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DRF Saratoga Twitter Challenge

OFFICIAL RULES

The Contest:

The DRF Saratoga Twitter Challenge (“Contest”) is a competition in which the player whose total mythical bankroll exceeds all other competitors will win the Grand Prize. 

To Enter:

Participants must have a Twitter account in good standing.  One (1) account per person. One (1) entry per person.

To Play:

To compete, players must use their Twitter account to submit a total of fifteen (15) mythical wagers totaling a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $250 on Saratoga Race Course on the designated contest dates. There are no mandatory races.  Players will be given a mythical $1000 bankroll to begin.  Players will submit any valid Saratoga wager for a mythical amount totaling at least $50 and not more than $250 to “@DRFFormulator”.   A valid wager is defined as any wager also offered on the official NYRA Wagering Menu for that contest day and for the race(s) involved.   All Contest entries must be submitted via Twitter to “@DRFFormulator” no later than one hour prior to post time of race 1 on the designated contest dates.     

Tweet should be formatted as “STC @DRFFormulator” followed by wager details and total dollar amount.   If any player does not submit an entry on a designated contest day, the player’s bankroll will be debited a $50 minimum bet for each date missed.  

Designated Contest Dates:
July 19, 20, 26, 27
August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
September 1

Wagers on scratched horses will receive either a “refund” or the post-time favorite, following the NYRA scratch rules for the type of wager in question.

The winners will be determined by the highest mutuel total when all 15 contest dates are complete. 

Entries must be made in accordance with these Official Rules; any other attempted form of entry will NOT be accepted. Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or like call-in or registration entry or wager methods will void all such entries by such methods, and result in disqualification of any entrant using such methods.

Notification of Winners:

Winner will be notified via Twitter no later than Friday, September 5, 2014. 

Prizes/Odds of Winning:

Odds of winning are determined by number of eligible entries received for the Contest.
One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded to the First Place finisher - the Player whose total mutuel payoffs during the Contest exceeded the total mutuel payoffs for all other competitors.

The First Place finisher will select one (1) of the five (5) options below as the Grand Prize awarded:

    • 60-Card Formulator PP Plan  (Value:  $199.95 USD)
    • $200 wagering credit in winner’s DRF Bets account. Note, to take winnings as DRF Bets credit, winner must and live in a state where online wagering is legal and have a valid DRF Bets account in good standing.   (Value:  $200.00 USD)
    • One (1) entry into a $160 NHCqualify.com tournament and $40 in DRF.com store credit or DRF Bets wagering credits.  (Total Value:  $200.00 USD)
    • One (1) entry into a $190 BCQualify.com tournament and $10 in DRF.com store credit or DRF Bets wagering credits.  (Total Value $200.00 USD)
    • One (1) lower buy-in contest entry fee up to, but not exceeding, $200 on NHCQualify.com or BCQualify.com. Difference will be awarded as DRF.com store credit or DRF Bets wagering credits.  (Total Value:  $200.00 USD)

 

Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash.

Tie-Breaking Procedure:

First Tie-breaker: The player with the highest single winning mutuel payoff of all tied players will be ranked above the others.

Final Tie-Breaker: If two (2) or more players remain tied after the tie-breaker procedure has been implemented, the final tie-breaker will go to the player who chronologically submitted their initial wager first for the Contest.

All decisions of DRF are final.

Legal and Eligibility:

DRF Saratoga Twitter Challenge ("Contest") is offered only in the United States (where legal) and is open only to legal U.S. residents 18 years of age or older as of July 19, 2014.  Employees, officers and directors (and their immediate families [parents, children, spouses and siblings] regardless of where they live and members of their same households [whether related or not]) of Daily Racing Form LLC, or their parent, subsidiaries, affiliates and agencies; and entities engaged in the development, distribution, implementation or administration of the Contest are not eligible to enter. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

YOU MUST HAVE AN OPEN, VALID TWITTER ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR THE CONTEST. PERSONS WITH ACCOUNTS THAT ARE CLOSED (UPON THEIR OWN REQUEST) OR WITH ACCOUNTS THAT HAVE BEEN LOCKED (BECAUSE ACCOUNT IS NOT IN GOOD STANDING) ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST, UNLESS THEY RE-OPEN ACCOUNT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE.

According to 2014NTRA rules, in order to win a seat in the 2015DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship a player must be a member of the NHC Tour http://www.ntra.com/en/nhc/become-a-member/. If you plan to compete for an NHC Championship seat in a qualifying tournament, you must first become an NHC Tour member and enter your tour number at registration.

These are the official rules. This Contest subject to all applicable Federal and State laws and is subject to change without notice in order to comply with them.

Taxes:

Liability for any and all federal, state and local taxes rests solely with the prize winners.

General Conditions:

In order to be eligible to receive prizes, the prize winner is obligated, and by entering agrees, to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, General Release of Liability, Indemnity and Publicity Consent (where legal), which is to be returned to Daily Racing Form within the indicated time period. Non-compliance with this requirement or return of prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and prize forfeiture, with an alternate winner being selected from all remaining eligible entries received for that monthly competition.

By accepting a prize, the winner agrees to the use of his or her name, voice, photo, biographical information and/or likeness for promotional/advertising/trade purposes by Daily Racing Form, LLC and will be required to participate in such publicity communications as Daily Racing Form, LLC requests without further compensation, except where prohibited by law.

The winner shall be solely responsible for all taxes and fees or costs associated with the prize, including but not limited to any federal or state or other income tax, ground transportation (except as expressly stated above), airfare (except as expressly stated above), meals (except as expressly stated above), tax, gratuities, personal expenses and any other expenses not expressly specified herein. The winner shall solely be responsible for arranging transportation and obtaining any passports or other travel documents that may be required.

No substitutions of prizes will be allowed, except DRF Bets reserves the right to substitute prize(s) of comparable or greater value in the event a prize or any portion thereof becomes unavailable for any reason.

Indemnification:

By registering for the Contest, each entrant (i) agrees to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of DRF Bets and the judges, which are final and binding in all respects; and (ii) releases and holds harmless Daily Racing Form, LLC, and its parent companies, affiliates and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to persons, including death, or property damage, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, or participation in this Contest.

Limitations of Liability:

Daily Racing Form, LLC assumes no liability for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Contestincluding, without limitation, errors in the printing of the offer and official rules, selection, notification and announcement of the winners, or distribution of the prizes.

Daily Racing Form, LLC, and its parent companies, affiliates and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and agents shall assume no liability of any kind whatsoever in any cases in which their inability to act results from an event or situation beyond their control, including, but not limited to Acts of God, civil or military authority, acts of public enemy, war, riot, civil disturbance, fire, explosion, earthquake, flood, strike, third party non-performance lockout, labor disturbance, or any other cause beyond the control of a party. In such event, Daily Racing Form, LLC reserves the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Contest and award the prizes, as set forth in Modification/Suspension/Termination below. No responsibility is assumed by Daily Racing Form, LLC for late, lost, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible submissions/phone calls/wagers, postage due mail, disconnected, inaudible, interrupted phone calls, any computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, availability or garbled or jumbled transmissions, service provider/Internet/website/use net accessibility or availability, traffic congestion or unauthorized human intervention. Daily Racing Form, LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website; to be in violation of the Terms and Conditions of Use of the website, or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules. Daily Racing Form LLC are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest and assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to the website.

Modification/Suspension/Termination:

If, for any reason, the online and/or telephone component of the Contestis not capable of running as planned by reason of, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which Daily Racing Form, in its sole opinion, deems could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the online and/or telephone components of the Contest, Daily Racing Form reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, modify or suspend the online and/or telephone components of the Contestand select the winners for all affected monthly competitions from all eligible entries received by means other than via corrupted component(s) of the Contest, all eligible wagers entries received via corrupted components of the Contest prior to and/or after (as appropriate) the action taken by Daily Racing Form and/or call-in entries received for such affected drawing(s) prior to and/or after (as appropriate) the action taken by Daily Racing Form or by some other means determined by Daily Racing Form in its sole discretion to be fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. In such event, notice will be posted at www.drf.com/bets.

Winners List:

For names of winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by December 31, 2014 to: DRF Saratoga Twitter Challenge, 708 Third Avenue, 12th floor, New York, NY 10017.

SPONSORED BY: Daily Racing Form, LLC.708 Third Avenue, 12th floor, New York, NY 10017.