7.11. Favourite Betting
- The favourite is the horse or greyhound which are returned at the shortest odds.
- Where you nominate the favourite and two or more runners start at the shortest odds, then your stake is divided equally over the two ‘Joint’ or ‘Co-’ favourites. For example, where two runners are returned at the shortest odds, these two are joint first and second favourites, and the next shortest price runner is the third favourite.
- Stakes will be returned on single favourite bets where the return, regardless of the result, is less than the original outlay. For example, 10/11 Joint Favourites, 11/4 Co-Favourite of four etc. Where this situation occurs with ‘Joint’ or ‘Co-’ favourites in an accumulative bet, the selection will be treated as a non-runner.
- If the favourite is withdrawn before coming under starter's orders, but too late for a new market to be formed, that favourite will be treated as a non-runner for settlement purposes, unless the rules of the specific bet stipulate otherwise.
Last Modified Date: 30/04/2020