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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 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 9,250) 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. In 2015. the Club won £250,182 in race prize money and there were 9.173 registered Members at 31st December 2015.
  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 2015 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 05/04/17.

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  1. Any tickets issued shall 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. Tickets cannot be returned for a full or partial refund under any circumstances.
  3. Members 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, which must be available for inspection throughout the event. The right to refuse admission to an event 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 the 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 ticket holder's own risk, and no responsibility can be accepted for any accident/injury or loss/damage to property. By attending the event, the ticket holder 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 Members are not permitted to utilise their membership (including through the attendance of any 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 the Elite Racing Club event staff, who will endeavour to rectify any problem.
  12. Elite Racing Club reserves the right to refuse entry, future bookings, eject Members and/or their guests from a venue, for any reason deemed appropriate.
  13. STABLE VISIT TERMS:

  14. Members and their guests are not permitted to bring food and drink within the proximity of horses at anytime.
  15. Refreshments are occasionally available for purchase at some visits, but any food or drink purchased must not be consumed within the proximity of horses. Smoking and/or the consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited at all times at stable visits.
  16. Please note that a Club horse, trainer or stud manager may not be in attendance at a stable or stud visit if there is a racing engagement, or any other reason beyond our control, without prior notice. However, when possible, Elite Racing Club will endeavour to inform attending Members before the event via the Club Events option on the telephone information line.
  17. No children under the age of 14 are permitted to attend a stable visit.
  18. Elite Racing Club reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time, which are the copyright of Elite Racing Club.

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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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Each message received will be charged to your mobile phone at £1 per message. The number of messages sent per week may vary (depending on the number of declarations made), although the average number could be two. Service available to UK registered mobile phones only. No responsibility can be accepted by Elite Racing Club for any non-runners (or other changes in information), errors, omissions, or where a message was not received by you. To unsubscribe at any time, text ERC STOP to 82085. Elite Racing Club Ltd, P O Box 100, DEVIZES, Wiltshire, SN10 4TE. Tel: 01380 811692.

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