There has long been a debate as to whether stakes should be refunded when a horse refuses to take part in a race. Currently the bookmaking fraternity is split. Boylesports, Paddy Power and Skybet refund stakes - the remainder do not.
Not good for the reputation of the bookmaking profession.
KSTIPS clients were involved yesterday when our member bet Bigirononhiship dived right at the start and took no part.