FAQs - Racing Betting
This article is a quick FAQ guide to Horse Racing Betting. Full betting rules can be found by searching the specific market at the top at the page.
There is also a list of helpful results sites for racing results at the bottom of the page, checking these before contacting us may resolve your query.
- Each Way Betting
- Ante Post
- Rule 4
- Postponed Events
- Bet Settlement Timescales
- Using Free Bets
- Results Sites
A non-runner is a selection that's named but doesn't take part in an event. A typical example is a horse that's scheduled to run in a race, but doesn't.
In most circumstances, if your selection is a non-runner, your bet will be void (and your stake returned). If the selection is part of a multiple, the bet will become the next accumulative bet down, e.g. a treble becomes a double etc.
Further rules apply, you can view full rules by pressing this link here
Each way bet is made up of 2 parts: the ‘Win' and the ‘Place'. The ‘Win' part of your bet is on your selection to win the event, and the ‘Place' part is on your selection to finish either first or in one of the number of places, e.g. 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc.
If your selection wins, both the ‘Win' and ‘Place' parts of your bet will pay out. But if your selection only places, you will lose the ‘Win' part of your bet (and lose that part of the stake) but get paid out on the ‘Place'.
The odds for the ‘Place' are given as a fraction of the odds for the ‘Win' and will be displayed to you when you place your bet.
To view examples for each way bets, press this link here
You can also enter your bet online in to a Betting Calculator to see how a horse placing will affect your returns. Press this link here to open up the Sporting Life Betting Calculator
We will strive to get your bet settled immediately after the event has finished, but please bear with us at busy times and allow up to 30 minutes for your winnings to be in your account.
If you have a postponed event in your accumulator, the selection will be void and not be counted in the bet settlement. For example, if an event is void in a 7-fold accumulator your bet will drop down to a 6-fold accumulator without the void selection.
Further rules apply, you can view full rules on abandoned events by pressing this link here
Free bet stakes are not included in your potential returns. For example, a £5 free bet used on a selection @ 7/1 has the potential returns of £35. In this situation if you used £5 cash, the potential returns would be £40.
To see how you use free bets on site, follow the guide available by pressing this link here