Our Tournament Entry Guide helps our players understand how tournaments operate and function. Entering tournaments is simple. Go to the Tournament Schedule on the main page of the Community, scroll through the calendar of upcoming tournaments and choose those meeting the criteria best suited for you. Tournaments are color-coded. Please read the color guide in the Tournament Schedule to help you decipher the tournaments in which you are eligible.
What Are Tournaments?
Horse Racing Fantasy has created a vehicle that allows our players to interact with each other and compete for prizes of various values in three different types of virtual horse racing tournaments - jockey tournaments, handicapping or betting tournaments, and trainer tournaments. Tournaments can be created by Horse Racing Fantasy management as well as Horse Racing Fantasy Game players. Entry into our horse racing game tournaments is limited to players who meet the qualifications or tournament guidelines for each specific tournament. Every racing tournament will have a different set of qualifications in order to evaluate a player's eligibility. Our color-coded system makes it easy for players to instantly see which tournaments they are eligible for. You will not be able to enter tournaments for which you do not qualify. The tournament color code is:
Horse Racing Fantasy may or may not send out a monthly Tournament Schedule, but all tournaments including their eligibility requirements are listed in the Tournament Calendar on the home page of the Community. The requirements for tournaments can be tied into such factors as membership level (paid or non), activity in our horse racing community, the number of wins as a jockey or bettor, length of membership or a variety of other factors that help us create a diversified, fair tournament entry platform. There is never a cash fee required to enter a tournament.
Tournament entries are based upon the specific individual requirements, as mentioned above, and, in most cases, a community point entry fee. Community points are the currency earned throughout the game based on a player's ability and actions that occur while playing the game and interacting with the community. Please see the Game and Community Information tab and look for the Points, Badges and Awards section for an explanation of how points are earned and how they are valued. You might also want to view the tutorials on tournaments and community points.
oHow Do I Enter A Tournament?
I've identified a tournament. How do I enter? Once you've identified a tournament and you want to enter, simply click on the Tournament Entry link in the horse racing Tournament Schedule and you will be automatically entered. It is very important that all users understand that they will not be able to enter a tournament for which they do not qualify. Eligibility will be determined by a player's PPS (points per start), if applicable, for jockey tournaments and ROI (return on investment) for bettor tournaments. The computer will evaluate regular game play statistics as well as tournament game play and use the highest of those statistics to calculate eligibility. If a player has not participated in a tournament before, then the highest regular game play statistic will be used. A player will also not be able to enter a jockey tournament if they are simultaneously entered in a bettor tournament with overlapping timelines or vice-versa. See the color-code guide on the Tournament Calendar to help you determine eligibility. Some tournaments may close 24 hours prior to the start day/time; other tournaments may accept entries right up to the start day/time. Tournament entries can be limited so it is important to enter a tournament as soon as you're eligible. This will ensure your chances of a guaranteed tournament entry. A private notification message may be sent through the community messaging system to your account or an email notification will be sent. The message will include the acceptance of your entry. The moment a tournament entry is accepted, the required points necessary to enter that tournament are automatically deducted from your account. Once you have submitted an entry, you cannot cancel. All entries are final. All tournaments directly coincide with your game play through the Quick Start/community mode. Players may enter and run multiple tournaments of the same type simultaneously. Races that are run may apply to multiple tournaments you are entered in. For your convenience, on your game main page a complete account of all the tournaments you have entered and how many races you have left to run for those tournaments are displayed. Once you have completed the required number of races for a specific tournament - jockey or bettor - your entry in that tournament is complete. Tournaments will not be final until the official tournament ending time has passed, at which time, a notification will be sent to all tournament entrants and the final tournament scores will be posted and the winning community points distributed. Once you have run the required number of races for a jockey or bettor tournament and the tournament countdown says "Done", even though the tournament time frame is still active, you can run any kind of races you want. Winners of tournaments will be notified by both email and private messaging in the community. The final leader board showing the top finishers will be posted in the community. Email and in-game messaging notifications will also be sent out to all participants.
How Do Tournaments Work?
When all entries have been accepted and the tournament roster is full, the tournament will be identified as closed in the Tournament Calendar. Jockey and bettor tournaments do not update scoring during the event. Scores will only be posted once the event is final. Horse Racing Fantasy will send additional notices to participants until the date the tournament begins. All information sent by Horse Racing Fantasy will be sent to the member's main game screen in the Tournament Info box or through email. For your convenience, your active tournaments and your status pertaining to those tournaments are updated in real time through your game console Main Menu page. It is up to the player to track which tournaments they are entered in to make sure they run the designated races required once the tournament begins. Tournament management info will let you know if you still need to run more races, if the tournament has begun and when the tournament ends. You can click on any one of those tournament links and it will take you to the tournament page and to the results if the tournament has ended. Your tournament management system on the Main Menu screen of your game will help you significantly in managing your tournaments. Although each tournament may have slight rule modifications, the general rules apply to all tournaments under each classification. All tournaments require a minimum number of players and a set number of races to be run in Quick Start community mode as either a jockey or bettor, depending upon the type of tournament. If a particular tournament does not have enough entries within 3 hours of the tournament scheduled start time, a notification will be sent to all current entrants asking them to help promote the tournament through private messages and our community. If the tournament still does not have the required number of entrants at start time, then the event will be canceled and all entrants will receive credit for their community points used for entrance into this tournament. Notifications will be sent out when tournaments are canceled. First-time tournament players who are disqualified will receive a one-time forgiveness for the action resulting in disqualification. An email will be sent to them explaining the reason for disqualification and providing the opportunity to receive free points to enter another tournament. This is for first-time tournament players only.
These tournaments are based upon a player's ability to score the most wins or most points as a jockey in a specific number of races assigned to the tournament. Some jockey tournaments may be based on total wins or average Points Per Start (PPS) or total points accumulated during the required number of races during the tournament. Most-wins jockey tournaments are open to only those players who have run less than 500 jockey races. Once a player runs 500 jockey races in any game mode (Quick Start, Prebuilt Races or Advanced Mode), they are no longer eligible for most-wins jockey tournaments. You will also not be able to create a most-wins jockey tournament once you have run 500 or more jockey races. It's important you read the tournament description to understand how that particular tournament scoring is calculated. The number of points earned for each race depends on what horse the player chooses to ride in a particular race and the odds of that horse as set by our computer program. The higher the odds on the horse and the better the finishing position in the race, the more points can be earned. Below is a point chart designating how many points are earned depending upon the odds for the horse you choose to ride and where he finishes. Depending upon whether it is a user-generated tournament or a management-generated tournament, some of the following may or may not be applicable. All tournaments specifically coincide with the players running races in the Quick Start/community mode play during the duration of the tournament. Tournaments can consist of any number of races. Some tournaments may be 3 races long or some may contain up to 10 races. A time line is attached to each tournament and the players are required to run all the designated races prior to the tournament's scheduled ending time. Most tournaments are 24 hours. Players who do not run all races prior to the ending time will forfeit any opportunity to have such races count towards their point total and will be disqualified. If you are entered in a jockey tournament or multiple jockey tournaments, you cannot enter a betting tournament with a timeline that overlaps the jockey tournament(s) you are entered in. You will not be able to enter a betting tournament until the jockey tournament(s) you are entered in has been finalized. All tournament races must be played through Quick Start. Disqualification from a tournament can only occur for the following reason while competing in a jockey tournament:
-- You run less than the required number of races for the tournament you entered. You can easily keep track of the race count for a tournament by watching the counter shown in the Tournament Info box from the main menu game screen. As you run the races through Quick Start mode, that number will decrease until you have run all of the required races and it then displays "Done". All of the required races for a tournament must be completed before the ending time/date of that tournament. Use the Tournament Refresh button right above your Tournament Info box to make sure you are looking at your most recent current tournament status.
All of the following actions will count against your tournament races as a last-place finish and dramatically impact your score:
1) When entered in a jockey tournament, you bet during a jockey tournament race. Betting during a jockey tournament race is not allowed. A warning message will be displayed if you attempt to bet during a jockey race telling you that you must jockey if you are in an active jockey tournament.
2) You "x" out (or close) the race from the Field of Horses page. You must complete that race. In other words, you must play the races that are 'dealt' to you. You cannot pick and choose which races you want to run. If you do "x" out of or close the race, including disconnecting your Internet, that race will be counted as a last-place finish and averaged into your total tournament score.
3) You close out or back out of a race while the race is running, which will automatically put you in last place for that race and will count as one of the required races to be run for that tournament (negatively impacting your overall tournament score). If you see that you are going to lose or finish poorly in a race, your best decision is to complete that race.
4) Once you have run a jockey tournament race, you have only a few minutes at the end of the race to hit the Continue button to finish the completiong of race transmission to our community. Delaying that transmission will cause a disqualification from the jockey tournament.
You can create as many as 5 jockey tournaments a day. You cannot participate in jockey and bettor tournaments simultaneously. When you are entered in multiple jockey tournaments, all races that you run from Quick Start will count toward all of the tournaments' required races. In other words, if you are entered in three jockey tournaments and the first two tournaments require 3 races each to be run and the third requires 10 races to be run, the first 3 races you run through the Quick Start/community play mode will fulfill the requirements of the first two tournaments and will count as the first 3 of the 10 races required by the third tournament. You will then have 7 required races left to be run for that third tournament. Once all of your races are run for all jockey tournaments you have entered and your race count reads "Done", you can then place bets during Quick Start races and it will not negatively impact your tournament play or disqualify you. Once again, though, while you are still running the required jockey tournament races, you cannot bet during a Quick Start jockey tournament race. If you want a break from tournament play during a jockey tournament, you can play under the Prebuilt Races or Advanced Mode formats. Neither Prebuilt Races nor Advanced Mode races can be played in community mode, so as long as you are playing in private mode through one of these two game formats (Prebuilt Races or Advanced Mode), you will not jeopardize your tournament play. When you are ready, you can return to the Quick Start/community mode play and complete your jockey tournament races.
At the completion of the tournament, players can find their final total points (or score) posted in the Tournament Calendar for that particular tournament immediately after the tournament ends. Some tournaments will be identified as "blind" tournaments and others are "open scoring" tournaments. Blind tournaments never show the leader board until the tournament is over. Open scoring tournaments show the leaders as the tournament progresses. The key to winning jockey tournaments is to evaluate, as best you can, the racing information and horse history that is provided with each race, and choose the best possible horse to ride as a jockey at the highest odds. Winning tournaments does not necessarily mean winning races. It means earning the most amount of points. Running bad races does not deduct points. Usually points are only earned if the horse finishes in the top four or five positions. Please see the point chart mentioned above. If at the end of a tournament there is a tie based on points, the next deciding factor will be the number of wins. If there is a tie on number of wins, the final deciding factor will be based on the race times for each of the tournament races of the tying players. May we suggest reading our Handicapper's Guide to obtain helpful hints on being a better jockey and also view the tutorial on tournaments.
Betting tournaments work just like jockey tournaments with a few exceptions. Instead of picking horses to ride, you pick horses to bet on. There are two types of betting tournaments - those generated by management and those generated by players. All tournament races are based on ROI during the specific time period of the event. As mentioned above, the computer will evaluate regular game play ROI and tournament play ROI and use the highest score to determine your eligibility for a tournament. The skill for our betting tournaments is based on ROI (return on investment) per $2 win wager made. In a bettor tournament, a player is limited to a single $2 win bet on one horse per race in the tournament.
Betting tournament requirements can vary from tournament to tournament. The guidelines for each betting tournament will be displayed in association with the tournament entry requirements. Just like jockey tournaments, a time line will be attached to each tournament. Tournaments may be blind or open scoring. Once a tournament is over, the associated races required for that tournament will no longer be active. If you are entered in a bettor tournament or multiple bettor tournaments, you cannot enter a jockey tournament with a timeline that overlaps the bettor tournament(s) you are entered in. You will not be able to enter a jockey tournament until the bettor tournament(s) you are entered in has been finalized. All tournament races must be played through Quick Start. Disqualification from a tournament can only occur for the following reasons while competing in a tournament:
-- You run less than the required number of races for the tournament you entered. You can easily keep track of the race count for a tournament by watching the counter shown in the Tournament Info box from the main menu game screen. As you run the races through Quick Start mode, that number will decrease until you have run all of the required races and it then displays "Done". All of the required races for a tournament must be completed before the ending time/date of that tournament.
-- You run the required number of races but fail to bet in one or more of those races. Or, you bet more than the designated, allowed maximum bet of $2 per race. You must bet in each Quick Start race that is run while you still have races to complete for a tournament.
All of the following actions will count against your tournament races as a last-place finish and dramatically impact your score:
1) You jockey during a bettor tournament race. Jockeying during a bettor tournament race is not allowed. A warning message will be displayed if you attempt to jockey during a bettor race telling you that you must bet if you are in an active bettor tournament.
2) You "x" out (or close) the race from the Field of Horses page. You must complete that race. In other words, you must play the races that are 'dealt' to you. You cannot pick and choose which races you want to run.
3) You close out or back out of a race while the race is running, which will automatically put you in last place for that race and will count as one of the required races to be run for that tournament (negatively impacting your overall tournament score). If you see that the horse you bet on is going to lose or finish poorly in a race, your best decision is to complete that race.
You can create up to 5 betting tournaments in a 24-hour period. You must remember that you will not be able to enter a jockey tournament until all of the bettor tournaments you are entered in are finalized. When you are entered in multiple bettor tournaments, all races that you run from Quick Start will count toward all of the tournaments' required races. In other words, if you are entered in three bettor tournaments and the first two tournaments require 3 races each to be run and the third requires 10 races to be run, the first 3 races you run through the Quick Start/community play mode will fulfill the requirements of the first two tournaments and will count as the first 3 of the 10 races required by the third tournament. You will then have 7 required races left to be run for that third tournament. Once all of your races are run for all bettor tournaments you have entered and your race count reads "Done", you can then jockey during Quick Start races and it will not negatively impact your tournament play or disqualify you. Once again, though, while you are still running the required bettor tournament races, you cannot jockey during a Quick Start bettor tournament race. If you want a break from tournament play during a bettor tournament, you can play under the Prebuilt Races or Advanced Mode formats. Neither Prebuilt Races nor Advanced Mode races can be played in community mode, so as long as you are playing in private mode through one of these two game formats (Prebuilt Races or Advanced Mode), you will not jeopardize your tournament play. When you are ready, you can return to the Quick Start/community mode play and complete your bettor tournament races.
Final tournament scores will be posted in the community immediately once the tournament ends along with the top finishers. We suggest that you view the tutorials on Tournaments and Community Points.
JOCKEY & BETTOR TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEE LIMITATIONS
General members (non-VIPs) can only enter or create tournaments with an entry maximum of 50 community points. VIP members can create and enter jockey and bettor tournaments with an entry fee of up to a maximum of 10,000 community points
Trainer tournaments function a little differently than the jockey and betting tournaments. In our trainer tournaments, you actually are racing your horse(s) that you have bred against others in tournaments for prizes.
In order to compete in a trainer tournament, a member must first have a horse. Your first horse is free. Players can purchase additional horses using cash or commuity points they have earned. Go to the Online Shop and look for the tab called Training Horses. There are three different types of trainer horses that can be purchased - NN - Non-Nominated / PN - Partially-Nominated / and FN - Fully-Nominated. The difference between these three classifications is strictly based on their earning potential for community points. Please read the section entitled Nominated Horses for a complete understanding of how this is structured. A player would buy a breeding to a sire and a dam. The price of that breeding will depend upon whether the horse is an NN, PN or FN horse. Just like in real racing, buying breeding to top sires or to top dams does not necessarily mean that your horse will be a top competitor. We use a sophisticated algorithm to cross the sire and dam so no two horses are the same even if bred through the same parents. Once you choose your sire and dam, you'll also be asked to identify a potential name for your horse. You can use our tool to make sure the name you choose does not already exist in our game. The horse will be sent to your game. Inside your game from the main game screen, after each purchase, click on the Update & Add My Trainer Game Horses. This will automatically add any new trainer game horses you have recently purchased.
Just like all the horses in our game, the training horses have a performance cycle and contain various racing traits and characteristics. Your job as the trainer will not directly affect the horse's performance. Your job is to actually identify and classify the proper racing conditions under which your horse will best perform. Once those conditions and traits are identified, the player will then go through our tournament schedule and enter their horse in the proper tournaments based on their horse's age and traits.
How do I identify my horse's ability? A player will play their game in private mode and actually build races with their horse(s) at various ages and conditions - such as track surface, track dimensions, race classification, race distance, etc., and identify where their particular horse is best suited. These races can only be built in private mode and players will build races utilizing either community horses or other horses from files they have purchased and even other horses they have trained to come up with and build out a performance history on their horse and identify his/her area of expertise. Remember that there are so many factors that come into play that it may take you a dozen races to figure out your horse's strengths and weaknesses and where he is best suited to perform. Once you feel comfortable, it is now time to enter a tournament. Go to the community and under the Tournament Calendar or the View Upcoming Trainer Tournaments tab found directly under the Calendar and look for tournaments that fit your horse's criteria. Your only restrictions are a) you have the entry fee necessary to enter that tournament, b) the horse qualifies based on age and c) some tournaments may be restricted based on your horse's top speed rating during previous trainer tournament races (Red Restricted Tournaments). These speed rating restrictions may or may not be associated with all racing surfaces. In addition, some tournaments may be restricted to horses that have already started in at least one trainer tournament previously. Some trainer tournaments may be based on your horse's birth speed rating (Blue Restricted Tournaments). In other words, if your horse's birth speed rating is 89, then your horse is only eligible for birth speed rating restricted tournaments of 90 or below.
The more you know about the different types of trainer tournaments and our classification system, the better chance your horse will have when competing. We recommend that you read the Trainer Game and Trainer Game Tournament Overview help topic found in the Get Help section, also.
Everything else is based on your correct classification of his ability. When you've identified a tournament, you will simply click and enter that tournament. If you have multiple horses that potentially fit that event, the tournament module will ask you to identify which horse or horses you want entered. (Players may enter multiple horses into the same tournament.) The entry fee (community points) will be deducted for each horse you enter. Some trainer tournaments have a single entry fee due at the time of entry while other trainer tournaments may require multiple fees every time you enter a race associated with that tournament.
Tournaments have a start date. You will be notified once the tournament begins. Each tournament will contain a specific number of races a player may enter his horse in during that tournament. Tournaments will occur over a 3-day to 4-week time period. Players may enter their horse or horses into the designated number of races immediately or may decide to wait and enter their horses on a race-by-race basis. Waiting too long to enter a race may block you from actually participating in that race if the race is over-subscribed. Entering a race too soon may get you an entry, but you might not have entered a race that perfectly fits your horse. Each race you enter comes with a purse distribution depending upon your finish. That purse money only serves a purpose for that particular tournament only. Once all the races in the tournament have been run, the top money winners (between 6 and 20 horses) will run in a final race known as the Breeders' Cup Tournament Race and there the top finishers, depending upon how the tournament is structured, will be rewarded with community points based on the entry pool. If there is a tie for top money earners for a final position in the Breeders' Cup championship race, two formulas will be used to separate the tied contenders for this race: 1) The horse belonging to any player who is a VIP and was a VIP at the time of tournament signup will automatically be given the final position for a Breeders' Cup championship race when it is tied with non-VIP players and money earners in that particular tournament. 2) If the horses involved are all owned by VIP members or if all the horses involved are not owned by VIP members, then a random draw program is used to fill the final spot(s) for that particular Breeder' Cup championship race.
There will be multiple variations of trainer tournaments specifically tied to qualifications. Understanding those variables will help a player in choosing the right event for his horse. Some tournaments even come with weight allowance restrictions. In other words, depending upon how your horse performed during the actual tournament races may be a factor as to whether your horse will be required to carry more or less weight during the final Breeders' Cup Tournament Race.
Tournaments can consist of multiple races that occur over a specific period of time. Players will be limited to how many of those races they can enter. In each tournament, there is a maximum number of races a player can run, but there is no minimum. We expect some players to miss the maximum number of races because the tournament races will fill up. In other words, the maximum is 7 races, but because time has run out or the races filled up before you entered your horse, you may not meet the maximum. The entrants for each race are hidden. This is true for the tournament, as well. Once the tournament begins, the tournament entrants will then be shown along with the daily racing results. Management will use 'filler horses' to make sure all tournament race fields run full. The filler horses cannot earn points and cannot win the tournament, but can actually block horses from taking a higher position in that race. The identity of filler horses will not be divulged until after the race is run. The same filler horses may or may not be used to fill multiple races in the same tournament.
Your training horses age and you are allowed to race each horse three times during each age. Non-nominated horses can race until 6 years of age, Partially-Nominated horses can race until 8 years of age, and Fully-Nominated horses can race until 10 years of age. Early users of our game (prior to December 2009) may have horses with no nomination after their name. In this case, general members' horses can race through Age 8 and VIP horses through Age 9. When your horse has reached his maximum racing age, you can use that horse in your game only as a vehicle of measurement for other horses you have in training but not for actual participation in a tournament. If you discover that your horse may not be competitive at a specific age (like a 2-year-old), you may skip an age and enter your horse in a 3-year-old or 4-year-old event, but once you do that, you have given up the right to race that horse in the age group you skipped, essentially making your horse age faster. You may only have a particular horse entered in one training tournament at a time. If at some time during the tournament, you feel that your horse is not necessarily doing well or just can't win or make the final race, then based on his earnings and the earnings of the current leaders, you may drop out of a tournament allowing your horse to become eligible for another tournament that you may find more suitable.
Training horses owned by players, as long as they are of training age and still active will have a number of community points deducted each month (stable fees) that will be applied toward the tournament prizes. It does not matter if the horses are entered in trainer tournament races or not, this deduction will occur. If your horse is in training and you don't have enough points for the monthly horse fee to be deducted, your horse will automatically become ineligible for any other tournaments. If after 7 days you still do not have enough points, your horse will be permanently eliminated from racing in tournaments.
All horses are eligible to participate in two types of tournaments: General Trainer Tournaments, which are described above, and Insta-Tournaments. Insta-Tournaments are one-race tournament events. Each horse is eligible to enter (but not required) three Insta-Touranments per racing year. Insta-Tournaments also act like claiming races. In other words, when entering an Insta-Tournament, your horse automatically becomes eligible for sale. The sale price of the horse depends on the actual Insta-Tournament race itself and whether your horse is NN, PN or FN classified. Please read our section on Insta-Touranments for more details of how they work.
User-Generated Jockey & Bettor Tournaments
General Tournament Information and Q&A
Can people cheat by sharing information? Cheating in our tournaments is very difficult and we do a lot of things to control collusion among players. First and foremost, we do not distribute or publicly announce the accepted entrants of any specific tournament. In addition, the community horses for each player have randomized factors - in other words, no two horses will run the same. Just because in my tournament play a particular horse performed in a particular manner or fashion does not indicate that that same horse will perform in the same way for another entrant in the same tournament. Randomizing each horse secures fair tournament play. All tournaments coordinate with your play in community mode. All of our data is secure when transmitted back to our servers. If you become aware of any suspicious actions during a tournament, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org.
I've won a tournament. What do I do next? You will be notified by private account messaging and email to your registered email address and your point account will automatically be credited with the identified tournament prize.
I meet all the qualifications but don't have enough points to enter. In some cases, players may meet specific qualifications except having the required number of points required to enter a tournament. In order to accommodate players, we have set up a system in our shopping cart (or community store) that allows players to purchase additional points in order to meet the qualifications for a tournament or to have enough points to purchase other store items that a player may have an interest in. Purchasing points allows players to accumulate points required for tournament play or store purchases faster than earning them through game play and/or community activity. You can see the current exchange rate for purchasing points at the community online store. For players who do not want to purchase points, may we suggest our free point section where players can literally earn hundreds of thousands of points by taking surveys, visiting websites or trying free products from our sponsors. This is the fastest way to earn points in our game no matter what your member status is. Of course, just playing our game in community mode as a jockey or bettor can earn game points - 1,000 per day as a general member / 6,000 per day as a VIP Member. You may want to check out the Points, Badges & Awards section in the community and view our video tutorial on Points.
Do monthly VIP subscriber members have an advantage in entering tournaments? Monthly VIP subscribers have several advantages. One, it is quicker for monthly subscribers to earn points simply because they have greater opportunities to do so. In addition, being a VIP Monthly Subscriber is a common tournament entry parameter. There are specific tournaments restricted to VIPs. In addition, VIPs can enter tournaments with entry fees of up to 10,000 community points where general game players can only enter tournaments with entry fees of 50 community points. One more advantage for VIPs is that certain house tournaments may come with special prizes for VIP players in addition to the community points.
What can I win when playing in tournaments? All tournament prizes consist of points won. These points can be used in the online store to purchase whatever appeals to the player. Points can be redeemed for memorabilia, gift certificates, electronics, horse files, vacations, clothing, and a wide variety of other items. The user has the opportunity to decide how to spend his points. Points won/earned are non-transferable.
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These Terms and Conditions create our contract with each tournament player. We will not file our WE WILL NOT FILE OUR CONTRACT WITH YOU SO PLEASE PRINT IT OUT FOR YOUR RECORDS. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE (AS SET OUT BELOW). You accept to be bound by this contract when entering a tournament. This contract is between Horse Racing Simulation LLC (HRS) and you the individual entering a tournament.
In the event that you have any complaints, claims or disputes with regard to any tournament outcome and/or regarding the Services or any other activity performed by HRS, you should in the first instance contact HRS in accordance with information provided below.
By entering a tournament, you accept these Terms and Conditions and acknowledge acceptance of such Terms and Conditions. Access to tournaments are governed by these agreements. If you have any questions about these agreements from a non-legal aspect, please contact email@example.com.
You attention is also drawn to our Privacy Policies which describe how we deal with and protect your personal information. Disclosing of certain information in conjunction with entering or winning tournament is at the sole discretion of HRS. HRS has the right to use certain information describing or identifying winners of such tournaments in both community messaging and advertising programs both on and offline. Disclosed information will be limited to a person's name and picture, if available. No other personal information will be disclosed.
Governing Laws. Our tournaments operate under the same rules and guidelines as other fantasy game applications. Although these are non-cash entry tournaments, certain legal limitations for entry may prevail on a state-by-state basis. It is up to the tournament entrant to determine whether they are eligible to play in our non-cash tournaments. You must be 18 years of age to enter a tournament and agree that you meet that qualification. If it is determined at a later date that you do not meet this qualification, all prize winnings can be revoked. HRS is not responsible to return or credit points to any member who enters a tournament and did not meet the age requirement. HRS reserves the right to ask for proof of age of tournament winners from time to time. It is the player's sole responsibility at all times to ensure that they comply with all laws that govern them and that they have the complete legal right to use HRS services (entering tournaments). Any use of our services is at the sole option of the player, discretion and risk. By using these services, the player acknowledges that you do not find the services (tournaments) to be offensive, objectionable, unfair, or indecent in any manner.
There are never any cash fees to enter a tournament. Most tournaments require point entry fees. Points have no cash value and are non-refundable when used to enter a tournament. Players may not cancel a tournament entry once submitted. If a tournament is canceled by management for whatever reason, a player's community points used as their entry fee will be returned to their account. Players may not transfer points or ask to transfer points to other accounts to help another player to meet the point requirements for tournament entry. All player prizes are in points and points can only be redeemed through purchases in our online store. Online store products change from time to time and HRS makes no guarantee that a particular product will be available at any given time. HRS has the right to remove products from their online store without notice. A player's only redemption of points is only through the online store. There is no other redemption process for points. Individuals can purchase additional points to increase their point level to that needed for online store purchases. To prevent unfair accumulation of points and to ensure fair tournament play, HRS has developed a free point earning system where players can earn as many points as they want by interacting with our sponsors - filling out surveys, visiting websites, free trials on products/services. We strongly recommend that you take advantage of these community point earning opportunities.
True Identity and One Account. The name on your account must match your true legal name and identity. The name on your account registration must match the name on any credit card on file used to make any purchases in our online store. From time to time, HRS will ask tournament winners for proof of identification and will require valid photo ID, which can include a driver's license or passport. Failure to supply such information may result in the suspension of your account, prohibit further entry into tournaments and non-payment of points for tournament wins. Players agree to enter tournaments under their true identiity and have only one entry per tournament. Violating this rule can not only forfeit your points won but other tournament rights that may force the closure of your account inside our game and community, as well. Multiple accounts for the same person in tournaments will not be tolerated.
Collusive Play. Individuals entering tournaments agree to enter with the sole purpose of trying to win for and under their own true and unique identity. Entering tournaments to try to share information for potential outcomes with other players (in collusion) will not only immediately terminate all accounts associated with such program or attempt, but will automatically suspend all activity in our game and community.
No HRS Employees or Affiliates. If you are an officer, director, employee, consultant, agent of HRS or if you are a direct supplier of pertinent information, you are not eligible to participate in our tournaments. Unauthorized persons are not permitted to register for tournaments under any circumstances whatsoever. Violation of such rule will automatically suspend future tournament play, reversal of any points if issued, and suspension from the game and community, as well. HRS forbids the use of all unfair practices when entering tournaments. We do this to protect our players and the integrity of our tournaments. Unfair practices consist of but are not limited to the following: 1) trying to manipulate, change, adjust any of the data transmitted between host server and player and vice-versa; 2) the use of bots is strictly prohibited (certain companies offer programs (bots) for sale that can create unfair advantages in game play); and 3) extracting player profiles is prohibited - certain companie offer programs for sales specifically created to extract player profiles - trying to extract or engaging in such activity by a player will immediately close their account and void all tournament point earnings.
Your Use of Tournament Services. HRS reserves the right to suspend, modify, remove or add to any tournament rule at any time in our sole discretion of such modifications to take place immediately. HRS also has the right to suspend any account for future tournament play of a player suspected of cheaing, manipulating data or use of any other tactic which provide an unfair advantage over other players in our tournaments. Such suspensions or notifications can even occur during a tournament if such activities are suspected. HRS is not required to provide proof that such activity was detected. HRS has the right to interview by telephone, from time to time, any players relevant to any tournament activity that might have occurred in reference to their accounts or tournament play.
Copyright and Trademarks. All material and information used and disseminated in reference to tournaments including images, pictures, graphics, software, animations, video, music, audio, etc., is considered by HRS and is protected by copyright and/or intellectual property rights. You obtain no rights in such copyright material or trade or service marks and must not use them without written permission from HRS.
Early Termination of Tournaments. HRS has the right to cancel or terminate a tournament while in play if they believe an unfair advantage has been gained or the tournament information provided is corrupt and was not distributed in a fair manner to all tournament entrants. Such cancellation can occur without notice and HRS's only liability is to reimburse the initial entry points required for tournament entry to the entrants. HRS also has the right to cancel any future tournaments because of a lack of entrants for a particular tournament (minimum tournament entries). Tournaments can be canceled up to one hour prior to the identified tournament start time. HRS has the right to adjust, change and modify all rules related to tournament entries at any time on a tournament basis.
Disclosure of Account Name and Password. Tournament entrants are responsibile for the protection of their username and password from other individuals. HRS assumes that when a player enters a tournament, that player has done so legally. HRS is not responsible for reimbursement of tournament entry points should it be discovered that such player identity (username and password) was compromised on their part for any reason.
System Errors. You must inform us as soon as you become aware of any suspected error with respect to your account or calculation in association with deducted points for tournament entry or awarded points for tournament wins. You must also immediately inform us if any of the data transmitted for tournament play (horse files) is corrupt, non-usable, non-readable or otherwise compromises a player's opportunity to fairly interact with the information. Provision of this information to HRS in a timely manner is critical. If HRS is not notified immediately, then we consider the provided information to be functional and therefore point refunds will not be allowed. Our system allows us to monitor your first interaction with any tournament file, so immediate notification to HRS from the player is critical for identifying potential problems. HRS will make no reimbursement of points when notice is received following a tournament finish. HRS also has the right to suspend tournament access for any individual player for any reason including excessive complaints relative to the data or files transmitted.
Limitations and Exclusions. HRS will provide our tournament services with reasonable skill and care and as basically described in this agreement and any other document that describes how our tournaments function. We do not make any other promises or warranties about our tournaments.
The maximum liability of HRS to any member arising out of this agreement pertaining to a particular tournament is the refund of the points required to enter the tournament. HRS is not liable and the player agrees that HRS is not liable for anything beyond the tournament entry point requirement. HRS is not liable to the player in contract for any losses that occur through tournament play including data, business, opportunity, goodwill, reputation, or any other loss not currently foreseeable arising from the use of this agreement and playing in our tournaments.
Nothing in this agreement will operate so as to exclude any liability HRS may have in respect to either fraud, death or personal injury believed to be caused by the negligence of HRS.
Notices/Complaints. If you have any complaints, claims or disputes, you must submit that information in writing as soon as reasonably practicable following the date of the original tournament entry in which the claim or dispute refers. Complaints must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submitting a complaint does not guarantee that any actions will be or should be taken on the part of HRS.
Data Protection. You should assume that all use of our website, game platform, emails and telephone calls between you and HRS can and may be documented. This information will be the sole property of HRS and could be used as evidence in the event of any dispute or claim or to improve customer service.
Governing Law. This agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Nevada, irrevocably agreed to submit for the benefit of HRS, exclusive jurisdiction of the courst of Nevada, for settlement of any disputes arising out of or concerning disagreement or any other agreement involving HRS and the agreement's enforceability. If any part of this agreement is found to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, it will no affect the validity of the remainder of the agreements, which shall remain valid and enforceable according to their terms.
Assignments. HRS reserves the right to transfer, assign, sub-license or pledge this agreement in whole or in part to any person or entity without the player's consent and without notice, provided that any such assignment will be on the same terms that are no less advantageous to the player. The player may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer this agreement in any manner.
Third Party Rights. Except insofar as these agreements expressly provide that a third party may, in their own right, enforce a term of these agreements, a person who is not a party to these agreements has no right under local law or statute to rely upon or enforce any term of these agreements, but this does not affect any rights or remedy of a third party which exists or is available under local law.
Entire Agreement. The player fully understands and agrees to be bound by this agreement as is or modified or amended by HRS from time to time. HRS may amend this agreement at any time either by emailing notification or simply publishing the modified agreement on the same page the initial agreement has been identified (website page). Any such modification will take effect immediately. If any modification is unacceptable to the player, their only recourse is to simply terminate this agreement by no longer entering tournaments. Your continued tournament entry after such modification is deemed as binding acceptance of such modifications. It is your sole responsibility to review this agreement frequently each time you enter a tournament. This agreement and the information contained above represents the complete and final agreement between the player and HRS in relationship to tournament play and supercedes any and all prior agreements between the player and HRS. Under no circumstances are there ever to be any oral or non-published modifications to such agreement. This represents the final and complete tournament agreement between the tournament player and HRS.