Scoop 6 betting opens on Saturdays at 8:00 am. These bets are a weekly occurrence during the racing season. When you go to place a Scoop 6 bet online, the race cards will be picked out beforehand. Therefore, all you have to do is select the horse/s you believe will win/place.
In the event a horse is declared a non-runner (i.e. it’s withdrawn once the race has been declared but before it starts), it’s removed from our Scoop 6 bet. In place of the voided entry, the starting price favourite will automatically be added to your selections.
If a race is abandoned and not run that day, Scoop 6 payouts will be based solely on the money collected that day. In other words, money that’s been carried over from previous weeks won’t be available to win and, therefore, rolled over to the following week. Otherwise, bets will be settled as if the abandoned race/s were never part of the original bet.
The Scoop 6 jackpot can be worth huge sums of money. There’s no fixed return because this is a Tote bet. Back in 2014, the Scoop 6 win fund allowed a group to winners to bank £1.3 million each. Additionally, the bonus fund was worth £5 million.
If some horses win and some place, you’ll win a share of the Scoop 6 place fund. You can only win the Scoop 6 jackpot if every pick wins its respective race. However, the place fund can still be lucrative, especially if longshots win. Indeed, back in 2006 the place fund divided was almost £40,000.
It’s generally the case that Scoop 6 horse racing bets are chosen from those due to be televised on a Saturday. These bets are specific to UK racing. Therefore, if the race is due to be shown on TV, it could be part of Scoop 6. The idea is that people can watch along as the bet plays out.