Rules

CONTEST PLAY

Mythical $2 Win/Place/Show wagers ($2 to Win, $2 to Place, and $2 Show) will be made on the horse a player selects in each race. Only one horse may be selected per race. If a player’s horse wins, the player score is credited on each of the Win, Place, and Show payouts. If the horse finishes second, the player score is both that of the Place and Show payouts. If the horse finishes third, the player score is credited only on the Show payout. All selections and payouts are based on the Official prices as reported by Equibase from the host racetrack. All prices are mythical and will be used for scoring purposes only.

PAYOUT CAPS

Unless explicitly stated in the individual contest rules, there are no caps on the payouts in any Charitable Wager contests. Players will be credited with the full track odds.

LOCKDOWN FORMAT

Unless explicitly stated in the individual contest rules, all Charitable Wager contests will have a ‘lockdown’ format which requires that all selections be made prior to the Submission Deadline. Selections may not be after the Submission Deadline. The Participant is 100% responsible for ensuring that a contest wager has been accepted, regardless of the circumstances.

Players will select horses by official program number. Coupled entries serve as one betting interest for the purpose of this contest. Selections can be made as early as three days prior to the contest, as soon as the contest selection process is opened. Typically, contest selections will open the evening before the contest.

ALTERNATE SELECTIONS
On the contest entry form, players will have the option to choose an Alternate Selection in case of a scratch of their primary pick. If the player’s primary selection is scratched or declared a non-runner, then the Alternate Selection chosen will be substituted. If an Alternate Selection has not been made, has been scratched, or declared a non-runner, then the post time favorite will be assigned in place of the scratched primary pick.

TIEBREAKERS

Should there be a tie in scoring that will affect a “Winner Gives All” tournament or points in any contest, ties will be broken in accordance with the following procedures:

  1. the entry with the highest number of WIN horses selected will win the tie
  2. if a tie still remains, then the entry with the highest combined mutuel payout total for all WIN horses will win the tie
  3. if a tie still remains, then the entry with the highest number of PLACE horses selected will win the tie
  4. if a tie still remains, then the entry with the highest combined mutuel payout total for all PLACE horses will win the tie
  5. if a tie still remains, then the entry with the highest number of SHOW horses selected will win the tie
  6. if a tie still remains, then the entry with the highest combined mutuel payout total for all SHOW horses will win the tie
  7. if a tie still remains, then the entry with the highest individual mutuel SHOW payout will win the tie
  8. if a tie still remains, then the winning entry will be determined by the earliest entry submission timestamp among eligible entries

CONTEST FEES/DONATIONS
Entry fees vary by event and players should refer to the contest Description for specifics. While Charitable Wager contests are bound by the honour code, once selections have been made entrants are expected to make a corresponding donation following the completion of the contest unless the contest states otherwise, e.g. Free Friday Fun(d)raiser.

AUDIT PERIOD

Please note that there is a 1-hour audit period after the completion of each contest awarding a winner who can designate a recipient charity in ‘Winner Gives All’ contests. While the leader board will display scores after the conclusion of each contest, these results will not be official until the audit period is over. If a player has an objection to the scoring, they must notify the host within 30 minutes of the end of that contest.

RACE CANCELLATIONS/RE-SCHEDULING

Contests will have a set number of races, usually 5 races for weekday events; and 9-15 races for two-day or weekend contests. The minimum number of completed races for a weekday contest to be official will be 3 races. The minimum number of completed races two-day or weekend contests to be official will be 6 races.

ELIGIBILITY

This is an Internet-based contest; entries will only be accepted through the online entry and selection form. No faxed, mailed, electronically mailed or telephone entries are allowed.

CONDITIONS

Unless explicitly stated in the individual contest rules, ALL MONETARY VALUES STATED ARE IN U.S. DOLLARS OR CANADIAN DOLLARS.
All rules are subject to change without notice.
By entering a contest, each player agrees to abide by the RULES set out here and to accept the decisions of the contest hosts as final.

DISCLAIMER
These are contests of skill, subject to all federal, state, and local laws and void where prohibited by law. Entrant agrees that Charitable Wager and its advertising sponsors, and their respective agents, employees and affiliates, shall not be liable for injury, loss, or damage of any kind resulting from participating in this contest. By entering the contest, entrant agrees to be bound by these official rules and consents to the use of his/her first name, initial of surname, designate charity, and twitter account handle if voluntarily provided for promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.

GENERAL RELEASE

LINKS TO THIS CONTEST BY OTHER INTERNET SITES ARE PROVIDED AS A SERVICE TO HORSERACING FANS, AND THESE OTHER INTERNET SITES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THE CONTEST SITE. CHARITABLE WAGER AND ITS AFFILIATES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR CLAIMS AND/OR GUARANTEES MADE BY OTHER INTERNET SITES.

INTERNET/TECHNOLOGY PROBLEMS
If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any causes beyond the control of Charitable Wager, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this contest, Charitable Wager and its affiliates/agents reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and select winners in a manner, which in the sole judgment of Charitable Wager, is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. Charitable Wager and its affiliates/agents reserve the right to disqualify any individual who violates these Contest Rules or the associated rules sets referenced. Herein, if anyone tampers with the entry process or engages in any conduct detrimental to Charitable Wager, the Contest or any other player (in each case as determined at Charitable Wager host’s sole discretion), to lock out any individual whose eligibility is in question, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Contest at any time. The Released Parties assume no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. None of the Released Parties are in any way responsible or liable for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Charitable Wager on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any associated Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading of any materials in this Contest.

NOTIFICATION
Winners will be notified by e-mail or twitter direct message.

RULES HISTORY
Published in its current form on January 1, 2017 at 10:55 EST.