the odds provided by the Totalisator. If there is no winning trio bet at the Totalisator, Betsafe shall calculate the trio odds as follows:
The replacement odds calculation is based on the three place odds. The sum of the winnings part of the three place odds (odds minus 1) results in a base number that is multiplied by X. Trio odds are then obtained by adding 1 to the product. X is dependent on the base number:
2.59 or less: X = 6
2.60 to 4.09: X = 7
4.10 to 5.09: X = 8
5.10 to 6.09: X = 15
6.10 to 7.09: X = 18
7.10 to 8.09: X = 21
8.10 to 9.09: X = 24
...

The calculated odds shall be at most the reserve odds or the tricast odds in such race, whichever is lower. Should the Totalisator not determine all three place odds or determine place odds of 1.00 for one or more of the places, odds of 1.10 shall be assumed for such places for the purpose of this calculation.
Regardless of any special rules at the Totalisator (e.g. payout on the first two runners), all other trio bets shall be lost.

Example
Place odds 1.40, 1.20, and 1.60
Base number = 0.4 + 0.2 + 0.6 = 1.2
Thus X = 6
Trio odds = 1.2 x 6 + 1 = 8.20


5.12 Bet Types: Swinger Bet

Availability and Naming

Bet Category

Naming

Fixed-Odds Betting

-

Industry SP

Swinger

Tote Betting

Swinger


Rules

For a swinger bet to be successful, you must correctly predict two runners that occupy two of the first three finishing positions. You do not need to predict the correct order in which they will finish.

Betsafe will only offer swinger betting when it is also available on the Tote as the odds are determined by the Totalisator.

If less than three runners finish a race, all swinger bets shall be lost, unless the Totalisator determined swinger odds.


5.13 Bet Types: Superfecta Bet

Availability and Naming

Bet Category

Naming

Fixed-Odds Betting

-

Industry SP

Superfecta

Tote Betting

Superfecta


Rules

For a superfecta bet to be successful, you must correctly predict the runners that occupy the first four finishing positions in the correct order.
If less than four runners finish a race, all superfecta bets shall be lost, unless the Totalisator determined superfecta odds.


5.14 Bet Types: Pick Bets

Availability and Naming

Bet Category

Naming

Fixed-Odds Betting

-

Industry SP

Daily Double/V2, V4

Tote Betting

Pick 2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9


Rules

Pick bets such as the Daily Double/V2, V4 and Pick bets in North and South America are win multiples, offered on selected races. The major difference however is that they are not settled on the basis of a multiple of the win odds of each single selection but base on their own dividend determined by the Totalisator. These bets are settled at Tote odds and rules, even when the betting stake is not in all cases forwarded into the Tote Pool.

6. Multiples

Multiple bets may also be referred to as accumulation bets or accumulators.

When you are making a multiple bet, you will be attempting to correctly predict the outcome of more than one race in a single bookmaker bet.

For example, you might make a bet involving horses in the first three races of a meeting. If you made a multiple bet, this would be known as a treble bet (a double bet involves just two races). Your multiple bet would only be successful if all three horses won their races. Your winnings from the first fixture are used as your stake on the second race. The money won on the second fixture goes onto the third race.

In case of a win/place multiple, calculation of winnings will be performed on a bet type on bet type basis, which is, win on win and place on place.

This means that if you made a successful multiple win bet on three races, where the odds on your runner were 2.00 in each fixture, your winnings would be calculated as follows;
2.00 x 2.00 x 2.00 = 8.00
This means that you would be paid out at odds of 8.00.

Should a selection become a non-runner, this runner shall be settled as a winner at odds of 1.00. It results in your stake being assigned to the next selection in the multiple. This only applies in races where the Rule 4 is in place, or if the bet has been placed as a bookmaker bet. Otherwise it will be settled as a losing selection. The same applies in the event of race cancellation.

7. Limits and reserve Odds

The below limits and reserve odds apply to all horse racing markets offered by Betsafe. For the purpose of applying differing winnings limits and reserve odds, the tracks offered at Betsafe have been assigned to the following categories:

Category I

France

Chantilly, Deauville, Longchamp, Maisons-Laffitte, Saint-Cloud, Vincennes

Germany

Baden-Baden, Dusseldorf, Hamburg-Horn, Cologne

Ireland

All tracks

United Arab Emirates

All tracks

United Kingdom

All tracks

Category II

France

All PMU tracks other than the ones assigned to category I

Germany

Bad Harzburg, Berlin-Hoppegarten, Berlin-Mariendorf, Bremen, Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen, Hannover, Krefeld, Mülheim, München-Riem,

Hong Kong

All tracks

Italy

Milan, Rome

Japan

All tracks

Macao

All tracks

Mauritius

Champ de Mars

Singapore

All tracks

South Africa

All tracks

Sweden

All tracks

USA

All tracks

Zimbabwe

Borrowdale

Category III

Australia

All tracks

Germany

Bad Doberan, Dinslaken, Dortmund, Dresden, Gotha, Halle, Hamburg-Bahrenfeld, Hassloch, Herxheim, Leipzig, Magdeburg, Mannheim, Mönchengladbach, München-Daglfing, Neuss, Saarbrücken

Italy

Merano, Pisa

Turkey

All tracks

All races run outside of France but being settled on the basis of the PMU Tote

Category IV

All tracks/markets not assigned to any of the previous categories.

Reserve Odds

Cat. I

Cat. II

Cat. III

Cat. IV

Win

75.00

50.00

25.00

15.00

Place

25.00

20.00

15.00

5.00

Forecast

2000.00

1000.00

500.00

200.00

Tricast

7500.00

5000.00

2500.00

500.00

Quinella

1500.00

750.00

250.00

100.00

Trio

2500.00

1500.00

1000.00

200.00

Swinger

250.00

100.00

50.00

25.00

Superfecta

10000.00

7500.00

5000.00

2000.00

V2, V4

Settled as Win Multiple

Maximum Winnings

The following limits apply per market, betting type and customer. They do not include the stakes and are applied even if the fixed odds betting slip showed a higher potential payout. Payouts of multiples count in full towards the winnings limit of the last leg’s race and if the multiple includes races with different winnings limits they count towards the race of the last leg with the lowest winnings limit.

Cat. I

Cat. II

Cat. III

Cat. IV

Win, Place, Ita, Trita

€25,000

€5,000

€2,500

€1,000

Forecast, Tricast

€15,000

€10,000

€5,000

€1,500

Quinella, Trio

€10,000

€5,000

€2,500

€750

Swinger

€5,000

€2,500

€1,000

€500

Superfecta

€20,000

€15,000

€10,000

€5,000

V2

€5,000

V4

€10,000

An overall net winning limit of €100,000 per customer and week applies.

8. Rule 4

The Tattersalls' Rule 4 protects players and bookmakers in fixed-odds markets from the risk of late withdrawals. Summarised it means that any bets placed on horses which are subsequently withdrawn shall be refunded and in return all payouts for winning bets laid in any market where such non-runners were still priced up shall be subject to a deduction.

We clearly state in a fixed-odds market when the Rule 4 applies. In the head of the market and in the fixed-odds betting dialog it is stated "Rule 4 applies" if it's bets are subject to the Tattersalls' Rule 4. It never applies to ante-post markets but once the final declaration stage for a race is reached, which happens usually some days before the actual race day, its markets are not ante-post anymore and all bets placed in such markets will therefore be settled in accordance with these rules.

Deductions

A deduction only applies to winning bets which were laid in a market where one or multiple non-runners were still priced up. Therefore, the following rates of deduction are only applied for those non-runners which were not declared as such in the market the bet was laid in:

Price of non-runner
at time of withdrawal

Percentage deducted
from net winnings

1/9 or longer odds on
1.11 or longer odds on

90%

2/11 to 2/17
1.18 to 1.12

85%

1/4 to 1/5
1.25 to 1.20

80%

3/10 to 2/7
1.30 to 1.28

75%

2/5 to 1/3
1.40 to 1.33

70%

8/15 to 4/9
1.53 to 1.44

65%

8/13 to 4/7
1.61 to 1.57

60%

4/5 to 4/6
1.80 to 1.67

55%

20/21 to 5/6
1.95 to 1.83

50%

1/1 to 6/5
2.00 to 2.05

45%

5/4 to 6/4
2.25 to 2.5

40%

13/8 to 7/4
2.62 to 2.75

35%

15/8 to 9/4
2.88 to 3.25

30%

5/2 to 3/1
3.50 to 4.00

25%

10/3 to 4/1
4.33 to 5.00

20%

9/2 to 11/2
5.50 to 6.50

15%

6/1 to 9/1
7.00 to 10.00

10%

10/1 to 14/1
11.00 to 15.00

5%

Over 14/1
Over 15.00

No deduction


Should in one race more than one horse be declared as a non-runner, the according deductions are added up, but the total deduction shall not exceed 90%. Should the total deduction be 5% it will be waived.

Should a horse be withdrawn and a new market formed, then any bets laid in the original market will be subject to the above deductions. In the event of a further withdrawal after the market has been re-formed, bets placed in the original market will be subject to a further deduction based on the last price of the withdrawn horse in the original market. Bets placed in the new market will be subject to a deduction based on the current price.

9. Coupled Runners

In certain countries, two or more runners can be coupled together, for betting purposes when they either have the same trainer or owner.

Italy, Turkey and PMU Markets

In these markets runners are coupled exclusively for win bets. Such coupled runners are marked in the race card with identical coloured numbers behind the runners' names. Relevant is however always the assignment in the official racing report.

Bets are still placed on a specific runner but if any of the coupled runners of your selection wins the race, your bet is winning as well.

If a coupled runner becomes a non-runner bets on that specific runner shall be refunded while bets on his coupled runners will remain valid.

Runners are not coupled for fixed-odds betting.

North and South America

In these markets runners are coupled for all bet types if they have the same owner. They then share the same start number, which can be suffixed with a letter.

Your bet is only voided and the stake money refunded, if all the coupled runners of your selection are becoming non-runners. In any other case your stake shall be distributed equally over the remaining coupled runners.

We might not display all runners coupled together in our race card but just one of them.