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The period of membership shall be a full 12 months from the date this application is processed by Elite Racing Club, irrespective of the chosen payment option.


* Quarterly payments include an admin charge of £10.00 per year split between the four payments.

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Terms & Conditions of Membership

  1. Elite Racing Club Limited (company number 03296044) ("the Club") confers on the Member (for the duration of their membership with the Club) certain benefits associated with the Club's ownership of the horses currently in training plus those in the breeding programme. The benefits are as follows:-
    1. an opportunity to follow every one of the horses owned by the Club;
    2. to share the Club's black and white colours; and
    3. where available, to receive a share in any of the prize money won by the Club's horses in accordance with the terms and conditions herein.
  2. Membership is effective for a full period of 12 months from whatever date the Member joins.
  3. Upon completion of the first 12 months membership period, any Member who decides to renew, will be entitled to a loyalty discount from the full cost of membership.
  4. Prize money won by the horses (see (v) below) during the period of membership is distributed equally amongst the Members (currently approximately 9,100) at the end of the Member’s 12 months membership period and whereas the sum to date (since 1992) has exceeded £2.5million, there can never be any guarantee of any future level of prize money, given that this is dependent on how well the horses perform on the racecourse and the quantity of Members at the point of each race. There were 9.034 registered Members at 31st May 2017.
  5. The sum distributed to Members per specific race is determined by the relative net total paid to the Club by Weatherbys (excluding VAT). The only additional deductions from the total GB race prize fund are all entry/supplement fees and racehorse transport and where the race is outside of Great Britain, the deductions also extend to trainer/jockey/groom expenses. Any BOBIS (British Owners & Breeders Incentive Scheme), or similar, payments made to the Club, above prize money won, will be retained by the Club. In all circumstances the 12 months membership fee is not subject to any additional requests for payment in relation to the keeping and training of the racehorses, no matter what costs the Club may incur.
  6. Membership is primarily an entertainment. It is not an investment opportunity.
  7. If the Member chooses not to renew at the end of the 12 months period, the membership shall expire. There is no commitment to remain a Member after the 12 months period has expired.
  8. The membership fee shall include the provision of a regular magazine (worth £2.95 each x 48 = £141.60). To further enhance the entertainment, additional free publications may also be posted from time to time.
  9. In view of the unpredictable nature of the industry, no specific guarantees can be made in any respect. For example; whilst the intention is to maintain an average of 25 horses in the string (including broodmares, foals, yearlings and older horses in training) and to provide 48 magazines in a 12 months period, there are no specific guarantees. There were 48 magazines in 2016.
  10. Consumer Legislation gives the buyer the right to cancel a new contract they enter into with Elite Racing Club within 14 days of the date it is concluded (agreed). A buyer can cancel their new Membership by returning their membership pack within 14 days of purchase and Elite Racing Club will refund their payment in full.
  11. Hospitality events linked to a race meeting or stable visit, normally involve a 2 or 3 course lunch + facilities. These are normally offered at commercial rates.
  12. Many racecourses offer Elite Racing Club Members discounts, and when offered, are published. Note: year 2016 racecourse discounts averaged a 20% saving, with several hundred meetings included in the scheme.
  13. When the Club has a runner, a telephone information line (NOT premium rate) will endeavour to keep Members up-to-date with trainer information regarding the winning chances of the horse and this information (including that accessed through the website security PIN) must not be conveyed by Members to other people.
  14. All decisions relating to the horses, trainers, administration, and general management, shall be vested in the managers. Where a Member regularly fails to abide by the relevant dress code or acts in a manner which could cause harassment, embarrassment, offence or distress to another person, or warned due to the abuse of alcohol, the offending Member may be instantly barred from attending any future events and may not be able to renew his/her Club Membership. If this is the case, computer software will automatically not permit further activity. The decision of the Managers in such circumstances shall be final and binding.
  15. Flash photography is not permitted at any racing yard.
  16. Membership is for personal use only and cannot be utilised for any commercial purpose.
  17. Additional postage costs are applicable to overseas Members.
  18. Copyright of all published material is the property of the Club. Material submitted by Members (letters to the editor, photographs etc) must be their own work and the full copyright shall pass to the Club. Photographs are not normally returned.
  19. Members must be aged 18 or over.
  20. It is understood by the Member;
    1. Full legal and equitable title to the horses referred to in paragraph (i) above and all such other horses acquired by the Club from time to time remains at all times with the Club
    2. at no time does the Member have a legal or equitable interest in any one or more of the horses referred to above (or any share thereof); and
    3. all rights conferred to the Member by the Club are personal to the Member alone and may not under any circumstances whatsoever be gifted, bequeathed, sold, assigned, leased, form part of a loan, offered or granted as security to any third parties.
  21. The name "Elite Racing Club" and the Club logo, and the names "Soviet Song" and "Penzance" are registered trade marks.
  22. Any person who is banned from entering a racecourse and/or ‘warned off’ by the BHA, cannot be a member of Elite Racing Club.
  23. The copying of substantive sections of the sentences used in these terms and conditions will be deemed an infringement of copyright, (the legal property of Elite Racing Club).
  24. Elite Racing Club reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time. Terms last updated 22/06/17.
  25. Managing Director: Mr. A.J.Hill