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Terms & Conditions

  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 Elite Racing Club Limited ownership and Elite Syndicates shareholders ownership of the relevant horses currently in training plus those in the breeding programme. These horses are collectively referred to as the Elite Racing Club string. The benefits are as follows:-
    1. an opportunity to follow every one of the horses in the Elite Racing Club string;
    2. to share the enjoyment of the Club's black and white racing colours; and
    3. where available, to receive a share in any of the prize money won by the horses owned by the company (Elite Racing Club Limited), 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 owned by the company (Elite Racing Club Limited), (see (v) below) during the period of membership is distributed equally amongst the Members (currently approximately 8,500) at the end of the Member’s 12 months membership period, however, 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.
  5. The sum distributed to Elite Racing Club Members per relevant 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 Elite Racing Club Limited 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 copy of the Elite Racing Club Magazine, which is sent to the Member's email address, where registered. And, until further notice, a printed copy of the magazine will be posted to the Member's address, at no extra cost. 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 25 magazines in a 12 months period, there are no specific guarantees. Indeed, some of the bloodstock may be sent to the sales or sold privately at anytime, and if sold, would no longer be associated with the Club.
  9. 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.
  10. Hospitality events linked to a race meeting or stable visit, normally involve a 2 or 3 course lunch + facilities. Such optional offers will be charged at commercial rates.
  11. Some racecourses offer Elite Racing Club Members discounts, and when offered, are published in the Magazine.
  12. 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.
  13. 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, 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.
  14. Members can apply to obtain a racecourse owners' badge when an Elite Racing Club horse runs. If successful, Members may not enter the pre-parade ring area. Note: the pre-parade ring is the area where horses are saddled and then paraded, before they make their way into the paddock area. The quantity of persons permitted to enter the paddock area is controlled by the racecourse and is limited to those persons who have been allocated an 'owners badge' for that particular race only. Persons entering any area of the racecourse on an unauthorised basis may be reported to the Stewards and this could result in a racecourse ban. Where the horse is Elite Syndicates-owned, shareholders will receive one extra entry in the draw for each share held in the relevant horse. Flash photography is not permitted at any racecourse or any yard.
  15. When a horse owned by Elite Racing Club Limited is retired, it will either be sold or gifted, depending on the circumstances. Priority is normally given to Elite Racing Club Members. If any Member wishes to be considered for the gifting or purchase of any particular horse that is being retired, an application needs to be made in writing, specifying the facilities available for keeping the horse and details of the applicant's experience with horses. The premises will need to be checked out and a non-racing agreement signed with the BHA, barring the horse from ever participating in horseracing again.
  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. The benefits of being an Elite Racing Club Member are subject to regular review. Additional benefits may be introduced. Similarly, existing benefits may be withdrawn at any time.
  19. 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.
  20. Members must be aged 18 or over.
  21. It is understood by the Member;
    1. Full legal and equitable title to the horses owned by the company (Elite Racing Club Limited) and all such other horses acquired by the Club from time to time, remains at all times with Elite Racing Club Limited.
    2. at no time does the Member have a legal or equitable interest in any one or more of the horses referred to in (a) above (or any share thereof) save for where the Member is also an Elite Syndicates shareholder in a particular horse; 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.
  22. The name "Elite Racing Club" and the Club logo, and the names "Soviet Song" and "Penzance" are registered trade marks.
  23. Any person who is banned from entering a racecourse and/or ‘warned off’ by the BHA, cannot be a member of Elite Racing Club.
  24. The copying of sections of the sentences used in these terms and conditions will be deemed an infringement of copyright, (the legal property of Elite Racing Club Limited).
  25. Whilst these terms and conditions are comprehensive, and we believe, compliant with fair trading practices prescribed by Consumer Protection Legislation, if you dispute any element of our service, your recourse is to write in the first instance, detailing the nature of your complaint and we will attempt to resolve the issue. Write to; Contracts Department, Elite Racing Club, PO Box 100, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 4TE. Or email: info@eliteracingclub.co.uk
  26. Elite Racing Club is owned by Wentrow Media Ltd, which has processes in place to comply with GDPR. For full information, please refer to the 'Privacy Policy' on our website, or available by request.
  27. Elite Racing Club reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time. Terms last updated 16/02/21.

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    GENERAL EVENT TERMS

  1. Any tickets/booking confirmations issued remain the property of Elite Racing Club at all times and are subject to these Terms and Conditions.
  2. You may not re-sell or transfer a ticket/booking confirmation; they cannot be returned for a full or partial refund under any circumstances.
  3. Owners should call the Elite Racing Club information line before setting off for any event. If Elite Racing Club is aware in advance of any last-minute changes to schedule etc., this will be recorded on the information line.
  4. Admission to any event will only be granted on production of a valid ticket/booking confirmation, which must be available for inspection throughout the event. The right to refuse admission is reserved by Elite Racing Club and/or the event venue, who may take health and safety, environmental and security concerns into account at their reasonable discretion and may carry out security searches. No refunds will be offered to customers who are refused entry or ejected from a venue for any reason.
  5. Belongings must not be left unattended. Vehicles and their contents are left entirely at the risk of their owners.
  6. Events are subject to cancellation at short notice. Elite Racing Club shall not be responsible if any event is affected by weather, obstructions or any reason beyond its control. Elite Racing Club, and/or the event venue, reserves the right to abandon or cancel the event without notice and without being liable to pay compensation other than, at its sole discretion, up to a maximum of the event ticket price. Any refund offered may be subject to an administration fee.
  7. Elite Racing Club, and/or the event venue, reserves the right to make changes to the event details advertised without prior notice.
  8. Attending any event is at the client's own risk, and no responsibility can be accepted for any accident/injury or loss/damage to property. By attending the event, the client gives Elite Racing Club and/or the event venue their consent to use their image or likeness in any live or recorded video display, photo/picture, publicity material or website.
  9. Elite Racing Club clients are not permitted to utilise their shareholding (including through the attendance of any Elite Racing Club event) for any commercial purpose.
  10. Ownership or possession of a ticket does not confer any rights (by implication or otherwise) for the ticket holder to use, alter, copy, or otherwise deal with any of the symbols, trademarks, logos and/or intellectual property appearing on the ticket.
  11. Should there be an issue with your enjoyment of an event, please bring this to the immediate attention of Elite Racing Club event staff, who will endeavour to rectify any problem.
  12. Elite Racing Club reserves the right to refuse entry or any future bookings and eject visitors and/or their guests from a venue, for any reason deemed appropriate.
  13. To enhance your enjoyment of the visit, please feel free to ask questions and take photographs of the horses, and please observe the following points:

  14. Please do not smoke at any time.
  15. Please do not touch or feed the horses as they may bite and/or could risk the spread of infection.
  16. Dogs are not permitted at the visit (including in vehicles).
  17. If taking photographs, please ensure your flash is switched off as this can startle the horses.
  18. If you have an umbrella, please do not open, close or move it anywhere near the horses.
  19. Please drive slowly (5mph). Pedestrians are all around the site. Parking is in a field. Dedicated parking should be available for disabled visitors.
  20. Please bring suitable footwear for walking in fields that can be wet/rough/muddy/uneven and on a gradient.
  21. As the visit is outdoors, please dress and prepare for the forecast weather.
  22. Please do not enter stable buildings unless instructed to do so by a member of staff.
  23. Please be mindful that there may be electric fencing around parts of the farm.
  24. No children under the age of 14 are permitted to attend.
  25. Please maintain a one-metre distance between yourself and the paddock fencing or stable doors at all times.
  26. Please be aware that filming and photography may occur throughout an event, for public viewing later.
  27. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone without giving reason.
  28. Please remember to consult a map or traffic advice updates to check your route or any diversions on the day.
  29. In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, please also follow these points at all times:

  30. Please use hand sanitisers where provided.
  31. Only one person/household bubble is permitted into the mobile toilets at any one time.
  32. Please sanitise your hands before you enter the mobile toilet and as you exit.
  33. Please put on a face cover before entering any barn.
  34. Please maintain a two-metre distance between yourself and people from other households at all times.
  35. Please do not touch gates, doors or any surfaces unless it is unavoidable.
  36. Please remember not to greet people with a handshake or physical contact of any kind. Nobody will think you are being rude.
  37. Although outdoors, please feel free to wear face coverings and/or gloves if you wish to.
  38. Are you showing symptoms of Covid-19?

  39. If you have any symptoms (however minor), or have had any symptoms of Covid-19 in the 14 days prior to an event, or have come into contact with anyone with a suspected/confirmed case in the 14 days prior to an event, you must NOT attend. Please do let us know in the first instance. If anyone becomes unwell at the event with a new continuous cough or high temperature, they will be asked to leave, and advised to follow Government guidance.

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The discounts on racecourse admission that appear on this page are for one purchase per Member on production of a current Elite Racing Club membership card. Please note that dress codes may vary from racecourse to racecourse, and between enclosures within racecourses. Please refer to your Members' Handbook for general dress guidelines. It is advisable to take a print out of this page when seeking a discount, in order to draw reference to the contact name. Please note that the directions for travel routes are only intended as a guide and if in any doubt, please consult a map before travelling. Please remember to retain the discount brochure for future use in 2011, subject to the conditions specified. Elite Racing Club takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions or for any offer withdrawn or modified by any racecourse at any time or with no prior notice.

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