Ante Post Betting

Ante post betting refers to betting on events in the future. For these, you may be able to take a bigger price than you would closer to the event. However, the risk with Ante Post betting is that if your selection is a non-runner, your bet is settled as a loser and you do not receive your stake back.

Please see the below section on Ante Post rules taken from our Online Sports Rules:

Ante Post bets are accepted on the basis of ‘all in’, whether the horse or selection participates or not. This means that if the horse or selection does not run or participate in the race/event named, the bet is a loser. This applies even if the selection was not entered in the race, as long as there was the possibility that it could have been entered at a later stage.

Ante-Post Horse Racing


Unless advertised differently ante-post bets will be declared void in the following circumstances:

the race is abandoned and does not take place at a later date at the same venue;

Postponed Race(s)/Meetings - Race(S) Run Another Day

All Ante-post Bets Placed Before Final Declaration Stage

Bets will stand if the race is run on a later date at the same venue.

All Bets Placed After Final Declaration Stage

If a bet is placed after the final declarations, but the race is postponed to another day, all bets will be void.

Each-Way Ante Post bets are settled according to the Each-Way terms advertised at the time the bet was placed. Ante Post selections can be included in most types of bets, including our range of speciality bets. However, any built-in bonuses and consolations specific to certain speciality bets (such as double the odds one winner on a Lucky 15/31/63 bet) will not apply.

  • the race is declared void;
  • the race is moved to a different venue;
  • the selection is balloted out;
  • the selection was ineligible for the race at the time the bet was struck. For example, if after all entry stages have been closed, a bet has been struck on a runner who is not in the list of entries then the bet will be considered void;
  • it is not possible for the selection to win at the time the bet was struck, for example the horse is dead;
  • the ante-post bet is offered "with a run" which is a specific ante-post bet where stakes are not lost on the non-running horse.