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HOW TO PLAY
ENTERING A TOURNAMENT
To enter any tournament – Players with an existing equibase.com customer account may log in using their equibase.com id and password. You will be asked to select a unique screen name which will appear on the Leaderboards for all tournaments in which you participate. If you do not currently have an equibase.com id and password you must register with equibase.com in order to participate in the Tournament. Registration is free of charge. Each player may only register one time.
Once you have logged in and selected a screen name you will be taken to the “Tournament Central” screen, where you may make selections on any open tournaments.
SELECTIONS AND SCORING
There are two types of Tournaments, those that start and end on the same day (“Same-Day Tournament”), and those made up of various “rounds”, with the top finisher in each qualifying round advancing to a championship round (“Rounds Tournament”).
For Same-Day Tournaments and Rounds Tournaments, all players must make their selections before entries close for that Tournament’s races. The closing time for making selections will be prominently posted on the various tournament pages. Selections may be made as soon as a Tournament is open for selections. Typically, this will be one or two days prior to the beginning of a Tournament. It is strongly recommended that players submit their selections as early as possible. Players may modify their selections until entries close.
Players will select their horses by name. For all Tournaments, coupled entries will be ignored; a player must select one horse if part of a coupled entry. Players will select one horse in each of the Tournament races by clicking on the button next to the horse’s name. For each selection a player will receive the equivalent of a mythical $2 win and a $2 place wager.
If a horse is scratched prior to the start of a race, that horse will be displayed as scratched on the list of horses available to be selected, but will not be removed as a selection from an already-submitted entry. If a selected horse is scratched and the player does not change his or her selection before entries close, the player will automatically be given the post-time favorite as a substitute selection.
A Tournament race’s official order of finish and the win and place payoffs posted by the host racetrack will determine each player’s payoffs, subject to the maximum payoffs listed in the Official Rules and below.
For each correct selection in a Tournament race a player will earn an amount equal to the $2-win payoff and the $2-place payoff as if such player were making an actual wager. There is, however, no actual currency wagered in any Tournament and Tournament wagers will not be placed into any pari-mutuel system. The maximum payoff on any single Tournament race is $42 for a win wager and $22 for a place wager. All monetary values are stated in U.S. dollars.