This page reveals which bookies of Non Runner No Bet (often shortened to NRNB). When you place a punt on a horse and it doesn’t run it’s always a real bummer when your stake isn’t refunded. A number of bookies offer Non Runner No Bet, meaning that if your selection does not run in the selected race on which you have placed your bet, your stake will be refunded.

The terms and conditions on the Non Runner No Bet offer does vary from bookmaker to bookmaker so you need to read the t&c’s at the bookmaker of your choice.

It depends on the bookie but in most circumstances:

  • If your selection is a non-runner, your bet will be void (and your stake returned).
  • If the selection is part of a multiple, the bet will become the next accumulative bet down, e.g. a treble becomes a double etc.
  • If your bet’s an Ante-Post bet it will be classed as a losing bet. But for certain races like the Grand National and Cheltenham a number of bookies go Non Runner No Bet on antepost bets.

Non Runner No Bet in More Detail

If the selection doesn’t run in a race and the bet is under the condition of non-runner no bet, then the stake is returned to the customer. If the bet is not NRNB then the stake is lost.

Often in horse racing, runners are withdrawn on the morning of a race. Reasons for withdrawal can include concerns such as going, not eaten up (horse has failed to eat their feed overnight) or if the horse is lame. Runners can also be withdrawn if they fail to enter the stall, they get loose prior to a race or they sustain an injury.

When you have placed a bet on the day of the race you selection becomes a non runner and most bookies will void the bet. This often applies to early prices, but you should always check the t&cs.

Antepost Bets & Non Runner No Bet

The above non runner no bet rule tend not to apply to antepost betting. If the antepost market doesn’t state ‘NRNB’ then you will probably lose your bet if the horse doesn’t run. Bookies tend to go NRNB on antepost markets a week prior to race day. For bigger meetings and races such as he Grand National and the Cheltenham Festival bookies often announce they are Non Runner No Bet much earlier (bit always check with the bookie.).