Terms and conditions

Godolphin Fantasy Stable League and Club Godolphin

Godolphin Fantasy Stable League (the Promotion) is an online game where Club Godolphin members (Club members or members) can create a fantasy stable of thoroughbred horses. The website club.godolphin.com (the Website) and Promotion are operated by Godolphin Dubai, Al Quoz Racing Stables, P.O. Box 52922, Dubai, UAE  (the Promoter or Godolphin).

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1) How to Enter

a) To enter, Members must first complete the online registration form located on the Website (the Registration Process). As part of the Registration Process the Members must provide a valid email address so the Promoter can contact the Members before and during the course of the Promotion. There are no charges for completing the Registration Process and all aspects of entering the Promotion are free.

b) Once registered, each Member will be directed to a home page, where they are required to:

i) choose a user name, which is also used as their fantasy stable name (this name must not be offensive or otherwise objectionable, the Promoter shall be entitled to require a change of name and/or reject the entry upon notice to the Member).

ii) select ten horses from the list of horses provided to create a fantasy stable (the Stable) or use the option to select a lucky dip (Lucky Dip). If Members select the Lucky Dip option, ten horses will automatically be selected on behalf of the Member to create their Stable.

iii) Members can use the bonus race option to earn additional points (the Bonus Race).

c) There is a limit of one entry to the Promotion per person.

2) Game Rules and Scoring

a) Members

i) Members must be authenticated (meaning they have verified their email address during the registration process), Stables belonging to pre-authenticated members will not be entered into races and consequently will not accrue points.  

b) Creating your Stable

i) Members must select ten different horses from the Horses available on the list provided, or choose the Lucky Dip option.  

ii) Stables must be filled (meaning having ten Horses selected) in order for Members to complete their virtual Stable. Stables must be completed in order to earn points.

iii) The Members may vary the composition of their Stable by replacing the horses in their Stables on five occasions during the Promotion Period in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

c) Races

i) The Promotion Period includes all races in Europe and USA that the Horses race in, between the dates of Saturday, 5 May and Saturday, 30 June, 2018.

ii) If a race meeting or a race within a race meeting is abandoned or cancelled, no points will be awarded for that specific race.

iii) Each Member will receive points (Points) if a Horse in their Stable finishes first, second or third in a Race during the Promotion Period. 

iv) Following each Race Meeting, scoring updates will be posted on the Members’ personalised home page within 24 hours and a leader board will be available to view on the Club Godolphin home page.

v) In the event that a Member’s Horse is unable to, or does not, participate in a Race for any reason whatsoever (including where the Horse is a non-runner or withdrawn), no points will be awarded.

vi) In the event of a dead heat for first, second or third placed Horses, those Members who have the affected Horse in their Stable will be allocated points for that position. For clarification, if a Members Horse dead heats for first place, the Member will be awarded points for a win. If the Horse dead heats for second place, the Member will be awarded points for a second place and the same applies to third place.

d) Points Scoring

i) A Horse will earn points as per the Scoring Chart below if it finishes first, second or third in any of the Races during the Promotion Period.

(1) Scoring Chart:

Race Type 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Group 1 500 400 300
Group 2 400 300 200
Group 3 300 200 100
Listed and Heritage Handicaps 250 160 80
All other races 120 80 40

(2) Race Meetings*:

 * Race meeting schedule may be subject to change by the authorized racing jurisdiction. 

3) Bonus Races

Bonus races (the Bonus Races) will be selected in advance** by the Promoter and is an optional addition to earn more points for your Stable. Members must choose where they think the Godolphin Horse (or Horses if there is more than one) entered in the Bonus Race will finish. Members can participate in the Bonus Race, regardless of whether the Horse(s) running in the selected Bonus Race is in the Member’s Stable or not. 

a) Members win 200 points if they correctly guess the placing of the Godolphin Horse in the Bonus Race. 

b) If there is more than one Godolphin Horse in the Bonus Race, the Member will win 200 points for each correct guess.

c) No points are earned for incorrect guesses.

** Bonus Races may only be available for selection by the Promoter when the races are officially declared. In some countries (for example Ireland) declarations are official 24 hours before the race time, therefore, in some cases the Bonus Race may be available for a shorter period than usual.

 4) Horse Swap

a) Members have the option to change the composition of their Stable five times during the Promotion Period (Horse Swap) or select a Lucky Dip which will replace some, or all, of the ten Horses in their stable.

b) For the sake of clarification, each time a person changes the composition of their Stable by selecting new Horses is counted as a ‘swap’ regardless if the person swaps one, five or all ten of their Horses. 

c) Only active Horses (i.e. those in the Member’s Stable at the relevant time) are eligible to earn points when they race.

d) Members are advised to make their swaps well in advance of a race (minimum of 40 minutes prior to a race). Horses that are swapped out immediately before or during a race may take some time to appear in the Member’s Stable and therefore may not be eligible to win points if they finish first, second or third.

e) As this fantasy game is based on real horses in Godolphin's stables, there may be occasions when horses come out of training. If one of these Horses are in a Members' Stable, the member may use one of their swaps to select a new Horse to complete their Stable of 10. If all five swaps have been used, the Member must continue with the remaining Horses in their Stable.

5) Prizes

a) Godolphin Fantasy Stable League Winner

i) First place prize winner

1. Hospitality at the Darley July Cup including 3 nights’ accommodation for two people in Newmarket, UK.

2. Spend a morning at Godolphin's private training facilities in Newmarket.

3. Offical Godolphin merchandise goodie bag. 

ii) Second to 10th place prize winners

1. Official Godolphin merchandise goodie bag. 

ii) Further details:

1. The Godolphin Fantasy Stable League winner will be announced on the Club Godolphin webpage no later than Wednesday, 4 July, 2018.

2. Two tickets to the Darley July Cup race meeting at Newmarket, UK including full hospitality and transfers to and from the racecourse (if required).  

3. Two return air tickets from your country of residence (if the winner is outside of the United Kingdom). NOTE: The winner is responsible for arranging their own visa (if required). 

4. Accommodation in or around Newmarket is based on two people sharing (double or twin room). Breakfast, lunch, dinner and soft drinks are included, however alcoholic beverages and tobacco, mini bar and other optional charges incurred are not included in the prize.

5. The Darley July Cup meeting is held at Newmarket Racecourse (July Course) on Thursday 12th, Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July, 2018.

6) Winner Notification

a) Each winner will be notified by phone or email, using the details provided upon registration to Club Godolphin.

b) Prize Winner's names may be published on the Godolphin website and social media channels.

7) Selection of Winners

a) At the completion of the Promotion, the Member with the Stable that has been awarded the highest total number of points during the Promotion Period (5 May to 30 June, 2018) will be declared the Godolphin Fantasy Stable League Winner (the Winner) and awarded the prize as set out in Prizes (5.a. i.) above.

b) The Members in the second to 10th place positions overall, at the conclusion of the Promotion, will win the second to 10th place prizes as set out in Prizes (5.a.ii) above.

c) The overall Winner will be determined by the Promoter at the offices of Godolphin and announced no later than Wednesday, 4 July, 2018.

d) In the event of a tie for the overall Winner, the Members (out of those tied Members) with the Stable that has the highest number of first-place finishes will be declared the Winner (as applicable). Should this fail to break the tie, the Members (out of the remaining tied Members) with the Stable that has the highest number of first and second place finishes will be declared the Winner. Where a tie cannot be resolved by any of the means above, the Promoter shall draw the winner at random out of the remaining tied Members.

e) The prizes are non-transferable (subject to the discretion of Godolphin) and cannot be varied, exchanged for cash, sold or auctioned.

f) Visas for entry to the UK (if applicable) and any other ancillary costs or out of pocket expenses not expressly set out in these terms and conditions are the responsibility of the Winner. The Winner will be responsible for ensuring that they and any person travelling with them are available to travel and hold passports with not less than six months’ validity, any necessary visas and travel documents to enable them to receive the prize in question, as envisaged by these Terms and Conditions, on the travel dates specified.

g) If prizes are unavailable, for whatever reason, Godolphin reserves the right to substitute the prizes for prizes of equal or greater value, subject to any relevant regulations.

8) General Entry

a) By entering and/or participating in Club Godolphin Promotions, each Member (Member) agrees that they have read and understood these terms and conditions (the Terms and Conditions) and will abide by them.

b) Members must be over the age of 18 to take part in the Godolphin Fantasy Stable League Promotion. To claim a prize you will be required to provide proof that you are over the age of 18 and any person identified as being under 18 years of age will be ineligible to take part and unable to claim or receive a prize in connection with this Promotion. 

c) All Members' entering in the Godolphin Fantasy Stable League Promotion must be a registered member of Club Godolphin. Registration is free of charge.

d) Directors, officers and employees of, or contractors to, Godolphin or any of its related bodies corporate or associated entities, including; Darley Management Company Limited and Janah Management Company Limited, their immediate families and all agencies and companies associated with the Promotion, may enter the Promotion but will not be eligible to be awarded any prizes in the Godolphin Fantasy Stable League. For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, the term "immediate families" includes a spouse (including de facto), parent, sibling, child, grandparent, grandchild, or parent in law and includes step-parents, step-children and half siblings.

e) Entry into the Godolphin Fantasy Stable League Promotion is free for all Members.

f) Members can join Godolphin Fantasy Stable League competition at any time, however stables created immediately before or during a race, may not get processed in time to earn points should a Horse in their Stable finish first, second or third.

g) Points will only be awarded to Horses that earn points from the time the Stable has been created onwards. For clarification, if a Member picks a Horse that has already raced and earned points prior to the Member creating their Stable, these points will not be awarded to the Member.   

9) Term of Promotion

a) The Promotion will be based on race meetings occurring between Saturday, 5 May until Saturday, 30 June, 2018 (the Promotion Period).

b) Members may enter the Godolphin Fantasy Stable League Promotion at any time during the Promotion Period, and will be eligible to win prizes, on merit should they earn enough points during the specified period.

10) Exclusion of Liability

a) While the Promoter will use all reasonable endeavors to arrange the delivery of prizes by the times detailed in these Terms and Conditions, by entering competitions, members acknowledge that circumstances beyond the control of the Promoter may prevent the delivery of prizes by the specified date, or at all. 

b) The Promoter and its Associated Entities, and their respective officers, employees and agents, will not be responsible for and will not be liable to any member for:

 i) any circumstances caused by events beyond the control of the Promoter that may cause competitions, offers, etc. to be disrupted, corrupted or terminated;

 ii) any injuries, losses (including, without limitation, loss of profits), or damages of any kind (even where resulting from negligence of the Promoter or any other person) caused by competitions, offers or any other element of Club Godolphin or resulting from acceptance, possession, attendance, use, or misuse of the prizes, or from participation in Club Godolphin offers or downloading material from the Website;

 iii) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with Club Godolphin.

c) Nothing in these Terms and Conditions affects, nor is intended to affect, any rights that a Club Member might have that are not able to be excluded under applicable law and for the avoidance of doubt nothing herein shall limit the Promoter’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for fraud.

11) Use of Personal Information / Marketing  

a) Any entries become the property of the Promoter.

12) General Conditions

a) The Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to:

i) cancel or suspend Club Godolphin and any of its Promotions, competitions or offers should the security, fairness, integrity, or proper operation be compromised in any way by any virus or bugs in the IT system used for Club Godolphin; unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter; 

ii) disqualify any Club Member who engages in offensive, illegal or objectionable conduct (in the opinion of the Promoter);

iii) cease providing the prize or any part of the prize in the event that the Prize Winner conducts themselves in a manner or carries out any activity which is contrary to the laws, customs and traditions of the country the prize takes place in and the Member acknowledges that they may forfeit the prize or a part of the prize in such circumstances;

iv) disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, or who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions;

v) cancel, terminate, modify or suspend any competitions, offers or other Club Godolphin elements in accordance with any written directions given by any relevant government or regulatory authority to do so;

vi) request each Winner provide proof of age, identity or proof of residency at the nominated prize delivery address; and

vii) modify these terms and conditions if the need arises.

b) In the case of the intervention of any outside agent or event which naturally changes the result or prevents or hinders its determination, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest or strikes; the Promoter may in its absolute discretion cancel competitions, offers or any element of Club Godolphin and recommence it from the start on the same conditions subject to regulation.

c) In the event that a Member is identified as a minor (under 18 years of age), self-excluded patron, involuntarily excluded patron or any other person who is in breach of these Terms and Conditions, the Promoter reserves the right to refuse to allow the Member to take part in, or receive, any or all aspects of the prizes, and the Promoter will notify any relevant regulator accordingly where required by law to do so.  In such circumstances, a re-determination of the Prize Winners may occur.

d) Decisions of the management of the Promoter are final. No correspondence will be entered into.

e) The Promoter reserves the right to verify any entries and Winners and may refuse to award Prizes where the Promoter has reasonable grounds to believe that there has been a breach of these Terms and Conditions. The Promoter reserves all rights to disqualify Club Members and Winners if their conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of Club Godolphin, in Promoter’s reasonable opinion.

f) These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of Dubai, UAE.

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