Terms and conditions

Godolphin Fantasy Stable League and Club Godolphin

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

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  1. How to Enter
    1. To enter, players must first be a Club Godolphin member and 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 competition. There are no charges for completing the registration process and all aspects of entering the competition are free.
    2. Once registered, each member will be directed to a home page, where they are required to:
      1. choose a username, 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).
      2. select ten horses from the list of horses provided to create a fantasy stable, or use the option to select a lucky dip. If members select the lucky dip option, ten horses will automatically be selected on behalf of the member to create their stable.
      3. Members can use the bonus race option to earn additional points.
    3. There is a limit of one entry to the competition per person.
    4. Watch our How to play animation.
  2. Game Rules and Scoring
    1. Members
      1. 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.
    2. Creating your Stable
      1. Members must select ten different horses from the horses available on the list provided, or choose the lucky dip option.
      2. 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.
      3. The members may vary the composition of their stable by replacing the horses in their stables on five occasions throughout the competition in accordance with these Terms and Conditions (see Horse Swap below).
    3. Races
      1. The competition runs from Friday, 3 May 2024 to Saturday, 2 November 2024.
      2. Each member will receive points if a horse in their stable finishes first, second or third in a race during the competition.
      3. 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.
      4. 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.
      5. 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 member’s 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.
    4. Points Scoring
      1. A horse will earn points as per the scoring chart below if it finishes first, second or third in any race during the competition.
      2. Scoring Chart:
        Race type 1st 2nd 3rd
        Group 1 500 400 300
        Group 2 400 300 200
        Group 3 300 200 100
        Listed 250 160 80
        All other races 120 80 40
  3. Bonus Races
    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(s) 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.
    ** Bonus Races may only be available for selection by the promoter when the races are officially declared.

    1. Members win 200 points if they correctly guess the placing of the Godolphin horse in the bonus race.
    2. If there is more than one Godolphin horse in the bonus race, the member will win 200 points for each correct guess.
    3. No points are earned for incorrect guesses.
  4. Horse Swap
    1. Members have the option to change the composition of their stable five times during the course of the competition to replace some, or all, of the ten horses in their stable or select the Lucky Dip option.
    2. 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 or all ten of their horses.
    3. Only active horses (i.e. those in the member’s stable at the relevant time) are eligible to earn points when they race.
    4. 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.
    5. 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 affected horses are in a member’s stable, they will receive an email notification informing them that their stable is incomplete and inviting them to replace the horse that has been removed so they have a complete stable of ten horses. For clarification sake, the replacement of a horse that has come out of training will not affect the number of Horse Swaps each member has been allocated.
    6. If all five swaps have been used, the member must continue with the remaining horses in their stable.
  5. Prizes
    1. Godolphin Fantasy Stable League Winner
      1. Winner
        1. A behind-the-scenes visit for two people to a Godolphin stud farm, including return travel and accommodation. This will include the opportunity to see the Darley stallions, Godolphin mares and young horses, plus a tour of the world-class facilities.
        2. Official Godolphin merchandise goody bag.
      2. Runners-up (second to fifth)
        1. A £75 gift card to spend in the official Godolphin Shop.
      3. Further prize details:
        1. The Godolphin Fantasy Stable League winner will be announced on the Club Godolphin Fantasy Stable League leaderboard no later than Tuesday, 5 November 2024.
        2. A behind-the-scenes tour of a Godolphin stud farm (to be confirmed and dependent on the country of residence of the winner).
        3. Two return air tickets from the winner’s country of residence. NOTE: The winner is responsible for arranging their own visa if required.
        4. Two nights’ accommodation based on two people sharing (double or twin room). Transfers to and from the airport are included in the prize.
        5. The date of travel is to be mutually agreed between the winner and Club Godolphin.
        6. If possible, the prize will also include tickets for a local race meeting.
  6. Winner Notification
    1. Each winner will be notified by phone or email, using the details provided upon registration to Club Godolphin.
    2. Prize winners’ names may be published on the Godolphin website and social media channels.
  7. Selection of Winners
    1. At the completion of the competition, the member with the stable that has been awarded the highest total number of points during the competition period (from Friday, 3 May 2024 to Saturday, 2 November 2024), shall be declared the Godolphin Fantasy Stable League Winner and awarded the prize as set out in Prizes (5.a. i.) above.
    2. The members in the second to fifth place positions overall, at the conclusion of the competition, will win the second to fifth place prizes as set out in Prizes (5.a.ii) above.
    3. The overall winner will be determined by the promoter at the offices of Godolphin and announced no later than Tuesday, 5 November 2024.
    4. 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.
    5. The prizes are non-transferable (subject to the discretion of Godolphin) and cannot be varied, exchanged for cash, sold or auctioned.
    6. Visas for entry to the UAE (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. Godolphin is not responsible for airport transfers from the country of departure.
    7. 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
    1. By entering and/or participating in Club Godolphin competitions, each member agrees that they have read and understood these terms and conditions and will abide by them.
    2. Members must be over the age of 18 to take part in the Godolphin Fantasy Stable League competition. 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 competition.
    3. All members entering in the Godolphin Fantasy Stable League competition must be a registered member of Club Godolphin. Registration is free of charge.
    4. 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 competition, may enter the competition for fun 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.
    5. Entry into the Godolphin Fantasy Stable League competition is free for all members.
    6. Members can join the 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.
    7. 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 Competition
    1. The competition will be based on race meetings taking place between Friday, 3 May 2024 and Saturday, 2 November 2024.
    2. Members may enter the Godolphin Fantasy Stable League competition at any time during the competition, and will be eligible to win prizes, on merit should they earn enough points during the specified period.
  10. Exclusion of Liability
    1. 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.
    2. 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:
      1. any circumstances caused by events beyond the control of the promoter that may cause competitions, offers, etc. to be disrupted, corrupted or terminated;
      2. 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;
      3. any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with Club Godolphin.
    3. 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
    1. Any entries become the property of the promoter.
    2. On occasions when Club Godolphin members are at a Club Godolphin event, tour, visit or similar, Godolphin may capture images or videos for future promotion of the Club. By entering Club Godolphin competitions, members agree to their possible presence in video or photographic images, unless they specifically notify Godolphin that they do not want to be included.
  12. General Conditions
    1. The promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to:
      1. 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;
      2. disqualify any Club Member who engages in offensive, illegal or objectionable conduct (in the opinion of the promoter);
      3. 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;
      4. disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, or who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions;
      5. 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;
      6. request each winner provide proof of age, identity or proof of residency at the nominated prize delivery address; and
      7. modify these terms and conditions if the need arises.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Decisions of the management of the promoter are final. No correspondence will be entered into.
    5. 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 the promoter’s reasonable opinion.
    6. These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of Dubai, UAE.
    7. Godolphin explicitly specify that Apple are not a sponsor or in any way connected to Club Godolphin or the Godolphin Fantasy Stable League.