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Racing Substitute Now Live on Draftstars

“Hello Broadcast?… Standby… Ok its out, late scratching!”

Not the words you want to hear when you have the runner in the next race. Especially if your runner is in your Draftstars Racing lineup. But that is going to change.

Now available for all Draftstars Racing contests for both Horse Racing and Greyhound Racing is the Substitute. The Substitute works similarly to the Quaddie in wagering when your selection is scratched from a race. If your selection is scratched and you do not swap them out of your Draftstars lineup in time, then the selection will be automatically updated to replace your selection with the favourite from that race.

This automatic replacement we give participants assurance that they have a runner in every race with the potential to score Draftstars points in racing contests. The Substitute will apply to all scratched runners after the race has been run. So, if your selection is scratched at the barriers, you will get the race favourite (Substitute) as a replacement in your Draftstars lineup.

Runner swap is still available if you want to swap your scratched selection to a runner that is not the favourite, you can still use the swap function up until scheduled race time in the My Teams Draftstars menu.

The Substitute takes place after correct weight and dividends are final on SuperTab. Which in most cases approximately 10 minutes after correct weight. Whether you score points from the Substitute is purely up to the favourite of the race!

If a Substitute has occurred in your lineup or from other participants, look for the blue “SUB” label next to the selection when on the participants lineup performance.

A reminder to participants on the Draftstars/Playup app, participants can receive notifications that runners are scratched before scheduled race time. If you don’t have the app, click here to get the latest version from your device’s app store.

Also check out DS Coach – Racing Strategies to lift your game so you can rise to the top of the leaderboard.

Draftstars Racing Substitute is now available for all racing contests. Check it out now in the Draftstars Lobby.


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