The most popular event held by LD Events is our corporate and charity race nights.
A Race Night can help with fundraising:
- Every type of Sports Club, Team and Association
- All Charity organisations
- Scouts and Guides Clubs
- Enthusiast Groups
- Schools and PTA’s
- Rotary Clubs, Lyons, Probus & WI
In fact, a race night can be used for absolutely anything!
How Does a Charity Race Night Work
How Much does it cost?
Race Nights start at £300 (no VAT). this includes 8 races, PA, an MC/host, 9th auction race, computerised tote system, pre-sell sheet, poster.
What do you get for your money…?
We will bring all the necessary equipment, projector screen, projector, small PA, music, races, race cards and tote tickets and of course I compère the whole evening.
What do you need to do…?
You will need to supply a prize for each winning owner and/or trainer for each race, and if possible, but not completely necessary 1 or 2 people to run the tote.
How much could we raise…?
On previous nights where we have had an audience of around 80 to 150 people, we have managed to raise between £1000 and £2000, based on the whole pre-sell sheet being sold. We have been known to raise in excess of £5000!
What is the pre-sell sheet…?
(copy attached) Prior to the event, I will send you a sheet to fill in. It shows all 8 runners in all 8 races. You will need to sell as many owners and trainers as you can prior to the event (we can sell the remainder on the night) I normally say, sell these for £2 or £3 each, however, you could sell owners only at £5. Before the event, you could have already raised £320, £256 or £384. On top of that, you can also sell sponsorships at £10 or £20 per race raising a further £80 or £160. This is how you can easily cover my costs.
raised for charity and counting
To get started on your own race night, download the documents below.
Corporate Fun Money Race Nights
Race Nights are perfect for corporate events and team building where something a little bit different is sought after! Some of our corporate clients include Lloyds Bank, Lloyds Register, Best Western Hotel Group, The Conservative Club, Waitrose, Coutts & Co. and Rotary – so you know you are in good hands!
Teams are given a pack with a sheet for each race, a pen and an amount of fun money. Each team member can place a bet on up to two horses in each race. The object is for each team to win as much money as possible to become the victors.
Definition of a Race Night
“Race nights” are events in which participants stake money on the outcome of recorded or virtual races, where the selection is totally dependent on chance, and where no “odds” or “form” are available to assist the selection. As a general principle, “race nights” may only take place at non-commercial events where none of the proceeds from the event itself
Depending on how an event is structured, a “race night” may be operated under either the non-commercial gaming provisions in Part 14 of the Act or as an incidental non-commercial lottery under Part 1 of Schedule 11. In all cases, the prizes may be paid out in cash or in kind.
To qualify as prize gaming under section 299 of the Act, the prizes should be put up in advance, and must not be dependent on the number of players taking part or the amount of money staked. There are, however, no statutory limits on stakes, prizes, participation fees or other charges for this type of non-commercial gaming, which may be an incidental activity or the only or principal purpose of the event.
Equal Chance Gaming
Where the prizes awarded are dependent on the number of players taking part, or on the amount of money staked on a race, the non-commercial equal chance gaming provisions in section 300 of the Act apply. Once again, gaming may be either an incidental activity or the only or principal purpose of the event, provided that none of the proceeds
Where the “race night” is not the only or main purpose of a non-commercial event, it may be possible to operate it as an incidental lottery under Schedule 11 to the Act. In this
A “race night” may also be run as equal chance gaming under the private gaming provisions in Schedule 15 to the Act. Private gaming may only occur in a place to which the public does not have access (e.g. a private dwelling, hostel or hall of residence). No charge may be made for participation in private gaming (and that includes an entrance fee or
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