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Del Mar 2013 Online Handicapping Challenge Rules

On-Line Handicapping Contest Official Rules

Contest participants can place mock wagers on one race per day, up to a maximum of 37 races during the course of Del Mar's race meeting, July 17 through September 4.

Eligibility Requirements

Players are allowed to play for prizes with only contest user name. Additional user names may be used to play "for fun" only (not eligible for prizes). Anyone found to be using multiple email addresses to play for prizes will be disqualified. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO CHANGE STATUS FROM FOR-FUN TO SERIOUS OR VICE VERSA AFTER HAVING PLACED A CONTEST WAGER.

If you have an NHC PIN, you may enter it to earn points for the year-long competition. It is not necessary to compete for prizes in this contest.

Anyone can enter the contest and play "for fun." To be eligible to win prizes, you must meet the above eligibility requirements, plus the ones stated below. Players competing for prizes must supply their full name, ZIP or Postal Code and last four digits of their Social Security numbers. Major prizewinners will be required to produce a valid photo I.D. showing the name and address used to enroll in the contest.

This contest prize structure is only available to residents of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Residents of other countries may participate "for fun," but are not eligible to win any prizes. Eligible contestants must also be at least 18 years of age (21 years of age to be eligible for a spot in the NTRA/DRF Contest). Void where prohibited by law. No purchase is necessary.

NHC Contest Eligibility

Del Mar's Online contest is part of the NHC Tour and NHC Tour Points will be awarded for doing well in our contest. It is the NHC Tour Member's responsibility to notify tournament officials that he or she is a Member of the tour when entering/playing in the Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Officials must be notified before the start of the Challenge. To do this, you must enter your NHC Tour Pin # when completing the contest registration form. For more information about the NHC Tour or to join, see The NTRA's Website.

Prizes / Prize Eligibility

GRAND PRIZE: The TWO overall top finishers for the 2013 season contest will receive trips to Las Vegas and an entry into the $1.5-million NTRA/DRF National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas in January 2014. A $700 stipend will be awarded to each qualifier for hotel and travel expenses for NHC.

Ties: If there is a tie for second spot for the final NHC Championship berth, the player with the most days of qualified wagers will be declared the winner. If there is still a tie, the most money earned on the last contest day, then second to last contest day, etc. until a winner is declared. Only a total of two entries to the National Handicapping Championship will be given awarded.

ALTERNATE GRAND PRIZE: Eligibility of finalists for the National Handicapping Championship shall be established by NTRA and DRF and shall apply to the National Championship event. Contest participants must be at least 21 years of age. If either of the top finisher is not eligible to participate in this contest, he/she shall receive a trip to two to Del Mar on closing Labor Day weekend 2014. The prize includes two nights' hotel accommodations, round-trip air transportation from any airport American Airlines flies out of in the contiguous 48 states.

Should either of the top two finishers be ineligible for the grand prize, that prize will be awarded to the next highest-finishing qualifier.

There will also be weekly prizes for the top ten handicappers and end-of-season prizes for the top 100. These prizes are selected at the discretion of contest management and may or may not be announced in advance.

This contest prize structure is only available to residents of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Residents of other countries may participate "for fun," but are not eligible to win any prizes. Eligible contestants must also be at least 18 years of age (21 years of age to be eligible for a spot in the NTRA/DRF Contest). Void where prohibited by law. No purchase is necessary.

In order to be eligible to win the Grand Prize, you must enter a minimum of 15 races out of a maximum of 37 races available for entry. To win a weekly prize, you must enter a minimum of 3 races.

For a race to count for the minimum number requirement, you must "wager" at least $20. (Your "wins" or "losses" will still be tabulated if you "wager" less than $20, however the race will not count towards your minimum number of races to qualify for prizes.)

There will be no substitution of prizes and no cash paid in lieu of stated prizes.

Placing Contest Wagers

A total of 37 races will be available for the contest in total beginning Wednesday, July 17 and ending Wednesday, September 4. One race per day will be available. In general, the race will be a feature race--or another race on the card that deemed to offer a more interesting handicapping challenge. Management reserves the right to select any race as a contest race.

For the convenience of contestants, past performances for contest races are supplied, courtesy of Trackmaster and BRIS. These are generally available by 5 p.m. (PDT) the day before the race is run.

Only Win, Place and Show wagers are available. Users may place as many wagers in as many different combinations in as many different values as possible up to a total of $100 per race. THERE IS A PAYOFF ODDS CAP OF 35-TO-1 ON ALL WAGERS.

No money actually changes hands. Wagers are made with "contest dollars" only.

Canceling and Reviewing Contest Wagers

Participants may change or cancel their plays at any time up to the closing time of the race -- generally the scheduled post time.

To change your wagers for a contest race, click on the link for that date under "Upcoming Races."

Conduct of Contest

Contest races will be available for participant entry as soon as possible. There are no guarantees of a minimum time a race will be available. Generally speaking, however, races will be available within a few hours of entries being drawn and posted to the Internet. However, due to the vagaries of electronic delivery, some races may be available sooner than others, and some may not be available at all. Because contest races may be open before the program is finalized, contest numbers will often not match program numbers.

If, for some reason, a race is not made available or other technical issues arise, the contest administrators reserve the right to reduce the minimum entry eligibility requirements. Decisions of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Select Web Ventures in this and all other matters relating to the conduct of the contest are final.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Select Web Ventures bear no responsibilities for any errors, weather human or machine. In the event errors are detected, the providers agree to do whatever possible to correct mistakes.