Simply select 10 horses from the list of horses to compete in the 2014 Flat season Ten to Follow competition which runs from Saturday 3rd May 2014 to Saturday 18th October 2014. Find here a complete guide, rules and tips!
HOW TO PLAY TEN TO FOLLOW
Totepool have teamed up once again with the Racing Post to give you an opportunity to showcase your horse racing knowledge. The winner of the 2013 Flat competition took home a cool £50,000! Will you win a life changing sum with this year’s competition?
From the 19th April you’ll need to select 10 horses from the list of horses provided to complete your stable. Pick as many stables as you want before the closing date for entries on the 3rd May.
The season-long competition remains open until midday on 31st May 2013; however to stand the best chance of winning the life changing prizes on offer, try to get your entries in prior to the first race on Saturday 4th May 2013. You will not receive points from any races held prior to placing your entry - you begin to score points from the next scheduled race. This is calculated using the advertised race time, not the actual start time of a race. The competition ends on Saturday October 19th.
1Register a new account with Totesport.com
2 Choose a stable of 10 horses, including a star horse. You can have as many stables as you like.
3 £10 per stable to enter with huge cash prizes for the final top-10 and £5,000 monthly prizes to be won!
Prize Money Points
Selections winning Jump races (under the Rules of Racing in Great Britain or Ireland) during the period of the competition will be awarded points as follows:
|GROUP 1 WINNER||25|
|GROUP 2 WINNER||20|
|GROUP 3 WINNER||15|
|LISTED RACE WINNER||12|
|ANY OTHER RACE||10|
Prize money will be taken as the published racecard Penalty Value to the winner. For races in Ireland, prize money published in Euro will be converted to Sterling at the official conversion rate of €1.25 to £1 as of 22nd September 2012.
In the event of a dead-heat, points will be divided by the number of horses dead-heating with fractions rounded down. No points for a walkover. The official result on the day will be used for the calculation of points with any subsequent disqualifications disregarded.
Bonus Race PointsAn additional 25 points will be awarded to the winner and 12 points to the runner-up in each of the following races:
|Race||Course & date|
|2,000 GUINEAS||NEWMARKET, 03 May 2014|
|1,000 GUINEAS||NEWMARKET, 04 May 2014|
|OAKS||EPSOM, 06 June 2014|
|CORONATION CUP||EPSOM, 07 June 2014|
|DERBY||EPSOM, 07 June 2014|
|ST JAMES PALACE STAKES||ROYAL ASCOT, 17 June 2014|
|QUEEN ANNE STAKES||ROYAL ASCOT, 17 June 2014|
|PRINCE OF WALES STAKES||ROYAL ASCOT, 18 June 2014|
|ASCOT GOLD CUP||ROYAL ASCOT, 19 June 2014|
|CORONATION STAKES||ROYAL ASCOT, 20 June 2014|
|DIAMOND JUBILEE STAKES||ROYAL ASCOT, 21 June 2014|
|IRISH DERBY||CURRAGH, 28 June 2014|
|ECLIPSE STAKES||SANDOWN, 05 July 2014|
|JULY CUP||NEWMARKET, 12 July 2014|
|KING GEORGE VI & QUEEN ELIZABETH STAKES||ASCOT, 26 July 2014|
|SUSSEX STAKES||GOODWOOD, 30 July 2014|
|NASSAU STAKES||GOODWOOD, 02 August 2014|
|INTERNATIONAL STAKES||YORK, 20 August 2014|
|NUNTHORPE STAKES||YORK, 22 August 2014|
|IRISH CHAMPION STAKES||LEOPARDSTOWN, 13 September 2014|
|ST LEGER||DONCASTER, 13 September 2014|
|PRIX DE L'ARC DE TRIOMPHE||LONGCHAMP, 05 October 2014|
|CHAMPION STAKES||ASCOT, 18 October 2014|
|QUEEN ELIZABETH II STAKES||ASCOT, 18 October 2014|
Tote Dividend Points
Tote dividend points will be awarded according to the official totewin and toteplace dividend odds - including a £1 unit stake - as follows:
Win dividend – straight conversion from £’s to points. For example for a £9.40 win dividend the horse is awarded 9.40 points, £15.30 is awarded 15.30 points etc. Horses finishing first will not receive the place dividend.
Horses that finished placed will only receive the toteplace dividend points (unless finishing second in the bonus races detailed above). This will be on the same criteria as above - i.e. £7.20 equates to 7.20 points.
The maximum tote dividend points earned by a horse, in a race is 50 points. So if a horse was returned at a totewin dividend of £67.50, the number of points earned would be 50.
See 'Star Horse' section below for more details on the 50 point cap.
If no totewin/toteplace dividend is declared, the Starting Price will determine any tote dividend points using standard each-way terms. Should neither a totewin dividend nor a Starting Price be returned, Tote dividend points will not apply.
Star Horse Points
Players nominate one horse to be their 'Star Horse' in each entry.
This horse scores double points on the Tote dividend points system, detailed above, for a win or place in any race.
For example a horse wins and returns the following dividend: £6.20.
As the horse is the 'Star Horse' the return will be doubled for a total combined return of 12.40 points.
The maximum combined 'tote dividend + star horse' points is capped at 50 for any one horse in any race. Therefore the maximum total number of points earned by a horse, in a £30,000+ bonus race is 100 points – i.e. 25 prize money points + 25 bonus race points + a maximum of 50 tote dividend + star horse points.
Overall PrizeEntries to the competition will cost £10 online and £12 (or 14 euros) by post.
All stake monies, will be aggregated and paid out in dividends after a 30% deduction to cover administration costs.
The remaining 70% of all stakes will be paid out as prizes.
An amount of £60,000 will be allocated for monthly prizes with the highest scoring entry in the prize periods below each winning £10,000. In the event of a tie, the prize will be shared.
|May 3rd - 31st||£5,000|
|October 1st - 18th||£5,000|
- (1st place prize money worth £56,270)
- with totewin dividend of £2.80
Points Breakdown for Big Buck's
Prize money for winner is above £30,000
points prize money: 25.00
Race is not a bonus race
points bonus race: 0.00
totewin dividend points
points win dividend: 2.80
Big Buck's was chosen as a star horse in the stable therefore double points are awarded to win/place dividend points
points star horses: 2.80
Big Buck's earns a total of
points total 30.60