Sportsbook Horse Racing - Dead Heat - What happens to my bet?

A dead heat in betting is when two or more participants tie for a position in an event.

In Horse Racing if two horses or more cross the finish line together and cannot be separated, even after a photo finish, a dead heat is declared.


How is my bet calculated?

If you have staked £10 on a horse at odds of 10/1 but two horses have been declared winners, you will get paid half your stake at the full odds:

£5 x 10/1 + £5 stake returned = £55 winnings

For three runners tied your stake is divided by three and so on.


Check out how dead heats are calculated on the Exchange here.

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