If Any Currency gets stripped of win for illegal drugs would my bet be paid out if they give the win to Josies Orders, as this was the only horse which let me down on Lucky 15 at Cheltenham?
Answer: Betfair provides the following advice on their rules;
All individual race markets will be determined according to the official result at the time of the ‘weigh-in’ announcement.
Subsequent disqualifications, appeals or amendments to the result will be disregarded.
Chief Executive, Professional Jockeys Association makes this comment on this event:
"Yes, it sounds like a most unfortunate case regarding Any Currency, especially if the reported facts are accurate and the injection was given some 50 days before the race for a substance that has an advised withdrawal time of 10 to 14 days.
Should the horses be disqualified – which is almost certain to be the case – then of course the second horse will be promoted to first, third to second etc and all those horses and connections will benefit from the additional prizemoney.
Whilst the PJA has no role in setting bookmakers rules, it is my understanding that once the weighed-in signal is given that’s it from a betting perspective, and anyone who backed Josies Orders will not have bets resettled (likewise those that backed Any Currency won’t have to give their winnings back.).
I hope that helps clarify what I understand to be the position, though of course it is strictly a matter for bookmakers."
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