Lock-down Race Night Host a Race Night Online! The COVID-19 virus has changed everyone’s lives. So… while we are in lock-down and fighting the coronavirus enduring isolation and social distancing why not do some good, raise some funds for CAUSE, have a laugh and make some lock-down fun along the way. HOW IT WORKS You have from 4 – 8 teams, and each team can have as many players as you like. This race night is made up of a mix of 8 exciting jump and flat races from the UK for you to enjoy. Each of these races have 8 horse runners. WHAT YOU NEED Event Host and Organiser Someone who is competent enough to use a computer/laptop/tablet with Zoom or any other video conference type of software to host and screen share the event. So get racing for CAUSE and register today! FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’S) WHAT INTERNET CONNECTION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS? This program uses the same connection as viewing a normal streaming website. A minimum of MB download and whatever speeds are required for your video conference software. DO YOU SUPPLY THE VIDEO CONFERENCE SOFTWARE? No, we do not supply the video conference software but there are many free options available online. DOES EACH TEAM NEED TO BE IN THE SAME HOME? No - The benefit video conference software is that you can have multiple people anywhere in the world that can still be part of a team. For example, a family of 4 have 2 people in the family home and have 2 living elsewhere, they can still be part of the same team. It means you will have more than 8 connections on the event, but more people = more laughs. HOW DOES IT WORK FOR LESS THAN 8 PLAYERS IF THERE ARE 8 RUNNERS? Examples of 4-7 teams 4 Teams; the program lets you select 2 horses each. 5, 6 or 7 Teams; Each team can only have a maximum of 1 horse per race. The remaining 1, 2 or 3 horses are called “spare horses”. If one of the “spare horses” win you decide to either: You allocate the winnings from the “spare horse” directly into the charity pot. You select to use the “random generator”, this will randomly allocate the winnings from the “spare horse” into one of the playing teams. ARE THERE ONLY 8 RACES? The program is made up of 8 races, but there is footage of 9 horse races. This means that on the 8th and final race, even if someone knew all the winning horse numbers of each race they wouldn’t know what the last race would be for certain as there is a possibility of 2 remaining races left. RAISING FUNDS – HOW DOES IT WORK? Remember the program will work this out for you, but here is how it works: If raising funds, you decide before the event how much each race bet will be and this is input for all of the races. You then decide how much of the race night tote (money) the charity will gain for the pot, normally 50% but use the slider to choose any percentage you decide from 0-100%. You agree before the start what the cost of a bet is and what percentage is going to the charity or club. Here is an example: If you go for a £5 stake per team per race that would be: 8 teams x £5 stake= £40 Total per race. If you decide on 50% share then £20 will go to the charity leaving £20 prize funds per race. This is repeated over 8 races, so it would cost each team a total of £40 for the night. With 8 teams you will have 8 x £40 = combined pot of £320. With the 50% share, this will make £160 (8 x £20 per race) for charity and £160 (8 x £20 per race) available prize funds. Fundraising Secretary It can be helpful to have a person who will take care of receiving and transferring all the team’s funds by bank transfer before and after the event. After the event this “secretary” would then pay the charity or club and team members winnings calculated by the Lockdown Race Night programme. This can be done without a secretary, if players wish to calculate payments individually at the end of the event. Or if you are donating all monies to CAUSE – you can set up a fundraising page and charge each player/team a fee. DO RACE NIGHTS COME UNDER ANY GAMBLING LAWS? In the Uk race nights are run under “THE LOTTERY AND AMUSEMENT ACT 1976”. As long as you follow the procedures set out in this program, you are playing in line with the regulations. My video conference software is not working can you help? No, unfortunately we do not supply any support or IT knowledge for any video conference software you will need to contact your provider.