Racing Rules

Table of contents:

1. General

1.1 Where a race meeting is transferred from one racecourse to another, all betting rules will apply as if the meeting was not transferred and the betting limits shall be for the course on which the meeting should have been held..

1.2 If a race is abandoned then all live bets on that races will be cancelled and monies refunded, subject to Unibet Wager Type Rules for specific bet types (take special note of "Multi" rules).

1.3 If a race is postponed then all wagers placed after final field stage on that race are cancelled and monies refunded, subject to Unibet Wager Type Rules (take special note of "Multi" rules). All wagers placed before final field stage will stand.

1.4 In the event of a horse being withdrawn late by order of the stewards then all wagers will be paid as stewards from that meeting direct, including deductions on remaining runners (subject to all-in rules). Note that deductions for runners scratched from international events may vary from the Australian standard scale of deductions.

1.5 If a wager is accepted, but afterwards found to have been taken after the result of the race was known, or in the opinion of Unibet management could have been anticipated (e.g. the runner was several lengths in front with a hundred metres to go), the wager will be voided and refunded.

1.6 We reserve the right to refuse the whole or part of any wager.

1.7 Where there are eight (8) or more runners in a race, the place dividend shall be paid on first, second and third places. Where there are seven (7), six (6) or five (5) runners in a race, the place dividend shall be paid on first and second places only. In the event of a scratching which results in a change of the field size from eight (8) or more runners down to seven (7), six (6) or five (5) runners, there will still be 3 place dividends for bets placed when there were eight (8) or more runners, less a deduction if applicable. Where there are four (4) runners or less betting will be Win only, all place bets will be void regardless of when the bet was placed. Bets placed on tote odds will be paid at the place terms declared after official scratchings, regardless of the time of bet placement. In the case of a late scratching (after the standard official scratching time for the meeting) the number of places paid on tote odds place bets will be equivalent to that of the TAB paying the highest number of places.

1.8 Where there are seven (7), six (6) or five (5) runners in a race, the place dividend shall be paid on first and second places only. Fixed-odds each-way bets will pay the place at one-third of the win odds.

1.9 Where there are less than five (5) runners in a race, the wagers shall be "Win Only".

1.10 If no bet type is specified the default bet type will be a win bet.

1.11 The place portion of each-way bets may not always be paid at the same product as the win type.(please check the product shown when placing this type of bet)

1.12 If no dividend is declared for an exotic, then it defaults to NSW div, then QLD div, then our discretion.

1.13 At the discretion of Unibet management, tote pools of under $500 may be disregarded in the calculation of best tote or middle tote dividends.

1.14 At the discretion of Unibet management, exotic payouts may be restricted to a maximum of the size of the tote pool for that particular race and bettype they are based on.

1.15 Major Australian TABs shall be defined as the Victorian TAB, the NSW TAB and the QLD TAB.

1.16 All monetary amounts shown in these rules are in AUD.

1.17 For all Unibet Exotics, Unibet pays winning combinations as declared by the Victorian TAB, and all dividends at a dividend equal to the Victorian TAB .
1.18 For all Unibet Exotics, in the event that there is no dividend declared by the Victorian Tab then the NSW TAB dividend shall be used. In the event that there is no dividend declared by the Victorian or NSW TAB then the QLD TAB dividend shall be used. In the event that there is no dividend declared by any of the three major TABs then Unibet will declare its own dividend.

1.19 In the event of a dead-heat for a fixed odds bet, winners will be paid as follows in this order of precedence.

a. Two-way dead heat for 1st - Each winning bet is paid at half the face value of the ticket. For 5,6,or 7 runners, placing are paid on both dead-heaters. For 8 or more runners, placings are paid on both dead-heaters and the 2nd horse only.
   
b. Three-way dead heat for first - Each winning bet is paid at one third the face value of the ticket. For 5,6, or seven runners, placings are paid on all three winners at two-thirds of the face value. For 8 or more runners placings are paid on all three winners only.
   
c. Two-way dead heat for second. For 5,6 or 7 runners, placings are paid in full on the runner that came 1st, and at half the face value for the dead-heaters. For 8 or more runners, placings are paid in full on the runner that came 1st, and in full for the second dead-heaters.
   
d. Three-way dead heat for second. For 5,6 or 7 runners, placings are paid in full on the runner that came 1st, and at one-third the face value for the dead-heaters. For 8 or more runners, placings are paid in full on the runner that came 1st, and at two-thirds of the face value for the dead-heaters.

e. Two-way dead heat for third. For 5,6 or 7 runners placings are paid in full on the runner that came 1st, and in full for the runner than came 2nd, no dividend will be paid for the runners that dead heated. For 8 or more runners, placings are paid in full on the runner that came 1st, and in full for the runner that came 2nd, and at half the face value of the ticket for the dead-heaters.

f. Three-way dead heat for third. For 5,6 or 7 runners placings are paid in full on the runner that came 1st, and in full for the runner than came 2nd, no dividend will be paid for the runners that dead heated. For 8 or more runners, placings are paid in full on the runner that came 1st, and in full for the runner that came 2nd, and at one-third the face value of the ticket for the dead-heaters.

g. Major Australian TABs shall be defined as the Victorian TAB, the NSW TAB and the QLD TAB. 


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2. Wager type rules

2.1 "Best Tote" (Best of 3) Betting Rules

a. Subject to the following rules, "Best Tote" win, place or each-way guarantees a dividend equal to the highest official corresponding dividend paid by any of the three major Australian TABs pertaining to the relevant result and bet type. If only two of the three major TABs declare a dividend then the higher of the two dividends shall be used. If only one of the major Australian TABs declares a dividend then that dividend shall be used.
   
b. Unibet reserves the right to restrict the maximum net winnings paid out under "Best Tote (Win)" wagers to $100,000 and "Best Tote (place)" wagers to $25,000. Please note that these limits may be lower for individual clients. Clients who have been allocated lower limits will have these limits displayed in the betting column headers and on their coupons. Where a Client places a wager that would result in the Client winning more than their nominated limit on a "Best Tote " win, place or each-way bet, the balance of the stake that would result in a win in excess of their nominated limit will be wagered at a price equal to the corresponding Victorian TAB dividend.
   
c. Where a "+" symbol is displayed on the end of Best Tote, this shall indicate the bet type is "Best Tote Plus" meaning that a Starting Price guarantee will be given. A starting price guarantee means that if the official SP for your winning bet is greater than the corresponding dividend from the three major Australian TABs, then the bet will be paid at the official Starting Price.
   
d. Best Tote each-way and Best Tote + each-way bets will pay the place portion at middle tote

2.2 "Middle Tote" (Best of 2) Betting Rules:

a. Subject to the following rules, "Middle Tote" win, place or each-way guarantees a dividend equal to the second highest official corresponding dividend paid by any of the three major Australian TABs pertaining to the relevant result and bet type. If only two of the three major TABs declare a corresponding dividend then the higher of the two dividends shall be used. If only one of the major Australian TABs declares a corresponding dividend then that dividend shall be used.
   
b. Unibet reserves the right to restrict the maximum net winnings paid out under "Middle Tote (win)" wagers to $100,000 and "Middle Tote (place)" wagers to $25,000. Where a Client places a wager that would result in the Client winning more than these limits on a "Middle Tote" bet, the balance of the stake that would result in a win in excess of the limits will be wagered at corresponding Victorian TAB dividend pertaining to the relevant result and bet type.

2.3 "Tote + 10%" and ""Tote+5%"" Betting Rules:

a. Subject to the following rules, where "DIV" represents a dividend to be equal to the dividend paid by the Victorian TAB pertaining to the relevant result and bet type, "Tote + 10%" is calculated using the following formula. (((DIV -1) x 1.1)+1)
   
b. Subject to the following rules, where "DIV" represents a dividend to be equal to the dividend paid by the Victorian TAB pertaining to the relevant result and bet type, ""Tote+5%"" is calculated using the following formula. (((DIV -1) x 1.05)+1)
   
c. Unibet reserves the right to restrict the maximum net winnings paid out under "Tote + 10% (win)" and ""Tote+5%"& (win)" wagers to $100,000, and "Tote + 10%"(place); and ""Tote+5%" (place)" to $25,000. Where a Client places a wager that would result in the Client winning more than these limits on the balance of the stake that would result in a win in excess of the limits will be wagered at the corresponding Victorian TAB dividend pertaining to the relevant result and bet type.
   
d. "Tote+10%" each-way bets will pay the place portion at "Tote+5%".

2.4 Win, Place and Each-way Fixed Odds betting rules:

a. Prior to the final field being declared, these wagers are accepted on an 'All In' basis. (i.e. no refunds for non-runners and no deductions taken for scratchings). Wagers struck after the final field is declared are subject to deductions for scratchings, and refunds will be given for scratched runners. The value of the deduction is as determined by Unibet.
b. Where a "+" symbol is displayed on the end of "Fixed", this shall indicate the bet type is "Fixed Plus", meaning that a guarantee will be given. The guarantee can be either best tote, official SP + 1 roll, Unibet SP + 1 roll or Vic tote +10% The guarantee will depend on the track where the race is run. The guarantee means that if the ‘guanantee product’ for your winning bet is greater than the fixed odds dividend you have taken, then the bet will be paid at the ‘guarantee product’.

2.5 "Top Fluc" (Top Fluctuation, Best Fluc and Best Fluctuation) Betting Rules:

a. "Top-Fluc" is available on selected meetings only.
   
b.   "Top-Fluc" is defined as the official highest Official Price fluctuation of your selection given by the OP (Official Price) from the corresponding racetrack of the meeting your selection is participating at. EG For all races in Victoria "Top-Fluc" is defined as the highest official fluctuation of your selection given by the VOP (Victorian Official Price).
   
c. Top Fluc wagers can be placed up to the running of the previous race, or in the case of the first race of the program, 40 minutes prior to running. Unibet reserves the right to cancel bets placed after these cut-off times.
   
d. Unibet reserves the right to restrict the maximum net winnings on Top Fluc wagers to $20,000 on win bets and $5,000 on the place portion of each-way bets. Where a Client places a wager that would result in the Client winning more than these limits on a "Top Fluc" bet, the balance of the stake that would result in a win in excess of the limits will be put on at "Tote+5%". Please note that these limits may be lower for individual clients. Clients who have been allocated lower limits will have these limits displayed in the betting column headers and on their coupons. Where a Client places a wager that would result in them winning more than their nominated limit on a "Top Fluc" win or each-way bet, the balance of the stake that would result in a win in excess of the limits will be put on at "Tote+5%".
   
e. In regards to Top Fluc each-way bets, if at any stage of betting the race favourite reaches a dividend of less than $2 (according to the official course fluctuations), and/or the field is reduced to nine or less runners, then the place portion of "Top Fluc" each-way bets shall be paid at a dividend equal to that of the "Place Tote +5%" dividend for the relevant result.

2.6 "Quinella" rules:

a. A "Quinella" requires that the first two (2) placegetters be nominated in any order.
b. In the event of a Dead Heat for second, there will be as many dividends as there are correct order combinations as declared by the Victorian TAB.

2.7 "Exacta" rules:

a. An "Exacta" requires that the first two (2) placegetters are nominated in correct order.

b. In the event of a Dead Heat for first, second or both, there will be as many dividends as there are correct order combinations as declared by the Victorian TAB.

2.8 "Trifecta" rules:

a. A "Trifecta" requires that the first three (3) placegetters are nominated in correct order.
   
b. In the event of a Dead Heat for any or all of the place getters, there will be as many dividends as there are correct order combinations as declared by the Victorian TAB.

2.9 "Quadrella" rules:

a. A "Quadrella" requires nominating the winner of four (4) races as nominated by the Victorian TAB.
  
b. In the event of a Dead Heat for any or all of the winners, there will be as many dividends as there are correct combinations as declared by the Victorian TAB.
   
c. In the event of a jackpot and there is no dividend declared by the Victorian TAB then Unibet will not pay a dividend.

d. In the event that one of your selections is either a) declared a non-runner or b) scratched after the time you have placed your bet, any money invested on that selection will be transferred to the runner that is the Victorian totalisator betting favourite when betting is resulted on that particular race (“known as the “substitute favourite”). In the event that you have already included the substitute favourite in your Quadrella, you will be given that selection twice.

2.10 "SP+" (Starting Price plus) rules:

a. "SP+" is available on selected meetings only. "SP+" is defined as the official bookmakers starting price of your selection given by the controlling body from the corresponding racetrack of the meeting your selection is participating at, plus one extra roll of the prices table as supplied by Unibet (e.g. an SP of 6/4 would become 13/8 as "SP+").

2.11 "Multi" rules:

a. A "Multi" is defined as a combination bet where a runner is selected to win ("win" meaning to be placed if the bet type chosen is a place bet type) it's respective event in each of two or more races.
   
b. The bet is deemed as a losing bet when the first of any of the "Multi" legs is lost.
   
c. If a race is abandoned where that race is a leg of the "Multi", then all live "Multi's" that include that race shall have their result determined on the remaining races in that "Multi", and the dividend of the "Multi" shall be reduced by a factor equivalent to the price of the selected runner in that abandoned leg.
   
d. In the event of late scratchings, deductions made on the face value of winning "Multi" tickets must be made using the same scale as the official deductions.
   
e. If a race is postponed where that race is a leg of the "Multi" then:

    i. if the "Multi" was taken prior to the final field of this race being declared, then the "Multi" shall stand as originally taken.
    ii. if the "Multi" was taken after the final field of this race being declared, then all live "Multi's" that include that race shall have their result determined on the remaining races in that "Multi", and the dividend of the "Multi" shall be reduced by a factor equivalent to the price of the runner in that leg.

f. When one of your selections is scratched from your "Multi", then:

    i. if at the time of placing the "Multi", the race your scratched selection was in was at final field stage, that leg shall be removed from the "Multi" and the remaining legs will make up your new "Multi". If after this there is only one leg remaining then that leg will become a single win bet.
    ii. if at the time of placing the "Multi" the race your selection was entered in was NOT at final field stage, then the "Multi" is lost.

2.12 "PlaceCard" rules:

a. In fields of 8 or more runners, horses that run first, second or third are deemed to be eligible for a winning "PlaceCard"
   
b. In fields of five (5), six (6) or seven (7) runners, only horses that run first and second are deemed to be eligible for a winning "PlaceCard".
   
c. In fields of less than five (5) runners only the horse that runs first is deemed to be eligible for a winning "PlaceCard".
   
d. Where there is a late scratching(s) and the field is reduced to 7 runners or less, the above rules will apply for all wagers taken after the official late scratching(s) time. For wagers placed on fields of 8 or more prior to the official late scratching(s) time, first, second and third placings will count towards the "PlaceCard".
   
e. If the Client's selection in one leg is scratched, then it becomes a three race "PlaceCard" (add the odds of the remaining three legs).
   
f. If two or more of the Client's selections are scratched then the Place Card is cancelled and the wager is credited back to the Client's account.
   
g. If one leg is abandoned or declared a no race, then it becomes a three race "PlaceCard" (add the odds of the remaining three legs).
   
h. If two or more legs are abandoned or declared no races, then all "PlaceCard's" are cancelled and the wager is credited back to the Client's account.
   
i. If there is a dead-heat for third place in any of the four (4) designated races, the odds are halved for each horse that has dead-heated in that leg and added to the other three legs. In the case of triple dead-heats, one third of the odds will be added to the other three legs.
   
j. Unless otherwise agreed with Unibet, the maximum that a Client can win per day at any one racing venue on a "PlaceCard" is AUD$30,000.


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3. "Jockey Challenge" rules

a. Betting on the "Jockey Challenge" is Win Only.
   
b. The "Any other individual jockey" option shall be defined as the points earned by any one individual jockey riding at that meeting outside of the jockeys already nominated in the list of betting options for that meeting.
   
c. In the case of two or more jockeys finishing the day on the same amount of points the Dead Heat Rule applies. This is regardless of the amount of outright winners ridden by either of these jockeys.
   
d. If any individual jockey in the market does not complete at least one (1) ride for the meeting, all wagers on the "Jockey Challenge" for that meeting will be cancelled and monies refunded. For this clause, the term "complete" will be defined as having started in a race, not finishing a race (e.g. if that jockey falls off mid-race it will still be considered that he has completed a race)
   
e. If the meeting is postponed or abandoned at any stage, all wagers on the "Jockey Challenge" for that meeting will be cancelled and monies refunded regardless of standings at the time.


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