Ante Post Betting Explained
Ante post bets are bets placed in advance of the event – in horse racing this means bets placed prior to the overnight declaration stage.
A lot of the big races will have ante post betting available – on our website you can find these races in our Future Racing section.
All the big races would be available well in advance of the day of the race as many punters like to pick a horse early in the season when they are a big price as they think they have a good chance at a big race later in the season.
Examples of races where ante-post betting would be available:
-Aintree Grand National
-Dubai World Cup
An advantage of this type of betting is that you may get a better price for a horse than if you waited for the declarations.
The main disadvantage of ante post betting is that if your horse doesn’t run it is considered a loser – ante post bets are accepted all in run or not.
There are some exceptions to this (see our comprehensive help section for more detials) when the horse will be void and the stake refunded.
Although ante post betting is popular in horse racing the same rules can apply across all sporting events – look out on the website for “ante post rules apply”‘.
Non runner No Bet
For really big races like the Aintree Grand National and big festivals like the March meeting at Cheltenham, we suspend ante post rules early and declare ‘Non runner No Bet’
What this means is that if your horse does not run you will get your stake back whereas normally it would be considered a loser under ante-post rules.
The racing pages will either say ‘Non runner No Bet’ or ‘Ante Post rules apply’. If you need clarification just talk or chat with our customer service team and they can guide you.