What is the SCOOP6?

What is the Scoop6? Read our explanation guide to find out how it works!

The Scoop6 is a competition that sees punters try to back all six winners in six pre-chosen horse races – if you can, there’s a huge jackpot of hundreds of thousands of pounds to be won. Organised by the Tote, the competition is run each Saturday with the races making up the week’s Scoop6 being announced on the Friday before but normally include most/all Channel 4 races.

Should all Scoop6 players fail to back all six winners, the jackpot rolls over to the following Saturday. Each weekend we’ll be trying to claim the Scoop6 jackpot for our own and you can follow our tips at myracingresults.com/free-horse-racing-tips!  It is here where you will also be able to find our daily horse racing tips, our each-way double and our Lucky 15 – also available from Monday through to Sunday!

How much is the Scoop6, where can I play and what will I win?

Should you be backing one horse in each of the six races, your Scoop6 stake will be £2. Otherwise, you can choose to select more than one entrant in a particular leg though the more horses you select, the more you must pay. Whilst the event is organised by Totesport, these wagers can be placed at almost all well established bookmakers.

Work out how much your overall stake will be by simply multiplying together the number of selections in each leg and the original £2 fee. For example, you might be comfortable choosing just one horse in half of the six legs but may want to make two selections for the remaining three races. To work out how much this will cost you must perform the following calculation:

1X1X1X2X2X2 = 8 X £2 stake = £16

The cost of your Scoop6 wager funds four prize pots. Fourteen parts of your fee goes towards the Scoop6 win pot that is awarded upon a lucky punter or punters correcting predicting all six winners. This pot could be as much as a few million pounds though it is usually in the six figure ballpark.

A further seven parts of your fee goes towards the Scoop6 place pot. The place pot is given out to those punters who manage to find six placed horses, a great consolation prize! Whilst this is never in the same region as the win fund you could still pick up a few hundred pounds for your hard work.

Five parts of your fee will go into the Scoop6 bonus pot. This pot comes into play when a person, or people, have successfully selected six race winners. A week later these punters will be invited to select a further horse in a further pre-chosen race to play for the bonus pot. There is no risk involved here, these punters cannot lose what they have already won, they can only add to it.

Finally, two parts of your fee will be divided off into the Scoop6 starting pot. This pot comes into play when the Scoop6 jackpot has just been won, bolstering the Scoop6 win fund for the following week.

The amount in these funds is of course also dependant on how many punters choose to play that game that week.

Frequently Asked SCOOP6 Questins

  • What if one of the horses I back becomes a non-runner? In this case your bet will still stand though your now withdrawn horse will be replaced with the race’s starting price favourite.
  • What if one of my horses is withdrawn but there are joint- or co-favourites? In this instance your new selection will be that joint- or co-favourite with the lowest racecard number (1 being the lowest possible number allocated).
  • What if one of the legs ends as a dead-heat? If one of the legs ends as a dead-heat ( two or more horses crossing the finishing line together), all of the successful entrants will be declared as the race’s official winner and those with one of these selections on their Scoop6 will remain in the running for the prize fund.
  • What if there is a walkover (a one-horse race) or one or more of the races is abandoned or voided or there is no official result? Quite simply, the Scoop6 will be decided on the remaining legs

Get our Channel 4 tips for the weekly Saturday racing to help you with your SCOOP6 selection here!

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