7.11. Favourite Betting

  1. The favourite is the horse or greyhound which are returned at the shortest odds.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. If the favourite is withdrawn before coming under starter's orders, but too late for a new market to be formed, that favourite will be treated as a non-runner for settlement purposes,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