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Bid/Sponsor Online

If you want to make sure that a certain kind of race will be run on the week and at the track you want, you can buy the race using credits. You can set the conditions, distance, and surface of races you buy or bid, within certain limitations. You must bid a race three weeks in advance. You can buy a race for a week until the upcoming races are set for that week on Sunday.

Bidding Races

Only the week three weeks away is open for bidding.

There are two ways to enter the dialogue to bid a race:
1st. On the main stablepage the left column "Help" shows a section "Bid". This will bring you to a quick menu to select your conditions. The horse current location is preselected so that saves time.

2nd. Click on the Bid/Sponsor link in the menu and enter the week. The week available for bidding will be indicated by the phrase "Bidding Now Open" next to it and track you are interested in and click "Submit Query." The next screen will show the races that are currently scheduled to be run that week at that track. The "bid" number on the left side indicates the number of credits the race cost. The second column indicates who bid the race, either *CPU or a player’s name.

Be sure to check the "Bid or Buy" box on the form to bid a race. Leaving the box unchecked tells the computer you intend to buy the race, which is much more expensive. You can check the "public display" box have the name of the stable you are bidding the race for to be displayed the week the race is run. This can be helpful if you bid several races, or tend to forget which races you have bid, or if you just want everyone to know you have bid the race. Choose the kind of race and the age of horses eligible. If you are bidding a claiming race or starter allowance, choose the price from the drop down menu, from $2,000 up to $150,000. Set any restrictions you wish the race to have and choose whether the race will be restricted to female horses only. Finally, set the distance and surface you desire. Enter your credit ID, password, and the name of the stable you are bidding the race for. Click "Submit Query."

Note: Players are not allowed to bid claiming races for 2 year olds. This is to prevent players from bidding excessive number of claiming races for 2 year olds for the purpose of claiming horses from the CPU.

The next screen will show your available credits and live credits (explained above) and the races currently scheduled for the track that week. Scroll down and you will see the description of the race you requested. Be sure to double check to make sure that you have entered the information correctly. Once you click "Accept" no changes will be made. The default bid is the minimum bid necessary to add your race to the card, or the minimum for that kind of race. The following races have preset minimum bids:

Claiming races (including maiden claiming) for fillies and mares - minimum bid of 25

*CPU restricted races - minimum bid of 50

You may increase this minimum bid or accept it. To add the race you want to the schedule, you will need to bid at least equal to the lowest number on the screen (if it is a CPU carded race) or 1 credit higher (if it is a player bid race). Races are carded according to the number of credits bid for them. For example:

The top race on the card is 23 credits, and the lowest 11, all *CPU races. A player bids a race for 11 credits, and his bid bumps off the lowest *CPU race. His race is now the lowest bid race. Another player later bids 20 credits for a different race. The first player’s race will be bumped off the card, and a 12 credit race *CPU race will now be the lowest bid.

Most tracks have several races bid every week. If you bid so your race is the lowest on the card, there is a chance that another player who bids a higher amount will bump it off the card. It is up to you to balance the desire to get your race carded against how much you are willing to spend to get the race.

Once you have clicked on the "Accept" button, your race will be carded. You cannot make any changes to the race after clicking the button, and the race will not be removed. Be sure to verify the information before accepting the race.

 

Buying Races

Buying a race guarantees that your race will be carded. When you buy a race, you can also increase the purse increment or choose to make the race owner restricted. In addition, you can name a bought race and have special graphics associated with the race. If you want to purchase a stakes race, the race cannot be bid and must be bought.

A race may be bought for any week that is available on the drop down menu, including the week that is currently open for bidding. When you have chosen the week and track you want, click "Submit Query."

If the week is not currently open for bidding, the list of races will be restricted to "Locked" races which cannot be bid over (stakes races or races which have been bought by other players) and races bid by players for that week. If it is the week that is currently open for bidding, all races currently carded for the track that week will be shown.

Fill out the form as you would for a bid race, but leave the "Bid or Buy" box unchecked if the week is currently open for bidding. If it is not open for bidding, the "Bid or Buy" box will not be displayed. You must buy a race to add it to the schedule for any week other than the one currently open for bidding.

Note: Players are not allowed to bid claiming races for 2 year olds. This is to prevent players from bidding excessive number of claiming races for 2 year olds for the purpose of claiming horses from the CPU.

If you wish to make the race owner restricted, check the "password protected" box. It costs an additional 500 credits to make a race owner restricted.

You may also increase the purse increment, if you wish. Increasing the purse increment by +1 costs an additional 300 credits, +2 costs an additional 600 credits, and +3 costs an additional 900 credits.

When you have selected the conditions of the race, click "Submit Query." The next screen will show the conditions you have chosen for the race and how much it will cost to buy the race. You may not change this amount, it is determined by the choice of race and conditions you have chosen.

There will be a drop down menu that allows you to decide how many horses can run in the race, from 14 to 20. There will also be three boxes which will allow you to name your race, link it to your website, and include a banner for your race on the "Upcoming Races" link when the race is carded.

Once you have clicked on the "Accept" button, your race will be carded. You cannot make any changes to the race after clicking the button, and the race will not be removed. Be sure to verify the information before accepting the race.

 

My Sponsor

If you have bought a race which is owner restricted, information about that race will be available here when the race is listed under the "upcoming races" link. This will happen only when your race will be run on the nest Saturday. You can request passwords here. For more information about buying races, click on the "Sponsoring Races" link. To bid or sponsor a race, click on the "Bid/Sponsor Online" link.

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