Bet Type

Single

A single is a bet on one selection in one event. Your selection must win in order for you to get a return.

Alphabet

Selections – 6

Calculation of the 26 bets.

2 – Patent bets (ABC – DEF) = 14 bets.
1 – Yankee bet (BCDE) = 11 bets.
1 – 6 fold (ABCDEF) = 1 bet

26 bets.

Available win or each-way.

Each-Way Single

An each way single consists of two bets on one selection in one event. The first bet is on the selection to win and the second bet is on the selection to finish in the allotted placings i.e. second, third etc. The place terms will vary depending on the event and the place part of the bet is settled at the relevant place odds. For example, if the place terms for a race are the first three at a fifth of the odds and your selection finishes second or third, you will receive only a fifth of the full odds times your stake money as a return. A £1 each-way single has a total stake of £2.

Lucky 7 Bingo

The bet must be written out as detailed below –
A X B
C D E
F X G

Selections = 7

Calculation of the 13 bets.

9– doubles
(AB – BG – FG – AF – AG – BF – CD – DE – CE)
2 – trebles (ADG – BDF)
1 - 5fold (ABDFG)
1 - 7fold (ABCDEF)

13 bets.

Available win or each-way.

Magnificent 7

Selections – 7

Calculation of the 28 bets.

7 - singles ( A - B - C - D - E - F - G)
6 - doubles (AB - BC - CD - DE - EF - FG)
5 - trebles (ABC - BCD - CDE - DEF - EFG)
4 - 4folds (ABCD - BCDE - CDEF - DEFG)
3 - 5folds (ABCDE - BCDEF - CDEFG)
2 - 6fold (ABCDEF - BCDEFG)
1 - 7fold (ABCDEFG)

28 bets.

Available win or each-way.

Place Only

A place only bet involves one selection in one event. Your selection must be placed for your bet to win and your return will depend on the place terms displayed on the event.

Placepot

A UK tote bet where your selection in the first six races of a meeting has to be placed to receive a share of the pool. Jackpot bet is also available where your selection in the first six races of a meeting has to win for you to receive a share of the pool. Dividend declared to £1.00 stakes.

Pontoon

Selections – 6

Calculation of the 21 bets.

6 - singles ( A – B – C – D – E – F)
5 - doubles (AB – BC – CD – DE – EF)
4 - trebles (ABC – BCD – CDE – DEF)
3 - 4folds (ABCD – BCDE – CDEF)
2 – 5folds (ABCDE – BCDEF)
1 – 6fold (ABCDEF)

21 bets.

Available win or each-way.

Union Jack

Selections – 9

Calculation of the 8 trebles.

(This bet may be adapted to include a multiple of any 3 selection type of bet i.e. patent, trixie etc.)

The bet must be written out as detailed below –
1 x 2 x 3
4 x 5 x 6
7 x 8 x 9

The trebles are –
1x 2 x 3
4x 5 x 6
7x 8 x 9
1x 4 x 7
2x 5 x 8
3x 6 x 9
1x 5 x 9
3x 5 x 7

8 treble bets.

Available win or each-way.

Double

A double consists of one bet involving two selections in different events. Both selections must win in order for you to get a return, with the returns from the first reinvested on the second.

Each-Way Double

An each-way double consists of two bets involving two selections in different events. The first bet is on both selections to win and the second bet is on both selections to be placed. Both selections must win or be placed in order for you to get a return, with the returns from the first reinvested on the second on a win-to-win and place-to-place basis.

Treble

A treble consists of one bet involving three selections in different events. All three selections must win in order for you to get a return. The returns from the first are reinvested on the second and then onto the third.

Each-Way Treble

An each-way treble consists of two bets involving three selections in different events. The first bet is on all selections to win and the second bet is on all selections to be placed. All selections must win or be placed in order for you to get a return, with the returns from the first reinvested on the second and then onto the third on a win-to-win and place-to-place basis.

Accumulator

An accumulator (sometimes known as a 'roll-up' and in the US as a 'parlay') is one bet with four or more selections from different events. For example, Four-fold accumulator = accumulator with four selections, Five-fold accumulator = accumulator with five selections, and so on. All selections must win in order for you to get a return. The returns from each selection are reinvested on successive selections.

Each-Way Accumulator

An each-way accumulator consists of two bets on four or more selections in different events. The first bet is on all selections to win and the second bet is on all selections to be placed. All selections must win or be placed in order for you to get a return, with the returns from each selection reinvested on successive selections on a win-to-win and place-to-place basis.

Single Stakes About - SSA

This bet consists of two single bets on two selections (the stake on each successful selection is reinvested on the other selection.) Also known as a 'vice-versa'.

Double Stakes About - DSA

This is the same as 'single stakes about', but where returns from the first winning selection are invested at double the original stake on the second selection. You can also have triple stakes about, quadruple stakes about, etc.

Trixie

A Trixie consists of four bets involving three selections from different events:

3 doubles 
1 treble

A minimum of two of your selections must win in order for you to get a return.
A £1 Trixie has a total stake of £4

Each-Way Trixie

An each-way Trixie consists of eight bets involving three selections from different events:

3 win doubles
3 place doubles
1 win treble 
1 place treble

A minimum of two of your selections must win or place in order for you to get a return.
A £1 each-way Trixie has a total stake of £8

Patent

A Patent consists of seven bets involving three selections from different events:

3 singles 
3 doubles 
1 treble

At least one selection must win in order for you to get a return.
A £1 Patent has a total stake of £7

Each-Way Patent

An each-way Patent consists of 14 bets involving 3 selections from different events:

3 win singles
3 place singles 
3 win doubles 
3 place doubles
1 win treble 
1 place treble

You need only one selection to win or place in order for you to get a return.
A £1 each-way Patent has a total stake of £14

Round Robin

A Round Robin consists of 10 bets involving 3 selections in different events:

3 pairs of 'single stakes about' bets
3 doubles 
1 treble

You need only one winner to guarantee a return.
A £1 Round Robin has a total stake of £10

Yankee

A Yankee consists of 11 bets involving 4 selections from different events:

6 doubles
4 trebles 
1 accumulator

A minimum of two of your selections must win in order for you to get a return.
A £1 Yankee has a total stake of £11

Each-Way Yankee

An each-way Yankee consists of 22 bets involving 4 selections from different events:

6 win doubles
6 place doubles
4 win trebles
4 place trebles
1 win accumulator 
1 place accumulator

A minimum of two of your selections must win or place in order for you to get a return.
A £1 each-way Yankee has a total stake of £22

Lucky 15

A Lucky 15 consists of 15 bets involving 4 selections in different events:

4 singles 
6 doubles 
4 trebles 
1 accumulator

You need only one winner to guarantee a return. 
A £1 Lucky 15 has a total stake of £15

Each-Way Lucky 15

 An each-way Lucky 15 consists of 30 bets involving 4 selections in different events:

4 win singles
4 place singles 
6 win doubles
6 place doubles 
4 win trebles 
4 place trebles
1 win accumulator
1 place accumulator

You need only one win or place to guarantee a return. 
A £1 each-way Lucky 15 has a total stake of £30

Flag

A Flag consists of 23 bets on 4 selections in different events.

6 'single stakes about' bets in pairs
6 doubles
4 trebles 
1 accumulator

You need only one winner to guarantee a return.
A £1 Flag has a total stake of £23

Canadian or Super Yankee

A Super Yankee (or Canadian) consists of 26 bets involving 5 selections from different events:

10 doubles 
10 trebles
5 four-fold accumulators 
1 five-fold accumulator

You need a minimum of two of your selections to win to get a return. 
A £1 Canadian has a total stake of £26

Each-Way Canadian or Super Yankee

An each-way Super Yankee (or Canadian) consists of 52 bets involving 5 selections from different events:

10 win doubles
10 place doubles 
10 win trebles
10 place trebles
5 win four-fold accumulators
5 place four-fold accumulators 
1 win five-fold accumulator
1 place five-fold accumulator

You need a minimum of two of your selections to win or place to get a return. 
A £1 each-way Canadian has a total stake of £52

Lucky 31

A Lucky 31 consists of 31 bets involving 5 selections in different horse racing or greyhound racing events:

5 singles
10 doubles 
10 trebles
5 four-fold accumulators
1 five-fold accumulator

You need only one winner to guarantee a return A £1 Lucky 31 has a total stake of £31

Each-Way Lucky 31

An each-way Lucky 31 consists of 62 bets involving 5 selections in different events:

5 win singles
5 place singles
10 win doubles
10 place doubles 
10 win trebles
10 place trebles
5 win four-fold accumulators
5 place four-fold accumulators
1 win five-fold accumulator
1 place five-fold accumulator
You need only one of your selections to win or place to get a return.
A £1 each-way Lucky 31 has a total stake of £62

Heinz

A Heinz consists of 57 bets involving 6 selections from different events:

15 doubles
20 trebles
15 four-fold accumulators
6 five-fold accumulator 
1 six-fold accumulator

A minimum of two of your selections must win in order for you to get a return. 
A £1 Heinz has a total stake of £57

Each-Way Heinz

An each-way Heinz consists of 114 bets involving 6 selections from different events:

15 win doubles
15 place doubles
20 win trebles
20 place trebles
15 win four-fold accumulators
15 place four-fold accumulators
6 win five-fold accumulator 
6 place five-fold accumulator 
1 win six-fold accumulator
1 place six-fold accumulator

A minimum of 2 of your selections must win or place in order for you to get a return. 
A £1 each-way Heinz has a total stake of £114

Lucky 63

A Lucky 63 consists of 63 bets involving 6 selections in different horse racing or greyhound racing events:

6 singles
15 doubles
20 trebles
15 four-fold accumulators 
6 five-fold accumulators
1 six-fold accumulator
You need only one winner to guarantee a return. 
A £1 Lucky 63 has a total stake of £63

Each-Way Lucky 63

An each-way Lucky 63 consists of 126 bets involving 6 selections in different events:

6 win singles
6 place singles
15 win doubles
15 place doubles
20 win trebles
20 place trebles
15 win four-fold accumulators
15 place four-fold accumulators 
6 win five-fold accumulators
6 place five-fold accumulators
1 win six-fold accumulator 
1 place six-fold accumulator

You need only one of your selections to win or place to get a return.
A £1 each-way Lucky 63 has a total stake of £126

Super Heinz

A Super Heinz consists of 120 bets involving 7 selections from different events:

21 doubles
35 trebles
35 four-fold accumulators
21 five -fold accumulators 
7 six-fold accumulators 
1 seven-fold accumulator

A minimum of two of your selections must win in order for you to get a return. A £1 Super Heinz has a total stake of £120

Each-Way Super Heinz

An each-way Super Heinz consists of 240 bets involving 7 selections from different events:

21 win doubles
21 place doubles
35 win trebles
35 place trebles
35 win four-fold accumulators
35 place four-fold accumulators
21 win five -fold accumulators
21 place five -fold accumulators 
7 win six-fold accumulators
7 place six-fold accumulators 
1 win seven-fold accumulator 
1 place seven-fold accumulator

A minimum of two of your selections must win or place in order for you to get a return. 
A £1 each-way Super Heinz has a total stake of £240

Goliath

A Goliath consists of 247 bets involving 8 selections from different events:

28 doubles 
56 trebles
70 four-fold accumulators 
56 five-fold accumulators
28 six-fold accumulators
8 seven-fold accumulators 
1 eight-fold accumulator

A minimum of two of your selections must win in order for you to get a return.
A £1 Goliath has a total stake of £247

Each-Way Goliath

An each-way Goliath consists of 494 bets involving 8 selections from different events:

28 win doubles
28 place doubles
56 win trebles
56 place trebles
70 win four-fold accumulators
70 place four-fold accumulators 
56 win five-fold accumulators
56 place five-fold accumulators 
28 win six-fold accumulators
28 place six-fold accumulators
8 win seven-fold accumulators 
8 place seven-fold accumulators 
1 win eight-fold accumulator 
1 place eight-fold accumulator

A minimum of two of your selections must win or place in order for you to get a return.
A £1 each-way Goliath has a total stake of £494

Forecasts

A forecast bet is one where you predict the first and second in a horse or greyhound race. Computer forecast dividends are declared after each race. They are based on starting prices and quoted to a £1 stake.

Straight forecast - A straight forecast (or SFC) is one bet involving two selections in the same race to finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order. For example:

1:20 Lingfield
1st Tommy's Boy 
2nd Fred's Lad

A £1 SFC = 1 x £1 unit stake = Total £1.00

The first named selection (Tommy's Boy) must be placed 1st, and the second named (Fred's Lad) must be placed 2nd for this bet to win. If successful you would receive 1 times the Computer Straight Forecast (CSF) dividend.

Straight forecast doubles - SFC doubles are staked in exactly the same way as ordinary doubles. The only difference is that you take two selections per race. For example:

1:00 Ayr
1st Lucky Nick
2nd Joker Joe
1:20 Lingfield
1st Tommy's Boy
2nd Fred's Lad

A £1 SFC double = 1 x £1 unit stake = Total £1.00

Both SFC predictions must be correct for there to be any return. In this example, Lucky Nick must finish first and Joker Joe second in the 1.00 at Ayr and Tommy's Boy must finish first and Fred's Lad second in the 1.20 at Lingfield in order for there to be any returns. Returns are calculated in the same way as a standard 'double', with the returns from the first forecast reinvested on the second.

Straight forecast trebles - SFC Trebles are staked in exactly the same way as ordinary trebles. The only difference is that you take two selections per race. For example:

1:00 Ayr
1st Lucky Nick
2nd Joker Joe
1:20 Lingfield
1st Tommy's Boy
2nd Fred's Lad
1:30 Ascot
1st Knight Error
2nd Bob's Return

A £1 SFC treble = 1 x £1 unit stake = Total £1.00

All 3 SFC predictions must be successful for there to be any return. In this example, Lucky Nick must finish first and Joker Joe second in the 1.00 at Ayr, Tommy's Boy must finish first and Fred's Lad second in the 1.20 at Lingfield and Knight Error must finish first and Bob's Return second in the 1.30 at Ascot in order for there to be any returns. Returns are calculated in the same way as a standard 'treble', with the returns from the first forecast reinvested on the second and then onto the third.

Reversed forecast - A reversed forecast (or RFC) is two bets involving 2 selections in the same race finishing 1st and 2nd in either order. As such it is two straight forecasts, for example:

1:20 Lingfield
Tommy's Boy 
Fred's Lad
A £1 RFC = 2 x £1 unit stake = Total £2.00

The named selections can finish 1st or 2nd in either order. If successful you would receive 1 times the CSF dividend.

Reversed forecast doubles - A RFC Double consists of 4 individual doubles. For example:

1:00 Ayr
1st Lucky Nick
2nd Joker Joe
1:20 Lingfield
1st Tommy's Boy
2nd Fred's Lad

This breaks down into the following possible forecast doubles:
1 - 1:00 Ayr 1st Lucky Nick 2nd Joker Joe; 1:20 Lingfield 1st Tommy's Boy 2nd Fred's Lad
2 - 1:00 Ayr 1st Lucky Nick 2nd Joker Joe; 1:20 Lingfield 1st Fred's Lad 2nd Tommy's Boy
3 - 1:00 Ayr 1st Joker Joe 2nd Lucky Nick; 1:20 Lingfield 1st Tommy's Boy 2nd Fred's Lad
4 - 1:00 Ayr 1st Joker Joe 2nd Lucky Nick; 1:20 Lingfield 1st Fred's Lad 2nd Tommy's Boy

The number of RFC doubles can be calculated by multiplying the number of doubles in the total number of races by 4.

Reversed forecast trebles - A RFC Treble consists of 8 individual trebles. For example:

1:00 Ayr
1st Lucky Nick
2nd Joker Joe
1:20 Lingfield
1st Tommy's Boy
2nd Fred's Lad
1:30 Ascot
1st Knight Error
2nd Bob's Return

This breaks down into the following possible forecast trebles:
1 - 1:00 Ayr 1st Lucky Nick 2nd Joker Joe; 1:20 Lingfield 1st Tommy's Boy 2nd Fred's Lad; 1:30 Ascot 1st Knight Error 2nd Bob's Return
2 - 1:00 Ayr 1st Lucky Nick 2nd Joker Joe; 1:20 Lingfield 1st Fred's Lad 2nd Tommy's Boy; 1:30 Ascot 1st Knight Error 2nd Bob's Return
3 - 1:00 Ayr 1st Lucky Nick 2nd Joker Joe; 1:20 Lingfield 1st Tommy's Boy 2nd Fred's Lad; 1:30 Ascot 1st Bob's Return 2nd Knight Error
4 - 1:00 Ayr 1st Lucky Nick 2nd Joker Joe; 1:20 Lingfield 1st Fred's Lad 2nd Tommy's Boy; 1:30 Ascot 1st Bob's Return 2nd Knight Error
5 - 1:00 Ayr 1st Joker Joe 2nd Lucky Nick; 1:20 Lingfield 1st Tommy's Boy 2nd Fred's Lad; 1:30 Ascot 1st Knight Error 2nd Bob's Return
6 - 1:00 Ayr 1st Joker Joe 2nd Lucky Nick; 1:20 Lingfield 1st Fred's Lad 2nd Tommy's Boy; 1:30 Ascot 1st Knight Error 2nd Bob's Return
7 - 1:00 Ayr 1st Joker Joe 2nd Lucky Nick; 1:20 Lingfield 1st Tommy's Boy 2nd Fred's Lad; 1:30 Ascot 1st Bob's Return 2nd Knight Error
8 - 1:00 Ayr 1st Joker Joe 2nd Lucky Nick; 1:20 Lingfield 1st Fred's Lad 2nd Tommy's Boy; 1:30 Ascot 1st Bob's Return 2nd Knight Error

The number of RFC trebles can be calculated by multiplying the number of trebles in the total number of races by 8.

Combination forecasts - A combination forecast involves three or more selections in one event, two of which must finish 1st and 2nd in any order. In effect, a combination forecast is a series of straight forecast bets and therefore requires multiple stakes according to the number of selections specified. For example:

1.20 Lingfield
Tommy's Boy
Fred's Lad
Dave's Delight

The bet breaks down into the following possible forecasts:
1st 2nd 
Tommy's Boy Fred's Lad
Tommy's Boy Dave's Delight 
Fred's Lad Tommy's Boy 
Fred's Lad Dave's Delight 
Dave's Delight Tommy's Boy 
Dave's Delight Fred's Lad

The easiest way to calculate the number of bets in a CFC is:
Number of selections x preceding number
So, for 3 selections, 3 x 2 = 6
A £1 combination forecast (or CFC) for three selections = 6 x £1 unit stake = Total £6
If you picked 5 selections in a race, you would have 20 combination forecast bets (5 x 4 = 20).

Combination forecast doubles and trebles - These bets involve combination forecasts across two races (doubles) or three races (trebles). To win you must have included the first two finishers in two races for doubles or three races for trebles. The total number of bets in a cfc double or cfc treble is calculated by multiplying the number of bets in each cfc together. For example:

1:00 Ayr
Lucky Nick
Joker Joe
Milly's Mate
1.20 Lingfield
Tommy's Boy
Fred's Lad
Dave's Delight

£1 combination forecast double (6 bets x 6 bets) = 36 bets x £1 unit stake = Total £36.00

Each combination forecast must be successful for the bet to win, with returns reinvested on subsequent selections.

Tricasts - Tricast betting involves predicting 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in a horse or greyhound race. Tricast dividends (like forecasts) are declared after each race, based on starting prices and quoted to a £1 stake. Tricasts are usually only available on handicap horse races with eight or more runners and featured greyhound race meetings. See 'Tricasts' under 'General Rules' for full confirmation of which races we accept tricasts on.

Straight tricasts - This bet involves three selections in a race finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the order named. (The closest equivalent to a Tricast in many countries is a Trifecta or a Tierce). For example:

1.20 Lingfield
Tommy's Boy
Fred's Lad
Dave's Delight

A £1 Straight Tricast (STC or TC) = 1 x £1 unit stake = Total £1

In order for the bet to win, Tommy's Boy must finish 1st, Fred's Lad must finish 2nd and Dave's Delight must finish 3rd. 

Combination tricasts - This bet involves three or more selections in the same race finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in any order.
To calculate the number of bets in a Combination Tricast:
Number of selections x 2 preceding numbers. For example:

1.20 Lingfield
Tommy's Boy
Fred's Lad
Dave's Delight

3 x 2 x 1 = 6 bets.
A £1 combination tricast (CTC ) = 6 x £1 unit stake = Total £6

In order to win, the three selections must finish in the first three places in any order. The return would be £1 multiplied by the tricast dividend.