What are extra places?
Bookmakers will pay an extra place outside of the top 3, so you can back a horse to win as well as finish 4th or 5th in an extra place race. The winnings will be paid as cash - not free bets - which is brillint.
BoyleSports offers up to 3 extra places per race, which increases your chance of winning by betting each way on a range of horse racing, greyhounds, tennis and golf events.
😲How can I claim this wondrous offer?
How to use Extra Places
BoyleSports extra places: pros and cons
✅ Extra places offers always matched and frequently better than competitors such as PaddyPower and 888
✅ Best Odds guaranteed
✅ Extra Places consistently added both the day before AND the day of the race
✅ T&Cs live updated every day to reflect different events taking place
❌ Cannot be used in conjunction with free bets
❌ Competitors like bet365 offer more extra places on extremely popular races
Which bookie offers the most extra places?
I looked at the range of available Extra Place races over a typical week of racing (no major events) and across a selection of bookmakers, and this is what I found:
Betfred and bet365 offered extra places most frequently (at least 5 races per day every day)
BoyleSports offered the most extra places per suitable race (4 or more places).
- 1.20 are the standard odds, although this can change.
- Generally speaking, the rule for horses is that all 7 horses must run for 3 places to be offered, 12+ horses must run for 4 places, 16+ horses must run for 5 places, 20+ must run for 6 and 22+ horses must run for 7 places to be offered in the race. Rule 4 applies when one or more horses drop out of the race. And what is Rule 4? I hear you cry....
RULE 4 is a deduction applied to all bets before withdrawal if one or more horses drops out of a race or is unable to run
The size of the deduction is dependent on the odds of the withdrawn participant(s) at its time of withdrawal, the shorter the odds the larger the Rule 4 deduction (and vice versa).
BoyleSports extra Places FAQs
No they are for everyone! You just can’t use your free bet sign up offer to bet on extra place races.
As many as you like:) as they have no maximum payout.
All races with extra places are marked by a gold 'SO' in the top right hand corner of the racecard. There is also a link to all extra place races on their homepage and you can find them under the 'Extra Places' promotion, as well as on the BoyleSports horse racing home.