Flag Bets Explained

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What is a Flag Bet?

A Flag bet takes an existing bet type and adds Up-And-Down single stakes about (SSA) pairs.

Horse Racing

The flag bet is a way of adding an any to come if cash element to existing types of bet. Specifically, a flag bet is a yankee with added Up-And-Downs bets, a super flag is a super yankee with the Up-And-Downs added, the heinz flag, super heinz flag and goliath flag all correlate to their respective prefixes with the Up-And-Down bets added. Flag bets can get very complex and trying to work out winnings by hand is almost an impossible feat. You can use these free bet calculators to work out winnings for the flag, super flag, heinz flag, super heinz flag and goliath flag. Slightly confusing is the fact that the Union Jack Bet is not a flag bet and has no if-cash bets associated.

Any single winning runner will generate a return from this bet.

Types of Flag Bet

NameSelections# of BetsBets
Flag4236 doubles, 4 trebles, 1 four-fold and 6 Up-And-Down SSA Pairs
Super Flag54610 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 four-folds, 1 five-fold and 10 Up-And-Down SSA Pairs
Heinz Flag68715 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 four-folds, 6 five-folds, 1 six-fold and 15 Up-And-Down SSA Pairs
Super Heinz Flag716221 doubles, 35 trebles, 35 four-folds, 21 five-folds, 7 six-folds, 1 seven-fold and 21 Up-And-Down SSA Pairs
Goliath Flag830328 doubles, 56 trebles, 70 four-folds, 56 five-folds, 28 six-folds, 8 seven-folds, 1 eight-fold and 28 Up-And-Down SSA Pairs

Last Update: 26 January 2024

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Also See

Yankee bet calculator - A flag bet minus the if-cash pairs on all selections. Calculate your payout with this betting tool, handling each way bets, non-runners, dead heats and more.

Super yankee bet calculator - A super flag missing the any-to-come pairs on each of the 5 selections. Easier to understand and work out, the main difference being that 2 runners must win to generate a return.

Heinz bet calculator - A Heinz flag without the SSA component. A more mainstream wager that requires 2 winning runners to guarantee a return. This calculator works out the 57 bets on 6 selections and displays the payout in the summary section.

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