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Understanding Rule 4 Horse Race Deductions

July 25, 2018 July 25, 2018 Jay Castillo

If you enjoy betting on horse racing, then it is going to be beneficial for you to get your head around the many different betting rules that are in place at all racecourse, and one thing that at some point in time you are going to come across is in regarding to Rule 4 deductions.

What a Rule 4 deduction refers to is a percentage of the winnings that are going to be held back from any winning pay-outs that you have achieved when backing a winning horse, if before the race started one or more horses were withdrawn from the race.

Be aware that if a horse or more than one horse has been withdrawn from any race, and you took odds on your selection before a new horse racing betting market was formed or there wasn’t time for a new market to be formed then a Rule 4 deduction will be declared at the end of the race as per the odds of the horse or horses that were withdrawn at the point in time they were withdrawn.

If you managed to place a bet on a betting market that was formed after a horse or more than one horse was withdrawn form a race, your winning pay-out will not be subject to the Rule 4 deduction and therefore your winnings will be paid out in full at the odds you secured when placing your bet.

Other Rule 4 Rules

Further down this guide to Rule 4 deductions I will give you complete overview of each of the deductions that will be declared based on the odds of a withdrawn horse but be aware that if more than one horse is withdrawn from a horse race you will never be required to pay a maximum deduction of your winnings of more than 90p in the £1

Some betting site may waive the Rule 4 deductions completely or will waive the smaller valued deductions up to a certain value, and as such always read through the betting rules at any betting site to ensure you are aware of such rules being in place.

Current Rule 4 Deductions

All of the Rule 4 deductions are based on each£1 you have won, and as such bookmakers will be obliged to deduct the following amounts form winnings whenever a Rule 4 deduction is announced after any UK horse race has been run.

Horses withdrawn at 1/9 or shorter will be subject to a 90p in the £ deduction, horses at 2/11 to 2/17 at the time of their withdrawal will be an 85p in the £ deduction, horses at 1/4 to 1/5 at the time of their withdrawal will result in an 80p in the £ deduction.

Horses at 3/10 to 2/7 at the time of their withdrawal will be a 75p in the £ deduction, horses at 2/5 to 1/3 at the time of their withdrawal will be a 70p in the £ deduction, horses at 8/15 to 4/9 at the time of their withdrawal will be a 65p in the £ deduction, horses at 8/13 to 4/7 at the time of their withdrawal will be a 60p in the £ deduction.

Any horses at 4/5 to 4/6 at the time of their withdrawal will be a 55p in the £ deduction, horses at 20/21 to 5/6 at the time of their withdrawal will be a 50p in the £ deduction, horses at Evens money to 6/5 at the time of their withdrawal will be a 45p in the £ deduction, horses at 5/4 to 6/4 at the time of their withdrawal will be a 40p in the £ deduction, horses at 13/8 to 7/4 at the time of their withdrawal will be a 35p in the £ deduction.

The horses at 15/8 to 9/4 at the time of their withdrawal will be a 30p in the £ deduction, horses at 5/2 to 3/1 at the time of their withdrawal will be a 25p in the £ deduction, horses at 10/3 to 4/1 at the time of their withdrawal will be a 20p in the £ deduction, horses at 9/2 to 11/2 at the time of their withdrawal will be a 15p in the £ deduction.

Finally horses at 6/1 to 9/1 at the time of their withdrawal will be a 10p in the £ deduction and any horses at 10/1 to 14/1 at the time of their withdrawal will be a 5p in the £ deduction.

 

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Jay Castillo is a player at heart, and as such you will often find him reviewing all the latest newly launched casino styled games, and revealing information on them regarding cross-border regulations,

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