Del Mar 2014 November Challenge Rules

Del Mar On-Line Handicapping Contest

Official Rules

Friday, November 7 - Sunday, November 30


Format: The Contest is free to enter. Participants place mock wagers on one designated Del Mar race per day beginning Friday, November 7 and ending Sunday, November 30. 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.

A total of 15 races will be offered during the course of Del Mar's race meeting, November 7 through November 30. In order to be eligible to win the Grand Prize, you must enter a minimum of 10 races out of a maximum of 15 races available for entry. To win a weekly prize, you must enter a minimum of 2 races.

For a race to count for the minimum number requirement, you must "wager" at least $50. (Your "wins" or "losses" will still be tabulated if you "wager" less than $50, however the race will not count towards your minimum number of races to qualify for prizes.

Prizes/Prize Eligibility: GRAND PRIZE: The TWO overall top finishers for the 2014 November on-line contest will receive entry into the $2-million NTRA/DRF National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas in January 2015. Hotel accommodations and a $400 travel stipend will be awarded to each qualifier for the NHC. Contestants do not need to be an NHC Tour member to win one of the two Grand Prize entries in the National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas.

TOP 100: End-of-season prizes for the top 100.

WEEKLY PRIZES: The top three each week receive a prize.

The top 100 and weekly prizes are selected at the discretion of contest management and may or may not be announced in advance. There will be no substitution of prizes and no cash paid in lieu of stated prizes.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible contestants must also be at least 18 years of age (21 years of age to be eligible for an entry in the NHC Contest). Players are allowed to play for prizes with only one contest user name, registered as “Serious Players.” Additional user names may be used to play for fun only (not eligible for prizes) and must register as “For Fun” only. 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.

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, email, zip 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. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase is necessary.

NHC Contest Eligibility: Contestants do not need to be an NHC Tour member to win one of the two Grand Prize entries in the NHC in Las Vegas. The Contest is part of the NHC Tour and NHC Tour Points will be awarded depending on the finish in comparison to all contestants. It is the NHC Tour Member's responsibility to enter their NHC PIN number before the start of the Contest. For more information about the NHC Tour or to join, visit the NTRA Website.

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

Placing Contest Wagers: The designated race each day will be a featured race or another race deemed to offer a competitive 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 Brisnet. These are generally available by 5 p.m. (PDT) the day before the race is run. The Del Mar On-Line Contest is free to enter. 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 after entries are 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.

Judging and Disputes: DMTC through its management, reserves the exclusive right to interpret all questions and conditions in regard to this Contest without claim for damage or recourse of any kind. All questions not covered in these rules will be decided by the management of the DMTC with those decisions to be final. DMTC reserves the right to change or cancel the Contest at any time. Contestants shall play only one entry. Collusion or consolidation of entries is prohibited, as is any attempt to manipulate the results of the Contest. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Select Web Ventures bear no responsibilities for any errors. In the event errors are detected, the contest administrators agree to do whatever possible to correct mistakes.