Rules

 

Destry’s Free 4 All Rules 2022

1.. DRAW OUTS – Any draw outs must be submitted via email to destryfleming@gmail.com AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY TUESDAY, JUNE 14th, 11:59am CDT. Refund will be 75% of the total entry fees. The processing fee is non-refundable. Stalls and shavings will be refunded at 100%. All draw out refunds will be processed back to the card that was originally used for the entry. There will be NO refunds after this for any reason, so please, don’t even ask and put us in a position to say no.

The online entries will close on Thursday, June 9th at 11:59pm CDT. Late entries with a $25 late fee per person will be taken at the show, if spots are available, and must be received before the last 50 horses run in each session and must be paid in cash or by credit card. Late entries received at the show will run after all pre-entries. A late fee of $25 will apply to any Incentive side pot entered or added after the main entry has been submitted and they must be entered prior to your first run.

2. Horse substitutions must be made in the Show Office no later than 2 hours before your first run with a $25 fee. No horse substitutions will be allowed after your 1st run. NO RIDER SUBSTITUTIONS WILL BE ALLOWED.

3. Contestants may not switch draw positions.

4. Dress Code and Hat rule will be enforced. Dress code is defined at a shirt with a raised collar (it may be long or short sleeve), western hat, and heels down type of boot. Failure to wear full dress code will result in a disqualification. Hat must be on contestant’s head and remain there until contestant enters the competition gate into the alley. Approved safety helmet may be used in place of a hat.

5. Anyone losing their hat during their run will be assessed a $20 hat fine. Fines must be paid when claiming hat. PLEASE Secure your hat, we don’t like collecting this fee any more than you like paying it, but stopping the race to collect a hat, takes time.

6. All reruns will be at the decision of the show management. Any rerun will be on a fresh drag. All decisions of show management are FINAL. Any penalties incurred during the original run will be applied to the rerun. A horse falling during the run will not receive a rerun.

7. Failure to answer 3 gate calls in 60 seconds will result in an Official scratch, no excuses. Horse AND Rider MUST be in the holding pen or staging pen in the drag prior to their run. All contestants must enter the alley from the holding pen area, Contestant will not be allowed to make their run by entering the alley from the warm-up pen side. Once a contestant has entered the competition gate, they must maintain forward motion. Any intentional circling in the alley will result in a no time. Any runs made out of order will be disqualified.

8. A horse/rider combination may enter the race twice. More than one person will be allowed to ride the same horse. (This is a variation of the family rule. We believe it to be fairer and another way of leveling the playing field. This will eliminate the scenario of one family having an incredible horse and allowing multiple family members to ride the same horse without giving others the same opportunity. This rule has been an incredibly hard rule to enforce in the past and this should make things simpler.) The same horse/rider combination may not be entered in the same session twice (unless there are no openings available in another section.) You may enter as many horses as you wish.

9. Contestants will receive a no time for knocking over a barrel or breaking the pattern.

10. Any ties for awards will be handled by a roll of the dice between contestants tied. High number wins. Should all contestants involved in the tie not be present, the ones present will participate and a Free 4 All staff member will roll for the one(s) not present.

11. RACE FORMAT – This is one race ran over a three-day period in which you make 2 runs on the same horse (2nd run is free), but each entry must be in a different session unless there are no openings available in another session. You may choose to not take your free run. Given that this is a limited entry race, and if you don’t enter your second run at the time you enter your first one, we cannot guarantee that run positions will be available should you decided to take advantage of your free entry at a later time. 2nd runs that are added at a later time are subject to the posted late fee if spots are available. In the event a race session has unused entry spaces available but remaining sections are full, the producer reserves the right to make small adjustments to the sessions as needed in order to accommodate contestants’ entry needs.  However, under NO circumstances will the total number of entries exceed the limited number of total entries advertised…. (a total number of 900 entries equaling 1800 runs).

12. OPEN PAYOUT – This is a guaranteed payback race run on a 6-D format with ½ splits: 1-D, fastest time of the race; 2-D, fastest time of the race plus ½ second; 3-D, fastest time of the race plus 1 second; 4-D, fastest time of the race plus 1and 1/2 second, 5-D, fastest time of the race plus two seconds; 6-D, fastest time of the race plus 2 and ½ seconds. If all placings in a division(s) are not filled, remaining placings will not be paid. There will be 15 places paid in each division. Win checks will be available at the conclusion of the show once a contestant fills out a current W-9. Checks not picked up at the show will be mailed once we receive a W-9 approximately 10 business days following the conclusion of the show. For exact payout, see the show flyer

13. Incentive Side Pots will be governed by a 4D format with ½ second splits and a 75% payback split EQUALLYamong each division. Each contestant may add as many as three Incentive side pots with their open entry (one rider age incentive, one horse age incentive and the Big Spender incentive). Times from contestant’s 6-D run will automatically be carried over to the Incentive side pots. Side pot entries will apply to both open 6D runs. A contestant may enter an incentive side pot up to two hours before their 1st run (late fee will apply). If all placings in a division are not filled, remaining placings will be divided proportionally among the other contestants in that division.

14. A PBRIP side pot will be offered in a 4D format with ½ (.5) second splits and an 80% payback to paint horses who are members of the APHA and the PBRIP. This will be split equally among each division. The side pot will have $2500 added to the 4D and another $1000 payable to the top 3 Texas Bred Paint horses and it will be paid out by the APHA association. Owner and rider must be current members of the APHA and PBRIP and there will be entry forms available at the show if you need to join or renew your memberships

15. A negative coggins is required on all horses brought into the facility as well as health papers within 30 days for horses outside of Texas. Please be prepared to show if asked.

16. Contestants MUST check in with the show office before their run should the posted draw note ‘Must See Office’ under the horse name. Anyone not checking in will be disqualified.

17. Show management reserves the right to make decisions on any questions that may not be covered by these rules.

18. Car Rules – Twenty-Seven (27) keys will be awarded to start the cars and will be distributed as follows: The top three placings in each division (D) will receive a key/fob for a chance to start the car. Should there be a tie for 3rdplace in any of the D’s, a roll of the dice will determine which contestant will receive a key (High number wins).

In addition, as ‘wildcards’ there will be a random drawing from each section for a total of five (5) extra chances. If the session is full or sold out, then the drawing will occur during that session, sometime between run 100-150. If the session is not full, then the existing contestants that are entered in that session, prior to that sessions start, will be eligible for the drawing which will be done during that session.*

*NOTE: CONTESTANTS WHOSE NAME IS CALLED FOR A KEY DURING THE SESSION, WILL HAVE TEN (10) MINUTES TO CONTACT A STAFF MEMBER, IN PERSON, TO CLAIM THEIR KEY. ANYONE NOT CLAIMING THEIR KEY WITHIN THE ALLOTTED TIME WILL FORFEIT, AND THE NEXT ELIGIBLE PERSON WILL BE CALLED. THEY WILL THEN HAVE TEN (10) MINUTES TO CLAIM THEIR KEY.

The final four (4) keys will be awarded to the winner of each D of The Big Spender Incentive. Only one key will start the car and the contestant whose key/fob starts or opens the car will win the car. The contestant winning the car will be responsible for all Taxes, Licensing Fees and if required by the dealership, documentation fees. All paperwork and associated fees will be processed through and paid to the automobile dealership and must be taken care of prior to taking possession of the car along with proof of insurance and must be completed within seven (7) business days following the conclusion of the event. In the event that a minor possesses the winning key, a parent or legal guardian must be present with the minor to accept liability of ownership on their behalf. The car winner and all prizes and checks will be in the name of the winning contestant and a W-9 MUST be completed at the show office by the car winner prior to leaving the show.

Management reserves the right to add a 28th key as an additional ‘Wild Card’. Details for this additional key, if added, will be available at the show and on the WinMore Facebook page.

CONTESTANTS WHO WIN A KEY/CHANCE FOR THE CAR MUST APPEAR IN PERSON WITHIN TEN (10) MINUTES FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THE RACE AND MUST BE IN DRESS CODE, TO TRY THEIR KEY. STANDINS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. NO EXCEPTIONS. SHOULD A CONTESTANT NOT APPEAR WITHIN THE ALLOTED TEN (10) MINUTES, THEY WILL FORFEIT THEIR CHANCE AT STARTING THE CAR AND AN ADDITIONAL CONTESTANT MAY OR MAYNOT BE CALLED TO FILL THEIR SPOT. SHOULD ONE BE CALLED, THEY WILL THEN HAVE TEN (10) MINUTES IN WHICH TO APPEAR IN PERSON (IN DRESS CODE) TO CLAIM THEIR KEY.