The term ‘non runner no bet’ means if you place a bet on a selection that doesn’t end up running, your bet will be refunded.
Typically, ‘non runner no bet’ is offered on ante-post bets. You must ensure ‘no runner no bet’ is included on your bet, otherwise your selection not running will be counted as a loss.
Many large betting companies offer ‘non runner no bet’ offers on all or only the championship races at Cheltenham, making ante-post Cheltenham betting very appealing.
For Grand National betting most major betting companies offer ‘non runner no bet’ offers due to the incredibly high amount of ante-post bets the race receives.
William Hill offer ‘non runner no bet’ on every Cheltenham race. If your selection runs in a different race, you will be given your stake back to be used again during the festival.
In 2018 Ladbrokes offered ‘non runner no bet’ offers on every Cheltenham race and the Grand National, so it seems unlikely this will change.
Betfred offer ‘non runner no bet’ on all Royal Ascot races, though bets made with free funds do not apply. Betfred offer ‘non runner no bet’ on championship Cheltenham races only.
In 2018, Coral offered ‘non runner no bet’ on the Grand National and offered both day-of-race and ‘non runner no bet’ on various horse and greyhound races throughout the year.
Paddy Power offer ‘non runner no bet’ offers on some Cheltenham races, including the Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase and the Gold Cup.
On various races throughout the year, Bet365 offer ‘non runner no bet’. Currently, they are offering ‘non runner no bet’ on championship Cheltenham races.
After your selection is announced as a non-runner, the bet should automatically be refunded into your account.
It is advisable to check each bookie’s terms and conditions as ‘non runner no bets’ are not offered under the same conditions as general ante-post best.