Odds,Non Runners Ante Post Racing Bets.


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Explanation of Ante Post Betting For Horse Racing and Greyhound Fans - When You Can Bet,The Odds,Non Runner Implications When making Ante Post Bets.


This article will explain the rules when taking ante post bets.

Actually,ante post betting is now a less popular option for punters as the betting firms have become more competitive,and many bookmakers now offer you ante post odds with a guarantee that if the horse (or greyhound)does not run,you get your money back - known as non runner no bet.

However,you can get better odds,and bet earlier,than when that Non Runner No Bet refund kicks in,so here are the things you need to know when betting ante post.

Ante Post is the term for taking odds about a horse,or greyhound,at least one day before the event takes place.

The whole theory of ante post betting is that you get bigger odds than you would expect on the actual day of the race - but,and this is why bookmakers can offer bigger odds,you lose your money,if for any reason your horse pulls out,and does not run.


Normally,you would expect that the earlier you bet on any race,the bigger the odds,as the risk of injury,or change of plans over a longer period escalates the danger of withdrawal.

As mentioned earlier,some bookmakers do offer ante post non runner cashback,but you will only get that insurance pretty close to the race day when prices have settled.

Another bonus for ante post punters is,if your horse survives to race day,and other fancied horses are withdrawn,your odds are locked in and secure - there are no rule 4 deductions to your ante post odds.

You can also take each way odds at ante post prices.

You can also do ante post doubles - but understand,that if one leg of your double does not race,your win double is lost.

Sometimes a big race may,for weather reasons usually,be postponed and moved to another date - if this occurs,your bet is not lost,but carries forward to the new date of event.

If a race is declared void,and not re run,all bets are returned.

Regards races that are postponed and run later,bookmakers may offer their punters some leeway.If for example,the race is moved to another racetrack,new entries allowed,or the surface changes.This rarely happens,and in the past,the bookmakers have treated their customers fairly,and you can often choose whether to let your bet stand or claim back a refund.

You will not get paid if you take an ante post bet that has a bearing on another ante post bet.So,for example,if you back a horse ante post to win a big Derby trial race,and also do in a double,the same horse,to win the Derby.You can do 2 single bets at those odds and get paid,but the first winning bet influences the odds that should apply to the second part of a double bet.The bookmaker will pay you out on double - but not as much as you were expecting !.

You cannot do place only bets,or forecasts,and similar bets at ante post odds.

Ante post bets are not so popular as in years gone by,but still have a place in punters options when betting early on the big events of horse racing and greyhounds.


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