7.11. Favourite Betting

  1. The favourite is the horse or greyhound which is 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 created. For example, where two are returned at the shortest odds, then these two are joint 1st and 2nd favourites, and the next shortest price runner is the 3rd 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 the situation occurs with 'joint' or 'co-favourites' in an accumulative bet the selection will be treated as a non-runner.
  4. If the favourite should be withdrawn before coming under starter's orders, but too late for a new market to be formed, that favourite will be treated as a non-runner for settlement purposes,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 a particular bets' rules stipulate otherwise.

Last Modified Date: 20/11/2013