In certain countries, two ore more runners can be coupled together, for betting purposes when they either have the same trainer or owner.
Italy, Turkey and PMU Markets
In these markets runners are coupled exclusively for win bets. Such coupled runners are marked in the race card with identical coloured numbers behind the runners' names. Relevant is however always the assignment in the official racing report.
Bets are still placed on a specific runner but if any of the coupled runners of your selection wins the race, your bet is winning as well.
If a coupled runner becomes a non-runner bets on that specific runner shall be refunded while bets on his coupled runners will remain valid.
Runners are not coupled for fixed-odds betting.
North and South America
In these markets runners are coupled for all bet types if they have the same owner. They then share the same start number, which can be suffixed with a letter.
Your bet is only voided and the stake money refunded, if all the coupled runners of your selection are becoming non-runners. In any other case your stake shall be distributed equally over the remaining coupled runners.
We might not display all runners coupled together in our race card but just one of them.