ALL PREVIOUS RULES CANCELLED

Subject to these Rules we accept commissions for all Meetings under the Jockey Club(incorporating the National Hunt Committee) Irish Turf Club and National Greyhound RacingClub Rules providing in each case the programmes and results appear regularly in the “Racing Post” or broadcast over Satellite Information Services (SIS).

Commissions for Horse or Greyhound Meetings not covered by the above will be accepted only if so announced by means of Press advertisements or notices displayed in our offices. All bets are treated strictly on their merits and client’s instructions will be adhered to.

No plea of precedence will be accepted. Where a bet is accepted on another companies betting slip, settlement will be subject to these rules and no plea of precedence will be accepted. Any deviation of these rules or terms will be announced by means of a press advertisment or notice displayed in our offices.

2 CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE

(a) We reserve the right to refuse any bet at the time it is offered and to declare void any selection which is time stamped after the off, or any bet which contravenes the rules. In multiple or accumulative bets, void selections will be treated as non-runners.
(b) In the event of a bet giving rise to a dispute it is agreed that the matter will be submitted to I.B.A.S and the decision given by them shall be final and binding upon both parties.
(c) It is accepted that any instructions issued by means of a Press advertisement or by way of a notice displayed in our Betting Offices are to be read as being part of our Rules.
(d) Claims in respect of winnings will not be entertained if made later than 6 MONTHS after the event.
(e) Doubles, Trebles and Accumulators are accepted Win and Each Way in our offices. Each Way Doubles, trebles etc., are calculated on a win to win, place to place basis, except where a client gives written instructions that their bet is to be settled by the equally divided method or a notice is displayed in the branch to that effect.

3 NO LIMIT

(a) We offer genuine NO LIMIT at starting price or Ante-post subject to a maximum payment of £20,000 to any one Client in respect of any one day’s betting for which full SIS Service is given between 9.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.
(b) Wagers on races or events covered by full SIS Service which take place after 6.30 p.m. are subject to maximum payment of £5,000.
(c) Wagers which include a selection not covered by full SIS Service are subject to a maximum payment of £5,000 (INCLUDING FOOTBALL) These limits do not however apply to Ante-post bets which have been confirmed by voucher and on which the amount to be won is stated.
(d) For greyhound meetings not covered by SIS see greyhound rules.

4 CLIENT’S INSTRUCTIONS

(a)Should a selection/selections be incorrectly spelt the bet will be executed provided we are satisfied as to the identity of the selection/selections.(b) When a client times a horse for a race in which it is not engaged the bet will stand for the race in which the horse actually runs.
(c) Where a horse is doubly engaged the bet will be settled for the race it actually runs in, unless the client states the time of the race for which he wishes his bet to stand.
(d) Should a bet be taken on a horse which runs twice in one day, then the bet will be executed on the first race that the horse runs in, unless otherwise stated on the betting slip. If, however, an alternative horse is given this will be taken as timing the commission for the race in which both horses are engaged.
(e) The advertised time of races, the returns and the results as published in the “Racing Post” will govern the settlement of all bets, palpable errors excepted. The Instructions to the “first race”, “last race”, etc., will be determined by reference to the day’s programme as published in “Racing Post” and, unless otherwise specified by the client, the instructions “through the card” will be taken to refer to all the races at a meeting , horses or greyhounds, published in the advertised programme, e.g., should a client place a “Through the Card” wager on any 7 race programme (for example) and write 15 doubles, the bet will be settled to 21 doubles and the stakes divided accordingly.
(f) Where a client gives an incorrect number of selections for a Yankee or similar bet, i.e. FIVE selections for a Yankee, a bet will be executed as a full cover (doubles upwards) on the number of selections given, and the stakes apportioned accordingly, where not enough selections are given, full cover to the requested unit stakes will be given and the excess returned.
(g) Where insufficient money is received to cover a wager or wagers on any slip, the bet or bets will be settled throughout as written and the total return will be apportioned to the amount staked, i.e. if £6.00 is staked for an £8.00 wager, the client will receive 3/4 of the total returns on that wager.
(h) Where more than one horse is backed in a race in doubles, trebles, etc., where they clash, stakes will be divided, i.e., in a Yankee when two selections run in the same race, where they come together half stakes will be put on each horse, the double becomes half stake singles, the treble becomes two half stake doubles, the fourfold becomes two half stake trebles. This rule also applies when a client selects the same horse twice.
(i) In the event of an original wager being returned to the client in error with his receipt, the bet will be declared void unless independent photographic evidence exists of the contents of the original bet.
(j) A WALK-OVER constitutes a race.
(k) Suffixes denoting country of origin will be deemed to be part of the name when two or more horses with the same name are engaged on the same day. Bets will be settled as for the horse with no suffix if none has been written by the client.
(l) Where part names of two horses/dogs are written the stakes will be equally divided on those selections.

5 PLACE BETTING AT STARTING PRICES

(a) In horse races of 5, 6, or 7 runners we pay one fourth the SP odds on the first two places. Where there are less than 5 runners place money goes on to win.
(b) In horse races of 8 or more runners we pay one fifth the SP odds on the first 3 places except that
(c) In handicaps of 12 to 15 runners inclusive we pay one quarter the SP odds on the first 3 places and
(d) In handicaps of 16 or more runners inclusive we pay one quarter the SP odds on the first 4 places.
(e) These place odds apply to singles, doubles, trebles, etc. These place odds will be paid in full, even when the favourite starts at odds on, unless special place betting odds are returned in the “Racing Post” in which case those odds will be paid. Place only bets will not be accepted at SP returns unless special place betting odds apply, and unless such is the case, where a place investment is in excess of the amount staked on the horse to win, the difference will be settled at Totalisator Returns (Subject to Rule 16).

6 ALTERATIONS

Commissions once received cannot be altered or cancelled unless by mutual consent.

7 ANTE-POST

Ante-post wagers are accepted at quoted prices up to and including the day prior to the event on the basis of all in, run or not. Returns for accumulative bets will be settled in the same manner as for S.P. bets.

The only exception to the first paragraph are as laid down in Tattersalls Rules, which provide: Single ante-post bets will be void if the race is abandoned, declared void, or if the conditions of the race are altered after bets are made. Single bets on a horse balloted out under Jockey Club rules will also be void. In any such cases, accumulative ante-post bets will stand on the remaining legs at the prices laid on the selections in those races with a double becoming a single, treble becoming a double, etc.

In the event of horses being withdrawn under Jockey Club rules, to limit the number of horses in a race, all ante-post bets on such horses shall be void. The liability of a layer against the horses remaining will be reduced on both win and place parts of such bets, in accordance with the rate to be announced before the race by Tattersalls’ Committee, dependant on the odds currently available against the withdrawn horses at the time of the official withdrawal.

Bets are executed at the price ruling at the time of handing in the bet. We reserve the right to correct any palpable errors. When the same selection is backed to win two or more races in ante-post bets special reduced odds may be laid and those odds will govern the settlement.

8 ERRORS IN TRANSMISSION

in the event of a genuine mistake in the transmission of prices, results, or any other information either by the SIS or its agents, or by any member of our staff, such a mistake giving rise to a claim for greater or lesser payment than would otherwise have been due, the bet will be settled at Starting Price. “Show” prices, results, etc., displayed in our offices are relayed in good faith but we cannot be held responsible for mistakes and the foregoing rule will be strictly adhered to.

9 BOARD PRICES

Any board price taken on a wager will apply to the selection throughout the slip. We do NOT lay ”bar” prices. Slips with board prices on that are incorrect will be altered to the correct price for the time when the bet was placed.

10 PRICE RIGGING

Where there is evidence of price rigging either at Tote or Starting Price on horse or greyhound racing, we reserve the right to settle a Tote Bet at starting price or vice versa.

11 FAVOURITES

We accept bets on first and second favourites only. The favourite is the horse quoted in the official Starting Price Return at the shortest odds; the second favourite is the horse quoted at the next shortest odds.

In any race where two horses are quoted at the same rate and this rate is shorter than that of any other horse in the race, then these two horses are joint first and second favourites. Where a client uses the word “favourite” or “second favourite” to indicate his selection, his stake will be invested on the horse or horses defined above.

If two or more horses are thus selected , his stake will be divided and invested equally among each of the horses selected. Un-named favourites are accepted WIN ONLY: any place part of a commission on an un-named favourite goes on to win. We do not accept unnamed favourites at Tote odds: any bets so taken in error will be settled at SP Returns.

In the event of the withdrawal of the returned favourite if not under orders bets on un-named favourites will be settled as non runners, except in the case where more than one horse is returned as favourite, when the stake will be divided equally.

Should a favourite commission be received and the meeting not nominated, it will be executed as for the principal meeting, unless the bet is clearly timed for another meeting. The principal meeting is clearly defined, daily, in the Racing Post.

Where the selection is untimed but the meeting stated it will be taken as for the next race to be run after the time of acceptance. Where the selection is incorrectly timed but the meeting stated then it will be taken as for the next race to be run at that meeting after the time stated on the slip by the client.

Where no time or meeting is stated then the bet will be taken as for the next race to be run after acceptance of the bet. This rule also applies to Greyhound racing.

12 DOUBLE ENGAGEMENTS

An untimed single bet for a selection which is doubly engaged will be timed for the first race in which it runs, unless an ‘if absent’ selection is also given on the slip, when this will be taken as timing the bet for the race where both are engaged.

Where a selection is doubly engaged and is timed by the backer, it will be settled as a bet for that timed race only. Where it is untimed, or incorrectly timed, the bet will be on the first race in which the selection runs after the time that the bet was placed.

13 JOCKEY’S MOUNTS

In Jockeys Mounts if the actual races or the number of singles doubles, etc., are specified and the jockey rides less than the requisite number of mounts, the missing mounts will be treated as non-runners. If the number is not specified, the number of singles, doubles, etc., will be determined by the actual number of mounts the jockey rides and the stakes will be divided and invested accordingly.

This will also apply to the case where the number of singles, doubles, etc. are specified but the jockey rides more than the requisite number of mounts. Where a jockey rides at two meetings in one day then the wager will be settled on the first meeting at which he rides unless otherwise specified.

14 OWNER’S AND TRAINERS SELECTED

The Owner’s or Trainer’s selected will be the single horse selected by the Owner or Trainer to run in a race or if two or more are selected, it will be the one starting at the shortest price, unless the horses start at the same price then the stakes will be divided.

Rules for doubles and trebles stand as for bets on Jockeys Mounts. If no betting prices are returned, the first actual runner in the “Racing Post” betting forecast will be substituted, if no such betting forecast, the lowest numbered actual runner will be substituted.

15 WALK-OVERS AND VOID RACES

These count as a race, so that if a horse is entered twice in one day, walks over in the two o’clock race and later runs in a race at three o’clock, bets stand for the walk-over unless specifically timed. Void races will be treated as non-runners for the purpose of calculating wagers. Thus a bet of fifteen doubles with one race declared void, resolves itself into five single bets and ten doubles. This also applies in the case where there are two meetings and one is abandoned. When races are named, as for instance first, second, or last race, they will be taken as placed in the days programme as printed in the “Racing Post”. Thus if £5 the last favourite is stated and the last race is cancelled or a walk-over the bet will be void.

16 ANY-TO-COME OR IF CASH

(a) When bets are made Any-to-come Each way singles, doubles, etc., and there is insufficient stake money in hand to cover all the selections, the win stake will be invested on the first single or double then the place stake on the first single or double and so on for all subsequent selections, in the order they are written.
(b) In deciding from which part of the bet the “any-to-come” is to be applied, a drawn line will be read as indicating the end of the bet and the start of another.
(c) In the conditional part of an “any-to-come” bet, if the stake is omitted the amount staked on the preceding selection will be invested.
(d) Obviously the returns from a selection in a race cannot go on to a selection in the same race.
(e) On betting slips, etc., any number of “X’s” will be taken as “Up and Down” single stakes only.If the clients require double stakes about, they must clearly state this fact.
(f) We do not accept UP AND DOWN bets which include Forecasts, if taken in error they will be made void.
(g) Except in “Up and Down” bets the “Any to come” part of a wager must be in a later event than the original selection(s) i.e. if a bet is accepted £1 to win a selection which runs at 2.30 ATC.£1 win a selection which runs at 2.00 (or multiple bets which start before 2.30) then the ATC portion will be void.

17 IF LOSE AND STOP AT A WINNER

This type of commission will only be accepted provided the horses or greyhounds are down the card. For the purpose of setting this type of commission the words “If Lose” will be read as “If Lose or Non-Runner”, likewise commissions with the proviso “If Win” will be treated in exactly the same manner.

18 TOTALISATOR BETTING

We take bets on behalf of TOTE DIRECT which have no limit.

In circumstances where a tote bet has been accepted but not gone through to TOTE DIRECT the following rules will apply.

Totalisator bets will be taken at horse race meetings which are covered by SIS , or the “Racing Post”. The following bets are accepted for totalisator returns:- WIN - EACH WAY - PLACE ONLY - EXACTA - TRIFECTA AND QUADPOT/PLACEPOT.

Commissions are not accepted for Tote Jackpots and if taken in error will be settled as an Accumulator at Tote odds, subject to Rule 16. LIMITS TO TOTALISATOR BETS

All these types of wagers are subject to a limit of 5 times the starting price returns except for EXACTA/TRIFECTA which are subject to a limit of 2 times the computer straight forecast/tricast.

All tote bets must be clearly stated and unless Tote has been stipulated (or EXACTA/TRIFECTA etc) all bets will be settled at Starting Price or in the case of Forecasts/Tricasts computer straight forecast/tricast returns.

19 FORECASTS

Subject to the following rules forecasts are accepted in Singles and Doubles. Forecast trebles are only accepted when a meeting is fully covered by SIS.

Forecast accumulators are not accepted and if taken in error will be declared void win or lose. If the forecast should contain a non-runner, or if the same selection is repeated, or if the selection runs in different races, the forecast will be declared void and treated as a non-runner.

Forecasts are accepted in races of THREE or more runners, and settled in accordance with the officially declared Computer Forecast Returns unless EXACTA has been clearly stated in which case it will be settled at Tote returns subject to Rule 16.

20 TRICASTS

Select 3 horse to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in correct order.

Unnamed favourites not accepted.

Tricasts will be settled in accordance with official computer return.

A Tricast including an un-named favourite selection will be declared void and treated as a non runner.

Should selections for a Tricast include one non-runner, the stake will be invested as a Computer Straight Forecast on the remaining two selections in the order written with the nonrunner being discounted.

a) In the case of a combination tricast with a non runner, the total amount will be settled as a reversed forecast on the remaining selections. Should selections for a Tricast include two non-runners, the stake will be invested as a win single at starting price on the remaining selection.
b) If for any reason a tricast is accepted on a race which does not return a tricast dividend then the bet will be settled as a straight forecast on the first two selections named and with combination tricasts the bet will be settled as combination forecasts. Tricasts are only accepted in singles. Tricast doubles and upwards are not accepted and if taken in error will be void.

21 LATE WITHDRAWALS, OBJECTIONS & RE-RUN RACES

Where a horse is withdrawn before coming under Starters Orders, or in the event of disqualification, wagers will be settled in accordance with Tattersall Rules. In the event of a horse race being re-run all commissions will stand for the re-run race. Board prices taken on the original race will be cancelled and the bets settled at SP. Horses which come under Starters Orders on the original race will be considered losers if not taking part in the re-run race, unless otherwise announced.

Tattersalls Rule 4(c) SCALE OF DEDUCTIONS
(a) 1/9 or shorter - deductions 90p in the £1
(b) 2/11 to 2/17 inclusive - deductions 85p in the £1
(c) 1/4 to 1/5 inclusive - deductions 80p in the £1
(d) 3/10 to 2/7 inclusive - deductions 75p in the £1
(e) 2/5 to 1/3 inclusive - deductions 70p in the £1
(f) 8/15 to 4/9 inclusive - deductions 65p in the £1
(g) 8/13 to 4/7 inclusive - deductions 60p in the £1
(h) 4/5 to 4/6 inclusive - deductions 55p in the £1
(i) 20/21 to 5/6 inclusive - deductions 50p in the £1
(j) Evens to 6/5 inclusive - deductions 45p in the £1
(k) 5/4 to 6/4 inclusive - deductions 40p in the £1
(l) 13/8 to 7/4 inclusive - deductions 35p in the £1
(m) 15/8 to 9/4 inclusive - deductions 30p in the £1
(n) 5/2 to 3/1 inclusive - deductions 25p in the £1
(o) 10/3 to 4/1 inclusive - deductions 20p in the £1
(p) 9/2 to 11/2 inclusive - deductions 15p in the £1
(q) 6/1 to 9/1 inclusive - deductions 10p in the £1
(r) 10/1 to 14/1 inclusive - deductions 5p in the £1
(s) If over 14/1 the liability would be unchanged
(t) In the case of two or more horses being withdrawn before coming under Starters Orders,
the total deduction shall not exceed 90p in the £1

23 POSTPONEMENTS

If a day’s programme is postponed, all S.P. bets will be void. If races are set back in time because of the weather, settling of all bets will be ruled by the original advertised times.

24 GREYHOUNDS

Under the foregoing general rules and conditions and subject to any alterations and additions to such rules given below we accept commissions for greyhounds either by name or trap number. Any bet accepted for any Greyhound racing Cumulative Pool will be void.

We are not allowed to accept any Tote bets for greyhound racing. Any such bet taken in error will be settled at SP.

GREYHOUND LIMIT

Where a greyhound is included and the race/races are not covered by a full SIS service a limit of £2,000 will apply.

PLACE BETTING

For greyhound commissions at Starting Price we pay one quarter the odds 1-2 for five, six or
seven runners, and one fifth the odds 1-2-3 for eight runners or above. Less than five runners the stake goes on to win. Un-named Favourites in greyhound racing are accepted. We do not accept wagers for un-named second or third favourites for greyhound racing. We do not accept un-named favourites in any forecast wager: any taken in error will be declared void.

GREYHOUND FORECASTS AND TRICASTS

Forecasts for BAGS Meetings or meetings fully covered by SIS will be paid in accordance with the computer straight forecast return. Forecasts accepted for evening meetings or meetings not covered by SIS will be paid in accordance with the dividends declared by the chart forecast.

Where a bet is accepted for forecast doubles through the card and more races are run than the amount staked for, then the bet will be equally divided over the number of races run at the meeting. For example bets staked for eight races and there are ten races run, then the total will be divided up i.e. ten singles instead of eight or forty five straight forecast doubles instead of twenty-eight.

We accept forecast singles, doubles, trebles (when covered by SIS) and tricasts singles only:
any larger accumulative bets accepted in error will be void.

For morning/afternoon greyhound meetings which are fully covered by SIS the following rules will apply. Where a bet is accepted and timed for afternoon greyhounds and no meeting or the wrong meeting is stated, the bet will be executed on that afternoon’s greyhound meeting as timed.

If a bet is taken on trap numbers and it is timed for a race that has already been run, then the bet will be void. If a bet is left untimed or has the wrong time, then the bet will stand for the next race to be run after acceptance of the bet. In the case of evening greyhounds the bet will be declared void.

RE-RUN RACES(GREYHOUNDS)

When a race is declared void and is re-run all bets will stand for the greyhounds that take part in the re-run but single bets may be cancelled by mutual agreement. The prices returned on the re-run will rule settling.

Board prices laid in void races will not be valid for the re-run and such bets will be settled at S.P.

A re-run greyhound race is taken in the order in which it was originally placed on the programme and no notice is taken of the time of the re-run.

When a race is declared void and is not re-run all bets on that race will be void and will not count for any additional reserve race.

26 FOREIGN RACING

Bets are accepted for important races in France and the U.S.A. and other places abroad, as advertised in our offices and in press advertisements. Bets in such cases, at list prices, will be settled as covered under our general rules.

All bets will be settled at S.P. unless stated otherwise.

Where an industry price is declared bets will be settled by it unless stated otherwise on the slip. Where there is no S.P. in those countries all bets will be settled according to pari mutual dividends for the appropriate pools without any tax deductions.

In each - way bets, the place part will be settled according to the place pool in France and show pool returns (1-2-3) in the U.S.A.

Win bets in French racing not at list prices will be settled under the French rules where horses in the same ownership are coupled although they run independently so far as place bets are concerned.

Dividends in France are declared to one Euro unit and in the U.S.A. to a two dollar unit.

27 NUMBERS GAMES & VIRTUAL RACING

RULES AND CONDITIONS

1 Bets settled at accumulative odds. Odds are subject to fluctuation.
2. Only numbers from 1-49 are allowed. Illegible figures or unavailable numbers will be treated as void and the bet settled on the valid numbers only (at the appropriate odds). i.e. if a bet on the ‘any 3’ section comprises two valid numbers and a void number the bet will be settled as a bet for ‘any 2’ at the appropriate odds.
3. Understaked bets will be settled proportionately.
4. Bets are accepted on the Numbers Game up to the official start time broadcast on SiS. Bets accepted after this time will be void (for that day’s draw) unless we are satisfied that the bet was placed prior to the actual time that the draw commenced.
5. Bets placed after a draw has taken place will be settled on the next available draw unless otherwise specified. If 2 or more draws take place on the same day bets will be settled on the first draw to be made after the bet has been accepted, unless otherwise specified.
6. In the event of a draw being postponed or cancelled all bets will stand for the next available draw.
7. Numbers Game bets may not be coupled with any other betting event.
8. No bonuses, consolation dividends, nor double the odds will be paid on a Numbers Game bet.
9. Numbers Game bets may be placed on an ordinary betting slip. Multiple bets are accepted, e.g. 3 numbers in a trixie (4 bets), 4 numbers in a yankee (11 bets) are acceptable.
10. Numbers Game bets can only apply to one draw.
11. A standard rate tax deduction is made on bets; this has been included in the calculation of the odds.
12. Results are broadcast live on SiS and will be displayed in our shop(s).
13. Our general betting office rules will govern any situations not covered by the above rules.
14. The maximum payout to any one client, syndicate, or any series of bets from the same source for any one draw is £2,000

28 BETTING ON THE IRISH LOTTERY

RULES AND CONDITIONS

1. Bets settled at accumulative odds. Odds are subject to fluctuation.
2. Only numbers from 1 to 45 are allowed. Any errors, bets will be void.
3. The numbers are those drawn live on R.T.E. (Irish T.V.) at 8.00 pm. on Wednesday and Saturday.
4. The maximum payout to any one client, syndicate, or any series of bets from the same source on any one day is £2,000
5. In the event of the draw being postponed or cancelled all bets for that draw will be void.
6. All bets accepted on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before the draw will automatically apply to Wednesday draw, (unless clearly indicated for alternative draw date).
7. All bets accepted on Thursday, Friday and Saturday before the draw will automatically apply to Saturday draw, (unless clearly indicated for alternative draw date).
8. Irish Lottery bets may not be coupled with any other betting event.
9. No Additional Bonuses, Consolation Dividends or Double the Odds will be paid on the Irish Lottery Bet.
10. Bets may be placed on ordinary betting slips.
11. All bets will be deemed to be on the 6 number draw unless otherwise stated.
12. When more than one draw takes place on the same night all bets will be settled on the first draw unless otherwise specified.
13. Our general betting office rules will govern any situations not covered by the above rules.

29 FOOTBALL BETS

Permutations are accepted provided instructions are clear and capable of only one interpretation. In circumstances where the instructions are not clear then the bet(s) will be void. Any-to-come or ‘plans’ are NOT accepted and if taken in error will be void. Selections for matches that kick off prior to the bet being accepted will be void. In individual football bets any match not played or postponed will be made void unless the match is played within the same week i.e. up to and including the following Sunday.

Any match which is abandoned before the completion of 90 minutes play will be void. This ruling does not apply to bets involving First Goalscorer which will stand. In all other instances, results of individual matches will be settled on the score standing at the end of 90 minutes. i.e. extra time does not count.

30 RULES OF BETTING

Tattersalls Rules of Betting will apply in situations not covered by the above Rules. All bets are subject to Deductions at the rate displayed in the Office in which the bet was placed. We cannot undertake to advise clients of any errors in their instructions or points on which they are at variance with our Rules although every effort will be made to do so when possible.

Head Office: Strand House, Strand Crescent, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5BB.  Tel: 01597 825779