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  • #21055
    MarkTT
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    A treble :

    Mac Aeda wins at 10-1
    Sire De Grugy wins 10-3
    ( prices taken )

    Urbain De Sivola deadheats at Evens.

    I make no money from that third winner at all

    * Edit – Hang on – multi tasking has its faults !!! :!:

    #392808
    Zarkava
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    Yes this is exactly why the rules were changed about 4 years ago re. deadheats. Previously you’d get half the odds from your stake, which would mean that you’d still make money from a 1/10 shot if he deadheated.

    However, now bookies only give you half the stake, which means despite getting a winner, you lose pretty much half your money instead in the same scenario.

    #392819
    betlarge
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    Yes this is exactly why the rules were changed about 4 years ago re. deadheats. Previously you’d get half the odds from your stake, which would mean that you’d still make money from a 1/10 shot if he deadheated.

    However, now bookies only give you half the stake, which means despite getting a winner, you lose pretty much half your money instead in the same scenario.

    Not to my knowledge, was settling a DH as half-stake at full odds back in 1982!

    Mike

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    Zarkava
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    Ah really? I didn’t know that. I once had a deadheat settled at half the odds about 5 years ago. Next time it happened I was told it was now half the stake.

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