Where there are 8 or more runners in a race, a place shall be paid on First, Second and Third places.
Where there are 7, 6 or 5 runners in a race, a place shall be paid on First and Second places only.
Where there are less than 5 runners, all betting shall be Win only.
If you have bet on a runner to place when there is a field with 8 or more runners and there is a late scratching bringing the field back to 7 or less runners, you will still be paid third place minus a deduction for the scratched runner.
More information regarding deductions can be in our Scratchings in Racing article.