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Each Way

  • 22-05-2016 10:13am
    Registered Users Posts: 956 ✭✭✭

    I don't really bet each way on horse races but last week I put two each way bets on in two 16 runner fields which got reduced to 15 prior to the races.

    When I bet it was 1/4 odds 1,2,3,4 places

    Prior to the race 1/5 odds 1,2,3 places

    I think I know the answer but I just want to make sure.

    I would get paid out to 4th place but rule 4 applies?
    Both bets lost anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 233 ✭✭Donn Cuailnge

    The place terms change with a NR. So if you finished fourth you don't get paid but you should still get a 1/4 the odds when a 16 runner handicap reduces to a 15 runner handicap.

  • Registered Users Posts: 233 ✭✭Donn Cuailnge

    Handicaps of more than 16 runners – 1/4 odds on first four places.
    Handicaps of 12-15 runners – 1/4 odds on first three places.
    All other races of more than 8 runners – 1/5 odds on first three places.
    All races of 5-7 runners – 1/4 odds on first two places.
    All races of less than 5 runners – WIN ONLY (no each-way betting allowed).

    It’s also important to remember that the place terms above are based on the number of runners that start a race, and not the number of runners in a particular contest when your bet was placed. For example, if you place an each-way bet on a race that has eight runners (1/5 odds for the first three places), and one horse is withdrawn and only seven start the race, the place terms are reduced to 1/4 odds for the first two places only.