Super Sunday Showdown - Official Rules
TwinSpires.com $10,000 Super Sunday Showdown Official Contest Rules and Regulations
*** Important Notice ***
An additional Sunday card at Saratoga has been
added on September 4 to replace the cancelled program on Sunday, August 28. See below for details.
TwinSpires.com players will be able to earn shares of a $10,000 prize pool in the "Super Sunday Showdown" contest ("the Contest"). The contest begins Sunday, August 7 and is conducted every following Sunday through August 28. All players who earn shares in the prize pool will also earn one entry per share earned into a VIP Racing Adventure Sweepstakes drawing, to be conducted on or by Wednesday, August 31, 2011.
$10,000 in total cash prizes will be awarded as follows:
Arlington Prize Pool - $3,000: to be divided equally among all players who place a winning $20 Show bet on every race at Arlington Park on Sunday, August 7, 14, 21 or 28. Players may earn a maximum of four (4) shares of the prize pool, one for each day of the contest.
Del Mar Prize Pool - $3,000: to be divided equally among all players who place a winning $20 Show bet on every race at Del Mar on Sunday, August 7, 14, 21 or 28. Players may earn a maximum of four (4) shares of the prize pool, one for each day of the contest.
Saratoga Prize Pool - $3,000: to be divided equally among all players who place a winning $20 Show bet on every race at Saratoga on Sunday, August 7, 14, 21 or 28. Important notice: The Sunday, September 4 card at Saratoga will be eligible for contest play to replace the cancelled program on Sunday, August 28. Players may earn a maximum of four (4) shares of the prize pool, one for each day of the contest.
Bonus Prize Pool - $1,000: to be divided equally among all players who place a winning $20 Show bet on every race at all three contest tracks on the same Sunday, August 7, 14, 21 or 28. Important notice: The Sunday, September 4 card at Saratoga will be eligible for contest play to replace the cancelled program on Sunday, August 28. Players may earn a maximum of four (4) shares of the prize pool.
Cash prizes will be credited to the account of the winner(s) on or by September 9, 2011. Winners may be required to complete and return a W-9 form to claim their prize(s).
VIP Racing Adventure Sweepstakes
For every share a player earns in the contest, s/he will earn one (1) entry into the VIP Racing Adventure Sweepstakes. At the end of contest play, TwinSpires.com will draw one name from the list of total entries to be awarded the VIP Racing Adventure.
VIP Racing Adventure package includes:
- Round-trip airfare for two (2) to all three racing events: The Whitney Stakes, Arlington Million and Pacific Classic.
- Hotel accommodations for two (2) nights at each event.
- A one-time TwinSpires.com credit of $1,000 (total for all three events) that can be used toward local transportation (car rental, cab fare, etc.) to and from the racetrack.
- Admission and reserved seating for two (2) to the following racing events (official dates are tentative depending on the 2012 racing schedule at each track):
- The Whitney Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday, August 4, 2012.
- The Arlington Million at Arlington Park on Saturday, August 11, 2012.
- The Pacific Classic at Del Mar on Sunday, August 26, 2012.
VIP Racing Adventure Sweepstakes drawing to be conducted on or by Wednesday, September 7, 2011. Winner's name shall be posted on the Super Sunday Showdown "Shareholders Board" page of the TwinSpires.com website by Thursday, September 8, 2011.
VIP Racing Adventure Package is non-transferrable. In the event the winner cannot attend one or more of the included racing events, all prizes associated with such events shall be considered forfeited with the exception of the one-time $1,000 TwinSpires.com credit.
HOW TO PLAY
- Play the contest by making at least one (1) winning $20 Show bet on every race on a single card from one our Showdown tracks. The contest is open every Sunday in August and the showdown tracks are Arlington, Del Mar and Saratoga. Important notice: Saratoga's cancelled card on Sunday, August 28 will be replaced by Saratoga's live program on Sunday, September 4. Only racing from Saratoga will be available for contest play on Sunday, September 4.
- Each time you place a winning $20 Show bet on every race on a single card at any of the contest tracks, you will earn one (1) share of that track's $3,000 Prize Pool and one (1) entry into our VIP Racing Adventure Sweepstakes.
- Bonus Prize Pool: Any player who places a winning $20 Show wager on every race at all three contest tracks on the same Sunday will earn one (1) share of a Bonus Prize pool of $1,000. Important notice: For the purposes of qualifying for the Bonus pool, the Sunday, September 4 card at Saratoga will replace the cancelled card on August 28. Any player who places a winning $20 Show bet on every race with Show wagering on Arlington Park and Del Mar on August 28, and Saratoga on September 4, will earn one share of the Bonus Pool.
- Players may earn only one (1) share of each track's Prize Pool, per Sunday, and a maximum of four (4) shares per track during the contest period.
- Players may earn only one (1) share of the Bonus Prize Pool per Sunday and a total of four (4) shares of the Bonus Prize Pool during the contest period.
- In the event a race or races are cancelled at a contest track, a player must have placed a winning $20 Show bet on at least eight (8) races on the card to earn a share of the prize pool and entry into the VIP Racing Adventure Sweepstakes.
- Check the "Shareholders Board" to see who has earned the most shares for each Prize Pool. TwinSpires will update the Shareholders Board by the Tuesday following each Sunday in August.
- VIP Racing Adventure Sweepstakes drawing will be held on or by August 31, 2011. Winner will be announced on the Shareholders Board on or by August 31, 20011.
OFFICIAL CONTEST DATES AND TRACKS
The contest will be held on the following tracks and race dates:
Sunday, August 7 - Arlington Park, Del Mar and Saratoga
Sunday, August 14 - Arlington Park, Del Mar and Saratoga
Sunday, August 21 - Arlington Park, Del Mar and Saratoga
Sunday, August 28 - Arlington Park and Del Mar
Sunday, September 4 - Saratoga
The TwinSpires Super Sunday Showdown (the "Contest") is open to TwinSpires.com registered players only; legal residents of the United States who are at least 18 years or older. The following states have higher age requirements: Alabama (min. age 19), Iowa (min. age 21), New Hampshire (min. age 21), Washington (min. age 21). TwinSpires.com is a free service; sign-up opportunities exist via beta.twinspires.com or by calling 877-SPIRES-1. Employees of Churchill Downs Incorporated and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, their advertising agencies and racing officials and their immediate families are not eligible to participate.
By entering, all participants and/or entrants release Churchill Downs Technology Initiatives Company and its parent company, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective employees, officers, directors, agents and shareholders, from and against all claims and damages arising in connection with each entrant's participation and/or entry in this Promotion and/or their receipt or use of any prize awarded in this Promotion. This promotion is governed by U.S. law and is void where prohibited by law.
METHOD OF ENTRY
The contest is open to all TwinSpires.com customers who have a valid, open TwinSpires.com wagering account. Players with valid TwinSpires.com wagering accounts may automatically enter the contest at any time by placing a $20 Show wager on every live race on a single card at any of the designated contest tracks - Arlington, Del Mar and/or Saratoga - on August 7, 14, 21 and/or 28. Players at Arlington Park, Fair Grounds Race Course and their OTBs are eligible for this contest and can enter by using their TwinSpires.com wagering accounts at their respective facilities.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY/FREE ENTRY METHOD
Players may enter the VIP Racing Adventure Sweepstakes only without wagering by completing a No Purchase Necessary Entry.
ODDS OF WINNING
Odds of winning depend on the amount of entries earned by contest players and the amount of No Purchase Necessary entries received by August 28, 2011.
Churchill Downs Incorporated and TwinSpires.com each reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate, and/or suspend the Contest and to disqualify any individual who tampers with the process, violates these official rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Without limiting the foregoing, Churchill Downs Incorporated and TwinSpires.com may, in its sole discretion, prevent an entrant who has been disqualified, has questionable eligibility, or is otherwise ineligible to receive a prize, from continuing to participate in the Contest.
TwinSpires' decisions with respect to the potential winner and any other matters pertaining to the Promotion shall be final. The potential Winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability and publicity (where permitted), and return same, properly executed, within five (5) days of issuance of prize notification. If TwinSpires is unable to contact the potential winner within five (5) days of the initial attempt to contact, if a potential winner fails to complete and return all requested forms by the specified date or if a potential winner fails to comply with any of the requirements, his/her prize will be forfeited and an alternate prize winner shall be selected. By entering the Promotion, all entrants consent to the use of their name, photograph, likeness, biography, voice and/or video for advertising and promotional purposes, including online announcements, worldwide and without limitation and without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible contest entries.
All costs, taxes, fees, and expenses associated with a prize or the acceptance and use of any element of a prize not specifically addressed above are the sole responsibility of the respective winner. All federal, state, and local taxes on prize are winner's responsibility. Prizes may not be transferred or exchanged.
If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of TwinSpires, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this contest, TwinSpires and its affiliates/agents reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and select winners in a manner, which in the sole judgment of TwinSpires, is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. TwinSpires and its affiliates/agents reserve the right to disqualify any individual who violates these Contest Rules or the associated rules sets referenced. Herein, if anyone tampers with the entry process or engages in any conduct detrimental to TwinSpires, the Contest or any other player (in each case as determined at TwinSpires's sole discretion), to lock out any individual whose eligibility is in question, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Contest at any time. The Released Parties assume no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. None of the Released Parties are in any way responsible or liable for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by TwinSpires on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any associated Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading of any materials in this Contest.
Winners will be notified by e-mail or phone and will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and acceptance of these Official Rules and a publicity/liability release (unless prohibited by law) within ten (10) days following attempted notification. Any prize returned as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. In the event of a dispute about the identity of any player, entries made online will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the TwinSpires account submitted at time of entry. A potential winner will be required to provide proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the TwinSpires account associated with the winning entry.
RULES AND WINNER'S LIST
This contest is subject to these Contest Rules and any other rules set expressly referenced herein. Contest players agree to abide by the terms of these Contest Rules and by the decisions of TwinSpires, which are final on all matters pertaining to this contest.
TwinSpires reserves the right to change these Contest Rules at any time, in its sole discretion. Contest rules may be obtained on the TwinSpires website.
A winners' list will be posted on the TwinSpires website no later than one week after the contest and may also be obtained by sending a SASE to the address below.
The sponsor of the contest is Churchill Down Technology Initiative Co. The address for the purposes of this contest is:
Churchill Downs Technology Initiative Co.
P.O. Box 8510
Lexington, KY 40533-8510
Attn: Nancy Kanaval
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